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The Hasbro Cinematic Universe has assembled its writers room

Late last year, Paramount and Hasbro, via their Allspark Pictures shingle, began moving ahead with plans to create a shared Hasbro Cinematic Universe . Even though there had been rumblings of a G.I. JOE/TRANSFORMERS crossover taking place at some point, the Robots in Disguise were nowhere to be found near this idea. Instead, G.I. JOE would be connecting with other Hasbro properties...
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Jason Bateman doesn't think Horrible Bosses needed a sequel

While the first film grossed over $200 million worldwide and received solid reviews, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 earned just a little over $100 million, and critics weren't thrilled with the follow-up. Jason Bateman talked about the movie's failures during an appearance on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, and says he knows that people weren't exactly demanding for a sequel....
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National Lampoon wants to reboot their brand; defends new Vacation

Critics are not being kind to the new VACATION film, our own Chris Bumbray among them. In fact, it has been over a decade since the last film bearing the name National Lampoon even registered with fans. Still, VACATION will make a decent amount at the box office and could revitalize the name that used to be synonymous with edgy humor and comedy films. In fact, National Lampoon's...
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Top 10 National Lampoon Movie Moments

The new take of National Lampoon's classic VACATION is now playing in theaters. Despite not carrying the name of the iconic comedy magazine, the film aims to carry the tradition of humor to a new generation. Looking back at the history of National Lampoon films, we have compiled our list of the top ten moments from all of their movies. See if your favorite made the cut and, if not, feel free to...
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Exclusive Cool Video: Top 10 Memorable Movie Vacation Spots

Many of you are lamenting the remake of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION on grounds that classics should never be updated. While the Ed Helms version does appear to be a sequel rather than a remake, that doesn't change the fact that the original Chevy Chase movie is one of the best comedies of all time. Plus, it also represents one of the most memorable film vacations ever. I...
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Review: Vacation

  PLOT: Rusty Griswold ( Ed Helms ) follows in the footsteps of his father Clark ( Chevy Chase ) by taking his wife Debbie ( Christina Applegate ) and sons James (Skyler Gisondo) and Kevin (Steele Stebbins) on a disastrous cross-country trip to Wally World. REVIEW: As is par for the course in our reboot-heavy pop culture, everything old is new again and that now extends to...
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Interviews: Vacation Directors & Stars Skyler Gisondo & Steele Stebbins!

It's always great to step into a film and have it surprise you in a good way. That was exactly my experience with VACATION from writing/directing team John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein - this is their feature film debut as directors. This is a fun flick that plays out more as a sequel as opposed to a remake, and we as the audience are all the better for it. Recently...
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Vacation Stars Christina Applegate and Ed Helms!

Honestly I did not expect to enjoy the new VACATION movie starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate . Yet once I sat down and "Holiday Road" by Lindsey Buckingham began playing, this latest feature had me. Not only is it funny, but so far it is the funniest movie of the year when it comes to laugh-out-loud humor. With a winning cast and an absolutely hilarious Chris...
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Vacation's family car has more gadgets than James Bond plus red-band trailer

Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold ( Ed Helms ) surprises his wife ( Christina Applegate ) and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World. No family trip would be complete without the family car and for this VACATION, Rusty will be...
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Treat yourself to a septuple helping of clips from Ed Helms' Vacation

I'm still surprised by the reaction to the upcoming remake/reboot/sequel to NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION , but damn if people aren't quite as offended by the idea as I thought they'd be. VACATION may not be destined to take its place among the comedy greats but for those of us looking for a fun raunchy time at the theater, it seems like VACATION may fit the bill....
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Charlie Day & Ice Cube may get into a Fist Fight for New Line

Deadline is reporting that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day and Ice Cube are in early talks with New Line to star in a comedy titled FIST FIGHT. Producers Shawn Levy , Billy Rosenberg and Max Greenfield are currently searching for a director for the project, and they are looking to start production in September. Van Robichaux and Evan Susser wrote...
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Ed Helms wants a kiss from a rose in the new trailer for Vacation

Last month, the red band trailer for the new VACATION dropped like Thor's hammer and the reception was better than expected. The comedy, while likely not to match the classic Chevy Chase original, looks like it could be an enjoyable adult comedy right in the middle of the summer movie season. The new green band trailer has been released and it is full of all new footage from the film...
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