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On this day in pop culture history: ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ opened in theaters

15 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

26 years ago today, the Griswold family cemented their place in the pantheon Christmas movies. The third installment of National Lampoon’s “Vacation” comedy series features plenty of holiday hijinks ensuing  — including a squirrel in the Christmas tree, a sled ride made dangerous by an experimental substance, and a bit of kidnapping — as Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold tries to keep it all together in front of his siblings.  Fun fact: “Christmas Vacation” was one of two Christmas movies released in 1989, the other being John Hancock’s “Prancer.” Johnny Galecki, a.k.a. Rusty Griswold (now better known as Leonard from “The Big Bang Theory”) appeared in both of these holiday movies. Other notable December 1 happenings in pop culture history: • 1887: The first Sherlock Holmes story, “A Study in Scarlet,” was published in “Beeton’s Christmas Annual”    • 1903: “The Great Train Robbery,” notable for many firsts in filmmaking, had its »

- Emily Rome

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Contest: Vacation (2015) on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Combo (3 Winners)

16 November 2015 7:20 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

This year offered the next generation of Vacation fans a chance to hit the 'Holiday Road' with Clark Griswold's offspring including now full grown Rusty (Ed Helms). Joining Rusty on a nostalgic pilgrimage to Wally World are his wife (Christine Applegate) and two kids. Of course Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo) make a brief appearance, and even cousin Eddie gets a mention.

Vacation (2015) has already made its home video debut, and we have teamed up with Warner Home Video to offer three lucky readers the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack version of the film in this giveaway. For a chance to win one, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

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‘Annie Hall’ Named Funniest Screenplay by WGA Members

11 November 2015 9:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay in voting by the members of the Writers Guild of America.

The script by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman topped “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” which make up the rest of the top five. “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” rounded out the top 10.

The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood at the conclusion of two hours of panel discussions and clips, hosted by Rob Reiner. He noted that his “This Is Spinal Tap” script had finished at the No. 11 spot — a coincidence that recalled the “go to 11” amplifier joke in the film.

The “Annie Hall” screenplay won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1977. Allen had six other scripts on the list — “Sleeper,” “Bananas,” “Take the Money and Run, »

- Dave McNary

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Chris Columbus Directed Home Alone Instead of Christmas Vacation Because He Met Chevy Chase

10 November 2015 1:00 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

James Hughes, son of the legendary writer and director John Hughes, put together an oral history of Home Alone for Chicago magazine. In it, he reveals how the film ultimately found its director, Chris Columbus. After directing the 1988 flop Heartbreak Hotel, Columbus was worried about finding a new directing gig. Which is part of why he was so excited when Hughes thought of him for the sequel to the wildly popular Vacation — Christmas Vacation. Also, "To do a Christmas comedy had been a dream," Columbus tells Chicago. So he met with the film's star, Chevy Chase ..."Chevy treated me like dirt," Columbus explains. Needing a job, he began working on the film, shooting establishing shots (some of which can still be seen in the movie). But then he had another meeting with Chase that went even worse. According to Columbus, he then called Hughes and said, "There’s no way I can do this movie. »

- Ira Madison III

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Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson Have a Sexy Night Out on the Town

8 November 2015 12:58 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Jessica Simpson and her husband, Eric Johnson, were the definition of #RelationshipGoals when they stepped out for date night on Saturday. The pair, who wed in 2014, attended Tom Everhart's I Got Ants in My Pants and the I Need to Dance Paintings art exhibition before grabbing dinner at Vic's restaurant in NYC. Jessica recently made headlines when she and Eric channeled Christie Brinkley and Chevy Chase's characters from National Lampoon's Vacation on Halloween, adding to her long list of superhot moments. Read on for more photos of Jessica and Eric's night out on the town, and then check out their sweetest family snaps. »

- Monica Sisavat

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Jessica Simpson's Sheer Blouse Puts Her Bra on Full Display While at the Airport

6 November 2015 3:39 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Who says airport attire has to be frumpy? Sure, comfort is key, but Jessica Simpson decided to combine both comfort and some sex appeal with her outfit at Lax on Friday. The blond beauty was photographed arriving to the Los Angeles airport earlier today in a sheer black top that showed off her matching lace bra and a generous amount of cleavage. The 35-year-old CEO, who was joined by hubby Eric Johnson, completed the look with black skinny jeans and Christian Louboutin peep-toe heels. Ok, so maybe comfort wasn't the first thing on her mind. Simpson recently showed off her amazing figure when she took on Christie Brinkley iconic look from the National Lampoon Vacation film, while Johnson transformed into »

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Meet Derek Jeter’s New Fiancée, Hot Model Hannah Davis (photos!)

