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I’ve been a huge fan of Kevin Smith ever since I first rented a VHS copy of Mallrats from the since closed Hollywood Video. It was then that I finally took the advice of my issues of Premiere Magazine and rented Clerks. I then forced everyone that I knew to watch Clerks. So it’s only natural that I devote an entire Netflix post to Smith’s work.

Click the film titles to be taken directly to the film on Netflix.

Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under (2012)
down under

I have not had a chance to check this special out yet but it’s a Kevin Smith special with Jason Mewes (ah), I don’t think you can go wrong with that. It was filmed in Sydney, Australia.

Comic Book Men (2012 Seasons 1-2)
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I haven’t had cable in a few years so I had not heard of this series. It’s basically AMC’s geekier version of Pawn Stars. I didn’t think I’d be into it. I’ve never been a fan of comic books. It’s not like I never tried reading them, but they just aren’t my thing. I enjoy comic book films and the characters’ stories though.

I’m very happy that I decided to give this a chance as I love it. I can’t help marathoning the episodes. I’m a flea market/yard sale/ebayer, who used to collect action figures so it’s actually a great fit for me. Each episode recaps something interesting that took place at Kevin Smith’s comic book store in Jersey, Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. The guys who work in the store discuss these events with Kevin on every ep, so yes he’s always on the show. Plus you get appearances from other View Askew actors such as Jason Mewes and Brian O’Halloran.

Red State (2011)
red state

Red State has nothing to do with the View Askew universe. After Cop Out, Smith went in yet another direction with this movie. This horror/thriller is very unique, so much so that I don’t like to give too much away about the plot. It starts out with a group of teen guys (including the yummy Kyle Gallner) talking sex at school. It soon turns into a very creepy horror flick involving religion. The movie costars Michael Angarano, Anna Gunn, Stephen Root, Kevin Pollak, Marc Blucas and John Goodman.

Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell (2011)
burn in hell

If you want to know more about the above movie, Red State, then check out this Kevin Smith appearance.

Kevin Smith: Too Fat For 40 (2010)
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This particular Smith special includes many interesting stories about Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out and weed, among other issues. It was filmed in Jersey.

4.3.2.1 (2010)
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Smith plays the character of Big Larry in this movie. The plot of this British crime thriller involves four female friends and diamond thieves.

Phineas and Ferb (2010)
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Smith made an appearance on an episode of this childrens’ animated series about two stepbrothers during their summer vacation. Smith portrays Clive Addison, a special effects guru. This episode also included an appearance by Seth MacFarlane.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
miri mewes

I can’t even explain how much I love this movie. Wait, yes I can, just go check this out. Though not a part of the Jersey trilogy this is, to me, a classic Kevin Smith film. It’s an awesome, filthy comedy about down on their luck characters. Plus it’s set in Pittsburgh (I’m from Southwestern PA). It stars one of my favorite actors, Seth Rogen, and Elizabeth Banks as best friends who decide to make a porno together since they are in desperate need of money. It includes so many other awesome actors as well, such as Jason Mewes, Craig Robinson and Justin Long.

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
rated

If you are a movie buff then you probably have some questions about how the movie ratings system operates. It has a lot to due with dollars. Find out more in this documentary.

Small Town Gay Bar (2006)
gay bar

Kevin Smith was an executive producer of this documentary about “The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.” (via IMDB.com). I haven’t seen this but Kevin mentions how he got involved in this project during his Burn in Hell special.

Comic Book: The Movie (2004)
comic book the movie

Mark Hamill stars in this comedy about “The relationship between Hollywood and comic book culture is lambasted in this mockumentary as a beloved heroic character is rung through the studio system.” (via IMDB.com). This isn’t really up my alley but I plan on trying to give it a go one day.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
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“What the fuck is the internet?”-Jay
Jay and Silent Bob is the most in your face, self referential of the View Askewniverse flicks. Jay and Silent Bob get caught up in a diamond heist/animal theft while trying stop Miramax from making a movie. The movie is based on the comic Bluntman and Chronic (from Chasing Amy) who were based on Jay and Silent Bob. Basically everyone from the past Jersey flicks is in this and often play multiple characters and/or themselves.

