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‘Tag’ DVD Review

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Stars: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner | Written by Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen | Directed by Jeff Tomsic

Based, unbelievably, on a true story Tag tells the story of five highly competitive friends who, for one month every year, hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming and he’s ready…

Besides the obvious desire to see how Hollywood could possibly turn an already crazy Real story into a cinematic comedy, one of my main attractions for checking out Tag was that
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True Story Comedy ‘Tag’ Lands Blu-Ray Release In August

The ensemble comedy Tag hits Blu-ray and DVD on August 28 and arrives on digital platforms August 17.

Penned by Mark Steilen (Mozart in the Jungle) and Rob McKittrick (Waiting), Tag centers on several friends who have been playing an ultra competitive game of tag. The [...]

The post True Story Comedy ‘Tag’ Lands Blu-Ray Release In August appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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‘Tag’ Review

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Stars: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner | Written by Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen | Directed by Jeff Tomsic

Based, unbelievably, on a true story Tag tells the story of five highly competitive friends who, for one month every year, hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming and he’s ready…

Besides the obvious desire to see how Hollywood could possibly turn an already crazy Real story into a cinematic comedy, one of my main attractions for checking out Tag was that
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Feature: Meet The Characters Of ‘Tag’ – In UK Cinemas Now

Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress are sitting at a bar arguing, as Annabelle Wallis looks on. The guys, in their roles for the upcoming comedy Tag, aren’t debating the usual saloon-based topics, like politics, sports or sex; instead, the subject under discussion is a children’s game known as tag – and how they can outsmart an unseen compatriot, Jerry, who is the undisputed tag champion, having never been, well, tagged by his friends in three decades.

The fired-up quartet is busy plotting every move in their desperate odyssey to unseat Jerry as the game’s crown prince. To a visitor watching the scene unfold, it soon becomes apparent that they’re wildly overthinking their “strategy” – to the point of increasingly nonsensical ramblings – to trap Jerry in his own home. Is it too obvious a location to tag him? Or is it so obvious that the
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Second Opinion – Tag (2018)

Tag. 2018.

Directed by Jeff Tomsic.

Starring Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Isla Fisher, Hannibal Buress, Jeremy Renner, Leslie Bibb, Rashida Jones, Nora Dunn and LilRel Howery.

Synopsis:

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

Tag. A movie about grown men reverting to their schoolyard daze. When first announced, Jeff Tomsic’s man-child run amok goofer sounded like a sinkable gimmick backed by a better-than-deserved cast. Then again, so did Game Night. So did Blockers. Mainstream studio comedies are making quite a comeback in this year of 2018, and that streak continues with a rambunctious bromance that’s far little Something more than ball taps and marijuana clouds. Layered under age-appropriate immaturity is a sweet friendship reminder that resonates with competitive comradery culture – and a scene-snatching Isla Fisher.

For most people, “Tag” is a juvenile game of speed.
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Podtalk: Director Jeff Tomsic Plays the Game of ‘Tag’

Chicago – When a real life group of friends keep a thirty year tradition alive, playing a game of “Tag,” there is bound to be a film that shares the same name. Jeff Tomsic makes his director debut with a killer cast… Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress and Jeremy Renner, all still playing that childhood game.

The rules are the game only takes place in the month of May every year, and there are other agreed upon guidelines like no “tag backs.” The kicker is that Jerry (Jeremy Renner) has never been “It.” Yes, in all the years the crew has been playing the game, he’s never been tagged. The other players see an opportunity during Jerry’s wedding weekend, if they can overcome his determination, his bride-to-be (Anabelle Wallis), and the various women in their lives, as portrayed by Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones and Nora Dunn.
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Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Headed for $180 Million-Plus Debut

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Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Headed for $180 Million-Plus Debut
Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” is flying to an estimated $182 million from 4,410 North American locations in its debut weekend.

Disney’s most recent estimate is more conservative, predicting an opening between $160 million and $170 million. Either way, “Incredibles 2” will become the animated film with the highest ever opening weekend, beating out 2016’s “Finding Dory,” which brought in $135 million.

