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When I saw Jonah Hill in a movie, he was playing a bespectacled platform shoe aficionado (provided said platforms contain goldfish) in 40-Year-Old Virgin. He had maybe five lines to deliver, lines that would be forgettable in the hands of another actor. Hell, maybe if Jonah Hill hadn’t become two-time Oscar nominated actor Jonah HIll, this scene would be forgettable. But as it were, the scene stands as a sign of potential. It was like that was Hill’s vertical leap or a 40-yard dash, a few precious seconds that showed a wide audience his potential. It was just his fourth registered acting credit on IMDB. Today, 10 years later, that number stands at an incredible 49. He’s dabbled as the lead in indies, voiced characters for movies and television, landed supporting roles in critically-acclaimed films and carried some of the best comedies in recent memory. It’s a bizarre career trajectory that seems to be rising into perpetuity.
In his latest movie, 22 Jump Street, Hill seems to be in his comedic happy place. The sequel to the underrated 21 Jump Street, which showed off the comedic chops of another ascendant star in Channing Tatum, is released on June 13. It features the pair engaging in classic college shenanigans and let’s Hill’s improvisational talent shine through. The movie is our most anticipated film of June. Check below for the rest of the film’s discussed in this podcast.
EDGE OF TOMORROW
Tom Cruise breaking shit, dying, and then breaking more shit.
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Shailene Woodley doing her best to make us all cry eco-friendly tears.
22 JUMP STREET
Aaron Paul involved with recklessly driven vehicles again.
Because apparently Dirty Harry is a Frankie Valli fan.
Liam Neeson creeping real hard, Mila Kunis freaking out and Olivia Wilde being incredibly good looking.
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
BANG! WHIZ! SMASH! ROBOT DINOS.