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    21 Jump Street (Phil Lord & Chris Miller)

    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) – **** / 9.1
    Murder On The Orient Express (Branagh, 2017) – ***½ / 8.3
    Mission: Impossible – Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) – ***½ / 8.8
    Blindspotting (Estrada, 2018) – ***½ / 8.4
    Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018) – ***½ / 8.6
    Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018) – ***½ / 8.5
    Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018) – **** / 9.2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) – **½ / 5.9
    2001: A Space Odyssey [in 70mm] (Kubrick, 1968) – **** / 10

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    Honestly, this might be the best time I've had in the theatre with a comedy in years. I'm not sure how to describe exactly how or why it's so funny without just giving stuff away, but from quick dialogue to ongoing jokes, blatantly self-aware touches to its fantastically played visual humour, it's pretty much all great.

    Every bit as good as Lord and Miller's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and I mean that as high, sincere praise.
    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) – **** / 9.1
    Murder On The Orient Express (Branagh, 2017) – ***½ / 8.3
    Mission: Impossible – Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) – ***½ / 8.8
    Blindspotting (Estrada, 2018) – ***½ / 8.4
    Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018) – ***½ / 8.6
    Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018) – ***½ / 8.5
    Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018) – **** / 9.2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) – **½ / 5.9
    2001: A Space Odyssey [in 70mm] (Kubrick, 1968) – **** / 10

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    Agreed. Had lots of fun! Probably the most fun I've had in theaters since maybe Scott Pilgrim?

    Then again, I rarely see a comedy on the big screen. Most are so visually drab.
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    This movie was seriously good. Way better than it had any right to be. I expected it to just be decent, kind of like how the past several comedies over the past couple years have been, but this surpassed my every expectation. It's seriously the funniest comedy I've seen probably in several years. This is the kind of comedy you'll walk out of quoting the whole movie. And it's so self-aware, just a total blast the whole way through. This is Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill's best outing yet, and my god, Channing Tatum needs to just stick with comedies full time after this.

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    Quote Quoting TGM (view post)
    This is Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill's best outing yet, and my god, Channing Tatum needs to just stick with comedies full time after this.
    Agreed.

    Tatum has found his calling. Hill was outstanding. The movie is so gleefully self aware that its impossible to not have fun.

    So many great sequences.

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    I haven't had that much fun at a movie in ages. Such a great surprise.

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    Quote Quoting Sxottlan (view post)
    Then again, I rarely see a comedy on the big screen. Most are so visually drab.
    I don't know about this. I always feel more of an urge to see a potentially good to great comedy in a packed theatre with everyone's energy playing with the movie. Even if I love things like The Grey or Young Adult, I'm not surprised when they end with people bolting out angry, throwing their hands in the air and complaining. If I watch those at home in a few months I'll probably like them just as much, but with 21 Jump Street, I doubt it'll be quite the same experience again, even if/when I do watch it with a bunch of friends down the line.

    Even something like Hangover Part II, I probably didn't completely hate it in the theatre because the audience was having such a good time with it. But seeing bits of it again recently, it's just completely flat and lifeless.
    BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) – **** / 9.1
    Murder On The Orient Express (Branagh, 2017) – ***½ / 8.3
    Mission: Impossible – Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) – ***½ / 8.8
    Blindspotting (Estrada, 2018) – ***½ / 8.4
    Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018) – ***½ / 8.6
    Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018) – ***½ / 8.5
    Sorry To Bother You (Riley, 2018) – **** / 9.2
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) – **½ / 5.9
    2001: A Space Odyssey [in 70mm] (Kubrick, 1968) – **** / 10

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    I would almost like this movie more if it wasn't constantly winking at the audience reminding how ridiculous the concept is. They do it over and over and over. I know the film embraces its cliches and stereotypes, but that doesn't automatically make it "smart".

    Everything with Tatum is terrific. He has great comedic timing and his interactions with the nerds were hilarious. Hill's storyline though.... eh. I also didn't like it when it turned into a typical Apatow-esque gross out film near the end. This film should be better than this.

    For a high school bromance that plays with genre conventions, Superbad is much better.
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    This might be the best R rated comedy I've ever seen.

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    I immediately thought of 'Airplane!' but it turns out it's rated PG, which just blows my mind.

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    Quote Quoting Robby P (view post)
    I immediately thought of 'Airplane!' but it turns out it's rated PG, which just blows my mind.
    Remember, there was no PG-13 back then. Not until the mid-80s.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    This might be the best R rated comedy I've ever seen.
    My facebook tells me it is Revenge of the Nerds and Fast Times at RH for me.
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    I probably would have enjoyed it more if most of the humor wasn't all over the promotional material, but it's energetic enough.

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    Remember, there was no PG-13 back then. Not until the mid-80s.
    Yep. Top Gun was PG. Watch that movie and tell me that wouldn't be borderline R if it came out today (or don't watch it because it is awful).

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    Yep. Top Gun was PG. Watch that movie and tell me that wouldn't be borderline R if it came out today (or don't watch it because it is awful).
    I always thought temple of doom precipitated the pg-13 rating and that came out before top gun.
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    Poltergeist. A dude rips his own face off and it's rated PG.

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    It's a hilarious film until the comedy comes to an abrupt halt with the car chases and shoot out near the end of the film. Just leave that shit out! Boring.

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    Quote Quoting Dillard (view post)
    It's a hilarious film until the comedy comes to an abrupt halt with the car chases and shoot out near the end of the film. Just leave that shit out! Boring.
    Agreed. The first 2/3 are constantly hilarious. I think the first drug scene is one of the funniest things I've seen in years. I'm not sure why a Tatum/Hill duo works, but it does. It also somehow manages to make tons of dick jokes without ever feeling like they are resorting to gay panic.

    My one caveat, is as you said, starting with the first freeway chase, the air gets let out of the balloon, and it gets a bit route and boring.

    Also, this is obviously influenced by Hot Fuzz, but still manages to feel fresh most of the time.
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    Quote Quoting Pop Trash (view post)
    Agreed. The first 2/3 are constantly hilarious. I think the first drug scene is one of the funniest things I've seen in years. I'm not sure why a Tatum/Hill duo works, but it does. It also somehow manages to make tons of dick jokes without ever feeling like they are resorting to gay panic.

    My one caveat, is as you said, starting with the first freeway chase, the air gets let out of the balloon, and gets a bit route and boring. Also, this is obviously influenced by Hot Fuzz, but still manages to feel fresh most of the time.
    It would be homophobic if there WEREN'T dick jokes. :lol:

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    Quote Quoting Pop Trash (view post)
    Agreed. The first 2/3 are constantly hilarious. I think the first drug scene is one of the funniest things I've seen in years.
    Seeing Tatum drive through the gong had me rolling.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Seeing Tatum drive through the gong had me rolling.
    Fuck you Miles Davis!
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    Hot damn 16 Yay 0 Nay

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    Quote Quoting eternity (view post)
    It would be homophobic if there WEREN'T dick jokes. :lol:
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    If you would have told me at the beginning of the year that 21 Jump Street would be 500 times funnier then the Tim and Eric movie I would have slapped you in the face.
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    Hot damn 16 Yay 0 Nay
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