Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beep, Beep Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the VEEP Seat!


Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, premiering Saturday, April 22 on HBO is going to take you by storm!  My wife and I attended the advanced screening of the new show at Regal Theaters, 42nd Street, NYC and I must say, not knowing too much about the premise, I was shocked.  Let me tell you this, by far, one of the funniest shows I’ve seen all year compared to Impractical Jokers.  

So, Julia, she is playing the role of a VP and her staff members, amazingly cast, played their roles perfectly.  Without giving away too much of the story, let me point out her assistant, Gary, this guy was incredibly funny as were the other members of her staff. 

Veep, lots of twists and turns, funny scenarios, great one-liners, shot perfectly with good camera angles, overall, one hilarious show that I am excited about watching.  I highly approved, highly recommend this show and I encourage you to watch when it hits the airwaves.  

I give this show 4 ½ stars!

Husband

VEEP a New Reason to Get HBO

You've probably seen a million and one posters on the subway advertising the show VEEP. Initially, I thought it was going to be a serious show on politics but it turns out that it was about what's funny about politics. It is nice surprise to see Julia Louis Dreyfus in the role of vice president of the United States in the show. They picked the right person for the show not only because she looks the part but she's funny without being to over the top. Even if you don't like politics, you'll like the show because it is well-written and gives you some sort of insight as to what happens in the White House. It may be real or serious but I'm sure it is based on real life. This is the funniest show I've seen in a long time and truly deserves a 4 star rating. If you don't have HBO, VEEP is your new reason to get it.

-Wife

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Who knew...? 21 Jump Street, I may wanna sign up and be a cop!

21 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, such a funny movie that I highly recommend.  Two former students from the same high school meet up at the local police academy, eventually passing and becoming cops then more than cops. After a drug bust gone bad, they were sent to join a group located at 21 Jump Street supervised by Captain D (Ice Cube).  Jonah and Channing were sent back to High School as students going undercover to catch a drug dealer.

From the onset, they were sucked in, Jonah, playing the role of a cool, down to earth student, Channing, playing the role of a nerd due to an identity switch gone wrong in the principal’s office.  They both embraced their roles and from that moment, the onscreen chemistry shined and the two budding stars took over.  This movie was amazingly funny.  I know what Jonah brings to the table when it comes to comedies but wasn’t sure of Channing’s comedic ability.  Channing did a phenomenal job; he totally understood his role and nailed it. 

By the end of the movie which went by fast, because it was so good, I was glad I had the opportunity to screen this film.  I laughed the entire time!  I give 21 Jump Street 4 stars.  

21 Jump Street: An Unexpected Surprise

I didn't go to the screening of the new 21 Jump Street with very high hopes. As a former viewer of the old 21 Jump Street I was very skeptical about the plot and that it would actually be a good movie. I'm getting way ahead of myself, I should first start with the plot. 21 Jump Street is an undercover unit of a police department who infiltrate youth circles to find criminals. The police officers serving on this unit must look like youth in order to fit in with teens. I have to tell you though that I don't remember the details of the the old show because it was so long ago, however, I do remember that it was a drama.

In the new movie, the story focuses on two guys who get transferred to the 21 Jump Street unit after they mess up a bust. You'll have to see the movie to get the backstory of the two guys, which makes the story even more interesting. Unlike the TV drama from the eighties, the new movie is very funny. If you're familiar with the show you'll see the familiar faces of the former youth unit. They even make fun of the fact that they are repeating a story that's already been done.

Even if you never saw the 21 Jump Street show I can almost guarantee that you'll love the new movie. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are completely hilarious. You'll laugh, cry laugh, see stuff blow up, and lots of shooting. What else can you ask for from a movie about cops! I'm giving this movie 4 out of 5 stars.

-Wife
The eighties are back! You know you want to watch old episodes of 21 Jump Street? Go to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092312/videogallery
Want to know about the new movie? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232829/