"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." — William Faulkner
Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday. It's that one day of the year where we all get to skip work to gather with our friends and family members and simply reflect on the things in our lives that we have to be thankful for...and then watch NFL football and consume massive quantities of "harvest" food. At ReelzChannel, we're all about movies, so Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete if we didn't take the time to be thankful for all of the great new movies of the year. If you're a movie person, then we consider you part of our extended family. So, before you have that third helping of stuffing and pass out on the couch from all of the tryptophan in the turkey, take a moment to share with us the movies that have excited, thrilled, scared, and moved you in 2012.
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Posted 11.22.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|21 Jump Street ||$35M ||$35M ||Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's comedy had the best opening ever for a non-summer, non-sequel R-rated comedy |
|Dr. Seuss' The Lorax ||$22.8M ||$158.4M ||Has already surpassed the gross of Horton Hears a Who, which topped out at $154M; Lorax is heading toward $200M domestic run |
|John Carter ||$13.5M ||$53.2M ||Disney's ultra-expensive sci-fi pic fell 55% in its second weekend, killing any chance for it to even reach $100M domestically |
|Project X ||$4M ||$48.1M ||Dropped a massive 64%, thanks directly to 21 Jump Street — still has grossed almost as much as John Carter on just a $12M budget |
|A Thousand Words ||$3.8M ||$12.1M ||Write off this three-year-old "comedy" as yet another Eddie Murphy bomb |
Posted 03.18.12 by reelz
With Richard Roeper suggesting he didn't think we needed another rehashing of an 80's TV show for the big screen until he saw it and was summarily impressed, 21 Jump Street is getting some pretty solid grades with most critics agreeing that it's a funny, fresh take on what could be a tired riff.
Posted 03.16.12 by reelz
"An incredibly engaging story, told impeccably, with a moral backbone for good measure."— Rob Power, SFX Magazine
"The Hunger Games has epic spectacle, yearning romance, suspense that won't quit and a shining star in Jennifer Lawrence."— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The Hunger Games" may be derivative, but it is engrossing and at times exciting."— Kyle Smith, New York Post
"This futuristic tale of teenage violence is so not my kind of movie that I approached it grudgingly, so imagine my surprise when I ended up being totally exhilarated and enjoying it immensely."— Rex Reed, New York Observer
"ADD auds won't mind that there's no time to get to know anybody, or watch a relationship unfold, or ride the dramatic rise and swell of a compelling narrative."— Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies
For their upcoming press rounds, actors Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have decided to create a fake public service announcement. In the PSA, the duo warns of the seriousness of sticking a "dirty" finger down another person's throat, as they must do in 21 Jump Street. Johnny Hills (Hill) and Shanice Tatum (Tatum) take this matter seriously — and after watching the video, you may feel inclined to throw some hand sanitizer into the mix. Watch the Fake PSA Announcement Posted 03.14.12 by reelz
Lately, everything seems to be "red band" for the upcoming comedy remake 21 Jump Street. The movie's first trailer was red band, with a second red band trailer arriving earlier this month. Now, a new red band featurette has also arrived online, proving that the movie version of 21 Jump Street probably wouldn't play on Fox, who broadcast the late 1980s and early 90s TV show on which the movie is based.
21 Jump Street screenwriter Michael Bacall inadvertently explained why the movie has so much "red band" material. During an interview with SlashFilm, Bacall revealed that he and 21 Jump Street's co-lead Jonah Hill conceived of the movie as a "hard R buddy cop film."
watch the video >> Posted 03.13.12 by Ryan
Jonah I had met while I was developing an original comedy I wrote that Todd Phillips was actually producing called Psycho Funky Chimp about this kid who is an obsessive Pez collector and Jonah was attached and the project didn’t end up happening. We got along really well and he called me a couple of years later and said, "What do you think about doing a hard R buddy cop film? And we use 21 Jump Street as a vehicle for that?" I said, "Oh man, I’m a fan of the show. That would be awesome."
Most people under 30 are likely not familiar with the late '80s/early '90s cop TV show 21 Jump Street starring Johnny Depp about a police unit of young-looking officers who go undercover as high school students to investigate youth crimes. And based on the new extended red band trailer for the 21 Jump Street movie that's OK because the Jonah Hill/Channing Tatum comedy seemingly has little in common with the TV series aside from the name and the general premise.
The new red band trailer shows that the movie definitely earns its R rating from the abundant profanity and drug use. So if you're watching at the office, headphones are suggested. watch the new trailer >> Posted 03.06.12 by Chris
It's been almost a year since we heard anything about Paramount's Untitled Les Grossman project, which will star Tom Cruise as the foul-mouthed movie producer character he played in the 2008 comedy, Tropic Thunder. Last April, Bill Hader, who played Grossman's assistant Rob Slolom, revealed that screenwriter Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) had finished the script for the movie, which was the first news about the project since Paramount studio announced the spin-off in June of 2010.
With Bacall coming off the success of the found footage party movie Project X as well as the upcoming comedy 21 Jump Street, THR asked Bacall for an update on the project, with the writer revealing that the tone of the spin-off would likely "fall in between" both of his most recent projects, as the script tries to turn Cruise's cameo into a leading man character. bacall talks grossman and a 21 jump street sequel >> Posted 03.06.12 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures' reboot of 21 Jump Street won't open for another two weeks, but that hasn't stopped the studio from thinking sequel. Jonah Hill, who plays Schmidt in the remake and has a "story" credit alongside screenwriter Michael Bacall, told E! Online that a sequel has been ordered.
We are writing the sequel now. We got [the greenlight] by the studio to start writing the sequel.
We'll assume that "we" means Hill and Bacall, who reportedly have written a decent big-screen version of the the Fox TV show that starred Johnny Depp. Early reviews from the movie have been extremely favorable, and Hill said that it may be his funniest movie yet (sorry, Moneyball). read hill's comments and watch the clips >> Posted 02.29.12 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures' remake of 21 Jump Street won't open until March, but it hasn't been deprived of trailers, starting with a red band trailer that debuted last November.
Like the Fox TV show of the same name that starred Johnny Depp in the late '80s and early '90s, 21 Jump Street is about a police undercover unit that sends its officers into high school in order to pose as students. The latest footage comes from a new international trailer, which shows Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) go from young cadets on bikes to trying to uncover a high school drug dealer (Dave Franco), while Ice Cube's character lays down the rules for what not to do while working undercover.
21 Jump Street is already receiving good online buzz from critics on Twitter, who obviously saw an advance screening. According to one critic, there may not be a movie with more laughs for the rest of 2012. watch the trailer >> Posted 01.18.12 by Ryan
Jonah Hill's latest movie, the '80s comedy homage The Sitter, hasn't fared so well at the box office, just barely losing out on its opening weekend to the critically-trashed ensemble rom-com New Year's Eve. Columbia Pictures' remake of 21 Jump Street, Hill's next foray into the pop culture past, may prove more successful.
Like the the Fox TV show that starred Johnny Depp in the late '80s and early '90s, 21 Jump Street follows a group of youthful-looking cops led by Hill and the not-so-young-looking Channing Tatum, who go back to high school to uncover a drug dealer (Dave Franco) and the drug ring he works for. Digital Spy has revealed a new trailer for the movie, which is practically identical to the green band trailer that was revealed last month, but does offer some new footage. The first poster for the movie has been also been revealed, and shows Hill and Tatum in their prom gear, in what is likely the movie's finale — if it correctly follows '80s movie formula. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.20.11 by Ryan