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Movie review: Offensively bad 'Super Troopers 2' shows Broken Lizard hasn't aged well

Like many of a certain age, I was a fan of Broken Lizard's 2001 stoner cop cult classic "Super Troopers," which circulated smoky dorm rooms in the early 2000s. The energetic, silly and wordy comedy of the then-unknown troupe was absurd, naughty and endlessly quotable. Coming 17 years later, the crowdfunded sequel "Super Troopers 2" is a whole lot more of the same, resplendent mustaches and all. But have I grown up? Or is it that Broken Lizard hasn't? Because the second time around is an exercise in diminishing returns.

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'I Feel Pretty' review: Amy Schumer's fable about fat-shaming is frankly depressing

In a 2015 sketch aired on Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," the one called "New Body," Schumer played a woman shopping for a wardrobe for the body she's always wanted. The clothing store clerk, thin and deadpan, is the perfect foil for Schumer's chipper, play-along reactions. With those two perfect minutes you don't realize the first time through how much Schumer and her writers are actually saying about the culture's omnipresent assault on female self-image.

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Capsule reviews of feature films

AARDVARK. 2 stars. Misfired drama about a man (Zachary Quinto) with mental health issues who consults an incompetent therapist (Jenny Slate) about his delusional belief that his famous-actor brother (Jon Hamm) is "playing" the people he meets on the street. Not about aardvarks. 1 hr. 29 PG-13 (language) – Gary Thompson

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'Grease' is still the word for Lorenzo Lamas

It was a trip to the Academy Awards that set Lorenzo Lamas in motion to be part of one of the most successful movie musicals of all time: "Grease." The film, which has taken in more than $188 million at the box office (second only to the live version of "Beauty and the Beast"), celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a special DVD release.

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How a cowboy from South Dakota and a filmmaker from Beijing came together on the critically acclaimed indie 'The Rider'

Born in Beijing in 1983, filmmaker Chloe Zhao wasn't exposed to any American movies until the mid-1990s, when China began to open itself up to the West. Once she was, she quickly became entranced. "When Western culture came in, it was like a tsunami because we'd been closed off for so long," Zhao says, rattling off the titles of films she remembers seeing: "True Lies," "Sister Act," "Aliens," "Indecent Proposal," "Pretty Woman."

Solo: A Star Wars Story official trailer

The new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian. The film is in theaters May 25.
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