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In a summer that seems to be lacking in truly great, original comedies, Let’s Be Cops certainly has the potential to break the mould and offer something a little different. With a host of great weapons in its arsenal, including two rising stars in Damon Wayans, Jr. and Jake Johnson, we also see them joined by the talented leading lady Nina Dobrev, and a revered Andy Garcia as the film’s chief antagonist. The premise itself is the stuff of comedy gold – two ne’er-do-wells from Los Angeles dress up like cops and use the power that comes along with the position to do everything from smoking marijuana in public, getting into trendy night clubs, and turn the tables on those who’ve wronged them in the past. But halfway through this film, it simply becomes all too familiar.
Jake Johnson is Ryan, a disgraced former college football star »
- Damen Norton
Director: Luke Greenfield.
Running Time: 104 minutes.
Synopsis: Two friends attend a costume party as cops and quickly realise they can pass for the real thing. After a few pranks they soon become involved in a serious and dangerous case.
Let’S Be Cops is a one joke movie, luckily it happens to be a very funny joke. With Johnson and Wayans Jr. coming fresh from a few successful years on hit TV show New Girl (granted Wayans Jr. has been more of a guest star), it’s time for these two funnymen to break into the big and beautiful world of movies. Although Let’S Be Cops is far from perfect, it’s a simplistic film that allows the two stars to demonstrate what they are capable of.
Two people impersonating cops »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Lindsay Lohan just got iced!The "Mean Girls" star made a surprise appearance on "The Tonight Show" on Wednesday, where she enlisted Jimmy Fallon to help her complete the Als Ice Bucket Challenge.The actress is the latest star to join the viral movement to raise money and awareness for Als. So far, the challenge has raised over $41 million, visit the official site to learn how you can help! Sporting a sheer black long-sleeved top, leather shorts and thigh-high open-toed boots, Lilo let the late night host dump a bucket of ice cold water over her head.Check out the clip below to see who she nominated to take the challenge!Fallon recently completed the challenge with The Roots, Rob Riggle and Horatio Sanz, after he was nominated by Justin Timberlake to get doused in the name of charity.Click here to see All the celebs who have completed the challenge so far! »
- tooFab Staff
The old adage claims that laughter is the best medicine, and Sept. 5's “Stand Up to Cancer” telecast will have that in spades. It also contains tremendous star power, as first wave of participating entertainers proves. Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe are just a handful of the stars joining host Katie Couric in the digital lounge next month. Also involved are Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Danny McBride, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Dane Cook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marg Helgenberger, Matt Passmore, Rob Riggle, Italia Ricci and. »
- Tony Maglio
Stand Up to Cancer is back and bigger than ever. The charitable event, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, returns for its fourth biennial fundraising telecast. Sept. 5. Participants will include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Dane Cook, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Mark Harmon, Marg Helgenberger, Rob Lowe, Danny McBride, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Passmore, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Ben Stiller, Eric Stonestreet, Kiefer Sutherland, Bree Turner and Reese Witherspoon. Ariana Grande, Lupe Fiasco and Common, Jennifer Hudson, Dave Matthews and The Who will perform. Additional celebrities and performers will be announced in the coming »
The film's producers have now gone on the record to say that isn't the case, saying in an official statement: "Contrary to reports, we are able to confirm that Robin Williams completed his voice recording for the role of Dennis. Everyone on the Absolutely Anything team was distraught to hear the sad news and we send our condolences to Robin's family."
The film stars Simon Pegg as Neil Clarke, a disillusioned teacher who discovers he has magical powers thanks to some aliens (voiced by all the Monty Python alum). Williams plays the voice of Clarke's dog Dennis.
Source: Empire Online »
- Garth Franklin
The TV spots and trailers for Let’s Be Cops made me extremely excited for this movie. I love both Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as actors, as they both have a tendency to sign on to projects that have a very unique brand of humor. Their performances in other works have always left my sides aching. But this film just falls kind of flat. All of the best jokes were played out in the various marketing materials, and the ones they didn’t spend were overplayed and predictable, which was a bummer since the ads and the casting made me confident there would be some original humor in it.
