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Kevin Smith's now two-part Hit Somebody gets new titles, a script and a promised release date

08.26.2011

Kevin Smith's decision to split his upcoming hockey film HIT SOMEBODY in half seems like a rather odd move, but one that his fans will likely be fine with, as I doubt they'll complain about having to shell out double. Smith's movies rarely put up big numbers at the box office, so perhaps this new strategy will actually pay off.

With two films come two titles, and now Smith has revealed them (via Twitter, where else?). He's calling the first one HIT SOMEBODY: HOME and the second, you guessed it, HIT SOMEBODY: AWAY. The first film chronicles the bruiser's rise to prominence, and the second his professional career.

Smith also says the first film is written, and during the credits of RED STATE, it's promised we'd see HIT SOMEBODY in 2012. Smith has been known to work fast, so it's feasible he could have both done by that time.

How far apart would he release them? I can't imagine him waiting months and months like HARRY POTTER or KILL BILL, but I guess we'll see.

RED STATE's wide release is approaching, and I continue to hear nothing but good things about it. I wonder how many Fox News stories will air about it when it premieres?

Extra Tidbit: Favorite Smith movie besides CLERKS?
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3:39PM on 08/27/2011
"Zack and Miri make a Porno" is my fave...running in second would be Dogma but its a distant second...Dont really plan on watching a two-parter about hockey though. Love hockey, but 4 total hours of it as a movie just seems boring...
"Zack and Miri make a Porno" is my fave...running in second would be Dogma but its a distant second...Dont really plan on watching a two-parter about hockey though. Love hockey, but 4 total hours of it as a movie just seems boring...
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10:12AM on 08/27/2011
Two movies ?
People probably won't even see the first one. Imagine the second one.

I'm Canadian, I love hockey and I have no intention of seeing a Kevin Smith hockey flick. I can smell it sucking already.
Two movies ?
People probably won't even see the first one. Imagine the second one.

I'm Canadian, I love hockey and I have no intention of seeing a Kevin Smith hockey flick. I can smell it sucking already.
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12:11AM on 08/27/2011

gotta give it to him though.

the dude does do very different movies. Love him hate him you gotta give him credit. I like him. I can't wait to see red state :)
the dude does do very different movies. Love him hate him you gotta give him credit. I like him. I can't wait to see red state :)
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11:51PM on 08/26/2011
Clerks is overrated.
Clerks is overrated.
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3:32AM on 08/27/2011
So did you just see the circle-jerk of Kevin Smith love here and decide "I'm gonna leave this there, and they aren't going to say SHIT"? Because was your incite really worth the five seconds it must have taken to post? I mean damn my butt hurts.
So did you just see the circle-jerk of Kevin Smith love here and decide "I'm gonna leave this there, and they aren't going to say SHIT"? Because was your incite really worth the five seconds it must have taken to post? I mean damn my butt hurts.
11:10PM on 08/26/2011
I am quite excited for this film.

Extra tidbit - "Red State". It's bloody fantastic!
I am quite excited for this film.

Extra tidbit - "Red State". It's bloody fantastic!
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10:18PM on 08/26/2011
This sounds great. This is like his second most close to home subject next to Clerks so this should be really damn good.
This sounds great. This is like his second most close to home subject next to Clerks so this should be really damn good.
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9:53PM on 08/26/2011
Chasing Amy, great film.
Chasing Amy, great film.
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8:32PM on 08/26/2011

Fav Kevin Smith movie???

I would have to say Cop Out. Yeah, totally f-in kidding. I've come to enjoy Chasing Amy over the years, but it's still a toss-up between Dogma(and I'm an atheist), Mall-Rats and Clerks 2(you never get a sequel that comes close to the original). After viewing the Red State trailer, I have high hopes for the film. I've never disliked a View Askew film, and I hope that when all is said and done, I never do. Bring it on Kevin. Go out with a f-in bang.
I would have to say Cop Out. Yeah, totally f-in kidding. I've come to enjoy Chasing Amy over the years, but it's still a toss-up between Dogma(and I'm an atheist), Mall-Rats and Clerks 2(you never get a sequel that comes close to the original). After viewing the Red State trailer, I have high hopes for the film. I've never disliked a View Askew film, and I hope that when all is said and done, I never do. Bring it on Kevin. Go out with a f-in bang.
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8:01PM on 08/26/2011

two movies

i'm glad there's a split because i actually enjoy all smiths films.
as for the ET my fave has to be jersey girl.
i'm glad there's a split because i actually enjoy all smiths films.
as for the ET my fave has to be jersey girl.
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6:24PM on 08/26/2011
Anybody remember that Kevin Smith video a while back where he said he wanted to film in Detroit!? I really hope we get some actual hockey players in this movie, an homage if you will to the sport.
Anybody remember that Kevin Smith video a while back where he said he wanted to film in Detroit!? I really hope we get some actual hockey players in this movie, an homage if you will to the sport.
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5:30PM on 08/26/2011

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Dogma, but not as favorite after Clerks, but favorite in general. Followed by Zack and Miri.
Dogma, but not as favorite after Clerks, but favorite in general. Followed by Zack and Miri.
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5:26PM on 08/26/2011

Chasing Amy

Clerks 2 is also quite undervalued.
Clerks 2 is also quite undervalued.
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4:43PM on 08/26/2011

Mall Rats

the rant on children sitting on escalators, is now what i call bad parenting myself
the rant on children sitting on escalators, is now what i call bad parenting myself
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4:20PM on 08/26/2011
Jersey Girl!! haha just kidding no id say my favorite Smith film besides Clerks would have to be Zack and Miri make a Porno because it is fucking hysterical!
Jersey Girl!! haha just kidding no id say my favorite Smith film besides Clerks would have to be Zack and Miri make a Porno because it is fucking hysterical!
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4:05PM on 08/26/2011

What's going on here?

