12:35 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 03/15/2012 10:45AM
Either you're old, like me, and were aghast at the idea of someone defiling your beloved Jump Street. Or you're young (i.e., born after the ’87 launch of the TV series that made Johnny Depp a star) and your reaction was closer to, "What's 21 Jump Street?"
Good news, graybeards and whippersnappers: This is a movie we all can dig.
The new Jump Street borrows the same conceit as the old – babyfaced cops go back to high school to narc on naughty kids – but torques it into a ridiculously inappropriate comedy.
The secret is the Mutt-and-Jeff pairing of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as the narcs. Tatum is Jenko, the hot cop to Hill's Schmidt, the smart one. They're both stunned when they enroll in school to bust a drug ring, only to find that cliques have changed and Schmidt's the popular one now.
Originally posted 05/29/2006 08:30AM
Voices keep growing louder to complain that Oprah Winfrey turns a deaf ear to rappers on her show.
Originally posted 01/24/2005 08:00AM
The blanket of snow that layered the northeast accounted for the lowest box-office returns of the year, but the Ice Cube road comedy Are We There Yet? still earned $18.5 million and landed at No. 1– despite critics' finding it dismal and unfunny.
Originally posted 09/26/2002 11:25AM
A hit is a hit, and rapper Ice Cube's movie, "Barbershop," is definitely one of them. For the past two weeks, the ensemble comedy has been No. 1 at the box office, generating about $40 million in ticket sales.
Originally posted 09/16/2002 01:00AM
The crowds flocked to "Barbershop" this weekend, as the warmhearted comedy emerged as the victor in the box-office race.
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