Excited for this Sunday’s all new episode of Comic Book Men on AMC? Then you’ll also be excited to hear that Ming Chen will once again be live-tweeting throughout the East Coast broadcast. To get Ming’s exclusive behind-the-scenes perspective while Comic Book Men Season 2, Episode 8, “Stan the Man,” is airing this Sunday night beginning at 11:30/10:30c, be sure to follow him on Twitter at @MingChen37. Not on Twitter? Not a problem: You can also read Ming’s Twitter feed on his AMCtv.com cast page.
Ming Chen Talks Comic Book Men With MTV Geek; Kevin Smith Reveals Who He Thinks Should Direct the Next Star Wars Movie
This week, Ming Chen talks to MTV Geek about the latest episode of Comic Book Men, and Kevin Smith reveals who he thinks should direct the next Star Wars movie. Plus, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review praises Smith’s contribution to independent filmmaking. Read on for more news:
• Ming Chen tells MTV Geek about meeting comics legend Stan Lee while filming this Sunday’s episode of Comic Book Men.
• /film reports that Kevin Smith wants Jon Favreau to direct Star Wars VII. Smith tweeted: “Dude knows how to make a great family flick.”
• ComedyWorld.com spotlights the premiere of Smith’s latest comedy special, Jay & Silent Bob Go Down Under.
As the region continues to recover from the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy, there still remains the task of rebuilding both infrastructure and thousands of shattered lives touched by the devastation. In order to help, artists such as Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder are coming together for a fundraising concert.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company, and The Weinstein Company — the same group that produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit “The Concert for New York City” — have joined forces to present 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief. This event presents a chance to provide support to communities as they face both short and long-term issues.
This special one night only live music event will occur on Wed., Dec. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In addition to those mentioned above, more artists in the all-star lineup will be announced soon.
All proceeds from the concert will go directly to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, helping the entire tri-state area get back on its feet by providing essentials like housing, food, and cash disbursements to families and communities that need it most.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
AMC announced today a new programming night for its original unscripted series. The network will air the final eight episodes of Comic Book Men Season 2 along with the premiere seasons of Freakshow and Immortalized on Thursday nights beginning Feb. 14. The new programming night will kick off at 9/8c with Comic Book Men Season 2, executive produced by Kevin Smith, Charlie Corwin’s Original Media and Elyse Seiden, followed by Freakshow, executive produced by Greg Johnston from Endemol USA and Todd Ray from Living Wonders, at 9:30/8:30c and Immortalized, executive produced by Go Go Luckey Entertainment, at 10/9c. The second seasons of unscripted series The Pitch and Small Town Security as well the recently greenlit Road Show (working title) will also air on Thursdays later in 2013.
AMC announced today that the network has greenlit a new unscripted series, Owner’s Manual. The series will consist of eight, half-hour episodes and premiere in third quarter 2013. Produced by Asylum Entertainment (The Kennedys, Addicted, The Locator), Owner’s Manual will test one of the most common divides among man – those who read the owner’s manual and those who do not. Representing each side of this divide, Ed Sanders (photo: at right) (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) and Marcus Hunt (HGTV’s Hammer Heads) are put to the test in a weekly challenge where they attempt to operate today’s most advanced, dangerous and powerful machinery and technology – from a fighter jet to a submarine, and more. With opposing points of view and conflicting methods of practice — one man works strictly from the rule book, while the other uses only his instincts — the real test will be how this “everyman” duo can collaborate to accomplish their challenge. Owner’s Manual is executive produced by Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Alex Piper and Jerry McNutt.
“The minute we saw this show, we knew it was a great concept,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content. “Every adult in the world falls into one of two categories. You either read the owner’s manual or you don’t. As a non-owner’s manual person, I have a whole shelf in my house dedicated to parts that never found their way into things I have assembled. Watching Ed and Marcus go at it every week in the great tasks that Asylum is putting together is going to be truly compelling entertainment no matter what side of the Owner’s Manual divide you live on.”
AMC’s Stillerman, Jason Fisher, SVP of production, and Mary Conlon, VP of non-scripted original programming, oversee the development and production for the network’s unscripted series.
The Zombie Run. Michael and Ming reenact the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm (with Ming playing the part of the blushing bride). The guys search for the Jersey Devil. Bryan dressed as a clown. If you’ve missed any episodes of AMC’s Comic Book Men this season, you’ve missed a lot. But fear not: this Fri., Nov. 30 beginning at 11/10c, AMC is airing the first seven episodes of Season 2 back-to-back. Don’t miss another chance to catch the latest antics from Kevin and the gang from Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. (It’s also a great way to get ready for an all new episode this Sun., Dec. 2 at 11:30/10:30c.) You think the first half of Season 2 was crazy? Wait’ll you see what’s next.
AMC announced today pilot orders for scripted dramas Halt & Catch Fire and TURN. Production on both is scheduled for 2013. This announcement comes on the heels of the network’s last round of pilot orders for Low Winter Sun and the Untitled LaGravenese/Tony Goldwyn project, both of which recently completed production.
“These additional pilot orders demonstrate AMC’s investment in our original scripted programming,” said Susie Fitzgerald, AMC’s SVP of scripted development and current programming. “Both of these projects take the audience into unique worlds through compelling characters told with an original voice. We are so fortunate to be working with such exceptional talent on both of these projects.”
Set in the early 1980s, Halt & Catch Fire dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie. From AMC Studios, Halt & Catch Fire is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers. Mark Johnson (photo: above right) (Breaking Bad, Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad) from Gran Via Productions serve as executive producers.
Based on the book Washington’s Spies, written by Alexander Rose, TURN is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. TURN, also from AMC Studios, is written by showrunner Craig Silverstein (Nikita) and executive produced by Barry Josephson (Bones, Enchanted) from Josephson Entertainment.
AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman, Susie Fitzgerald, and Jason Fisher, SVP of production, will oversee the pilots’ development and production.
For four decades, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been taking on tough guys (and girls) on the big screen: warlords (Conan the Barbarian), aliens (Predator), kidnappers (Commando) and even fellow Terminators (Terminator 2 and 3). In fact, other than getting his butt kicked by two guys in tights (Batman & Robin) and a waitress in the original Terminator, Arnold has managed to stay fairly invincible. So what would happen if Arnold took on Arnold? Does the Terminator‘s man of metal have what it takes to obliterate someone like Dutch? Or John Matrix? It’s time to find out…
During Season 2, Episode 7 of Comic Book Men, “Tough Sh*t,” Kevin Smith stops by the Secret Stash to sign copies of his latest book for a huge crowd of fans, one of whom shows off a large Jay and Silent Bob tattoo on his lower back. While you’re probably not quite that devoted to the hilarious pair, it’s a good bet that you’re a fan of Clerks., Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and other movies that feature them. So which one do you like best?Cast your vote now!
With a 50-year acting career and over 150 movies, John Wayne gives you a lot of options when you’re considering which of his films is the greatest. One easy way to narrow down the options is to focus on the genre in which he excelled: Westerns. Check out this list of John Wayne’s Finest Westerns — which includes such classics as True Grit and McLintock! then vote for the one you deem best.