Comic Book Men
He brought geekdom to the masses with his films Clerks and Mallrats. Now Kevin Smith turns to TV with AMC's Comic Book Men, a reality show set at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, the comics shop Smith owns in Red Bank, New Jersey. The fanboy auteur tells TV Guide Magazine why his newest project is scarier than a zombie attack.
AMC has given the go-ahead to Secret Stash, an unscripted series set in Kevin Smith's comic book shop, the network announced on Thursday.
"Draper. Meth. Zombies. This show couldn't be on a better network," Smith said in a statement. "And if they'd pushed just a little harder in the negotiations, I'd have done this show for no payment beyond early access to every episode of Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Walking Dead."
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Silent Bob ... as a talk show host?
Kevin Smith, the man behind Clerks and other Jay and Silent Bob films, is developing a talk show that he would host, Vulture reports.
The planned half-hour, syndicated show would mix celebrity chat and comedy, according to the site. Filming has already started on the pilot, with Smith tweeting invites to his fans to sit in the audience for tapings in Los Angeles. This TVGuide.com reporter also spotted a camera crew with the label "Kevin Smith Project" filming at...
On the set of Raising Hope recently, Jason Lee is feeling a little out of sorts. No, it's not the gray, long-haired wig (complete with a Snooki-esque pouf). It's not the faded yellow shirt with cut-out sides and maroon, leopard print skintight pants he's wearing. And it's not the facial latex, which took at least two hours to age him 15 plus years. It's something much more familiar.
"There are probably 30 crew members on this that worked on My Name is Earl and being with Greg [Garcia] at the monitors, it literally feels like I'm on the set of Earl," Lee tells TVGuide.com. "It's really bizarre and it makes me miss Earl that...
Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island repeated as the weekend box office champ, and Avatar broke the $700 million plateau domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Shutter Island, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a U.S. marshal investigating a patient's escape from a mysterious asylum on a Massachusetts island, pulled in another $22.2 million, bringing it's overall total to $75.1 million.
The flick held off strong debuts...
Kevin Smith was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Burbank, Calif., Saturday because he was deemed too fat for the seats, he wrote in a barrage of angry Twitter posts.
The Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back director said he was booted by the captain after he was seated because he was considered a "safety risk."
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"I know I'm fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?" he wrote, maintaining, "I broke no ...
Kevin Smith's use of a mildly naughty word keeps earning him the free publicity he was probably aiming for: The indie auteur says Wal-Mart has asked him to drop "porno" from Zack and Miri Make a Porno's title on boxes of the DVD sold at the retail chain.
Seth Rogen by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com
Seth Rogen, Scrubs' Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Smith muse Jason Mewes will star in the Clerks director's next comedy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Says an excited Smith: "Getting Seth in this flick is like suddenly growing an extra six inches in the crotch."... Grownup Panic Room moppet Kristen Stewart has landed the female lead in Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel about a girl who is not named Buffy who is in love with a vampire who is not named Angel... The curtain will go up on Dolly Parton's stage adaptation of 9 to 5, the 1980 classic comedy she made with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, on Sept. 21, 2008, in L.A. Allison Janney stars. No, not in the old Parton role, in Tomlin's role. As if....Tim Burton has sealed a deal with Disney to direct and produce a live-action-plus-performance-capture animation version of Alice in Wonderland and remake his own stop-motion short, Frankenweenie, as a full-length feature. Both will be shown in 3-D, and if we're lucky, Alice ...
Kevin Smith, Reaper
Indie filmmaker Kevin Smith had a cult following and a thriving career, but when he was jeered by TV Guide, it all came crashing down. That is, until he found redemption — and TV Guide critical praise — with the new dark hit Reaper (tonight, 9 pm/ET, CW). Here, he shares his experience of the highs and lows.
October 2005. After 11 years of being a filmmaker, I was feeling pretty OK with where I stood career-wise. Never the author of blockbusters, I was nonetheless able to carve out a niche for myself in the movie biz. And that niche led to an invitation, from time to time, to dabble in the medium I've long considered my first love — television.
Ah, sweet TV: my longtime baby-sitter, surrogate parent and sometime best friend. Indeed, long before I knew what a film was (and some will tell you I still don't), I'd s
Michelle Ryan, Skeet Ulrich, Masi Oka and Matt Dallas by Sean Smith/jpistudios.com
At the 38th Annual Comic-Con International, fans of the sci-fi and fantasy genres proved they're no longer on the fringe. The mammoth convention, held this past weekend at the San Diego Convention Center, attracted more than 125,000 people, and in a nod to the fact that the event has gone far beyond comic books, it has billed itself as "celebrating the popular arts." Movie studios and TV networks packed huge rooms with rabid fans eager for exclusive scoop and swag.On the first day it was officially confirmed that Zachary Quinto, Heroes' slithery villain Sylar, will indeed be playing Spock in the next Star Trek movie (opening Dec. 25, 2008). Director J.J. Abrams made the announcement during a Paramount Pictures panel, and in a symbolic passing of the ears, Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role on TV and in previous movies and will play an elder Spock in Abrams movie, joined the discussion. "People have been asking me why Im doing this movie," Nimoy said. "We have a great...