Even though it’s Uncle Frank (Gerry Bamman) who really lashes out at Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) in Home Alone by calling him a little jerk after he causes a commotion that gets soda spilled on the pizza and airline tickets, pretty much everyone who loves watching this movie knows that Uncle Frank is the real jerk. Whether it’s his desperation for free champagne in first class, not paying for pizza at the McCallister house or attempting to steal the airline’s silverware, he’s just the worst.
Now an old deleted scene from Home Alone has been making the rounds online that you may not have seen, and it shows that Uncle Frank is even more of a jerk than we already know. Watch the Home Alone deleted scene below! Read More »
Just last week, Macaulay Culkin essentially reprised his role as Kevin McCallister from the Home Alone movies for a web series DRYVERS. In the first episode of the series, Moldy Peaches guitarist Jack Dishel played a passenger catching rides via an Uber-style car service, and the driver who picked him up just so happened to be Culkin, recounting a rather familiar tale of childhood trauma by way of two cat burglars. But now we get to see what’s happening on the other side of the fence.
Daniel Stern, who played the Wet Bandit Marv in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, has created a response video, showing that he’s still terrified of what Kevin McCallister did to him and Harry all those years ago. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
‘Tis the season to look back on all our favorite holiday classics… and maybe realize that some of them are way more messed up than we realized as kids. Like Home Alone: Underneath all that wacky physical comedy is a harrowing tale about a little boy left to fend for himself against two adult burglars, and the shockingly sadistic measures he resorts to in order to keep them out. It’s the kind of traumatic incident you’d think would leave a lasting mark on a kid, and now an unofficial Home Alone sorta-sequel suggests, in fact, that it did.
The new web series :DRYVERS stars Moldy Peaches guitarist Jack Dishel as a passenger catching rides via an Uber-style car service. In the first episode, the driver who arrives to pick him up, played by Macaulay Culkin, recounts an awfully familiar tale of childhood trauma. If you ever wondered how Kevin McCallister turned out, now you have your answer. See how the adult Kevin McCallister is faring after the jump. Read More »
Even though Thanksgiving is still a couple weeks away, stores and people are already focused on Christmas. And this week the holiday mood gets a little boost with the 25th anniversary re-release of Home Alone, which has its final two showings today in select theaters.
In honor of that milestone, an oral history has been put together on the making of Home Alone, revealing one interesting tidbit. Director Chris Columbus only ended up being at the helm of Home Alone after Chevy Chase treated him like garbage in early meetings for another holiday comedy classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Read More »
If you want to see Home Alone in theaters this weekend, today is the first day you can head to select theaters for the Fathom Event 25th anniversary re-release of the holiday comedy. You’ll also have another chance on Wednesday, November 11th, and you can find out the times and participating theaters right here.
But if you don’t feel like Home Alone warrants a return to theaters, or you just want to experience the John Hughes written story from the comforts of your home in a new way, you might want to pick up the new Home Alone book which turns the movie into a wonderfully illustrated Christmas tale. If you want to see what it looks like before making any decisions, we have a trailer for the book and images of some of the pages for you to check out. Read More »
One of the most iconic scenes from the contemporary holiday classic Home Alone is when young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) uses the fictional film noir Angels with Filthy Souls to scare the hell out of the Little Nero’s Pizza guy. And in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, you have a chance at pulling off that stunt yourself.
20th Century Fox is teaming up with UberEATS to deliver a delicious cheese pizza just for you, straight from Little Nero’s Pizza. But this promotion is just for today, so keep reading to find out how to take advantage of this Home Alone pizza deal. Read More »
There’s been a lot of focus on the anniversary of Back to the Future this year, but plenty of other beloved films have anniversaries to celebrate too. In fact, this year marks the special anniversary of one modern holiday classic that audiences watch every year around Christmastime.
Home Alone is the movie that skyrocketed child actor Macaulay Culkin to fame, with a big help from a fun script by John Hughes and kid-friendly director Chris Columbus. It might be hard to believe, but this year marks the 25th anniversary of the holiday comedy that turned Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern into a couple of punching bags, and to celebrate, a Home Alone 25h anniversary theatrical re-release is happening in November. Read More »
Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t. Physical art is more subjective. Some art just hits people one way and others another. Such it is with pop culture posters. Maybe I love one subject more than another and that makes the art seem better. Maybe the art is absolutely incredible but, if I don’t connect with the subject, it’s harder to appreciate. Long story short, ranking them in any definitive ways seems futile.
That said, we figured it would be fun to at least call out a few of coolest screenprinted movie posters of 2014. Fifteen personal favorites that stand out, for one reason or another, to me. Posters are are beautiful, unique and make me remember their subject in a new, vivid way. Check out my favorite screenprinted movie posters of 2014 after the jump. Read More »
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This Christmas, the collective entity of /Film pooled their efforts together to present this gift. Earlier this week, I polled all our writers and editors for their top ten holiday films of all time. I then gave each film on each list a 1 to 10 ranking. 10 points for first place, 1 point for 10th place, and added up the results. What were the results? Pretty predictable, if you ask me, but fun nevertheless.
Still, there were plenty of great movies on the list and weird subplots to explore. For example, only two of us put the same film number one, and it just so happens to be our overall top pick. However, another writer hasn’t even seen that movie. (Until late last night, as it turns out.) Which film is it? And what did it beat out? You’ll have to click below to read /Film’s 20 Favorite Holiday movies of all time. Read More »
CineFix has released a video listing 9 things you didn’t know about the John Hughes/Chris Columbus Christmas classic Home Alone. The video is a mix of visible mistakes, an explanation of how they pulled of some of the film’s trademark stunts, the story behind that photo of Buzz’s girlfriend, an injury that left star Macaulay Culkin physically scared and much more. Like for instance did you know they only had John Candy on set for one day — due to schedule issues they shot all his scenes over the course of one 23-hour day. Hit the jump to watch the Home Alone trivia video for yourself.
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