Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Head over to her site, check out the themes (this whole year's already released) and join in the fun! This week theme is police movies. Here are my choices this week:
One of the movies I enjoyed watching in the recent past was Beverly Hills Cop. It stars Eddie Murphy and he heads to Beverly Hills when a friend of his gets in trouble. I didn’t enjoy the sequel as much (I didn’t bother watching the third movie, though maybe one of these days) but I could not imagine anyone else playing the role. I wonder what happened to Murphy that he stopped making comedies, or at least movies I know of. I still have a lot more of his filmography to watch, but been enjoying most of what I’ve seen so far.
I initially dismissed 21 Jump Street because it had a January release, which usually means hopeless in Hollywood speak. But this was pretty funny. It wasn’t a raunchy comedy that Jonah Hill usually does and Channing Tatum as a funny man? I wouldn’t even buy it for a second. Still, Hill and Tatum meshed quite well together as played two opposite cops who goes undercover in high school to find the supplier of a new drug.
When I first watched Heat, I did not know I would be investing a lot of time with it. It was alright; the movie didn't feel long and I wanted to see how the cat-and-mouse chase plays out. Al Pacino plays the detective, with Robert DeNiro playing the criminal he was adamant to arrest.