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HOT TUB TIME MACHINE Is 'a waste of time, and great entertainment' Says One Reader, And 'fucking funny' Says Another!!

Published at: Feb. 1, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
FilmSavior and Boondocks OUT got an early look at HOT TUB TIME MACHINE & sent in their thoughts.
The film opens on March 26. That's still a while away - these reviewers don't indicate if their screening presented the completed film, a close-to-final cut, or what. So, just in case, keep in mind a few tweeks may be made to the movie between now and its release date. Nonetheless, here's a general sense of what they saw. First up: FilmSavior...
Just got out of an advanced screening of Hot Tub Time Machine in Long Beach. After seeing the two redband trailers released over the past few weeks, I had restrained expectations. You see, the number one problem this film is going to have is the comparison to The Hangover. John Cusack character = Bradley Cooper character (the normal, "cool" guy) Craig Robinson character = Ed Helms character (a slave to their wife) Rob Corddry character = Zak Galifianakis character (steals every scene) Clarke Duke character - Justin Bartha character (reacts to the other characters only; forgettable) This is no Hangover. But it has some hilarious moments that would be worth the price of matinee. I'm not going to spoil anything since it doesn't come out until March. So I'll just give you the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The Good: *Rob Corddry finally gets his time to really shine and man does he take it by the balls. Much like Zack G., he steals every scene that he's in. Wait until you see what happens when he loses a bet. Wow. *Crispin Glover as the Doorman. The running joke with Glover is hilarious and never gets old. He's always fantastic and seems to be having a great time with this. *The title. Best title of any film in years. Gets straight to the retarded point. The Bad: *Chevy Chase tried but did not get one laugh from the audience. He was painful to watch. If he wasn't such an essential character (well, kind of essential), I'd recommend cutting him out of the film outright. R.I.P. Chevy. *The story. It's a comedy, so no reason to get into time travel logistics. We'll leave that for Lost final season. But they really could have built on more of the 80's vs. present day time travel a bit more. The 80's are great to make fun of. It wasn't done enough. The Ugly: *Don't expect too much from this film, but there are some really hilarious moments. The middle loses a bit of steam, but really picks up towards a rewarding ending. This is definitely a guy movie, even more so than The Hangover. Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, and Crispin Glover were amazing. Cusack had his moments and Clarke Duke wasn't given much to work with. When you see this movie, you'll realize why this quick review is all over the place. It's hilarious, retarded, nonsensical, thoughtful, a waste of time, and great entertainment all at the same time. Chew on that. If you use this, you can call me Film Savior. Check out my film blog at www.filmsavior.com. Keep up the great work!

eEre's anopther look at HTTM from Boondocks OUT...
We were at the LB26 and had to wait for almost 2 hours but it was totally worth it. MAJOR SPOILERS Hot Tub Time Machine is totally fucking retarded and I mean that as a total thumbs up. The title is the plot and all the set up you need. Cusack, Corrdry (don't watch the daily show but like him), Craig Robinson (LOVE the office) and Clark Duke (my girlfriend likes greek) have shitty lives so after Corrdry accidentally almost kills himself they go back to the hotel where they had the best times to make him feel better. The town and hotel suck now so they end up getting trashed in the hot tub and wake up in the 80s. Really, that's the plot and somehow it works. The movie starts off pretty funny but once they go back in time it goes fraking crazy. Back in the 80s they all start off trying to do the same things from before but realize what's the point so Cusack gets high and hooks up with the hot girl from true blood, Robinson becomes a rockstar and Corrdry kills it by drinking, fighting and trying to screw every hot girl he meets. Clark Duke is trying to get them back to now but Chevy Chase who plays the repair man keeps fucking with him and confusing him for a chick (my girlfriend's favorite running joke). I don't want to blow the whole movie but there are great moments with Crispin Glover (he has no arm in our time so they keep waiting for him to lose it in the 80s) and a bet Corrdry loses (the biggest laugh from the audience) and Robinson calling his wife (who is only 9 back then) and talking dirty to her for cheating on him in the future. The ending is awesome (Lougle!) and there was a funny music video at the end. The only thing I didn't like is that the guy who plays the younger cusack doesn't look like young cusack but it didn't ruin the movie or anything. My VERDICT is that this is a fucking funny check your brain at the door movie and see it with friends, it might be the first movie since avatar I see twice. Hope you can use this one. Boondocks OUT
So there you have it - two unrelated looks at the film, both saying pretty much the same thing. This is directed by the writer of HIGH FIDELITY (who also produced ENTOURAGE on HBO) and co-written by the co-writer/director of SEX DRIVE. Could be fun after all?
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  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    The trailer sucked......

