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Super Troopers 2 Review

With Roseanne back on the air after 20 years, and shows and films like Stranger Things, It and Ready Player One relying so heavily on their nostalgia factor, it’s not too surprising that we got a second Super Troopers. 17 years ago, the Broken Lizard troupe came out of nowhere, landing a deal with Fox Searchlight, grossing an unbelievable amount of money, and creating a cult hit in the process. Much of their charm feels reminiscent to that of Monty Python’s. But just as a second Holy Grail would impair the impact of the first, Super Troopers 2 has little worth laughing at other than a couple of retold jokes.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Super Troopers could have become this generation’s Police Academy. However, Jay Chandrasekhar and the rest of the Broken Lizard boys extinguished that fire when they abandoned these stoner policemen to make
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Watch The Cast Of Super Troopers Roast Each Other

If you're looking to see the best of the Super Troopers, you should probably see Super Troopers 2 in theaters today. This video will give you a slight taste of what to expect, you know, so you don't get your hopes up too high. Some of the jokes in this land, some fall super flat, and at the end of it, you'll wish you were watching Beerfest. There are one or two particulary good roasts though that make the whole video watchable though, so check it out:
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‘Super Troopers 2’: Can Stoner Sequels Find Success After Legalization?

April 20, recognized among marijuana users as the international holiday of 4/20, falls on a Friday this year, which turns out to be the perfect release date for Fox Searchlight’s “Super Troopers 2,” the long awaited sequel to the 2001 stoner-movie classic “Super Troopers.” It will open wide on 2,400 screens.

“Fox Searchlight chose 4/20 as the release date,” director Jay Chandrasekhar says. “It tested better than any of the movies we’ve ever made before. There’s real enthusiasm at Fox over this film.”

That’s not often the case with so-called stoner movies, which have endured waves of acceptance and industry reticence over the years. But now with marijuana legalization in full swing in nine states, including California, have the studios come around to stoking that market again like Cheech & Chong did during the decriminalization wave of the ’70s with “Up in Smoke” and several sequels into the ’80s?

Forty years ago,
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How ‘Super Troopers 2’ Became the Biggest Crowdfunded Movie Campaign After ‘Veronica Mars’

How ‘Super Troopers 2’ Became the Biggest Crowdfunded Movie Campaign After ‘Veronica Mars’
Seventeen years after the original “Super Troopers,” the sequel is arriving in theaters with a massive assist from fans of the wacky police comedy.

“I’ve been on a 17-city tour for the fan screenings, and we’ve been going out to party and I’ve been performing stand-up between the screenings, so it’s been a busy time,” director Jay Chandrasekhar told Variety.

“At one point in Vancouver, we walked into a bar and there were 10 guys dressed like us in state trooper gear,” he recalled. “There’s a level of fan interest that’s very gratifying.”

Super Troopers 2” begins opening Thursday night in North America in previews and expands to 2,040 locations Friday. The film reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske — collectively known as Broken Lizard. The quintet play profane Vermont state troopers with a penchant
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‘Super Troopers 2’ Review: Those Inept Highway Patrolmen Return 16 Years Later, Dumber Than Ever

‘Super Troopers 2’ Review: Those Inept Highway Patrolmen Return 16 Years Later, Dumber Than Ever
It’s 2018, ’80s nostalgia is a commodity, “Roseanne” is back on the airwaves, and Sony’s trying to revive “Men in Black.” As pop culture goes into the weeds, of course there’s a sequel to “Super Troopers.” The anarchic 2001 comedy from the Broken Lizard troupe came out of nowhere to find a home with Fox Searchlight, generate nearly 20 times its budget at the box office, and become a cult hit. The depraved antics of raunchy highway patrolmen, more keen on pranking civilians than keeping them safe, could have birthed a next-gen “Police Academy” — but Broken Lizard frontman Jay Chandrasekhar, who directed the first installment, chose to hone his penchant for crass comedy with “The Dukes of Hazard” and “Beerfest,” among others.

