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It’s male-oriented comedy trailer Wednesday!

It’s male-oriented comedy trailer Wednesday! (photo)

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Apparently Wednesday is a good day to release trailers for male-oriented comedies, since two big ones just hit the web (also, March is apparently a good month to release male-oriented comedies, since that’s when both of these movies come out).

Let’s start with the film version of the 80s TV show “21 Jump Street.” The movie stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill (who also co-wrote the screenplay) doing the ol’ cops-undercover-in-high-school routine. Also, this trailer is a red bander and there’s a fair amount of salty language, so be aware of that if you’re about to watch this at your job, especially if you work as, like, a kindergarten computer teacher.

Here’s what I like about the “21 Jump Street” trailer:

1)The chemistry between Tatum and Hill. The formula for success with buddy cop movies goes something like this: 78% chemistry of the male leads, 10% quality of comic material, 10% quality of action scenes, 2% Gary Busey. Looks to me like Tatum and Hill have a good thing going here; it also looks like they’ve got a good thing going with supporting players Ice Cube as their Captain and Rob Riggle as one of their high school teachers.

2)The dick punching jokes. Dick punching jokes are always funny, as long as they’re not in reference to your own genitals.

3)They didn’t spoil the appearance by old school “Jump Street” star Johnny Depp, who supposedly makes an uncredited cameo in the film.

It’s been a good couple of years for movies that skewer cop movie clichés. It could be tough for “21 Jump Street” to compete with “Hot Fuzz” and “The Other Guys,” but overall, I think it looks promising. Next up on male-oriented comedy trailer Wednesday is “Project X” from producer (and “The Hangover” director) Todd Phillips:

Here’s what makes me nervous about the “Project X” trailer:

1)Found footage films are looking more and more like a permanent part of the horror genre landscape, but they’ve yet to find their place in the world of comedy. Adam McKay and Will Ferrell shepherded the similarly themed “The Virginity Hit” last year, and it was anything but: grossing less than $1 million in theaters.

2)This thought: do raging parties like the one depicted in this movie even exist or are they just something that happens in movies? And if the latter, how is that going to mesh with a shooting style that makes the film look like a documentary?

3)The fact that it looks the film devolves into a full-on Occupy Wall Street style riot. On the other hand, flame thrower jokes are almost as consistently funny as dick punching jokes.

Actually the riot police give me an idea. Have Tatum and Hill go undercover at the “Project X” party, then they bring in the SWAT dudes to break up all the drugging and dogs having sex. I smell a hit. Or not.

“Project X” opens on March 2; “21 Jump Street” on March 16. Which do you want to see more? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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