While a remake of one of the best comedies of the ’80s is nothing to smile about, everything I’m hearing about John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s “Vacation” do-over has spurred my enthusiasm a tad. Damn you smart casting agents! Curse you intelligent development team!
While it’s good news that the film will serve somewhat as a sequel, with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo likely reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold (in cameos), hence not ‘doing over’ the original quadrilogy of films, bigger points to the production for snaring Ed Helms (“The Hangover”) to play Rusty Griswold – all growed up. I liketh.
But, as every “Vacation” fan knows, a Griswold’s only as good as the wife he’s nabbed (D’Angelo was ‘smokin back in those original films, admit it!), and in this case, New Line/Warner have chosen nattily. Christina Applegate is playing Rusty’s wife, and the mother to their children, in the new film.
Applegate, a TV fave from way back, is on a bit of a roll, what with that “Anchorman” sequel also on the way. She’s likely going to eat the role of an attractive wife, who may be losing interest in her unlucky hubby, up all nom, nom, nom style. In the film, she and her family head off on a ‘holiday’ (like the one in the original 1984 film) – to, if memory serves me right, the same place the Griswold’s went waybackwhen, Wally World.
Applegate’s done real well for herself in recent years, sneakily snagging herself a place amongst Hollywood’s female frat pack thanks to roles in such comedy hits as “Hall Pass” and “Anchorman”, and snaring laughs on the once-rating (now defunct) “Up All Night”.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.