Super Troopers” never became a franchise, enhancing the appeal of its single entry, and now we know why: Aside from a few cheap jokes about French-Canadians, there’s
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Beerfest 2 Is Still Chugging Forward Confirms Broken Lizard

Beerfest 2 Is Still Chugging Forward Confirms Broken Lizard
Could Beerfest 2 still happen? According to the Broken Lizard gang, it's very much a possibility. Broken Lizard is the group responsible for movies like Beerfest and Super Troopers and they're currently promoting the upcoming release of Super Troopers 2, which has been in the works for a long time but, after several delays, it's finally coming our way. Does that mean a Beerfest sequel is next? They don't currently have plans, but it's still something that's in the mix.

Director Jay Chandrasekhar, who helmed Beerfest and both Super Troopers movies, recently spoke at a Q&A in Los Angeles, California with the rest of the Broken Lizard gang. While taking questions, they were asked about Beerfest 2. Chandrasekhar reveals that they have a story for it, which means that it's possible. But beyond that, he didn't have much else to offer. Here's what he had to say.

"We have a story for it.
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Daphne & Velma Live-Action Movie Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital This May

Jinkies! They would have gotten away with it if it weren't for the meddling of Daphne and Velma! The ladies of Scooby-Doo and friends are on the case in Daphne & Velma, a new live-action movie set to be released on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 22nd courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment:

Press Release:"(March 27, 2018 – Burbank, CA) – Jeepers! Your favorite mystery-solving teenagers are back in an all-new, live-action feature-length movie! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release “Daphne & Velma” on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 22, 2018. The film stars Sarah Jeffery (Disney's "Descendants: Wicked World") and Sarah Gilman (ABC's “Last Man Standing”) and is produced by Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions. “Daphne & Velma” will carry a suggested retail price of $19.98 for the DVD and $24.98 for the Blu-ray.

State of the art robots and high-tech gadgets are common sights at Ridge Valley High,
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in March 2018

Heavily anticipated series premieres, reboots, and sequels will flood Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime throughout March.

Cruel Intentions,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair — plus the sequels — will be available to stream on Netflix next month. The third episode of “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale,” along with the next installment of David Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Malala Yousafzai” also hit the streaming site. Fans of Drew Barrymore’s ‘Santa Clarita Diet” will have to wait until March 23 to binge the second season.

Hulu will add a number of kids programs, including “Stuart Little,” Season 3 of Zendaya’s “K.C. Undercover,” and “Power Rangers.” Adults can watch a few throwbacks like Patrick Swayze’s “Dirty Dancing” and 1988 cartoon crime film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”

On Amazon Prime, subscribers can view the third season of original series “Sneaky Pete” and “The Blue Lagoon.”

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What’s Coming to Netflix in March 2018

With awards season coming to a close, it’s time to take a step back from the biggest movies of the year to catch up on classic films and new shows.

Netflix will kick off March by adding some laughs, adding “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Wet Hot American Summer,” along with “Up in the Air” and “Cruel Intentions.” Later in the month, the streaming service will roll out new seasons for some of its original shows, including Season 2 of “Jessica Jones” and “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”

Check out the full list below:

March 1st

300

21 Thunder: Season 1

2307: Winter’s Dream

Adel Karam: Live from Beirut

Adventureland

Algo Muy Gordo

Alpha and Omega

Battle Drone

Beerfest

Casino

Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions 2

Cruel Intentions 3

Deathgrip

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters II

Gridiron Gang

Guess Who

Hostage

I Am Number Four

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Jackass: Number Two

Land Gold Women

Law & Order: Special
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New to Netflix in March: ‘Let Me In,’ ‘Casino,’ ‘Wet Hot American Summer,’ and More

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New to Netflix in March: ‘Let Me In,’ ‘Casino,’ ‘Wet Hot American Summer,’ and More
As time marches on and tedium vitae sets in more and more with each passing day, we find ourselves with fewer ways to distract ourselves from the encroaching existential malaise. But wait — what’s that you say? All three “Cruel Intentions” movies are coming to Netflix next month? Maybe it’s not so bad after all.

