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Kevin Smith begins writing “Clerks 3”

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Cult director Kevin Smith announced via Facebook and Twitter this morning that he has begun working on the screenplay for his final film, “Clerks III” — a project which was originally going to be a Broadway play. According to Smith, he had a sudden burst of inspiration at 4:20AM on March 8, and immediately began writing what he believes will be “the best film [he’ll] ever make.”

Today’s announcement just so happens to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of “Clerks'” first day of shooting. After the release of Richard Linklater’s “Slacker” in 1991, Smith and numerous other filmmakers were inspired to make their own independently financed low-budget films, essentially starting a revolution in indie filmmaking. Smith’s first film, “Clerks” (1994), almost instantly became a cult hit, and is now almost universally regarded as a ’90s classic. The film detailed a day in the life of Dante and Randal, a convenience store clerk and a video store clerk, respectively, and their various exploits as they try to find meaning in their mundane working lives. Smith himself was an actor in the film, playing Silent Bob of the infamous duo, Jay and Silent Bob. The film was produced on a shoestring budget, even being shot at the convenience store Smith worked at at the time.

“Clerks” brought success to Smith, and since then he has directed nine feature films, including “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma,” and “Zach and Miri Make a Porno.” His films feature a common ensemble of characters, such as Jay and Silent Bob who have appeared all but four of Smith’s films. In 2006, Smith made “Clerks II”, which featured much of the original cast and revisited their lives 12 years later.

To prove that the final Clerks film is in the works, Smith posted a photo of the title page to go along with his announcement. Check it out below.

What are your thoughts on a new Clerks movie and the end of Kevin Smith’s film career? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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