Vacations Gone Wrong

Old (2021)

Old (2021)

There are smart, clever M. Night Shyamalan movies (The Sixth Sense, Signs), then there are dumb M. Night Shyamalan (The Happening… what is happening???). Old, admittedly, has a great trailer. I was optimistic. Tightly edited, it looks like a compact horror story taking place over 24 hours in a slice of paradise. “There’s something wrong …

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Vacation (2015)

Like many folks, I can recite many lines from the cheeseball Chevy Chase 80s classic National Lampoon’s Vacation. Like many folks, I don’t remember demanding that Hollywood remake a movie that was perfectly fine the first time around. But this is Hollywood. What’s old is new(ish) again! Teenager Rusty Griswold from the first film is …

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The Ruins (Book)

There are some books that should be pre-stamped “Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!” These books have about the depth of a summer movie, and the same simple, popcorn enjoyment. These are “beach books”—you read them once, often in one sitting, only to find them in the cheap box at a garage sale a …

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