Yes, dear reader, the benevolent streaming gods have once again announced the titles that we’ll be able to watch from the comfort of our own fainting couches once this month gives way to the next, and it isn’t just Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe who will be keeping us company.

Some other titles that will make their way onto many viewers’ lists and maybe even be watched include “Adventureland,” “Casino,” “The Descent,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Ghostbusters,” “Jackass: Number Two” (two words: butt chug), “Let Me In,” “Moon,” “Revolutionary Road,” and “Wet Hot American Summer.
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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in March 2018

A new month is almost here, which means Netflix is cycling in new titles to their streaming service. The big movies coming to the streaming giant in March include 300, Adventureland, Beerfest, Casino, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Ghostbusters, Moon, The Descent, Up in the Air, Let Me In, and Wet Hot Amercian Summer (it’s a little surprising Wet Hot has been unavailable on Netflix considering they’ve made a prequel series and a sequel series to the cult comedy). There will also be new seasons of the Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender, Jessica Jones, Love, Santa Clarita Diet, and A …
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Full-Length ‘Super Troopers 2’ Trailer Released!

Focus Features has released the first full-length trailer for ‘Super Troopers 2‘, and it is glorious. The trailer gives us our first full look at the plot of the film, which features Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Foster (Paul Soter), Mac (Steve Lemme), Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske), and Farva (Kevin Heffernan) all returning to settle a border dispute that arises between our heroes and some nearby canadian mounties. Naturally, cultures clash and hilarity ensues.

The film–which was crowdfunded through an extremely successful indiegogo campaign–comes out 17 years after the release of the original ‘Super Troopers’. During that time, the original film has achieved cult status, so to say that fans of the original (such as myself) are excited for the sequel is an understatement. Although the trailer itself does seem to pander to the audience of the original a little too much, it’s to be expected since the film was literally
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Chernin Entertainment Picks Up Comedy Pitch From Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme

Exclusive: Chernin Entertainment has picked up a comedy pitch for an untitled feature film (working title: Bring Your Kid to Work Day) from actor-writer Steve Lemme. The family comedy was bought pre-emptively from Lemme, a founding member of the Broken Lizard comedy group. Their 2002 feature Super Troopers was made for $3 million and took in $23.1M worldwide — its sequel arrives April 20 — while its Beerfest, another nothing-budgeted comedy, made $20.3M worldwide. Lemme…
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‘Super Troopers 2’ Starts Filming with Broken Lizard Cast Back in Action

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‘Super Troopers 2’ Starts Filming with Broken Lizard Cast Back in Action
In 2001, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe wrote and starred in the comedy “Super Troopers” about five goofball Vermont state troopers who are forced to save their jobs by actually solving a crime instead of pulling pranks all day. The film was a moderate box office success and was a hit on home video, and in the past 15 years, it has become a cult classic. Now, the long-awaited sequel has started filming, confirmed by the Broken Lizard Facebook page with the cheeky comment: “Action, chickenf**kers: back on set and we just the first new scene of #SuperTroopers2.” Check out the photo below.

Read More: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Poster Revealed: Cult Hit Sequel Moves Forward

The sequel is the result of a widely successful crowdfunding campaign. On March 24th, 2015, Broken Lizard announced that they had studio permission, but were required to acquire production funding themselves. They launched an Indiegogo campaign with an initial goal of $2 million.
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6 Must-Watch Movies and TV Shows Hitting HBO Now in July 2016: ‘Vice Principals,’ ‘Looking: The Movie’ and More

6 Must-Watch Movies and TV Shows Hitting HBO Now in July 2016: ‘Vice Principals,’ ‘Looking: The Movie’ and More
Summer is officially here, but thanks to HBO’s latest releases, bingeing TV shows and movies on the couch may be preferable to a day at the beach. New original programming includes the premiere of “The Night Of,” a gritty new New York based miniseries, and “Vice Principals,” a dark comedy about feuding administrators.