4 November 2015 10:08 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Derek Jeter cut a wide swath as a New York Yankee, dating Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba and Adriana Lima among other beauties. But his heart now belongs to fiancee Hannah Davis. What’s the model have that the others don’t? Check out her latest photos. Davis played the racy blonde in a red Ferrari in the 2015 comedy film “Vacation,” a part originally essayed by Christie Brinkley. ...Read More »

- Keith Girard

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New VOD and Digital Releases, Plus: See Jessica Biel in 'Bleeding Heart' at Home Now Before It's in Theaters

3 November 2015 5:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Inside Out (animated Pixar hit; voices: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith; rated PG) Vacation (comedy sequel; Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo; rated R) Bleeding Heart (thriller; Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet; pretheatrical release; not rated) The End of the Tour (drama; Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg; rated R) The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror (animated; voices: Bella Thorne...

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Jessica Simpson Reacts to Christie Brinkley's Halloween Costume Praise

3 November 2015 1:04 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

So meta! A totally flattered Jessica Simpson hilariously reacted to Christie Brinkley's praise for her Halloween costume on Monday, Nov. 2. Simpson, 35, dressed up for Halloween as Brinkley's bombshell character from 1983 classic National Lampoon's Vacation, while her husband, Eric Johnson, tackled the role of Chevy Chase. On Sunday, an impressed Brinkley posted a photo of Simpson and her husband in costume, and gushed about the idea. "How cute is this? Our National Lampoon was lampooned to Perfection !" the supermodel, 61, wrote. "You guys look Hot [...] »

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Christie Brinkley Reacts to Jessica Simpson Dressing Up as Her for Halloween

2 November 2015 4:46 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

In this case, imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery. Christie Brinkley took to Twitter on Sunday, Nov. 1, to praise Jessica Simpson's Halloween costume this year, a send-up of Brinkley’s bombshell role in the 1983 classic comedy National Lampoon's Vacation.  Simpson, 35, and her hunky husband, Eric Johnson, paid homage to the movie by dressing up as Brinkley's and Chevy Chase's characters in the film. As fans no doubt remember, the supermodel had a memorable turn as the gorgeous blonde in the red Ferrari who [...] »

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: November 2-8

2 November 2015 4:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Inside Out"

Joy! Joy! Joy! Disney/Pixar's brilliant emotional roller coaster is finally out on Blu-ray and DVD on November 3. There are so many special features with the various in-home releases, especially if you get the Blu-ray Combo Pack, including the short film "Riley's First Date," another short film called "Lava," tons of behind-the-scenes featurettes, four deleted scenes, and commentary. Check out the extras breakdown.


The Griswolds are back, for better or worse, in this next generation comedy, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray November 3. Ed Helms plays the adult Rusty Griswold, who takes his wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) and their two sons on a road trip to Walley World. OGs Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo co-star, »

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Jessica Simpson Makes the Perfect Christie Brinkley While Dressing Up for Halloween With Hubby Eric Johnson

1 November 2015 5:43 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Halloween power couple alert! Just when we thought we've seen the best from the holiday weekend, Jessica Simpson headed to Instagram Sunday evening where she showcased her white hot look. Forget about being called a singer, actress or fashion designer. Simpson is now a world famous supermodel! The proud mother traveled back in time to recreate a memorable look from Christie Brinkley. With a white top that showed plenty of leg, Simpson was able to strike a pose while holding a beer. Not to be outdone, husband Eric Johnson didn't disappoint when he recreated Clark Griswold from the National Lampoon Vacation films. "Griswold and Brinkley #HappyHalloween," she wrote »

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Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson Stun As Christie Brinkley, Clark Griswold from National Lampoon for Halloween: Pic

1 November 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Halloween, ‘80s style! Jessica Simpson shared an Instagram photo of herself and husband Eric Johnson dressed as Christie Brinkley and Clark Griswold -- from the National Lampoon Vacation films -- for Halloween on Sunday, Nov. 1. “Griswold and Brinkley #HappyHalloween,” the singer-turned-fashion designer, 35, captioned the pic, in which she poses as the supermodel in her white trademark top, holding a beer, and showing off her amazing legs. Lately, she’s been flaunting her amazing new figure on social media. Griswold and Brinkley #HappyHalloween ????by @kristingram A photo posted by [...] »

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Remembering John Candy on His 65th Birthday: Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors & More of the Late Star's Best Roles

