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Hulu announces new original series with Kevin Smith + more

Proving that summer doesn’t have to mean the start of rerun season, Hulu today announced a full slate of new original and exclusive TV shows that begin premiering on June 4th on Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service. Hulu’s summer lineup offers new TV shows for all kinds of entertainment fans, from comedy, sci-fi, travel, reality and even a little magic. For a preview of the upcoming programming, visit www.hulu.com/hulu-summer-series.

The summer slate announcement kicks off with “Spoilers,” a half-hour movie “revue” for movie lovers hosted by beloved filmmaker and podcasting maven Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Red State”). “Spoilers” launches on Hulu and Hulu Plus on June 4th.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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AMC renews Comic Book Men and Talking Dead for second seasons

AMC announced today a second season pick-up for its unscripted series “Comic Book Men” and “Talking Dead.” “Comic Book Men” is executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (LA Ink, Storm Chasers, Swamp People) and Elyse Seiden (Red State). The series continues to delve into fanboy culture by following the antics in and around Smith’s New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. “Talking Dead,” the network’s first live after show that serves as a platform for discussion for AMC’s series “The Walking Dead,” is executive produced by Michael Davies and co-executive produced by Jen Kelly from Embassy Row. Chris Hardwick (Nerdist; G4) is the host. Season two of both series consists of 16 half-hour episodes.

The complete press release is inlcuded after the jump.

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AMC greenlights Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash

AMC announced today that the network has greenlit the unscripted television series Secret Stash executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (LA Ink, Miami Ink, Storm Chasers and Swamp People) and Elyse Seiden (Red State). Set in Kevin Smith’s iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, the unscripted show captures the world of the neighborhood comic book store and fanboy culture. Season one is six, one-hour episodes and is currently scheduled for a 1Q 2012 launch. The series exemplifies AMC’s goal to be the definitive home for quality storytelling.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Red band trailer for Kevin Smith’s Red State

SModcast Pictures has released a new red band trailer for Kevin Smith’s horror thriller Red State. Watch the trailer after the jump.

Red State is scheduled to hit theaters on October 19, 2011.

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New poster for Kevin Smith’s Red State

Kevin Smith has released a new poster for his upcoming political horror film Red State. The new poster features the actor Stephen Root and debuted exclusively on Film Threat thanks to the site’s, and others, generous bid of $2,050 for disaster relief in Japan (and $350 to the Wayne Foundation which is charity devoted to fighting against child prostitution and human trafficking).

If possible, please donate to those two — click here to donate to the Red Cross / click here to donate to the Wayne Foundation — or any other charity you wish to support. Here’s some additional information from Kevin Smith:

If you’re a movie website or film journalist and you want to feature this poster or use it in a story, don’t be a detail-thin dick.

Be sure to tell people WHY the poster was released: because (Gavin Ap’ Morrygan (@Tearsinrain78), Darryl Clarke, Jamie Calder (@jamiecalder), Dan Duffy (@TheHalfFund), Heath C. Ice (@hcice) and FilmThreat.com (@filmthreat)) bid $2050 to earthquake and tsunami relief for Japan.

If you also include the link for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief (http://www.redcross.org/) in your story/article, you’re not only being a thorough journalist, you’re also helping to save actual lives.

It only takes a few seconds longer to provide all available facts in any story.

Including THIS fact can help save lives.

Click over the jump to see the poster in full and in high resolution. Red State is screening now in several cities and is scheduled to open nationwide on October 19, 2011.

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Kevin Smith’s Red State scores 10th best per-theater average of all-time

Kevin Smith’s independently financed satirical horror film Red State grossed $161,590 from a single show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. indieWIRE reports that roughly 3,800 seats were filled at the 6,000-seat complex, but the gross was inflated due to ticket prices ranging from $54 to over $100. Still though, the opening technically […]

Teaser trailer for Kevin Smith’s Red State

Kevin Smith has released the teaser trailer for his upcoming horror film Red State. Check out the trailer after the jump.

