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Two Jews' Review '21 Jump Street' And Laugh Out Loud At This Action Comedy (Video)

March 14th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: What would you do if you had the chance to go back to high school and do it all over again? Well, two bumbling rookie cops, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) get that chance when they're assigned to the long time dormant 21 Jump Street unit led by the perpetually pissed off Captain Dickson (Ice Cube)

Their mission: Go back to high school and find the supplier of a synthetic drug (HFS) that causes hallucinations and sometimes...death. Piece of cake right? Uh...not so much...

First, our pair who actually went to the same high s...
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'80s Cast Members & New Stars Attend '21 Jump Street' Premiere (Photos)

March 14th, 2012 8:38am EDT
Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan
The "21 Jump Street" Los Angeles premiere was rocking last night as stars from the original series showed up and canoodled with the new cast.

Holly Robinson Peete (Officer Judy Hoffs) is the only original cast member who is reprising her role on the big screen. But Richard Grieco (Officer Dennis Booker) also attended the premiere.

Among the missing? Heartthrob Johnny Depp (Officer Tom Hanson), his partner in crime Peter DeLuise (Office Doug Penhall) and Dustin Nguyuen (Officer Harry Truman Ioki).

Channing Tatum (Jenko) and Jonah Hill (Schmidt) star in the 2012 big-screen as a pair of un...
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Jonah Hill Was Hesitant To Remake '21 Jump Street'

March 13th, 2012 7:16pm EDT
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill originally turned down the chance to star in the remake of 21 Jump Street as he feared it was just a money-making exercise by studio bosses.

Hill stars alongside Channing Tatum as police officers who are sent back to school posing as students, in the new movie based on the hit 1980s TV series.

However, the Superbad funnyman, who also co-wrote the film, had to be persuaded to star in the movie and only agreed after coming up with "a cool idea" for the story.

He says, "When they approached me to do it five years ago, I tended to roll my eyes like everybody else would when you...
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SXSW: Jonah Hill Got The Girl In High School, Channing Tatum Snubbed

March 13th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill 21 Jump Street
Movie stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum came to Austin, TX to premiere their film 21 Jump Street at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Like the original TV show, Tatum and Hill play cops going undercover in high school. Speaking with the press before their big night, the two revealed surprising details about their real life high school experiences, which were a switch on what you might expect.

“It kinda sucked,” Tatum said. “My girlfriend was a prom queen but I wasn’t a prom king, so I had to watch her dance with some other dude.”

Hill, it turns out, was the ladies man who got the...
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'21 Jump Street' Gets Cooler Via Regency Bruin in Westwood, California

March 13th, 2012 11:23am EDT
21 Jump Street photo
All "21 Jump Street" movie fans dying to see the flick this one is for you! For those who follow my movie review/interview work via Starpulse (and for those who don’t!) you might not know that I am also part of the management team at the famed Westwood Village and Bruin theaters in sunny California which is family owned by the great Regency Theater Chain. My goal there is simple – add something special to going out to the movies.

There will be a ton of upcoming sights and spectacles in the future (I’m hoping for some Ridley Scott Q&A for Prometheus myself!), but this week I’m focusing o...
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Channing Tatum To Open A Bar On Bourbon Street

March 13th, 2012 8:34am EDT
Channing Tatum
Actor Channing Tatum is branching into the world of business by opening his own bar in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Vow star is launching Saints and Sinners in the city's famed Bourbon Street and plans to open its doors in the next few months.

He says, "I don't think I'd ever open a bar anywhere else really, because I don't want to try to get people there. But people come to New Orleans with a little bit of money in their pocket and they have one thing they want to do with it - and that's spend it and party with it and go crazy. And I want to help facilitate that."

