This comedy from director Steve Pink ("Accepted") about four friends who travel back to 1986 via a hot tub (hence the title) has been screening for the past two months and has garnered huge word of mouth. Even our own refined Film Warrior Lina Lamont (whose review you can read right HERE) found the film to be hysterical, and believe me, that's high praise! Actor John Cusack essentially plays straight man (similar to his "Better Off Dead" role) to a talented group of comedians, including Craig Robinson ("The Office") and the outrageous Rob Corddry ("The Daily Show"), whose character starts off out of control and goes from there.
Get yourself into the hot tub!
"How To Train Your Dragon"
For the kids this weekend we have yet another CGI animated film from Dreamworks, this time involving Vikings, dragons, and all sorts of cheap fart jokes and cuteness. I burned out on this type of animated fare years ago, but upon viewing the trailer I'd have to say this looks to be a better effort for this genre. The dragon is somewhat adorable, however, I will either have to rent a child or find a date for this one. I learned my lesson from my recent experience (which you can read HERE) of watching Disney's "The Tooth Fairy" as a single adult male sitting alone amongst a theater filled with kids. Where is Stanley Tucci when you need him?
"I Love You Phillip Morris"
Opening in limited release this week is author Steve McVicker's adaption of his novel involving a happily married man (Jim Carrey) who discovers he's gay, breaks the law, ends up in jail, and falls in love with his cellmate (Ewan McGregor). How's that for a date movie! Comes from the same writing team as "Bad Santa", which probably explains a lot.
Let the questing begin!
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