MTV has announced the nominees for the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” which are led by The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids with eight nominations each.
One of endearing classics from Fox Television’s earliest days was 21 Jump Street. For five seasons, we saw an elite group of fresh face police officers go undercover to investigate a variety of crimes through in high schools and colleges. A quarter of a century later, Street hits the big screen with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum at the helm. While this new film maybe considered a remake, Street takes on a life of its own while paying some respect to the original. Are you jump, back down on Jump Street?
For the impatient web skimmers, I gave The Sitter a C -.
If you enjoyed Pineapple Express, then you might appreciate my elaboration on why The Sitter barely cleared my D rating. Either way, there seems to be (yet another) new wave of comedy that threatens to challenge our creative existence like a planet-ending meteor.
It’s 10:00 PM, do you know where your children are? Let’s hope and pray that they are not going through a crazy-filled adventure with Jonah Hill. The Sitter reminds me of the 1980’s classic Adventures in Babysitting but the latter was much more fun. Director David Gordon Green has delivered another movie this year that has fallen below standards.
Looking to cash in before Disney releases its new animated movie Tangled, Dreamworks gives us the new family film Megamind. This is a movie that should be funny. It has the comedic talents of Will Ferrell and Tina Fey. But in an animated movie, dialogue is scripted and not improvised. And if it’s not written funny, no matter how talented your voice talents are, and their skill in comedic timing and precision, it’s just not going to be funny. Megamind wants to be funny, tries to be funny, hopes to be funny, but mostly isn’t.
Rock n’ roll. Lately, that term has lost its meaning. No longer are “rock n’ rollers” the decadent, drug-addled, psychedelic, free-spirited, womanizing axe-slingers that legends are made of. They’ve become too safe and too homogenized so that parents can foist these people on their little children as role models.