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Another Cinema Snob Movie, released on July 26, 2019, is the sequel to The Cinema Snob Movie, written by Brad Jones and directed by Ryan Mitchelle, featuring Jones's The Cinema Snob character.

After Craig releases his own The Cinema Snob Movie (a stereotypical internet movie featuring the Snob going to space) to scathing reviews, he, Neil (now played by Rob Walker) and some new friends set off on a road trip to reconnect with Craig's father (Lloyd Kaufman), only to find themselves lost in a small town with several dark secrets. Craig and Neil are the only returning characters from the first film, though Yayo Gutierrez appears as Craig's agent (first introduced in the Snob review of Heaven's Gate); other new cast members include Tamara Chambers, Doug Walker, Korey Goodwin and Laura Luke-Jones, while Zach LaVoy and director Ryan Mitchelle appear as new characters.


On September 1st, 2019, the film (as well as Jesus, Bro!) became available on the Troma NOW streaming service, becoming the first of Jones's films to appear on a streaming platform and making Jones a member of the Troma family.

This film contains examples of:

  • The Alcoholic: There is not one scene in the film where Neil isn't drinking something.
  • Brick Joke: Before they end up meeting any psychos, the gang play a game where they list off movie cliches. As the movie progresses, every trope they list ends up happening, usually as Self-Deprecation humor.
    • Fake-Out Dream Sequences: Craig has a nightmare where he is in the sequel to the In-Universe The Cinema Snob Movie where his characters are trying to kill him, only to wake up in the car. Neil even lampshades that such scenes are done just to fool audiences into thinking that the movie is more exciting through the trailers, something this same scene is used for in the promotional material for this film.
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    • Jump Scares: Its an Homage to a horror genre, so those definitely happen.
    • Cell-phones that stop working at inconvenient times: They get no phone reception when they enter the Town with a Dark Secret.
    • Amnesia Subplots: Shelley is briefly turned evil with Bally Joe's collar.
    • Introductory Opening Credits late into the movie: It doesn't happen until 19 minutes in.
    • Opening scenes that happen way later than the actual plot of the movie: The scene where this is trope is lampshaded in is in the very beginning of the movie, but is set after they have already started their Road Trip.
    • Road Movies: The film is about the gang driving from Illinois to California and getting into shenanigans along the way, even if those shenanigans wouldn't look out of place in a cannibal-hillbilly movie.
    • Meta-Films: The characters tend to lampshade the tropes that happen in the story, the plot essentially being them trying to make another movie and Craig and Neil congratulate themselves for making another one at the end.
    • Movies where characters have stupid last names for no reason: Craig Golightly.
    • Movies referencing other, better movies: Coming from the Cinema Snob? A guarantee.
    • Movies with overused green-screen and CGI-blood: They use a poorly-done green-screen for the outside of the car right then and there and a poorly done visual effect is done when Neil shoots Earl later on.
    • Sequels where they replace an actor instead of making a new character: In the first film, Neil was played by Jake Norvell. Here he is played by Rob Walker. Especially funny because he is the one listing this trope.
    • Correctly guessing a computer password: While trying to hack the computer system at the clown museum, Neil dunks alcohol onto the keyboard, magically making Brycycle's password guess correct.
    • Sequel recycling jokes from the first film: When drinking at the bar, Craig out of nowhere falls asleep in the middle of an idea, much like how his "pretend to be a snob" idea in the first film came to him. After Neil lists this trope, Craig immediately shouts "Oh my fucking God!", a Running Gag from the first film.
    • Third-Act Twists: Craig's agent drunkenly tells Neil that he plans on finding a different director.
    • Third-Act Sequel-Baiting: Craig's agent manages to get Craig and Neil a new movie deal by the end, with the crazy driver giving them the $50,000 dollars they need after Craig's agent manages to book them someone who loves bad B-Movies.
    • Third-Act Breakups: Craig is breaking off his partnership with Neil and the implied shipping done between Craig and Shelley goes nowhere.
  • The Cameo: Lloyd Kaufman playing Craig's father Stanley Golightly.
  • Celebrity Paradox: The Nostalgia Critic exists in-universe, and Neil explicitly refers to him as Doug Walker - in the same universe where Bally Joe (played by Walker) exists.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: While having stopped for gas, Brycycle is accosted by a guy in a red car (credited as "Steve" in the credits), who out of nowhere challenges him to a race to California. When Brycycle flat-out tells him that he is not going to race him, the guy just laughs it off. He then proceeds to try and shoot at their car to win this race and later shows up to try and kill them with an assault rifle in-front of the Clown Museum, inadvertently saving their lives before he shoots one of their tires. By the end he gives Craig and Neil $50,000 for "winning" the race.
    Steve: Well, well, well. Well, well. This is a nice-looking van.
    Brycycle: Thanks? I've literally had it for hours.
    Steve: (Gets right in Brycycle's face.) So just because you got a brand-new van, you think that you're faster than my t-bird fire ultra-thunder crasher seven-thousand?
    Brycycle: Is... is that the make and model fo you're car?
    Steve: It goes so fast (takes off his sunglasses) you don't even have time to check the name.
    Brycycle: Well... it's parked. I can check it right now.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: The Clown Museum is established as being the one thing that keeps the Town with a Dark Secret's economy going. He does this by tricking random people into going there, where he captures them, puts personality-altering mind-control collars on them to make them his servants and dresses them in clown costumes, creating entertaining backstories for them, keeping them fed by feeding them human meat. He could very easily sell the mind-control technology, or even use the town as the headquarters for expanding such tech, but instead he uses this to enslave random people and dresses them up as clowns for a roadside attraction.
