Thursday, October 17, 2019

ANOTHER JUMP IN BOX-OFFICE BUCKS FOR JUMP STREET

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The debut of Sony’s R-rated 21 Jump Street actually performed better than the studio’s already outstanding estimates had indicated on Sunday. Final figures released on Monday disclosed that the movie starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum brought in $36.30 million over the weekend — $1.3 million more than the studio’s estimate. Veteran box office analyst […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: 21 JUMP STREET

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s funny. That’s the two-word consensus of just about every newspaper film critic in the nation’s largest markets. Each has his/her own variation of stating that, some more enthusiastically than others, but there’s no denying that it’s one of the best-reviewed movies of the year. In particular, critics are praising the performances of Jonah Hill […]

NEW YEAR’S EVE AIN’T NO VALENTINE’S DAY

December 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Last February, Sony’s Valentine’s Day, featuring a raft of stars, opened to poor reviews and a solid $56.3 million. Last weekend, New Year’s Eve, featuring a raft of stars, opened to poor reviews and a measly $13.01 million. It is a measure of how poorly the box office performed overall that New Year’s Eve finished […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “CYRUS”

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cyrus, starring Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly, which played to packed houses and much applause when it opened in a handful of cities last weekend, is attracting much critical praise as it widens its release this weekend. All three actors receive accolades, especially Jonah Hill in the title role. In the movie, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “GET HIM TO THE GREEK”

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With a surfeit of sequels in theaters this summer, Get Him to the Greek arrives mostly as a character sequel. Co-producer Judd Apatow, who has more or less cornered the market on raunchy comedies with a heart, revives Russell Brand’s addled rock star character Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and puts him front and […]