Red State is scheduled to hit theaters in 2011.

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Kevin Smith reveals poster art for Red State

Writing on his blog, director Kevin Smith has revealed the teaser poster for his upcoming horror film Red State. Check out the poster in full and high resolution after the jump.

The film will be released in 2011.

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Comic-Con 2010: Michael Parks cast in Kevin Smith’s Red State

Speaking during his annual Comic-Con panel, Kevin Smith revealed that Michael Parks has been cast to star in his next film, the horror project Red State. Parks will play the role of Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Babtist Church. Here’s the plot synopsis as shown on IMDB:

A horror film in […]

Weekend Box Office Estimates (Feb. 26-28, 2010): Shutter Island #1 ($22.2M), Cop Out #2 ($18.6), The Crazies #3 ($16.5M) + Avatar passes $700M ($14.0M / $706.9M cume)

Update: Click here to see the the final actual numbers for the weekend.

Original article follows below.

After a strong opening last weekend, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island was down less than 46% this weekend and managed to hold off two newcomers for a solid estimated $22.2 million (est. $75.076 million domestic cume). The film grossed an estimated $6.68M on Friday, grew an impressive 55% on Saturday to an estimated $10.363M and Warner Brothers is projecting a Sunday take of $5.157 million.

In the battle of openers, the Kevin Smith-directed R-rated buddy cop comedy Cop Out starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan grossed an estimated $18.565 million, holding off Breck Eisner’s horror remake The Crazies ($16.521 million).   Cop Out — which marks the first film Kevin Smith has directed that he also didn’t write — is the biggest opening (single day and weekend) in Kevin Smith’s career as a director. Both films had identical Friday estimates ($5.98M), but Cop Out pulled ahead with a stronger Saturday (est. $7.76M vs. an estimated $6.35M for The Crazies).  Cop Out is projected to have a stronger Sunday ($4.825M) than The Crazies ($4.191M).

The other big news this weekend is that Avatar broke $700 million.  Now in its 11th weekend of release (top 5 in each weekend), the James Cameron-directed sci-fi 3D epic continues to live up to its billing, grossing an estimated $14.0 million (down less than 14%) which brings its 73-day domestic cume to $706.904 million.  Avatar broke $700 million on Saturday (its 72nd day).  Worldwide figures haven’t been updated yet, but at the moment Avatar is sitting just shy of $2.5B at $2.482 billion ($1.775B of which comes from overseas grosses). Head on over the jump for the weekend chart.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Estimates (Feb. 26-28, 2010): Shutter Island #1 ($22.2M), Cop Out #2 ($18.6), The Crazies #3 ($16.5M) + Avatar passes $700M ($14.0M / $706.9M cume)

Box Office Numbers for Friday, February 26, 2010: Shutter Island ($6.7M) holds onto first place, Cop-Out ($5.975M) & The Crazies ($5.97M) battle for 2nd

Update: Click over the jump for the updated chart with Friday actual numbers.

Original article follows below.

After a strong opening last Friday, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island had a nice hold in its second Friday with an estimated $6.675 million ($59.551 million domestic cume).  The film held off two openers; Kevin Smith’s buddy cop comedy Cop Out ($5.975 million) and Breck Eisner’s remake of The Crazies ($5.97 million). [Note: In the final numbers, The Crazies topped Cop Out on Saturday.  Cop Out still placed #2 for the weekend.  See updated chart below the jump for Friday finals].

Meanwhile, Avatar took fourth for the day with an estimated $3.1 million.  That puts the film’s domestic cume at $696.005 million and the film will clear $700 million sometime tonight (in just 72 days of release). Head on over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Friday, February 26, 2010: Shutter Island ($6.7M) holds onto first place, Cop-Out ($5.975M) & The Crazies ($5.97M) battle for 2nd

Cop Out Movie Poster

IGN has debuted the poster for the Kevin Smith-directed comedy Cop Out, starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.  Click the image above to check out the poster in full.

Cop Out hits theaters on February 26, 2010.