“Hot Tub Time Machine” was a modest box office hit, big enough to make a sequel. But now comes news that John Cusack, star of the first one is not returning.  Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry are returning and “Parks and Recreation” star Adam Scott is playing a new lead. Hopefully this turns out OK, comedy sequels never tend to be able to match its predecessor.

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