The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, go behind the scenes of Google’s recent Home Alone Again commercial starring Macaulay Culkin. Plus, the Home Alone star sits down with the Angry Video Game Nerd to play the awful video game adaptations of the holiday classic and its sequel, and Drunk History tells the story of Charles Dickens and the creation of A Christmas Carol. Read More »
We’re coming up on the holiday season, which means it will be time for the annual viewing of Home Alone. And while it might not be quite as celebrated, you can probably give Home Alone 2: Lost in New York another watch, especially since this year marks the 25th anniversary of the sequel. Or if you’re one of the five hardcore Home Alone 2 fans out there, you can get your own VIP experience at a certain New York hotel.
When Kevin McCallister inadvertently ends up in New York City for Christmas instead of with his family in Florida, he checks into The Plaza. Now you can check into the same hotel and get a special Home Alone 2 experience inspired by Kevin’s misadventures in New York City. Find out more below. Read More »
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 »
Everyone knows Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, but did you know he was the king of set visits as well? A few videos have surfaced recently showing the legendary musician on the set of Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon, Richard Donner’s The Goonies and Chris Columbus’ Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
The whole thing is just super weird, which is why you should check it out below. Read More »
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 »
Whether you’re giving or receiving, there are few things better than a gift. It feels great to get one, it feels wonderful to give one, it’s just a nice thing. Gifts in movies are kind of the same. They represent a bond between characters that can be layered with meaning. The person getting the gift can be either appreciative or disappointed, the person giving it either sincere or malicious. There’s just so many ways you can go with it.
Being as it’s the holiday season, we decided to pick out our favorite gifts in movie history. Not necessarily the best ever, just our favorites. That means not all of these are “good” gifts. Some, in fact, are awful. But it’s the act of giving them, whether in the context of an overall film or series, that makes them awesome and memorable. So, below, we count down our 25 favorite gifts in movie history. 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 »