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Chips Review

Terrible

It's clear from the very start that this movie has little to do with the 1977-1983 beloved hit TV series. Firstly, the film ignores the capitalisation that would make sense of the title. And the main characters, while they have familiar names, are completely different people. So fans of the show will be justifiably angry that it has been merely referenced to make a half-hearted mash-up of The Hangover and Fast & Furious. Which might not be a bad idea if the gross-out comedy was funny and the action was even remotely thrilling.

In this version, Poncharello is the undercover name assigned to a Miami FBI agent (Michael Pena) who is sent to Los Angeles to investigate a string of armoured car robberies that might involve dirty cops. He is partnered with officer Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) riding motorcycles with the California Highway Patrol (they're CHiPs, not Chips). Jon is a former hotshot off-road motorbike champ who has broken every bone in his body and has only joined the police to try to win back his estranged, monstrous wife (Kristen Bell). But he's such a high-energy idiot that he's starting the job on probation. As their case develops, it's instantly clear that the mastermind is the villainous officer Kurtz (Vincent D'Onofrio). And their investigation is complicated by the arrival of Ponch's FBI boss (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) and partner (Adam Brody).

The lazy script never tries to crank up any real mystery or tension in the plot. Instead, the film is just a series of smutty jokes and incoherent stunt sequences, plus running gags that never reach a punchline. All of this is infused with relentless sexism, as the camera leers shamelessly at every woman. And the laddish misogyny is accompanied by constant homophobia, which is addressed in the dialogue in a feeble attempt to undercut the baldfaced bigotry. This makes all of the characters resolutely unlikeable. Ponch and Jon are such self-absorbed jerks that it's inconceivable that they would ever be allowed to be policemen.

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The Geek TV Shows We're Not Afraid To Love


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Geeks: once the deeply awkward and much-maligned members of society- ridiculed by Jocks and long stereotyped on TV and film as socially inept weaklings with a love of bow ties, thick-rimmed glasses and high-waisted slacks. But oh how things have changed. Ever since Adam Brody’s intensely loveable Seth Cohen appeared on screens in the mid noughties as the lonely, quick-witted, Death Cab For Cutie loving geek on The O.C, the tables have been well and truly turned. ‘Geek Chic’ prevails, the once laughable clothing choices of society’s most brainy and introverted have been re-appropriated by the masses. Everyone is falling over themselves to replicate a look that twenty years ago would have posited the wearer of such garments as a human punch-bag for meat-headed bullies.

Adam Brody Attends Premiere Adam Brody has been credited with helping makes geeks cool through his O.C character Seth Cohen

In the world of TV, sci-fi shows such as Star Trek and Stargate are geek staples but the recent role reversal of geeks as the cultural vanguard posits fantastical shows that would have more likely been derided several years ago as universally acclaimed hits. Game Of Thrones is arguably the biggest TV show in the world whilst The Big Bang Theory, which maintains the long-held geek stereotypes has made veritable superstars of its cast. Here then, is a list of those geeky TV shows that we just can’t get enough of.

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'22 Jump Street' Tops US Box Office But Are New Releases This Weekend Serious Threats?


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22 Jump Street and How To Train Your Dragon 2 have topped the US weekend box office. The two newcomers gained, respectively, first and second position knocking, The Fault In Our Stars off the top spot. The latter film has plummeted to fifth two weeks after its release. Maleficent remains in the top three, having being pushed out of second position by HTTYD2. But after two weeks, the Disney re-envisioning of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale is doing fairly well. 

22 Jump Street
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in 22 Jump Street.

22 Jump Street, which stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as two undercover cops in college, has received positive reviews from critics and has evidently won over audiences with the reprisal of childish antics and easy laughs we encountered in the original, 21 Jump Street. It's the perfect film for the summer months and with the new competition released this weekend (20th June), may not be out of the box office top ten for some time. So what is on offer for this weekend?

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Amazon Orders Two Adam Brody And Ron Perlman Pilots In Push For Original Programming


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Amazon has greenlit two new show pilots to debut on its Amazon Instant Video later this year. Amazon Studios continues to prioritise and develop its original programming featuring big-name stars with the announcement that it has ordered pilot for the half-hour dramatic comedy The Cosmopolitans, starring Adam Brody, and the hour-long drama Hand of God, with Ron Perlman.

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Adam Brody Will Mark His Return To TV With 'The Cosmopolitans.'

The Cosmopolitans will see the star of The O.C. returning to television in his first starring role since Fox's hit teen drama. He'll be playing Jimmy, an American living in Paris whose romantic adventures intertwine with a group of fellow ex-pats. One of which, Vicky, will be played by Hit & Miss actress Chloë Sevigny. Directed by Whit Stillman ('Metropolitan,' 'Barcelona'), the pilot will also feature Dree Hemingway and Shaun Evans.

