It’s Tuesday and once again, NerdBastards is here to help ya out with the weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out for the week and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got the usual Old is New, TV Show DVD, and the Anime Pick of the Week section. So check after the jump to see what came out and see if there is anything you want.
There are quite a few less then favorable reviews of Kevin Smiths new flick “Cop-Out” and this is not one of them. Is it a great film? Is it with out moments of mediocrity and awkwardness? No. Despite it’s minor flaws “Cop-Out” is a homage to the interracial buddy cop films of the 80’s (Lethal Weapon, 48hrs) and delivers to which it parodies. It’s a fun ride that will pistol whip you with hilarity and will remind you of a sub genra once forgotten.
The plot, which is a little silly but doesn’t really matter with these types of buddy cop films: Detective Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan) a cartoonish, motor mouthed, simpleton with a gun and his tough, world heavy partner/friend of 9 years Jimmy Monroe botch a major bust are swiftly suspended for being renegade cops who play by their own rules. This couldn’t have come a worse time, because Willis’s daughter (Michelle Trachtenberg) is about to get married and he needs to raise $50,000 to pay for her big day. So he bites the bullet and is about to sell his father’s priceless rare Andy Pafko baseball card when a drug-addicted parkour enthusiast (Seann William Scott) steals the item and sells it to a drug lord named Poh Boy (Guillermo Diaz). This sets in motion a comical chain of events in which Willis and Morgan try to retrieve their stolen property, catch the bad guys and, if time permits, prove that Morgan’s wife (Rashida Jones) isn’t cheating on him.
I’m not going to lie, I’m a pretty big guy, I’m pretty much short and big like Kevin Smith and maybe I would have been treated just like he was treated this past weekend. Kevin Smith, himself, tweeted how he was taken out of the plane because he was a “Safety Hazard” in a full plane in which he was able to switch to since all he wanted to do was get home early and get it on with his wife. (more…)
Yikes. Hero and Hollywood/Jersey stalwart director Kevin Smith’s new film is trailing. And whilst seeing Sherlock this weekend the coming attraction for “Cop Out” was definitely giggle worthy. Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis?!?!? What an odd couple!! This will be a riot!!
Actually, not only did I have NO idea this was a new Smith vehicle (I’m a ViewAskew Purist), it doesn’t look anything like what he normally would helm. And the film title Cop Out? Was changed from his ” Couple of Dicks” that we all new was never going to get Warner Bros. approval.
So the trailer is ok…Just remember it’s a Smith movie…