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Back to back movie nights

April 2, 2010

This week, Kerri and I had back to back movie nights. We went to BOUNTY HUNTER at Regal, thanks to tickets from the Red Cross. Then we went to HOT TUB TIME MACHINE at AMC on $5 Mondays.

Bounty Hunter…. I looked forward to this from the first time I saw a preview, although I immediately thought of Midnight Run. Kerri had never seen it, but we watched it on demand and I blogged about it. (see previous entry)

It did not disappoint, but there were things I wish were different. For example, I wanted the couple to have more of a history together. The movie suggests that they were engaged for 6 months and married for 9 months. For the hatred they had for each other, I wanted more of a history between them. Another problem was that they both were a target. In Midnight Run, only the Duke is a target, DeNiro’s character becomes a target by association. In Bounty Hunter, they both are being hunted which leads to confusion. Although I can hear Kerri saying “stop comparing the two”. One final problem, there were still lose ends at the end of the movie, but overall, still a good show.

Hot Tub Time Machine…. Lots of fun. John Cusack looks great. “Darryl” from the Office is talented. Some guy went to a movie exec and pitched a movie with no idea what the title would be. It must have been a surprise to be accepted, and when asked for a title, the pitch man said “well it’s about a hot tub, which is a time machine, let’s call it hot tub time machine” But, as silly as it seems, it works. Then again, so did Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, which had a pretty dumb name too. I’m not sure about the bogus journey. Or if I want to see a sequel for Hot Tub. Final point, Crispin Glover, who knows a thing or two about time travel from “Back to the Future”, is fun to watch. So is Chevy Chase.