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Let's Not and Say We Did: This 'Cops' Comedy Is Stale—and a Little Dangerous

Let's Not and Say We Did: This 'Cops' Comedy Is Stale—and a Little Dangerous

Thursday, August 21, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

A couple of 30-something buddies (Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr.), bored with their humdrum lives, dress up as cops for a masquerade party—and discover that things are pretty cool when people think you are the law. Thus, they take the masquerade beyond the party—and start chasing criminals and busti...

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We Want the Old Guys: 'Expendables 3' Focuses Too Much on a New Batch of Alleged Stars

We Want the Old Guys: 'Expendables 3' Focuses Too Much on a New Batch of Alleged Stars

Thursday, August 21, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Sylvester Stallone and his awesome band of old crows take some major missteps in The Expendables 3 —an unfortunate leap backward for the aging-action-star franchise.

Stallone and company jettisoned the smarmy Bruce Willis in favor of the growly Harrison Ford, and this is a great change. They also added...

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Pretty yet Plain: An Interesting Premise and a Decent Cast Can't Rescue 'The Giver'

Pretty yet Plain: An Interesting Premise and a Decent Cast Can't Rescue 'The Giver'

Thursday, August 21, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

In a post-apocalyptic society, humans are being drugged into a state in which they feel no emotion, are completely submissive and see no colors. When they hit their late teens, they are assigned a job that they will have for the rest of their life. Everybody’s equal; there is no war; all aspects of ...

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True TV: The 12th 'Doctor' Debuts; 'True Blood' Fades Out

True TV: The 12th 'Doctor' Debuts; 'True Blood' Fades Out

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  |  Bill Frost

Doctor Who (Saturday, Aug. 23, BBC America), season premiere: The Only TV Column That Matters™ is glad to be rid of Matt Smith and his stupid hair—bring on the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Season … OK, series 8 of Doctor Who introduces a less warm-and-wacky Doctor: Capaldi’s incarnation is an all-business...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Aug. 17, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Aug. 17, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014  |  Staff

1. Divergent (Lionsgate)

2. Need for Speed (Disney)

3. A Haunted House 2 * (Universal)

4. Oculus * (20th Century Fox)

5. Noah (Paramount)

6. Sabotage (Universal)

7. The Other Woman * (20th Century Fox)

8. Heaven Is for Real (Sony)

9. God's Not Dead (Pure)

10. Rage (Image)

* Available for rental before Redbox and Netflix

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Bummer, Dude: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Back—and Kind of Boring

Bummer, Dude: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Back—and Kind of Boring

Thursday, August 14, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Legions of Michael Bay’s detractors were jumping all over the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot before it even hit screens.

Well, it’s not actually a Michael Bay film; he only served as a producer on this one. Jonathan Liebesman ( Wrath of the Titans , Battle Los Angeles ) is the director here, and he’s ...

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