As part of Hollywood’s never-ending pillaging of the TV landscape of my youth, the big-screen reboot of “21 Jump Street” hits theaters this Friday. Having been a huge fan of the show, I was opposed to the film from the get-go. However, after hearing that most (if not all) of the main cast members have cameos, and that the movie has very little in common with the series aside from the title and basic premise, I’m not so dead set against it. Besides, if it does well, there’s a good chance that some network will start airing reruns of the original show, allowing me to rekindle my once-raging crush on Peter DeLuise.
Before Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover this weekend, let’s look back at the days when Johnny Deppwas the baby-faced cop by whom we all wanted to be arrested. Here are 10 fun facts about the original “21 Jump Street” series that you may or may not know. Read more…
Reasons why the reboot of “21 Jump Street” might suck: The Holly Robinson or Dustin Nguyen characters seem to be almost nonexistent. Also, Channing Tatum is a poor excuse for Johnny Depp. But who are we kidding? Ice Cube as Captain Dickson? Okay, okay. We’ll be seeing it in theaters (or at least on Netflix streaming).
Ahhh, “21 Jump Street.” The show that introduced us to our crush of the past 23 years, Johnny Depp. The premise was a little weak—a group of young-looking undercover officers investigate crimes committed by and to those who aren’t yet of age. (Check out the first 10 minutes of the pilot above.) Now, “Jump Street” is headed for the big screen. The stars attached? Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Wait, do we smell a buddy cop movie? Suffice it to say that Channing is no Johnny, but still—this could be pretty good. [EW] Keep reading »
Before Johnny Depp solidified his status as my dream man in “Edward Scissorhands,” he made me swoon weekly as the hottest undercover cop ever on “21 Jump Street.” Now that “21 Jump Street” is getting a film makeover, I’m wondering if there is any chance that we will see Johnny as our beloved Tom Hanson. It just may be. In a recent interview, Johnny expressed interest in making an appearance in the flick. “I’m hoping they’ll let me do a cameo … someone will say, ‘Whatever happened to Tom Hanson?’ and they’ll find me somewhere hoarding jars of peanut butter and shaking in my underpants,” Depp joked. Underpants? Peanut butter? Johnny Depp? This sounds like an erotic dream I once had. As Liz Lemon would say, “I want to go to there.” [News Briefs] Keep reading »