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Review: 'Let's Be Cops' Starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev & Andy Garcia

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2014 9:05 AM
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Let's Be Cops
From the title alone, "Let's Be Cops" makes it clear its ambitious are slight, with the comedy not asking much of the audience except to sit back and let the premise of two guys pretending to be police officers go wild. But any goodwill will likely depend on how much they can tolerate a production this lazy. Not resembling a movie as much as a series of loosely connected skits that eventually cohere into something resembling a motion picture, filled with a handful of odd continuity issues, dangling plot threads, and most importantly, the problem of being deeply unfunny, 'Let's Be Cops' is a fine example of what happens when filmmakers rely too heavily on the potential chemistry of the cast, rather than giving actors something decent on the page to work with.

Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kellan Lutz & Nina Dobrev Team For 'Kid Cannabis'; Sean Bean Leading 'Devil's Peak' Trilogy & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 9, 2012 9:42 AM
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"Project X" star Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kellan Lutz and Nina Dobrev are set to star in John Stockwell's "Kid Cannabis," a rags-to-riches drug tale based on a 2005 Rolling Stone article that follows an impoverished, depressed high school dropout who quickly finds himself managing a multi-million dollar marijuana smuggling operation across the Idaho-Canada border.

Watch: Bikini & Butt Is Bait In 'Shark Night 3D' Clip; 'Arena' May Be The Worst Sam Jackson Pic Yet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2011 9:28 AM
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It's Monday, the beginning of August and another long work week so here's some pulp nonsense to rest your brain with.

Paul Rudd & Nina Dobrev Join The Cast Of Stephen Chbosky's 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 17, 2011 12:15 PM
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With the "Twilight" series' end set to leave a massive hole in Summit Entertainment's slate and bottome line, the studio has been scouring the globe for adaptations in an attempt to retain the loyal young adult/teenage market it has garnered. One particular upcoming adaptation though -- which the studio picked up earlier this year -- looks to be bringing in all the right talent to attract that very market. Author Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of his own novel, "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower," has 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson and 'Percy Jackson' star Logan Lerman in the lead roles with Mae Whitman ("Arrested Development") also on board.

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