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Why Kevin Smith Gets It

Posted in Ramble On with tags , , on July 18, 2011 by The Hieb

I have grown up watching Kevin Smith movies, never in the theaters only on DVD, and enjoying the bulk of them. Recently Kevin Smith started a podcasting empire that drew me in even more so than the movies. With his latest movie Redstate Kevin Smith decided to forgo the traditional rout of distribution and taken just about everything into his own hands. In the process the “traditional media” have claimed he has lost his mind, yet each step of the way Smiths experiment has proven otherwise. Recently on one of his many podcasts (plus one) Kevin Smith announced the next step of his release which will include a Video On Demand deal with Lionsgate. Link to ┬áHis Words. This is where I get excited.

The last movie I saw in the theater was Avatar in 3D. I went with my brother in the last weeks of its showing mainly because of the advanced 3D and my brother was shipping off to boot camp later that month. Before Avatar I can’t remember the last movie I went to the theater to see, excluding pixar movies that I have taken my sons to.

Going to the theater is not my idea of a good time. The price of admission is always on the rise, the concessions are outrageously priced, you always end up sitting next to some idiot that talks through the movie, and honestly what has Hollywood done lately that I need to go to the theater to see? I have Netflix, I can wait.

Up until today, yes I’m a few weeks late on the news thats what happens when your podcast playlist is four days long, I was expecting Redstate to be the last movie I went to the theater to see. I have enjoyed Kevin Smith for free for the last couple years via the podcasting so the least I could do is go support him in the theater. Now I don’t have to go through all that hassle, I can rent Redstate this Labor Day through iTunes and watch it the way I watch all my movies. Kudos to you Kevin Smith!

To all the other distributers: Take note, this is the future.

So Says The Hieb