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Haley Joel Osment Talks Up Kevin Smith’s Tusk; Nerd Reactor Checks Out Season 3 Finale

cbm-s2-kevin-smith-325-1.jpgThis week, Tusk‘s Haley Joel Osment talks about the movie and what Kevin Smith is like as a director, while Nerd Reactor takes a look at the Season 3 finale. Plus, Clerks is considered one of the best movies made for $1 million or less. Read on for more:

Haley Joel Osment, who stars in Kevin Smith’s Tusk, tells A.V. Club that the movie has the potential to be one of the director’s “most broadly appealing films” with “the perfect midnight monster movie kind of vibe.”

Nerd Reactor previewed the Season 3 finale with a clip of Kevin Smith, et al., talking about Stretch Armstrong.

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Comic Book Men Q&A – Jason Mewes

cbm-episode-316-jay-325Jason Mewes, a.k.a. Silent Bob’s partner in crime, Jay, talks about his relationship with Kevin Smith and how Jay and Silent Bob would fair on The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.

Q: How often do you hang out at the Stash?

A: Every time I go back [to New Jersey], I go to the Stash, at least a few times. I have a couple of nieces and nephews, and they like to go by and get comics and check out the store and stuff.  There’s a really cool arcade right down the street from the Stash, with a ton of old stand up video games, and they also have like five TVs with an Xbox and PS 3. I’ll bring my nieces and nephews to the Stash, and we’ll hang out, and check out comics and action figures and then we’ll walk down to the arcade.

Q: You’ve worked with Kevin for 20 years. How has your creative partnership changed? 

A: Now, it’s nice, Kevin comes up with ideas and will ask my opinion, or I’ll tell him my ideas and we’ll have a back and forth. I feel like the first ten years — I was younger in the beginning with Clerks and Mallrats, and for Dogma… I was a mess, so I would say in the first ten years, it was more about him being like, ‘Hey, you gotta be on the straight and narrow if you want to do this movie, and get your act together.’ Now, I feel he actually asks my opinion on stuff. For example, he gave me the Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie script and told me to go do something with it. It used to be more like a younger brother and an older brother, to where I feel like now it’s more of a partnership. It’s been really nice, and a big change.

Q: How do you think Jay and Silent Bob would fare on some other AMC shows like The Walking Dead?
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THR Reports on Comic Book Men Renewal; TV Guide on Comic Book Men Spin-Off

cbm-s3-podcast-560This week, Comic Book Men has been renewed for another season, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while the unscripted series is also getting a companion show. Plus, an update on the making-of Clerks movie that will feature a Kevin Smith cameo. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Comic Book Men has been renewed for Season 4.

TV Guide adds that AMC has greenlighted a companion series for Comic Book Men, as well as a late-night talk show featuring Kevin Smith.

Flickering Myth has an update on the crowdfunding campaign for Shooting Clerks, a story about the making of Kevin Smith’s Clerks, as well as a sample scene from the movie.

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Photos – Comic Book Men‘s Ming Chen and Michael Zapcic Zombified

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This Sunday, Comic Book Men and The Walking Dead end their seasons on-air. In honor of that, Comic Book Men stars Ming Chen and Michael Zapcic have transformed themselves into walkers via AMC’s Dead Yourself App for iPhone, Android and Facebook.

Click here to see a LARGER VERSION.

Want to see what you can make look like a walker? Head to DeadYourself.com.

Comic Book Men‘s Season 3 Finale airs this Sunday Midnight/11c.

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Comic Book Men Q&A – Bryan Johnson

cbm-episode-312-bryan-325Comic Book Men star Bryan Johnson talks about his craziest interaction with a fan and his favorite guest star so far.

Q: You were once the manager of the shop when it first opened. How does a guy who’s not into comics get that gig?

A: It’s quite simple. You befriend a guy who buys a comic book store.

Q: So were you a good people person?

A: Not exactly… pretty terrible actually. Yeah, my shrink once said “Why do you keep getting jobs in retail?” And I said “Because Kevin opens retail stores!”

Q: You seem fairly unfazed by most of the items that come through The Stash. Is there one item that’s come through that you’ve considered pretty cool?

