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!
Call of Duty 10 or “Ghosts” as those who hate sequential numbering would have it, was announced earlier but there’s a new trailer playing on the floor at E3. Two other gameplay trailers to accompany it for you crazy shooting people who make this the biggest cash cow in entertainment. The last COD I played was Black Ops 1 and it just did not take. COD Modern Warfare was one of the most impressive games of this console generation and it, like Ghosts, was developed by Infinity Ward.
For those of you who won’t hop immediately into multiplayer, the story “takes place following a devastating event that changed the global balance of power, with the United States no longer recognized as a superpower. Ten years after the event, a band of elite soldiers known as the ‘Ghosts’ wage a covert war against an unseen enemy, with the outcome having far-reaching consequences for both themselves and the remains of America.”
A belated happy mother’s day to any mother’s who read my blog, and to my own who-if she did read this blog-would try to ground me even though I’m in my thirties. To the news!
- Xbox 360 owners will be getting the motion control system Project Natal sometime in October. The official name of the control scheme is expected to be released at next month’s E3.
- FOX has renewed Human Target for a second season and Lie to Me for a third.
- The possibility that Transformers 3 will not be quite the cinematic boot scraping it’s predecessor was increased significantly by the news the twin robots (I forget their names, let’s just call them Bigotbot and Rascisty) will not be returning.
- Dreamworks is courting Tim Burton to make a movie based on the board game Monsterpocalypse.
- Terrence Howard will play Nelson Mandela opposite Jennifer Hudson in Winnie, a biopic of Mandela’s controversial wife.
- If you’re visiting Disneyland/world anytime before this fall, take one last ride on Star Tours. The Star Wars ride will be getting re-imagined for a 2011 reopening.
- Pixar has canceled development of it’s animated film Newt.
- Avatar has sold a record-shattering 19.7 million DVD/BluRay discs since it’s release. Looks like none of y’all wanted to wait for the good DVD release this fall, huh?
- Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed another RN rumor; that Bad Boys 3 is on the way.
- Another Will Smith-related rumor/gone official now has a release date. Men in Black III-D will hit theatres on May 25, 2012.
- Brad Bird (The Incredibles) has been confirmed as the director of Mission: Impossible IV.
- Ice Age: Continental Drift will hit theatres in 2012.
- Elizabeth Perkins will be leaving Weeds after this season to develop her own sitcom.
- DVD Release Dates:
Hot Tub Time Machine, June 29th
The Simpsons: The Complete Thirteenth Season, August 24th
The Wolfman, June 1st
- Box Office
1. Iron Man 2, $128.1 million (5th best opening of all-time)
2. Nightmare on Elm Street, $9.1 million
3. How to Train Your Dragon, $6.7 million
4. Date Night, $5.4 million
5. The Back-Up Plan, $5.0 million
- Rolling Stone Charts Top 5 Albums
1. Oracle by Godsmack
2. Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
3. The Generous Mr. Lovewell by MercyMe
4. Live at the Troubadour by Carole King and James Taylor
5. My World’s 2.0 by Justin Bieber
- Video Game Best Sellers
1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, DS
2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, PS3
3. Super Street Fighter IV, PS3
4. Pokemon Heart Gold, DS
5. Super Street Fighter IV, XBOX 360
- New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
1. 9th Judgment by James Patterson
2. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. Deliver Us from Evil by David Baldacci
5. Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber