Tag: jonah hill

Quick Review: 22 Jump Street (2014)

22 JUMP STREET BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 3, 2014 Remember that kid who got picked on in middle school? (I do, because I was one.) Now, remember how eventually they just owned the names that they were being called until it was no longer enjoyable for the other kids to make fun of them? Well, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord took a page out of … Read More Quick Review: 22 Jump Street (2014)

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 23, 2014 “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is a sequel with gravitas. There is a weight to the characters and their situations that build off the first film almost perfectly. Director Dean DeBlois and his writers recognize what makes a franchise special, by raising the stakes and injecting new life into not just the … Read More Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Wolf Of Wall Street – Five Nominations

Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland and Emma Tillinger Koskoff Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the Best Picture category and with “The Wolf Of Wall Street” becoming one of his best films in an illustrious career, it’s no question that it deserves all the recognition that it’s receiving. Yes, the film is not about nice people and most of the main characters are … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Wolf Of Wall Street – Five Nominations

Quick Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 3, 2014 Leonardo DiCaprio gives one of his best performances of his career in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street”, a brutally honest look at the life of real-life New York stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, who scammed rich people out of their money to live his lavish, no holds barred lifestyle. Almost pornographic, the film brings … Read More Quick Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Quick Review: This Is The End (2013)

THIS IS THE END BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 15, 2013 By far one of the purest forms of comedy in recent memory, “This Is The End” takes a large concept like the Apocalypse and delves into the hilarious relationship between celebrity friends who are just trying to survive under one roof during the end times. Having all the actors play themselves is genius, creating a … Read More Quick Review: This Is The End (2013)

New Trailer: The Watch – Official Red Band Trailer

THE WATCH / Well, it’s officially not Neighborhood Watch anymore thanks to the Trayvon Martin incident in Florida, but the first red band trailer from this extremely funny comedy has finally hit the web. Following a group of average guys who are privy to an alien invasion, The Watch is the next comedy directed by SNL writer and Hot Rod director Akvia Schaffer. The … Read More New Trailer: The Watch – Official Red Band Trailer

Coming Attraction: Neighborhood Watch

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH / Despite the incident in Florida, Fox has decided to hold onto the title Neighborhood Watch, or so it seems as their new poster hit the web today. Revolving around a group of guys looking find a hometown killer, they uncover a much bigger threat in the form of extraterrestrials. With an amazingly talented group of guys (Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and … Read More Coming Attraction: Neighborhood Watch

Movie Review: 21 Jump Street (2012)

21 JUMP STREET BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 25, 2012 “21 Jump Street” is hilarious. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make the perfect comedic duo. Both actors prove themselves. Hill takes a step towards comedic maturity and becomes the staple of the film with perfectly timed retorts and off-the-wall wit that graces every scene. At the same time, Channing Tatum proves that he’s not just a … Read More Movie Review: 21 Jump Street (2012)

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [2] Moneyball & 6 Nominations

[44 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[33 DAYS TO OSCARS] “Moneyball” definitely has its work cut out for it in the Best Picture category. Up against buzzing films like “The Artist”, “Hugo”, and “The Descendants”, it may be hard for “Moneyball” to get recognized. Also, without Bennett Miller getting a nomination for director, the film’s chances drop a little lower, even though it does show … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [2] Moneyball & 6 Nominations

Movie Review: The Sitter (2011)

THE SITTER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 11, 2011 What should you expect from a film that opens with its lead actor going down on his pseudo-girlfriend (pseudo as in she doesn’t like labels unless she wants something)? The answer is a raunchy ride through a night of debauchery titled “The Sitter.” Noah (Jonah Hill) is a college dropout living with his mother, with nothing better … Read More Movie Review: The Sitter (2011)

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Moneyball”

Nothing but rave reviews have come out of “Moneyball” and for a sports film to be considered for the Oscars is quite an achievement. Brad Pitt is no stranger to the Academy Awards, but Jonah Hill takes his first step out of the dirty comedy realm and earns his first consideration for an Oscar nomination, and what an achievement it will be if he … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Moneyball”

Movie Review: Megamind (2010)

Megamind>>>>3 stars<<<<Even with the perfect cast and animated film like-ability, the result does not necessarily spell perfection. “Megamind” is the perfect example of this. Will Ferrell is a laugh-a-minute comedic actor whose voice alone should cause sidesplitting laughter, but there is some element missing from “Megamind” that degrades the overall effect of the film.

Movie Review: Get Him To The Greek (2010)

GET HIM TO THE GREEK BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 5, 2010 Russell Brand is truly a rock star. Plain and simple. If Russell Brand crossed over to the music industry, I would buy his music. (1) I am already going to buy this soundtrack and (2) especially if Jason Segel still writes the music. The reason “Get Him to the Greek” works so well is … Read More Movie Review: Get Him To The Greek (2010)