National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.
It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation torrent reviews
(us) wrote: Whilst I really enjoy the writings of Krause and Dawkins, this film is somewhat of a mixed bag. It focuses more on 'hero worshipping' them as opposed to the message. As an atheist, the last thing I need is more worshipping ;-)
(au) wrote: Pretty solid thriller, except that Bridget Fonda annoys the crap outta me.
(es) wrote: Wonderful movie about Hermitage and its history. It makes you wish to join to the great ballroom of the zar. But "It's all gone..."
(au) wrote: I wanted to see it when it came out, but it got a bunch of bad reviews, so now I'm not sure. I might put it in my queue anyway.
(ag) wrote: Even better than the anime series in my opinion, but I'm not a HUGE fan of the anime in general. It's alright, though.
(nl) wrote: Low end of 3 1/2 stars. The comedic aspect of this film is pretty good. I laughed a lot, and there's a wide variety of colorful and strange characters, including the four central parents, the characters MISTAKEN for Mel's parents, and Lennie, Mel's weird new brother. The cast is the main draw; Richard Jenkins is hilarious, especially when he's on an acid trip late in the movie. I also loved Lily Tomlin, and laughed really hard when she was trying to help Paul through his trip by asking him to pick a dog, then yelling "shut the fuck up" after he kept picking different dogs. George Segal and Mary Tyler Moore were great, too.So yeah! For the comedy, this movie was a success (if not constantly hilarious), and elevated it a lot. As for the conflicts and character arcs, I thought it was pretty lacking. All the relationship drama felt really forced and unnecessary to me, taking up time when there could've been more comedy. Ta Leoni was funny as a very tightly wound Tina, and Patricia Arquette was funny groaning at all the annoying things Tina would say, but why did it have to turn to an actual love triangle? Each time Mel would suddenly kiss Tina, I was pretty mad, because his marriage to Nancy still seemed pretty strong, even if parenthood got in the way of sex a little.And then Josh Brolin comes in as Tony, and he was a weird, quirky guy too, contributing a lot of funny moments with his gay marriage to Paul, but they had to go and make him an alternate love interest for Nancy. I would've much preferred if it was just this weird gang of people (Mel, Nancy, Paul, Tony, and Tina) working together to find Mel's parents and experiencing weird hijinks, but the conflict was more boring and forced.Overall, I'd say I liked this movie, but the silly conflicts and needless relationship drama took away from a lot of the really solid comedy throughout.
(de) wrote: So sad and funny at the same time. It was captivating and everything got so messed up to finally create a beautiful ending. I really admire Almodovar's work
(ag) wrote: Possibly the best film I have ever seen...starring Pierce Brosnon...made in 1988.
(mx) wrote: Featuring the debuts of both River Phoenix and Ethan Hawke, Explorers sounded like a fun front for some young talent.Explorers is an example of one of those films which tries to get young viewers interested in science. But the script itself is a little off in doing so. The scientific language enters the film without hesitation and viewers are given no time to adjust to expecting it, rather just getting it thrown at them. And as well as that, the screenplay is full of popular culture references which are more adult-oriented since children are likely to be too young to understand much of the humour. Some of the jokes such as when Ben Crandall exclaims "This is like 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' or something" are obvious but not funny. Many of them will just go over the heads of viewers, but I got most of them without finding a lot of amusement. There is a natural sense of energy in Explorers, but the jokes themselves manage to achieve only sporadic success.Also, Explorers is a film all about concept but short on content. If one actually considers what happens within the story they can easily come to the realization that almost nothing actually occurs. It is merely a matter of how that nothing serves to keep viewers caught up in stylish appeal of the film. The fun really takes off when the visual effects begin to take place and the titular characters go on an exploration of the world through a journey of flight. Explorers stops pretending that its characters matter or that there is any depth or innovation in the story and becomes focused on captrivating viewers through production values, and Joe Dante manages to shine in this area. His artistic sense in handling the production values manage to compensate for the shortcomings of the narrative for a fair amount of the time which means that the feature is fueled with the appeal of both imagery and a fitting musical score, but ultimately the insistance on fretting over a story which offers nothing outside of nostalgic value and occasional cheap laughs effectively render Explorers a rather dull experience which definetely stretches on for far longer than it needs to.Attempts for there to be anything more within the story prove to go nowhere. For one thing it is said that the