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Old 12-09-09, 07:27 AM
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The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09



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I had no idea that Broken Lizard were releasing a new flick until I heard two of them interviewed on a podcast yesterday and they said The Slammin' Salmon was coming out Friday. What a great surprise! Though I haven't seen Club Dread or their first movie, I love the hell out of Super Troopers and Beerfest, so I'll give this one a shot.

Honestly, the trailer didn't do much for me, but then again I didn't like "Super Troopers" when I first saw it, but grew to love it after repeated cable viewings.

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Old 12-09-09, 07:38 AM
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

Wow, I totally forgot about this one. I remember seeing the trailer over the summer and thought it looked good. It was great seeing Micheal Clark Duncan in it.
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

Not playing anywhere near me yet. If it does wind up opening wide, I'll try to catch it.
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Old 12-14-09, 09:32 AM
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I tried to catch this over the weekend but it's not playing near me either. Closest theater is over 30 miles away. Hopefully I won't have to wait until it hits DVD to see it.
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

I'll see it for Cobie Smulders and Olivia Munn.
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It's not playing anywhere in California. That sucks.
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It's not playing anywhere in California. That sucks.
Lame. Wonder why?
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Old 12-15-09, 05:46 PM
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

The girlfriend and I saw this on Saturday at the Alamo Drafthouse with Broken Lizard in attendance for a Q&A.

HILARIOUS.

Michael Clarke Duncan really makes the film, believe it or not.

I'd say it's better than Beer Fest & Club Dread but not exactly to the peak of Super Troopers (the sequel to which Jay Chandrasekhar confirmed is in the 2nd draft stage of pre-production). They also mentioned that we can expect Pot Fest [to be renamed Pot Quest] to be their next film in production but that, because it is at a different studio (Universal vs Warners) it would feature the boys playing different characters than in the first film and the name of the film is not allow to end in "-Fest", strangely.

The guys from BL were really cool as well, they were hanging out in the lobby talking to people before the film and then hung out with their fans at the Drafthouse's new bar/lounge/bowling alley across the street.

It played really well at our theater so I'd expect it to expand. I believe it opened in a mere 11 theaters this past weekend. The film is produced/distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment so they might not have the pull to get this in more theaters during the holiday season, imho.

EDIT: I looked up the film's take for the weekend and in 11 theaters they made $26,167. So, uh, this might not make it wide. I know the Alamo Drafthouse has only a 1 week commitment on it (up till Thursday) with the possibility of staying up to 3 more depending on popularity, so if you're in the Austin area that's the place to see it. I'd hurry though if I were a betting man based on those numbers.

It's a shame because even the fans of their other films probably don't even know the film exists due to ZERO marketing.

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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

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It's not playing anywhere in California. That sucks.
I'm a big fan of Broken Lizard and thought Beerfest was a nice return after a lackluster Club Dread. Hoping this makes it here.
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Hilarious movie! I was laughing throughout.
Definitely their best since Super Troopers.
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2 of my clients are in this. I went and supported when it had a short 2 week run in LA. I thought it was good.
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

I didn't know anything about this or I would have made the drive to Austin. Will wait for the blu-ray.
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Old 04-03-10, 03:27 PM
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Just finished watching. I've never seen Puddle Cruiser, so out of their 4 major films I'd rank them:

1) Super Troopers
2) Beerfest
3) The Slammin' Salmon
4) Club Dread

It had its moments. It didn't really feel like a Broken Lizard movie. It honestly felt more "Direct-to-DVD", script was kind of weak. But overall it's worth at least a viewing. Michael Clarke Duncan was awesome.
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

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Just finished watching. I've never seen Puddle Cruiser, so out of their 4 major films I'd rank them:

1) Super Troopers
2) Beerfest
3) The Slammin' Salmon
4) Club Dread

It had its moments. It didn't really feel like a Broken Lizard movie. It honestly felt more "Direct-to-DVD", script was kind of weak. But overall it's worth at least a viewing. Michael Clarke Duncan was awesome.
I'd say the same, having just watched this a couple days ago. I saw Puddle Cruiser and would rank it last.
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Just watched this. I fucking loved it. I thought it was hysterical. I just really enjoyed this one.
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

yeah.. I was going to try to get this from the library.. but they don't have it listed yet. I may have to break down and get it. I have enjoyed all the previous lizard films.
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

Comes out tuesday.

Watched about 25 minutes and it's ok so far.

Problem I have is why not just tell the staff the restaurant is going to close if they don't take in 20g's

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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

Watched this last night. Such a great movie. I'm probably in the minority, but I think this was their funniest movie so far. I would at least rate this 1a and 1b with Super Troopers in no particular order. I love all their stuff though, even Club Dread.

The Meat Drapes scene had me howling. Glad I never saw a single preview or heard anything about it before watching it.
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easily the worst of the broken lizard movies....didn't laugh once.
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Watched this last night. Such a great movie. I'm probably in the minority, but I think this was their funniest movie so far. I would at least rate this 1a and 1b with Super Troopers in no particular order. I love all their stuff though, even Club Dread.

The Meat Drapes scene had me howling. Glad I never saw a single preview or heard anything about it before watching it.
I agree. Totally on par with Super Troopers. I was laughing my ass off from start to finish.
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1. Club Dread
2. Super Troopers
3. Slammin' Salmon
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Re: The Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - 12/11/09

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easily the worst of the broken lizard movies....didn't laugh once.
Awesome! So I'm not the only one. (Well, I think Club Dread is worse, but I agree about the complete and total laughlessness.)
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easily the worst of the broken lizard movies....didn't laugh once.
Ditto. Excruciating piece of shit. MCD was the only one who brought the funny, but even he couldn't save it.
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Yeah, I didn't find much funny at all. Super Troopers had excellent, fresh bits through out the movie which still make me laugh. Slammin' Slamon seemed to through out old jokes that have been rehashed for the last 25 years and felt very plain and ordinary, like something from a mediocre sitcom on NBC. A lot of potential as far as patrons for the restaurant, but even then they blew it with stale situations like Vivica A Fox's character or the Heroes dude.
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I can't wait to watch this again.
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