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Norman Reedus confirms “Boondock Saints 3” is happening with Flanery and Duffy on board

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It looks like the cult classic “The Boondock Saints” is about to get a follow up to its 2009 sequel “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.” IFC.com caught up with Murphy MacManus himself, Norman Reedus, to chat about the season three premiere of “The Walking Dead” in October on AMC. During the conversation, Reedus also happened to give “Boondock Saints” fans a little something to look forward to. That’s right; get ready for a third round with the MacManus brothers.

“I’m in L.A right now,” Reedus said when asked about a third “Boondock Saints” movie. “I’m meeting with Sean [Patrick Flanery] and Troy [Duffy] tonight. I just landed a couple hours ago and tonight I’m going over to Troy’s house with Sean. It’s definitely in the works. Look for it. It’s gonna be crazy.”

There may not be a script yet, but it’s clear that Reedus, Flanery, and Duffy are all intent on bringing the MacManus brothers back to the big screen at least one more time.

Stay tuned for our full interview with Norman Reedus coming soon!

You can see Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in “The Walking Dead” when Season 3 premieres on AMC on October 14.

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The 10 Most Metal Pop Culture Cameos

Glenn Danzig drops by Portlandia tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Glenn Danzig rocks harder than granite. In his 60 years, he’s mastered punk with The Misfits, slayed metal with the eponymous Danzig, and generally melted faces with the force of his voice. And thanks to Fred and Carrie, he’s now stopping by tonight’s brand new Portlandia so we can finally get to see what “Evil Elvis” is like when he hits the beach. To celebrate his appearance, we put together our favorite metal moments from pop culture, from the sublime to the absurd.

10. Cannibal Corpse meets Ace Ventura

Back in the ’90s,  Cannibal Corpse was just a small time band from Upstate New York, plying their death metal wares wherever they could find a crowd, when a call from Jim Carry transformed their lives. Turns out the actor was a fan, and wanted them for a cameo in his new movie, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The band had a European tour coming up, and were wary of being made fun of, so they turned it down. Thankfully, the rubber-faced In Living Color vet wouldn’t take no for an answer, proving that you don’t need to have a lot of fans, just the right ones.


9. AC/DC in Private Parts

Howard Stern’s autobiographical film, based on his book of the same name, followed his rise in the world of radio and pop culture. For a man surrounded by naked ladies and adoring fans, it’s hard to track the exact moment he made it. But rocking out with AC/DC in the middle of Central Park, as throngs of fans clamor to get a piece of you, seems like it comes pretty close. You can actually see Stern go from hit host to radio god in this clip, as “You Shook Me All Night Long” blasts in the background.


8. Judas Priest meets The Simpsons

When you want to blast a bunch of peace-loving hippies out on their asses, you’re going to need some death metal. At least, that’s what the folks at The Simpsons thought when they set up this cameo from the metal gods. Unfortunately, thanks to a hearty online backlash, the writers of the classic series were soon informed that Judas Priest, while many things, are not in fact “death metal.” This led to the most Simpson-esque apology ever. Rock on, Bartman. Rock on.


7. Anthrax on Married…With Children

What do you get when Married…with Children spoofs My Dinner With Andre, substituting the erudite playwrights for a band so metal they piss rust? Well, for starters, a lot of headbanging, property destruction and blown eardrums. And much like everything else in life, Al seems to have missed the fun.


6. Motorhead rocks out on The Young Ones

The Young Ones didn’t just premiere on BBC2 in 1982 — it kicked the doors down to a new way of doing comedy. A full-on assault on the staid state of sitcoms, the show brought a punk rock vibe to the tired format, and in the process helped jumpstart a comedy revolution. For instance, where an old sitcom would just cut from one scene to the next, The Young Ones choose to have Lemmy and his crew deliver a raw version of “Ace of Spades.” The general attitude seemed to be, you don’t like this? Well, then F— you!


5. Red and Kitty Meet Kiss on That ’70s Show

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Long before they were banished to playing arena football games, Kiss was the hottest ticket in rock. The gang from That ’70s Show got to live out every ’70s teen’s dream when they were set loose backstage at a Kiss concert, taking full advantage of groupies, ganja and hard rock.


4. Ronnie James Dio in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (NSFW, people!)

What does a young boy do when he was born to rock, and the world won’t let him? What tight compadre does he pray to for guidance and some sweet licks? If you’re a young Jables, half of “the world’s most awesome band,” you bow your head to Ronnie James Dio, aka the guy who freaking taught the world how to do the “Metal Horns.” Never before has a rock god been so literal than in this clip that turns it up to eleven.


3. Ozzy Osbourne in Trick or Treat

It’s hard to tell if Ozzy was trying his hardest here, or just didn’t give a flying f–k. What is clear is that, either way, it doesn’t really matter. Ozzy’s approach to acting seems to lean more heavily on Jack Daniels than sense memory, and yet seeing the slurry English rocker play a sex-obsessed televangelist is so ridiculous, he gets a free pass. Taking part in the cult horror Trick or Treat, Ozzy proves that he makes things better just by showing up. Because that’s exactly what he did here. Showed up. And it rocks.


