| Mar 14, 2012
| 7:42 AM
Two young-looking police officers are sent into a high school undercover. These cops will live like students and gain the trust of their new teenage peers, all in the name of getting the information they need to bust criminal rings.
What an absurd...
| Mar 16, 2012
WGN's Dean Richards reviews this weekends' new releases including the TV cop show remake '21 Jump Street,' a Spanish telenovela spoof' Casa de mi Padre,' and the quirky yet touching 'Jeff Who Lives at Home.'
Before you make your way to the theatres...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 2:01 PM
For the second week in a row, the biggest studio release is the first live-action feature from a director coming from animation. Or we should say — in the case of “21 Jump Street” — directors. The team of Phil Lord and...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:36 PM
Rude, crude and rowdy, "21 Jump Street"purports to be a major Hollywood movie. But it sure looks like the kind of trash TV that Jerry Springer used to promote.
However, this convoluted cop/buddy flick does manage to create some raunchy laughs in spite of...
| Mar 28, 2012
Talk about bad timing. With just four months left until the release of their summer comedy flick "Neighborhood Watch," 20th Century Fox has began to pull all promotions for the film, in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting incident. The teaser trailer ...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 6:35 PM
As I remarked in my review of the theatrical release of “21 Jump Street”, this feature revival/spoof of the ‘80s TV show is better than it has any right to be. It may be dumb, but it's good dumb, mixing very broad shtick with clever...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Big-budget tent poles dominated the international box office this weekend, but there was one country that Spider-Man and the prehistoric "Ice Age" mammals couldn't conquer: Australia.
Down Under, the potty-mouthed "Ted" ruled the multiplex, grossing a...
| Jul 23, 2012
In 2006, "Step Up" didn't just jumpstart the career of Channing Tatum (who's having a banner year with
"The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike") and introduce him to his wife, "Step Up" co-star Jenna Dewan. The film sparked a franchise whose fourth...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the 88-year-old Hollywood studio that emerged from bankruptcy in late 2010, has filed for a possible public offering of its stock that would allow the former debt holders that are now its owners to start selling their holdings....
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Have you ever been totally engrossed in a movie on the big screen when all of sudden the guy sitting right next to you starts glowing? He decided to write an opus in text messages on his hand-held small screen. Well, you might need to get used to it.
| May 1, 2012
The nominees have been announced for the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards and "Bridesmaids" and "The Hunger Games" are in the top with eight nominations apiece including Movie of the Year, Best Female Performance and Best Cast.
"21 Jump Street" and "Harry...