I'm a Smith fan, and I'm surprised there's not ONE negative comment here. It seems lately with any Smith news, it's all bashing. Where are the haters at?

Despite his slight douchey antics lately, I WILL be seeing this. I LOVE the titles, very cool and fitting.

I really hope Smith goes out with a bang and these get him some Oscar nods. Even if he doesn't win anything, it would be nice for him to get nominated before he goes out (if these ARE truly his last films before he retires from
I'm a Smith fan, and I'm surprised there's not ONE negative comment here. It seems lately with any Smith news, it's all bashing. Where are the haters at?

Despite his slight douchey antics lately, I WILL be seeing this. I LOVE the titles, very cool and fitting.

I really hope Smith goes out with a bang and these get him some Oscar nods. Even if he doesn't win anything, it would be nice for him to get nominated before he goes out (if these ARE truly his last films before he retires from directing).

My favorite movie is Chasing Amy, then Clerks, then Mallrats, then Clerks 2, then Jay and Silent Bob, then Zack and Miri. I think Red State will be in the top 3 though once I see it.
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6:28PM on 08/26/2011
i too was shocked at the 20 green comments
i too was shocked at the 20 green comments
3:42PM on 08/26/2011
Clerks is not even in my top 3 Kevin Smith films. My fave is Mallrats cos it is hilarious, closely followed by Chasing Amy. I love the guy's film. Really psyched for Red State.
Clerks is not even in my top 3 Kevin Smith films. My fave is Mallrats cos it is hilarious, closely followed by Chasing Amy. I love the guy's film. Really psyched for Red State.
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3:32PM on 08/26/2011

extra tidbit

Hands down Chasing Amy
Hands down Chasing Amy
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3:28PM on 08/26/2011

Tidbit: Chasing Amy

Joey Lauren Adams is deeply affecting in her weighty emotional scenes, a performance that will stick with me forever. I'm a huge Smith fan and daily Smodcast follower, despite his infamous over-sensitivity towards critics. I'm looking forward to two films as opposed to one, especially if he claims them to be his last (but knowing him, he'll hopefully return to film in some capacity down the line).
Joey Lauren Adams is deeply affecting in her weighty emotional scenes, a performance that will stick with me forever. I'm a huge Smith fan and daily Smodcast follower, despite his infamous over-sensitivity towards critics. I'm looking forward to two films as opposed to one, especially if he claims them to be his last (but knowing him, he'll hopefully return to film in some capacity down the line).
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3:19PM on 08/26/2011

My favorite Smith movie

Definitely Chasing Amy. The screenplay is his most mature to date and his deepest, while staying really funny (especially the sex scars scene, my favorite Kevin Smith scene ever). Plus, the performances by both Lee and Affleck are rather excellent.
Definitely Chasing Amy. The screenplay is his most mature to date and his deepest, while staying really funny (especially the sex scars scene, my favorite Kevin Smith scene ever). Plus, the performances by both Lee and Affleck are rather excellent.
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3:09PM on 08/26/2011

Sounds good

I'm down for a split film from Kevin Smith. Excited to see how much heart and drama this has.
Favorite flick of his is Clerks 2. Is that blasphemous? Had me rolling.
I'm down for a split film from Kevin Smith. Excited to see how much heart and drama this has.
Favorite flick of his is Clerks 2. Is that blasphemous? Had me rolling.
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2:43PM on 08/26/2011

Dogma

Is my favourite and RED STATE is his most ambitious work to date.
Is my favourite and RED STATE is his most ambitious work to date.
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2:09PM on 08/26/2011

I do like the titles. But...

I REALLY feel it should just be a 3 hour movie if it needs to be long. I mean the Blues Brothers' first script was 324 pages, and they honed that fucker down to 2 hours 13 mins.
I REALLY feel it should just be a 3 hour movie if it needs to be long. I mean the Blues Brothers' first script was 324 pages, and they honed that fucker down to 2 hours 13 mins.
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4:01PM on 08/26/2011
That's the issue he has though. He doesn't want to cut anything out. He wants the full story out there and studios aren't big about releasing 3 hour movies because rarely do people wanna sit that long in this country. I started falling asleep during Benjamin Button. Good movie, but I've only seen it once, versus seeing Kill Bill one and two multiple times.
That's the issue he has though. He doesn't want to cut anything out. He wants the full story out there and studios aren't big about releasing 3 hour movies because rarely do people wanna sit that long in this country. I started falling asleep during Benjamin Button. Good movie, but I've only seen it once, versus seeing Kill Bill one and two multiple times.
2:04PM on 08/26/2011

RE: tidbit

Mallrats...funny as hell!
Mallrats...funny as hell!
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2:00PM on 08/26/2011

re: tidbit

Dogma
Dogma
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1:50PM on 08/26/2011
When has Smith ever been known to work fast? I went to college, stopped reading comics, got a job and got back into comics and Smith still hasn't even finished Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target.
When has Smith ever been known to work fast? I went to college, stopped reading comics, got a job and got back into comics and Smith still hasn't even finished Daredevil/Bullseye: The Target.
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1:54PM on 08/26/2011
yeah his comic career does not mirror his film career, thats for sure. I think he abandoned some Black Cat mini as well.
yeah his comic career does not mirror his film career, thats for sure. I think he abandoned some Black Cat mini as well.
2:05PM on 08/26/2011
I did wind up seeing Red State within 6 months of the start of shooting.
I did wind up seeing Red State within 6 months of the start of shooting.
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1:29PM on 08/26/2011
Extra Tidbit = Dogma
Extra Tidbit = Dogma
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