Welcome to Respawning’s Film & TV Club! The purpose of this is to get a bunch of us together every Wednesday and allow us the chance to chat shit about whatever takes our fancy in the world of Films & TV!

To accompany the release of Game Night this week we thought we’d all talk about Mr comedy movie himself, Jason Bateman!


You know honestly my knowledge of Jason Bateman is pretty slim. Though I did appreciate him playing it straight in one of my favorite recent comedies Paul. Knowing more about him now its clear that Agent Zoil is a pretty big change up for the usually hilarious actor as he maintains a near constant straight laced attitude that sets him up perfectly as the films perceived main villain! Other than that I’ve obviously seen Mr. Bateman in a lot and have enjoyed his roles but Paul is still a favorite. Maybe nearly matched with his appearance in Mumford and Sons video for Hopeless Wanderer which if you haven’t see then I highly recommend!


I’m actually a really big fan of Bateman and the comedy films he appears or stars in, I’d go as far as to sat I’ve never seen him be crap.

He’s the main man in a lot of good hilarious films such as Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief, The Switch and Change Up. All of which are films I’d watch again.

A personal favourite of mine is Bad Words in which he gets mixed up in a spelling bee and befriends a small Indian kid, the film has a surprise ending and some really good dark comedy. It’s a bit different to his usual sarcastic comedy. I also recently watched Arrested Development which focuses around him and is fantastic.

I can safely say if you’re in the mood for an easy comedy Bateman is your guy. And I’m looking forward to game night.


Jason Bateman is pretty cool! I haven’t watched anything from him in ages but it’s always cool when he shows up in stuff! He’s the best in arrested development though for sure! Whenever he acts alongside Michael Cera or Will Arnett it’s just hilarious! I’ve been meaning to watch Ozark for a while, but just never gotten around to it…

But from a casual digester of all things Jason Bateman I think he’s pretty cool! Wasn’t he in Dodgeball? Kinda weird when you see him now!