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Rest in Peace, Mr. Mallrats...

(10) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 12:05 PM

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In this picture above, from the set of Mallrats -- the guy in glasses on my right? The guy who kinda looks like my beardless Dad (and kinda was)? That's the producer Jim Jacks.

20 years ago, Jim Jacks saw Clerks...

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California's Economy Improving, But It Could Mean Bad News For Unemployed

(8) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 12:40 PM

California's economy is on a steady rebound, with a rapidly improving housing market, more construction jobs and increased international trade.

But if you've been out of work for a long time, this might not equate to good news.

That's because the state's long-term unemployed will likely be ineligible to receive...

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LA Concert Venues: Why Prices Are So High & What Closure Of Gibson Amphitheatre Means

(26) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 12:45 PM

The closure of the Gibson Amphitheatre will leave a hole in Southern California's concert scene, but one local promoter says there are plenty of other venues to pick up the slack.

And if ticket prices for the Rolling Stones' Los Angeles-area shows are any indication, fans are more than willing...

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Los Angeles Gas Prices Are Lower During Travel Season But Expected To Rise Again In 2013

(11) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 1:48 PM

Southland motorists have welcomed steadily falling gasoline prices in recent weeks after being hammered by record highs in early October.

The relief arrived in time for holiday travelers who have already hit the road for Las Vegas, San Francisco and other locales. And it appears the lower prices will hang...

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Teaching Jay How To Be Jay

(2) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 4:49 PM

For years, Mewes would crack me up with his weird observations and impromptu comedic sketches. Even though the dude never did the high school plays or showed any interest in theater or acting, I'd constantly commend him with "Someone should put you in a movie, man."

One day, I decided...

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Portrait of the (f)Artist as a Young Man

(20) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 11:09 AM

My most cherished responsibility as a bona fide indie filmmaker is to let everyone know the shot is always worth taking. It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential return is immeasurable. A song will cheer your mood. A movie will let you escape. A podcast will make...

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New Beverly

(27) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 5:53 PM

Eons ago, I saw Slacker and it made me think I could be a filmmaker. I've spent the last 20 years telling audiences THEY could be the same.

I started my career with a flick that made people feel like THEY could make a flick too. Nearly two decades later,...

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Slow Grooves

(7) Comments | Posted June 27, 2011 | 12:35 PM

My life will always boil down to two eras: B.C. and A.D. B.C. stands for, of course, Before Clerks - when I was just a fat guy, not The Fat Guy Who Made CLERKS. A.D. marks After Dante - the existence I've led since Miramax bought my first flick back...

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Sweating to the Oldies

(111) Comments | Posted June 17, 2011 | 1:17 PM

I have a vague recollection of the introduction of the word "oldies' as a descriptive for radio pop music that was over 20 years old. Back east in Jersey as a kid in the '70s, any time you went for a ride in a car with a non-predatory adult, chances...

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Teach Me How To Mewesy

(3) Comments | Posted June 7, 2011 | 4:43 PM

This is Mewes back with my second attempt at writing a Blog and my second successful hijacking of Smith's computer.

Back when we were shooting JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, I'd go clubbing in LA with some guys from our movie crew. Right away I was subjected to the...

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Join the GARMY!

(4) Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 4:52 PM

For years since the family moved to Los Angeles, I'd visit the Kevin & Bean Morning Show on the World Famous KROQ to plug stuff or simply sit in for an hour. The highlight for me was always the Showbiz Beat -- a beat "walked" (on the airwaves) by comedian...

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Mewes Sleeps With One Eye Open

(18) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 9:04 PM

Hello this is the Kevin Smith BLOG, NOOTCH...
Jay Mewes here to talk about something thing that is so so troubling to me. Little girl going from teenager to adult. This means ELMO => SHAVING LEGS... Next is Dating, oh no what a nightmare! Harley Quinn means the...

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Jay & Silent Bob Grow the F*ck Up

(77) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 12:05 PM

A little over a year ago, Jason Mewes was a one-way trip to Shitsville, courtesy of his old Lex Luthor: drugs. Sure, Mewes had danced with Mr. Brownstone & friends before and come out the victor -- but that was when he was single. It's much easier to fuck up...

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