Tag Archives: Jonah Hill

This Is The End

12 Jun

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Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg have created a comedy/horror that is over the top hilarity from beginning to end. The film features James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson trapped in Franco’s house after Los Angeles experiences a series of devastating events. In the end, the group must face the true meaning of friendship when things become dire.

While the story isn’t the greatest, it works because all of the actors and star cameos look like they are having the time of their lives playing fictional versions of themselves. Rogen and Goldberg do a fine job at mixing in the horror with the comedy, and while not every joke lands, they will still have you laughing until it hurts. There a couple slow moments which justifies the A minus rating, but This Is The End is the funniest movie of the year.

WORD COUNT: 151

Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: N/A

21 Jump Street turns high school upside down

28 Dec

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I had low expectations when I heard 21 Jump Street was first announced,  but Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill’s collaboration on the script turned this story upside down into the most surprising film of 2012.

Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are police officers that go undercover in a high school. Jenko is the dominant male jock who thinks he is going to lead the investigation while Schmidt is an out of shape techie playing back up, but the high school power structure is reversed on this campus and the popular kids are not jocks, but rather tech savvy social media kids with a keen sense of business. Jenko is lost and must give way to Schmidt’s socially awkward expertise.

The chemistry/bromance between Hill and Tatum elevate the film to another level while the vulgar dialogue and physical humor provide a more realistic teen movie that shows how much high school has changed for the good and the bad.

WORD COUNT: 158

Adam’s Grade: B+

Chuck’s Grade: B

Superbad is Supergood

5 Sep

In 2007, I will never forget walking out of theater after seeing Superbad and listening to adults say, “teenagers don’t talk like that”. I was a teenager then, and I wanted to tell them how clueless they were about their kids. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Superbad is one of the most raunchy and vulgar scripts teenage actors have ever spoken. The opening dialogue still is one of the dirtiest, but funniest conversations I have ever heard. Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are best friends in the last week of high school and try to impress their two crushes by promising them alcohol with their friend, Fogell aka McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) fake ID.

The film balances high school life with the absurd in a way that makes it believable, but also a lot of fun. As parents were denying the truth; we were spreading the word about the funniest movie we had ever seen.

WORD COUNT: 156

Adam’s Grade: A

Chuck’s Grade A