Hot Tub Time Machine

Release Date: March 26th, 2010
Starring: John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Sebastian Stan
Director: Steve Pink
Writer: Josh HealdSean AndersJohn Morris
Studio: MGM
Genre: Comedy
Runtime:1 hour 33 minutes

The comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine” directed by Steve Pink describes to the viewer four friends (Adam, Lou, Nick and Jacob) at their forties. All of them are bored, fed up with their lives and pressure of wives, girlfriends and other people, who are close to them. They want to escape from the daily routine and change the life, in other words, to relax.

All of them decide to have a rest by drinking a lot in a bar. During the party they are drinking Russian drink, meant to give the energy and power. But accidentally and to their great surprise the drink produces on them another effect. Somehow the friends find themselves more than 20 years back in the year 1986. Now they have a chance to look back, change their future the right way, not to regret afterwards. Someone finds real love; someone learns a lot from this trip and even finds mojo.

The actors John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Clark Duke did their best to create really cute and funny scenes and amazing dialogs. The previous film by Steve Pink “Accepted differed in many aspects from the new one, full of crazy laughs and ideas.

“Hot Tub Time Machine” gives the viewer the opportunity to forget about ordinary routine and laugh to the heart’s content.

  • Greenberg

    Release Date: March 26th, 2010
    Starring: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Koby Rouviere, Sydney Rouviere, Chris Messina, Susan Traylor
    Director: Noah Baumbach
    Writer: Noah BaumbachJennifer Jason Leigh
    Studio: Focus Features
    Genre: Comedy, Drama
    Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes

    The hero of the film “Greenberg” Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) has lost the job. This distressing news has changed his life immensely. Totally loosing the thread of life, Roger is to find the sense of it and revive the zest for life.

    Leaving New York, Roger comes back to Los-Angeles. Here in his native town where he was grown, Greenberg tries to find the ray of hope and happiness. Looking for his friends from the childhood, the hero perceives though, that they will not lend a helping hand to him. Moreover, their friendship is questionable. Even Ivan, his old band mate is not going to help Roger. Full in despair, Greenberg stays with his younger brother and his family. Unemployed Roger has nothing now but the brother’s house he looks after.

    The most of the people in Los-Angeles do not understand inactive downcast Roger, who is not going to find the job and lives with his brother. There is only one person in the world who accepts unlucky Roger as he is. Familiar with Roger’s state, the personal helpmate of Roger’s brother, Florence (Greta Gerwig) is his savior. Two soul mates find each other and reunite with the mutual desire to be understood and helped. The main life target for them to find is real happiness and support.

    City Island

    Release Date: April 23rd, 2010
    Starring: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Dominik García-Lorido, Ezra Miller
    Director: Raymond De Felitta
    Writer: Raymond De Felitta
    Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
    Genre: Drama, Comedy
    Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes

    “City Island” is a smart and amusing story of a family, each member of which has its own secrets. The funniest in this tale is that all the secrets seem to be connected with each other this or that way. Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia) - an actor and a guard, has been enough careless, when revealed accidentally his greatest secret. And all this had grave consequences. His life and the life of the family turned at once into absolute chaos.

    Vince made it a rule to conceal something from his family. But the truth can't be concealed forever. Moreover, he has suddenly come to a conclusion, proved by facts, that all his close and beloved ones has and keep their own secrets. This is equally fair to his quick-tempered wife (Julianna Margulies), his daughter (Dominik Garcia-Lorido), his ex-convict son (Steven Strait), his acting partner (Emily Mortimer) and his drama coach (Alan Arkin) – all of them have secrets.

    The comedy was set on City Island, Bronx surroundings. The question “City Island” asks is: why is it so necessary to conceal the true, when it costs much more than to be a truthful man? Intrigues in this comedy are often based on such absurd things, that one can’t help smiling at the foolishness of the situation and people’s behavior in this situation.

    Valentine's Day

    Release Date: February 12th, 2010
    Director: Garry Marshall
    Writer: Katherine Fugat
    Starring: Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift
    Studio: New Line Cinema
    Genre: Comedy
    Runtime: 2 hours 05 minutes

    “Valentine's Day” is a fascinating story, the events of which take place in Los Angeles in the course of this romantic holiday. 10 people’s lives intersect in different ways leading to romance, close relationship, heartbreak or ending of relations.
    Directed by well-known filmmaker Garry Marshall, the comedy is based on the original screenplay written by Katherine Fugate.
    Kate meets Holden, a U.S. Army captain, on an airplane, and soon they become good friends and maybe even more than just friends. Florist Reed makes a proposal to his sweetheart Morley, but she thinks better of it and decides to leave him the next day after proposal. School teacher Julia and Dr. Harrison Copeland are in love, but after she knows that he is married, she gives him back his present in his wife’s presence. A babysitter Grace is about to obtain her first sexual experience with her boyfriend Alex, but their plans are frustrated by Grace’s mother. These and other situations of the comedy are full of amusing and unexpected twists of the plot, making the comedy really good for viewing.
    The amazing cast, including such world-known stars as Julia Roberts, Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper and many others, made without doubt their best to bring funny and loving atmosphere to the film.

