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Must they destroy everything we love? Every second of the day, it feels like we're hearing news of reboots and it's starting to genuinely upset us.

The latest reboot is set to be literally the world's favourite Christmas movie; Home Alone. 

A new streaming service called Disney+ is set to launch in America in November, but announced that Kevin McAllister will return “reimagined for a new generation”.

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New versions of Night At The MuseumDiary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper By The Dozen are also set to be recreated, so…we march at dawn? Grab your pitchforks.

Disney+ hasn't revealed any further details, or a release date for any 20th Century Fox classics they're dabbling with.

Macaulay Culkin, who played Kevin McAllister in the original film, had something to say about the matter and we had to laugh.

"This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like," he wrote, alongside a photo of him eating pasta on his couch, on his laptop like every one of us on Sunday nights.

He later added, "Hey Disney, call me!" Twitter were up in ARMS about the terrible news, with social media users asking; "If it ain't broke, why fix it?" It's perfection as it is.

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Home Alone has got to be one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. It’s a must watch once December rolls around (and when Film 4 screen it during the summer)

The Macaulay Culkin classic was first released in 1990 and has remained one of the most-watched Christmas movies since it’s original release. 

30 years on from it’s debut, Disney are set to reboot the beloved Christmas movie.

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According to Deadline, Disney’s streaming service Disney + is set to feature a Home Alone reboot.

Disney’s Bob Iger said the reboot will be reimagined for a new generation, but we can’t help but feel like the original is perfect the way it is.

Don’t fix something that isn’t broken, right?

The company is also set to reboot Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Cheaper by the Dozen and Night at the Museum.

Disney has not yet revealed when the movie will be released or any details about the plot so we’ll have to wait and see how this one unfolds.

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Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019.

Disney’s recent live-action remakes of The Lion King, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast was incredibly impressive so we’ll just have to hope they don’t tarnish the magic of the Chris Columbus and John Hughes movie.

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Behold; a series of tweets showing every sibling relationship ever.

Anyone who has a brother or sister knows that, even if they achieve something as magnificent as a Golden Globe nomination, you just HAVE to slag them. You have to.

The roast began with Macaulay Culkin sitting down to watch his brother, Kieran Culkin, at the lucrative awards ceremony last night.

He started off pretty tame, observing his brother's presence and pretending not to know that he was nominated. We'd all do it, let's be honest.

PG enough:

His bro was there as part of the TV drama Succession, which earned him a nomination.

Then he even throws in a compliment, calling his bro 'handsome';

He even spots his brother in the distant crowd, hiding among the celebs; 

He then spells his brother's name wrong, which we're assuming was a joke but who even knows?

He tries to use him for Twitter follower purposes, which is relatable content.

If our brother was at a ceremony filled with celebs we'd force him to track them all down for autographs and follower requests:

Then he joked that he never answers his calls, which is why he seemingly had no clue that his brother had been nominated. Bit of a gas, but we hope he's joking…

We're appreciating the comedic content, we really are.

He finished off with a show of support for his brother, despite the fact that he didn't win. Except he also claims to have been supporting another actor…LOL:

We're positive that Kieran is well aware of the fact that he didn't win… but sure look, sure listen.

Typical sibling bonding right there, no apologies ever to be made for the vicious roasting.

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Since 1990 when the first Home Alone movie graced our screens and changed our lives forever, the nostalgia has been building.

We've waited SO LONG to see Macaulay Culkin give us more Home Alone magic, and now our wishes have been granted, courtesy of Google.

Yes, Google have somehow persuaded the former child star to recreate some of the film's classic scenes, and it's as special as you might imagine.

The actor tweeted the 'Hey Google' ad yesterday, and sent the internet into mayhem;

It seems that Peter and Kate McCallister's parenting skills haven't improved in 30 years, but we're sure that raising about 2930282 children in a beautiful twelve-level house can't be as simple as it appears.

I mean, we've all gone and holiday and forgotten something vital. We've never forgotten a child, but sure look. Each to their own.

