In the opening scene of Rampart, we see LAPD officer Dave Brown behaving rather typically for a character in a corrupt cop movie.  If the genre feels like it’s been overdone, and not necessarily done very memorably since the Sidney Lumet films of the ’70s and ’80s, that’s probably because it has.  Fortunately, much changes … Continue reading

Cedar Rapids

The Hangover’s Ed Helms stars in Cedar Rapids as Tim Lippe, a naive insurance salesman who has never ventured outside his small midwestern town.  When a rather unsavory accident claims the life of Lippe’s hero and the firm’s top agent (who apparently learned nothing from the deaths of David Carradine and Michael Hutchence), he’s forced … Continue reading