I must be too sensible for this kind of fun because as I watched director Jeff Tomsic’s male friendship comedy Tag, where former classmates play an elaborate game of tag across the country, I definitely thought it silly for grown / middle aged men to be playing a children’s game. Especially the way it’s played in the movie – often resulting in a notable amount of damage to the immediate surroundings.
My sensible ways aside though, it’s unfortunate that I wasn’t very amused throughout the film and that the only scenes that really had me most engaged were the ones featuring Jeremy Renner’s character Jerry. Particularly when he was playing the game. Renner’s stunt work, athleticism and general onscreen charisma helped make Tag that little bit more watchable.
Also starring Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Jon Hamm, I probably would have had more fun watching Tag if I’d felt like I knew the characters more before the game commenced. What happened before we meet Renner’s character sadly felt more to me like un-amusing filler. Besides Jerry, my favourite thing about Tag is the way it ends and the music choice just before the credits.
Even though I’m not Tag’s biggest fan, I admit that knowing the film was based on a real life group of friends who played the game for 23 years warms my heart a little. It also has me wondering how the movie may be that little bit different from the whole truth.
Watch it if you’re so curious. Maybe you’ll find it funnier than I did.
Baby Driver, an Edgar Wright written / directed action movie about a young getaway driver, one who is forced to take part in a heist that’s doomed to fail isn’t a bad film. I just didn’t love it.
The film’s style is fun, the music is loud and fun, especially if you like the songs. The whole production stylistically is quite the achievement and it’s adequately entertaining. Nevertheless though, for me personally, I found it quite forgettable. This is partly because I’m not quite the key target market. I feel that there was room for the story to work better. For example, without spoiling anything, my biggest issue with Baby Driver is the main ‘change of heart’ at the end. I just didn’t buy it for the character involved.
What I liked most about Wright’s movie is the moment (s) when Elgort’s character starts to run. After all, I have always been quite partial to a good running sequence.
Directed by Drew Goddard, new thriller Bad Times At The El Royale is set in a rundown hotel with a dark past. A hotel where seven strangers with secrets to bury have one last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.
Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo star…
With such a great cast and promising trailer, I say bring on the style, colour and madness.
Nick Offerman, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Bethany Brown also star.
Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Jon Hamm are the stars of Tag, a Jeff Tomsic directed comedy about agroup of former classmates who organise an elaborate, annual game of tag that takes them all over the country…
Is it fair that I compare every movie about three or more adult male friends having a great time together and being a certain kind of outrageous to The Hangover (2009)? I’m sure it isn’t, but I really can’t help myself.
After watching this trailer, the subject matter of Tag seems a tad juvenile to have me especially intrigued, but what a pleasant surprise it would be if I ended up really liking this film. I love a great comedy and want that to be the case here so I’ll want to give Tag a chance.
Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb and Hannibal Buress also star.
In Brad Anderson directed Beirut, Jon Hamm is a U.S. diplomat who flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years pass and he’s called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
Rosamund Pike and Shea Whigham also star…
I want to see this so I can have another film to add to my list of favourite Jon Hamm performances, besides Mad Men and Friends With Kids (2011). This character seems to be complex enough to make this movie rather interesting.
I also haven’t watched Baby Driver (2017) yet so there’s still that. Not quite sure how ‘complex’ Hamm’s character is likely to be though.
Starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lilly James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver is the new action / crime / thriller about a young getaway driver who has been coerced into taking part in a heist job that’s doomed to fail….
What a great role for Elgort to land. I want to see this simply because it looks good. Jon Berthal, Eiza González, Flea and Sky Ferreira also star.
I vaguely recall having a good time during my earlier years as I sat through episodes of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley’s hit BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. This memory and the new film’s fun trailer are reasons enough to tune into the Mandie Fletcher directed comedy Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie.
Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Kate Moss and many more, it became clear quite quickly as I watched that as is the case with most sitcom turned movie productions, things tended not to move along as quickly as one would have liked.
Along with the pacing problem, I found a few elements of the story just a tad too ridiculous. At first I thought It may be that too much time has passed since I watched the sitcom and I’ve therefore forgotten just how ‘ridiculous – in a good way’ it was. However, upon reflection, my accusation of ridiculousness isn’t really about how the two leads conduct themselves, but rather how far they seem to be able get even though the authorities are supposedly in pursuit, post the Kate Moss incident.
Though there are some amusing moments, I’d say that Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie is more likely to be adored by thosewhoreally liked the sitcom. As for me who just vaguely recalls liking it, the trailer will remain the best part. I particularly enjoyed the delightfully unexpected madness of what happens to Kate Moss and the perfectly timed and comic scream /fainting of one of Moss’s biggest fans.
Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie finally has a trailer I can get excited about…
I didn’t realise how much I’d missed the antics of Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone until now. I already love the Kate Moss story. Now I can’t wait for a taste of the sense of humour of some of British and international fashion’s best known. Namely, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian West, Cara Delevigne, Stella McCartney, etc.
Jon Hamm, Rebel Wilson and Gwendoline Christie also star.