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'Vacation' (2015) Movie Review

28 July 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I really don't want to waste anymore time on this than is necessary. Vacation, written and directed by Horrible Bosses and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, is a rebooted sequel to the original 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation. It uses self-awareness as a defense mechanism and feces as its punchlines, which is to say it knows it's swimming in gutter humor and doing a poor job at it, but hopes you'll excuse it out of nostalgia for the original and compassion for what it feels it's up against. Hmmmm, best of luck to those that don't even know the original exists. How do you follow up a franchise of films that still stand tall more than 30 years after the original hit theatersc Well, having the family at the center of it all swim in sewage and attempt to clean out a bathtub that looks »

- Brad Brevet

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Vacation Writers Reveal Why Marvel Studios Chose Them To Pen Spider-man Reboot

27 July 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (whose credits include The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Horrible Bosses) were among those considered to direct Marvel's Spider-Man reboot, but pretty much all of us forgot about the other candidates when it was announced that Jon Watts will direct Tom Holland in the movie. That made it all the more surprising when the duo were revealed to be the writers of the movie, and they expanded on that in a recent interview with Deadline.  "Our agent helped get our foot in the door with Marvel, sending them a script we had written, and letting them know our track record and that we’d love to move from broad comedy to action and action comedy," Goldstein reveals. "Also, it helped that Kevin Feige wanted to draw on the spirit of John Hughes for this Spider-Man, and we had just written and directed a sequel to »

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‘Vacation’ Review: Ed Helms and Christina Applegate Make a Few Precious Memories on a Mostly Tedious Drive

27 July 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The new reboot/sequel “Vacation” is all too true to the experience of taking a long family trip: there are a few special moments you’ll remember and talk about later, but for the most part, it’s a featureless, repetitive voyage that can’t be over soon enough. Given its pedigree — writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein previously perpetrated the screenplays of “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and both “Horrible Bosses” — “Vacation” does occasionally spring to life, delivering the kind of ouch-inducing humor of personal humiliation and bad luck that we’ve come to know from the ongoing adventures of the. »

- Alonso Duralde

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'Spider-Man' Reboot Humor Will Serve as a "Safety Net for Geeks"

27 July 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein gave us Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and this weekend's Vacation. I'll allow you to come to a conclusion on their body of work on your own as I'll have more to add with my review of Vacation later this week, but for now realize these two are signed on to write the screenplay for the upcoming Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, which is said to be approaching the webslinger with an eye for humor in the vein of John Hughes. It's definitely a new tact when it comes to tackling these comic book movies as the common theme for so long seemed to be a "dark and gritty" approach with celebs saying, "It's going to be a lot like The Dark Knight," in all of their pre-production interviews. Marvel, however, has taken the light and frothy, »

- Brad Brevet

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Marvel's 'Spider-Man' Writers Promise a Geeky, Funny Peter Parker

26 July 2015 6:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, a report surfaced that John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who wrote and directed the upcoming Vacation reboot, have signed on to write the screenplay for Sony and Marvel's new Spider-Man reboot. The filmmakers were actually contenders to direct the superhero adventure, but that job went to Jon Watts, whose festival favorite Cop Car hits theaters this August. The studios have yet to comment on the writers' hiring, but during an interview with NPR, they were finally able to confirm that they are, in fact, penning the new Spider-Man movie. Here's what John Francis Daley had to say during the interview.

"We can finally acknowledge that. This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it."

Jonathan M. Goldstein added that they've been "saying 'no comment' for the last week," and that they're "thrilled" to land this coveted writing job. Before they both »

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Watch: Final Red Band Trailer for New 'Vacation' Starring Ed Helms

22 July 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"What kind of a family are you?!" Warner Bros has let loose one final red band trailer for the Vacation sequel/reboot, starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold and the rest of the his family: Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins. The cast also includes appearances by Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Charlie Day and Ron Livingston, plus the original Griswolds though they're not really in this trailer much. At this point we've seen so many trailers I just hope they're not ruining the best parts or the best jokes, at least saving something for the actual movie. Arriving in theaters in just a few weeks. Have fun! Here's the final red band trailer for Warner Bros' new Vacation, originally from Yahoo: Vacation is written and directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, the writers of Horrible Bosses and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, making their directorial debut. In the follow-up »

- Alex Billington

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Are the Vacation writers being handed the keys to Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot?

17 July 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel and Sony might have found the writers to bring Spider-Man back to the big screen.

The studios have already partnered with director Jon Watts for the 2017 movie, and now it appears that scripting duties could go to John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony and Marvel are in early talks with the writers of this summer's Vacation reboot.

Daley and Goldstein also have Horrible Bosses and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone on their resume.

No official comment has come from either studio as of yet.

