Tuesday, February 24, 2009

1987 Was the Good Old Days?

Cusack set for 'Hot Tub' comedy - UPI.com: "LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Cusack is set to star in and produce the big-screen comedy, 'Hot Tub Time Machine,' The Hollywood Reporter said.

Comedian Rob Corddry is co-starring in the movie, which is to be directed by Steve Pink in Vancouver, British Columbia, starting in April.

The movie is about a group of longtime friends who miss the good old days and end up being transported back to 1987 by a hot tub that turns out to be a time machine, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said."

10 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

Huh?

Todd Mason said...

Well, if you're a reasonably successful film actor in your 40s, who was an even more successful film actor in 1987, 1987 might have a rosier glow than it does for those of us less insulated from the depridations of the Raygun Admin and the rest of those times's less savory elements. I first met my ex in 1987, so it's hard for me to complain on that level.

Todd Mason said...

Or even depredations. I used to spell better in 1987.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Reminds me of the joke: How many Californians does it take to screw in a light bulb? None, Californians screw in a hot tub. I hope that element will be covered in this movie.

And on a similar note...

WV: Bivercit--A vercit that swings both ways.

Really, folks, these things come to me unbidden.

Fred Blosser said...

Worse as a wake-up call for us old timers -- for the average college grad of 2009, 1987 isn't even the good old days ... it's prehistory.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Oh yeah. Todd, the way things are now makes the Reagan years seem idyllic.

Todd Mason said...

Well, the roots of the current crisis were planted carefully back when. And no one since has done anything to make the current mess any less dire. W was in every way Raygun (even) light(er)...which is to say even more virulent.

pattinase (abbott) said...

It looks damned good about now.

Todd Mason said...

Lets see...continuing recession, continuing purging of the government in favor of Beltway Bandits of the sort who do things like let space shuttles blow up (only among the most flashy examples), dumping of mental patients from their admittedly usually insuffiecient hospitals to the streets, irresponsible adventurism with torturers and thugs abroad, widening gaps between rich and poor and vanishing middle class, prohibitive insurance rates, the Savings and Loan debacle...truly a heroic time.

Todd Mason said...

Actually, I meant interest rates, but insurance was a tad high at times, too...