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‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Cast Gets Back Together for ‘Reunited Apart’, and the End is a John Hughes Bonanza

Josh Gad‘s web series Reunited Apart has allowed fans to pass some of their quarantine time by watching the cast and filmmakers behind their favorite movies reunite virtually online. The Goonies, Back to the Future, Splash, Lord of the Rings, and Ghostbusters have all been featured on the series. Now another beloved movie from the 1980s is taking the spotlight. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the many classic teen comedies directed by the late John Hughes, and Josh Gad was able to round up M...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cameron, Ferris Bueller, Ferris, Neil Simon, Ben Stein, Stein, National Lampoon, John Hughes, Matthew Broderick, Josh-Gad, Jeanie, Jennifer Grey, Video Of The Day

All The National Lampoon's Vacation Movies, Ranked

It's a long way down the holiday road...
Tags: Religion, National Lampoon

The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in July 2020

There’s been lots of confusion about HBO Max thus far – confusion about its name, what exactly will be on the streaming service, which specific group of subscribers get it, and more. But after about a month of existence, one thing about HBO Max has become very clear: its movie selection is pretty damn great. As with every other major streaming service, films and TV shows will rotate in and out of availability, and the company has revealed what will be arriving on the service next month. Here ar...
Tags: Hbo, London, Movies, Boston, Amy Schumer, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Tom Hanks, Munich, Brooklyn, United States, Leonardo Dicaprio, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Gotham City

Weekend Post

From the National Lampoon around 1975. [Author: By Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, National Lampoon, Ken Levine, By Ken Levine

Matty Simmons, ‘Animal House’ and ‘Vacation’ Producer, Dies at 93

Media executive Matty Simmons, a producer of the influential “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation” comedy movies, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 93. His daughter, Kate Simmons, announced the news on her Instagram account on Thursday. “Yesterday I lost my hero,” she wrote, in part. “My dad had gone from the […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Obituaries, Vacation, National Lampoon, Animal House, Matty Simmons, Kate Simmons

National Lampoon Tries to Keep Comeback on Track With ‘Quarantine Live,’ ‘Max Riddle’ Pilot

March was supposed to be a big month for National Lampoon. The content production company that hung out an “Under New Management” sign last year had scheduled a series of 50th anniversary celebrations this year designed to spur its revival. The plan was to use podcasts and live events to introduce a new generation of […]
Tags: News, National Lampoon, Max Riddle

When All the Zingers Were Fit to Print

In 1978, a mischievous band of writers that included George Plimpton and Nora Ephron teamed up to create a spoof of The New York Times. Turns out, Times journalists were among them.
Tags: Art, News, Newspapers, New York Times, Village Voice, Rooney, Nora Ephron, Terry, Collins, Strikes, Craig, Southern, Onion, Bernstein, Spencer, George

Cool Stuff: ‘Animal House’ and ‘Stripes’ Funko POPs Celebrate Slobs Beating the Snobs

Since the characters of Caddyshack have already been given the Funko POPs treatment, it’s time for the other movies in the “slobs vs snobs” subgenre of comedies to get their due. Thankfully, Funko will keep them coming with new collectible vinyl figures dedicated to the military comedy Stripes directed by and starring the late Harold Ramis, as well as the John Landis-directed fraternity comedy that the Ghostbusters star penned, National Lampoon’s Animal House. Check out the Stripes and Animal H...
Tags: Toys, Comedy, Movies, Army, Bill-Murray, Sam, John Candy, Stripes, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Harold-Ramis, John Belushi, National Lampoon, Animal House, John Landis, Funko

New to Hulu April 2020: All the Movies & Shows Coming & Going

New to Hulu April 2020: All the movies & shows coming & going With many general audiences looking for ways to keep themselves entertained in their homes amidst fears of the coronavirus, Hulu has come forward with the full list of film and TV titles set to debut in April, including the four Oscar-winning South Korean dark comedy Parasite. Next month will also see the debut of the final season of the Josh Hutcherson-led Future Man, as well as the premieres of Into the Dark: Pooka Lives, What W...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Africa, America, Atlanta, Food Network, Showtime, TV News, Starz, Harry Benson, Josh Hutcherson, Steve McQueen, Madagascar