“Have you ever wondered what Kevin McCallister is like as an adult?,” Macaulay tweeted, and from the looks of things, he's pretty much the exact same.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Google is essentially helping him out this time around, so he doesn't have to fend off any burglars all on his lonesome. There are a few differences for Kevin as an adult, for one, he actually has a need to shave this time.

He puts out his back while jumping on the bed, much like the rest of us. He's not a kid anymore, SOB.

Culkin has retrofitted his gaff to be a super smart home, so there's no ingenious traps needed. Google implies that when you have a voice-activated tech assistant, warding off thieves is pretty damn easy.

Have a look at Kevin McCallister in all his adult glory, we're busy exploding with wistful thoughts of the blissful 1990s:

Keep the change, ya filthy animals.

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Now that we’ve waved goodbye to Halloween we can finally start getting excited about the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is approaching and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

It is the jolliest time of year and I’m ready to embrace the festive cheer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One of Dublin’s best cinemas is hosting a Christmas season and I will be spending most of December there with a giant bucket of popcorn and a never-ending list of Christmas movies to watch.

The Lighthouse Cinema Dublin revealed their Naughty or Nice season today and they’ll be showing a heap of classic flicks over the holiday period.

Get ready to watch your most beloved Christmas movies on the big screen because they’re showing everything from Elf to Die Hard.

You can watch Hugh Grant shimmy around in Love Actually or shudder at Donald Trump’s cameo in Home Alone 2.

This year’s Naughty or Nice season is extra special because the Lighthouse Cinema has teamed up with Sing Along Social for The Muppet Christmas Carol Singalong

They’ll be hosting a screening of the classic family film followed by a festive sing-song and perhaps some dancing if you’re feeling uber jolly.

There’s so much to choose from and something for every age from December 1, every day until December 23.

To see the full list of movies featuring in this year’s Naughty or Nice season at the Lighthouse Cinema click here.

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Nothing heralds the arrival of the festive season quite like cosy jammies and classic Christmas movies.

It's a tradition that most of us have carried with us from childhood, and this year we'll get to experience it on an unprecedented scale.

Following the success of last year's Halloween and Christmas events, Retro Drive-in Movies are hosting Ireland's first ever 'Pjs and Pillows' screening.

The world's biggest outdoor LED Screen will take its place in Leopardstown Racecourse, for what promises to be the ultimate Christmas movie experience.

Event-goers are invited to put on their favourite PJs and pack their cars with their most comfortable pillows and blankets before settling in for an exclusive screening of some of Ireland's most-loved festive films – including Home Alone, Elf and Santa Claus – The Movie.

There will also be burgers, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, donuts and hot chocolate available on site.

This family friendly event will run from December 8 – December 10. Tickets are priced at €28 per car, and are available to purchase here.

But make sure to get in quick – this event is sure to be a sell out!

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Everyone know what the McCallister's mansion looks like in Home Alone, right? And everyone remembers what Monica and Chandler's new home in Friends looked like, yeah?

Well, did you know that when Monica and Chandler decided to up sticks and ditch the big city back in 2004, they actually moved into Kevin's gaf from the classic holiday movie?

No, us neither.

If we cast our mind back to the moment Monica and Chandler went to view their new home in Westchester, we don't recall noticing any connection to the McCallisters, but apparently we just needed to up our game.

According to a YouTube upload from 22 Vision, the production team for the hit sitcom decided to use stock footage from the 1990 movie as their exterior backdrop, and didn't imagine anyone would notice.

And they didn't… until now.

 

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Macaulay Culkin may forever be better known as the 10-year-old child actor who stole the show in one of our favourite Christmas films of all time, Home Alone. 

And though he sort of dropped off the radar as he got older, he has now returned in a new web series reprising his role as a grown up Kevin McCallister. 

And if you thought that being left at home alone by your family TWICE on Christmas would be pretty traumatic, you would be dead right. 

It seems our grown up, foul mouthed Kevin is  harbouring some serious psychological issues as we see in the pretty crazy first episode. 

"I had to fend off my house from two psychopath home invaders," says the grown up Kevin.

"I mean, I still have nightmares about this bald weirdo dude chasing me around talking like Yosemite Sam."

