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Chicago – Sitting in the dark, watching 2012 unspool through the reels of the year’s films, often creates a situation in which time can actually be felt going by. That happens when viewing “The 10 Worst Films of 2012.” Brian Tallerico and Patrick McDonald join forces to analyze these time wasters.
From fish who eat people, to old-timer baseball scouts, to campaign year propaganda, no subject seemed untouched in the pursuit of 2012 cinematic blight. To soften the blow, Tallerico and McDonald split the assignment, and contributed five films apiece from their Halls of Shame. A Redeeming Factor is added, to keep them from going completely insane. Each reviewer is indicated by their initials (BT, Pm) at the end of their insight for each torturous film. And away we go…
Photo credit: Dimension Films
Dumb, dumb, dumb. What did we learn here? Tongue-in-bloody-cheek gore-fests like the first “Piranha 3D” are »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
I don’t know an awful lot about the latest movie from them Broken Lizard chaps, but that’s not to say that i’m not intrigued by it. Freeloaders may not get a huge release in UK cinemas, but the movie is already available on VOD in the Us, and will hit selected theatres there in January 2013.
Joblo.com today released an exclusive clip from the film, which is very, very slightly not safe for work. Here’s the synopsis:
A group of slackers living for free in a rock star’s mansion suddenly find their lives on easy street threatened when the musician decides to sell his pad. To stop the sale the gang comes up with a series of ludicrous and hilarious schemes to insure the house never sells. From the producers of Beerfest and Super Troopers comes the stoner comedy of the year staring Olivia Munn, »
- Paul Heath
A few weeks ago we got our first look at the trailer (see below) for the Broken Lizard-related, Freeloaders, and today we have an exclusive clip from the film, which may tap into one of your "what if" scenarios (the film isn't actually directed/written by Broken Lizard, but it stars all of the boys). The film centers on the titular "freeloaders" who live in a rock star's house (an actual rock star in this case, played by The Counting Crows' Adam Duritz) who find themselves »
- Paul Shirey
The last time Dan Rosen directed a movie, it was the middling thriller The Curve (aka Dead Man’s Curve) in 1998. He hasn’t been steadily working since then or anything, but now he’s back with a second directorial effort called Freeloaders that has a new Nascar style trailer: the only thing good about it are the crashes. And there are many. The premise is good enough: a bunch of slackers living in a rock star’s mansion are about to get kicked out because he wants to sell, so they try to raise money to buy it from him. Unfortunately, well, just watch the trailer for yourself and get ready to laugh for the wrong reasons: The filmmakers behind the worst National Lampoon and American Pie spin-offs have got to be feeling pretty good about themselves right about now. Freeloaders is being touted as another Broken Lizard flick (or being sold as “From the Producers »
- Cole Abaius
After having pretty much every film be a failure since Super Troopers, I'm not sure why the Broken Lizard name endures. More than likely, there are audiences out there who make the low budget comedies profitable when they pick up the DVD from the bargain bin. Now we have the trailer for the latest comedy with the Broken Lizard name slapped on it: Freeloaders. The film features Olivia Munn, Jane Seymour and Nat Faxon (who has been doing great on Fox's "Ben and Kate") and follows a group of slackers living for free in a rock star's mansion only to find their sweet lives threatened when the musician tries to sell his pad. Here's the first trailer for Broken Lizard's new comedy Freeloaders, originally from Et: Dan Rosen (Dead Man's Curve) directs Freeloaders from a script he wrote with newcomer David Gibbs. The film follows five slacker guys and »
- Ethan Anderton
Here's a story for y'all: Way back in January of 2009, the comedy troop known as Broken Lizard ("Super Troopers," "Beerfest") began filming "Freeloaders." But despite the cult status of their previous efforts, "Freeloaders" has been sitting on a shelf for nearly four years, gathering dust, leading fans to wonder why.
Well, the first trailer for "Freeloaders" has finally arrived and now we know exactly why nobody wanted to release this movie for the last four years.
Is it too late to put this back on the shelf?