Tatum admits he beca...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '21 Jump Street,' 'Casa de mi Padre,' & More

March 12th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
I can’t believe it took me so long to finally watch 2009’s “Pirate Radio.” Set in the 60s, this period piece superbly captures the spirit, styles, and music of the era. The film tells a compelling story about a group of rebels challenging the system, who are portrayed by a fantastic cast of actors. It’s one of the few movies I’ve watched in recent months, that I had zero complaints about. My Grade: A+

Comedies are in abundance at the box office this week with the 1980s inspired action comedy “21 Jump Street,” the Will Ferrell western comedy “Casa de mi Padre,” the Jason Segel familial...
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Sam Worthington Named 2012 Fun Fearless Male Of The Year

March 6th, 2012 8:18am EST
Sam Worthington
Avatar star Sam Worthington has been crowned the Fun Fearless Male of the Year by editors at Cosmopolitan magazine.

The Australian hunk was named the winner of the annual accolade at a star-studded bash in New York City on Monday.

Explaining their choice, Cosmo bosses state, "Just as Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt are getting a little too old to fulfill our hottie-action-hero fantasies, along comes 35-year-old Sam Worthington. Our crush kicked in when the Aussie actor played a soldier with a heart of gold in Avatar and gained momentum as he showed off more skin and grit in Clash of the Tit...
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Jonah Hill Re-teams With Brad Pitt For 'True Story'

February 28th, 2012 10:48pm EST
Jonah Hill
Moneyball co-stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are to reteam for a new movie about New York Times journalist Michael Finkel.

The actors became friends while shooting the Oscar-nominated baseball film, based on a real-life story, and Pitt has now helped Hill line up his next acting job in True Story, a big screen adaptation of Finkel's memoir.

The Oscar nominee will portray Finkel, who was fired from the publication in 2002 after he was found to have made up an account in an investigative article about child laborers in Africa.

Days later, in a strange twist, fugitive murder suspect Christia...
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Notable Oscar Nomination Predictions: And the Winners Are*

February 26th, 2012 7:24pm EST
Oscars 2012
Last year, I wrote this whole piece about why The King’s Speech would beat out The Social Network for best picture. I found my own comments to be witty, on point. Genius. (I’m kidding… maybe). In fact, I love to go through the nomination list of the Academy Awards and Grammys every year and predict the winners, put up some jellybeans in a friend pool and brag about my winnings later.

The Grammys unfortunately are a joke, which is a huge shame given that music and the politics of it are my first love. The Oscars? Quite relevant, actually! My favorite writer (Grantland’s Bill Simmons) once s...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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Jonah Hill Clarifies Australian Beach Rescue Reports

February 21st, 2012 8:18am EST
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill has spoken out to dismiss reports he was rescued by lifeguards during a swim with Channing Tatum in Australia this week, insisting he didn't need saving from the water.

The funnyman jetted Down Under with his 21 Jump Street co-star to promote the new movie and shortly after landing they headed to Tamarama beach in Sydney.

However, their swim was interrupted when two lifeguards on surfboards ordered Hill back to shore after he swam out too far, and subsequent reports suggested he had been involved in a dramatic rescue.

Hill has now spoken out to insist the drama was blown ou...
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Inside Look At The 84th Academy Awards Nomination Announcements (Video)

January 24th, 2012 8:22pm EST
Live From The Academy Award Nominations
Like last year, the Oscar Nominations announcement morning always proves to be an early morning. I was up at 2:15 AM to conquer the pinnacle of the awards show season, the Academy Awards. I was interested to see how the Academy would vote this year with a new voting system for Best Picture, no clear frontrunner in the race, and a plethora of names being bandied about in the acting categories. The Academy did not disappoint this year with fresh faces, a nod to comedy, and a surprising nine Best Picture nominees instead of the predicted six or eight nominees.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theatre ...
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Jonah Hill Dating Dustin Hoffman's Daughter?

January 4th, 2012 8:34am EST
Jonah Hill
Actor Jonah Hill is dating the daughter of Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman, according to a report.

The Superbad star has reportedly known the family since high school and is now said to be dating the Oscar winner's daughter Ali, 24, even jetting to Hawaii with the Hoffmans over the holidays for a festive vacation.

A source tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "Jonah was in Hawaii over the holidays with the Hoffman clan."
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Kanye West Is The 'Most Stylish Celebrity Of 2011'

December 30th, 2011 11:00am EST
Kanye West
Hip-hop superstar Kanye West has been named the "Most Stylish Celebrity of 2011."

