| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are back on the case in "22 Jump Street," and it's almost exactly the same case: Two bumbling cops go undercover as students (last time it was high school, this time it's college) to bust a drug ring.
In the hands of...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The cops are beating up the dragon.
"22 Jump Street," the sequel to the hit about two inept cops who infiltrate a high school, seems to have scored a triumph in the clash of the sequels in this weekend's box office. The new film got off to a solid...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The property value on Jump Street just increased significantly.
“22 Jump Street,” Sony’s R-rated followup to the successful 2012 buddy comedy “21 Jump Street,” topped the domestic box office with a whopping $60 million over...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When it's hot, as in summertime hot, it can feel like your brain doesn't work right. Which may partly explain why the summer is such a peak season for stupid movies, the sorts of loud, outsized, clanging behemoths that people mean when they typically...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Kevin Hart has struck box office gold once again.
Hart's "Think Like a Man 2" opened Stateside to $12.2 million on Friday and is on track to gross $34 million this weekend. The studio is projecting a slightly more modest $32-$33 million launch.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Those masters of having their genre-parody cake and eating it too, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have followed up their sly, self-referential franchise reboot "21 Jump Street" with an inevitable sequel that is, at least in part, a sly, self-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
One of the rich elements of "The Lego Movie" is its sense of place. For a fictional land, it has plenty of echoes of the real world.
With a populace kept numb by plastic pop music, contrived reality TV and fast-food giveaways -- and a general sense that...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Of the many unexpected moments in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's breakout hit "The Lego Movie," perhaps none is as surprising as the film's ending, which is daring even by the standards of this unconventional film.
So daring, in fact, that even its...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:02 PM
"The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reportedly headed back to the big screen together, this time in an adaptation of the 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," about the man falsely accused of being the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Early in the development of "The Lego Movie," Jill Wilfert, the executive who oversees Lego's licensing efforts in Southern California, had a question for her bosses at company headquarters in Denmark: Can we have a character die?
"It wasn't something...