Summer begins officially June 21 and unofficially on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. This is the time of year we start hitting the road and the sky to head out on vacation. What can you do to make sure your stuff stays where it’s supposed to while you’re away...
Full disclosure: I missed the last 10 minutes of Vacation. Last night’s press screening started 20 minutes late, then began without any sound, which lead to a 10 minute delay to correct the technical difficulties. With an unbreakable engagement elsewhere, I had to sneak out right before the very last scene. So take this review with as many grains of salt as you’d like. If you think those final minutes might recontextualize everything that came before to transform a generally miserable comedy into a beacon of transcendent hilarity, so be it. Having sat through the previous 90 minutes, I’m of the opinion that nothing short of the long-lost missing footage from Orson Welles’ Magnificent Ambersons could have redeemed this dreadful film.
The new Vacation may bear the same name as the old Vacation, but it’s actually a sequel, taking place a few decades after the first ill-fated Griswold family trip to Walley World. The first trailer for this new version has arrived and while it has the same title and premise as its predecessor, it bends over backwards to let you know that Ed Helms is the same Rusty Griswold from 32 years ago, all grown up. Can we call this a rebootquel?
Last year, a Canadian couple took a dream vacation to Hawaii.
The woman was six months pregnant at the time. Two days into the trip, her water broke, she gave birth to her baby and then spent the next six months on bed rest in a Hawaii hospital. Her daughter, born nine weeks premature, spent two months in the intensive-care unit.
Despite having purchased insurance before the trip and getting appro
This couple was snorkeling on their honeymoon in Mexico when a storm rolled in. The lifeguards instructed them to get out of the water, which they did.
So they were probably in the clear, right? Wrong!