Film Review: 21 Jump Street

(Published in Issue 8 of my publication In Retrospect)

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Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, 21 Jump Street is a loose sequel to the TV series of the same name, that originally starred Johnny Depp and aired in the late 80s. Centring on two police officers, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are old high school classmates who become friends during police academy and end up becoming partners. Because of their young appearances, the two are sent to work under the authority of Captain Dickson (Ice Cube), where they are then made to go undercover in a local high school to stop a new synthetic drug from spreading to other campuses by finding the supplier.

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New Picture of An Undead Johnny Depp in ‘Dark Shadows’

(Written for HeyUGuys)

Warner Bros. has shared a new photograph of Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer this week, showing the undead couple in Tim Burton‘s retelling of the 1966-1971 classic gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows.

The film follows Barnabas Collins (Depp), a wealthy playboy who is transformed into a vampire and buried by a jilted lover, Angelique (Eva Green). After being dug up in 1752, Collins attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Elizabeth (Pfeiffer) and Roger (Jonny Lee Miller), whilst he also crosses the path with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts, all of whom have secrets.

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Film Review: The Inbetweeners Movie

(Published on Rushes Online Film Magazine, and read this in In Retrospect – Issue 1)

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Directed by Ben Palmer, The Inbetweeners Movie topped the UK box office this week taking £13.2 million in its opening weekend, totalling £11.4 million more than Cowboys and Aliens this week and £4.9 million more than James Cameron’s hit film Avatar in 2009.

Based on the award-winning E4 comedy, Will (Simon Bird), Simon (Joe Thomas), Jay (James Buckley) and Neil (Blake Harrison) say goodbye to high school and prepare for a minge-tastic summer holiday before they split up for university. After three series of embarrassing adolescent experiences and geeky banter through their time at sixth form, will they finally achieve their almost impossible goal of losing their virginities after two years of their cringe-worthy attempts?

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Film Review: Sex And The City 2

Directed by Michael Patrick King, the sequel to Sex and The City from the original TV series proves it’s getting a bit too much for the NYC girls after kids, full-time jobs and marriage problems; less sex and the city, more pizza on the couch with a screaming child.

The quartette takes a trip to Abu Dhabi in aid of escape from their newly formed ‘grown-up’ lives. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is having marriage problems, which are only made worse when she bumps into the ex love-of-her-life Aiden. Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) takes a more dominating role, becoming the only real ‘fun’ character of the group as she takes control of her working life for a change, opening up Charlotte’s (Kristin Davis) deeply hidden anxieties of motherhood. And then there’s Samantha (Kim Cattrall) who is still getting her fair share of men, even whilst going through the menopause. (Yet this is somewhat awkward to watch now that she’s in her 50’s).

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