    by MasterVodo

    why wouldn't the movie.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    by solartaco3

    well son of a bitch!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    JESSICA PARE'S TITS....THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!FACT!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    So it's a

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    "Hot Time Waste-of-Time Machine"?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Whatever

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Should be "Hot Tub Waste-of-Time Comedy"...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    FUCK!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Goddamnit! That's it, I'm going back to bed.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    FOUR POSTS IN AND WE ALREADY HAVE TWO HOMO'S....

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Dumping on this most glorious example of stoopid sinema! This is an 80's style comedy with a dumb concept and TITS!!! How could you NOT love its potential unless you are some PC bitch with a bleeding pussy. Go back to your Grey's Anatomy-watching-soccer-mom-infested-suburban-Hell you joyless cunts!!!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    The trailer sucked?

    by slone13

    You should watch it again. This time take your head out of your ass before you do.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    She likes GREEK, you say?

    by PatientZer0

    Boondocks OUT...dude, you HAVE to have known what you were doing when you typed the sentence "My GF likes Greek". That is, unless you don't know what saying "My GF likes Greek" means, which means you're secretly 14, gay, and LOVE the TV show 'Greek'.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    TehCreepyThinMan

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Oh, take your meds and stop screaming for fuck sake...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Talking dirty to a 9 year old? Never make the final cut.

    by V'Shael

    I'm looking forward to a fucked up funny movie though.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Why does Clarke Duke get hired?

    by rectalscan

    He stinks like a fetid, rotted year old shit pile covered with mold. He IS NOT FUNNY. Is NOT STAR MATERIAL. Hollywood needs to STOP FORCE-FEEDING US SECOND RATE CRAP acting. I see the guy and there is NO WAY IN THE HELL THAT MOVIE WILL GET A DIME OF MY MONEY.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Boondocks

    by PantherMatt

    I think the dude's alias is just "Boondocks", not "Boondocks OUT". Like the guy who hosts American Idol. His name isn't "Seacrest OUT" it's just "Seacrest" and he says "Seacrest, out" as his sign off. Also, I'm well aware that my comment is absolutely worthless to any discussion, but as this is a talkback for a movie called "Hot Tub Time Machine", what's the harm? PantherMatt OUT

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Clark Duke is fucking hilarious

    by SpawnofAchilles

    Rectalscan, have you seen Clark and Michael with Duke and Mike Cera? It's some funny shit. But keep screaming if it makes you feel better, guy.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Also rectalscan,

    by SpawnofAchilles

    A year old pile of shit would be non existent, except for the ones you keep preserved in jars on a shelf in your closet. You know, the rotten, fetid, moldy ones.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Ahhhh, how our standards have fallen

    by gooseud

    First, the Hangover gets all this kind of attention (usually from 20 year olds who havent seen any better) as some kind of comedy gold, rather then what it is, a mildly amusing middle of the road quasi-funny-in-spots comedy, then we get people actually DEFENDING this piece of shit, are people actually saying that trailer is funny? I was sitting in a packed theater when they rolled that puppy, and you could hear the crickets chirping in that place (and that was in Baltimore, nat exactly the cultural-elite comedy-snob hotbed of the world). Fuck off with this shit.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Yes, SpawnofA.. I didn't like him in those movies

    by rectalscan

    Sorry He stinks, no two-ways about it. He's not even worthy of suckass television shows.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Fa_Tass_DinoMolester, GO BUY SOME FUCKING TAMPONS!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Sort-of interested in seeing this

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    If only for modern characters commenting on/making fun-of the 80's. However, I have to agree that our standards have truly fallen, thanks largely to Judd Apatow's retarded stoned frat-boy humor. A few decades ago we were getting new Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Monty Python comedies fairly frequently...now we get this shit.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I didn't think the Hangover was that good

    by YoyodynePropulsionSystems

    I thought Extract was much better. But the redband trailer for this looks like its worth seeing.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I don't even know I bother

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    The level of conversation around here seems to drop exponentially every month. It's like this site is a lunatic/idiot/asshole magnet.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    "Why I bother"

