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Issue: Sept 2013

R.I.P.D. (2013) movie review

3D Supernatural Thriller

Nick (Ryan Reynolds) is a cop with a touch of dishonesty. When he is killed he discovers that there is a place for him that's neither heaven or hell -- the R.I.P.D. Rest In Peace Department. R.I.P.D. bring down the dead who refuse to move on. It's based on a comic/graphic novel so the audience can expect gun fights, chase scenes and the occasional witty remark.

In the afterlife, Nick is partnered with an old-timer who affects an almost wild-west look (Jeff Bridges). Together the two of them are a variation of the usual buddy cop film, except this has more special effects.

Men in Black did it better, however R.I.P.D. is well-paced and holds the audience's interest throughout.

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To protect and serve the living

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release Sep 12, 2013
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See also: Jeff Bridges (Starman, Iron Man, K-PAX, The Muse, The Big Lebowski, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Kiss Me Goodbye); Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal, Green Lantern, Definitely, Maybe)

Just the facts:

Title: R.I.P.D. (2013)
Written by: Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi(screenplay); David Dobkin & Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi(story); Peter M. Lenkov (Dark Horse comic)
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
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The Players: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker

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