2. Glenn Danzig on Portlandia

Danzig seems to be coming out of a self imposed exile these days. He just signed with a record company, and his appearance on Portlandia is reminding everyone how kick ass he truly is. Who else but “The Other Man in Black” could help Portland’s resident goths figure out what to wear to the beach? Carrie Brownstein called Danzig “amazing,” and he called Fred “a genius,” so this was a rare love fest for the progenitor of horror punk.


1. Alice Cooper in Wayne’s World

It’s surprising, sure, but for a scene that contains no music whatsoever, it’s probably the most famous metal moment in the history of film. When Alice Cooper informed Wayne and Garth that Milwaukee is actually pronounced “Milly-way-kay” back in 1992, he created one of the most famous scenes in comedy history. What’s more metal than that? Much like Wayne and Garth, we truly are not worthy.

Bullet Vision: Watch “Rambo III” and “The Boondock Saints”

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Bullet in the Face is coming to IFC on Thursday. The two-night event promises to have you on the edge of your seat from the moment it kicks off at 10 p.m. ET with bullets, bon mots, and bad attitudes flying all over the place. It stars Max Williams as a criminal-turned-cop stuck between the barrels of the guns held by rival crime lords played by Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts. To get everyone excited for the action-packed brutally funny comedy, each night this week we are showing some of our favorite blood-soaked movies. Tonight we have “Rambo III” starring Sylvester Stallone and Richard Crenna followed by “The Boondock Saints” starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus.

Remember, Rambo never draws first blood, he waits for someone else to do it and then he kicks their ass. Watch the trailer, then be sure to tune in at 8/7c for other valuable life lessons from Rambo:

Much like the Blues Brothers, the Boondock Saints believe they are on a mission from God. Unlike the Blues Brothers the Boondock Saints, have no problem using massive amounts of bullets to get their point across. Watch the trailer now and tune in at 10:15 p.m. ET:

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The Bullet in the Face two-night event kicks off on IFC on Thursday 8/16 at 10/9c

Saturn Awards: Glen Mazzara promises “The Walking Dead” season three will be the best yet

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If showrunner Glen Mazzara is to be believed, the third season of “The Walking Dead” is going to be the best of the series.

Mazzara was on hand at the Saturn Awards Thursday where “The Walking Dead” received an award for Best Television Presentation. IFC had the chance to catch up with Mazzara, who took over showrunner duties after Frank Darabont left/was fired from the show during the second season, and he couldn’t stop gushing about how excited he was for fans to see the new episodes.

“Where we ended up last year, that kind of frenetic adrenalized pace, that’s where we’re picking up. And I really feel — we’re just finishing editing the fifth episode, we’ve delivered the script for eight — it’s a thrill ride. People are really going to say, ‘It’s too intense, they’re burning through story too fast, they’re going too fast, they need to slow down, duh duh.’ I guarantee fans are going to be excited,” he said. “There’s no way you can tell what’s coming next. It’s really great when the actors get a script and they say, ‘Oh my god, we’re really doing this?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, we’re doing it.’ So it’s exciting and I think that where we ended up last year is our starting point, and then we pick up the pace.”

There are two exciting new characters being introduced in the upcoming season: Michonne and The Governor. Michonne is a fan-favorite who is known for her katana-wielding, zombie-enslaving ways, while The Governor is one of the most evil villains in the entire “The Walking Dead” series. Mazzara is excited for fans to meet both characters, though for different reasons.

“There’s an exciting new energy,” he said. “Michonne is out there and she’s kicking ass and she feels fresh and exciting, and she comes into our world and meets our characters. It’s an interesting dynamic. It’s something that’s sort of puzzling to our characters. Who is this badass with the sword? That’s hard to figure out.”

He continued about The Governor, “The Governor is a formidable opponent, and I will say he’s an opponent. He’s out there, he’s someone to be afraid of. I think he’s scarier than any zombie out there, any walker. It’s going to be very, very interesting to see him go up against Rick.”

There were two big character deaths at the end of season two, both of which deviated from the comics. However, one actress on the show recently came out and said she wants her character to die in the same way she did in Robert Kirkman’s series — which would likely end up happening this season.

We asked Mazzara about the likelihood of that happening, and he laughed over the whole incident. Be warned, there are major “The Walking Dead” spoilers in the rest of this article.

“All of these folks want a big glorious death. They do. They want a memorable [death],” he said. “If you look at what we did with Shane’s death and Dale’s death, those were really emotional moments and what’s nice about our show is when you see deaths in a horror movie, you really don’t cry the way you do on our show when you lose a beloved character. So I think everyone loves working on the show, everyone’s happy, all of that stuff, but yeah they all want their big moment. They want to go out in a blaze of glory.”

One actor who shouldn’t be too worried is Steven Yeun, whose fan-favorite character was recently given a brutal death in issue 100 of “The Walking Dead.”

“That death in issue 100 was pretty shocking. I thought it was really well done. It’s something that’s really under my skin, but keep in mind that that’s 100 issues in,” Mazzara said. “We’re really just getting into the Governor and Michonne, which I think is issues 20 or something like that, so we have a ways to go. But I know Steven Yeun is very nervous — I don’t want to spoil anything — and I’ve been asked this question before but, I hate to say it, that scene’s really stuck in my head. It’s a good scene. So we’ll see what happens.”

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on October 14.

What elements of “The Walking Dead” comic do you hope end up in the series? Which characters would you like to see be killed off? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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