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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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15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie

Catch That '70s Show Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-10P on IFC.

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When life gets you down, just ask yourself: what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Show on IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.


15. She knows her strengths.

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14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.

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13. She’s her own best friend.

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12. She has big plans for her future.

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11. She keeps her ego in check.

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10. She can really put things in perspective.

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9. She’s a lover…

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8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.

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7. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

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6. She knows her place in the world.

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5. She asks herself the hard questions.

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4. She takes care of herself.

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3. She’s deep.

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2. She’s a problem solver.

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1. And she’s always modest.

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AMC’s “Comic Book Men” season 2 marathon airs on IFC this Saturday

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Being AMC’s sibling is pretty sweet. Not only do we get to cheer on “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” at all the awards show, but sometimes our big sister network let’s us do awesome things like air a marathon of Kevin Smith’s “Comic Book Men.” The show follows all the action at “Clerks” director Kevin Smith’s comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, in Red Bank, NJ. If you need to catch up on Season 2 of Comic Book Men before Kevin Smith and the guys from the Secret Stash return on Thursday, Feb. 14, then you’re in luck: This Saturday, Feb. 9, we will be airing all eight episodes from the first half of Season 2 back-to-back beginning at 1:30pm/12:30c.

Click here to see the full Comic Book Men Season 2 marathon schedule on IFC, as well as to find IFC on your TV in your area.

Watch as comic book legend Stan Lee stops by Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash during season two of “Comic Book Men” and be sure to tune into our marathon on Sunday at 1:30/12:30c:

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“Comic Book Men” returns to AMC on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 9/8c as part of AMC Real Original Thursdays.

David Bowie Man Who Fell to Earth

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Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Marc Maron and More Pay Tribute to the Great David Bowie

Portlandia returns January 21st at 10P on IFC.

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David Bowie was, is, and forever will be a beacon of art, love, and spirit for people who needed it the most. Those of us who grew up without a sense of belonging, plagued with inhibitions that prevented us from being our true selves for fear of being labeled “weird” or “wrong,” we were graced by an artist who unabashedly proved there is beauty in the weird and never sacrificed a shred of dignity in doing so. Connecting millions of fans, spanning decades, lifting lives through countless personas and styles, Bowie was just one man telling everyone to be themselves.

So it’s no surprise other artists and entertainers who drew so much inspiration from Bowie felt the same gut punch of loss when hearing of his passing. But as soon as grief gives way to solace, and we realize how truly timeless his work is, and just how many people we love also loved him, the world will seem a far less lonely place.

Here are a few shared thoughts and memories from Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, Marc Maron and many others whose lives have been affected by the late, great David Bowie.

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