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Natalie Morales, Mira Sorvino & Steve Howey Cast In ‘Stuber’ Comedy From Fox

Natalie Morales, Mira Sorvino & Steve Howey Cast In ‘Stuber’ Comedy From Fox
Exclusive: Natalie Morales, Mira Sorvino and Steve Howey are the latest to board the Dave Bautista-Kumail Nanjiani buddy comedy Stuber, from 20th Century Fox and director Michael Dowse. Written by Tripper Clancy, the plot centers on a mild-mannered Uber driver (Nanjiani) who picks up a grizzled cop (Bautista) on the trail of a brutal killer and he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal.

Producers are Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, with Jake Wagner and Nick Thomas serving as exec producers. Jeremy Kramer is overseeing for Fox.

Morales currently recurs on Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet and was tapped as the lead in NBC comedy pilot Abby’s. She’s repped by CAA, Bleecker Street Entertainment and attorney Mitch Smelkinson. Repped by Management 360 and Apa, Sorvino stars in Audience Network’s new series Condor, which will premiere in June, and just wrapped The Code pilot for CBS.
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‘Lets Be Cops’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield

There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature in movies that are total turd. Such is the case with Let’s Be Cops. I really like Jake Johnson. If you read my Frightfest review of Creep you’ll probably have noticed that I spent about a third of that gushing about Safety Not Guaranteed, the Johnson-starring offbeat dramedy in which he is really good as a louche journalist. He is also really good in New Girl. So good, in fact, that he pretty much carried the show for the first half season it takes to get used to how annoying Zooey Deschanel is in it.
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‘Let’s Be Cops’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield

There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature in movies that are total turd. Such is the case with Let’s Be Cops. I really like Jake Johnson. If you read my Frightfest review of Creep you’ll probably have noticed that I spent about a third of that gushing about Safety Not Guaranteed, the Johnson-starring offbeat dramedy in which he is really good as a louche journalist. He is also really good in New Girl. So good, in fact, that he pretty much carried the show for the first half season it takes to get used to how annoying Zooey Deschanel is in it.
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Let's Be Cops review: Let's not...

Let's Be Cops review: Let's not...
Director: Luke Greenfield; Screenwriters: Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas; Starring: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr, Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D'Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: 15

The arrival of Let's Be Cops, a comedy about two no-hopers who don uniforms, buy a used squad car off eBay and pose as police (hijinks naturally ensue), could not feel more ill-timed considering it comes in the same month as the fatal shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent civil unrest. With blanket media coverage questioning the competency and culpability of police, do we really need to be seeing a film that treats the job as a lark? Does anybody really aspire to be a police offer right now?

Awkward timing, however, doesn't really disguise the fact that Let's Be Cops is an absolute stinker from start to finish. If the Jump Street movies are shining examples of how to successfully
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‘Let's Be Cops’ Reviews: Buddy Comedy Finds Few Friends in Critics Clique

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‘Let's Be Cops’ Reviews: Buddy Comedy Finds Few Friends in Critics Clique
“Let's Be Cops” may be the summer's next R-rated comedy hit — providing ticket buyers completely disregard the critics pumping it full of lead. The 20th Century Fox release starring Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) and Damon Wayans Jr. (“Happy Endings”) as two Los Angeles losers who pretend to be cops after dressing up for a party has been nearly universally panned in reviews summing it up as, simply, not that funny. Also read: ‘Let's Be Cops’ Opens With Strong $5.2 Million at Box Office Director Luke Greenfield‘s comedy he co-wrote with screenwriter Nicholas Thomas has accumulated a 9 percent “rotten” rating on Rotten.
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Review: Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. try hard but 'Let's Be Cops' is a bust

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Review: Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. try hard but 'Let's Be Cops' is a bust
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.
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‘Let’s Be Cops’ Review: A Slap to the Face (and Forehead)

Between the Ferguson, Missouri, police shootings, Lauren Bacall’s death and Robin Williams’s suicide, this has been a particularly painful week to endure. Its gloomy times like these where we could collectively use some comedy to abate the sadness. And so in desperate need of a remedy we turn to Hollywood’s latest comic offering, Let’s Be Cops. There is laughter to be found here, unfortunately that laughter is buried under a towering mountain of rampant misogyny, homophobia and poop humor. In other words, if you like your movies in which two males treat women poorly, mock homosexuality and repeatedly slap each other in the face, this film is for you. From moment one Luke Greenfield’s regressive trifle feels dated — culturally, politically, cinematically. We open with the Backstreet Boys pop hit “I Want It That Way,” which would be slightly amusing if This Is The End didn’t exist. But
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Movie Review – Let’s Be Cops (2014)

Let’s Be Cops, 2014.

Directed by Luke Greenfield.

Starring Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key and Andy Garcia.

Synopsis:

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.
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Film Review: ‘Let’s Be Cops’ Unoriginally Repeats Old Formulas

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.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

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

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,
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Let’s Be Cops’ With Damon Wayans Jr.

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new comedy “Let’s Be Cops” starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson from the director of “The Girl Next Door”!

“Let’s Be Cops,” which is rated “R” and opens on Aug. 13, 2014, also stars Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie and Tom Mardirosian from writer and director Luke Greenfield and writer Nicholas Thomas. Note: You must be 17+ to win this Hookup and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free “Let’s Be Cops” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning!
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New Red-Band Trailer Hits for 'Let's Be Cops'

20th Century Fox has released a brand new red-band trailer for their upcoming comedy, “Let’s Be Cops” starring Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, and Andy Garcia.