The fashion-forward hitmaker beat his rap collaborator Kid Cudi to take the title in the Complex magazine poll, followed by actor Ryan Gosling at three.

The top five picks are rounded out by rap newcomer A$AP Rocky and superproducer Pharrell Williams in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Others to make it on the "25 Most Stylish Celebrities of 2011" list include: Rick Ross (8), Jay-Z (10), Justin Bieber (14), Justin Timberlake (16), Swizz Beatz (19), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a slimmed-down Jonah Hill (22...
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Jonah Hill Lived Rent-Free In Brad Pitt's New Orleans Home

December 23rd, 2011 8:29am EST
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill lived rent-free while shooting the big screen adaptation of 21 Jump Street in New Orleans, Louisiana - Brad Pitt offered up his home to the funnyman after starring together in Moneyball.

Hill began filming the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit 1980s TV show shortly after completing baseball film Moneyball with Pitt, and the Hollywood superstar didn't hesitate to hand over the keys to his empty New Orleans pad to his new pal.

The SuperBad actor tells Jon Stewart, "Brad is the coolest guy. It sucks because he's so handsome... You don't wanna like him so much!

"I was shooting ...
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Celebrity Slim-Downs Of 2011

December 22nd, 2011 4:00pm EST
Jonah Hill Weight Loss
Weight is a big issue in Hollywood (no pun intended). Celebrities are either too heavy or too thin for sensationalist magazines. However, it's always a feel-good story when a celebrity begins to shed the pounds - here are the most notable celebrity slim-downs of 2011!

Jonah Hill: The Sitter and 21 Jump Street star lopped off 40 pounds this year - he's barely recognizable now, especially compared to his look in The Sitter (which had its released delayed several months). Fans were worried that Jonah wouldn't be as funny if he lost weight - we'll have to see for sure when 21 Jump Street comes...
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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber & Adele Top Forbes' Highest Achievers List

December 20th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Forbes High Achievers
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and British singer Adele have been named the year's highest achievers under the age of 30.

The singers feature in the list put together by Forbes magazine, which names those most likely to influence the world in the immediate future, and tomorrow's brightest stars.

The music list also features Katy Perry, Rihanna and rapper Lil Wayne, while the entertainment category includes Jonah Hill, Jennifer Lawrence and 13-year-old Jaden Smith, son of Hollywood actor Will Smith.
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'Sherlock Holmes' Reigns At Box Office

December 19th, 2011 9:16am EST
Sherlock Holmes a Game of Shadows
Mystery movie "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" has been crowned king of the box office after raking in $40 million at the weekend.

The Jude Law and Robert Downey, Jr. detective film premiered at the top spot, ahead of animated family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" at two with takings of $23.5 million and Tom Cruise's highly-anticipated "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," which debuted at three with earnings of $13 million.

Former number one New Year's Eve fell to number four ($7.4 million), while Jonah Hill's comedy "The Sitter" dropped three slots to number five ($4....
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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'The Help' Tops List Of 2012 SAG Film Nominees

December 14th, 2011 10:22am EST
The Help
The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and...
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'New Year's Eve' Beats 'The Sitter' At Weekend Box Office

December 12th, 2011 8:49am EST
New Year's Eve
Star-studded romantic comedy "New Year's Eve" has crawled to the top of the box office chart in the slowest weekend of ticket sales in three years.

The movie, starring Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, grossed a weak $13.7 million in its opening weekend - a stark contrast to director Garry Marshall's last hit, 2010's "Valentine's Day," which also featured an ensemble cast and debuted with a healthy $56.3 million.

Jonah Hill's new funny film "The Sitter" opened in second with a lacklustre $10 million.

"The Twilight Saga: Breakin...
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Review: Jonah Hill Deserves Better Than 'The Sitter'

December 10th, 2011 11:00am EST
The Sitter
Who would you rather watch in a movie about babysitting: a 1980s Elisabeth Shue or an overweight Jonah Hill? Let’s be honest, you’d probably pick Elisabeth Shue. And no, this argument is NOT based on looks. If you’ve seen his nuanced performances in “Cyrus” or “Moneyball,” then you’ll agree that Hill has outgrown crappy films like David Gordon Green’s “The Sitter,” regardless of former weight.