Johnson plays almost exactly the same character he does on Fox’s New Girl, which is both a positive and a negative, since over the past seasons, Nick has become the reason I watch the show. But I was »
- Jake Smith
Does Britney Spears actually know why ice water is being poured on her? I'm not convinced. But what does it matter? The so-called "ice bucket challenge" is for a good cause - over $15 million has been donated to the Als Association since the fundraising campaign began - and a bunch more celebrities have since joined the fray, from Ben Affleck to Britney Spears to LeBron James to Lady Gaga, who wins the "Most Artistic" superlative once again with her stoic Instagram clip. (Amy Schumer's is still the best though.) Check out the latest round of videos below, and go here to donate. Lady Gaga (nominated Adele): Tom Hiddleston (nominated Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans): Britney Spears (nominated Adam Sandler): Justin Timberlake (nominated Jimmy Fallon and The Roots): Ben Affleck (nominated Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Damon and wife Jennifer Garner): (function(d, s, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Imagine what Lloyd and Harry, the heroes of the Farrelly brothers’ “Dumb and Dumber To,” the sequel to the movie you’ve all been waiting for (right?), could do if they only used more than just 1% of their brains. Which is apparently what they’ve been getting by on all this time. I guess we’ll find out when the film opens this November. Until then, take a gander at two posters featuring our leading men that mimics the poster for Luc Besson’s “Lucy.” I like Lloyd and Harry, but I much prefer a close-up shot of Scarlett Johansson’s face. Then again, maybe that’s just me. 20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney. Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, with Kathleen Turner and “The Walking Dead’s” Laurie Holden, »
Everyone, and we mean everyone, did the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this weekend.
Everyone, and we mean everyone, did the Als Ice Bucket Challenge this weekend.
Name a celebrity and there's a good chance they got soaked with cold water on video to benefit and raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als). According to The New York Times, as of Sunday, the Als Association had garnered $13.3 million in donations since July 29.
The Times reports, "People have shared more than 1.2 million videos on Facebook between June 1 and Aug. 13 and mentioned the phenomenon more than 2.2 million times on Twitter since July 29, according to those sites."
Watch: Et's Nancy O'Dell Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
3. Robert Downey, Jr.
20th Century Fox released their new comedy flick, "Let's Be Cops," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was quite entertaining and hilarious, delivering a ton of laughs, drama, suspense and more. It stars: Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy and Andy Garcia. In the new film, characters ,Ryan (Jake Johnson) and Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.), are feeling pretty down about their careers are the lack there of. Ryan is a former football star that got injured, and Justin is a struggling video game creator with a shortage on confidence. Eventually, they show up at a masquerade party in full cop costumes, because Ryan thought a masquerade party was the same as a costume party. After getting shunned from that event, they found themselves being able to command unusual amounts of attention as everyone thought they were real cops. They »
While watching the new film "Lucy," did you find yourself mistaking hyper-intelligent star Scarlett Johansson for dim-witted Jim Carrey or, possibly, Jeff Daniels? Probably not, but if so, two new posters for the duo's belated sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" probably won't help clear up the confusion. Lose some braincells with Carrey below: pic.twitter.com/0VFijpMIe5 — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 15, 2014 And here's Daniels' version (which looks much more demonic): Prepare to get your Harry on, people! #dumbanddumberto pic.twitter.com/PAZCe4suva — Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) August 15, 2014 Written and directed by the Farrelly Brothers, "Dumb and Dumber To" also stars newcomers Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner and Rob Riggle. "Dumb and Dumber To" hits theaters November 14. »
- Dave Lewis
Today we have two character posters for "Dumb and Dumber To," which are a parody of the poster for Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy." Only instead of using 100% of their brains like Johansson does in her movie, Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) use 1%. Check out the posters below. The new movie takes place twenty years after the original film and focuses on Lloyd and Harry in search for Harry's daughter in order to get a kidney from her. Rob Riggle, Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Cam Neely (played Sea Bass in original) and Brady Bluhm (played Billy in 4C in original) co-star, while Jennifer Lawrence and several other celebrities are expected to make cameos. "Dumb and Dumber To" is once again directed by the Farrelly brothers and is set to hit theaters on November 14th. Posters: (click to enlarge) »
Yesterday Jim Carrey gave us a sneak peek at a new poster for the upcoming comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To, and now two one sheets have been officially released, which parody the poster for Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy…
Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Lloyd and Harry, and co-stars Kathleen Turner (The Virgin Suicides), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Rob Riggle (The Other Guys), Steve Tom (The Campaign), Rachel Melvin (Days of Our Lives) and Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) alongside the returning Cam Neely (Sea Bass) and Brady Bluhm (Billy in 4C). The film is set for release on November 14th in the States and December 19th in the UK. Watch the trailer here.