Luke Greenfield directed film from a screenplay written by Nicholas Thomas and Greenfield.

It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they 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.

Check out the new red-band trailer below.

“Let’s Be Cops” hits theaters on August 13, 2014.

Source: Yahoo! Movies
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Hot Trailer: ‘Let’s Be Cops’ Redband

Hot Trailer: ‘Let’s Be Cops’ Redband
When a couple of slacker buddies need a costume party plan, they come up with the fine idea of going faux Five-o. So Damon Wayans Jr and Jake Johnson don their Lapd uniforms, and people think they’re the real thing. Our heroes soon experience the respect (and women and drugs and such) that comes with it. They take the joke to the next level by creating a fake squad car, and serious hijinks ensue. But so does stumbling into real crooks and major crimes. Luke Greenfield directs Let’s Be Cops, which he co-wrote with Nicholas Thomas. Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, […]
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Johnson & Wayans Jr. in Another Red Band 'Let's Be Cops' Trailer

The first red band trailer for the self-explanatory comedy Let's Be Cops starring Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. was short on big laughs, but a new red band trailer dives a little deeper into what seems to be a shallow concept. As these two friends keep pretending to be cops, they get deeper into trouble. The new trailer shows off more of the dangerous activities they get involved with when they're mistaken for real cops at first, including Rob Riggle. But when the bad guys find out that they have forged badge numbers, it's assumed they might be working undercover for the FBI or the Atf. We're still not sold on the premise sustaining itself, but Wayans and Johnson certainly make it seem more appealing. Watch below! Here's the new red band trailer for Luke Greenfield's Let's Be Cops from Yahoo: Let's Be Cops is directed by Luke Greenfield
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Cinelinx's 2014 Summer Movie Guide: August

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Well folks, the Summer Movie Season is about to start this Friday with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it's time for us to wrap up our preview guides for this year (be sure to check out May, June, & July). August may be the final official month of the Summer Movie Season, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of exciting movies set to release during that time. Come check out our August movie guide for all the posters, trailers and info you need to figure out what you want to add to your watch list this Summer!

Friday, August 1st

Guardians of the Galaxy

Directed By: James Gunn

Written By: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

Cast: Chriss Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Rooker

Official Synopsis: From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers,
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New Trailer Hits for 'Let's Be Cops'

20th Century Fox has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming comedy, “Let’s Be Cops” starring Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, and Andy Garcia.

Luke Greenfield directed film from a screenplay written by Nicholas Thomas and Greenfield.

It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they 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.

Check out the new trailer below.

“Let’s Be Cops” hits theaters on August 13, 2014.

Source: Apple
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‘Let’s be Cops’, with Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., releases a red-band trailer

Over the past few television seasons, both New Girl‘s Jake Johnson and Happy EndingsDamon Wayans Jr. have found their star rise with a growing number of fans, as well as critical acclaim. With Wayans Jr. playing a brief role in the pilot episode of New Girl, many were excited to see the two re-team again, an idea that came to fruition when both performers signed on for Let’s be Cops prior to Wayans Jr. reprising his role on the Fox sitcom. Luke Greenfield takes on directing duties, along with co-writing the screenplay with Nicholas Thomas, and Johnson and Wayans Jr. are joined onscreen by Keegan Michael-Key, Rob Riggle, Jon Lajoie, and Nina Dobrev. The first trailer, which is a red-band, for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.

(Source: First Showing)

The post ‘Let’s be Cops’, with Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.,
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Red Band Trailer For Let’s Be Cops Entraps New Girl Actors In Lame Jokes

New Girl actors Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. must really enjoy each other’s company. During the hiatus from their comedy series, the actors stuck together to shoot a new film titled Let’s Be Cops, for The Girl Next Door director Luke Greenfield.

Like a reversed 21 Jump Street, Let’s Be Cops tells the story of two friends, Ryan (Johnson) and Justin (Wayans Jr.), who dress up as police officers for a costume party. However, when the friends find out that their appearances as cops has its perks, they decide to continue the disguise and see how far it takes them. Predictably, they will end up dealing with real criminals and dangerous situations.

On paper, Let’s Be Cops seems like a one-joke movie that could succeed due to the chemistry of two solid comic actors. However, the red-band trailer leaves much to be desired. There are a
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Watch Redband Trailer for Comedy 'Let's Be Cops' Starring Damon Wayans Jr.

Here's the redband trailer for the 20th Century Fox buddy comedy Let's Be Cops, starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson. Written and directed by Luke Greenfield, the film centers on two best friends looking who opt to impersonate cops just for kicks, but their plan goes awry as - unbeknownst to them - they get involved with a real mobster "and shit suddenly gets real." Let's Be Cops also stars Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia. The comedy, co-written with Nicholas Thomas, will hit theaters August 13, 2014. Watch the trailer:
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Damon Wayans Jr. & Jake Johnson in 'Let's Be Cops' Red Band Trailer

Right now you can see Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. on Fox's comedy series "New Girl," but later this summer, they'll be throwing on a badge in the R-rated comedy Let's Be Cops. Now the first red band trailer for the comedy has arrived, and it feels a little long, mostly because the laughs don't seem to be as big as they should be in a red band trailer. Johnson and Wayans seem like a great team as a couple friends who dress up as cops for a party and take the costume a little too far, but this feels like it should just be an episode on their TV series rather than a full movie. Maybe it's better than the trailer indicates. Watch? Here's the first red band trailer for Luke Greenfield's Let's Be Cops, originally from Yahoo: Let's Be Cops is directed by Luke Greenfield (The
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