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Live from Sundance 2011: Day 4

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Images -- political and otherwise -- often have only the most tenuous relationship with reality. As it happened, that idea was a significant factor in several of the films I saw at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

'Indie 2.0?' Kevin Smith Auctions Off 'Red State' Distribution Rights To.. Himself

nytimes.com | BROOKS BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PARK CITY, Utah-- It's Kevin Smith's circus. We're just clowns in it. Or is it the other way around? The Sundance hype for Mr. Smith's latest movie, ...

Kevin Smith REJECTS Hollywood

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah -- Kevin Smith has premiered his latest movie at the Sundance Film Festival and sold it to the highest bidder - himself, for $20. S...

Live From Sundance 2011: Day 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

On Thursday, the opening day of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, my actual Sundance day began and ended with the opening night screening of Susan Rost...

Melissa Leo -- She's a Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

She's been a working actor for almost 30 years - having dropped out of Purchase College of the State University of New York to take a role on All My C...

WATCH: Trailer For Kevin Smith's Fred Phelps-Based Religious Horror Film 'Red State'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This isn't your older brother's Kevin Smith. The New Jersey indie filmmaker, made famous for his slacker comedy cult classics 'Clerks' and 'Mallrats,...

Kevin Smith Gets Into ANOTHER Airline Fight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Earlier this year Southwest removed Kevin Smith from a flight for being too fat to fly, and now the director has taken to his blog to air his anger wi...

NFL Week 8 - Tweet Dreams (Trick or Tweet!)

Scott Swanay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Scott Swanay

Hypothetical tweets from real NFL figures! @TonyGonzalez88 Roddy White is like Ozzy Osbourne - it's impossible to cover him. #atleastroddyscoherent...

Unrated Horror Film Hatchet 2 Pulled From Theaters; Does The MPAA Have Too Much Power?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

When writer / director's Adam Green's debut feature Hatchet opened in theaters in 2006, the experience was both a dream come true...and a nightmare. G...

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Launches Star-Studded Celebrity eBay Auction

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

2010-09-20-Screenshot20100920at10.24.46AM.pngI founded ASF with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.

A Plea to Kevin Smith: Fatty, Accept Thyself

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

Every time he says that he's trying to lose weight, it's a win for them. Every time he says he's not "that big," it's a win for them.

Cop Out: The Title Says It All

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

It was rumored Cop Out was going to be an unusual cop comedy, but that plan was scrapped. What ended up on screen is anything but edgy. Like the movie title, Smith just copped out.

Flying Fat

Michael Kimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kimmel

I think that overweight people receive a special opprobrium, because we regard their obesity as a moral failing. We're a culture that doesn't like any visible sign of appetite.

"Up in the Air" Overweight! Then Chances Are You Need Two Seats On Southwest Airlines! What Are Your Chances of Landing a High Paying Job?

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi Recently the headlines were filled with the story about movie director, Kevin Smith, who directed "Cop Out". He was asked to l...

Huff Post Review: Cop Out is DOA

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cop Out affects such a generic, mid-80s feel that you keep waiting for the wink. You keep watching, expecting that, at any moment, director Kevin Smith is going to tip his hand.

Kevin Smith 'Fat, And In Trouble,' Says Sun-Times 'Fat Nag'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It might be too late, but it's certainly not too little: ten days after the Kevin Smith/Southwest Airlines kerfuffle, the Chicago Sun-Times's "Fat Nag...

Kevin Smith & the Gift Of Honesty

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Instead of complaining about his treatment, Kevin Smith should be thanking those flight attendants and that pilot for a moment of honesty that he was probably sorely in need of.

Kevin Smith v. Southwest Airlines : Getting The Real Skinny

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Kevin Smith knew he'd get hammered when he went public with this. He went ahead and did it anyway. God bless him for it.

Fly The Skinny Skies

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Garver

The other day actor-director Kevin Smith was removed from his seat on a plane and forced to leave. The reason: he was too fat, or as the airlines say, "He was a person of size."

12 New Southwest Airlines Rules

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

First, they kicked Courtney Love off a plane, and I did not complain because I was not a smoker. Then they kicked Ivana Trump off a plane, and I did ...

Why Nobody* Should Be Kicked Off An Airplane

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

No matter your weight, mental capacity or even air-sickness propensity -- as long as you keep your hands to yourself, you can sit next to me.

Kevin Smith's Southwest Assault means for the future of PR

CNET News | Caroline McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Caroline McCarthy writes that Kevin Smith's response to being kicked off of a Southwest flight because he was "foo fat," "may be the best example we'v...

Kevin Smith: Too Fat to Fly?

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ruth Fowler

It's a symptom of the complete absurdity of political correctness to send out a message that to be grossly obese is OK. It's not. It's not OK to be anorexic, and it's not OK to be enormously obese.

Kevin Smith Challenges Southwest: Bring Airline Seat To Daily Show And I'll Sit In It

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kevin Smith continues to insist he is NOT too fat to fly Southwest Air. The airline removed him from a flight Saturday after deeming him a safety risk...

Kevin Smith, Too Fat to Fly? Weightism or Safety Risk?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Susan Albers

The question that seems unanswered by the news releases and blogs is whether this is a case of a real security risk, disrupting passenger comfort or a case of weightism?