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  • “Super Troopers 2″ will start production in 2015

    Super TroopersThe long-awaited Super Troopers sequel is reportedly on its way. After many years of talk, Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme (aka “Mac”) told Us Weekly that production will begin in early 2015.

    “You know, it was a combination of having to settle some of the legal disputes about making a sequel, while also negotiating terms for it,” Lemme told Us of what took so long. “The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together. Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it. We’re close. There may be a Kickstarter launched to raise the last little bit.”

    The  cult favorite comedy that followed Lemme, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, and Paul Soter as five Vermont state troopers, was released in 2001, making it a good fourteen year gap in films. However, Lemme says the Super Troopers 2 will pick up right where the original left off. The biggest difficulty was trying to top that opening scene, which so many people have complimented us on. I think we’ve done it,” says Lemme. Read More

    Adam Sandler signs on to star in four films for Netflix

    The ever-expanding online streaming service, Netflix, is getting into the feature film business. After finding great success with their original TV programming, Netflix is now looking to produce films that will be distributed exclusively on their site, bypassing theaters. After picking their first film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, Netflix has ordered four films that will star Adam Sandler.

    According to Deadline, the films will be produced under Sandler’s Happy Madison production banner.

    “When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only: Netflix rhymes with ‘wet chicks.’ Let the streaming begin!” – Sandler

    While movie theaters are not happy with this new plan, I don’t think they are missing out on too much. Sandler’s films tend to under-perform at the box office. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

    “Key & Peele” character Mr.Garvey might be getting his own movie

    The masterminds behind Comedy Central’s hit show Key & Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, were asked to guest-edit Entertainment Weekly’s comedy issue. The duo reveal a heavy plate of upcoming projects in a new post to promote the upcoming issue. In addition to rebooting Police Academy, and working on a project with Judd Apatow, the pair tease they are working on getting one of their most popular characters their own film.

    Mr.Garvey, played by Key, is the popular veteran inner-city substitute teacher sent to a mostly-white school to take over for the day. The sketch is one of Key & Peele‘s most popular, with over 50 million views on Youtube alone. If things go as planned, Mr.Garvey will star in his own feature film. Read More

    Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat in new Lifetime movie

    The internet’s favorite cat is getting her own movie and voice.  In one of the greatest casting decisions ever made, Aubrey Plaza, aka the spirit of April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation‘s favorite grumpy assistant), will lend her voice to famous feline.

    According to Variety, Plaza and Grumpy Cat, who’s real name is Tardar Sauce (hence the attitude), will star in a new holiday movie for Lifetime. Entitled Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, Read More

    Chris Rock’s movie “Top Five” will hit theaters this December

    Chris RockChris Rock’s new movie Top Five just got a theater premiere date not too long after it made a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival where it earned rave reviews. The film was picked up by Paramount who just set a limited release on the film for December 5th with it going nationwide a week later on the 12th.

    Rock stars in the film and is about a a comedian attempting to reinvent himself as a serious actor at the same time his reality-TV star fiancee talks him into broadcasting their wedding on television. Rock has a bit of experience with this situation as he and some of his comedian friends had their own ordeals with the transition into dramatic roles. Read More

    Leslie Mann joins “Vacation” sequel as Audrey Griswold

    Leslie MannThe long-rumored reboot/sequel of National Lampoon’s Vacation series has found its Audrey, and it’s Leslie Mann. Mann. Whether planned or not, the series will keep its running gag of a new actor/actress portraying the sibling Griswold children in every movie. Mann joins Dana Barron, Dana Hill, Marisol Nichols, and Juliette Lewis as actresses portraying the character.

    As previously mentioned the movie will focus on a grown-up Rusty, portrayed by Ed Helms and Audrey. Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth will also co-star in the film as the Griswold spouses. Read More

    9 Documentaries about comedians you can find on Netflix, and one you can’t

    There are a lot of comedy documentaries out there in the world. Some of them are endlessly fascinating and offer a behind the scenes look at what comedians think about a topic. Others focus on one comedian’s origin story/search/climb/obstacle overcoming something. While others sometimes are just fun because a bunch of your favorite comedians talk about favorite things.

    With that being said, we decided to come up with a list of comedy documentaries that specifically focus on a comedian instead of a topic in comedy. You can find Nine of these documentaries on on Netflix, one, you will not find (but its freely available on the internet). They’re worth putting in your queue and watching the next time you’d like to dive into comedian history. Read More

    The trailer for “Horrible Bosses 2,” promises kidnapping and group sex with Jennifer Aniston

    Horrible Bosses 2 is happening, and the gang gets all back together for more of their criminal wackiness. Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day are all back. However, this time around they appear to be “kidnapers” and not murderers. And the kidnapped? Chris Pine, who helps them try to get the money out of that Django guy. No, not the actual Django guy, that’s Motherf*cker Jones, the other Django guy, Waltz… Still with me? Okay. Read More

    The trailer for Jon Stewart’s movie “Rosewater” has arrived

    Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater is set to release on November 7th. Last summer, Stewart took a summer hiatus from The Daily Show to go direct the film. John Oliver took over TDS hosting duties in Stewart’s absence.

    The movie is based on the journalist Maziar Bahiri’s book, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity And Survival. In 2009, Bahiri was covering an intense Iranian Presidential election. Because of his reporting on the protests of the election, he was captured, tortured and interrogated by an Iranian group led by a man calling himself “Rosewater,” the name which the movie got its title. Bahiri spent 118 days in captivity away from his pregnant wife. Read More