Best projects: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Rampart (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012)
21 Jump Street, as anyone who caught this year’s funniest movie so far will admit, is the Channing Tatum show, an unexpected, comedic tour de force from the pin-up actor your girlfriend wishes you looked like. Yes, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, and Dave Franco were all also funny, but your boy C-Tates definitely walked away with the show.
But the reason why 21 Jump Street wasn’t a total sausage fest? Miss Brie Larson, who infused the high-concept comedy with levity and grace as Hill’s cool-chick love interest. Larson’s 21 Jump Street look nicely complemented January’s tense drama Rampart, the heart-attack-serious flick about a corrupt cop (played by Woody Harrelson) that benefited greatly from the actress’ emotional scenes as the destructive officer’s bitter daughter. That’s quite the 2012. And it’s only May.