That's not to say there aren't some theoretical reasons to watch "Freeloaders," of course. For instance, you may be studying the film oeuvre of Olivia Munn, which seems unlikely, but anything is apparently possible in this world. Or maybe you're the world's biggest fan of Nat Faxon, who since filming "Freeloaders" has gone on to headline the Fox sitcom "Ben and Kate." Or maybe. »
- Scott Harris
Well, the Broken Lizard (Super Troopers) gang is at it again, this time tackling the subject of deadbeats in Freeloaders, a comedy that follows a group of people living in a rock star's (in this case, real-life Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz) massive house and taking full advantage until it's revealed that the place is going to be sold. The group bands together to scrape up enough money for a down payment to keep their party going by renting the place out to porn »
- Paul Shirey
The first trailer has debuted for the Broken Lizard comedy Freeloaders, debuting on VOD formats December 11 before arriving in theaters January 2013. Clifton Collins Jr., Olivia Munn, and Jane Seymour headline an ensemble cast about a group of friends who live for free in their rock star pal's mansion. Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz plays himself, who turns his friends' lives upside down when he decides to sell the house. Take a look at the first footage from this outlandish comedy.
Freeloaders - Trailer
Freeloaders comes to theaters December 2012 and stars Clifton Collins Jr., Olivia Munn, Jane Seymour, Natalie Morales, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Dave Foley, Courtney Peldon. The film is directed by Dan Rosen. »
The trailer for Broken Lizard's latest comedy, Freeloaders , is now online and you can check it out in the player below, courtesy of Et . Starring Clifton Collins Jr., Josh Lawson, Kevin Sussman, Zoe Boyle, Nat Faxon, Warren Hutchinson, Jane Seymour, Olivia Munn, Dave Foley and Counting Crows' Adam Duritz, the film follows five guys and a girl who live in the lap of luxury in a rock star's mansion (with Duritz playing himself as the rock star). Their sweet situation is threatened when he decides to sell the home. Freeloaders arrives on VOD December 11 and hits theaters in January of 2013. »
Happy Endings, Season 3, Episode 4: “More Like Stanksgiving”
Written by Leila Strachan
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Airs Tuesdays at 9pm Et on ABC
Thanksgiving is in the house! That’s what this week’s episode of “Happy Endings” is all about. It’s nice to see them actually tackle the Thanksgiving holiday this season, especially since last season they dedicated an entire episode to Halloween and Christmas but forgot that good old turkey.
This episode is a nice change in pace in the fact that for the most part it has all six characters together; well, make that five- Dave is actually off trying to get clams for the group so that he can give them a perfect Navajo Thanksgiving.
The main centerpiece of the episode is a video that Max brings which is the “lost” season of Real World that he and Brad were on together. And it’s »
- Joshua Bouye
Jay Chandrasekhar is best known as one of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe and has directed some fairly high-profile movies and TV over the last few years. Perhaps his biggest film was the Dukes of Hazzard from a few years back which was a mixed bag to say the least.
The problem with most of Chandrasekhar’s films and a problem which The Babymakers also suffers from is that they seem in a major hurry to get to the next joke and don’t allow the audience breathing room with the characters. As a result they always feel more like some kind of endurance contest than an actual comedic narrative. During The Babymakers you can see that there was potential for a laugh out loud comedy but the pace is one of two major flaws that meant I only sniggered intermittently throughout the film.
The story focuses on Tommy and »
- Chris Holt
Schlock Value: Issue #4 – March 2008 Edition
I know, I know, this edition of Schlock Value was meant to be wacky tabacy themed one but finding a copy of Killer Condom is proving harder then originally thought. So instead I’ve got three more films from my oh-so-very-reliable what-the-fuck stockpile, they’re stupid and they’re dumb.
Two of the three pieces of cheese on the platter tonight come to you courtesy of the half assed B-Movie marathon I had for my birthday, my Uni buddies turned me to them upon learning of our mutual love of anything topped with cheese (Mmmm cheese) and lightly grilled to perfection. – Danny Price
Haunted Boat…where to begin? First of all, what high school drop out gave this film its title? They’ve proved once and for all that originality is extinct, »
- Rob Galluzzo
Two members of the popular Broken Lizard comedy troupe, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, have sold their comedy High Maintenance to ABC. Deadline reports that the duo are also attached to write and act in the series about “the staff at an upscale Manhattan apartment building.” It will draw inspiration from Lemme’s college years, where he spent time working as an elevator man. There is no news on when production is expected to begin, but fans can catch the duo’s stand-up special Fat Man Little Boy later this year on Netflix. »
These days, the members of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard seem more focused on either their own work or in just pairing up for projects, with nothing they've put out in collaboration or individually making much of a splash. Jay Chandrasekhar recently directed Kevin Heffernan in "The Babymakers." Erik Stolhanske is starring in a self-help comedy called "RockBarnes: The Emperor in You." Read More: Broken Lizard Duo Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan Address Their Critics and Talk 'Super Troopers 2' and Their Latest, 'The Babymakers' Steve Lemme produced and acted alongside Steve Guttenberg and Beverly D'Angelo in a family movie called "I Heart Shakey" that came out on DVD in August. And Paul Soter wrote and directed horror film "Dark Circles." The group produced "Freeloaders," a comedy starring Clifton Collins Jr., Olivia Munn and Counting Crows' Adam Duritz that...