character Charlie Drake was supposed to return in the third act. Since all he does is appear briefly and foreshadow a mystery which is not explored, his lack of return leaves the story in Explorers leaves an all new level of frustration for viewers to cope with. However, the fault of this lies in the hands of studio interference which left about an hour and a half of footage and subplots on the cutting room floor. Who knows what kind of story is buried within the unused footage of Explorers, but studio interference ultimately left Explorers with a plot significantly more simple than it could have been and a rushed release. Since lacklustre box-office returns left Explorers as a failure upon its original release, there is at least some satisfaction that comes from knowing that nothing was accomplished by studio interference.The story eventually takes off and progresses to a point where the main characters reach their destination. They go on an exploration of a science fiction set which is clearly constructed and filmed to maintain the same kind of image as the science fiction serials that dominated the market during the 1950's. The aliens themselves are designed in a similar manner, and though some contemporary viewers may not appreciate that as much as audiences actually familiar with what the film is referencing, the stylish appeal of Explorers cannot be denied. As well as serving as a fun throwback to the 1950's, the genuine 80's feel of everything merges into the equation for a fairly effective comic benefit. The sense of humour in the film and its genuine fun nature serve as a distraction for viewers which works most of time to divert their attention away from the thin nature of the premise for at least some of the time.And I will also admit that the charms of the young cast in Explorers bring some further prominence to the experience.River Phoenix gives it a decent effort. The actor who went on to be frequently compared to James Dean and nominated for an Academy Award is seen in a way different light than ever in Explorers, being a chubby young fellow with a bowl cut and glasses. It is a role that pins him with cheesy material and demand he flex his comedic muscles as a result, achieving mostly effective results. Occasionally you can see that the hammy nature of some of the dialogue is forcing him to churn out a character who is very far from who he actually is, and his greater talents would later prove to lie in more dramatic material than anything. Still, he manages to work the script into creating a legitimate sense of intelligence out of Wolfgang Muller while maintaining a friendly nature and a juvenile sense of adventure to match it. River Phoenix makes the material in Explorers work for him easily, proving just how much he can work his natural talents into creating making it his own.Ethan Hawke is an interesting face in Explorers. While I couldn't forget for a second that River Phoenix was in the film, Ethan Hawke's debut performance is so far from any other notorious performance he has ever given that it is easy to forget that it is the same multiple Academy Award nominee from films such as Dead Poet's Society (1989) and Training Day (2001).Jason Presson also tags along to deliver his own solid effort.So despite Joe Dante's stylish direction giving Explorers an edge of 80's charm and visual appeal, Explorers is an overlong film with the pretentious shell of a story and far few laughs to sustain it all.
(de) wrote: Such an awesome fantasy. Michael Pare is the genuine bad ass, as usual. Still love the ending.
(us) wrote: wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie....i think that richard attenborough, patrick magee, nanette newman, mark eden, gerald sim, judith donner, kim stanley play good roles/parts throughout this movie....i think that the director of this thriller/drama/classics movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie....i think that this is a good thriller movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie i think that this is a really good tense thriller movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie
(kr) wrote: Divided into six episodes, this film is one of the landmark films of the Italian neo-realist movement and part of Rossellini's "War Trilogy". It's not as great a masterpiece as "Open City" and some segments are better than others but the film, which chronicles the stories of the American Allied Forces and the Italian citizens during World War II, contain its share of powerful and haunting moments and imagery, the kind Rossellini is famous for.
(kr) wrote: If only you could get it in the UK
(ag) wrote: In this movie Chaplin poisons himself after his girlfriend turns down his marriage proposal, only to get a letter right after saying that it's all a mistake and that she loves him anyway. It's pretty funny, actually.
(nl) wrote: practice safe text when you have textual relations!! LOL. brutally honest indie flick on social paralysis & instant txt messaging seemingly bringing people closer but at the same time you're still alone, alienated and empty. makes you appreciate good ol' small town values and a simple life.
(ca) wrote: I LOVE THE MAZE RUNNER! I READ ALL THE BOOKS!
(de) wrote: Hardly released and indeed almost unknown but a good thriller.