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“22 Jump Street”: A Mini Movie Review

22 Jump Street

 Wide Release Opening Date: Friday June 13th, 2014

MPAA Rating: Rated “R” for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence

Directed By: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Nick Offerman, Ice Cube

Total Running Time: 1 Hour, 52 Minutes

Action | Comedy

In the footsteps of its predecessor, “22 Jump Street” follows the story of Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum), two undercover police officers who are commissioned to help fight the ongoing drug battle in their community. In the first installment in the series of two (“21 Jump Street”) the pair went undercover posing as two high school students who were on a mission to stop a drug ring within the school. The second installment has the exact same scenario only instead of going back to high school again (these guys are clearly like 30 years old), Jenko and Schmidt pose as freshman students at a local university. Their objective is to infiltrate the social hierarchy at the college, locate the source of the drugs, and shut it down.

Audience members who enjoyed the first film will find the second to be equally enjoyable inspiring laughs throughout the entirety of the near two hour film. Moviegoers who are unfamiliar with “21 Jump Street” might find the ongoing jokes poking fun at the unnecessary creation of a sequel to be somewhat confusing. Those jokes and the chemistry between the cast members are what makes this movie so much fun to watch so audiences really need to have that basic understanding of the film before heading into the theater.

Hill and Tatum play well together and their onscreen bromance is as enjoyable to witness as I imagine it was to create. For that reason, among many others (from the jokes to the poking fun of itself), I give “22 Jump Street” a grade of A-.

Questions about this movie review?! Contact Holli anytime at: Holli@iFamilyKC.com


It’s “Wizard of Oz Week” at Legoland Discovery Center!

Good Morning and Happy Monday, Everyone! We are so excited to share a very special event with each of you that will be taking place ALL week long here in Kansas City! Our friends over at Legoland Discovery Center are hosting “The Wizard of Oz” Week in honor of the 75th anniversary of the incredible film (one of my all time favorite movies).

Throughout the week, in conjunction with “The Wizard of Oz- The Musical” (coming to Starlight Theatre), Legoland will have “Wizard of Oz” LEGO models inside MiniLand, an Oz themed costume contest on Saturday 6/14, and special activities sure to please guests of all ages including a Dorothy Lego model build inside the Master Builder Academy. The fun this week doesn’t end when you walk outside the doors at Crown Center.

Families can also join the fun at Starlight Theatre’s Yellow Brick Bash during “The Wizard of Oz” The Musical, which runs from June 10th until the 15th. Stop by the Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City booth at Starlight’s pre-show event where kids can build their favorite LEGO model. Starlight’s Yellow Brick Bash is open from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every night of the performance, including a VIP appearance from Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City’s Master Model Builder, Jeremiah Boehr on Friday evening, June 13th.

Dorothy said it best: “There’s no place like home” and, in honor of that, Legoland is partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products in a campaign to support Habitat for Humanity. Guests who enjoy the special events and activities this week are encouraged to donate to the mission. For more information on how you can get involved follow this link:  www.TheWizardofOz.com/Habitat

We’re so excited to be able to share the details of these great events with you and hope to see each of you over at Legoland during the costume party! I’ll be sporting my red sparkly shoes skipping down the yellow brick road! See you there!