25 Favorite Films with Broken Lizard!

RT catches up with the comedy troupe as they take their latest film to Slamdance.

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Jay Chandrasekhar



Reservoir Dogs (1992, 95% Tomatometer)
Reservoir DogsReservoir Dogs, I love for the dialogue. I think it's just unbelievably brilliant and funny. Original, and just strange -- the little conversations between Joe and Michael Madsen when they're in the office, and Chris Penn comes running in and he goes, "I see you sitting there, but I don't believe it!" I just love every inch of that movie.

This is Spinal Tap (1979, 97% Tomatometer)
Spinal TapSpinal Tap --- I think you could make an easy argument that that's the funniest movie ever. It's just top to bottom quotable and brilliant, and I guess improvised? I'm curious to know how much of it was improvised. But it's a tremendous movie.


48 Hrs. (1982, 97% Tomatometer)
48 Hrs.I think 48 Hrs. is the perfect tough, funny buddy movie. I think Eddie Murphy exploded off of it --- he was on Saturday Night Live, but...in his intro when he's singing "Roxanne," and going to the hillbilly bar, and Nick Nolte being such a hilarious, racist prick. I loved it. "Sorry about the watermelon joke."


Halloween (1978, 91% Tomatometer)
HalloweenI think it's the scariest movie I've ever seen. It was supposedly shot in Hattenfield, IL and I lived in a small town in Illinois. I just found it just horrifying. I still, to this day, find it incredibly horrifying; the music gives me the chills. The actual street, though is here in Hollywood right by our Blockbuster. So I always look down there. "I don't see Michael Myers..."

Heffernan: That's when he's at his most dangerous!


Billy Liar (1963, 100%)
Billy LiarThere's a movie called Billy Liar that Tom Courtenay is in, which I saw with Paul. It's this guy who's a daydreamer, and the movie goes deep into his daydreams and it's so hilarious and bizarre.

Soter: It's an older movie that is not dated at all, in terms of the comedy. I'm jumping in here because it's on my list and I have to take it off ---

Chandrasekhar: Ha-ha.

Soter: Jay and I were like, they're showing this revival of this old movie we've heard good things about, and we go and the both of us are screaming through the whole movie, laughing our asses off. I can't believe it was made in 1963; it was such a revelation, the idea that a very British, black and white movie would feel very immediate and hysterical.




Next: Last but not least, Paul Soter wraps up with his favorite flicks

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