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    5 Reasons Not to Give Up on 'New Girl' Before Season 4

    Listen, we're all aware of the problems facing Zooey Deschanel's FOX comedy. Forced drama between an otherwise lovable Nick and Jess. A bipolar Coach. Schmidt being overburdened by plot. Winston being overburdened by story. But hey -- it's a new season, and there's still time to save this new genera...

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    First Reviews: 'Let's Be Cops' – Nah, But Thanks Anyway

    Seems like critics aren't too eager to be cops. Maybe they're all delinquents.

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    Review: 'Let's Be Cops' Starring Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev & Andy Garcia

    From the title alone, "Let's Be Cops" makes it clear its ambitious are slight, with the comedy not asking much of the audience except to sit back and let the premise of two guys pretending to be police officers go wild. But any goodwill will likely depend on how much they can tolerate a production t...

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    Watch: Red Band Trailer For ‘Let’s Be Cops' Starring The Guys From ‘New Girl’

    There’s an age-old dilemma here that’s very chicken and the egg. To create stars, you need to invest in those who are not yet stars. So 20th Century Fox are doing just that with their new upcoming comedy, “Let’s Be Cops.” Directed by Luke Greenfield (the underrated 2004 comedy “The Girl Next Door”),...

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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Sam Rockwell & More Join Joe Swanberg's New Film ‘Digging For Fire’

    For the uninitiated, indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s career kind of runs like this (reductively of course): 8 bazillion indies, about 10 a year, from 2005 to 2012 (ok, maybe more like 13 features in seven years with a bunch of shorts thrown in for good measure). They are… ok. But the SXSW Film Festiv...

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    How The Latest Season of 'New Girl' Went Downhill

    Jess and Nick have entered a fugue state of connubial bliss, and the results — one might argue — have sapped the energy of a once-dynamic sitcom.

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    Watch: 'New Girl' Stars Jake Johnson & Damon Wayans Jr. Go On Duty In Red Band Trailer For 'Let's Be Cops'

    Jake Johnson got his start appearing in small roles on television and in movies before striking gold with the Fox sitcom "New Girl," one of the better comedic half-hours on television. And with the show only in its fourth season, he's starting to see bigger opportunities come his way. He voiced Barr...

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    Omar Sy Joins 'Jurassic World,' Plus Unlikely 'Jurassic Park' Character Returns

    As "Jurassic World" gears up to roll in front of cameras, the finishing touches on the cast are being put in place plus some new details about the shoot are emerging, and it turns out Colin Trevorrow's latest installment will be connecting all the way to back to Steven Spielberg's 1993 smash hit "Ju...

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    Zoe Kazan Talks Twin Roles Of 'The Pretty One' & How 'In Your Eyes' Is "Like Joss Whedon Does Nicholas Sparks"

    After winning the Best Actress Award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival for Bradley Rust Gray’s “The Exploding Girl,” Zoe Kazan added a big-budget rom-com (“It’s Complicated”) and more indie dramas (“Meek’s Cutoff”) to her resume, starred on Broadway (“A Behanding in Spokane”) with Christopher Walken...

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    The Pretty One

    The premise of "The Pretty One" may be far-fetched, but it’s carried out with sincerity and the results are amusing, ironic, and thoughtful. Here's a small-scale movie that offers a gleam of satisfaction.

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