November 22, 1989

Clark Griswold's Immortal Children

Well, maybe not immortal, but young Rusty and Audrey Griswold seemed to have discovered some kind of elixir for slowing the aging process. Assuming the actors who play Rusty and Audrey are always "playing their age", there's some kind of voodoo hoodoo going on at the Griswold household.
  Clark Ellen Rusty Audrey  
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) 40291515Anthony Michael Hall & Dana Barron
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) 4231?21Jason Lively & Dana Hill
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) 46351416Johnny Galecki & Juliette Lewis
National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation (1997) 54431924Ethan Embry & Marisol Nichols

Back to the Future, Part II

I am a sucker for time-travel stories, and alternate-realities even more so. This movie's alternate-reality storyline (Biff steals the time machine, goes back to 1955, and eventually turns Hill Valley into his own Vegas-style fiefdom) is a silly, sloppy mess, but I love it anyways. Would the movie world be a better place if BTTF 2 and 3 had never been made? Maybe. Would BTTF 1 be more beloved if #2 and 3 had not been made? Not likely. (NOTE: 11/22/89 was the day before Thanksgiving)

November 8, 1989

Erik The Viking

Incredibly silly Viking movie starring Tim Robbins. I think I saw this at the Cabot theater in Beverly?