Movies in McConomy
22 Jump Street
If you are like me and have had enough of Jonah Hill for the next ten years from watching The Wolf of Wall Street, but could stare at Channing Tatum’s jawline for hours, then you will probably like 22 Jump Street. The Hill-Tatum pairing is very well balanced (hence the sequel). But this time they aren’t going back to high school. No, sir, they are moving on up to college (just like us!). The studious, detail-oriented Schmidt (Hill) and athletic, idiotic Jenko (Tatum) are once again assigned to a case that involves them going undercover to arrest the drug dealer of a new drug called WHYPHY. Though very similar to 21 Jump Street in structure, the writers were aware of this and made fun of themselves as much as they could. This sequel, while eccentric at times, gives a spirited take on the cop movie.
Have you ever seen a movie starring food? Me neither, unless you count Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel. So let me introduce you to Chef, a lighthearted chronicle of cook Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) moving from the cutthroat world of high-end cookery to the gritty world of food trucks. Jon Favreau steps out from behind the camera and takes a stab at being the leading man. The supporting cast is nothing to scoff at, with Hollywood heavy-hitters like Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson. This is the classic story of man getting fired from highbrow job, man starting own company, and man’s company becoming successful. All that needed to happen next was “man gets own Food Network show.”