Incredibles 2” earned a record-breaking $18.5 million in Thursday previews alone, causing its debut box office predictions to skyrocket from an an earlier range of $125 million to $140 million. It grossed an estimated $71.5 million on Friday, and became the 47th film to earn an A+ CinemaScore. The film is currently rated at 94% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Brad Bird film reunites original voice cast members Craig T. Nelson (Mr. Incredible), Holly Hunter (Elastigirl), Samuel L. Jackson (Frozone), and Sarah Vowell (Violet), with newcomer Huck Milner as Dash. Sophia Bush and Bob Odenkirk also star.
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‘The Incredibles 2’ Soars to Record $18.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

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‘The Incredibles 2’ Soars to Record $18.5 Million at Thursday Box Office
“The Incredibles 2” earned $18.5 million at the Thursday box office, surpassing “Finding Dory’s” animation preview record of $9.2 million.

Minions” earned $6.2 million in Thursday previews, while “The Secret Life of Pets” grossed $5.3 million. The preview gross for “Incredibles 2” is higher than those for “Beauty and the Beast” ($16.3 million), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” ($15.4 million) and “Justice League” ($13 million).

The sequel to “The Incredibles” is looking at a weekend opening of $120 million to $145 million. The first “Incredibles” opened to $70 million in 2004, and “Incredibles 2” will still have a higher opening than its predecessor even after inflation adjustments are made.

Also Read: 'Incredibles 2' Film Review: Pixar's Superhero Family Is Back, Baby - and What a Baby

Taking place right after the end of the first film, “The Incredibles 2” sees the Parr family face a new family dynamic after Elastigirl is recruited for a campaign to help bring superheroes back. While she fights the bad guys,
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'Tag' Review: This All-Over-the-Place Manchild Comedy Isn't Quite 'It'

'Tag' Review: This All-Over-the-Place Manchild Comedy Isn't Quite 'It'
Welcome to an R-rated summer funfest ... with the substance and staying power of a helium balloon. It's a trip, at least until the laughing gas sputters and evaporates. Based on a true story (reported in a 2013 article in the Wall Street Journal), this comedy foillows a group of fortysomething manchildren who meet up one month out of every year to play the infantile game they’re been obsessing over since First Grade. It's a competition that revels unashamedly in the male need to compete as a way of expressing a
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‘Superfly’ Soars to $1.2 Million at Wednesday Box Office

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‘Superfly’ Soars to $1.2 Million at Wednesday Box Office
Sony Pictures’ “Superfly” earned $1.2 million at the Wednesday previews, looking at a $10-$12 million opening weekend.

The remake of the famed ’70s blaxploitation drama “Superfly” holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of 67 percent. Its reported budget was $16 million.

Superfly” stars Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, a career criminal who wants out of the Atlanta drug business, only to get dragged into even deeper trouble after one bad deal. Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis and Jennifer Morrison also star, with Director X helming the film. “Watchmen” co-writer Alex Tse penned the script, with Joel Silver producing with Atlanta rapper Future.

“Superfly” will face off against Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2” and Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s “Tag” this weekend. “Incredibles 2” could potentially post the best opening weekend for an animated film in movie history. Pixar
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‘Tag’ Review: Sinister Jeremy Renner Leads a Summer Comedy About Friends in Game Only

‘Tag’ Review: Sinister Jeremy Renner Leads a Summer Comedy About Friends in Game Only
Lifelong friendships are always a tricky thing to condense into a tidy frame. Sometimes people are brought together by years of complex struggles or a harrowing series of shared challenges, encapsulating the very nature of the human condition. Other times, someone writes a story about an ongoing, 30-year game of tag.

Following the exploits of a group united by their annual, month-long challenges to catch each other unsuspecting in various places across the country, “Tag” faces the added challenge of finding the chemistry in a tight-knit friend group played by recognizable screen comedians. The result is much like the game it’s built around: fun for what it is, and equally disposable.

Ed Helms stars as “Hoagie” Malloy, a put-together family man who, along with wife Anna (Isla Fisher), reinvigorates the yearly challenge among his compatriots. Gathering bottomed-out stoner Chilli (Jake Johnson), high-flying CEO Bob Callahan (Jon Hamm), and insecure
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Box Office Preview: ‘Incredibles 2’ Speeds Toward Supersonic $130 Million Launch

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Box Office Preview: ‘Incredibles 2’ Speeds Toward Supersonic $130 Million Launch
Superheroes are back to save the day — and the box office.

Incredibles 2” will give the North American box office a nice boost this weekend as the Disney and Pixar animated superhero sequel is looking at a broad range between $125 million-$140 million when it bows at over 4,400 locations. A launch near the higher end of that estimate would earn the highly anticipated adventure the best opening weekend ever for an animated film.

