Comic Book Men

Want to Be on AMC’s Comic Book Men? This Could Be Your Big Chance

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Are you a devoted collector of comic books and fanboy memorabilia? Or maybe you just dated someone who is? Either way, if you’re interested in sharing that passion on national TV then AMC’s Comic Book Men wants you.

That’s right! This is your big chance to appear during Season 2 of AMC’s Comic Book Men as a guest seller (or even a guest shopper) at Kevin Smith’s comic book mecca Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. To apply for a chance to be on the show, fill out the easy-to-follow Comic Book Men casting application online. Please note: All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Good luck!

Click here for a chance to be on Comic Book Men.

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Small Town Security

USA Today Calls Small Town Security a “Win” While Zap2it Praises Cast

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USA Today has high hopes for Small Town Security. Plus Zap2it praises the cast of AMC’s new original series. Read on for more.

USA Today thinks Small Town Security, “seems like a guaranteed win.”

Zap2it thinks stars Joan and Irwin Koplan are “nothing if not sublimely absurd.”

When it comes to Small Town Security‘s Koplan couple, Hollywood.com says you’ll “laugh with ‘em, and fear ‘em.”

• Online xfinity lauds the series “quirky.”

Small Town Security premieres Sun., Jul. 15 at 11/10c, immediately after Breaking Bad‘s Season 5 premiere.

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Everyone Loves The Matrix Trilogy But Which Movie Is Your Favorite?

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The term “virtual reality” took on a whole new meaning once The Matrix introduced squiddies, sentinels, and bullet time. The sequel, The Matrix Reloaded packed the future with kick-ass action sequences while the threequel The Matrix Revolutions put Neo and Trinity’s love story in the spotlight. Which leads to the question: Which The Matrix movie rates highest?

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See the entire trilogy this weekend with AMC Can’t Get Enough Matrix, starting Fri., Jun. 29 at 8/7c.

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Small Town Security

Video – Meet Three More of Small Town Security‘s Quirky Cast

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Last week, you may have got a quick look at Joan and Irwin Koplan, the oddball married couple running JJK Security — the subject of  AMC’s new original series Small Town Security. Eager to meet the rest of the staff? Check out these three new videos introducing Lieutenant Dennis Croftsecretary Christa Stephens, and office manager Brian Taylor.

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Small Town Security premieres Sun., Jul. 15 at 11/10c, immediately after Breaking Bad‘s Season 5 premiere.

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Five Ultimate Fan Games Test Your Knowledge of All Things The Matrix

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It’s hard to believe that there was ever a time when the world hadn’t heard of squiddies, bullet time or Carrie-Anne Moss. And surely your knowledge of The Matrix universe goes deeper than that! These five quizzes will separate the truly enlightened from the drones.

The Matrix
The Wachowskis approached Hugo Weaving to play Agent Smith after seeing his performance in which movie?

The Matrix Reloaded
The fight sequences in this sequel required intense choreography. Which actor had to undergo six months of training to perfect a single kick?

The Matrix Revolutions
Laurence Fishburne was a busy guy in 2003. What Oscar-nominated movie did Fishburne also star in the same year as The Matrix Revolutions?

The Matrix Trilogy
The term “matrix” was adopted from the novel Neuromancer, written by which scifi author?

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Reeves had tough competition for the role of Neo. Guess which big star actually turned down the role!

Don’t miss AMC’s Can’t Get Enough The Matrix, all weekend long starting on Fri., Jun. 29 at 8/7c.

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Story Notes for Open Range

sn-open-range-284.jpgWeeknights 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 Open Range.

Award Notes
One of the stuntmen, Chad Camilleri, was nominated for a Taurus Award for the movie.

Annette Bening was nominated for a 2004 Satellite Award for her role in this movie.

Open Range was honored with a Bronze Wrangler at the 2004 Western Heritage Awards.

Biography Notes
Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall have starred in some of the biggest Westerns of all time including Dances with

Wolves, Lonesome Dove and True Grit.

Robert Duvall worked with cattle as a teenager on his uncle’s ranch.

Open Range‘s composer, Michael Kamen, also scored Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and X-Men.

Sir Michael Gambon is speaking in his native Irish accent.

It would take a lot to mess with Abraham Benrubi (Mose): he’s 6’7″ and about 300 lbs.

This was the third movie Costner directed. His first, Dances With Wolves, was nominated for 12 Oscars.

The cinematographer for Open Range, James Muro, was hand-picked by director Kevin Costner. Costner took a chance

on Muro after he worked as a cameraman on Dances With Wolves.

Diego Luna (Button) was in three other movies in 2003 including the award-winning Nicotina.

Continue reading “Story Notes for Open Range” »

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Small Town Security

With Small Town Security Just Weeks Away, It’s Time to Sign up for the AMC Newsletter

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The premiere of AMC’s newest original series Small Town Security is just over two weeks away. Want to keep up to speed on the show? Then sign up for the AMC Weekly newsletter which will give you the latest news, interviews and videos not only on Small Town Security but also on other AMC series such as Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels, Comic Book Men, Mad Men and The Walking Dead.

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Small Town Security premieres Sun., Jul. 15 at 11/10c, immediately after Breaking Bad‘s Season 5 premiere.

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Top Ten Reasons We Can’t Get Enough Keanu Reeves

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Despite a filmography spanning nearly three decades, Keanu Reeves remains an enigma. He’s private about his personal life, sure, but that’s not what’s intriguing. (And no, it’s also not that the man does not age — seriously, he looks virtually the same in his late 40s as he did two decades ago.) The man may be a mystery, but one thing is clear: We just can’t get enough of Keanu Reeves. Here are the top ten reasons why…

10. He Puts a Fresh Spin on Action Heroism
He’s stopped bullets midair (The Matrix trilogy), infiltrated a gang of surfing bank robbers (Point Break), and made the perils of public transportation sexy (Speed). Next up, he’ll be a vengeance-seeking samurai in 47 Ronin. Neither Schwarzenegger nor Stallone have that kind of range.

9. He’s Master of the One-Word Catchphrase.
When does a simple little word become a catchphrase? When it’s uttered with such conviction, such irrefutable panache that a whole generation of slackers adopts it en masse. Reeves has provided not one but two such gems: “Dude” from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and “Whoa” from, well, any number of his movies (Speed, The Devil’s Advocate, The Matrix…).

Continue reading “Top Ten Reasons We Can’t Get Enough Keanu Reeves” »

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Comic Book Men

Vote for Kevin Smith to Be Spike‘s Game Changer of the Year

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Today Spike TV’s All Access Live announced its nominees for the 2012 Game Changer of the Year Award, and Comic Book Men Executive Producer Kevin Smith is among the nominees. The award — honoring revolutionary work done in comics, movies and scifi — is determined by fans’ votes and will be presented during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Kevin Smith will be competing with some serious competition including DC Comics’ Jim Lee, The Avengers director Joss Whedon, The Walking Dead Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Incredible Hulk Mark Ruffalo, The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan and Game of Thrones‘ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Your vote could make the difference. Log on to Spike.com and vote for Kevin Smith now.

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Small Town Security

Video – Get to Know Small Town Security Stars Joan and Irwin Koplan

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The premiere of Small Town Security is three weeks away, meaning the time has come to get acquainted with two of the eccentric, lovable and outrageous stars of the series: Joan and Irwin Koplan. In these two new videos, you’ll get a glimpse of what to expect from Joan (“The Chief”) and also from her husband Irwin (“The Captain”).

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Small Town Security premieres Sun., Jul. 15 at 11/10c, immediately after Breaking Bad‘s Season 5 premiere.

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