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Why Disney Is Remaking This Classic

'Home Alone' to be rebooted, along with 3 other franchises

(Newser) - In an effort to lure consumers to its upcoming Disney+ streaming service , Disney announced Tuesday it will be rebooting four popular franchises it acquired when it purchased 21st Century Fox's entertainment properties . Specifically, Disney CEO Bob Iger said during a company call about third-quarter earnings, Home Alone, Night at ... More »

Cops: Mom Left Kids Home Alone Watching Home Alone

Indiana woman charged in very meta crime

(Newser) - An Indiana mom left her two small sons home alone with some very appropriate entertainment, reports KWBE . Police responded to a report of unattended children in a Muncie home and found 4- and 7-year-old brothers watching none other than Home Alone. KFOR reports that when cops contacted their mother at... More »

Macaulay Culkin Is Home Alone Again—for Google

Actor appears in fantastic ad rebooting holiday classic

(Newser) - What is Kevin McAllister up to as an adult? Apparently the same shenanigans he was up to back in 1990, except now with the help of Google Assistant. Macaulay Culkin is in a new ad for Google in which he plays a grown-up Kevin, still Home Alone in the same... More »

Macaulay Culkin Will Not Make the Home Alone Face

Actor, now 37, tells Ellen DeGeneres he's a wee bit tired of the requests

(Newser) - Home Alone may be a holiday favorite in lots of US homes, but you won't find it on Macaulay Culkin's TV. The actor tells Ellen DeGeneres on Monday's show that he generally avoids watching the 1990 flick, which he calls "background radiation at Christmastime," reports... More »

Actor Known for The Sopranos, Home Alone Dies

John Heard was 72

(Newser) - Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the Home Alone movie series, has died, the AP reports. He was 72. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard was found at a Palo Alto hotel... More »

One Famous Movie Home Sells, Another Is Available

House in 'Ferris Beuller' under contract; Old Man Marley's from 'Home Alone' for sale

(Newser) - It took five years and a series of price reductions, but a home made famous in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is finally under contract. Cameron's home—the place where he sends his dad's Ferrari down a ravine—has gone under contract in Highland Park, Illinois, after the... More »

Could the Burglars Have Survived Home Alone?

Yes, but with serious injuries, says a doctor

(Newser) - Home Alone is a modern Christmas classic—but, as Lauren Hansen points out in The Week , it requires quite a suspension of disbelief. Could the "Wet Bandits," played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, really have taken an iron to the face, a blow torch to the head,... More »

For Sale: Home Alone House

Yours, for a slim $2.4M

(Newser) - If you happen to have a cool $2.4 million, a love of celluloid history, and a penchant for making booby traps designed to keep burglars away, have we got a house for you. The red-brick Georgian of Home Alone fame is officially on the market. Located in Winnetka, a... More »

Like Home Alone? Follow Twitter Recreation

Project has accounts for all 22 characters, linked via list

(Newser) - A British studio is using Twitter’s new(ish) list feature to re-create the Christmas classic Home Alone online, with each of the film’s 22 characters having a Twitter feed. So if you can’t be near a TV, or maybe just want to experience Macaulay Culkin’s star turn... More »

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