That title currently belongs to another Pixar sequel, “Finding Dory.” The followup to 2003’s “Finding Nemo” launched in 2016 with $135 million and went on to pick up $486 million in North America and over $1 billion worldwide.

Like “Finding Dory,” enthusiasm has been strong for the sequel, which comes 14 years after its predecessor, “The Incredibles.” Early reception seems strong, as the film already boasts a 97% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s on par with the acclaimed first film’s 97% average.
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‘Incredibles 2’ Takes Aim at Animation’s Debut Weekend Record

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‘Incredibles 2’ Takes Aim at Animation’s Debut Weekend Record
After its box office winning streak was snapped with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” flopping, Disney is turning to Pixar and “The Incredibles 2” to get back to its record-breaking ways.

And some box office trackers think that new records may indeed be set, as the sequel to Brad Bird’s superhero film could post the best opening weekend for an animated film in movie history. Pixar currently holds that record with “Finding Dory,” which made $135 million two years ago. Trackers are split on whether “Incredibles 2” will beat that, with some having it come just short at $125-130 million while others expect the new record to be set at $145 million.

Also Read: 'Incredibles 2' Is 'One of the Greatest Superhero Movies Ever Made' and 6 Other Fantastic Reviews

Disney is keeping its projections broad at $120-140 million as they release it on over 4,400 screens. But regardless of whether it tops “Finding Dory,
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Tag In St. Louis

Tag opens in theaters on June 15 and Wamg has your passes to the advance screening in St. Louis.

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!”

This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready.

Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.

“Tag” is directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”), with a starring ensemble cast led by Ed Helms, Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy
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New poster for true story comedy ‘Tag’

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Based on a true story (surprisingly), Tag – set for a June 15th release in the Us and July 6th here in the UK – shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing….

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming and he’s ready.

Tag comes from was writers by Rob McKittrick (Waiting) and Mark Steilen (Mozart in the Jungle) and is directed by Jeff Tomsic . The film features an ensemble cast led by Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis,
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‘Tag’ Trailer Features a Bunch of Movie Stars Playing Games

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Tag, a new game-centric comedy from director Jeff Tomsic (Broad City). Based on a true story, the film follows that follows a group of friends, who have been playing an annual game of tag for 30 years. When the one that’s never been tagged (Jeremy Renner) threatens to retire from their elaborate game, the group’s shenanigans kick into overdrive in an attempt to stop him. I have to say that while this trailer has a bit of a tone problem, there is a bit of fun in seeing this real-life concept come to fruition. In case you were unaware, The concept for Tag is based on the Wall Street Journal article titled, “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It,” by Russell Adams.

The screenplay for Tag was written by Rob McKittrick (Waiting) and Mark Steilen (Mozart in the Jungle), form
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Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm And Jeremy Renner Play A Game of Tag

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!”

This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready.

Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.

Tag is directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”), with a starring ensemble cast led by Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”), Rashida Jones (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Isla Fisher (“Now You See Me
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First trailer for ‘Tag’

  • Nerdly
Based on a true story (surprisingly), Tag – set for a June 15th release – shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing….

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming and he’s ready.

Tag comes from was writers by Rob McKittrick (Waiting) and Mark Steilen (Mozart in the Jungle) and is directed by Jeff Tomsic . The film features an ensemble cast led by Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb, Hannibal Buress, with Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner.
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Tag Trailer Sends Jeremy Renner and Ed Helms on a Crazy Game of Chase

Tag Trailer Sends Jeremy Renner and Ed Helms on a Crazy Game of Chase
Groups of friends and the crazy games they play seems to be a fun trend at the movies this year. We just had the stellar comedy Game Night starring Jason Bateman. Now, we get Tag, an ensemble that looks as crazy as it's premise. Even weirder, this one's based on a true story. Today, Warner Bros. released the first trailer. And it's bonkers.

One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of Tag they've been playing since the first grade, risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry "You're It!" This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they're coming...and he's ready. Based on a true story, Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
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Tag Trailer: Jeremy Renner Plays a Mean Game of Tag

The first trailer for the upcoming summer action/comedy from New Line Cinema, Tag, is here. Boasting a star-studded cast that includes Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, and Leslie Bibb, the film follows a bunch of ex-classmates who organize a wacky game of tag that results in them traveling across the country. The film is directed by Broad City TV show helmsman, Jeff Tomsic, and co-written by Mark Steilen (Mozart in the Jungle) and Waiting director Rob Mckittrick.
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