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Video - Sharon Stone And Peter Sarsgaard Among 'Lovelace' Stars At Movie Screening - Part 1


Several of the 'Lovelace' cast members were snapped by paparazzi arriving outside the Museum of Modern Art in New York for the screening of the movie. Among them were 'Basic Instinct' actress Sharon Stone, 'The Good Wife' star Chris Noth with his wife Tara Wilson and 'Green Lantern' actor Peter Sarsgaard.

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A Week In News: Beyonce Nails Super Bowl, Yoda Set For The Big Screen, Kate Debuts Bump


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An Irreplaceable Super Bowl For Beyonce As She Reaches Her Performing Destiny, Yoda The Movie Anyone? And, The Duchess of Cambridge Debuting Her Baby-Bump

Irreplaceable: Beyonce showed over 100 million television viewers why she's the biggest R&B star on the planet at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Her rip-roaring LIVE set was very much the talking point after the game (won by the Baltimore Ravens, by the way).

Yoda The Movie? Hot on the heels of news that J.J. Abrams will helm Star Wars Episode 7, Disney has announced its intention to make several Star Wars spin-off movies over the coming years. Speculation that Jabba The Hut, Darth Vader and - lord forbid - Jar Jar Binks could helm the films is rife, though good old Yoda is the big favourite for the first movie.

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Meester, Brody Dating? Former Gossip Girl And OC Teen Dram Stars 'Hanging Out'


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Oh ho! What have we here? A blossoming new celebrity romance? You better believe it. It looks like Adam Brody and Leighton Meester are dating each other, with the union all the more sweeter given that the pair are both veterans of television’s teen drama genre, with Brody making his name in the OC, and Meester a star of Gossip Girl.

Us Weekly reckon they’ve got the scoop, pointing out that the pair were co-stars in The Oranges back in 2011 – alongside Catherine Keener and Hugh Laurie – and ascertaining a quote from a source that claims the pair have been hanging out. And as far as we know, if a boy’s hanging out with a girl that means they’re definitely going out. Definitely. "They were always close and friendly," the insider commented. My, my guys, try keep that steamy romance at bay!

Adam Brody’s pretty good at ending up in relationships that make the media coo. We all enjoyed it when it turned out that he was dating his on-screen girlfriend from the OC, Rachel Bilson. That relationship lasted for three years from 2003 until 2006. As for Meester, she’s not been long out of a relationship with actor Aaron Himelstein, the pair splitting up over the Christmas holidays. Rumors are that Brody and Meester travelled to Bangkok earlier this year, whilst they’ve also been spotted hanging out in Los Angeles.

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Video - Adam Brody Admits He Has A 'Dirty Mouth' During A Press Junket With His 'Oranges' Co-star Alia Shawkat


Adam Brody and Alia Shawkat from the new romantic comedy 'The Oranges' discuss the movie at a press junket at the Crosby Hotel in New York City. They are asked about the fun things that happened during the filming and Adam mentions that there were some musical people on set. 'I believe Hugh brought his keyboards and he was playing, I think Leighton was working on some guitar so it was a musical household', he said.

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The Oranges Trailer


David Walling and Terry Ostroff are totally inseparable. Living across the street from each other in the beautiful town of West Orange, New Jersey, both patriarchs bring their families together at every available opportunity and every single year to celebrate Thanksgiving. When 24-year-old Ostroff daughter Nina comes home to join in the festivities for the first time in five years after splitting up with her fiancé, both families secretly have hopes that she and Walling son Toby might get together. However, there is a shocking turn of events when Nina's suspicious mother Cathy follows her as she leaves the house with a mysterious person and turns up at a motel. Outside, Cathy runs into David and her daughter and both struggle to explain what's going on. They have inadvertently fallen for one another and, as their attraction grows ever stronger, the two inseparable families face are suddenly faced with conflict and heartbreak.

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Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Review


Excellent
There's a whiff of wilful quirkiness about this apocalyptic comedy-drama, but as the brittle humour quietly transforms into something remarkably emotional, the film gets under our skin in ways we never expect.

With an apocalyptic asteroid strike due in three weeks, Dodge (Carell) wonders why he's still going to work at his dull insurance firm. Then he runs into Penny (Knightley), distraught because she's broken up with her boyfriend (Brody). Dodge wants to revisit his childhood sweetheart, while Penny wants to see her parents in Britain. And Dodge knows someone with a plane, so they team up. Along the road, they get help from a trucker (Peterson) and Penny's survivalist ex (Luke). But with the world ending, their priorities begin to shift.

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Damsels In Distress Review


Very Good
Funny, fizzy and packed with astute observations, this endearing film can't help but make us smile. It's perhaps overly mannered and obtuse, but anyone looking for originality in the cinema won't be able to resist it.

