Jonah Hill

True Story

Based on Finkel’s memoir of the same name, True Story centers on Longo, a seemingly upstanding husband and father, who’s accused of murdering his wife and three young children, then fleeing to Mexico, where he’s subsequently apprehended. Once in custody, he identifies himself as Michael Finkel of The New York Times. Almost simultaneously, Finkel himself …

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22 Jump Street

It’s just as clever, just as bro-tastic, just as wink-at-the-audience meta and just as funny as its predecessor… even though, as it outright acknowledges, it’s essentially just the same movie all over again, only with a bigger budget and more outrageousness. This time, a massive smuggling sting gone horribly awry demotes undercover police partners Jenko …

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21 Jump Street (2012)

Less a remake than a clever reboot, this big-screen incarnation of the iconic 1980s TV series of the same name simultaneously embraces formula and turns it on its ear. Here, somewhat-inept-but-desperate-to-arrest bicycle cops Jenko (Tatum) and Schmidt (Hill) find themselves reassigned after one too many screw-ups. Given their youthful looks, they’re transferred to the Jump …

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This Is the End

For me, it was the latter. On the upside (?), I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I would. And it would seem that I’m in the minority. Go figure. It’s no secret that I am definitely not the target audience for this wildly self-indulgent, directionless escapade that revolves almost entirely around smoking …

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