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Interview: Rob Riggle, Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr. of ‘Let’s Be Cops’

12 August 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – When the assignment was to find a comedy team to take on impersonating police officers, funny men Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. – of the TV series “New Girl” – fit the uniforms perfectly for the new film, “Let’s Be Cops.” Add in the always hilarious Rob Riggle, and let the games begin.

Riggle is a well known comic character presence on “The Daily Show” and films like “The Hangover,” “21 Jump Street,” “Big Miracle” and the upcoming “Dumb and Dumber To.” Riggle is also famous for having served in the Marines and Marine Reserves for a total of 23 years – retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel – and began his comedy career after his first military stint.

Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson in ‘Let’s Be Cops’

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson are practically a comedy duo. They portray pals Coach and Nick on Zooey Deschanel’s sitcom “New Girl, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film Review: Nothing But Fear, Anger in Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’

12 July 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Dear Dinesh D’Souza: Why are you afraid of alternate narratives in American History? History, as we know, is written by the winners, and you seem all sad and angry that one man, Howard Zinn, wrote a History of the United States by defining the desperation of the people left behind in the American dream. Why is that so awful? You define it as “progressive left wing” narrative, but what is your propaganda film – blithely called “America” – but a distillation of your view of history?

Rating: 1.0/5.0

You see, Dinesh, you seem to have no empathy for those in a lower station than yourself. You have determined that the power in America is in its ability to accumulate entrepreneurs. And also, all that historic pablum in the beginning – in which you leave out key facts and stage reenactments that are riddled with inaccuracies – are just the set up to reiterate »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘America: Imagine a World Without Her’ Review: Imagine a World With Better Right-Wing Documentaries

5 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There are very good intentions at the core of America: Imagine a World Without Her, Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan‘s follow-up to their smash hit 2016: Obama’s America. In focusing much of their attack on Howard Zinn, the filmmakers look to rewrite history again, this time in a more positive manner. That isn’t to say the documentary is out to defend slavery or imperialism or any of the other shameful things spotlighted in “The People’s History of the United States,” but it does concentrate on how the nation has continually gotten on the right path and put its wrongdoings behind. Narrating and appearing on screen as the film’s main driving force, D’Souza implies that America is great because we did have that Civil War and eventually abolished slavery. Basically, he believes we should be celebrating the fact that we no longer treat people like property, not »

- Nonfics.com

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Film Review: ‘America: Imagine the World Without Her’

27 June 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After scoring a surprise box office success with his “2016: Obama’s America,” an agitprop portrait of our current U.S. president as a “breathtakingly anti-American” radical, conservative author and sociopolitical commentator Dinesh D’Souza strikes again with “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” a slick, sprawling celebration of American exceptionalism that could, much like its predecessor, make a bundle by rigorously reinforcing the deeply held beliefs and darkest suspicions of its target audience. A well-timed theatrical rollout in major markets during the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend will only enhance this aggressively patriotic documentary’s commercial appeal.

D’Souza sticks fairly close to the same game plan he employed for “2016,” once again sharing writing and directing chores with co-producer John Sullivan, and pulling double duty as narrator and oncamera interviewer. (He also appears here, fleetingly, as a fast-food restaurateur in a comedy sketch intended to illustrate the joys of capitalism. »

- Joe Leydon

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