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 »


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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 »

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 »

Home Alone 25th anniversary

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 »

Best Screenprinted Movie Posters of 2014

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 »

/Film’s 20 Favorite Holiday Movies of All Time

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

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 »

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Home Alone trivia
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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Cool Stuff: Mondo’s Home Alone Print By DKNG

DKNG Home Alone poster print from Mondo zoomed in header

Earlier this week we posted Matt Ryan’s poster for Angels With Filthy Souls, inspired by the movie that was made inside the movie Home Alone. Now Mondo has announced they are also releasing a Home Alone screen printed poster, this one by our friends at DKNG. The four color screenprint perfectly honors the John Hughes penned Chris Columbus modern holiday classic by showcasing the iconic McCallister home, and is filled with some fun easter eggs that fans of the film will love. Check out the DKNG Home Alone poster after the jump.

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Angels With Filthy Souls poster

“Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”

There’s a moment with art when sometimes a lightbulb goes off in your head. You’re looking at a piece and then, BING, you get it. It’s not obvious but you get it. Personally, those are my favorite kinds of pieces, especially in pop culture art. If someone sees a piece of art and we both get it, odds are we have lots in common.

With the holidays coming up, artist Matt Ryan has created an awesome example of this. He’s releasing a poster for Angels With Filthy Souls. Now, that’s not a real movie but fans know what it is. It’s a movie that was made inside the movie Home Alone. And once you get that, this poster blossoms because it’s packed with clever references to that blockbuster hit.

Matt Ryan’s Angels With Filthy Souls poster is on sale as a timed edition now through Wednesday December 10. Check it out below. Read More »