It’s a thought we’ve all had while watching Home Alone. No, not that thing about the plane ticket. “If this movie was real, would Harry and Marv have been killed by Kevin McCallister’s fun house?” That answer is, of course, “Yes.” The next question is “Exactly how many times would they have died not only in the first movie, but the second movie, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York?”
To get the answer, Screen Junkies asked an actual doctor to watch the films, diagnose the injuries and figure out how many times the character would have kicked the bucket. Check out the video below. Read More »
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Briefly: There are only a few hours left, but Martin Scorsese‘s 3D family film Hugo is currently available to download, for free, in Apple’s iTunes Store. Some international countries have Chris Columbus‘ comedy hit, Home Alone, free as well. Click here for Hugo and here for Home Alone to see if it applies to you. [It might even be worth just hitting the "Buy" button anyway cause then it'll be part of your Apple Cloud forever.]
Mondo likes to end every year with a bang. And if Die Hard wasn’t enough, they’ve got one of their most popular artists to do one of the most popular films in history, and another to do one of the most popular holiday movies.
Aaron Horkey, who previously did There Will Be Blood and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, is back with Peter Jackson‘s The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the image is stunning. Treebeard. Hobbits. Awesome. Not to be outdone, Mondo newcomer Adam Simpson has absolutely crushed a poster for Chris Columbus‘ Home Alone. They all go on sale Thursday. Check them out below. Read More »
In the Chris Columbus-directed modern Christmas classic Home Alone, why didn’t the McCallister family notice Kevin’s absence when they presented his airline ticket at the boarding gate? The answer to this question is hidden in the movie, and even though you’ve probably seen the movie a dozen times over the years, you might never noticed it. Find out after the jump.
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Movies, in general, have happy endings. The hero triumphs over adversity and the audience leaves the theater feeling good. But what if the bad guy won? What if the bomb went off? While the happy ending dominates cinema, some of the best movies of all time have taken the ‘dark ending’ route, and now some that did not have been reimagined with new conclusions.
Alternate Endings is a brand new art show presented by the Silver Screen Society and opening December 14 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Each artist in the show picked one of their favorite movies and created a piece of art showing an “alternate ending.” So, for example, Godmachine surmised that Tetsuo won in Akira. Mark Englert reimagined James Bond’s childhood in Skyfall. Others changed the endings of Home Alone, RoboCop, The Dark Knight Rises and more.
After the jump, check out a few images from the show and get all the pertinent info. Read More »
Rapper DeStorm‘s latest music video recreates 10 famous movies in one-take. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Our friends at Gallery 1988 in Venice, CA have a new art exhibition, “The Road To Shermer, a tribute to John Hughes”. The show opening on February 11th and runs until March 4th, 2011. As you know, John Hughes is the writer/director responsible for some of our most beloved teen films of the 1980s: National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Plaines Trains & Automobiles, The Great Outdoors, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Dutch, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and many others.
After the jump you can find a gallery of the best artwork from the show (in my opinion).
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What if Home Alone was a movie about a boy left home along in a city overrun with zombies? This is exactly what Jeff Schmalz has imagined in this video which mashes the films Home Alone and I am Legend together into one movie.
Macaully Culkin stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller about a young boy all alone at Christmas who is attacked by zombie vampires.
Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.
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