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Zack and Miri NC-17?

06.20.2008

MTV recently caught up with Seth Rogen on the set of OBSERVE AND REPORT (don't worry JoBlo fans - we were there too and expect a full report soon...) and got him to dish a little on Kevin Smith's next, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO. As you might expect, it seems like they're having a bit of trouble with the MPAA. Sez Rogen: "It's a really filthy movie. I hear they are having some problems getting an R rating from an NC-17 rating, which is never good." No that would not be good unless of course you're talking about free publicity, which in that case, it's pretty good. Rogen laughingly called the MPAA "dicks" and questions why "HOSTEL is fine, with people gouging their eyes out" but ZACK AND MIRI's love story is too much for them. The news should be no surprise to Smith who originally received NC-17 ratings for both CLERKS films. It's unclear if Smith and The Weinstein Co. will simply lobby the MPAA to change their mind or will need to make some substantive cuts to the film. Either way, Rogen has a solution: "It's my mission to sue the MPAA and take them down," though he sheepishly admitted, "I don't know how to go about doing that..."

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Extra Tidbit: Smith once directed "Star Wars" toy commercials for Hasbro.
Source: MTV

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10:43PM on 07/01/2008

Not a chance

Kev has pretty much made it clear that whether through cuts or just convincing the MPAA otherwise it will be R. NC-17 is box office suicide and at the end of the day its the Weinsteins' money on the line.
Kev has pretty much made it clear that whether through cuts or just convincing the MPAA otherwise it will be R. NC-17 is box office suicide and at the end of the day its the Weinsteins' money on the line.
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12:42AM on 06/23/2008

Haha...you said "interweb"...

you're so old, Crimson, lol. But you're still cool.

But The Weinsteins and Smith will probably bow down to the MPAA as usual. Not much choice they have...
you're so old, Crimson, lol. But you're still cool.

But The Weinsteins and Smith will probably bow down to the MPAA as usual. Not much choice they have...
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4:29PM on 06/21/2008

R for Clerks 2

Clerks 2 got an R rating it's first pass with the mpaa
Clerks 2 got an R rating it's first pass with the mpaa
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7:31PM on 06/20/2008

I totally agree...

...with SkyNet. Theaters need to stop being pussies and just show NC-17 movies. Hell, put out 2 versions in theaters and let the audience decide.

Additionally the NC-17 rating should no longer have the stigma attached to it that it once had now that there is an 'Unrated' version of almost any hard comedy, action, or horror movie that hits the DVD shelves. This isn't the '60s and '70s, most kids have access to almost anything in their own homes now with the interweb.

Oh yeah, and Fuck
...with SkyNet. Theaters need to stop being pussies and just show NC-17 movies. Hell, put out 2 versions in theaters and let the audience decide.

Additionally the NC-17 rating should no longer have the stigma attached to it that it once had now that there is an 'Unrated' version of almost any hard comedy, action, or horror movie that hits the DVD shelves. This isn't the '60s and '70s, most kids have access to almost anything in their own homes now with the interweb.

Oh yeah, and Fuck the MPAA in their tight puckered prudish asses.
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7:26PM on 06/20/2008
The MPAA just has sand in it's collective vagina. Just give it an R rating w/out taking out any of the good stuff. I agree with the Hostel comment too. I think those movies just get by because generally speaking, we're a nation of sadists.
The MPAA just has sand in it's collective vagina. Just give it an R rating w/out taking out any of the good stuff. I agree with the Hostel comment too. I think those movies just get by because generally speaking, we're a nation of sadists.
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4:25PM on 06/20/2008
What the fuck. No. I hate the MPAA. let the move be R with out cuts. The rating system is flawed.

Film is art, and let people decide what they want to see for themselves.
What the fuck. No. I hate the MPAA. let the move be R with out cuts. The rating system is flawed.

Film is art, and let people decide what they want to see for themselves.
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4:14PM on 06/20/2008
Acutally, Clerks II got by no prob...Jay and Silent Bob had to get some cuts according to the MPAA...the CLIT speech for example went on a bit more.

This is total bullshit...if it's dialogue, then that should never happen...words are words. If it's nudity, I mean c'mon...they show dicks all the time and vagina's too...in some cases with babies coming out!
Acutally, Clerks II got by no prob...Jay and Silent Bob had to get some cuts according to the MPAA...the CLIT speech for example went on a bit more.

