Dwayne Johnson Stars in Home Alone

Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest stars in the world right now. Not only is he known for invigorating franchises, but he’s just an all-around good guy that everyone seems to want to work with. Dwayne Johnson could probably make any movie he wanted to right now, and he’s probably been offered plenty of projects that he’s turned down.

Now we get to see what some of those projects might have been like thanks to a video from GQ revealing a meeting with his agent where he was pitched sequels to movies like Home Alone and GoodFellas. Needless to say, The Rock could not smell what these movies were cookin’ at all.

Watch as Dwayne Johnson stars in Home Alone, GoodFellas, and more sequels after the jump. Read More »

comedies that make you cry

(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about the comedies that also make us cry. We then opened the floor to our readers: which funny movies also get the waterworks going for you? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: what is your favorite long, unbroken shot in movie history? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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Home Alone with Blood

Even though The Wet Bandits only walk away with various, scrapes, bruises and burns, after going through Kevin McCallister’s traps in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, the real injuries that would be sustained by Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) would be much worse in real life.

In an attempt to bring some gravity to the injuries that Harry and Marv would endure if they were ever hit in the face with a shovel, large pipe or a brick, one YouTube user decided to add some blood effects to footage from both Home Alone and Home Alone 2. You can see just how much more gruesome that makes Kevin McCallister’s antics below. Read More »

home alone friends connection

Shared universes are all the rage these days, but did you know that both Friends and Home Alone were years ahead of the curve, meticulously building a single wacky comedy world that contains both the shenanigans of Kevin McCallister and the hijinks of Rachel Green and her buddies?

Eh. Not really. But as a new video points out, there is an amusing connection between the beloved 1990 film and the popular NBC sitcom that could convince a delirious mind otherwise.

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Home Alone Deleted Scene

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 »

Home Alone Response Video

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 »

Making of Home Alone

‘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 »

Making of Home Alone

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 »

Home Alone Book

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 »

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Home Alone Pizza

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 »