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    What Paul Blart was for the South...

    by ArcherNX01

    Hot Tub Time Machine is for the West

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    You mean

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    "Paul Blart Mall Cop, YOU SHALL NOT PASS"! I love that scene from LOTR.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Clark Duke

    by Hipshot

    So let me get this right: the two white guys are getting laid, and the black guy is "mistaken for a chick." White guys will insist there is no pattern here. Of course. I'll certainly miss this piece of shit.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    THE HANGOVER was funny, if overrated...

    by Darkman

    ...but there hasn't been a single trailer for this movie that I didn't laugh at. Definitely looking forward to it. <br><br> Also, I can't help but wonder if Cusack's opinion of BETTER OFF DEAD has improved in recent years. Why else would he take on the role of a guy who gets into it with an a-hole blonde skier?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    "totally fucking retarded"

    by Gungan Slayer

    Now we're talking ! I'm looking forward to this actually.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    "R.I.P. Chevy."? That's a bit harsh, dude

    by LiquidLunch

    Chevy Chase has still got it. He brings it every week on Community.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Fa_Tass_DinoMolester, REALLY? COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LACK OF....

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Intellectual conversation on an Ain't It Cool News Talkback thread dedicated to a movie about a Hot Tub Time Machine? Perhaps you would be better off at CHUD where you can pretend to be deep and thoughtful with Devin Faraci and his lemmings.....

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Jessica Paré's huge yams

    by YackBacker

    Thanks for putting them in the trailer so I don't have to see this movie.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Actually I was complaining

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    about your screaming for no apparent reason about "Homo's and bleeding pussies", ETC. Just once I'd like to post on this fucking website without encountering a totally fucking bizarre response. <p> If you had been funny, that would have been one thing...but no, it was just annoying.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    And Jason Bateman was the worst thing about Arrested Development

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Even Michael Cera was more likable than he was...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    This looks like one of those movies...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    That is so completely off the wall and ridiculous that it might just be genious.</p><p>Ultimately I don't really care how outlandish or plausible things are in a broad comedy so long as the gags are funny.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    I'm glad this is no Hangover, 'cause The Hangover wasn't funny

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Overrated.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Hangover: overrated

    by Giant_Dick_Bag_Filled_With_Taco_Meat

    Unbelievably overrated imho.<br><br>Carry on.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Hangover was boring.

    by Exasperilious

    Hangover is the most overrated movie of all time. It's a glorified Dude Where's My Car? I chuckled about twice while watching. You want comedy? Watch the Naked Gun series.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    You know, if you're just in it for the tits.

    by cookylamoo

    You can download the titty scenes from sites of the internet for a nominal fee and ship watching the boring fucking movie.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Hangover was WAY overrated....

    by The Dum Guy

    Best comedy of last year was, hands down, Dance Flick. That scene with the preggers girl dancing and having her baby pop out on the dance floor, only to bust a move himself... classic.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Jump in, get drunk, go back in time!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    That's right, I said it, it's no crime.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Thanks for ruining lost, ass-hat

    by KonkBob

    I've yet to watch lost, now this time travel quip will be floating around my head. Was that really fucking neccesary?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Reason 547 why Talkbackers are the worst

    by SantiagoAndDunbar

    Inability to enjoy The Hangover. You all have my sympathy.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    @KonkBob

    by TheGreatHomsar

    Lost is impossible to spoil. Even the writers have no clue what is going on. Just sit back and enjoy the excellence that is John Locke.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    @KonkBob

    by Sixtyhurts

    Time Travel, an island, polar bears, a submarine, magnetism, numbers, hot dead chicks. THERE! I "SPOILED" LOST FOR YOU! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Didn't wanna like Hangover...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Then the valet pulled up with the cruiser...<p>Was fun, looking forward to this.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Sixtyhurts...

    by KonkBob

    Darth Vader is Lukes father, and the demon Bob possesed Laura Palmers dad and killed her. Now we are even.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I didn't think The Hangover was that great either

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Everyone said how totally fuckin' hilarious that movie is so I checked it out. I chuckled a few times. Mostly I was like "what is so goddamned funny about this movie?" They stole Mike Tyson's tiger. HA HA HA A HA! WTF? yeah I just did not "get" what was so great about it.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Actually in retrospect...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    it was kind-of funny, but being a joyless cunt is a serious affliction and not to be made fun of! <p> Fortunately, I can't chime in on the conversation on The Hangover because I resisted every attempt by my idiot social circle to get me to go see it.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Jay Leno is worse than Paul Blart

    by PTSDPete

    Fuck you, Kevin James !!!!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Hangover was Overhyped

    by Watch_The_Birdie

    But I did enjoy the part where they met Mike Tyson.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    "R.I.P. Chevy???"

