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Wednesday, 25 August 2010 02:32

The Other Guys

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The Other Guys

The Other Guys, courtesy of director Adam McKay, is a funny buddy movie with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as mismatched desk jockeys living in the shadow of supercops Samuel Jackson and The Rock, until something happens…

Needless to say, the duo have to overcome their own deficiencies and natural antipathy to crack the big case involving corrupt tycoon Steve Coogan. The fun here lies in the interplay, not only between Ferrell (in particularly fine form) and Wahlberg, but Eva Mendes as Ferrell’s “ball and chain” and an excellent turn by Michael Keaton as the beleaguered police captain. It’s been a while since Keaton has had such a good role in such a high-profile movie. Welcome back.

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Mike Peros

Mike Peros is an author whose new book, DAN DURYEA - HEEL WITH A HEART, the first biography of classic Hollywood's iconic villain, was recently published by the University Press of Mississippi.  He is  also an educator with a passion for movies ever since he saw John Wayne riding toward the bad guys, reins between his teeth, in TRUE GRIT.  Some of his favorite films include THE BAND WAGON, THE WILD BUNCH, OUT OF THE PAST, THE SILENT PARTNER, IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER ( a great musical--if you're a Gene Kelly fan, what are you waiting for?), and KONGA with the great Michael Gough.

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