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Weekend Box Office Report: It’s Mission Accomplished For ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

A few weeks ago, tracking for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was supposedly in the toilet. Early reports suggested that Tom Cruise’s fifth outing as super-spy Ethan Hunt was not getting people excited. This would be the end, the experts said, of a franchise that has kept Cruise’s career surging forward for the past two decades. Well, that was apparently a big load of crap because Rogue Nation opened well and opened in the same ballpark as the rest of the franchise. Even with inflation differences, this series keeps on hitting the same box office sweet spot.

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‘Vacation’ Review: This Sad Sequel Truly Is a Road Trip from Hell

Full disclosure: I missed the last 10 minutes of Vacation. Last night’s press screening started 20 minutes late, then began without any sound, which lead to a 10 minute delay to correct the technical difficulties. With an unbreakable engagement elsewhere, I had to sneak out right before the very last scene. So take this review with as many grains of salt as you’d like. If you think those final minutes might recontextualize everything that came before to transform a generally miserable comedy into a beacon of transcendent hilarity, so be it. Having sat through the previous 90 minutes, I’m of the opinion that nothing short of the long-lost missing footage from Orson Welles’ Magnificent Ambersons could have redeemed this dreadful film.

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Give the Gift of Life and You Could Win a Trip of a Lifetime

Our friends at United Blood Services are asking you to roll up your sleeves and give the gift of live. They're in need of all blood types but especially AB blood type donors to donate plasma and for O negative blood type donors to donate double red cells.

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Lafayette, La Makes Travel Channel’s Best All-American Vacation List

Travel Channel's website has put out a list of Travel's Best All-American Vacations for 2015, and Lafayette made the list!

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Take a Vacation, It’s Good For You

Generally, more Americans are leaving paid vacation time unused. They are, essentially, working for free! More importantly, research suggests that's not good for them professionally or physically.

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‘Vacation’ Trailer: No One Wants to Sing ‘Kiss From a Rose’

What at first seemed like a silly idea for a reboot/sequel has already proven itself as incredibly promising with just a couple of trailers — a new trailer for Vacation has arrived, and it’s just as funny as the previous ones (although it features less of Chris Hemsworth’s, um, area). A new generation of Griswolds hit the road for Walley World, and the results appear to be even more disastrous than the original gang’s vacation attempts.

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Surviving The Long Drive – Bruce’s Advice For Summer Driving

Nothing like a long drive to Atlanta to gently remind you there are ways you can make those long car trips more bearable. Here are my five surefire ways to survive that vacation drive this Summer.

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Louisiana Ladies’ Genius Beach Invention: Toilet Plunger Beer Koozies [Interview]

It's forward thinking like this that keeps us Louisianian's from being just plain BORING.

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Louisiana Gas Prices Among The Lowest In The Country

While we might all cringe a little at every fill up, the price of gas in Louisiana isn't really that bad. Check out the gas prices at some of your favorite vacation destinations to see how much money you'll need to budget for a fill up.

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10 Good Reasons to Go to Boots in the Sand for Tropical Nights

Tropical Nights' "Boots in the Sand" is an all-inclusive, four-night getaway in Riviera Maya, Mexico, featuring some of country music's biggest stars, an all-inclusive resort and more fun than you can imagine.

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