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COPSHOP MOVIE REVIEW
Valerie (Alexis Louder) may be a rookie cop in this small Nevada town, but it’s made clear from the get-go in Joe Carnahan’s “Copshop” that she’s more on the ball than most of her fellow officers. When she gets sucker punched randomly by a man-bun sporting stranger (Frank Grillo) she ‘oh no you didn’t’s his ass right to jail. Turns out, this stranger is named Teddy and getting arrested was a desperation move as the mob, and plenty of crooked cops, are right on his tail to get some money from him he’s stolen. Soon, one of the killers, a legendary pro named Viddick (Gerard Butler) has got himself thrown in the lock-up across the way from Teddy and after a failed attempt to get to Teddy, Valerie becomes clear as to what’s going on. Even more clear when another Teddy-hunter (Toby Russ) shows up and starts murdering everyone in sight to get to his prize. This fun action romp didn’t quite hit home with all our reviewers, but at least one of them had a grand ol’ time. Listen to Chris, Chad, Beau, and Spider-Mike lay it out.
DIRECTED BY: Joe Carnahan
STARRING: Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, Alexis Louder, Toby Huss, Ryan O’Nan, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, Tait Fletcher, Keith Jardine, Armida Lopez, Dez, Marco Morales, Marshall Cook, Christopher Michael Holley, Robert Walker Branchaud, Tracey Bonner, Chris Kleckner
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
Beau Paul (Highly Suspect Reviews, The Original Gentlemen, Screener Squad)
Beau Paul is an Austin native, an actor, and a writer. Sometimes all at once! Previously he has attempted to be an internet entertainer (the funny ha-ha kind, not the naked moneymaking kind) at Spill.com, and now here on OneOfUs.net. You can read his pithy witticisms and the retweeted material of funnier, cleverer people on Twitter or Facebook, and can buy him stuff on Amazon.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
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