Hot Tub Time Machine
is like an inexorable force of nature coming at you through all mediums: TV commercials, movie trailers, tie-ins (30 Rock!), Twitter, and even a tub crawl, wherein three of the four stars traveled across the country doing appearances at various functions like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the icy Polar Bear Plunge in Maryland.

The premise is stoner simple. Adam (John Cusack), Nick (Craig Robinson), and Lou (Rob Corddry) are three former best friends whose adult lives have not quite lived up to their dreams. After an accident brings them begrudgingly back in touch, they decide to take a road trip to an old ski lodge where they used to party back in the '80s. Adam's nephew Jacob (Clark Duke) is forced to detach himself from his avatar in Second Life and join them. After finding the lodge a shadow of its former self, and staffed by a resentful, one-armed bellhop (played by Crispin Glover, naturally), they decide the least they can do is get into the hot tub and get trashed for old times' sake. They wake up in the '80s and have to decide if they want to relive exactly what happened so they can return to the future or risk rupturing the space-time continuum (or something) by pursuing what they refer to as the Great White Buffalos of their pasts. The missed chances, the bad decisions, the ones that might have gotten away...

Craig Robinson phoned from in from the past - that is, he called NYC from LA - to discuss his dream date, his own Great White Buffalo, staying professional in the face of hilarity, and his upcoming movies. Which, despite what IMDb says, does not include The Other Guys. (Someone should probably get on that.)