    The Overbrook Brothers

    Release Date: February 17th, 2010
    Director: John Bryant
    Writer: John Bryant, Jason Foxworth
    Starring: Nathan Harlan, Mark Reeb, Laurel Whitsett, Steve Zissis
    Studio: IFC Films
    Genre: Comedy
    Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

    The gift from Austin is a comedy directed by John Bryant and his co-workers, including actors and moviemakers shows us the story of a real life characters. For the first time you will see on the screen an actor Nathan Harlan. In the role of the other brother is a known Mark Reeb, whom the viewer used to see in the film directed by John Bryant earlier (the film “Momma’s Boy”). The idea of the film was to create the story of two adult brothers who constantly fight with each other and set back to teenagers’ behavior. Only imagine adult people with the young boys’ mind. Isn’t it funny? Full of laughable situations and funnies, the film “The Overbrook Brothers” is made for the audience who like to investigate family relations, including the idea of brotherhood and adult life.
    According to the name of the film, “The Overbook Brothers” tells us about two brothers and the relations between them. They’ve got to know that they were not native brothers and once were adopted. This fact made them act strangely. The events are described during the Christmas time and it makes them even more mysterious and interesting. The brothers start their long trip in order to find real relatives, their true mother and dad.

    The Good Guy

    Release Date: February 19th, 2010
    Director: Julio DePietro
    Writer: Julio DePietro
    Starring: Alexis Bledel, Andrew McCarthy, Anna Chlumsky, Scott Porter, Bryan Greenberg, Aaron Yoo
    Studio: Roadside Attractions
    Genre: Comedy, Romance
    Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Tommy Fielding (Scott Porter) is a young sexy and ambitious guy, one of those who can easily get it all – money, power, glory and love. Fortune smiled on him. He has found a good job on Wall Street and, being a man of a big heart, gave a helping hand to his unpromising co-worker Daniel (Bryan Greenberg). Tom was lucky in love too - he has found a woman of his dream Beth (Alexis Bledel). But he has forgot, that the art of working on the Wall Street is based on the principles, having nothing with straight dealing and abilities, but intrigue.
    Tom is happened to experience the sudden downfall of his great expectations, and the main reason of his failure is appeared to be his sensitive partner Daniel. On the other hand Tom has some problems in his relations with Beth. In love the things are getting not so good as well. From her side, Beth gets to know, that having relations in a big city is someway like working on the Wall Street. You have to risk, have to play and everybody has a weak point.
    The film, directed by Julio DePietro, displays us the so-called “culture” of the Wall Street. The main theme of the film touches upon the issue of what the term “the good guy” really means on the Wall Street. The answer will definitely surprise you.


    Release Date: February 26th, 2010
    Director: Peter Stebbings
    Writer: Peter Stebbings
    Starring: Kat Dennings, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Sandra Oh, Lisa Ray, Kristin Booth
    Studio: Sony Pictures Darius Films
    Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
    Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes

    In New York there lives simple citizen Arthur Poppington, slightly cranky, but with inordinately developed idealism. He decides that he must root out all evil in this world. Mr. Poppington chooses to itself sonorous and proud name Defendor (at once it becomes clear that nobody did teach English at school) and not less proud rank - the super hero. Having put on already become traditional black leggings, gluing on a brawny breast similarity of an emblem «D» and applying "a professional" make-up in the form of a black mask, this new time the hero decides to be quit, first of all, with the most important criminal and - in combination - the drug dealer captain Indastri. With this hard mission help to him with selflessness his faithful companion - the prostitute (Kat Dennings) and the treating doctor-psychiatrist (Sandra Oh). As well as it is necessary, Defendor makes his noble mission only under a cover of the night...
    Speaking fairly, «Defendor» is a good parody to events from comics’ films about all-powerful and ubiquitous super heroes on images of which the whole generation has grown. Probably, has come to laugh a little time over gravity of ideals of past years!

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    Bass Ackwards

    Release Date: February 1st, 2010
    Director: Linas Phillips
    Writer: Linas Phillips
    Starring: Linas Phillips, Davie-Blue, Jim Fletcher, Paul Lazar
    Studio: New Video
    Genre: Adventure, Comedy
    Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

    «Bass Ackwards» was marked as innovative and original work in low-and-no-budget filmmaking on Official Selection in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
    Both film director and actor Linas Phillips has managed to turn a 20 page script into a bewitching story to remind us of the importance of finding something to be excited about, and having significant experiences in our lives.
    The journey starts, as journeys often do, with an ending. Linas wants to change his life going on a trip in Volkswagen van named “Shorty” which Linas bought on impulse early on. Making his way eastward from Seattle to Brooklyn he meets a homeless man (Jim Fletcher) who joins Linas for traveling. The 10-day ride makes them acquainted with different people living on the edge, some rich, some hopeless, some ridiculous, and always real. So in the end we can’t disagree – the life is a road, the road is a life.
    An especially wonderful instrumental underscore by Tara Jane O'Neil and Lori Goldston produces the right mood, helping the viewers feel the road's small pleasures with our heroes before their van finally goes upside-down.