Saturday, March 17, 2012
A crime drama spinoff is surprisingly funny with fresh new faces and hilarious gags. It should be a hit with moviegoers because it's the funniest film to come out this year.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play bumbling cops Schmidt and Jenko who go undercover and back to high school in 21 Jump Street. The film is a spinoff of the Fox TV show of the late '80s and early '90s, helping to launch the career of a young Johnny Depp. This fresh rewrite is a pleasant surprise. Our duo, under the supervision of their police captain (played by Ice Cube), investigates a new illegal drug at the local high school. They are obviously too old to be in high school, and, it doesn't matter, it's all a part of the gag. The premise of the movie is preposterous and that is the charm of the film. There are plenty of car-chase scenes, explosions and laughs to occupy your time. The chemistry between the leads is evident, and the payoff…
Monday, November 21, 2011
The comedy movie stars have been hanging out at the popular North Druid Hills restaurant, according to a Creative Loafing report.
North Druid Hills continues to attract celebrity interest, according to a report last week in Creative Loafing. Actors Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill have apparently been hanging out at Tin Roof Cantina near North Druid Hills and Briarcliff roads. Both of them are shooting movies here in Atlanta. Denzel Washington was spotted last month shopping at Whole Foods on Briarcliff. And various films and TV shows have also shot in our community, including the MTV show Teen Wolf.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The latest Brad Pitt film throws a real curveball at the conventional sports movie, but is it Oscar worthy?
Brad Pitt sets out to revolutionize the game of baseball in the real-life story-turned-movie Moneyball. Pitt plays Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics general manager who hired math whiz Peter Brand (played by Jonah Hill) to help revolutionize baseball. There is not a lot of time spent on the field in this film. It's really all about Beane and how he created a winning organization not with roster talent but by using statistics called sabermetrics. It is the story of a time when nerds took over what had always been a jock's world and hit a grand slam. Moneyball stands on its own with a strong supporting cast of personalities in a timeless David-and-Goliath story. Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the team manager at odds with this …