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This Week In Home Entertainment: Warner Bros. Releases Comedy Collection, Sony Has Last Resort
Thereís a holiday in just a couple of days, which means this week is a good week for hotdogs, fireworks, picnics, beaches, boats, tanning, swimming, barbecuing, and otherwise relaxing. Unfortunately, itís not the best week for some epic Blu-ray and DVD releases, but there are a few new things out this week that may pique your interest. Read on to learn about some of July 2ndís best releases, and maybe even a few that may have slipped under your radar.
This Week In Home Entertainment: True Blood Season 5, The Last Stand And More
From True Blood putting out its fifth season to National Lampoonís Vacation 30th anniversary, there are a ton of releases to choose from this week, and most of them come stacked with bonus features (and even some pretty sweet packaging). Read on to learn about some of April 30th's best releases, and maybe even a few that may have slipped under your radar.
Celebrate Vacation's 30th Anniversary With 5 Hysterical Clips
Crammed inside a Metallic Pete Truckster and hopped up on forced optimism, thirty years ago the Griswold Family trekked across the country in hopes of seeing Wally World. Along the way, they committed felonies, lost several members of their crew and almost strangled each other. In some ways, their journey feels a bit dated.
Ed Helms' Vacation Reboot Delayed Due To Rating Dispute
New Line has been forced to delay production on Vacation due to creative differences. According to the trade's sources, there are some who wanted to make the film R-rated, like the original, while others want to make it a PG-13 comedy that will widen its appeal to younger audiences.
Chevy Chase And Beverly D'Angelo To Return In Vacation Reboot
This currently untitled Vacation movie will be written and helmed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Thus misadventure will center on Clark's son Rusty, who is all grown-up with a dysfunctional family of his own to torment on a road trip,
Christina Applegate Joining Ed Helms In Vacation Reboot
One way to help get us excited for a resurrection of the Vacation property is to cast Applegate as Helmsí wife, who may be losing interest in him. The Married With Children actress is frequently funny on screen, and can hold her own against big-screen partners like Will Ferrell
7 Most Hilarious Father Son Relationships Captured On Film
The history of movies is filled with hundreds of father-son relationships that are loveably stupid and borderline reckless, and audiences have never had a problem laughing their asses off over the goofiness. Even as people have gotten bizarrely obsessed with preventing any harm from befalling their own children, we've never lost our willingness to giggle at dads giving the kids pizza for breakfast.
Ed Helms Will Play Rusty Griswold In New Vacation Movie
If you thought Ed Helms played a good emotionally-frazzled buddy in The Hangover movies, just wait until you see what happens when heís saddled with his own family. Earlier this year, New Line hired Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein to write and direct a new installment of the classic Vacation franchise, and with the script pretty close to completion, the directors have settled on Helms as their leading man.
Chevy Chase Wanted For Vacation Reboot
The word "reboot" is one that often urges movie fans to gnash their teeth, cry out about Hollywood's lack of originality, and curse the cash-grabbing bastards surely responsible for making such a thing occur. So, when word hit that New Line was looking to reboot National Lampoon's comedy classic Vacation franchise, the response was predictably negative...
Horrible Bosses Writers To Direct Vacation Reboot
One of the biggest surprises of summer last year was Horrible Bosses. While the calendar was choked with R-rated comedies, from The Hangover Part II to Bad Teacher to The Change-Up, the Seth Gordon-directed film had a great mix of cleverness and irreverence that made it a real joy to watch.
National Lampoon's Vacation Remake Offered To Director Peter Segal
Pack up the station wagon and punch Wally World into your GPS device, because New Line is edging closer to committing cinema blasphemy by remaking Harold Ramisí cherished National Lampoonís Vacation. And according to the L.A. Times, they want Nutty Professor II: The Klumps director Peter Segal at the helm.
EIFF 10: Final Festival Wrap-Up
Our time in Edinburgh is over for another year and unfortunately I saw far more in 14 days than I could ever hope to provide full write-ups on under the tight deadlines
Screenwriters Hired For Vacation Reboot
Chevy Chase will also be part of the festivities, as Grandpa Clark. No word on whether D'Angelo is returning, but if she made the time for the Homeaway ad, you've got to figure a cameo here is inevitable
Leaked Footage From The Griswold's Next Vacation
It says leaked footage, but the reality of it is that this is just a teaser for a short film that will premiere on Sunday over at Homeaway.com. Either way, you're going to be getting your first real look at where New Line is taking the new Vacation
Clark and Ellen Griswold To Return In Super Bowl Ad
It kind of sucks that their only purpose would be to hock wares, but this will certainly be something to look forward to. Along with Irwin Fletcher and Ty Webb, Clark Griswold was one of his best characters