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Bright

Suicide Squad director David Ayer reunites with Will Smith to bring at-home audiences Bright, a Netflix Original action movie that blends “cop drama” and “buddy comedy” but exists in a fantasy amongst the mystical company of fairies and orcs.

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Exposed

A distraught faithful woman, a hard-boiled cop, a grieving widow, a skeptical lieutenant, questionable gangsters, and ominous spirits are some of the characters that are trapped in Exposed.  The film has everything except the director’s original vision.

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A Hard Day

By: Addison Wylie A hard day is right.  Nothing appears to be going well for  Detective Gun-soo (played by Seon-gyun Lee).  On the eve of his mother’s burial, he hits a drifter with his car while a corrupt operation to which Gun-soo was deeply involved with crumbles away.  The sudden hit-and-run has the unconventional homicide detective thinking on his toes.  He stows the body in the trunk of his car and brainstorms a connecting idea…

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Let’s Be Cops

By: Addison Wylie Let’s Be Cops is one of those comedies that’s hard to get behind.  You want to go with it, you want to laugh along, but you can’t help but be put off by the film’s sense of plausibility. Director Luke Greenfield co-wrote this screenplay with Nicholas Thomas, and it’s a script that does more harm than good.  The story starts off well enough with two schlubs (Ryan and Justin played by Jake…

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Ride Along

By: Addison Wylie Here’s the thing.  I’m not mad at Ride Along.  I’m not even frustrated with Tim Story’s buddy cop comedy.  I’m not miffed, put off, or even slightly perturbed with it.  I’m just kind of numb.  Barely laughing in a comedy will do that to a person. I’m writing this review moments after watching the thing because I’m worried I’ll start forgetting portions of it.  This vehicle for Ice Cube and Kevin Hart…

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TIFF 2013: Compelling, Cookie Cutter Cop Drama

By: Addison Wylie In terms of being a worthwhile cop drama, McCanick won’t astound movie goers, but it certainly does the trick. The problem with McCanick is that it has a really hard time trying to escape the shadow of other more successful cop dramas like Training Day and more recent middle-of-the-road fare brought to us by Antoine Fuqua. Josh C. Waller’s film allows David Morse to take a break from being a quirky supporting character…