Home Alone Gingerbread House

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, get an up close look at Michelle Wibowo‘s epic Home Alone gingerbread house created in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Plus, find out how the swords for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan were made by Weta Workshop. And finally, take a ride on the Millennium Falcon with a virtual look from inside Smuggler’s Run at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Read More »

home alone reboot

Chris Columbus, who directed the Christmas classics Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, has some choice words for where Disney can leave the change, you filthy animal. The Home Alone director is not happy about the Home Alone reboot in the works at Disney+, which is set to star Jojo Rabbit scene-stealer Archie Yates and be directed by Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa). And while he didn’t go as far as to call the House of Mouse a filthy animal, the sentiment is the same.

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Home Alone Reboot Cast - Chris Parnell and Kenan Thompson

Just because production on Hollywood movies and TV is shut down right now doesn’t mean studios have given up on developing projects that were in the works before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Though it’s not clear when production might resume, Disney+ is rounding up more cast members for the Home Alone reboot in the works for the streaming service.

The Home Alone reboot will star the charming Jojo Rabbit supporting actor Archie Yates in the lead role, and a new report confirms that he’ll be joined by Saturday Night Live alums Kenan Thompson and Chris Parnell, Toy Story 4 voice star Ally Maki, and a few more funny people. Get the full roster of new Home Alone reboot cast members below. Read More »

LEGO Home Alone House

Since everyone has been spending a lot more time at home over the past few months, LEGO has definitely seen an uptick in customers looking to spend some time playing with building bricks. If you need any evidence of that, just see how easy it is to find some of the more popular, rare LEGO sets that haven’t been discontinued, but are simply sold out everywhere. Thankfully, LEGO is about to add two more exciting playsets to their line-up, and they’re inspired by a beloved holiday movie and a sitcom classic.

LEGO has officially approved their latest round of custom playsets from the LEGO Ideas community, and they include the McCallister family house from Home Alone, and the apartment from Seinfeld, the comedian’s beloved self-titled classic sitcom from NBC. Check out the LEGO Home Alone house and building brick version of Seinfeld’s apartment below. Read More »

disney+ movies disappearing

On the first day of the new year, fans noticed that a few movies had quietly disappeared from Disney+Dr. DolittlePirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesHome Alone and Home Alone 2, and The Sandlot were nowhere to been seen on the streaming service, with nary a peep out of Disney either, in the form of either a press release announcing departing titles or even a tweet.

How could this be happening, especially in a streaming platform that was supposed to do away with the exclusive “Disney Vault” and — in contrast to other streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu which have regular rotating slates — was promised to be a permanent streaming home for Disney and Disney-owned titles? It has something to do with complicated licensing deals.

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Home Alone reboot cast - Archie Yates

Archie Yates, who can currently be seen as the title character’s scene-stealing best friend in Jojo Rabbit, has been cast as the young lead of the Home Alone reboot at Disney+. Ellie Kemper (The Office, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe, Deadpool 2) will play his parents. Read what we know about the movie below.

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Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Halloween is over, and since Thanksgiving decorations totally suck, it’s time for Christmas. In honor of the forthcoming holiday, Freeform is wasting no time getting their 25 Days of Christmas schedule out there for people to get excited about. Every year the channel is decked out with classic holiday movies, beloved Christmas specials, and even some original Yuletide stuff, and this year is no exception.

Along with the expected arrival of movies like The Santa Clause, Home Alone, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, there’s also the addition of some of The Simpsons holiday episodes in what Freeform is calling The Simpsons Holiday-thon. The Springfield family joins other television specials like Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Plus, for all you hardcore Freeform fans, The Fosters is having a holiday reunion special. Get the full Freeform 25 Days of Christmas schedule below. Read More »

disney fox reboots

Disney is on the verge of really digging into the 20th Century Fox library of intellectual property with reboots of some of the studio’s more successful family-friendly franchises. One of the first out of the gate will be Home Alone, the hit holiday comedy from director Chris Columbus that follows a kid (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left home by himself when his whole family leaves on a trip to Paris. That also leaves him as the only thing standing in the way of a couple burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) from breaking into the house.

As for the Home Alone reboot, Disney is taking a slightly different direction by having a husband and wife go to war with a young boy named Max after he steals something from them. And now we have some new details about the young new main character who will try to fill the shoes of Macaulay Culkin. Read More »

Home Alone R-Rated

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, a visual effects crew turns Kevin McCallister’s battle plan from the end of Home Alone into a gruesome, R-rated massacre. Plus, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg reveals some lessons in filmmaking that he’s learned while working on some big studio movies, and IT monster Pennywise the Dancing Clown is looking for love in all the wrong places as a contestant on the reality series The Bachelorette. Read More »

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With its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney has thousands of titles in its arsenal to pad out its upcoming streaming platform Disney+. But rather than simply offer an archive of classic titles stretching back decades, the House of Mouse is going to slap the Disney brand on 20th Century Fox’s most family-friendly hits with reboots and “reimaginings” of titles such as Home Alone, Night at the Museum, and more.

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