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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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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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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“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 »
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 »
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 »
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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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