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It's that time of the year again, when not-so-jolly critics start making those lists, checking them twice, to break down an entire year of movies in list form. Last year, I split up my year-end piece into three separate stories, Most Overrated, Most Underrated and my Top 10. This year, I'm changing things up again, ever so slightly, discarding the Overrated category entirely. It's a category I always seem to have trouble with it, and, this year, only two of my picks were wide releases, with another that hasn't even hit theaters yet. I'm also changing the Underrated list to "Overlooked," since it fits better with what I'm trying to say: that these five movies below are truly fantastic, but simply weren't given their just due in theaters.
That's not to say I'm completely surprised that this quintet is overlooked. After all, the "widest" release for all of these films was a whopping 63 theaters, »
Canada has a wealth of cinematic talent, and always has. From our comedic genius to our often cerebral approach to filmmaking, this country has a lot to be proud of.
Of late, and especially this year, Canada has really dominated the movies landscape. Our homegrown actors (Sarah Gadon, for example) and directors (Xavier Dolan, "Mommy") have been everywhere, earning accolades around the world. Movies shot within our borders have won rave reviews and received praise from the highest-ranked critics and film festivals.
Perhaps most outstanding is our growth. No longer are we satisfied with melancholic snow landscapes (though sometimes those still appear); we've branched out, and we're trying new things. Here, in no particular order, are my favourite Canadian movies and moments of 2014.
"Mommy" Knocked Our Socks Off
Young Canadian director Xavier Dolan has been getting accolades from critics, pundits and moviegoers from a very young age, so it's no »
- Chris Jancelewicz
As I said in the intro for our list of the year’s best films, 2014 has been a fantastic year at the movies.There was a lot to love, and that means there were a lot of films that simply didn’t make the cut on our other “Best of 2014″ lists. The fourteen movies below didn’t get much love during the year and failed to make much of a dent at the box-office, but they’re very much worth seeking out on Blu-ray, DVD, Netflix, iTunes or anywhere else unloved movies go to rest. Adult World An idealistic twenty-something and a bitter, washed-up mentor find each other in director Scott Coffey‘s funny and heartfelt ode to the begrudging acceptance of adulthood’s responsibilities. There’s something of a lesser- Wonder Boys feeling to it, but that’s still compliment enough to mark this as a sweet and wise little film. Emma Roberts »
- FSR Staff
Who's ready to see Craig Robinson bust out Lisa Loeb's "Stay"? Everyone? Great. A new trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has been released, and it looks every bit as ridiculous as the first one. In fact, this might be even more insane. Robinson, Rob Corddry, and Clark Duke are back as their characters from the 2010 comedy, and Adam Scott is in the mix in lieu of John Cusack. This time, the crew travels forward into 2024, only to discover that their lives have taken turns for the worse. It's nice to see the gang back together again, and apparently Scott's character "invents" cocaine, so that should be fun. The movie opens on Feb. 20, and you can check out the trailer right now. Here's the first teaser, as well. »
A new trailer has arrived online for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the upcoming sequel to the hit 2010 comedy, which reunites the cast of the original, minus John Cusack. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
“Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) use the time traveling hot tub to try and get back to the past after Lou (Rob Corddry) gets in trouble, but they inadvertently end up ten years in the future, which they must alter if they want to save their present-day environment.”
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is set for release in the UK on February 18th and the States on February 20th, with a cast that also includes Adam Scott, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Kellee Stewart and Jessica Pare.
The post New trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
No decade is safe this time round as the boys sans John Cusack (Maps To The Stars) but replaced with his character’s son, Adam Scott (Parks And Recreations), accidently head into the future when they decide to take a whirl in the hot tub for old time’s sake. And what they find there is not what they expected.
To remedy the situation, the boys attempt to find out when their troubles started so that they can fix their future selves. See the new trailer below:
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 opens in theatres on 20 February 2015.
