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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub Time Machine

I’m wondering why I watched this film. Perhaps solid actor John Cusak lured me in, or maybe the comedic talents of Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson gave me hope, or more likely, the outrageous title simply seemed funny. Well...lesson learned. When a bad script gets helmed by a bad director, and the result is cut together by a bad editor, no cast can save it. If college students had produced this film as a school project...it still would have failed miserably, but at least such a failure could have been easily explained. For its cast and a few good lines, it just barely manages to rate above one star.

*½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2010 • 1 HOUR, 41 MINUTES
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES • UNITED ARTISTS • NEW CRIME

STARRING
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JOHN CUSACK

ALSO STARRING
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ROB CORDDRYCRAIG ROBINSONCLARK DUKECRISPIN GLOVERLIZZY CAPLANCHEVY CHASE

WRITTEN BY
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JOSH HEALD AND SEAN ANDERS & JOHN MORRIS (SCREENPLAY)
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JOSH HEALD (STORY)

DIRECTED BY
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STEVE PINK

NO 2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Great Buck Howard

The Great Buck Howard

The Social Network

The Social Network