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21 Jump Street

In the prologue, we’re introduced to high school nerd Schmidt (Jonah Hill, Moneyball) and his dumb-jock tormenter, Jenko (Channing Tatum, Magic Mike). Seven years later, both enroll in the police academy, and form an unlikely friendship by helping each other get through. At graduation, they barely can contain their excitement about a law-enforcement career: “Get

Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer

I find myself wishing that this “Cyrus” were a sequel to that “Cyrus,” as this true-life crime chiller is unpleasant on many levels. But if Hill were playing the role for laughs? It’d be equally tasteless, but something to see. Here, Cyrus (Brian Krause of TV’s “Charmed”) is the so-called “County Line Cannibal” in a

Megamind

The studio’s latest been-there-done-that computer-generated cash cow is “Megamind.” Like the “Shrek” franchise, it features a bad guy who isn’t a villain so much as a misunderstood lug. Like the “Madagascar” movies, it often confuses wit with frenetic montages in which creatures dance, dance, dance. Like “Monsters vs. Aliens,” it offers characters only as memorable

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