Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Men in Black.
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith reunited with director Barry Sonnenfeld for two sequels, in 2002 and 2012.
Rick Baker and David LeRoy Anderson won an Oscar for Best Makeup for Men in Black. It was Baker’s fifth Academy Award.
Will Smith recorded his hit single “Men in Black” for the movie. He won a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance for the song.
Men in Black was nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction.
AMC announced today that it renewed its original Western drama Hell on Wheels for an expanded fourth season. For its third season, Hell on Wheels was moved to Saturday – a day that AMC has traditionally devoted to classic Western films and television shows – and the show attracted a larger audience than it had in its second season on Sunday nights. In its third season, Hell on Wheels delivered an average audience of 3.3 million viewers, live and with three days of time shifting.
“John Wirth and his team on both sides of the camera delivered a remarkable third season and Hell On Wheels fans responded. We are so proud of this show and congratulate everyone who has contributed to its success,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “AMC has served passionate Western fans for three decades, so it is particularly gratifying to see these viewers capping off their Saturdays with an original Western on what has historically been a tough night of the week for television. Our commitment to the genre is unwavering and we look forward to continuing to super-serve this audience with an expanded fourth season of Hell on Wheels.”
The season four renewal is for 13 episodes, following 10 hours in each of its first three seasons. Hell on Wheels will return to AMC next summer.
Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Exit Wounds.
The film features a 1995 Lamborghini VT Diablo Roadster. Only 200 were produced.
DMX was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Male Performance for Exit Wounds.
Anthony Anderson got his start on the Saturday morning TV show Hang Time (1996-1997).
Bill Duke also kicks butt in Commando (1985).
Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Out for Justice.
Gino (Steven Seagal) drives a Chevrolet Caprice, a popular police car in the ’80s and ’90s.
Dominic Chianese (Mr. Madano) received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor on The Sopranos.
Seagal’s trademark ponytail wasn’t a conscious choice. He just never bothered to cut his hair.
Mad Men: Season Six is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Four-time Primetime Emmy winner for Outstanding Drama Series and winner of three consecutive Golden Globes, Mad Men, created by Matthew Weiner, explores the glamorous and ego-driven “Golden Age” of advertising in the late 1960s New York City. Don Draper (Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm) and the rest of the award-winning cast continue to captivate as they deal with the aftereffects of adultery, divorce, a merger, and an ever changing social climate. The 3-disc Blu-ray and 4-disc DVD sets also contain featurettes examining the time period and culture of the Mad Men era.
Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Above the Law.
Above the Law (1988) was Steven Seagal’s first movie. With it, he became Hollywood’s hottest action star.
Seagal was never drafted in the Vietnam War – he was living in Japan studying martial arts.
Before this, Seagal was a movie fight choreographer with his own martial arts school in L.A. He taught Michael Ovitz, the man who founded CAA, the biggest talent agency of the ’80s. Ovitz thought Seagal could be a big star and organized the launch of his movie career.
Seagal has said that when he was younger, he was recruited to do undercover missions for the CIA. He claimed he saw the agency deal drugs to fund covert operations.
AMC announced that it has greenlit a new unscripted series, King of Arms, a look inside the raw and highly competitive world of American arm wrestling. The series hails from Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik, Emmy Award-winning producers of Deadliest Catch, and Dan Ilani, a partner in Undertow Films, their recently-formed company. King of Arms will follow the members of five arm wrestling clubs, and their friends and families, as they hit the road and wager their rent money, reputations and even their relationships in pursuit of victory. The 10-episode, one-hour series will premiere in the first quarter of next year, timed to the second half of the fourth season of The Walking Dead.
The network also announced that it was renewing its unique and acclaimed series Small Town Security for a third season. Small Town Security will air with the previously announced second season of Freakshow in the second quarter of 2014.
Kevin Smith, star of AMC’s Comic Book Men, talks about what fans can look forward to in Season 3 and has some advice on playing Batman for his friend Ben Affleck.
Q: What can fans look forward to during Season 3 of Comic Book Men?
A: This season, we actually delve deeper into the fabric of the comic books and pop culture of our past. We’re a show that specializes in reminiscing about comics, toys, things that we played with as kids and that a lot of the audience used to play with as well. So we started bringing in some cast: Lou Ferrigno shows up. Nichelle Nichols, Uhura from Star Trek, shows up. Then we reached into the present and grabbed Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, who work on the current Batman book. We also started putting in more stuff that we talk about — for instance, we talk about George Perez a lot, and we said, “Let’s just bring George Perez on the show.” I don’t know any other shows that are shining a light on one of the world’s greatest comic book artists, so we could be that show.
Q: Do you think being on a TV show has changed any of the guys at all?
A: They’re still the same guys. I think that stems from the fact that Walter doesn’t want to do the show — not in a way where he’s like, “I hate this,” but he’s not a guy who’s like, “I want to be on TV!” He had to be dragged into it, and every season he still has to be dragged into it. He does it more for the “I’m going to do it for you” kind of thing. So a guy who doesn’t want to be there to begin with, he can’t ever lose his head. Bryan Johnson, God love him, is one of the funniest people in the world I’ve ever known, but he has such low self-esteem. There’s no way he could ever be like, “I’m f*cking king of this sh*t.” So he, too, has not lost it. Mike is such a good-natured guy, he’d never lose it. The only one you have to look out for is Ming — as soon as the notion of the show was introduced, he’s like, “Can I be on it?” His eyes lit up like Christmas. But even he is very much the same guy.
Q: In the Season 3 premiere, you hire Lou Ferrigno to help Bryan get into shape. Have you worked out with Lou since you made Bryan your guinea pig?
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Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Angels & Demons.
Angels & Demons (2009) is the sequel to the hugely successful The Da Vinci Code (2006). Both movies are based on bestselling novels by Dan Brown.
The movie is set after the events of The Da Vinci Code, but the Angels & Demons book was written first. Because The Da Vinci Code book sold more copies, that movie was made first.
In The Da Vinci Code, Langdon suffered from claustrophobia. He was “cured” in that movie by a character laying hands on him during an armored car escape.
Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Shooter.
In 2010, Mark Wahlberg visited the troops in Afghanistan as part of a USO tour.
In his Marky Mark days, Wahlberg was the face of Calvin Klein underwear, often performing onstage in just that.
Kate Mara might not like the Eagles jacket that Mark Walhberg’s character wears in the movie. Her family owns the New York Giants.
Mark Wahlberg has played a character from every branch of the military except the Coast Guard.
Mark Wahlberg was Glamour‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” two years in a row (2012-2013).
Rade Sherbedgia started as an actor in the former Yugoslavia before he was forced to flee in 1992.