Tag Archives: Jon Hamm

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (2018): New Trailer From Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo…

Bad Times At The El Royale (2018), Chris Hemsworth
Bad Times At The El Royale (2018), Chris Hemsworth

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.

Bad Times At The El Royale Release Dates: October 5th, 2018 (US); October 12th, 2018 (UK)…

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TAG (2018): New Trailer From Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Ed Helms…

Tag (2018), Jeremy Renner
Tag (2018), Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Jon Hamm are the stars of Tag, a Jeff Tomsic directed comedy about a group 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.

Tag Release Dates: June 11th, 2018 (US); July 6th, 2018 (UK)…

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BEIRUT (2018): New Trailer From Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham…

Beirut (2018), Jon Hamm
Beirut (2018), Jon Hamm

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.

Beirut Release Dates: April 13th, 2018 (US)

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BABY DRIVER (2017): New Trailer From Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jamie Foxx…

Baby Driver (2017), Ansel Elgort
Baby Driver (2017), Ansel Elgort

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.

Baby Driver Release Dates:  August 11th, 2017 (US); August 16th, 2017 (UK); August 31st, 2017 (GER)…

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THE MOVIE (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie (2016), Joanna Lumley (l), Jennifer Saunders (r)
Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie (2016), Joanna Lumley (l), Jennifer Saunders (r)

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 those who really 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.

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THE MOVIE (2016): New Trailer From Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley & Jon Hamm

Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie (2016), Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders
Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie (2016), Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders

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.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie Release Dates: July 1st, 2016 (UK); July 22nd, 2016 (US; September 8th, 2016 (GER)…

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MINIONS (2015): For Their General Adorableness & Super Joy Inducing Qualities

Minions (2015), Stuart, Kevin, Bob (Pierre Coffin)
Minions (2015), Stuart, Kevin, Bob (Pierre Coffin)

Minions is the film I had been waiting and hoping for ever since I saw the first Despicable Me (2010) movie. It was clear for me even then that the minions were the ones I wanted more of.

After spending time dreaming about a minion focused movie, I’m glad to confirm that any fears I had about the end result not being as good as hoped were a complete waste of time.

Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin and written by Brian Lynch, my favourite thing about Minions besides the adorableness of the yellow, banana loving and happiness inducing beauties is the fact that this time, the audience got to know more about the minions. You learn more of their story, from how they they came to where those blue dungarees to the different personalities of the three main minions, Stuart, Kevin and Bob.

Minions (2015), Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), Bob, Kevin, Stuart (Pierre Coffin)
Minions (2015), Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), Bob, Kevin, Stuart (Pierre Coffin)

I haven’t yet met anyone that doesn’t enjoy the minions, though I’m certain that they exist.

I love them so much that I’ve been known to yelp with delight and at head-turning volumes at the sight of them. I was caught off guard with tens of minions plush toys in a busy mall. Looking back, it was quite embarrassing, but who has time for embarrassment, really, when lots of minions soft toys are right in front of you?

Minions (2015), Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), Herb Overkill (John Hamm)
Minions (2015), Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), Herb Overkill (John Hamm)

The film isn’t perfect in the traditional sense but it’s hugely loved nonetheless because it doesn’t need to be nor does it need to follow all the traditional rules.

Watch Minions for a fun adventure that’ll leave you with a sizeable smile on your face, praise for the ending and a prayer for an even better next instalment, should it make sense.

Sandra Bullock is great as super villain Scarlet Overkill. Jon Hamm Allison Janney, Michael Keaton, Pierre Coffin, Steve Koogan and Jennifer Saunders provide some of the the voices that bring the other key characters to life.

Watch it and laugh and smile.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MINIONS (2015) The Best Happiness Inducing Yellow Beauties

Minions (2015), Stuart, Bob, Kevin
Minions (2015), Stuart, Bob, Kevin

I confess that I am one of those people who watched the Despicable Me movies purely for the Minions. Imagine my joy at the news that a Minion movie was on the way, for summer 2015. Aaaaaaaahhhh!

Something tells me that I’m not the only grown up who exhibits signs of pure uncontrollable glee at the sight of the beloved Minions. Seriously, who can possibly resist the most adorable, yellow, happiness inducing and banana loving beauties?

Here’s the latest trailer…

Happy Minions 🙂

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