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Good news: AMC's new original series Showville premieres this Thu., May 23 at 9/8c. More good news: Talent coaches Alec Mapa and Lisette Bustamante will be live-tweeing during both the East and West Coast broadcasts. To get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the quirky performers you'll see on the show, follow Alec on Twitter at @AlecMapa and follow Lisette on Twitter @LisettesLife. Not on Twitter? Not a problem. You can read Alec and Lisette's Twitter feeds on their Showville cast pages.
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 300.
300: Rise of an Empire (2013) is the sequel, starring Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro.
300 won Saturn Awards for Best Director and Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film.
Director Zack Snyder started work on 300 before he even made his first movie, Dawn of the Dead (2004).
Lena Headey and Dominic West were friends before this movie. Headey jokes, "He's insane, so that helps."
British actor Dominic West is a Roman General in Centurion (2010).
Gerard Butler went on to star in Coriolanus (2011) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
Earlier this year, did you spend Thursday nights watching AMC's Comic Book Men and surrounded by your superhero memorabilia? Or maybe you just have a passion for comics and pop-culture that rivals that of Kevin Smith and his Secret Stash staff? Either way, here's a chance to achieve fan-boy fame by appearing on AMC's Comic Book Men as a guest seller or shopper. To apply, fill out the easy-to-follow Comic Book Men casting application online. Please note: All applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Looking forward to this Thursday's premiere of AMC's Showville? Then you're likely eager for the latest on the show's quirky talent, too. What's the best way to keep up-to-date on this small town talent show? Sign up for the AMC Newsletter. That's how. You'll get interviews with that episode's winner plus a video of the corresponding performance. You'll also get news on other AMC series such as Small Town Security, Mad Men and The Killing. Don't waste another minute...
Showville premieres Thursday at 9/8c on AMC.
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 The Scorpion King.
The Scorpion King (2002) is a prequel to The Mummy Returns. It's set 5,000 years earlier. The movie tells the origin story of the Scorpion King -- a character in The Mummy Returns.
The movie spawned two straight-to-DVD sequels with different actors playing Mathayus.
The Rock was nominated for Favorite Male Butt Kicker at the Kids' Choice Awards for this movie.
The Scorpion King was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film.
AMC's upcoming Showville focuses on quirky contestants in small town talent shows yet what about the towns themselves? Want to learn more about locations like Mount Airy, North Carolina or Walla Walla, Washington or Hugo, Oklahoma? Now you can check out all eight stops made in AMC's new original series with this photo gallery of postcards.
This week, Entertainment Tonight takes a look at Showville's poster, while the headline of the Chicago Reader's Small Town Security review describes the show as "really good." Plus, TheWrap highlights one of Showville's contestants. Read on for more:
• Entertainment Tonight presents an exclusive first look at Showville's new poster, calling the show "a celebration of performing."
• The Chicago Reader thinks Small Town Security is "claustrophobic, visually repellent and really good."
• "AMC is bringing Hollywood to small town America," TheWrap says of Showville, offering a sneak peek at a promo that features an aspiring dancer, Midge.
When AMC's small town competition series Showville premieres on Thursday, you'll see a handful of residents of Holland, Michigan get the chance of a lifetime: national exposure and local renown (plus $10,000). Now with AMC's Got Talent? #Showville Video Sweepstakes, you too have a chance to be in the spotlight.
AMC wants to see your talent whether you're a ballet dancer, a gymnast, a puppeteer, a celebrity impersonator, a juggler, a bird caller, a contortionist or... You get the idea. Select participants will be featured on AMC's official website as well as Showville's Facebook page and Twitter account. Better yet, Showville talent coaches Alec Mapa and Lisette Bustamante will pick favorite videos for helpful coaching tips (and online praise).
Got Talent? Submit your six-second video using Twitter's Vine application. Once you've made your video, upload it to Twitter with #Showville. Need inspiration? Check out this video of a woman who does duck calls or this guy who does weird eye rolls.
Next week, AMC's Golden Note Sweepstakes is giving you even more opportunities to win $500 in cash. When you watch AMC's Story Notes versions of your favorite movies, you'll also be invited to enter the Golden Note sweepstakes. Just look out for that night's code word, head over to amcgoldennote.com, fill out the sweepstakes entry form then hope for the best. (No purchase necessary.) Tune in Mon., May 20 for The Scorpion King, Tue., May 21 for 300 and Wed., May 22 for As Good as it Gets for three chances to win. All movies begin at 8/7c. Entry periods end at 6/5c the following morning.
Next Thursday night at 9/8c, the quirky, small town talent of AMC's new original series Showville finally arrives. Looking for ways to keep yourself busy until the big night? Here are six suggestions:
1. Watch Showville videos: Three sneak peek videos of upcoming Showville performers, plus three on-air trailers for the series.
3. View photos: Sneak peeks from the Showville premiere, plus a gallery of promo shots spotlighting some quirky talent.
6. Sign up for the AMC Weekly newsletter for the latest updates on Showville and other AMC programming.
Showville premieres this Thu., May. 23 at 9/8c.