    by Triple_J_72

    Now that's cold.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I kept waiting for The Hangover to get funny...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I thought for sure there was some over-the-top stuff that was gonna happen.</p><p>Instead we got "Dude, you pulled your tooth out! HA HA HA! And you married a hot stripper! HA HA HA HA! That's the fuinniest fucking thing of AAAAALLL TIIIIIIME!</p><p>.......Yeah.......whatever. Maybe it was just rednecks laughing their asses off at the extremely racist portrayal of the asian guy. Haven't seen that kind of shit since Breakfast at Tiffany's!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Billyeveryteen

    by frozen01

    You're right, that was hilarious... but that was the ONLY funny scene in the entire movie. <p>Well, except for the photo montage in the end credits. That practically had people rolling in the aisles.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Hey Hipshot

    by Alec.Eiffel

    Clark Duke isn't black, you have no idea what you're talking about.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Did that reviewer actually say "frakin"?

    by Sultan_of_San_Diego

    Let BSG go dude. I'm just sayin.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall was waaaaay better than The Hangover

    by Sultan_of_San_Diego

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall has to be the most underrated comedy of the decade.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Bradley Cooper was "normal" in the Hangover?

    by MattmanReturns

    He did a lot of crazy shit for a 'normal' guy...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    RE: You know, if you're just in it for the tits.

    by IAmLegolas

    Actually, if you are only in this for the tits, there's plently of free sites, high quality/HD even, on the internets. Why we have to sit here and covet Jessica Pare, and throw money at this movie because it (or any other movie actress who gets nekkid) is beyond me.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Hangover, Shmangover

    by Skraggo

    God, it's good to see that I am not, as I previously believed, alone in my contempt for The Hangover. Without a doubt, THE most overrated movie of last year. I'm not some kind of "comedy snob" but I literally smiled twice and somehow managed to keep myself from walking out of the theater from sheer boredom. Oh.... and Boondocks is a PLANT! There, I said it.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    i liked the hangover

    by El Borak

    as a quirky movie. but i didn't laugh out loud.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Thanks Skraggo

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    I was about to post that we were several hours into the thread and no idiot douchebag had called "PLANT!" Thanks for saving me the trouble.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Hangover

    by Come_ON

    It was pretty funny. Shut the fuck up about it. Jesus Christ. If it hadn't made all that cash people wouldn't be raging it against like it was Hitler II. What is wrong with you people?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I just wanna kick some Talkbacker's asses!

    by Grooveraider

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Come_ON...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I didn't hate The Hangover, but I also didn't see it until about three weeks into its run and I did wonder what the big deal was. <p> But the line you wrote..."raging against it like it was Hitler II" was funnier than any single moment in the movie.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    The problem with 80s

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    time travel as a destination is that its just not all that different from now. We can laugh at the fashion but a lot of it is actually back in style especially in Europe. And other than Cell Phones and the internet there isn't a whole lot that we didn't have then than we have now. Its not like Back to the Future when he goes back to the 50s. Compared to the 80s the 50's was like another planet. If you showed an ipod to someone in the 80s they would think it was really cool but we had computers and walkmans so it wouldn't seem like alien technology like a walkman would to someone in the 50s. All the technology we have now exsisted in the 80's just in a more primatve form.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    The Hangover may have been overrated...

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    ...but it wasn't a bad movie. It was actually pretty funny. It just couldn't live up to the ungodly amount of hype it got, but how many movies can? I saw it in the theater and thought I got my $8.50 worth. I think all of the hate comes from heightened expectations. If you saw this movie by yourself at midnight on cable TV, you'd probably recommend it to a friend or two the next day. JMHO.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Red Ned Lynch

    by Come_ON

    Thank you kind sir.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Wait, 'most overrated of the year'?!

    by Darkman

    Ni fucking way is THE HANGOVER the most overrated movie of a year that also brought us ADVENTURELAND. Come on!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    *No* fucking way...

    by Darkman

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Darkman....