Source: You Tube
- Sacha Hall
That Hot Tub Time Machine sequel you don’t remember ordering? Well, it’s here with a new trailer, a trimmed-down cast, some fresh time-travel mayhem and one or two big laughs to sink your teeth into. After July's red-band trailer, the Hot Tub Time Machine – or "Httm" – party is underway again. Click below to watch it in full.Gone, of course, is John Cusack, leaving the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 spotlight on the three time-twisting amigos, Nick (Craig Robinson), Jacob (Clark Duke) and Lou (Rob Corddry), with Adam Scott stepping in as the son of Cusack’s character. Yes, he’s only seven years younger than the man who played his father but, well, there are Time Travel Reasons to explain this.There are also time travel reasons to explain their new-found fortunes, because this one sees the crew making like Biff Tannen in Back To The Future »
John Cusack may be gone, but the rest of the Hot Tub Time Machine cast have returned for a sequel to the 2010 hit. So this time, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke are all on board, and the plot sees them trying to go back to the past. But before you can say 'rejected plot for a Back To The Future movie', they have to alter the future to save the past which is also the present.
If they end up in an alternative 1985, and their mums have married the school bullies, then maybe it won't be a rejected Back To The Future plot after all.
The original Hot Tub Time Machine was a lot of fun, not mind blowing, but still a lot better than a movie called Hot Tube Time Machine had any right being. That a sequel is on it's way is a surprise, but the three leads Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke (no John Cusack this time round) had good chemistry, and where the original left the characters does leave room for some good laughs with a second dip in the hot tub. A new trailer has dropped, and there are plenty of chuckles to be found as the story goes bigger and crazier than before. Check it out below. Released: 18th February 2015 »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The first movie saw four buddies – John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry – venture back to a seminal summer of their youth to replay events with the gift of hindsight. It didn’t exactly deliver any unexpected turns, but the chemistry of its leads kept the comedy rolling. For this second outing, Cusack has bailed and is instead replaced by Adam Scott in the role of his son, who unites with his father’s buddies in 2025.
Whether or not a sequel was warranted is besides the point here, as any excuse to plonk audiences in front of a familiar property is deemed a worthy endeavour nowadays. Judging by the contents of this family-friendly trailer (the red-band »
- Gem Seddon
Paramount has released a new trailer for its comedy sequel “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” two months before its Feb. 20 launch.
“I think this time, maybe I’ll invent yoga pants,” Corddry muses as he steps into the tub.
They wind up mistakenly in 2025 along with Adam Scott, who plays the son of John Cusack’s character from the original film.
- Dave McNary
Paramount just released a new(ish) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer for director Steve Pink's comedy sequel. The film reunites Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, and Chevy Chase, with the addition of Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs. As someone who was drawn to the first film for John Cusack I was skeptical about the sequel in light of his absence, but Adam Scott looks to have wonderful chemistry with the returning cast, and more Gillian Jacobs is always a good thing. The new trailer is very similar to the red-band trailer we got a few months ago, just cleaned up a bit with a couple new gags, but most importantly it's still really funny. I dug the first movie a lot and love that they're going no-holds-barred with the concept for the sequel. It should be a lot of fun to watch this band of buffoons gallivant their way through time. »
- Haleigh Foutch
A couple weeks ago, "Horrible Bosses 2" opened three years after the first one, and it seemed audiences had considerably cooled off on the concept. It arrived with lower box office numbers than its predecessor, and in general no one seemed that excited about it. Does the same fate await "Hot Tub Time Machine 2"? It too was a surprise hit, coasting on a wacky premise, but five years later when this lands in theaters, will audiences be as curious as they were the first time? Well, that depends on how this trailer plays. Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke return (but not John Cusack, which seems surprising, given he'll sign up for anything these days) with a bold new twist given to the movie: they go into the future this time! Oh, and into the past...and well, everywhere. Watching this, I sort of just felt like watching »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Is there anyone out there saying, "I Have to see Hot Tub Time Machine 2!"c I never saw the first one, and I am quite frankly surprised this got a sequel. The first one only made $64 million on a $36 million budget, which is not great, and this sequel does not include that film's star John Cusack. So, what is the drawc I don't think Rob Corddry sells a movie, even if he is a funny dude. Well, you can watch two new trailers for the film below, one of them a red band and the other green. The movie was supposed to be released this Christmas Day, but it was pushed back to February 20, 2015. A film getting pushed to the start of the new year is rarely a good sign. I want my questions answered though. What is the draw herec Will anyone go see thisc Why did this get a sequelc Again, »
- Mike Shutt
Hot Tub Time Machine was a sleeper hit of the minor variety. The original grossed $61 million on a $36 million budget while having a popularity boom when it hit DVD. In Hollywood speak, that means a sequel is warranted even though star John Cusack declined a return. That makes the sequel even cheaper to make. The red band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 was pretty funny and now we have a new international trailer giving some new footage from the time travel sequel. The profanity is gone »
- Alex Maidy
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has released its new trailer.
