Sunday, 18 March 2012

21 Jump Street - an All Of The Above Review

Jonah Hill + Channing Tatum = Hilarious Comedy!

Reboot/sequel of a late eighties -early nighties TV show of the same name. Agents belonging to Jump Street are sent into high schools, undercover, too infiltrate youth crime.  If you was a fan, you will be pleased to hear some of the stars of the show return to Jump street and make great appearances, in this awesome cop comedy. Written by Micheal Bacall (Project X) and Jonah Hill

Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) weren't friend at high school, in fact they were quite the opposite, but after joining the police academy they became as close as brothers, but being a cop isn't all that its cracked up to be. They are put on bicycles and put on park patrol, and after a bad first arrest they are sent to 21 Jump street, with other 'Justin Beaver (not a typo, Mr Bieber really is referred to as Justin Beaver), Miley Cyrus looking mothers' headed by the funniest angry chief of police played by Ice Cube. 

Jonah Hill is, as always, right on point with his comedic performances, and this time paired quite unusually with the hansom Channing Tatum, works so well. They have so much chemistry on screen that you really believe their friendship is real.  And this movie isn't just a comedy, it has some fantastic action scenes, but what else would you expect from the star of G.I. Joe, Haywire and Eagle (Tatum). 

Best cop comedy since Hot Fuzz. This film literally had me laughing out loud, every other minute. All I can say is watch this this movie! 5/5 stars

by Kay M.D

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Project X - the greatest party of all time?

With a title like 'Project X' one would imagine a sci-fi film, maybe starring Ferris Beuller's Matthew Boderick and maybe a chimp, but this isn't the eighties, and this isn't that movie.

'Project X' co-written by Matt Drake and Michael Bacall (the writer of the up-coming '21 Jump Street) and directed by Nima Nourizadeh tells the story of three high school seniors who throw a birthday party cool enough to make a name for themselves. But as the party progresses, it quickly gets out of control and incredibly crazy.

Starring Thomas Mann as Thomas the birthday boy, Costa (Oliver Cooper) the foul-mouthed party organiser and JB (Jonathan Daniel Brown) the chubby one and their camera man who is filming everything as it transpires for Thomas's birthday video play the loser kids who don't get invited to parties which means they don't get to touch a booby or two...and that pisses no-one off more than Costa (Cooper). So when Thomas's parents go out of town for a conveniently planned anniversary getaway, Costa decides to organise a party to remember. And how would he do this you ask? By posting Thomas's address all over the internet and social-networking sites...this can only be a good thing right? Guess again, this film goes from party of the year to a summer in Tottenham!

'Project X' is not so much a found-footage film like 'Chronicle' or 'Blair Witch' but more like 'we're throwing a party and we filmed it' type film. The editing is superb and the music is awesome (which is bound to be when partly produced by MTV).

This is one hell of a movie, the acting is great and you really feel emotionally attached with the characters towards the end of the film. Its funny, thrilling and perfectly captures youth culture today and the influence social-networking has on the world.

Rated 18 not because of the drugs, booze or sex but because of how achievable it is to recreate this film well deserves the rating!

5/5 stars
George Kleanthous