Friday, May 8, 2015

Are You Worthy to Wield This Hammer?

The idea of rebooting the Vacation franchise must irk a lot of fans of the classic original. The red band trailer came out yesterday, and it at least looks like Ed Helms and Christina Applegate are performing this in the most loving way they can. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo appear to have a glorified cameo, but it's Chris Hemsworth's trouser snake anaconda that might get more people into the theater. 

Helms will play the adult version of Rusty Griswold, and Applegate will play his wife, Debbie. Why didn't they just get Johnny Galecki to reprise his role from Christmas Vacation? Rusty wants to relive the "happiest time of his life," so he packs the family into the car for a cross-country trek to the infamous Wally World. Along the way, the Griswolds get themselves into a lot of trouble.  

We are treated to some of the shenanigans the Griswolds get themselves into (they visit the same hotel from the original, they mistake a toxic waste fill as a refreshing spring), but the real NSFW stuff comes towards the end. Leslie Mann plays Audrey Griswold, and she'a married to superhunk Chris Hemsworth. When Rusty and Debbie spend the night, they are in for a pretty hung surprise.

I don't care if it is a prosthetic. Someone finally seems worthy to challenge Dirk Diggler in the undies department. If I wasn't interested in seeing Vacation before...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Your Move, Rest of the Summer Movies

Last week, I named Magic Mike XXL as one of my most anticipated summer movies. Surely, you know why. Give me any chance to shamelessly see an abundance of male thrustage with a great story, and I'm there. The second trailer debuted today, and it looks like it's going to deliver. 


It's such a tease, and it's great to see how aware it is of itself. You can almost hear the wall of screaming from inside the theater now...

Does Joe Manganiello know how to strip but not how to walk? He struts like this in the beginning of the trailer, but it makes me giggle in the worst way. Maybe he's actually a werewolf? Just look at Channing and The Bomer. That's all anyone needs. 


We need to talk about Matt Bomer for a second. I've always felt like he got the shaft in the first Magic Mike, but he's very abundant in this full-length trailer. I hope all of his juicy bits are in this trailer, and there's more for the actual film. But...come on...

There are appearances by Elizabeth Banks and and overly clothed Donald Glover. Why he isn't as naked as the other men, I don't know. This needs rectified.