Monday, August 2, 2010

Out of the Gate

The first two reviews for Adam McKay's The Other Guys (Sony/Columbia, 8.6) are in and it's a one-two punch from the trades, except that Variety's Peter Debruge wasn't too impressed, or at least not nearly as fervent or giddy as Hollywood Reporter's Michael Rechtshaffen, who pretty much loves it.

I'm not a fan of McKay's Step Brothers or Talladega Nights, but I think The Other Guys may be worth seeing in theaters, if for no other reason than to see Mark Wahlberg back in the cop genre. Plus, apparently this thing is no slouch in the action department, with The Bourne Trilogy's Patrick Crowley receiving a producing credit along with his top-shelf crew, who knows, it might actually be pretty good.

Plus, at the end of the day, aren't we all just looking for something better than Cop Out? It doesn't have to be 48 Hrs., I'll take Tango & Cash.

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