Daily Archives: 03/05/2012

So, there’s a “21 Jump Street” movie happening?

This is clearly proof that I’m getting very old, very past it and increasingly befuddled by the world – not only is there a “21 Jump Street” movie, but it’s positively imminent.  And apparently reasonably entertaining.

Again, my gast is flabbered.

Man, Jonah Hill is an inspiration to us all...

I have fond, possibly misplaced memories of the original 80’s television series, which was one of the first American shows which was appointment viewing for me when my family first got Sky satellite TV back in the late 80’s.  It had a cool premise – youthful cops bust crime in high school by going deep cover – and actors like Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson engaging in super cool hijinks in none-more-Canadian locations, which seemed impossibly exotic to a teenager doing hard time in North Yorkshire suburbia.

Narcs, man! I'm telling you, those kids are Narcs!

And Peter DeLuise had a mullet for the ages – I doubt that a whole division of Poet Laureates could do justice to its fluffy majesty.

This gentleman, kids, was once considered very cool indeed.

So, there’s a movie – from the directors of “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meetballs”, just to compound the madness inherent in reviving this franchise  – and it features Jonah Hill and walking, talking piece of 2×4, Channing Tatum as the undercover cops busting-up shenanigans in high school, with Ice Cube giving it some gruff, paternal bad-assery in the Steven Williams role.

Never thought I’d see the day – from NWA to portraying The Man in an action comedy.  They’ve surely got to reference THAT particular switcheroo somewhere in the flick or they’re plainly not doing their jobs.

Go watch the trailer for the new film and see what you think – I’m saying ‘wait for DVD’, but your mileage may vary…

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10 Minutes with Taylor Kitsch…

Which, to his fan base from “Friday Night Lights”, can only be a good thing.


In their continuing effort to light a fire under the marketing effort for Andrew Stanton’s epic pulp sci-fi adventure, “John Carter”, Disney have placed ten minutes of footage from the opening of the film online, which you can view here on the Disney Movie Trailers YouTube channel

It’s every bit as handsomely staged and detailed as the advance word would have it, and the escape gag woven through the opening sequence is genuinely funny and delightful in it’s escalating absurdity.

I didn’t really need confirmation that this was a film I was interested in seeing on opening weekend, but this extended first look underlined things a little for me.

Let’s hope that enough people agree for this much ballyhooed but equally controversial film to enjoy a decent opening weekend.

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