(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)
When considering the best in cinema, it can be easy to overlook the movies that go out of their way to make us crack up. For whatever reason, comedy never seems as significant or important as comedy. But if we didn’t laugh, there’d be nothing to pick us up from those sad moments. So as part of our look back at the decade that was 2010 through 2019, I wanted to make sure we singled out the funniest movies of the year. No, I’m not just picking the best comedies, because sometimes the funniest movies can’t be so simply classified in a single genre like that. Instead, I wanted to pick the movies that made us laugh the hardest, most frequently, and most consistently. Without further adieu, let’s get into the Top 15 Funniest Movies of the Decade. Read More »
Back in 2014, when one of the biggest stories of the year was a huge hack of sensitive information from Sony Pictures, details on a potential crossover between the 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises came to light. In the years since, updates have been sparse with the exception of a title reveal calling the movie MiB 23. Unfortunately, the odds weren’t looking too good for the wild idea when Jonah Hill called the possibility of the sequel “kind of impossible,” and it turns out he was probably right.
Men in Black franchise producer Walter Parkes was recently asked about the chances of seeing Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum throwing on the suits and shades for the potentially incredible crossover, and his response confirms that the 21 Jump Street Men in Black crossover is dead in the water. Read More »
It seems like that 21 Jump Street crossover with Men in Black isn’t happening anytime soon, but Columbia Pictures is still very keen on getting a female-centric spin-off of the Phil Lord & Chris Miller buddy cop comedy franchise off the ground. And they’re trying to line up a couple of promising leading ladies.
A new report says Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish, one of the hottest comedy stars working right now, is in talks to take one of the two lead roles in the female-driven take on 21 Jump Street. However, she’s not exactly the right age to be pretending to be in high school. So how is this going to work? Well, it all makes sense when you hear who they’re trying to land for the second lead. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Please enjoy a John Wick Chapter 3 image of Keanu Reeves on a horse.
- J.A. Bayona explains why there are no deleted scenes on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Blu-ray.
- Hey, maybe there’s going to be a Pitch Perfect 4?
- A female-driven 21 Jump Street spin-off is still in the works.
- Top Gun: Maverick adds even more cast members.
- Danny McBride already has a Halloween sequel in mind.
- A Fight Club 3 comic is coming in 2019.
- They’ve somehow made 6 Marine movies, and we have the trailer to prove it.
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Movie theaters may be losing audiences at an alarming rate, and the streaming service field may be increasingly cluttered, but at least we’ll always have home video, right? Right…?
Renting a physical DVD or Blu-ray of your favorite movie still hasn’t lost its magic, even when the renting process shifted from your local rental store (RIP) to the bright red kiosk that populates every superstore or drug store. And while Blockbuster and local video stores were put out of business long ago, Redbox has stuck around, handling a vast percentage of physical movie rentals. In honor of its 15 anniversary this year, Redbox has released its top 15 movie rentals. And this list is…erm…a bit disappointing.
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Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
While Schmidt and Jenko are off battling aliens in MiB 23, some of their old Jump Street colleagues will be stepping up into a spotlight of their own. Last year, we got word Sony was planning a Jump Street spinoff that’d center on a couple of female officers. Broad City scribes Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs were brought on to try and crack the script, and then Bob’s Burgers producers Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. Now 22 Jump Street‘s Rodney Rothman is also hopping on board, and it looks like he could end up directing as well. Read More »
Of all the information that came out of the infamous Sony hack a couple years ago, one of the most intriguing and ridiculous things we found out was Sony was tossing around the possibility of crossing over the 21 Jump Street franchise with Men in Black. After we let that thought simmer for a while, that actually sounded like a pretty brilliant idea. Since then, the film has been dubbed MiB 23 and recruited The Muppets director James Bobin to be at the helm. But apparently, the project is still far from a sure thing according to Jonah Hill.
Find out the latest MiB 23 update after the jump. Read More »
Believe it or not, the feature film crossover of the 21 Jump Street and Men in Black franchises is a real thing. The project was first revealed when studio e-mails hit the web following the Sony hack. Since then the studio has moved forward with development, announcing the official existence of the crossover at CinemaCon this year under the title MIB 23, with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the lead roles.
Now MIB 23 finally has a director with The Muppets and Alice Through the Looking Glass director James Bobin preparing to shoot the film this fall. In addition, while promoting Disney’s aforementioned fantasy sequel, Bobin addressed the challenge of combining these two unique franchises, specifically with regards to the tone. Learn what the MIB 23 director had to say on the matter after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Sony announced at CinemaCon that the title of the Jump Street / Men in Black crossover will be MIB 23.
Our original story from March 4, 2016 follows.
One of the biggest surprises to come out of the 2014 Sony hack (at least for our purposes) was the news that the studio was considering merging two of its franchises, 21 Jump Street and Men in Black. It seemed like a wild idea at the time, but now it’s actually happening. James Bobin (The Muppets, Alice Through the Looking Glass) is in early talks to helm the movie, which will bring back 21 Jump Street‘s Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Read More »
There’s good news and weird news. The 21 Jump Street spin-off that Sony is developing with female lead characters just got two great new writers: sisters Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, who have been writers (and eventually producers) on Bob’s Burgers since the show’s beginning. They’ll work on a script for the film, which is among the Sony developments that was announced in the wake of the hacking scandal that brought many of the studio’s raw ideas into the spotlight.
But there are already writers working on the film, and that’s where the weird news comes in. Read More »