Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

New Movies to Crave: 21 Jump Street is Back!

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 03/16/12 at 09:49 AM CT

Things are quiet this Friday, March 16, 2012 as only one new wide release opens. For fans of a certain late 80s - early 90s show, starring an incredibly fresh Johnny Depp.

1) That would be 21Jump Street, with a more svelte Jonah Hill and a still hulking Channing Tatum playing the "undercover" officers who infiltrate a local high school to bring down a drug ring. While the TV show took things seriously, the movie is obviously aiming at pure comedy (with some action thrown into the mix). I'm actually surprised it took this long to make - just like The Brady Bunch, this idea is just ripe for self-parody. Plus, you have the added addition of a very important cameo, so if nothing else, you can at least have that to look forward to. This film is getting decent reviews and all signs point to it finally being able to dethrone The Lorax from its top spot.

2) While not quite getting a full nation-wide release, Will Ferrell's latest films, Casa de mi Padre somehow manages to make a comedy out of Mexican drug cartels. Leave it to Ferrell to make that idea work, though he is blessed with an excellent supporting cast including Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. Following the disappointing Land of the Lost, Ferrell seems to be choosing better projects - the animated Megamind, the dramatic Everything Must Go and now this film. This looks a bit sillier, but hopefully he channels more Anchorman and less Semi-Pro.

It should be interesting to see how the disappointing John Carter fares in its second week and how well The Lorax holds against a straight-up comedy aimed at the most coveted demographic. See you back Sunday with the results.


Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   

Recent Blog Posts

All Posts

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Romance Movies by Rod
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
movies of 2010 by skater4159
Movies To Watch by Cinemaniac
Top Films of 1981 by Neobowler
Movies of 2013 by Stoney McStonerson
Top Movie List by Ben
Favorites of 2018 by Austin Shagwell




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use


Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?