Today the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild awards and AMC has garnered five nominations. Breaking Bad received nods for outstanding performances in the television drama category for Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston, the ensemble cast and the stunt team, while The Walking Dead nabbed a nod for stunt team, as well.
The cast of Breaking Bad‘s competition includes PBS’s Downton Abbey, Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.
Bryan Cranston faces off with Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi, The Newsroom’s Jeff Daniels, Game of Throne’s Peter Dinklage and House of Cards’ Kevin Spacey. Anna Gunn, for her part, is up against Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith, Homeland’s Claire Danes, American Horror Story: Coven’s Jessica Lange and Scandal’s Kerry Washington. Dead share their second nomination and some tough competition: Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.
In the stunt category, both Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead are in the running. Also nominated are Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.
The SAG Awards will be held on Sat., Jan. 18.
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 Home Alone.
Director Chris Columbus has gone on to direct many kids’ movies, including the first two Harry Potter movies. John Hughes said Columbus gave Home Alone “an element of magic… a great sense of fantasy.”
Joe Pesci said Harry believes people should stay home during the holidays to be with their families. Daniel Stern said Marv thinks, “They’re a bunch of rich fat cats and we’re gonna rip ‘em off!”
When David Ratray was asked what happened to Buzz later in life, he said he probably went to prison.
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 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is the 1992 follow-up to the holiday classic Home Alone (1990). Director Chris Columbus, writer/producer John Hughes, and most of the cast returned for the sequel.
Writer John Hughes and director Chris Columbus wanted the plot to be similar to Home Alone. Hughes: “We felt we owed something to the kids who had seen [Home Alone] several times.”
In Home Alone 2, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) watches Angels with Even Filthier Souls – not a real movie. It’s the “sequel” to Angels with Filthy Souls, the fake movie Kevin watched in Home Alone.
In Home Alone, the McCallisters also watch It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – in French.
This week, Ming Chen, talking to 411mania, calls Stan Lee the planet’s “coolest human being,” while issues of Cryptozoic Man enjoy rising bids on eBay after last week’s Comic Book Men. Plus, Den of Geek and Hypable previewed the mid-season finale. Read on for more:
• Ming Chen talks to 411mania about Comic Book Men and meeting Stan Lee, “bar none, the coolest human being on the planet.”
• Bleeding Cool reports that eBay bids for issues of Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson’s Cryptozoic Man comic are going “insane” after being plugged on Comic Book Men’s mid-season finale.
• Den of Geek and Hypable offered preview photos from the mid-season finale, which takes place at Baltimore Comic Con.
Q: You started off as a customer at the Stash. What made you decide to start working there?
A: I was asked by Walt. This was when the store was in a different place, a much smaller location. Walt was really the only one working there. They ended up moving to the bigger store they’re currently in now. Walt only had one or two days off a month, so he was looking for somebody to help out, and he happened to ask me. He turned his best customer into an employee.
Q: You’re also a collector of rare toys. What’s the rarest item you own?
A: That’s tough, I’ve got a bunch of them. But one is an odd Indiana Jones — it’s not an old toy, it’s just not common. Back in the day, it was about a $7,000 figure. It was an import, so it was strictly limited to overseas. It was really a Japanese figure. There were only about 3,000 made, but they were never really sold in the United States, so that’s what makes it so rare.
Q: When did you start collecting and why?
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In the Season 3 Mid-Season Finale of Comic Book Men, the Secret Stash guys traveled to Baltimore to launch their comic book, Cryptozoic Man, at Baltimore Comic-Con. Droves of fans lined up to get a copy (which featured a special cover created exclusively for the Baltimore Con) signed by Walt, Bryan, Mike and Ming. Curious what all the fuss is about? You can now read the first six pages of Cryptozoic Man Issue 1 for free on amc.com. Plus, check out the variant cover, as well as some of Walt’s pencil art for the comic.
Comic Book Men star and Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash manager Walt Flanagan talks about creating the Cryptozoic Man comic book and meeting fans at Baltimore Comic-Con.
Q: What inspired the creation of the Cryptozoic Man character?
A: I was always interested in real-world monsters, ones that have a history of sightings. These aren’t creatures of literature, these are creatures that are based on people’s accounts of seeing them. No one has been able to prove that they don’t exist, but no one has been able to prove that they do exist either. I once picked up this old Plastic Man cartoon from the ’80s in a dollar store. In one of the episodes, there was this villain who turned into half-man, half-Bigfoot, and I just fell in love with that. So I thought I’d take that concept one step further and add these other creatures in — we’ll make him one quarter man, and the rest made up of all these creatures.
Q: Have you ever had a creature sighting?
A: No, not as of yet. I mean, I’d love to, it’s cool and spooky. But I’m definitely a non-believer.
Q: What was it like going through the creative process for Cryptozoic Man with the guys from the Stash?
A: It was a lot of fun. It wasn’t like anything we’d done before. It was cool to throw stuff on the wall, see what sticks, and try to create a stew of something that everybody has a hand in.
Q: What were some of the more outlandish ideas that got thrown out there and by whom?
Continue reading “Comic Book Men Q&A – Walt Flanagan” »
• Mike Zapcic speaks with the Associated Press about a rare comic book collection that’s going up for auction.
• Bleeding Cool interviews Walt Flanagan about his comic, Cryptozoic Man.
• Zap2it has a clip from last week’s episode, “Dukes of Jersey,” where Kevin Smith and Walt Flanagan debate the Green Goblin and the Joker.
Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock has repeatedly made a killing at the box office. But not only have his movies earned billions worldwide, they’ve also made millions of moviegoers think twice about heights (Vertigo), wildlife (The Birds), and even their neighbors (Rear Window). So which of Hitchcock’s top-grossing is your favorite?
This Thu., Nov.28 as the turkey roasts for Thanksgiving, you can catch the original The Godfather at 11:30AM/10:30c. Then just in time for an early dinner, The Godfather, Part II airs at 3:30/2:30c. Once the table is cleared and leftovers are packed away, settle into your turkey coma with an encore of The Godfather at 8/7c. Off on Friday? Then stay up late with a repeat of The Godfather, Part II at midnight. By this second round of Godfather movie broadcasts, you should be better prepared for the following challenges online. (Which you could try over dessert perhaps?)