Universal Nabs Thriller Film Violent Night From Sonic the Hedgehog Scribes

Universal nabs thriller film Violent Night from Sonic the Hedgehog scribes Coming off from the successful theatrical release of Sonic the Hedgehog which grossed over $260 million at the worldwide box office, Deadline brings word that Universal Pictures has landed the rights to Sonic writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller’s feature pitch titled Violent Night. RELATED:  David Leitch to Direct Live-Action Remake of 1972’s Kung Fu Series Violent Night is being described as an elevated thriller ...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Jim Carrey, Deadpool, Paramount, Universal Pictures, Josh Miller, Miller, James Marsden, Leitch, Casey, National Lampoon, David Leitch, Ilya Naishuller, Pat Casey, ComingSoon

Cool Stuff: NECA Gives ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ the Action Figure We’ve Been Waiting For

NECA is responsible for bringing us some of the coolest action figures from blockbuster genre films like Predator, Halloween, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Godzilla, Gremlins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and countless more. But they’ve also given us action figures for movies that don’t usually get any collectible action figures, such as A Christmas Story, Pan’s Labyrinth, Home Alone, The Hateful Eight, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Now one more is one the way. A...
Tags: Toys, Comedy, Movies, Jim-Carrey, Ace Ventura, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Neca, Ray Finkle, National Lampoon, Yorkshire Terrier, Mego, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Amazon Prime Video February 2020 Movie and TV Titles Announced

Amazon Prime Video February 2020 movie and TV titles announced The list for the new Amazon Prime Video February 2020 movies and TV titles have been released, which you can now view below! This includes the series debut of Amazon Prime’s Hunters series created by David Weil, launching on February 21. Executive produced by Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele and led by legendary Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, Hunters follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunter...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Amazon Prime, United States, Showtime, TV News, Starz, Cbs, Philadelphia Eagles, Nazi, Hunters, Amazon Prime Video, Tyler Perry, Reich, Bridget Jones

New to Hulu February 2020: All the Movies & Shows Coming and Going

New to Hulu February 2020: All the movies & shows coming and going The list for the new Hulu February 2020 movies and TV titles has been released, which you can now view below along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service next month. This includes the arrival of the newest episode to Into the Dark series which is scheduled to return on February 7 with episode 2.05 titled “My Valentine.” Next month will also see the series debut of Hulu’s original High Fidelity starrin...
Tags: Movies, TV, High Fidelity, Hulu, Into the Dark, Movie News, National Lampoon's Vacation, Streaming, TV News

Exclusive: ‘The Goldbergs’ Star Sean Giambrone Says Creator Adam F. Goldberg’s Departure Hasn’t Hurt the Show [TCA 2020]

The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg stepped back from the series based on his own family in season seven. But Alex Barnow and Chris Bishop have continued telling the stories about Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) and his family in the 1980s. Sean Giambrone was at ABC’s reception for the Television Critics Association and spoke with /Film about the current season. The good news is that he says things haven’t changed on the show since Goldberg’s departure, and he still contributes to the show.  ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Abc, Television Critics Association, Dana, Adam, Goldberg, National Lampoon, Chris Bishop, Adam-F.-Goldberg, The Goldbergs, Featured Stories Sidebar, Giambrone, Sean Giambrone, Adam Goldberg Sean Giambrone

VOTD: ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion Looks Back at the Holiday Classic

It’s the holiday season, and that means National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is airing pretty much once a day, everyday until Christmas Day rolls around. This year it might be getting even more airplay since it marks the 30th anniversary of what some say is the high point of the entire Vacation franchise. To celebrate the milestone anniversary of Christmas Vacation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of the movie with a Q&A afterwards featuring cast members Chev...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Amc, Juliette Lewis, Chevy Chase, Christmas Vacation, Video Clips, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Johnny Galecki, Galecki, National Lampoon, Diane Ladd, Video Of The Day, Beverly D'Angelo, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Audrey Griswold

Listen: National Lampoon Plots Comeback With ‘Radio Hour’ Podcast and No Trump Jokes