Donnie Darko (2001)
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Kevin Smith is credited with a special thanks credit on this movie. He is also included on the DVD commentary. I’m not actually a big Donnie Darko fan. It was interesting but it’s just not a favorite of mine. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a teen having Doomsday visions.

Scream 3
scream 3

Scream 3 is definitely not the best Scream movie in the series. Serial killer survival Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) visits Hollywood since they are making her story into a movie. Smith appears as Silent Bob on a Hollywood backlot in a cameo role.

Law & Order (2000)

I’m not at all interested in this crime drama show. However Smith did appear in the 17th episode of season 10 from 2000 entitled, “Black, White and Blue” as “Tony’s Wife’s Nephew”. The plot of this particular episode involves racial issues and the police.

Chasing Amy (1997)
amy

I haven’t watched Chasing Amy as much as Smith’s other movies because it’s more serious. It’s still awesome, of course. Ben Affleck and Jason Lee play comic book creators who meet Amy (Joey Lauren Adams). She becomes involved with Affleck’s character even though she had previously identified as a lesbian.

Good Will Hunting (1997)
will hunting

Smith was a co-executive producer on this movie that helped launch his friend Ben Affleck’s career. Matt Damon stars as a janitor who’s actually a genius at math. This touching Gus Van Sant flick deals with classism and love.

Clerks (1994)
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Ah, Clerks, the movie that started it all. This hilarious, dialogue heavy comedy is about two friends who work at adjoining convenience and video stores. It’s set during a typical day as a clerk, based heavily on Smith’s own young life. Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) and Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson) were so popular that not only was there later a cartoon version, Clerks: The Animated Series but also, eventually, Clerks 2, which is so fuckin’ funny. Plus Kevin Smith has announced plans to make a Clerks 3 in the future, woot!

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Recently the newest designer collaboration for Target hit shelves, 3.1 Phillip Lim. I’m not going to act like I’m in the know on this line. I simply am not. However after reading others’ blogs on the subject I had to peruse the pieces for myself. There were quite a few that caught my eye online. Luckily for me my small town rarely completely sells out of anything edgy, which means that by the time I strolled in today I was still able to check out many of the items in person.

Our local Target had both the animal print dress and skirt, which were my favorite online picks, so I knew I had to try them on. On impulse I also tried on a tiger tee and a floral dress. There were also thin, somewhat dressy tanks, sequin applique tops, shells and sweaters available, none of which interested me. The black bags in both medium and large sizes were on display as well. I like them but I bought myself a nice bag a few months ago and it’s still in excellent condition. Plus they were a bit pricey for something that don’t scream ME. For instance, my current bag has pops of hot pink throughout.

To give you an idea of sizing I typically wear a size 10-12 pant, 38C bra and a large in Junior’s (which of course varies by brand and if a line is actually Misses instead).

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Knit Dress  in Animal Print $29.99

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Knit Dress in Animal Print

This dress has been in my online cart since I first saw it but I was not taken with it IRL. I did not realize that it had a very prominent ruching down one side of it. I don’t find this flattering to my body. I tried it on in a large, which fit, I would say that it’s true to size. It is 57% cotton, 38% rayon and 5% spandex. I think it looks better on me in the photos than in real life but I would not have been comfortable wearing it. I fp think that it’s at a great price point of $29.99.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Men's Cotton Jersey Tiger Graphic Tee $19.99, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Silky Skirt in Animal Print $29.99

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Men’s Cotton Jersey Tiger Graphic Tee $19.99, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Silky Skirt in Animal Print $29.99

Yes, I do like these random pieces styled together. (You can’t tell from the above photos but the print of the skirt actually features a beautiful blue around the spots, not black, as it seems).

I’m a shirt addict so when I saw this tee I had to try it on. I later found out that it’s part of the men’s collection, which makes perfect sense because as I was trying it on I though, “awesome, this is super comfy and flattering like a men’s tee”. It’s just a black tee with a graphic print so it shouldn’t be anything special but once I had it on I had to have it. It’s soft (100% cotton) and fun. There was only one of these in my store, a size medium. This is typically the size men’s graphic tee that I buy when I want a flattering but somewhat looser fit. I can tell that I definitely could have worn this in a small as well.

