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    Let's Be Cops Movie Review | Movie Reviews and News | Summer Movies - Calendar, Trailers, Movie Photos, Movie Clips, Movie Guide | EW.com


    OUCH. Going tonight. I keep reading how homophobic it is. Ok. I am going in paying verycloseattention to how different it is in this as opposed to the Jump Street movies, which, I feel get a pass simply because they are 'cute' and Channing Tatum is surprisingly effective. The Ferguson incident is coloring this movie like Travon Martin helped kill 'The Watch', which actually is a decent little movie. I am reading a LOT of outrage in the reviews for this and I wonder how much of it is reactionary. Will let you know this weekend after I have a chance to judge it with my own eyes.

    PS Hetero guys do make gay jokes. All the time. It's not 'p.c.' it just is. Read into it what you want.

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    Ok. Saw this last night and boy am I glad I didn't pay any attention to the biased and slanderous reviews. First off...I get the sort of outrage. With the Ferguson(and other incidents)in the news to release a movie about 2 guys pretending to be cops could be considered irresponsible. But, and I have considered this argument carefully...**** YOU. Comedies have gotten to the point of We're The Millers/Identity Thief 'oh, they weren't terrible and I laughed once or twice' because comedies have been neutered by people/critics overreacting and trying to shoehorn manufactured rage at REAL events into some sort of Art imitates Life argument. One has NOTHING to do with the other. If Super Troopers had come out this weekend, the holier than thou twits would bemoan how a bunch of cops playing frivolous games is irresponsible in light of...aw, once again...**** you. I go to the movies to ESCAPE reality. Somewhere along the line, people forgot that.
    In regards to the homophobia...virtually non existent. One scene where two cops talk about 'nailing a guy' and it gets weird...but someone actually says STOP...and remarks how odd it got. And there is a scene reminiscent of the Borat male nude wrestling scene. Which I didn't find anything but ****ing hilarious. Other than that...two close friends expressing discomfort with 'bromantic' themes is NOT homophobic. I know the trend is for man-dates, bromance etc...but guess what. If sober, a lot of guys have trouble with man on man intimacy. NOT homophobia. The term 'stop being a bitch' is overused. But it applies because that is the major characteristic of one of the main protagonists story arc. They could have not used that term so much, but whatever. And some of the reviews actually said there was too much man on man face slapping. Somehow implying that was homophobia. Guess what Moe, Larry & Curly...once again. **** you. Just so tiresome. Reading the reviews I would argue that the makers of this movie have a legitimate legal case of critics trying to sabotage this movie.
    So now the review. Look, go see it. This weekend. Judging by the strong(for an R rated comedy...of which there are too few) opening, and the packed house we saw it with, this movie will be a hit. As it should be. It's raunchy as hell and laugh out loud, not smile into your hand, funny. I, and this isn't hyperbole(which I have been accused of) literally was wiping tears out of the corners of my eyes during a really strong and relentlessly funny segment of the movie. I have been remembering certain scenes and just laughing to myself since last night. And that is the mark of a potential classic. Wayans is good. They kinda flipped things by making him the straight man...to a point. He has some damned funny reaction scenes. But the live wire is Schmidt(?) from New Girl. I HATE Zooey. But he is so funny that I might have to watch that horrible show just to see him. Guy is a potential star. The story, besides the high concept, is basically a thumbnail sketch...but it's a comedy, so who cares? I wasn't expecting art. Like REALLY GOOD comedies I sense a high rewatch factor and I already want to see it again.
    Ignore irresponsible journalism. Go laugh your ass off.

    EDIT:Oh, in case you were wondering, the 21 jump street flicks are way more insidiously homophobic. They constantly insinuate that 2 men cannot have a close relationship without it becoming a homosexual event. But Channing Tatum...sooooooo we will overlook it. And as far as being funny, LBC just leaves Jump Street behind in the dirt.
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    Worst and one little Best of Lets Be Cops

    Such crap. It's stoopid funny and they were smart enough to use the 'go see it right meow' tagline on their facebook advertising cause if you liked Super Troopers I cannot imagine you wouldn't like this. And f' you critics...it did great business this weekend.

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    If ______ came out today it would be lambasted as offensive, racist, homophobic, etc etc etc etc

    The list can grow quite extensively.
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    Review: Zombie Tale 'Life After Beth' Starring Aubrey Plaza And Dane DeHaan Lacks Bite | The Playlist

    Despite some worthwhile elements —a go-for-broke performance from Aubrey Plaza, a funny supporting turn by scene stealer Matthew Gray Gubler, a few laugh out loud moments, and a cool soundtrack (Can, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Neu!)— Baena’s debut just never really comes to life and unfortunately lacks the bite the best of the genre has to offer. [C+]

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    McBASTARD'S MAUSOLEUM: FILTH (2013)

    A stylish and warped piece of cinema that is both grotesque, bitterly funny and extremely dark which makes for one Hell of a fun watch from start to finish. This one goes places you won't expect and I can pretty much guarantee fans of TRAINSPOTTING and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE will find much to enjoy here - additionally this one seems like it would continue to entertain upon repeat viewing - definitely a film I could gush over for awhile. James McAvoy continues to impress me a little more with each film.

    The disc from Magnolia looks great with a sweet HD presentation that's sharp, crisp and oozing with color - the more surreal scenes are fantastic to watch and really pop with vibrancy and clarity. A nice selection of extras including a commentary from director John S. Baird and author Irvine Welsh plus outtakes, deleted and extended scenes and a few behind-the-scene featurettes.
    Really want to see this.
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    Filth Blu-ray

    Filth isn't for everyone. Irvine Welsh's humor is exceptionally dark, and Bruce Robertson is an irredeemable louse. But he's also a kind of tragic figure; McAvoy compares him to Iago or Richard III, if one of those famous villains were to be plunked down in the real world, where megalomania and manipulation so frequently get tripped up by practical obstacles. A lot of what Bruce says and does is funny precisely because it's so awful. You know you shouldn't be laughing, but you just can't help it. Highly recommended for those who don't mind uncomfortable laughter. The Blu-ray itself is excellent.
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    Venice Review: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’ With Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Ed Norton & More | ThePlaylist

    Brilliantly scored (by Antonio Sanchez) to an insistent, percussive drumbeat (that itself gets a witty, Godardian reveal deep into the film) and peppered with acerbic asides and belly laughs, the greatest wonder of the film is that for all its wry, surreal meta-textuality, it should gradually build to something so thought-provoking and genuinely human. Almost inevitably, at one point a side character quotes Macbeth’s line about life being "but a tale told by an idiot," but as full as “Birdman” is of sound and fury (and joy and jokes), it signifies a great deal, largely about the painful, thrilling and dangerous prospect of rebirth. Which is appropriate, because with "Birdman," Iñárritu, Keaton, and our own faith in the limitless possibilities of cinema, are reborn. [A]

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