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22 Jump Street

Jenko and Schmidt running from Ghost (Screenshot by/ Kenna Beech)

Jenko and Schmidt running from Ghost
(Screenshot by/ Kenna Beech)

By: Kenna Beech

Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are back in another Jump Street movie, released last June; this action-packed thrill-seeker takes place after the first movie where Jenko and Schmidt were responsible for finding out who was supplying drugs to people.

As undercover police officers working for Captain Dickson (Ice Cube), they take on the role of college students to find out who the drug suppliers are on campus.

This two hour comedy, 22 Jump Street, was directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord who made sure this movie didn’t have the same plot as the last.

The duo is sent to investigate a drug called Whyphy and the only suspect that they are able to connect the drug with is a person with a tattoo on his arm. This time, instead of working together, Jenko and Schmidt’s partnership is put to the test when they both meet people with whom they share common interests. They find themselves caught up in college life and split up for a while.

Schmidt becomes involved with a girl, Maya (Amber Stevens), who is an art major and turns out to be Dickson’s daughter. He didn’t know this until after they had hooked up. Jenko encounters a football athlete Zook (Wyatt Russell), who isn’t a fan of Schmidt but wants to share career opportunities with Jenko.

However, the two decide to come together and do one last mission. Schmidt is in the library by himself when he notices suspicious activity. Ghost (Peter Stormare), the protagonist, spots him and recognizes him as a policeman. The mission turns into colossal chaos when Dickson is brought into it.

This movie was given an R rating for its language and violence. 22 Jump Street deserves five out of five stars for its comedic situations and action.

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White House Down

The theatrical release poster for White House Down. (Photo/Columbia Pictures)

The theatrical release poster for White House Down. (Photo/Columbia Pictures)

By: Kenna Beech

Released in 2013, White House Down starring Channing Tatum, sparked people’s interest with its unique story line. The typically type casted Channing Tatum is normally used in movie productions for his muscular good looks. However, when performing the role of John Cale, a capitol policeman, the viewer’s outlook on Channing changed.

The characters in the movie are: President Sawyer (Jamie Foxx), Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Walker (James Woods), Raphelson (Richard Jenkins), and Emily (Joey King).

The movie centers on Cale trying to be a more involved part of his daughter’s life. He realizes and understands that he hasn’t been doing the best job as a father. He convinces her that he has been given a dream job, one he was actually denied – as a secret service agent to protect President James Sawyer.

Cale ends up taking his daughter on a tour of the White House, hiding that he didn’t receive the job, when suddenly everything blows up as the White House is taken over by an armed paramilitary group. The nation’s government begins crumbling right under everyone’s feet, and it becomes Cale’s mission to save his daughter, the President, and the country as a whole. Cale’s daughter becomes separated from the tour group and is nowhere to be found.

The movie has made over $73 million at the box office. Filming locations included Washington, D.C. and Montréal. The movie, which is two hours and 17 minutes long, is directed by Roland Emmerich. It was given a PG-13 rating for violence, language, and a brief sexual image.

The movie deserves five out of five stars for its out of the ordinary story line, and its use of attention-grabbing action scenes.