Filmmaker Kevin Smith was on "Opie & Anthony" yesterday and, in a bit of inspired radio, they got ABC's Good Morning, America film reviewer Joel Siegel on the horn about Siegel having not only walked out of a press previewer screening of Clerks II but apparently making an ass out of himself doing it. Even after Siegel apologized, Opie, Anthony & Smith kept piling it on about the critic's lack of professionalism. Remember in Glengarry Glen Ross when Jack Lemmon, who upon accidentally implicating himself in a theft at his office, is being so torn to shreads by Kevin Spacey that Lemmon whimpers something about his ill daughter (which is met by a "Fuck you!" from Spacey)? That's how Siegel sounded when he brought up his previous battle with cancer as his tormenters were teeing off on him.
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Not that we'd excuse what Siegel did, but it is interesting that Smith would call out someone for being unprofessional at a screening given the way he acted toward Weekly film reviewer Scott Foundas.