NOTE: In a revival of this "classic" Friday feature, Courier-News reporter Mike Danahey guesses how much beer (or other beverage of choice) it might take him to pay money to see a recently-released movie. His opinions are based on trailers, ads and advance hype.
Here are some of the movies playing this weekend...21 Jump Street
A movie version/update of a silly late-80s TV show about cops who go undercover as high school students. It looks goofy enough that if I have enough beers one night I might rent if off Netflix. Heading out to the cineplex, not so much.
Beer rating: Much light beer. But that gives me a headache.
Jeff Who Lives At Home, Casa De Mi Padre, after the jump.
Jeff Who Lives At Home
A 30-year-old who lives in his mom's basement -- a census tract becomes a movie and a cautionary tale for all those whiny 20-somethings still mooching off their parents or hanging out in tents at Occupy Anywhere But The Town Of Our Beloved Benevolent Robber Baron Icon Steve Jobs.
Beer rating: A lot of Big Flats 1901, that cheap beer from Walgreens.
Casa de mi Padre
Will Ferrell stars in a parody of Mexican TV soap operas, filmed in Spanish. Again, a movie I might rent, but probably fall asleep during as the premise grows tiresome.
Beer rating: A 12-pack of Corona and three limes.
WHAT?! You were looking for a REAL movie review? Our Sun-Times Media colleague Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun-Times does a swell job at that.
-- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer