Last week, two DVDs showed up from Netflix. Because of the speed at which we've recently gone through movies, there are a number of old items in our queue, and the two DVDs I pulled out were "An evening with Kevin Smith", part I and part II.

Kevin Smith, of course, being the irreverant filmmaker who bought us movies such as Clerks, Mall Rats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma.

I'm a big fan, but, since Kevin plays the character "Silent Bob" ("Mostly silent but occaisionally insightful Bob" would be a little closer to the truth) in his movies, I didn't quite know what to expect. Something like "Inside the Actor's Studio" seemed likely, and my wife and I settled down to watch.

What we got was the highlights of Kevin fielding audience questions at a number of university appearances. I knew that Kevin was a gifted storyteller, but he is able to do the same thing on stage.

These DVDs are hugely entertaining. If you're a Kevin Smith fan, you should definitely see them.