- Gary Collinson
Two brand new Dumb and Dumber To posters just popped up and rather than show Jim Carrey’s Lloyd Christmas and Jeff Daniels’ Harry Dunne in the middle of some crazy antics, like hanging with Butthole, sharing a bike made for one or driving that crazy dog grooming van, the pair is parodying Lucy. Yes, the recent Scarlett Johansson release, Lucy. It seems like an odd choice, but there are limited options when you consider that they can only pull this kind of thing with a Universal film. Lucy is also fresh in our minds and one of the studio’s higher openers of the year, so it does make some sense. Perhaps The Purge: Anarchy will be next. According to the posters, the average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Hit the jump to check out what Lloyd and Harry accomplish using just 1%. Dumb and Dumber To will make »
- Perri Nemiroff
Scarlett Johansson's Lucy has become a big enough box office hit that Dumb and Dumber To, possibly the biggest comedy opening this coming holiday season, is parodying the original poster for director Luc Besson's action epic. Check out Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) as they prepare to use at least 1% of their total brain capacity this November. The two stars debuted the posters on their Twitter and WhoSay? accounts just moments ago:
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 15, 2014
Prepare to get your Harry on, people! #dumbanddumbertopic.twitter.com/PAZCe4suva
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) August 15, 2014
Here is the original Lucy poster:
Twenty years after their last adventure, good-hearted, yet dimwitted best friends, Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas head out in search for Harry's long lost daughter, and Lloyd's in love again.
Dumb and Dumber To: Posters
Dumb and Dumber To comes to theaters November 14th, »
Jim Carrey has taken to WhoSay to release a new promotional poster for the upcoming sequel Dumb and Dumber To, which parodies the tag-line and one-sheet for Scarlett Johansson-headlined action thriller Lucy. Check it out…
Released on November 14th in the USA and a month later on UK Shores, Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Lloyd and Harry, and co-stars Kathleen Turner (The Virgin Suicides), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Rob Riggle (The Other Guys), Steve Tom (The Campaign), Rachel Melvin (Days of Our Lives) and Oscar Winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) alongside the returning Cam Neely (Sea Bass) and Brady Bluhm (Billy in 4C). Watch the trailer here.
- Gary Collinson
This was just a bad idea. Don't get me wrong… Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Keegan Michael Key, and Damon Wayans Jr. are all genuinely funny people, and when you put that many funny people together, there are going to be funny moments. I certainly laughed a few times during "Let's Be Cops," and as far as actual film craft goes, it's perfectly serviceable. But if anything counts in comedy, it's timing, and right now is not the time to make a movie about how easy it is to abuse the privileges that come with wearing a police uniform. I'm not just talking about this week's horrifying events in Ferguson, Missouri, either, although I'm sure everyone at Fox is mortified. This is the second time in recent memory that they've released a comedy at the exact wrong moment, with "The Watch" rolling into theaters just as the Treyvon Martin conversation was at its most heated. »
- Drew McWeeny
Let’s Be Cops, 2014.
Directed by Luke Greenfield.
Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
I am told that our pretend cop co-stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. have some incredible comedic chemistry together on the hit sitcom New Girl, and after watching Let’s Be Cops that is a statement I am inclined to believe. Simply put, their camaraderie is the only thing holding the film together from crumbling down into a total disaster. The core of those problems come from director and writer Luke Greenfield, a.k.a. the talentless schmuck that directed The Animal starring Rob Schneider. »
- Robert Kojder
Chicago – The premise is sound, but the new film “Let’s Be Cops” refuses to do something original with the premise of a couple of regular Joes pretending to be Johnny Law. The same stale jokes and inevitable need for heroic action climax overwhelms the mild amusement of it all.
Jokes about horny boys, marijuana, horny ladies, mistaken identities and obsession with ridiculous minutiae – like having the boys involved in a “case” – limit the enjoyment of the two lead actors. Damon Wayans Jr. handles smart comedy much better than the physical or character variety, and is miscast, and his partner Jake Johnson practically sweats blood to deliver the scenario, going off in directions that quite frankly would have him spend jail time in the real world. Will there be a wacky arrest that the fakers have to do? Yes, and it will be extreme, though bizarrely funny. In essence, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
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