Returning programming includes Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers” and “Looking: The Movie,” which sums up the story of gay men in San Francisco that was explored in HBO’s recently canceled series.

Read More: 5 Things We Know About The ‘Looking’ Movie

Theatrical highlights include “Straight Outta Compton,” “Suffragette” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Also be sure to catch “Ali” and celebrate the life of the boxing legend before the biopic leaves HBO Now at the end of July.

Below are all of the titles hitting HBO Now in July 2016, plus IndieWire’s picks on what to stream.

New
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News Bits: Masculinity, Town, Flawed, Beerfest

Screen Masculinity

For almost a year, Graffiti with Punctuation editor Blake Howard and I have been discussing doing a series of essays about a topic of mutual interest - portrayals of masculinity on screen. The aim is to explore our favorite elements of the topic, to get quite personal and to come up with something hopefully compelling.

We've now begun that journey over the next few months starting with the first piece by Blake. It took him to some challenging places, but the result is intimate, passionate, complex and ultimately wonderful and sets a tone for promising reading to come. I urge you to check out the piece in our features section, or by clicking here and to leave feedback on it if possible.

River Town

Chinese helmer Lu Chuan is attached to direct and produce the Tristine Skyler=penned adaptation of Peter Hessler's memoir "River Town" for Fugitive Films.
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"Beerfest" To Return As A Digital Series

A decade after its release, comedy troupe Broken Lizard's beer-soaked feature comedy "Beerfest" is being revived as a digital series for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Being developed by CW Seed and shortform digital series production unit Blue Ribbon Content, Billy Gerber will produce the shorts. It isn't clear if any of the Broken Lizard guys are involved in the project.

No word on what the story will be. The original centered on two brothers (Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske) who travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a 'Fight Club' with beer games.

The plan is to launch the series later in 2016 on its 10th anniversary.

Source: Deadline
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'Beerfest' Online Series Is Coming to CW Seed in 2016

'Beerfest' Online Series Is Coming to CW Seed in 2016
Hard to believe, but the cult comedy Beerfest is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Released way back in 2006, the movie only made $19.1 million at the box office. But over the past decade, it has gained a loyal following. And those fans will be happy to know that this raunchy laughfest is being resurrecting as a digital series. Though, it doesn't appear as though original creators Broken Lizard are involved.

Beerfest the series is being developed by CW Seed, The CW's online destination for original content. The show will be produced in conjunction with Blue Ribbon Content, which is Warner Bros.' short form digital content production unit. Beerfest will blast its bubbly mayhem across computer screens and other streaming devices later this year to coincide with the movie's original August 25, 2006 release date.

Original Beerfest producer Billy Gerber is spearheading this project, and will serve as an executive producer. He
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‘Beerfest’ Digital Series In Works Based On Movie

A decade after Broken Lizard’s beer-soaked Warner Bros feature comedy Beerfest came out, the title is being revisited as a digital series. The project is being developed by CW Seed, in conjunction with Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros’ shortform digital series production unit. The idea is to launch the series later in 2016, marking the film’s 10th anniversary. Billy Gerber, who served as producer on the original movie, as well as The Dukes Of Hazzard movies, is…
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‘Super Troopers 2’ Launches Production

‘Super Troopers 2’ Launches Production
The Broken Lizard comedy troupe has begun production “Super Troopers 2,” six months after raising $4.4 million in a crowdfunding campaign for the sequel.

The campaign had been the second-most successful crowdfunding campaign for a movie. It was funded through Indiegogo with over 50,000 contributors and raised 77% of the $5.7 million record for crowdfunding for a film, set by the “Veronica Mars” movie on Kickstarter in 2013.

Perks offered as incentives that were sold on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000 and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000.

Super Troopers 2” met the initial goal of $2 million in 26 hours. Fox Searchlight agreed to release the sequel if the $2 million goal was met.

Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske.
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