21 JUMP STREET
Hmm. What we have here is a dilemma. I really like Channing Tatum, but I can’t stand Jonah Hill. Ultimately the awesome list wins out over the “I frikkin’ hate you” list, but will it be enough for me to enjoy the movie? Or will they just cancel each other out like matter and anti-matter and leave me watching a blank screen for two hours? I think I might like it. It’s a little bit Never Been Kissed, but with cops… and no kissing. Or, if you want, like the 80s TV show, except they’re smart enough to poke fun at the fact that neither of those guys look even remotely like they could still be in high school. That’s the factor – the intelligent satire factor – that could push it over the edge into enjoymentland for me. Since there’s nothing else coming out this week, I guess I have no option but to find out.
JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME
I know I said there’s nothing else coming out this week, but what I meant was ALMOST nothing. This is a limited release, so for most of us there really will be nothing else. Anyway, underachieving adult children who still live at home with their parents and are depressed that they haven’t achieved their wild dreams is a popular subject for movies these days, probably because most of the people who are going to these movies are adult children who still live at home with their parents and are depressed over not being able to achieve their wild dreams. I don’t have any desire to see this movie, mostly because it seems boring and it reminds me of people I know.
Also, if you live in Sydney (Nova Scotia, not Australia), on Thursday at 7pm the Cape Breton Film Series people are showing A Dangerous Method, an insane/boring drama about two therapists who can’t seem to keep their hands off a patient. You can check out the trailer review here and see if you want to go.