The best comedies can usually be summarized in a single sentence that captures there absurdity. For example, Groundhog Day is about a weatherman who wakes up every day on February 2nd caught in an eternal loop. Tag is about a group of friends who have been playing the same game of tag for over 30 years. It’s a great set-up for a comedy. It’s made even greater by the fact that it is based on a true story (you can click here to read The Daily Mail’s write-up of the true life game). I was lucky enough to be able to attend an advance screening of Tag (which opens wide on June 15th) and a great ensemble cast delivers the year’s second awesome comedy (rent Game Night immediately if you missed it).
Continue reading Movie Review: Tag (2018) *A Game 30 Years in the Making*
After the awesomeness earlier this year that was Game Night, is it too much to dream we may have another comedy on the way? The premise for Tag, which is reputedly a true story (which I would love to know more about), is that it’s a game of tag among five friends that has now gone on for 30 years and has turned their lives into an absolute frenzy of opportunistic mayhem. It has a great cast with Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm (who is so much more funny than he is even a great dramatic actor), Ed Helms, Isla Fisher, and Rashida Jones among others. The trailer really made me laugh, and if they can sustain that kind of absurdity through a whole film-always the trick with comedies even those with a great premise-then this should be a fun addition to an already packed June schedule. Tag is scheduled for a June 15, 2018 release. YOU’RE IT!
It’s hard to remember, but there was a time when The Hangover was funny. As we prepare for the final (please, God) installment of the least necessary trilogy since Beverly Hills Cop, it’s easy to forget that the first Hangover film is a hysterical spiraling nightmarish weekend of chaos. It was very close between this and Zach Galifianakis aping the blackjack scene from Rain Man, but it’s The Tiger Song. Fun fact, Ed Helms actually has a messed up tooth that he had the dental work for removed for the film (he had to go to a new dentist because the one who put it in refused to take it out). So stay home and watch The Hangover on Blu Ray and don’t reward them for making another one, but you won’t listen to me. If people did, there wouldn’t have been 74 Saw movies.