I was right, of course, in presuming that Last Holiday (Disney, 1.13), the Wayne Wang-Queen Latifah remake of the 1950 Alec Guiness comedy, would discard the finale of the original British version, which was written by J.B. Priestley. (Soon after Guiness is told his fatal illness diagnosis was a mistake, he gets into a car crash and is killed.) I won’t be seeing the new film until tomorrow night’s all-media screening (which I’m thinking of blowing off), but in his Variety review Joe Leydon said “it’s not at all surprising that the remake eschews Priestley’s audacious ending.”