Denis Leary reveals bonkers plotline we'll never get to see in Amazing Spider-Man 3

It is known that 19-year-old Tom Holland will be playing a high-school age Peter Parker in the next Spider-Man movie, with Marisa Tomei being eyed for Peter's Aunt May.

The big-screen reboot will also introduce new villains without being a traditional origin story.

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Marvel's 'Spider-Man' Gets 'Vacation' Remake Writers

17 July 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot, set for release in 2017, is about to get a little freaky and very geeky as Vacation reboot writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein enter early talks to write the screenplay. The duo were on the shortlist to direct. That job eventually went to Jon Watts, who has Cop Car coming out later this summer. He was announced the same day that Marvel and Sony officially confirmed that Tom Holland had won the role of Peter Parker.

Even though they didn't win the director's job, both Marvel and Sony wanted John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein involved in the process. They are in the midst of launching their first directorial debut, the long awaited Vacation reboot. It hits theaters July 31, and has strong early buzz as one of the best comedies of the summer. That is saying a lot, as it »

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Vacation directors to write the Spider-Man reboot

17 July 2015 1:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

They may have missed out on directing to Cop Car’s Jon Watts, but it seems that Sony and Marvel were impressed enough with John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein to snap them up as screenwriters for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot.

The duo, whose writing credits include Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, are making their directing debut this year with the comedy reboot/sequel Vacation. They are now in talks with Sony, and are expected to close a deal with the studio soon.

The currently untitled Spider-Man reboot is set to star Tom Holland (The Impossible) as the wall-crawler and Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) as Aunt May. It is currently set for release on July 28th, 2017.

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- Gary Collinson

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Vacation writers to write new Spider-Man film for Marvel

16 July 2015 11:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Vacation writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are in early talks to write the reboot of Spider-Man franchise. Vacation writers to pen Spider-Man movie

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who are writing and making their directorial debut with the Vacation remake that is about to hit cinemas, will write the new Spider-Man movie for Marvel Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The duo were in fact up for directing duties on the gig, which actually went to Cop Car director Jon Watts in the end. The film, which will see Tom Holland as the superhero, will be set in high school and have a John Hughes tone to it, hence the addition of the comedy writers.

Daley and Goldstein are responsible for a string of comedy scripts, including Horrible Bosses (and its sequel), Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

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- Paul Heath

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‘Vacation’ Reboot Writers Will Pen Marvel’s New ‘Spider-Man’ Movie

16 July 2015 7:09 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s amazing to see how far writing pair John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein have come. Daley familiarly started out in the Judd Apatow stable as one of the lead kids on “Freaks & Geeks.” While his career didn’t take off in front of the camera like Seth Rogen or Jason Segel, Daley did take Apatow’s write, write, write and write creed to heart. The pair haven't written any classic comedies (yet), and their movies "Horrible Bosses," its sequel, and "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," aren't superb, but they’ve consistently been penning high profile work. Just how good is their “Vacation” reboot? (Which they wrote and also directed.) According to Warner Bros., it's terrific—they moved their directorial debut up from an October date to a much stronger summer bow. By all early accounts, it’s going to be a big hit. Thanks to their screenwriting prowess, »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Vacation's Writer/Directors Hired For The New Spider-Man Script

16 July 2015 6:46 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Sony and Marvel joining forces to bring another iteration – albeit not an origin story this time – of Spider-Man to our screens, the elements needed to make the movie have been slotting into place. Tom Holland is aboard to play Peter Parker, Jon Watts will direct the film and now it appears the scriptwriters have been found, with John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein in negotiations. The pair have had a meteoric rise in the last few years, graduating from writing and producing comedies such as The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and the Horrible Bosses films to co-directing the new Vacation movie. And while not everything they’ve written has been a success, it’s worth noting that several of their drafts were changed before the films hit screens.There’s a chance that might happen with Spider-Man, as big tentpoles have a notorious habit of churning through script drafts »

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‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Eyes ‘Vacation’ Duo to Write

16 July 2015 6:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Vacation” co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are in early talks to write the “Spider-Man” reboot for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.

The duo had been on the short list of directors for the project, but “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts was selected instead.

Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May. Holland will make his first appearance next May 3 as the web-slinger in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

New Line’s update of “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, marks the directorial debut for Daley and Goldstein. The comedy, which will open July 29, received strong response when clips were shown to exhibitors in April.

Spider-Man” will be released July 28, 2017. The superhero film will be set in high school, with Marvel topper Kevin Feige (who is producing along with Amy Pascal) saying that it will have a John Hughes vibe. »

- Dave McNary

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'Vacation' Remake Photos Tease Griswold Family Road Trip

16 July 2015 6:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been awhile since we've seen anything from the Vacation reboot, with the new trailer debuting in early June. While we get closer and closer to the July 29 release date, New Line Cinema has released a new photo gallery, featuring stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate as Rusty Griswold and his wife Debbie. We also get new looks at supporting cast members Charlie Day as a rafting tour guide and Chris Hemsworth as Rusty's brother-in-law, Stone Crandall.

