Let’s Go To The Movies – 3/16/2012

Posted: March 16, 2012 in Movies

It’s Friday!!!  Let’s consult Rebecca Black shall we…

 

21 Jump Street

Synopsis: In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier – and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind. — (C) Sony Pictures

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Rating: R

Running Time: 1 hour 49 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 85%

Sample Reviews:

Richard Roeper

USA Today

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Casa de mi padre

Synopsis: Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancée, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). — (C) Pantelion Films

Cast: Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez

Rating: R

Running Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 42%

Sample Reviews:

San Francisco Chronicle

New York Times

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Jeff, Who Lives At Home

Synopsis: On his way to the store to buy wood glue, Jeff looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of comedic and unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family in the strangest of locations and circumstances. Jeff just may find the meaning of his life…and if he’s lucky, pick up the wood glue as well. — (C) Paramount Vantage

Cast: Ed Helms, Jason Segel, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon

Rating:R

Running Time: 1 hour 23 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 75%

Sample Reviews:

Seattle Times

Los Angeles Times

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Detachment

Synopsis: In Director Tony Kaye’s Detachment, Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, an educator with a true talent to connect with his students. Yet Henry has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form an attachment to either students or colleagues. When a new assignment places him at a public school where a frustrated, burned-out administration has created an apathetic student body, Henry soon becomes a role model to the disaffected youth. In finding an unlikely emotional connection to the students, teachers, and a runaway teen he takes in from the streets, Henry realizes that he’s not alone in his life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world. — (C) Tribeca Film

Cast: Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Lucy Liu, Christina Hendricks

Rating: R

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 61%

Sample Reviews:

NPR

New York Daily News

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