Screen Junkies » national lampoon http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:04 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Funny Or Die Gets Deal To Bring You A Ton Of Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/funny-or-die-gets-deal-to-bring-you-a-ton-of-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/funny-or-die-gets-deal-to-bring-you-a-ton-of-movies/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:24:28 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252759 I choose death.

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Funny or Die has become a pretty powerful brand in the realm of comedy, having made inroads into the Apatow actor network, online comedy, and even bizarre indie filmmaking with Tim and Eric’s Billion-Dollar Movie last year.

The brand has teamed up with Scott studios to crank out features on the reg, with their offerings bifurcated between microbudget films and comedies costing over $25 million. So if your film is projected to cost $18 million, take that shit to Weinstein, ’cause Funny or Die don’t want it.

While branded film comedy is well-worn territory thanks to National Lampoon, audiences can only hope that Funny or Die sets its sights a little higher, though if the brand is able to crank out early fare like the Vacation series, I don’t think anyone will mind.

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Ed Helms In Talks For The New ‘Vacation’ Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ed-helms-in-talks-for-the-new-vacation-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ed-helms-in-talks-for-the-new-vacation-movies/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:12:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249720 There was a time when National Lampoon films didn't suck. Let's harken back to that era.

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After National Lampoon has made every attempt to sully the reputation of everything it had ever touched with crap like Dorm Daze and Pledge This! the remnants of the magazine’s only lauded property, the Vacation series, are set to rise from the ashes with a reboot/sequel-y type of thing.

With Lampoon‘s track record, that would normally be cause for an audible groan, but the fact that Ed Helms is in talks to play Clark Griswold’s grown son Rusty in the coming installments gives some hope to the project.

In case it’s not clear, Rusty would be the focus and patriarch of the next installment, after almost 15 years since Chevy Chase regaled us with Vegas Vacation.

Is Randy Quaid going to reprise his role? I heard he’s available!

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