Davis: Let’s Be Cops could be the box office surprise

Let’s Be Cops stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake M. Johnson in what looks like a buddy-cop movie with a twist.

Damon Wayans Jr. (left) and Jake M. Johnson star as fake cops in Let’s Be Cops.

This weekend, The Expendables 3 might seem to be the obvious box office winner, especially considering the even larger number of big name stars in it.

However, an upset could be pulled off by the comedy Let’s Be Cops. It stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake M. Johnson (both are stars of the TV show New Girl) in what looks like a buddy-cop movie with a twist—neither are actually cops. The two struggling actors dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighbourhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. It could be a surprise hit because it is coming out around the same time as last year’s sleeper comedy We’re the Millers.

Like the previous outings, The Expendables 3 builds on the all-star cast, with so many actors featured in the poster, comedian Bill Maher joked that it looked like a Where’s Waldo picture. Here is the cast list (deep breath): Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger. This one has the ever-expanding mercenary team come into conflict with a ruthless arms dealer who is not only one of the co-founders of The Expendables, but is also determined to destroy them.

The Giver is yet another futuristic movie based upon a young adult novel and has been a project star Jeff Bridges has wanted to bring to the big screen for a number of years.  He managed to get director Philip Noyce (Salt, Patriot Games) behind the camera and also recruited Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes to co-star. In a perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of society has a specific role and 23-year-old Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory. However, while uncovering the truth behind his world’s past, he discovers that his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society.

 

 

Just Posted

Police incident ends peacefully in Glenmore

After the area was evacuated, police were able to calm a distraught 50-year-old man

UBCO students to get medical cannabis coverage

Kelowna - The pilot project will be implemented in April

Kelowna art camp held for spring break

Classes for children are available from March 19 to 29

Updated: Vehicles collide in effort to avoid emergency vehicle

Emergency crews were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 97 and Hwy 33

BC BUDGET: New spaces a step to universal child care

Fees reduced for licensed daycare operators

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Yelling vulgar slur at reporter not a crime says judge

Judge rules ‘vulgar’ slur against reporter was not a public disturbance

B.C. runner takes silver at Pan American cross-country championships

Tyler Dozzi’s medal pushes U20 Team Canada to gold finish

BC BUDGET: NDP push for purpose-built rentals in ‘historic’ $1.6B investment

Hundreds of thousands of new low- and middle-income units coming over three years

BC BUDGET: More for wildfire recovery, campsites

NDP government to hire 20 more Conservation Officers this year

BC BUDGET: Liberals blast ‘tax and spend’ plan

Payroll tax, carbon tax increase threaten growth, opposition critics say

Parts of B.C. see record-breaking temperatures in cold snap

Sechelt, Yoho National Park were the chilliest ever Monday

Claim dimissed against RCMP over 2008 B.C. woman’s murder

Mother of Lisa Dudley, shot in her home along with her partner, had alleged negligence

Most Read