I finally watched the Clerks 3 trailer and I’m into it
After so much sci-fi and so many MCU blockbusters I think I’m ready for some low key heartfelt nostalgia
In the mood for something talkie in general actually, a Clerks, Singles, maybe an Empire Records at a push but its a bit more uptempo. Open for recommendations if you’ve got ‘em. Ideally on Netflix or D+
I definitely into it. Clerks II wasn't bad at all imo. I partook in a Q&A with Brian O'Halloran at a comic con a few years back where he was less than sure III would happen, as Jeff Anderson couldn't be convinced. Amazing what can happen when you need cash. He was also a grumpy egotist but turned the charm on when the mic was on.
I think Jeff has, largely, seen it as just a thing he did with a friend when he was younger. Fairly sure he has a business in Jersey. Brian seems like the dickhead in the group who is annoyed he never quite made it into "real" films.
There were parts of it I really enjoyed, there were parts of it that did nothing for me, and there were parts where I wanted to reach through the screen and give Brian O'Halloran a hug because his performance was just devastating.
I had speculated that there might be some attention called to Rosario Dawson playing Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian, but since that didn't happen for reasons*, the fact that Randall spent a good portion of a scene describing the plot of The Mandalorian to Amy Sedaris' doctor character was just as meta given that she's in it as Tatooine Mechanic Lady.
I didn't really enjoy the way they handled Elias this time. I suppose the constant costume changes did distract from the fact that Trevor Fehrman somehow now looks as old as Anderson and O'Halloran.
*Becky getting fridged for the advancement of Dante's arc not only does a disservice to the character, but also manages to rob Clerks II of its feel good factor happy ending. How am I supposed to watch that now without knowing she dies literally five minutes after the credits rolled?
What Kevin has been up to recently and it's a bit different than usual. I wish him all the best and I recognise some aspects of his experience myself. Stick around to the end for a humorous comparison from someone he met.
If you have a lot of love for Clerks and feelings about ageing and friendship I think there’s a lot to get out if Clerks 3. Its a top half of the league table KS film for me.
I’m not sure what it would offer someone who isn’t already in with the series but then I have no objectivity about the film because the friend who introduced me to Mallrats at secondary school died of a heart attack two weeks before I saw it so I was a mess when I had it on.
mikeck: I've missed reading the inane comments in the shoutbox, should log in using desktop more often
Feb 8, 2024 9:20:16 GMT
hedben: By the way, I did actually make that dish. I was making fried onions for with a hot dog, and I mixed them with some leftover Christmas cheese that had chives and onions in it. Guess it was an onionion dog.
Feb 8, 2024 12:06:09 GMT
Bill in the rain: One of the things on my bucket list for the past 20+ years has been to try a blooming onion. Never found one though.
Feb 8, 2024 13:59:47 GMT