Hot Tub Time Machine

tub Following in the spirit of Porky's or American Pie, Hot Tub Time Machine, although not as funny as the aforementioned, will leave you speechless at several "I can't believe they are doing this" moments, but not without a lot of laughs sprinkled in between. We went into the film not expecting much, and spent a majority of the 90 minutes in fits of laughter. Over the past years, there have been a slew of comedies dating from the Wedding Crashers and Old School days, to the new Apatow films like Superbad and Knocked Up, all of which showed you how far the envelope can be pushed in modern comedies.

Hot Tub Time Machine is no exception, forcing you to keel over in your seat laughing, wondering what sick individual came up with such a joke. With funny performances from all four lead characters, we certainly had a good time at this movie and recommend it but only to those who don't get offended easily from risque humor. A couple moments in Hot Tub Time Machine actually make the American Pie tube sock scene look PG-rated. Wonder what they will do next?

Clash of the Titans

titans Let me just start off by saying, this movie is terrible. There were almost zero redeeming qualities in this film. I was looking forward to this film for some time, having been blown away by Avatar's 3-D effects, and my fandom of Sam Worthington (Avatar's lead, and great role in awful 4th installment of Terminator). I figured how could a movie with Medusa, Worthington, the Kraken and a hot princess Andromeda go stale? Well, it did. Big time. About 10 minutes into the movie, you see Ralph Fiennes appear out of thin air as Hades. Now I am a big Fiennes fan (see Red Dragon), but the second he came on the screen and started talking to his brother Zeus, I broke out into laughter. I immediately knew we were doomed for the entire movie.

The only upside to the film would be two fight scenes. One is with some large Scorpion type titans, and another was a flight scene during the Kraken finale, which I couldn't wait to end. Please don't see this movie, and if you see the movie in 2D, then I really feel sorry for you. Thank the gods it was under 2 hours.

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Movies to Netflix

Often Grayson and I plop down on our couch, cuddle up with our puppy and watch movies. It is relaxing to have all the amenities of home and still be able to divulge into a cinema world. That is why we love Netflix. For only $8 a year, we have complete access to an unfathomable amount of movies via the mail or streaming through our PS3. Here is a list of great movies to rent next time you feel like staying home.

Grayson's Picks

  • Usual Suspects
  • Office Space
  • Fargo
  • Iron Man
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Gangs of New York
  • Rounders
  • Red Dragon
  • Rushmore
  • In Bruges

Tyger's Picks

  • Shakespeare in love
  • Jurassic Park
  • Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
  • My best friend's wedding
  • The beach
  • Junebug
  • Across the Universe
  • You've got mail
  • American Beauty
  • Amelie