The skirt? Well the leopard print seems to pop so much better on it than on the dress. I’m guessing that this is due to the fabric (polyester). They only had this skirt in a 4, 8 and 14. So I tried on the 14. I found it true to size. If I had a choice I would have went with it in a 12, the size I often wear bottoms in. As you can see in the photo where I have the tee pulled up, this skirt is high waisted, which I’m not crazy about as someone with a low waist to hip ratio (i.e. I often feel like I have no waist). Although the skirt feels like it’s made well the particular one that I had in my hand already had a loose thread (just putting that out there). Due to the waist, the fact that I don’t often wear skirts and I’m trying to save money I eventually passed on this skirt. Okay, I did have it in my cart while shopping for other essentials in the store but I finally, regretfully put it back. This skirt also comes in a navy blue but I’m all about the animal print.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Shirt Dress in Floral Print $39.99

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Shirt Dress in Floral Print $39.99

I saw one of these dresses hanging on the rack and impulsively decided to try it on. It didn’t really seem like my style but I thought, why not? It turns out that on the hanger it’s not visually interesting while on your body, it’s exactly the opposite. Unfortunately this was only left in an XL. It definitely fits true to size so I would need a large in this. It was too loose in the waist. If you can find this in your size snap it up quickly. The asymmetrical skirt combined with the shirt dress front and an Asian floral print is so unique. It’s 63% cotton, 33% nylon and 4% spandex. The detailed construction and extraordinary style make it worth the $39.99 price tag. I kind of wish I would have bought it anyway and just added a belt.

Phillip Lim for Target
Phillip Lim for Target by missemmamm featuring a brown knit dress

You can shop what’s left of the Phillip Lim for Target line on Target’s official site, here.

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As you’re most likely aware, I adore James Deen. That’s why my first post for Toy With Me Tuesday is this photo I took earlier this year when I received his Doc Johnson dildo. Yes, I do love this toy, although it is quite big.

deen dildo

Toy with me Tuesday

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Yes, Xtina is flippin hot in the latest issue of Maxim but more importantly, what is she wearing? As a curvy bleach blonde I would love to replicate that look. So check out her October 2013 spread below with links to the actual styles and similar styles that you can buy today.

P.S. I love that Maxim always provides this info!

SEXY MENSWEAR

Kiki de Montparnasse girlfriend shirt, La Perla update multi purpose bra, American Apparel panties

Kiki de Montparnasse girlfriend shirt, La Perla update multi purpose bra, American Apparel panties

ag chair

Sexy Menswear

Sexy Menswear by missemmamm on Polyvore

SHREDDED SWIMWEAR

Red Carter swimsuit

Red Carter swimsuit


SEQUIN SPREAD

Agent Provocateur bra, panties, garter and shrug, Christian Louboutin heels

Agent Provocateur bra, panties, garter and shrug, Christian Louboutin heels


STRAPPY

Agent Provocatuer lingerie

Agent Provocatuer lingerie

Aguilera Strappy

Aguilera Strappy by missemmamm featuring a demi cup bra

Demi cup bra
agentprovocateur.com

Panty
agentprovocateur.com

Agent Provocateur Jet Thong
agentprovocateur.com

RED HOT

Kiki de Montparnasse dress

Kiki de Montparnasse dress


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How sexy is this strapless satin present dress from Frederick’s of Hollywood?

RETRO SWEETHEART
retro collage

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At the beginning of the year I was having a tough time. That usually calls for a drastic makeover. So yes, as I previously mentioned, I had my sister dye my hair red for me. Enjoy these photos of me slutting it up as I headed out to my favorite bar. Then check out where to buy your own over the top pieces. Of course the lipstick is Countessa Flourescent from Lime Crime.

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top-Dots, Coquette Wet Look skirt, textured tights-Target, Abbey Dawn Rock On leopard boots-JustFab, Countessa Flourescent opaque lipstick-Lime Crime, pendant-Dots, red stone bracelet-gift

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Can you tell I’d been drinking for hours? Okay, yeah, ya can.

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