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10 Awesomely Bad Movie Plots


Basically, “Hot Tub Time Machine” could not have tried any harder to lower expectations based on their title alone. It’s the butt of its own joke. Oh, so if you get trashed in this mystical hot tub, you’ll magically be transported to this decade when you first screwed up your future and have the chance to change everything? Isn’t that kind of a liability? Regardless of the absurdity, or certainly in thanks to it, “Hot Tub Time Machine” has already received the biggest honor available in popular culture: a “30 Rock” reference. So, it deserves a modicum of respect. Plus, it’s definitely one of the top ten “Awesomely Bad Movie Plots” ever … the other winners of this award will be presented after the jump. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Chloe,” “How To Train Your Dragon,” “The Exploding Girl”

You have no excuse to not go to the movies this weekend. Did you know that on average, Americans are only seeing five movies a year?!?! How do you even pick five movies a year—I want to see at least five movies a month and am heartbroken when I have to save one to watch on DVD. This week, there are five excellent movies out and if you don’t go and see one, I’m just going to give up on you. Not really though. “Hot Tub Time Machine” looks much less awful now that I’ve seen the second trailer, “Chloe” is blushingly sexy, “How to Train Your Dragon” is a sweet tale of vikings and their dragons, “The Exploding Girl” is a boy meets girl but girl wants to be friends kind of flick, and “City Island” makes me never want to have a family because the concentrated pool of lies is too viscous to permeate. Keep reading »

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