Screen Junkies » luke greenfield http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:42:37 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jake Johnson & Damon Wayans Jr. Join Awesomely-Lazy Titled ‘Let’s Be Cops’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jake-johnson-damon-wayans-jr-join-awesomely-lazy-titled-lets-be-cops/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jake-johnson-damon-wayans-jr-join-awesomely-lazy-titled-lets-be-cops/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:45:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253841 It's like 'Bulletproof 2.0'.

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Damon Wayans Jr. has decided to further follow in his dad’s footsteps by playing a comedian we’re also supposed to find believable as an action hero. He’ll join New Girl’s Jake Johnson in Let’s Be Cops. The plot details revolve around two guys who decide to be cops. What happens from there? Hijinks, dummy.

The film will be directed by The Girl Next Door’s Luke Greenfield from a script he wrote with Nick Thomas. Casting is still underway for the other roles, including a mobster who the guys unwittingly mess with while impersonating police officers. We’ll let you know when Ray Liotta is cast in that role. (Deadline)

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Review: Something Borrowed http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 15:27:08 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210885 I can't believe this derivative movie is based on a book.

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I can’t believe Something Borrowed is based on a book. I can take this sort of thing from a Hollywood screenwriter, but an author actually wrote a story that’s so completely derivative of Hollywood rom-coms?

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwyn) is totally repulsive because she wears suits and has a job. How could any man settle for such a loser? Her friend Darcy (Kate Hudson), on the other hand, is a real catch. She makes wrinkled nose faces all night while she parties, dances and goes “Woo!” That’s a keeper.

Darcy’s engaged to Dex (Colin Egglesfield), Rachel’s old law school buddy. Dex and Rachel hook up, so someone gets hurt either way. Either Rachel loses the man of her dreams, or she gets him and loses her best friend. Dex is actually totally cool. He sees through bar chicks and clearly valued Rachel even when he was a nervous schoolboy, so why is he even with a superficial showoff like Darcy? Well, we find out it’s because of his parents but those daddy issues are really for another movie.

Growing up and dealing with my own communication issues makes it even harder to tolerate characters ignoring or misinterpreting theirs. Dex is totally willing to talk and consider making a drastic decision, and Rachel just fills in her own idea of what she thinks Dex wants to hear. Dex makes a real effort to confirm he has something real with Rachel and should leave Darcy, but then he doesn’t follow through. They keep not talking about it until they end up making a game out of their secrets.

New ‘Something Borrowed’ Trailer Arrives Off Of The Assembly Line

We’re basically watching a group of sociopaths here. Darcy forces Rachel into sexual situations with a man she doesn’t like, Marcus (Steve Howey), who in turn forces her to drink and do drugs (pot, but still peer pressure.) Claire (Ashley Williams) is stalking Rachel’s best friend Ethan (John Krasinski), although Ethan too won’t just come out and say, “I just don’t like you Claire. I’m sorry.”

The Hamptons partying was repulsively indulgent to me. Arthur was richer but Darcy’s gang feels more wasteful and selfish. At one point Darcy confronts Rachel and Dex… about them competing for her attention. It is bold of Hudson to play a totally unredeemable villain. To be fair, that’s the point it still manages to play out like a Kate Hudson movie.

So many scenes begin with characters laughing artificially at a story we didn’t get to hear. That way, screenwriter Jennie Snyder never has to write any actual friendship or bond. Or maybe author Emily Giffin didn’t provide any. Even when we meet Dex’s parents late in the movie, we cut to them finishing a story that apparently made all the characters laugh and relate to one another. Wish we were invited to that party.

I need a lot of goodwill to tolerate a dance/off or pajama lip sync scene (this movie has both), and Something Borrowed was already working at a deficit. I understand getting trapped in vicious cycles with “friends” like Darcy. Again that makes it harder to watch when you know Rachel should just say no and get out.

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Luke Greenfield Paid To Make More Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/luke-greenfield-paid-to-make-more-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/luke-greenfield-paid-to-make-more-movies/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 01:11:55 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209645 Fox gave 'Something Borrowed' director Luke Greenfield a suitcase full of money for an "edgy action comedy" to star two famous dudes, to be named later.

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From the man who brought you Rob Schneider’s The Animal and the terrible-looking rom-com Something Borrowed comes… another movie. I know, my hopes are sky high, too.

Fox gave director Luke Greenfield a suitcase full of money for an “edgy action comedy” to star two famous dudes, to be named later. Hopefully, they will have different racial backgrounds, so there will be a lot of conflict, because people of different races do not see eye-to-eye, especially in action-based scenarios.

Fox paid somewhere in the six-figures for the script, co-written by Greenfield and Nicholas Thomas, to be produced by Simon Kinberg. (Deadline)

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Trailer Confirms ‘Something Borrowed’ Will Be Something Terrible http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/trailer-confirms-something-borrowed-will-be-something-terrible/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/trailer-confirms-something-borrowed-will-be-something-terrible/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 01:23:08 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=28011 Sitting through an entire 2 hours of this might give a guy a vagina.

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The trailer for Something Borrowed is NSFD: Not Safe For Dudes. I could feel my Y-chromosome get attacked just watching the trailer, so sitting through an entire 2 hours of this might give a guy a vagina. This movie is competing against Thor the weekend of May 6th, so buy your tickets to Thor early. That way, when you go with your girlfriend to see Thor but it’s sold out, she won’t be like, “come on, let’s see something I wanna watch for once.” I’m telling you: a vagina.

In the film, Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love) plays Rachel, a single lawyer. Of course she’s a single lawyer. According to romantic comedies, all women are single lawyers. Anyway, she accidentally betrays her alpha-lady BFF Kate Hudson by sleeping with her fiancee Colin Egglesfield (the apparently shitty new Melrose Place), who she knew in law school. All the while, The Office‘s John Krasinski has been thoroughly friend-zoned/emasculated in the best friend role, and I’m pretty sure his character isn’t gay. Just… asexual?

In a word: yikes.

The movie is based on a book by Emily Giffin and directed by Luke Greenfield. (Yahoo! Movies)

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