“R.I.P.D.” is one buddy-cop film that combines action with the supernatural in a thoroughly entertaining way. The film stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds and is based on the Dark Horse Comic created by Peter M. Lenkov. The film adaptation tells the story of two detectives working together to stop a plot that could end life on Earth:

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.

Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance…or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.

R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious series, I Am Legend), Mike Richardson (Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Michael Fottrell (Fast & Furious series, Live Free or Die Hard).

The film also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley and Devin Ratray. The film is directed by Robert Schwentke, with the story and screenplay by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi.

If you’re a fan of the film and comic book, we’ve got a cool giveaway for you! We’re going to give one lucky winner a prize pack including:

  • $50 Visa gift card to see the film
  • T-Shirt, Sunglasses w/ Microfiber Cloth & Notepad
  • Want your chance at the prize pack? Follow us @Shockya and tweet us the following: “@Shockya is giving away a R.I.P.D. prize pack! Follow and RT to enter!” You have until July 19 to enter. You can enter every day until the cutoff date, and we’ll pick the winner at random. The winner will be notified through Twitter. Good luck!

    “R.I.P.D.” will be in theaters July 19. The trailer, poster, and prizing image is below the post. You can learn more about the film at its official site, Facebook, Twitter (#RIPD), YouTube and Google+.

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    By Monique Jones

    Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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