Friday, June 20, 2014

The Judge (2014) Trailer and Poster

From the director of The Change-Up is an Oscar bait flick... I don't know what to think but it looks interesting, if not a little cliche.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

22 Jump Street (2014) - Movie Review by Sean Wu

'22 Jump Street' is a continuation of 2012's surprise smash comedy hit '21 Jump Street'. Ordinarily, sequels turn out much worse than the first film, but this isn't any ordinary sequel. This is by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the comedy geniuses behind the first film and 'The Lego Movie'.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill return as Jenko and Schmidt, the brawn and brains of an undercover cop program in the fictional Metro City. In the first film, they busted a drug ring in high school, and in this one they attempt busting one in college. Even if Lord and Miller are doing an old trick, at least they improved on (already fantastic) it.

Hill and Tatum are to current day comedy as OutKast was to hip-hop: they work together superbly, and separately they hold their own just as well. The gags are extremely well done, and the pop culture references are great too ('White House Down', anyone?). Ice Cube, the scene stealer of the first film, gets more time in this one, and he holds his own extremely well.

The movie is incredibly lean too- after a TV-esque recap, the story starts immediately and not a minute is wasted. There are Tracy Morgan and Maya Angelou references, which is unfortunately timed, but the movie remains hilarious nonetheless. For my money, it might be the comedy of the summer.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

First Poster for Birdman!

I'm gonna get Oscar predictions out soon, I swear. This is more than just a Birdman blog. But that teaser!

First trailer for Innaritu's Birdman.

Looks like everything it should be and then some. Michael Keaton is definitely a Best Actor competitor with Steve Carell. Awesome comedic cast, can't wait to see it. Expect it in TIFF and VIFF.