In an age of reboots and remakes, plenty of Hollywood scribes try to slyly spin an established idea or genre, by marketing it as new. However, rarely do they bring anything worthwhile ...
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5 Best Movies On The Humorous Side Of Child Endangerment

December 9th, 2011 10:00am EST
The Sitter Poster
Why do we love R-rated comedy? Answer: The swearing is better. This sex is more comical. The shenanigans are more extreme. What makes any R-rated comedy better? Answer: Children.

The addition of children to any hilarious movie only makes that movie more hilarious. Having kids along for the ride takes all the things we love about these films and intensifies them. Having a kid in the car during a chase scene makes the danger more real and more frightening (hence the title of this column). Swearing, the lifeblood of any R-rated comedy, seems all the more taboo when it’s done in front of kids....
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' 'New Year's Eve,' & More

December 5th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk Dec. 9
Things pick back up again this week with the release of the espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the Garry Marshall ensemble piece New Year's Eve, the Charlize Theron dramedy Young Adult, the raunchy Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter, the Madonna directed romance W.E., the middle age drama I Melt With You, and the tragic tale We Need to Talk About Kevin.

MY PICK FOR THE WEEK: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

During the dark days of the Cold War, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a veteran spy, is called out of retirement to help expose a Soviet mole within MI6.

Di...
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December Movie Preview

December 3rd, 2011 9:00am EST
December Movie Preview
Well, we’ve made it. December is finally here and with it, as always, comes the biggest push for awards season glory. This December is packed with films that are vying for Oscar attention, some of which are the most anticipated films of the year.

December 9

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There is so much to be excited about for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” that it’s hard to list everything. For starters, the cast is amazing: Gary Oldman (in the role that will most likely finally win him an Oscar), Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Aside from a group of some of the ...
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Brad Pitt Offered Support To Suicidal Journalist At 'Moneyball' Screening

December 2nd, 2011 9:10am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt had some kind words of encouragement for a suicidal fan during a question-and-answer session to promote his sports drama "Moneyball" on Sunday after the unnamed journalist revealed the inspiring film had helped him deal with a very difficult time in his life.

Ever-the-professional, the movie star responded to the choked-up reporter from the stage at the Sony Studios event in Culver City, California, after he recalled "contemplating suicide" in his car last year.

The movie star didn't dwell on the man's story, but agreed inspiration was "a big part of this film," adding stories l...
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'The Artist' Scores Big Wins At New York Film Critics Awards

November 29th, 2011 3:53pm EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist has been hotly-tipped for Oscars glory after winning two top trophies at the New York Film Critics Awards.

Officials at the New York Critics Circle, whose top picks are considered a good indicator for the Academy Awards, honored the black-and-white drama with Best Picture, while Michel Hazanavicius was named Best Director.

Brad Pitt claimed the title of Best Actor for his roles in Moneyball and The Tree of Life and while Meryl Streep took home Best Actress for her portrayal of Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, in The Iron Lady.

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Jonah Hill A No-Show As 'WWE Raw' Host

November 22nd, 2011 2:31pm EST
Jonah Hill
Funnyman Jonah Hill disappointed thousands of fans on Monday night after failing to show up for his planned hosting gig on wrestling show WWE Raw.

The Superbad star was expected to make an appearance on the program in order to promote his upcoming films The Sitter and 21 Jump Street, however Hill skipped the event, making a fool of TV producers who heavily publicized the actor as one of the evening's main attractions.

At the time WENN went to press, a reason for Hill's no-show was not immediately made clear.

X-Men star Hugh Jackman previously starred on the program in September in sup...
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Ben Stiller Auctioning Off Walk-On Movie Role

November 16th, 2011 4:20pm EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is auctioning a walk-on role in his upcoming comedy Neighborhood Watch to raise money for charity.

The winning bidder will be invited to the Atlanta, Georgia set in December to shoot a scene alongside Stiller and his cast mates Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill.

The CharityBuzz auction is expected to pull in as much as $20,000 when it ends on Tuesday and all proceeds will benefit the Stiller Foundation, which helps provide education for underprivileged children around the world.
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