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Kevin Smith’s Career Examined by The Dissolve; Open Culture Checks Out Smith’s First Movie

cbm-kevin-smith-questions-325.jpgThis week, The Dissolve takes an in-depth look at Kevin Smith’s career as a director, while Open Culture checks out a short that Smith made as a student. Plus, Smith was in Sun Valley to celebrate Clerks. Read on for more:

The Dissolve takes a look at Kevin Smith’s movie career through the lens of Clerks and Mallrats.

Open Culture spotlights Kevin Smith’s first movie, Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary, describing it as “short but talkative, jocular, by turns placid and vitriolic.”

• At the Sun Valley Film Festival, which celebrated Clerks‘ 20th anniversary, Kevin Smith tells Idaho’s KMVT that the movie “inspires you to try it yourself and what better way to kind of disseminate that message than at a film festival.”

• For a recap of Season 3, Episode 14, “Batcycle on Broad,” check out Graphic Policy.

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USA Today on Kevin Smith’s Superhero Comic; Smith Set for U.K. Tour

cbm1-kevin-smith-interview-325.jpgThis week, USA Today takes a look at a new superhero comic book from Kevin Smith, while Smith is also set to tour the U.K. this summer. Plus, Smith previews his appearances at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Read on for more:

USA Today spotlights Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet, a biweekly digital series and crossover comic book that’s written by Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman.

Digital Spy learns that Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob” tour will hit the U.K. in June and July.

• Talking to the Idaho Statesman, Kevin Smith, who’s attending the upcoming Sun Valley Film Festival, advises fans to check out the Q&As after his films (Clerks and Red State) are screened because “I’m much better at Q&A than I am at making movies.”
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Monsters & Critics Picks Comic Book Men; Hellboy Gun Sold at Secret Stash

cbm-s2-mike-walt-bryan-kevin-podcast-325.jpgThis week, Monsters & Critics recommends watching Comic Book Men. Plus, a Virginia comic book fan shows up at the Stash. Read on for more:

Comic Book Men‘s next episode, “The Esposito Collection,” is one of Monsters & Critics‘ TV picks this week.

The Virginian-Pilot talks to Virginia Beach’s Mike Federali about his appearance, selling Hellboy‘s gun, on Comic Book Men.

• For recaps of Season 3, Episode 12, “Trivia Chew-Off,” check out ComicBook.com and Graphic Policy.

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AMC Bosses Appreciate Comic Book Men Fan Base; Kevin Smith Biopic Getting Crowdsourced

cbm1-ep2-kevin-smith-questions-325.jpgThis week, AMC’s head honchos speak with TheWrap about Comic Book Men‘s fans, while a Kevin Smith biopic is getting the crowdsourcing treatment. Plus, Smith will be at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Read on for more:

AMC’s Charlie Collier and Joel Stillerman chat with TheWrap about Comic Book Men as “a show that’s engendered a lot of passion” and has “touched a nerve with a lot of people out there, especially in the creative community.”

According to /film, two Kevin Smith fans have turned to crowdsourcing to fund a biopic of the director, a project that Smith endorses.
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Comic Book Men Q&A – Brian O’Halloran

cbm-episode-311-brian-325Brian O’Halloran, star of the Clerks movies, talks about his appearances on Comic Book Men, the craziest interaction he’s had with a fan and what people can expect from Clerks III.

Q: How did you and Kevin Smith first meet?

A: Unlike most of the cast of Clerks, who had been friends with Kevin before, I met him during my audition for the part. I had been acting with a group in a neighboring town and heard about the audition. I just thought, “Oh, cool. I’ll go check that out.” I could tell immediately he was someone I wanted to work with and get to know better.

Q: Did you ever think that Clerks would become the huge phenom that it did?

A: Not at all. We got deferred pay and were promised a VHS copy of the film, which I still have… I thought it would just be something that I would show the VHS copy to all my acting friends, from time to time, and we would watch and think it was hysterical. I remember at the first screening, there were like 12 of us in the audience — 10 of which were those who made the movie. But, luckily, Bob Hawk from Sundance was there. It wasn’t until Sundance when we saw it go gangbusters. The four screenings were sold out. And we thought, “OK, great! People are getting this. Wow, that’s cool.”

Q: What do you think was the secret to the movie’s success?
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