super troopers 2

In my travels around the interwebz yesterday, I ran across the trailer for the long-awaited sequel to Super Troopers. Here it is.

It only took the Broken Lizard crew 16 years (and an Indiegogo campaign) to make it happen. Had this been a big studio film, we’d have had two sequels and a remake/reboot by now.

At any rate, I’m looking forward to this one. The premiere is set for April 20, 2018. That’s 4/20, get it? 420! Ha! That joke never gets old. Apparently. Just ignore the sell-by date on the package, which (naturally!) was April 20, 1990-something.

lethal weapon – the series

Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern, Lethal Weapon premieres on FOX. I loved the film series –  especially the first two movies – but I’m skeptical about this show. Especially after the debacle that was CBS’s small-screen reboot of Rush Hour. But I’ll give LW a try and watch with an open mind. It airs opposite NBC’s Blindspot, so it probably won’t be on the air long. Here’s the trailer.

quarry

Hey, this is just what I needed, yet another TV show in my already over-crowded viewing schedule. Cinemax’s Quarry tells the story of a Vietnam War vet who gets recruited by a shadowy criminal organization to become a hitman. Quarry is based on a series of novels by Max Allan Collins. I watched episode 1 last week and was duly impressed. It airs on Cinemax at 10 p.m. on Fridays. Here’s the season 1 trailer.

new TV series: hunters

The last thing I need is another show on my already too-full TV schedule, but Syfy’s Hunters looks like it’s worth checking out.

Naturally, the show is on Monday nights, which seems to be the preferred night for great TV. I missed the premiere last night because I was watching Better Call Saul. Come on, TV execs! Why do you have to overload Mondays? And why do Tuesdays and Wednesdays have to suck so much?

masterminds

Masterminds

In a comment on my recent post about the 1997 Loomis Fargo heist, Bob G. commented that the story would make a good movie. As it turns out, he’s not the only one who thinks so. Relativity Media has made a movie titled Masterminds that portrays a fictionalized version of the incident. It stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis. Unfortunately, its release has been delayed by a bankruptcy, but it may be out sometime in the near future. Here’s the trailer. Looks like it might be pretty funny.

Narcos: a Netflix original series

Over the Labor Day weekend, I took full advantage of my Netflix account and binged on a new show. Narcos is a fictionalized account of the Medellin Cartel. This one’s definitely worth a watch.

A lot of the dialog is in Spanish with subtitles. As a die-hard fan of Asian crime films, this isn’t problematic for me. If it’s not a deal-breaker for you, I highly recommend checking out this show.

fear the walking dead

The Walking Dead finished for the season just over a week ago. This leaves a huge zombie void in my TV schedule. But things are looking up. This summer, AMC will be releasing Fear The Walking Dead, a spinoff series. Here’s the trailer.

Seriously, AMC? That’s it, a 15 second trailer? Come on, guys, you have to give us more of a taste than that. Summer’s still months away.  😀

the return of The Walking Dead

Mark your calendars! Sunday night, AMC’s The Walking Dead returns. Here’s the trailer for the second half of season 5.

On Tuesday, AMC hosted a live Google hangout featuring Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford), and Executive Producer Scott Gimple. Here it is, if you’re interested.

justified: the final season

Normally, I’m not a fan of January. But now I have a reason to be happy for it’s return in 2015: FX will be airing the final season of Justified. I’m a little sad that it will be the final season, but I suspect it’ll be going out with a bang. Sam Elliot and Garrett Dillahunt will have recurring roles in season 6. That’s a good sign in my opinion. Here’s the trailer. Looks promising.