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Review: Phil Lord And Chris Miller's '22 Jump Street' Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill & Ice Cube

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 2, 2014 6:20 PM
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22 Jump Street
Phil Lord and Chris Miller have built a career out of making things work that really should not have worked. Coming off only the short-lived cult animated series "Clone High," and a brief year on "How I Met Your Mother," the duo made their feature debut with "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs," an adaptation of a 34-page children's picture book that looked pretty poor on paper, and turned out to be something of a treat for people of any age. Then, they took on a reboot of '80s cop show "21 Jump Street," starring the much-mocked Channing Tatum, and turned it into a fresh and funny spin on both the high school and the buddy cop movie. And only a few months ago, they turned something called "The Lego Movie" into one of the best films of the year so far.

Watch: 2 New Clips & Featurette For '22 Jump Street' Goes To School

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2014 3:27 PM
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22 Jump Street
One of our 10 Movies To See In June, and a comedy we hope delivers the same big, surprising laughs as its predecessor, we'll soon have a verdict with "22 Jump Street" screening for press today. But until then, here's a few new videos from the film as part of Sony's unrelenting marketing campaign.

Watch: Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum Get Their Assignment In Clip From '22 Jump Street' Plus New Featurette & Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2014 9:41 AM
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22 Jump Street
It's been a pretty serious summer so far, without much in the way of laughs. Sure, "Neighbors" hit the top of the box office last week, but for me, it was more mildly amusing than gut-bustingly hilarious, but hopefully Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill bring the goods with "22 Jump Street."

Ice Cube Backpedals On Paul Walker MTV Movie Award Comments; Watch Vin Diesel's Unaired Acceptance Speech

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2014 12:41 PM
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Ice Cube, Paul Walker
Dude, it’s the MTV Movie Awards, what is there to get upset about? It’s about 1,000 rungs below the Oscars, so nothing to freak about if you don't win. But in case you missed it, this is what Ice Cube had to say about his comedy “Ride Along” not winning the Best Duo Award at Sunday’s prestigious MTV Movie Awards.

Watch: Final, 3-Minute Red Band Trailer For '22 Jump Street' Takes It To The Next Level

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2014 12:08 AM
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22 Jump Street
We started the day with "22 Jump Street," so we might as well end it there too. Earlier, we got the first clip and a bunch of new images for the movie, and now just as we're about to go to bed, Sony has dropped the final, three-minute red band trailer for the movie. And yes, it looks really good.

'Barbershop 3' Gearing Up With Ice Cube Returning To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2014 9:44 AM
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Barbershop
While the financial success of “Ride Along” proved that comedian Kevin Hart can be a box office draw, it also seems to have provided a little boost towards Ice Cube’s career. MGM Studios have just announced that they will re-open the “Barbershop” for a third time with Cube signing on to reprise his role as Calvin Palmer in "Barbershop 3." This announcement comes ten years after “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” was released and the studio hopes Cedric the Entertainer and Queen Latifah will also return to the franchise.

Kevin Hart & Ice Cube Return For The Inevitable 'Ride Along 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 4:55 PM
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Ride Along
Universal put the wheels in motion for this one last spring, so it wasn't a matter of if, but when. And indeed, with "Ride Along" crossing $120 million this past weekend—while Kevin Hart's other comedy "About Last Night" opened strongly with over $27 million dollars in the bank—it's a not shock that Universal want to stay in business with the comic actor. So why not make a sequel to the hit "Ride Along"?

Review: 'Ride Along' Starring Ice Cube And Kevin Hart

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 15, 2014 12:10 PM
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Ride Along
Say this for “Ride Along,” this Friday’s big action buddy comedy: the two leads are black and its villains are a mixture of black, white and Hispanic. At no point during the film does it ever feel like tokenism or pandering, just an attempt, finally, at recreating an honest, plausible cultural makeup. The story takes place in a relatively generic Atlanta, but the streets have a bit of an edge to them: when one character insults another by guessing they’re from Decatur, there’s no attempt to explain the putdown to the non-locals in the audience, only attitude.

Watch: Hit The Streets With 4 Clips From 'Ride Along' Starring Kevin Hart & Ice Cube

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 7, 2014 11:02 AM
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Ride Along
As we look back on 2013's winners and losers, one to remember is Kevin Hart, whose stand-up-flick-with-a-bit-of-fiction-mixed-in “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” was a critical hit that became the 4th most successful stand-up film ever (he also starred in “Grudge Match," but never mind). Hart is kicking off 2014, meanwhile, with “Ride Along,” a cop comedy about a high-school security guard (Hart) being taken on a ride along by his prospective brother-in-law, who is an actual cop, played by everyone's favorite not-actual cop, Ice Cube. Cube's aim, of course, is to see if Hart is a good enough guy to marry his sister (Tika Sumpter), but the ride along turns out to be more testing than he really intends.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Ride Along' Serves Up A Few More Scenes Of Ice Cube & Kevin Hart Mayhem

Ride Along
The Oscar nominations and "Ride Along" in the same week? If you needed more proof that The Playlist loves both high and "low" art, here you go, as we're pretty stoked not just to see which awards season movies get the ultimate honor, but also to witness Ice Cube and Kevin Hart go at it for two hours. Read More »

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