  • Expy: Bally Joe is a lot like Captain Spalding from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects; the Faux Affably Evil redneck manager of a road-side attraction that involves clowns and grizzly serial killers in its attractions (though he himself isn't the Monster Clown like Spalding) in-league with a separate group of killer hicks within driving distance.
  • Genre Savvy: Having seen many, many cannibal hick films in his time, Craig correctly predicts everything that happens to them as soon as their car breaks down.
  • Hated by All:
    • Over half of the film is spent with Craig and Neil being shat on for their lackluster filmography and calling Craig a hypocrite for being a filmmaking Caustic Critic. Granted, Neil might have it coming considering he has developed a reputation for physically and emotionally torturing his actors as a form of Enforced Method Acting.
    • Brycycle's internet career has slowed to a crawl after he made it clear how unrepentantly ableist he is when saying that circus-freaks aren't really people and therefore shouldn't be allowed to have rights. His hatred for them comes up a lot throughout the film.
  • Homage: While the first film can be read as an homage to Giallo thrillers, this film acts as one to Hillbilly Horrors from The '70s.
  • Kick the Dog: With the reveal that Earl was serving human-meat, Earl having made Shelley name a pig and then killing it was just for fun apparently.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: While Stanley Golightly is a highly-successful Hollywood producer with many successful shows to his name, Craig is a highly-unsuccessful YouTube personality with nothing but critical and commercial flops to his name.
  • Mythology Gag: In In-Universe The Cinema Snob Movie was redone with a Science Fiction plot involving the film-snob group going to space and fighting aliens, something that Neil frequently hounds Craig over. Craig defends his decision as being a staple of internet movies. The Cinema Snob character has himself been in two other internet films set in space; To Boldly Flee and Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie.
  • Not Good with People: As a director, Neil is the kind of director that puts his actors through hell with cattle-prods, human-cages and waterboarding as a form of Enforced Method Acting. Outside of that, he is a complete grouch throughout the entire movie, spending the whole time either calling someone names, drinking heavily or threatening someone. The increasing number of flops on his filmography certainly have not helped his mood.
  • Old Shame: Inverted and In-Universe. It is implied that Black Angus was the only movie Craig and Neil made that wasn't considered an absolute failure.
  • Red Herring: You'd think the Loony Fan Craig and Neil meet at the convention will turn up later, but really he's relegated to being a One-Scene Wonder.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Many of the blatant gaffes in Craig's The Cinema Snob Movie are exaggerated versions of actual gaffes from the real The Cinema Snob Movie (which Brad had previously lampooned in his Snob review of the first film), particularly Craig's obviously fake beard and a character throwing a weapon to Craig from a completely different location.
    • Neil (here played by Rob Walker) calls the Nostalgia Critic a "hack."
  • Take That!: Before serving dinner, Earl (the kill-crazy cannibal hick) says grace to Donald Trump as if he were God, everyone else rolling their eyes and reacting in disgust.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Brycycle makes millions of dollars as a YouTube gamer, but has been investing most of it in bitcoin still.
    Craig: That makes no sense.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Neil, as played by Jake Norvell in the first film, was a fairly affable, somewhat happy-go-lucky character who got along very well with Craig. Neil, as played by Rob Walker in this film, is a surly grouch notorious for mistreating people and whose tensions with Craig have reached a boiling point. This is explained in-universe as being due to the deterioration of his and Craig's careers following the success of Black Angus.
  • Vanity Project: The In-Universe version of The Cinema Snob Movie is a retelling of the actual The Cinema Snob Movie (which were true events In-Universe), but flanderized to the point of absurdity. Craig's hair and beard is much longer and fake-looking than it was at the beginning, Dan Phillips had not only heard of him but actively invites him to the film group for his genius filmmaking skills where they leave Earth on a space-ship to protect the universe from bad taste. Nancy and Ted Adams are portrayed as blue-skinned aliens and the Snob blows Ted away with an impressive sci-fi gun handed to him by Neil. Even Neil recognizes it as such and refers to it as a vanity project.
  • Villain Ball: One of his meat-suppliers Victoria points out that they don't have to feed their clown-slaves human-meat to keep them alive, only for Bally Joe to rebuke her by claiming that "[they] created these clowns, [they're] like gods to them. They'll eat whatever [they] feed them."
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Craig, having gone to his father to help give life back into his dying career, receives a pep-talk from Stanley about even though Craig's work is trash, the fact that he is creating content (even if he himself is perplexed about it) is something to take pride in. On a meta-level, it's even more heartwarming to hear this from Lloyd Kaufman (a man who made a living making campy exploitation film and became a success in it) saying this to Brad Jones (a fan of campy exploitation films who found stardom on the internet and is trying to make films himself).


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...the Worst Job on a Porn Set

When Craig tries Bally Joe's goat-balls and describes it as tasting like "the worst job on a porn set."

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