31 October 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Fitting that John Candy's birthday was on Halloween, because it's downright scary to think he's been gone for 21 years. And yet, also fitting, the actor and funnyman's spirit lives on thanks to his instant-classic roles—be they big or small—in the likes of Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors, Home Alone, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and National Lampoon's Vacation. Candy, who passed away when he was only 43, would have turned 65 today. We'll try not to get too sad over what might have been; rather, since the Canadian-born star, who made his comedic bones in sketch comedy on Sctv, packed so many memorable moments into his too-short career, we'll focus on what we've »

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Randy Quaid & Wife Evi Arrested While Attempting to Cross U.S. Border From Canada—See Their Mug Shots

10 October 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Randy Quaid and wife Evi Quaid were arrested in Vermont on Friday night after attempting to cross from Canada into the United States, where they were deemed to be "fugitives from justice." The two had fled north of the border in 2010 after bench warrants were issued over their failure to appear at a hearing over a California residential burglary case, in which they were charged for allegedly squatting in a home, which they say they owned. The 65-year-old Independence Day and Vacation actor and his wife had said they sought refuge in Canada out of fear they will be killed for their money by "Hollywood star whackers." "On October 9, 2015, Randall Quaid »

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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead – The Review

9 October 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Attention comedy geeks everywhere! To paraphrase a literary classic, this new documentary feature lets us all “look back in laughter” at one of the most influential humor magazines of the last fifty years. Actually its legacy reaches on past its newstand existence. Yes, it’s been absent from newsstands (there’s still a few of them left) for nearly twenty years. But, to paraphrase again, we’ve come “not to bury this magazine, but to praise it”. And to recall the chuckles and the mini-empire it spawned. Of course, this wasn’t the first humor publication. Puck paved the way decades before. Then Mad magazine shook up the staid 1950’s. But by 1970, that mag had somewhat settled into a (still entertaining) routine, poking fun at suburbia, and wasn’t connecting with the “counter-culture”. Younger “baby boomers” wanted their humor to have a sharper edge, to reflect the “hippie” spirit, and »

- Jim Batts

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Inside 'Red Oaks': An Eighties TV Show That's Not Ironic

6 October 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"The Eighties were good to me," says Jennifer Grey, and considering she's best known for having the time of her life with Patrick Swayze in 1987's Dirty Dancing, that would make sense. "You know those people who rock that hairdo from the moment they got laid the most in their life? The Eighties are a bit like that for me."

Grey, who also appeared in Red Dawn and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, isn't quite ready to leave the age of Rubik's cubes and Max Headroom behind — she currently appears as »

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Blu–ray details and release date announced for Vacation

21 September 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced details for the Blu-ray release of Vacation, which is set to hit shelves on November 3rd.

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Written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses), Vacation stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Charlie Day, and Michael Pena.

The next generation of Griswolds are on the road again for another hilarious, ill-fated family adventure. Following in his father’s footsteps, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country road trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World. What could go wrong?

Special Features are set to include:

–Return to Walley World

–The Griswold Odyssey

–Gag Reel

–Deleted Scenes



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Bring The Griswolds Home When Vacation Hits Blu-Ray in November

18 September 2015 12:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Warner Bros.' reboot of the iconic Vacation franchise hit theaters over the Summer, and they've revealed when you'll have the chance to bring the new comedy home with you on blu-ray.  Come inside to learn more!

If you missed the new Vacation flick when it hit theaters, or simply want to add it to your collection of other Vacation films at home, you'll get your chance November 3rd: 

The Griswolds embark on an ill-fated adventure when New Line Cinema’s “Vacation” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films), “Vacation” marks Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley’s directorial debut. “Vacation” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 3. The film will also be available early on Digital HD on October 13.

Vacation” also stars Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb »

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Vacation: 10 Ill-Advised Comedy Movie Comebacks

17 September 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

Get a comedy right on the big screen and you’re headed for Big Money City on a diamond-encrusted chariot pulled by golden geese. You’ll be the guy/girl who made the world blow hideously-priced popcorn and soda out their nose. And more importantly you can make several movies under the same banner and never be troubled by originality again.

Vacation was such a franchise, lasting so long it actually spanned the centuries between 1983 and 2003. Fuelled by the catchy theme song of Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham, the first instalment featured Clark and Ellen Griswold (Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo), just your average, confused, horny American couple looking to give their family the break of a lifetime at a Disney-inspired theme park. National Lampoon provided the source of the original series and now Warner Bros fancies another roll of the dice with a modern take on the concept. »

- Steve Palace

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