It's clear from the very start that this movie has little to do with the 1977-1983 beloved hit TV series. Firstly, the film ignores the capitalisation that would make sense of the title. And the main characters, while they have familiar names, are completely different people. So fans of the show will be justifiably angry that it has been merely referenced to make a half-hearted mash-up of The Hangover and Fast & Furious. Which might not be a bad idea if the gross-out comedy was funny and the action was even remotely thrilling.
In this version, Poncharello is the undercover name assigned to a Miami FBI agent (Michael Pena) who is sent to Los Angeles to investigate a string of armoured car robberies that might involve dirty cops. He is partnered with officer Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) riding motorcycles with the California Highway Patrol (they're CHiPs, not Chips). Jon is a former hotshot off-road motorbike champ who has broken every bone in his body and has only joined the police to try to win back his estranged, monstrous wife (Kristen Bell). But he's such a high-energy idiot that he's starting the job on probation. As their case develops, it's instantly clear that the mastermind is the villainous officer Kurtz (Vincent D'Onofrio). And their investigation is complicated by the arrival of Ponch's FBI boss (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) and partner (Adam Brody).
The lazy script never tries to crank up any real mystery or tension in the plot. Instead, the film is just a series of smutty jokes and incoherent stunt sequences, plus running gags that never reach a punchline. All of this is infused with relentless sexism, as the camera leers shamelessly at every woman. And the laddish misogyny is accompanied by constant homophobia, which is addressed in the dialogue in a feeble attempt to undercut the baldfaced bigotry. This makes all of the characters resolutely unlikeable. Ponch and Jon are such self-absorbed jerks that it's inconceivable that they would ever be allowed to be policemen.
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Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello is the alter-ego of a barely capable undercover FBI agent who has been put on a new case to uncover the identity of the crooked cop within the California Highway Patrol. He teams alongside the CHiP's newest recruit Jon Baker but, unfortunately, as motorcycle cops it's not quite 'ride or die' for these guys, more like 'ride and die' the rate that they're going. Jon has had numerous accidents on the bike, while Ponch is frequently distracted by both women and other men's masculinity, so neither of them are best equipped for the job at hand. This becomes even more apparent when they are faced with a villainous former police officer named Vic Brown and his band of miscreant hitmen, and they start to wonder if perhaps they've bitten off more than they can chew.
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Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are parents to a baby girl!
Leighton Meester at the L.A. premiere of Life Partners in November 2014.
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The 'Gossip Girl' actress was spotted in LA over the weekend showing off her baby bump, and E! News confirmed the happy announcement on Monday.
The 29 year old former ‘Gossip Girl’ star was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon with her actor husband Brody (35) and displaying a prominent baby bump. Entertainment website Popsugar was the first to get the pictures, and E! News has confirmed it.
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their first child together
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'Think Like A Man Too' may overtake '22 Jump Street' in this weekend's US Box Office. The comedy, starring Kevin Hart, made over $12 million on its opening night on Friday (20th June).
Kevin Hart stars in Think Like A Man Too.
Think Like A Man Too is the sequel to the 2012 comedy Think Like A Man. The sequel sees many of the ensemble cast reprise their roles as the couples head to Las Vegas for a wedding. Kevin Hart takes the lead in the comedy alongside Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrera, Regina Hall and La La Anthony.
Adam Brody - Newly married Adam Brody is all smiles after seeing a chiropractor in Studio City. The actor was in a good mood following his reported secret wedding this past weekend to long time girlfriend Leighton Meester - Studio City, California, United States - Wednesday 19th February 2014
After Leighton and Adam heres 10 other couple's who's weddings have taken us by surprise.
We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.
The 'O.C' actor and the 'Gossip Girl' actress have reportedly wed, after dating for only one year, in a secret marriage ceremony.
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester managed to do the impossible and keep their 'celebrity' wedding a secret.
The newlyweds were most recently spotted in Mexico's St. Regis Punta Mita Resort over the Valentine' Day period, which occurred just a couple of weeks after Meester had her bachelorette party at famous West Hollywood hangout Hamburger Mary's, according to E!News.
Adam Brody and Leighton Meester are engaged after only dating for ten months, but they have known each other since 2011.
Former 'O.C' actor Adam Brody popped the big question to his 'The Oranges' co-star, Leighton Meester, and she said yes!
Wonderwall first reported the surprising wedding news.
The reports states the pair hosted an engagement bash with only close friends and family attending, on November 10th in LA.
The 'Gossip Girl' actress and her 'O.C' boyfriend are rumoured to be engaged.
Leighton Meester and her boyfriend Adam Brody are engaged, if the swirling rumours are proved true. The Gossip Girl actress and The O.C's actor have been caught in the media tractor beam that seems to continually scan eligible celebrity couples for hints of wedding-related scoops but if the reports are correct then this is rather exciting news indeed.
Is Leighton Meester Engaged?
The couple have only been dating for around 10 months after meeting on the set of The Oranges in 2011 where they got "close and friendly" according to Radar. Nevertheless, they seem to be pretty sweet on one another and are one of Hollywood's hottest young couples at the moment.
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An unusual structure gives this biopic a surprising kick as it explores both sides of the porn industry: the glamour and the sleaze. Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers Epstein and Friedman (The Times of Harvey Milk) keep things so balanced that it sometimes feels a bit clinical, never letting us feel the intense emotions that gurgle throughout the story. But it's a strikingly well-made film with a terrific all-star cast.
It also cleverly looks like it was actually made in the early 1970s, the period in which it's set. This is when 21-year-old Linda Boreman (Seyfried) left the home of her harshly religious parents (Stone and Patrick) to live with her free-spirited boyfriend Chuck (Sarsgaard). By 1972 she was the most famous porn-star on earth, as the lead actress in the crossover adult movie Deep Throat. But the glamorous lifestyle covered a much darker reality: that the abusive Chuck forced her to make the film while selling her body to anyone willing to pay. And it took her several years to break free, tell her story and stand up against the industry that used her.
Cleverly, the film carefully lays out the male-dominated culture in the industry along with the jet-set high life before rewinding and showing us the gruesome underbelly. It's a bold gimmick that undermines the emotional momentum but forces us to examine our own perceptions. And it helps that the filmmakers recreate the period without much fussiness. Yes, there's a lot of big hair and groovy music, but it's never played for laughs. Everything centres on the characters, who are sharply well-played. Seyfried brings a terrific fragility to Linda, while Sarsgaard reveals Chuck's darkness in a complex way. The unrecognisable Stone is also excellent, while Patrick has the film's most moving moment.
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