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Friday, February 20, 2015

Now Playing: Hot Tub Time Machine 2, The DUFF, McFarland USA

Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Official Synopsis:
This time around, Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in a whole heap of trouble, and the rest of the gang must fire up the hot tub to get back to the past, but accidentally get sent to the future.
It’s time to alter the future, to save the past which is actually just the present…

North's Thoughts:
Although it didn't set the box office aflame, Hot Tub Time Machine got some love when it hit video.
Who could resist the 1980s retro charm, Lougle, and stealing pop songs from the future?
John Cusack is missing from the gang, but I still want to ride with these dudes again.
They've brought in the always funny Adam Scott and will surely go back to some old gags.
If it turns out to a bad time in the tub, you can always go back five years and be happy once again.

Official Synopsis:
Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone's DUFF.

North's Thoughts:
With genuinely funny people like Mae Whitman and Ken Jeong, I hope to get some good laughs.
High School Movies can be amazing or amazingly bad.
Always give them a chance because every now and then you also find a hidden gem, like Project X.
Here are the Top 5 High School Movies Of All-Time:
5. Clueless
4. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
3. The Breakfast Club
2. Dazed And Confused
1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

McFarland USA
Official Synopsis:
From Disney comes MCFARLAND, the true against-all-odds story of the 1987 McFarland high school cross country team in an economically challenged community. 

North's Thoughts:
I love how Disney doesn't even bother with an extensive synopsis:
Disney. True Story. Sports.
Here's The Top 5 Disney Sports Movies Of All-Time:
5. The Big Green
4. Cool Runnings
3. D2: The Mighty Ducks

And while we're at it, Kevin Costner is really the king of the sports movie.
Plus, he was a good athlete in real life:
He hit a Home Run in a major league stadium during an all-star event and has a good arm.
Sports movies are so much better when the actor can, you know, actually play the sport.
Here's The Costner Sports Movie List:
6. For Love Of The Game
4. Draft Day
3. Tin Cup

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