- Alison Willmore
These days, the members of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard seem more focused on either their own work or in just pairing up for projects, with nothing they've put out in collaboration or individually making much of a splash. Jay Chandrasekhar recently directed Kevin Heffernan in "The Babymakers." Erik Stolhanske is starring in a self-help comedy called "RockBarnes: The Emperor in You." Read More: Broken Lizard Duo Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan Address Their Critics and Talk 'Super Troopers 2' and Their Latest, 'The Babymakers' Steve Lemme produced and acted alongside Steve Guttenberg and Beverly D'Angelo in a family movie called "I Heart Shakey" that came out on DVD in August. And Paul Soter wrote and directed horror film "Dark Circles." The group produced "Freeloaders," a comedy starring Clifton Collins Jr., Olivia Munn and Counting Crows' Adam Duritz that »
- Alison Willmore
NBC-affiliated Universal Television has set up two more projects at an outside network, ABC: drama Beneath from writers Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (The Event) and Uni TV-based producer Peter Traugott; and the comedy High Maintenance, from writers-actors Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, who are also attached to co-star, and 3 Arts. Beneath is described as a supernatural drama about the unusual changes that befall a town after an energy company comes drilling for natural gas and unleashes something far more powerful. ICM Partners-repped Dworkin and Beattie are writing the script and will executive produce with Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. Beneath expands Dworkin and Beattie’s relationship with ABC — the two serve as consulting producers on the network’s soap Revenge. It also marks Traugott’s first sale outside of NBC since he joined Uni TV last year and his return to ABC, where he did a lot of business »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Nearly 40 years after his introduction to audiences during The Yogi Bear Show’s original television run, the titular character still resonates with the public, as the live-action/CGI Yogi Bear (2010) raked in over $200 million at the box office. Although critics panned the film, its financial success apparently warranted a sequel from Warner Bros.
Initially, the studio rehired the writers of the original, Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimillia, to develop a script for Yogi Bear 2 back in May 2011. Unfortunately, producers weren’t very happy with the script and decided to shake things up by bringing in someone new to the project.
According to Deadline, that someone is none other than ...
- Daniel Johnson
Jay Chandrasekhar will be known to many as part of the fantastic comedy troupe Broken Lizard, the guys behind comedy greats such as Super Troopers (2001), Beerfest (2006), and The Slammin’ Salmon (2010). He’s also done a lot of solo work in TV and film, including his most recent effort The Babymakers, which Thn reviewed here. He’s now been given directing and re-writing duties for a sequel to 2010′s Yogi Bear. Chandrasekhar seems to take on whatever work he can, and if itgoes towards funding his own personal projects, then I say ‘Go for it.’
Yogi Bear was far from a decent film. In fact it was horrid. But then again, I just hate the character to such a degree, it’s not even funny. He’s a thoughtless, annoying, psychopath, that has no empathy towards others and only cares about stuffing his fat, stupid face. Hopefully Chandrasekhar can add some »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
2010′s Yogi Bear grossed $200 million worldwide, and it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. is going ahead with a sequel, this time reaching out to a familiar face in the R-rated cult comedy world.
Chandrasekhar previously directed The Dukes of Hazzard for Warners.
He’s an interesting choice to direct a family film, as he’s made a living primarily delving into true blue adult-oriented comedy.
Source: Deadline NY »
- Matt Granados
Warner Bros has hired Jay Chandrasekhar (Dukes of Hazzard, Super Troopers) to re-write the script and direct the upcoming "Yogi Bear" sequel. Last year, it was announced that the writers of the original film were going to provide the script for the follow-up. The first "Yogi Bear" was released in 3D back in 2010. It was directed by Eric Brevig and starred Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris and Andy Daly. The movie went on to gross $201 million worldwide on a $80 million budget. It wasn't considered a strong performer, but it apparently earned enough to get a sequel. »
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