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Luke Greenfield

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  • 'Let's be Cops' and the accidental timeliness problem

    'Let's be Cops' and the accidental timeliness problem
    “Let’s Be Cops,” the straight-from-television buddy comedy directed by Luke Greenfield, didn’t crater this weekend, grossing $17.7 million in the three-day period to earn the title of top new weekend opener. Then again, those...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 11-15, 2014)

    The Expendables 3 (Lionsgate) In the moviegoer's hierarchy of needs, a PG-13 "Expendables" is about as essential as a Joel Schumacher remake of "Tokyo Story." Or, to put it in terms more appropriate to its target audience: You need "The Expendables 3"...
  • Social Media Buzz: 'Expendables 3′ Goes to War with 'Turtles'

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • 'Let's Be Cops' Seizes $3.2 Million at Thursday Box Office

    By Jordan Zakarin NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Fox's "Let's Be Cops" continued a solid opening week, taking in $3.2 million at the box office on Thursday. The R-rated Jake Johnson-Damon Wayans, Jr. comedy made $1.2 million in late Tuesday night screenings,...
  • 'Let's Be Cops' Reviews: Buddy Comedy Finds Few Friends in Critics Clique

    By Greg Gilman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Let's Be Cops" may be the summer's next R-rated comedy hit -providing ticket buyers completely disregard the critics pumping it full of lead. The 20th Century Fox release starring Jake Johnson ("New Girl") and...
  • 'Expendables 3′ Shoots Up $875K at Thursday Box Office

    "The Expendables 3" flexed its muscles to the tune of $875,000 at the box office Thursday. Those numbers are in the range of late night preview show results for past films in the series. The first "Expendables" did $870,000 from its late night...
  • Emma Watts Re-Ups at 20th Century Fox for 3 More Years

    By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Emma Watts, who serves as president of production at 20th Century Fox, has signed a new three-year contract with the studio, it was announced Thursday by Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox...
  • 'Let's Be Cops' grosses $5.2 million in Wednesday release

    The R-rated comedy "Let's Be Cops" had a solid start at the box office, grossing $5.2 million in its Wednesday release. The 20th Century Fox buddy cop film, which began its early showings at 10 p.m., follows two friends Ryan (Jake Johnson) and Justin...
  • Q&A: 'Let's Be Cops' Director Luke Greenfield on Impersonating a Cop

    As the director of 2004's "The Girl Next Door" and a producer on "Role Models" four years later, Luke Greenfield has shown a talent for finding heart in his comedy. His latest film, "Let's Be Cops," pairs Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as roommates who...
  • 'Let's Be Cops' lacks energy, excitement to make comedy work

    There are two elements in a buddy cop movie serious or funny that have to work. The cops need to connect as friends and be entertaining. "Let's Be Cops" comes close on both, but it never finds the energy or excitement to help the comedy work. This tale...
  • 'Let's Be Cops' Looks Like Summer's Next R-Rated Comedy Hit

    By Todd Cunningham LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The final raunchy comedy in a summer packed with them, "Let's Be Cops," opens Wednesday. If the rest of the season is an indicator and the tracking numbers are on the money, Fox will be laughing its way...
  • 'Let's Be Cops' Review: Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. Have Too Few Good Jokes in Their Holsters

    By Alonso Duralde LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - It would be unfair to cite "Let's Be Cops" for being completely unfunny, but the movie at least deserves a warning for carrying so little actual humor over the course of its running time. A mild chuckle every...