    by KonkBob

    Do you use the same handle on the JD forum? If it's not you disregard.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    I loved The Hangover

    by dukeroberts

    And the most overrated movie of the year was Avatar. Good Lord. WTH?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    The best part about the Hangover

    by gooseud

    was sitting in my theater, so packed that literally there wasnt a seat, and listening to the literal absolute dead silence from the moment Tyson appeared on-screen to right around when the Office guy sang that god-awful ode to the tiger, on of the least funny 2 minute sequences of all time. Regardless, that 25 minute sequence of complete and total silence re-affirmed my faith in humanity. Having said that, the first 25 minutes, right up until they take the shot on the roof, is actually mildly amusing. Galifiniakis's wolf pack speech is actually pretty funny.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I'm not familiar with the JD forum...

    by Darkman

    ...so, chances are, I'm not that guy.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    gooseud, I agree

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    When The Hangover is a good-natured buddy movie is when it's at its best. I actually wish they would have carried through with that because I would have liked it better. Once it goes batshit insane and throws as much random shit at you as it can, that's when it lost me.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Hangover isn't even Todd Phillips top 3

    by MacReady452

    Old School<p>Road Trip<p>Starsky and Hutch<p>(haven't seen)School for Scoundrels(I bet it is better than....)<p>The Hangover

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    JAMES BROWN'S TIME-TRAVELLING HOT TUB PARTY!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I'M GONNA GIT IN THA HOT TUH-HUUUUUB!

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    And the Hangover was FUCKING HORRIBLE

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    [Horrible "Asian" accent] HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, FAT MAN FALL DOWN!

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Does Cusack get rained on?

    by Dingbatty

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Doesn't matter if it is a hit or not.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    The title is pretty neat.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    MOVIE COMEDY FAIL RATE: 97%

    by uberman

    For me, comedies by and large suck. HANGOVER was an exception, as was that "SARAH MARSHALL". One that was exceptionally sucky and pretencious was ADVENTURELAND. BRUNO had a few moments, but then Rednecks easily make foold of themselves with little help. NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE was funny in a laid back kinda way. Loved that movie FOOT FIST WAY-very stupid in a good way. Hope HTTM is good...

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Did anyone else

    by killdill

    like Sex Drive? I thought it was hilarious. Clark Duke can do comedy.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    SEX DRIVE was all right.

    by Darkman

    Had a few too many 'what the fuck?!' jokes that came out of nowhere, but it was good. <br><br> James Marsden, in particular, was a howl. I cry laughing everytime I see that scene where he pulls up the garage door, sees his car missing and flips out, karate-kicking the open space where the door was. Fuckin' hilarious.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    uberman

    by MacReady452

    Foot Fist Way is fuckin awesome.

  • Jan. 31, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    7 posts in is a 57 year old Virgin FACT!!

    by Xiphos_2

    and a creepy one at that.

  • Feb. 1, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Not Looking Forward to the Improv Scenes

    by Autodidact

    The WRITING and setup in this look hilarious. What I'm not looking forward to is all the stupid scenes where they just "let the comedians do their thing" and improvise stupid line after line. Almost every single comedy these days puts in a couple of these scenes. My least favourite of all time is Forty Year old Virgin's chest waxing scene. Unfunniest lame shit of all time... wow I'm five years old I like to laugh when Steve Carrell exaggerates his pain. It gives me DOUCHE CHILLS exactly like when I'd be a little kid and some grown person would do the "Ack! You killed me" pose and tumble routine (likely with another kid, I didn't invite that shit)... the adult is thinking he's Buster Keaton and I am trying to contain my contempt for his patronization.

  • Feb. 1, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    RE: A Call to Arms - Stop Pimping Your Girls, Kids

    by filmsavior

    Hilarious. And so true. My wife really liked the part where you said that "NOBODY cares."

  • Feb. 2, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by homer40

    I can't believe the number of posts this review has generated (and now I'm adding one of my own). And the vitriol? Does Hot Tub Time Machine really get you that angry? Trailer was kind of funny, but looks like a Netlfix rental at best. As for Chevy, he is actually pretty good on Community, though I have to admit he generates few laughs. What's weird is that his delivery and timing is the same as it ever was, so maybe it is just the audience that's changing. I'd be interested in seeing him in something like Lost in Translation.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Chevy

    by dukeroberts

    He was always funniest when falling down. And he was funnier, even at that, when he was still snorting coke.