The sci-fi sequel will see Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Chevy Chase all reprise their roles from the original film, with Adam Scott stepping in for the absent John Cusack. Scott will play the son of Cusack's character.
The sequel's storyline sees Robinson and Duke's characters leaping back into the hot tub in a bid to head back in time and stop Corddry's Lou from being shot.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will open in UK cinemas on February 18, 2015, and premieres in the Us on February 20, 2015. »
With the arrival of 2015, moviegoers will be given the opportunity to attend the 14th annual Canada’s Top Ten Festival at the Tiff Bell Lightbox where public screenings will be taking place to celebrate the accomplishments of contemporary Canadian cinema. A festival tour will be taking place with stops scheduled for Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Montreal.
“The Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival slate spotlights the work of both veteran and emerging filmmakers,” stated Steve Gravestock, Senior Programmer, Tiff. “We are truly proud to connect Canadian talent with an enthusiastic and savvy audience, bringing the community together in celebration of the Canadian film industry’s achievements in 2014, which by any standards has been a watershed year.”
Montréal, 1966. Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old of Québécois and Italian descent, befriends two far-left political activists and joins the Flq (Front de libération du Québec), an underground movement »
- Trevor Hogg
Netflix streaming is upping the ante this December, adding enough high-profile TV shows and movies to more than make up for last month's lackluster offerings.
On the movie side, highlights include Will Ferrell and gang in "Anchorman 2," the Heath Ledger-starring "A Knight's Tale," Cameron Crowe classic "Almost Famous," Oscar-winning "American Beauty," and horror hits "Oculus" and "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." Oh, and let's not forget '80s classic "Troop Beverly Hills," '90s cult favorite "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," or Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
And there's plenty to love about what's coming on the TV front: "American Horror Story: Coven" finally gets its day on Netflix, "Sharknado 2" storms its way to streaming, and Brit hit "Broadchurch" finally lands stateside. Oh, and December sees the premiere of the hotly anticipated Netflix Original series "Marco Polo" on the 12th.
Here's a much »
- Tim Hayne
The latest edition of The Hunger Games franchise predictably dominated ticket sales at Australian cinemas last weekend although the opening was fractionally below the previous edition.
The action thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth accounted for a whopping 68% of the entire national B.O. of $17.4 million which, by sheer co-incidence, was up 68% on the previous weekend, according to Rentrak.
Mature folks who were not interested in either blockbuster turned up to see Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline bicker and banter in My Old Lady, which fetched $380,000 in its second weekend on 94 screens, dropping by 22%, bringing its tally to $1.12 million. »
- Don Groves
“Dragon Blade,” from director Daniel Lee (“White Vengeance,” “14 Blades”), follows a Roman general (Cusack) who, after crossing into China, befriends a former high-ranking Chinese official, played by Chan.
One of the most expensive Chinese films of all time, the picture is produced on a $65 million budget by Visualizer Films with Sparkle Roll Media, Huayi Brothers, Shanghai Film Group, Home Media and Entertainment, Shenzhen Tencent Video Culture Communication and China Film all set as primary investors. »
- Patrick Frater
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