The relaunch of National Lampoon as a comedy production house begins in earnest this week with the Dec. 19 debut of “National Lampoon Radio Hour,” a sketch comedy podcast written and performed by Cole Escola, Jo Firestone and clutch of rising-star comedians. On the latest episode of Variety‘s Strictly Business podcast, National Lampoon president Evan […]
Tags: News, Jo Firestone, Evan, National Lampoon, Evan Shapiro, Strictly Business, National Lampoon Radio Hour

From Clark Griswold to Cousin Eddie, babies recreate scenes from 'Christmas Vacation'

Photographer Amy Haehl made Christmas movie magic when she recreated scenes from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" with adorable babies.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Clark Griswold, National Lampoon, Cousin Eddie, Amy Haehl

Gahan Wilson, beautifully macabre cartoonist, dies at 89

Gahan Wilson, whose darkly funny cartoons were a mainstay in magazines including Playboy, the New Yorker and National Lampoon, died last week at 89.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Playboy, Usa Today, National Lampoon, Gahan Wilson

Gahan Wilson, darkly funny cartoonist, dies at 89

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gahan Wilson, a cartoonist whose work appeared in National Lampoon and other publications and was known for depicting humor in the macabre, has died at 89. Stepson Paul Winters says Wilson died Nov. 21 in Scottsdale, Arizona, from complications of dementia. Wilson delighted readers with his haunting scenes and dark humor. […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Wilson, Scottsdale Ariz, Scottsdale Arizona, National Lampoon, Gahan Wilson, Stepson Paul Winters

"What to say to one of the masters of the macabre?... [Gahan] Wilson was a star in three places: The New Yorker, Playboy, and National Lampoon..."

"... delivering covers, multi-panel series, and single-panel gags to those majestic peaks of the cartoon-publishing landscape. The title of a 2013 documentary about him, 'Born Dead, Still Weird,' tells us a lot about the man and his work. Weird was his specialty—he thought that way, and he drew that way. Wilson was part of a select group of cartoonists who own their style, who deliver on paper what seems to be a good piece of themselves. It is a distinction shared by, to name just a few, Edward ...
Tags: Law, Cartoons, Wilson, National Lampoon, Roz Chast, Charles Addams, Ann Althouse, Gahan Wilson, New Yorker Playboy, Gahan -RSB- Wilson, Edward Koren George Booth, Mindy Elliott

Gahan Wilson, Vividly Macabre Cartoonist, Dies at 89

His work — seen in National Lampoon, Playboy, The New Yorker and other magazines — was full of visual surprises and black humor.
Tags: News, New Yorker, Wilson, National Lampoon, Gahan, Playboy Magazine, Deaths (Obituaries, Cartoons and Cartoonists, Gahan Wilson, National Lampoon Playboy

Chevy Chase looks back at his time playing Clark Griswold in ‘Christmas Vacation’ before a screening in LA

Comedy legend Chevy Chase is inviting his fans in Los Angles out to a special screening of the holiday classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” He’s also sticking around for a special Q&A session about that film, his life and career at Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 5. As he looks back fondly on the series of “Vacation” films, the one all about the holidays and family dysfunction is certainly a standout. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the film which ...
Tags: Hollywood, Holidays, Microsoft, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chase, Brad Pitt, Chevy Chase, Eddie, Southern California, Clark, Beverly, Randy, Jimmy Stewart

Gamut #1 - Mike Ploog cover, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Jeff Jones art

Mike Ploog Gamut v1 #1, 1975 - Featuring mostly amateur artists and writers, the first issue of this independent Canadian comic is bolstered by several pages of sketches by professionals. Among these is a Neal Adams religious parody (likely for National Lampoon), two pages by Jeff Jones and three sketches by Bernie Wrightson (including a House of Mystery cover). All are printed in black and [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, National Lampoon, Jeff Jones, Ted Ignacio, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Mike Ploog, Neal Adams Bernie Wrightson Jeff Jones