Lily (Tipton) transfers to a rather pathetic New England university, where she's immediately adopted by the obsessive-compulsive Violet (Gerwig) who, with cohorts Rose and Heather (Echikunwoke and MacLemore), runs a centre for the rather large number of suicidal students. Lily starts dating two guys - charmer Charlie (Brody) and seducer Xavier (Becker) - just as Violet catches her dim-bulb boyfriend Frank (Metcalfe) snogging one of the depressed girls (Fitzgerald). And things start to get increasingly complicated for everyone.

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Video - Adam Brody And Analeigh Tipton Talk Damsels In Distress - Damsels In Distress Press Junket Part 1


Adam Brody and Analeigh Tipton, two stars of the upcoming Whit Stillman comedy-drama Damsels In Distress, share their opinions on the movie's filming process and musical numbers as well as giving a sneak peak into what we can expect next from the two stars.

Damsels In Distress is the first film from Stillman in thirteen years and is a campus romp that revolves around three female friends at an East Coast university, the transfer student they take under their wing (Tipton) and the young men they become entangled with (including Brody) that threaten to pull them apart

Damsels In Distress Trailer


Violet and her friends, Heather and Rose, are students at the formerly all-male Seven Oaks University. Their mission, while they are students there, is to rid the campus of the 'male barbarism' that is still around. They also run the suicide prevention centre, where they help depressed students with the aid of donuts and tap dancing.

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Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Trailer


Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

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The Romantics Trailer


Lila and Laura were best friends through college, they were always close and their extended set of friends were almost as close as they were. Named 'The Romantics' by other college mates for their almost incestuous dating history the group of seven reunite for the marriage of Lila and Tom. Lila and Laura have both got their history with the groomsman and seeing Laura again appears to have flustered the groom and begins to question his feelings for both women.

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Cop Out Review


Good
Trying to make up for a lack of genuine wit, this film adopts a frenetic pace with a constant stream of jokes and action. The result is watchable, occasionally funny and instantly forgettable.

Cops Jimmy and Paul (Willis and Morgan) have been partners for nine years but, after a chase goes horribly wrong, they're suspended for a month. While Paul suspects his wife (Jones) of infidelity, Jimmy's daughter (Trachtenberg) is planning an extravagant wedding. To pay for it, Jimmy decides to sell a valuable baseball card, which is promptly stolen by a low-life goon (Scott) and passed on to a murderous gangster (Diaz). So Jimmy calls Paul to help him get it back. It's not like they have anything better to do.

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Jennifer's Body Trailer


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Thank You For Smoking Review


Excellent
Striding up alongside such great anti-heroes as Tony Soprano and Scarface comes Nick Naylor, a silver-tongued lobbyist with such a tremendous gift for gab that he actually successfully defends the tobacco industry. And as much as you probably think cigarette makers are evil, you'll find yourself - as with all anti-heroes - actually rooting for this scumbag.

Why? Well, besides star Aaron Eckhart's flawlessly sumptuous performance as Naylor, I'll just quote a line from Naylor himself: "The beauty of argument is that if you argue correctly, you're never wrong." In the end, Nick Naylor is not just right; he's unquestionably the most passionate, most seductive man on the screen, and everyone else just looks limp and dull beside him.

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Adam Brody

Date of birth

15th December, 1979

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.80


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Chips Movie Review

Chips Movie Review

It's clear from the very start that this movie has little to do with the...

Chips Trailer

Chips Trailer

Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello is the alter-ego of a barely capable undercover FBI agent who has...

Think Like A Man Too Trailer

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Lovelace Movie Review

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An unusual structure gives this biopic a surprising kick as it explores both sides of...

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Lovelace Trailer

Lovelace Trailer

Linda Lovelace was a hugely successful pornographic actress who hit global stardom with her 1972...

Baggage Claim Trailer

Baggage Claim Trailer

Montana Moore is a thirty-something flight attendant who has achieved the inevitable and become the...

The Oranges Movie Review

The Oranges Movie Review

There's plenty of potential for jagged black humour in this suburban comedy-drama, but the filmmakers...

The Oranges Trailer

The Oranges Trailer

David Walling and Terry Ostroff are totally inseparable. Living across the street from each other...

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Movie Review

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Movie Review

There's a whiff of wilful quirkiness about this apocalyptic comedy-drama, but as the brittle humour...

Damsels In Distress Movie Review

Damsels In Distress Movie Review

Funny, fizzy and packed with astute observations, this endearing film can't help but make us...

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Damsels In Distress Trailer

Damsels In Distress Trailer

Violet and her friends, Heather and Rose, are students at the formerly all-male Seven Oaks...

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Trailer

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Trailer

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World One night, Dodge and his wife...

The Romantics Trailer

The Romantics Trailer

Lila and Laura were best friends through college, they were always close and their extended...

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