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  • Movie review: '22 Jump Street'

    Movie review: '22 Jump Street'
    The peculiar sweetness of "21 Jump Street" has taken a hiatus in "22 Jump Street," a brazen sequel that's both slightly disappointing and a reliable, often riotous "laffer" in the old Variety trade-magazine parlance. No question about it, I laffed, more...
  • Summer comedies can be funny ... and smart

    When it's hot, as in summertime hot, it can feel like your brain doesn't work right. Which may partly explain why the summer is such a peak season for stupid movies, the sorts of loud, outsized, clanging behemoths that people mean when they typically...
  • Film Review: '22 Jump Street'

    Those masters of having their genre-parody cake and eating it too, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have followed up their sly, self-referential franchise reboot "21 Jump Street" with an inevitable sequel that is, at least in part, a sly, self-...
  • '22 Jump Street' pokes its R-rated finger at everything — hilariously

     '22 Jump Street' pokes its R-rated finger at everything — hilariously
    "22 Jump Street" is a monument to mocking, a master class in dissing, a parody of pastiche, poking its R-rated finger at social conventions, sequels, stereotypes, football, frats, friends, drugs, sex — even its stars. In fact, it is impossible...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • Watch the Red Band Trailer for '22 Jump Street' (VIDEO)

    Sony has issued a red band trailer for "22 Jump Street" starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Based on the 1980s cop series starring Johnny Depp, the follow-up to last year's hit comedy finds the duo undercover in college. Phil Lord and Christopher...
  • Amber Stevens Signs Up For '22 Jump Street'

    Sony has set Amber Stevens to the cast of of sequel "22 Jump Street" starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are returning as directors with a script penned by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel. In the sequel to...
  • '21 Jump Street' review: Remake whatever you want if it's this funny

    '21 Jump Street' review: Remake whatever you want if it's this funny
    *** (out of four) Part action movie spoof, part coming-of-age comedy and mostly hilarious, “21 Jump Street” gives the genre of “unexpected remakes of not especially significant ’80s TV shows” a good name. The cop drama that...
  • '21 Jump Street': Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill bromance disarms critics

     
    Based on the '80s cult TV series, the new action-comedy "21 Jump Street" also draws on buddy-cop conventions, "Superbad"-style high jinks and stoner bromances. Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover rookie cops, the film is charming critics....
  • SXSW 2012: '21 Jump Street' star Channing Tatum keeps his shirt on

     
    SXSW screening of "21 Jump Street": Actor Channing Tatum proved the main attraction Monday night for the high percentage of very young women who turned up at a theater in Austin, Texas, for the premiere of "21 Jump Street" -- the comedic re-imagining of...
  • VOD Spotlight: Jonah Hill jumps back to “21 Jump Street”

     
    When Jonah Hill started re-envisioning 21 Jump Street as an action comedy film, one of the questions that confronted him was whether or not the younger generation — logically a good chunk of the project’s prospective audience — would...
  • Video/Q&A: '21 Jump Street' stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

    Video/Q&A: '21 Jump Street' stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill
    “I’m too old for this [bleep],” says Jonah Hill. “Welcome to Earth, mother[bleep]er!,” says Channing Tatum. The “21 Jump Street” stars aren’t being aggressive; they’re just spouting classic action...