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again-and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross- country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World. The supporting cast also includes Leslie Mann as Rusty's sister Audrey, Skyler Gisondo and Steele »

- MovieWeb

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Vacation Scribes In Talks To Write The Spider-man Reboot

16 July 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Deadline, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation, Horrible Bosses 2, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2) are in talks to pen the script for Sony and Marvel's solo Spider-Man movie which has both Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige on board as producers. Apparently Daley and Goldstein were actually on the director shortlist originally, but the gig went to Jon Watts (Cop Car) in the end. This reboot will take Peter Parker back to high-school, and though exact plot details are unknown, the tone has been likened to that of a John Hughes movie by Feige. Tom Holland will star as the Webhead after debuting in Captain America: Civil War, and the movie is set for release on July 28, 2017. »

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Watch: Back on the Road with the Griswolds in New 'Vacation' Trailer

3 June 2015 8:25 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Walley World... here we come!" Warner Bros has debuted the new "green band" trailer for Vacation, from writers/directors John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, a continuation and update of the comedy classic National Lampoon's Vacation. This time we follow Rusty Griswold all grown up, played by Ed Helms, who takes his family on another road trip back to Walley World. The first red band trailer showed quite a bit of promise because they could include the raunchy jokes. In this trailer they hold back a bit, but it still looks ridiculous and potentially amusing in the right ways. It's got a huge cast, and seems absurd but still funny. Here's the second official trailer for Warner Bros' new Vacation, originally from Yahoo: Vacation is written and directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, the writers of Horrible Bosses and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, making their directorial debut. In the follow-up »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: Rusty Takes The Family Back To Wally World In The New Trailer For ‘Vacation’

3 June 2015 5:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Remaking a beloved comedy is a tricky thing because you’re going to ruin someone’s childhood, obviously. Most 1980s comedies are sacred and remakes were seemingly verboten for many years, but perhaps that’s about to change. The “Vacation” redo, from writers turned directors duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (“Horrible Bosses” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”), seemed like a pretty horrible idea when it was first announced, but don’t all of them? And the first red-band trailer was pretty damn funny too. But it’s actually not a reboot and is more of a belated sequel, which features the Griswolds' son Rusty all grown up (played by Ed Helms) and on a new mission to recreate the classic family holiday to Walley World. The movie also stars original “Vacation” couple Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in their classic roles as the now graying Griswold grandparents and also co-stars Christina Applegate, »

- Edward Davis

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'Spider-Man' Director List Narrows Yet Again

2 June 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures narrow their list of potential actors to take over the role of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, they're also trying to sign the new director to take over the multi-billion dollar franchise. While it seems Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland have the upper hand as far as playing the titular character, Deadline is reporting Sony is looking at Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) or Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) to sit in the director's chair. Both directors definitely wouldn't be the first choices for most studios to direct a high profile superhero epic, but Marvel Studios has a history of hiring directors that are new to the action adventure genre. Last year, Marvel released movies from Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). Both movies went on to perform incredibly well domestically and worldwide. The Russo Brothers were »

- Charles Dean

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Asa Butterfield Cast as the New Spider-Man

14 May 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The folks at Latino-Review.com are reporting Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender's Game) has been cast as the new Spider-Man for Sony Pictures and will have his first appearance as the webslinger in next year's Captain America: Civil War followed by a new Spider-Man feature in July 2017. Butterfield was reported as the front-runner back at the end of April and other than a brief report saying Tom Holland ("Wolf Hall," The Impossible) was still in the mix that never changed. Word is the new Spider-Man will keep Peter Parker a lot younger, a lot longer, focusing on his high school years and word is they plan to go with a tone matching that of a John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off). Other names that were once on the short list of contenders for the Spidey role included Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars), Timothee Chalamet »

- Brad Brevet

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'Vacation' Poster: Rusty Is Ready for Walley World!

8 May 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after the Vacation red band trailer debuted, Warner Bros. has released the official poster for the upcoming summer reboot. This one-sheet features Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) proudly showing off his love for the theme park Walley World, where he took his first ill-fated road trip with the entire Griswold clan in the 1983 classic Vacation. As we saw in yesterday's trailer, Rusty's family isn't exactly on board with his plan, but it will surely be one memorable Vacation.

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again-and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross- country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World. The cast includes Leslie Mann as Rusty's sister Audrey, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins as Rusty and Debbie's sons, »

- MovieWeb

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