The Best TV Shows & Movies Leaving Netflix in June 2019

Summer is pretty much in full swing, and even though there are plenty of movies hitting theaters for blockbuster season, there are even more you can watch at home on Netflix. However, some of the titles in Netflix’s library won’t be around much longer, especially when it comes to Disney titles leaving now that the deal with the streaming service is coming to an end. This time one of the more popular Marvel Studios titles is heading out, as well as a couple Quentin Tarantino favorites, a modern ...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Disney, Nasa, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Britain, Army, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Houston, Quentin Tarantino, Ryan Reynolds, Marvel Studios, Neill Blomkamp, Tarantino

An actual real-life hero ran the London Marathon dressed as Big Ben

To the total stranger who seemingly ran all 26.2 miles of the London Marathon while wearing a full-body Big Ben costume: I salute you.Who does this? What kind of a brain dreams it up? There's actually a good, heartwarming reason. But first, you need to see it. Behold the excellence of this absolute real life superhero....> Meet Lukas Bates, who is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as a landmark building. > > Live > @BBCOne ...
Tags: UK, London, News, Bbc, London Marathon, Ben, Bates, National Lampoon, Lukas Bates

James Widdoes Sells Longtime Beverly Hills Home (EXCLUSIVE)

It took more than a year, a change in real estate agents and several substantial price reductions but veteran Hollywood hyphenate James Widdoes, one of the stars of the iconic 1978 comedy “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” has finally managed to unload his Beverly Hills, Calif., residence for a smidgen less than $2.9 million. Widdoes, who […]
Tags: Hollywood, Real Estalker, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, National Lampoon, Animal House, James Widdoes, Sells Longtime Beverly Hills Home

Cool Stuff: Luke Flowers’ ‘Raised by Rainbows’ Art Show Is Like a Pop Culture Coloring Book

Raised By Rainbows is a new art show by Luke Flowers at Gallery 1988 that takes some of your favorite movies and cartoons and gives them a makeover that would make your inner child smile with glee. With a series of prints that feel lifted from children’s books, you can watch characters from Star Wars, The Karate Kid, and Jim Henson play arcade games. Maybe you’d like an illustrated timeline of the first Back to the Future movie. Or perhaps you’d like to learn the alphabet from the Teenage Mutan...
Tags: Art, Movies, Muppets, Michael Jordan, Nba, Bill Murray, Tmnt, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Tron, Cool Stuff, Joey, Johnny B Goode, Jim-Henson, Looney Tunes, National Lampoon

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Set for Fall 2020, ‘Rugrats’ Pushed Back, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Disappears

Paramount Pictures has shuffled around their release date calendar for a bunch of their family programming coming in the next couple years, including two Nickelodeon movies. Clifford the Big Red Dog has been set for a fall 2020 release date. It’s taking the weekend that was previously slated for the new Rugrats movie, which has now been pushed back a few months to early 2021. Meanwhile, Paramount has pulled the Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie from this year’s calendar. First up, The Hollywo...
Tags: Movies, Alvin, Are You Afraid Of The Dark, Paramount Pictures, Norman Bridwell, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Clifford, Nickelodeon, Becker, National Lampoon, D J Caruso, Birdwell Island, Van Wilder, Release Dates, Gary Dauberman, Emily Elizabeth

Christie Brinkley on Turning 65: I Feel More Confident Than Ever

Christie Brinkley never looked so good! Even celebrating her 65th birthday on February 2, the model still looks like she hasn’t aged one bit since she burst onto the scene in the ’70s. Supermodels: Then and Now “I honestly have had years in my life where I’d be like, ‘Wait a minute, how old am I again?’” Brinkley exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “I just don’t think about it.” Christie Brinkley Phil Penman Famous Celebrity Families Fortunately, he...
Tags: Religion, US Weekly, Christie Brinkley, Brinkley, National Lampoon, TOP VIDEOS, Christie Brinkley Phil Penman, Bellissimo Prosecco

MacGruber TV Series In Development With Original Cast

BEGIN SLIDESHOW MacGruber TV series in development with original cast It was the last Saturday Night Live sketch adapted for the big screen and after years of discussions on a potential sequel, it seems MacGruber may grace audiences’ screens once again with a TV series seeing the original cast returning for their roles. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]...
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