This is total bullshit...if it's dialogue, then that should never happen...words are words. If it's nudity, I mean c'mon...they show dicks all the time and vagina's too...in some cases with babies coming out!
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2:06PM on 06/20/2008
I say kevin smith should just make 2 movies. One for a classic r rating and one of them a dirty, nasty, slutty, bury ur head in shame if ur discovered watching it, over the top NC-17 porn fest. That way kevin smith can see exactly just how sucessful it could be if he did indeed decide to jump ship from hollywood and get into the porn biz.
I say kevin smith should just make 2 movies. One for a classic r rating and one of them a dirty, nasty, slutty, bury ur head in shame if ur discovered watching it, over the top NC-17 porn fest. That way kevin smith can see exactly just how sucessful it could be if he did indeed decide to jump ship from hollywood and get into the porn biz.
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1:37PM on 06/20/2008
It's Kevin Smith so whatever rating it gets, it's probably going to be trash.
It's Kevin Smith so whatever rating it gets, it's probably going to be trash.
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1:24PM on 06/20/2008

Sue the fufck out of em

You might be able to sue them for infringing on your freedom of speech. That technically gives you the right to say anything you want within a public place, even if you are talking about sex or just cussing a lot, children around or not. That is as long as the films problem is due to language and not nudity. Of course if you take down the MPAA on freedom of speech then you destroy the music business Parental Advisory since music is nothing but speech. Although the music business deal is more
You might be able to sue them for infringing on your freedom of speech. That technically gives you the right to say anything you want within a public place, even if you are talking about sex or just cussing a lot, children around or not. That is as long as the films problem is due to language and not nudity. Of course if you take down the MPAA on freedom of speech then you destroy the music business Parental Advisory since music is nothing but speech. Although the music business deal is more of a warning than anything. It is up to the stores to enforce the restriction. Anyway I would love for this movie just to keep NC-17 rating. If anything we'll get the uncut version on DVD so FUCK YOU MPAA. The Documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated should be a must see for every film fan. If you have not seen it go rent it now, hell buy it if you have to and then spread the word.
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11:33AM on 06/20/2008
well... lets see... dude got away with a fuckin DOnkey Show in Clerks 2!! I think they are just going to lobby the MPAA for an R rating... fuck the MPAA... Theaters need to not be pussies and start letting NC17 movies play mainstream... cuz this way we wouldnt have stupid ass parents bringing their fucking 2-3 year olds to these R rated flicks where Rambo guts and blows everyones heads off!

R rated movies should be 18 and above, thats all.. no one else can get in
well... lets see... dude got away with a fuckin DOnkey Show in Clerks 2!! I think they are just going to lobby the MPAA for an R rating... fuck the MPAA... Theaters need to not be pussies and start letting NC17 movies play mainstream... cuz this way we wouldnt have stupid ass parents bringing their fucking 2-3 year olds to these R rated flicks where Rambo guts and blows everyones heads off!

R rated movies should be 18 and above, thats all.. no one else can get in
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11:12AM on 06/20/2008
Ummmm, it would be incredibly horrible for a film like this to get an NC-17. Most theaters and movie chains ( such as Kerasotes and AMC) shun away from those ratings and refuse to play them in their theaters. No money will be made, even if there are hundreds of thousands of Kevin Smith fans. So before you guys start saying, "Who cares! Let it be NC-17!" You should try to think through Smith's shoes and seeing how he's going to be making any type of revenue from this. NC-17's are usually D.O.A.
Ummmm, it would be incredibly horrible for a film like this to get an NC-17. Most theaters and movie chains ( such as Kerasotes and AMC) shun away from those ratings and refuse to play them in their theaters. No money will be made, even if there are hundreds of thousands of Kevin Smith fans. So before you guys start saying, "Who cares! Let it be NC-17!" You should try to think through Smith's shoes and seeing how he's going to be making any type of revenue from this. NC-17's are usually D.O.A.
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11:00AM on 06/20/2008

Who cares

If the movie is gonna be NC-17, let it be. It's going to be great no matter what, and most of Smith's fan base is going to be able to see it,depending if the theaters want to play an NC-17 flick.
If the movie is gonna be NC-17, let it be. It's going to be great no matter what, and most of Smith's fan base is going to be able to see it,depending if the theaters want to play an NC-17 flick.
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9:48AM on 06/20/2008
Leave the NC17 Rating have Elizabeth Banks walk around the entire movie naked.Sell it on dvd. ID BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!
Leave the NC17 Rating have Elizabeth Banks walk around the entire movie naked.Sell it on dvd. ID BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!
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7:58AM on 06/20/2008

Please...

....tell me that Elizabeth Banks does some hot stuff in this movie. PLEASE!
....tell me that Elizabeth Banks does some hot stuff in this movie. PLEASE!
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