Watch the bizarre first episode below (beware this is NSFW): 

 

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As Christmas movies go, Home Alone has a fairly straightforward plot line. Kevin McCallister gets left home alone by his family, antics ensue. 

But there's been one detail in the movie that has always annoyed us a little… and lots of other people too, it would seem.

Early on in the movie, a storm causes trees to fall on phone lines, meaning Kevin can't contact his mum and dad to let them know he's okay.

And yet later in the film, he successfully orders a cheese pizza (and manages to terrify the delivery man in the process).

So, before the days of mobile internet and all that jazz, how on earth did Kevin make a phone call with a broken phoneline?

Well, you'll sleep easy tonight because we've finally solved the mystery… with the help of some logical thought from a Reddit user on a thread about movie plot holes.

"I always assumed the tree actually severed the main trunk line to the whole town, but local calls within the same exchange still worked," the quick-thinking Home Alone fan wrote.

To set the record straight, the Huffington Post contacted American telecommunications company AT&T, who says the theory is definitely a solid one.

"Everything is changing now because of all this phone capability is moving into the cloud, but in 1990, that was absolutely a plausible scenario," spokesperson said.

"When you're trying to call from Paris, now you're relying on a whole series of connections including undersea cables, any one of which could have a problem, which would prevent you from reaching some particular telephone number."

Plot hole or not, that pizza scene is still one of our faves, for this line alone:

 

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Don’t miss any of your favourite Christmas movies this week with our guide of what’s on when! There are LOADS of favourites on including the Harry Potter movies, but we've chosen some very Christmassy-inspired titles to get you in the mood! We also added Into The West, though not Christmassy, it's definitely one we do not want to miss! 

And we don't want to talk about how distraught we are that Love Actually and The Santa Claus are nowhere to be found on the terrestrial channels…

23rd Dec
ITV 2, 9.00pm
Bridget Jones’ Diary

Christmas Eve (24th Dec)
Channel 4, 4.50pm
The Muppets Christmas Carol

ITV 2, 9pm
The Holiday

Christmas Day (25th Dec)
RTÉ 1, 8.05am
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

RTÉ 2, 3.50pm
It’s A Wonderful Life

St Stephen's Day (26th Dec)
3e, 2pm
Into The West

 

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Christmas is made for movies. It's when everyone is at home, the fire is on, the kettle is always hot and the TV plays all our favourite festive movies on repeat!

Here are our favourite scenes:

1. Love Actually 
When Mark turns up and declares his love for Juliet…sob

2. Home Alone 
When Kevin's mom finally makes it home to her little boy – grab the tissues!

3. Bridget Jones' Diary 
When Bridget chases Mark Darcy and she's wearing no pants and they have an epic kiss in the snow

4. Miracle on 34th Street
When Santa signs with the adorable little girl after her mom tells him she is deaf

6. Elf
When Buddy meets the store manager and he tells him Santa is coming

7. Sleepless in Seattle
Just when you think all is lost – little Jonah forgets his bag on top of the Empire State building

8. The Santa Clause
Scott's visit to the doctor is always a classic

9. It's A Wonderful Life
Most of this film is just a sobfest – a beautiful, wonderful sobfest!

10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Not festive per se – but come on, who doesn't watch this at Christmas time?! When you realise Wonka isn't actually a crook, it's just lovely!

 

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1. The picture of Buzz’s girlfriend in Home Alone is actually a boy because the director though it would be too mean to say “Buzz, your girlfriend…woof!” about an actual girl.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow was originally lined up to play Rose in The Titantic.

3. Pyscho was the first film to show a flushing toilet on-screen.

4. Mel Gibson, Richard Gere and Harrison Ford were just some of the other actors offered the part of Die Hard‘s John McClane before it was given to Bruce Willis.

5. Toy Story has numerous allusions to The Shining. Why??

6. Lindsay Lohan was originally going to play the part of Regina George but decided against it as she didn’t want the public to wrongly perceive her personality. Well, that paid off eh, Lindsay?

7. When Macaulay Culkin’s finger is bit by Joe Pesci in Home Alone it was real and Macaulay still has a scar.

8. In Trainspotting, the poo in the awful toilet scene was actually chocolate. Yum.

9. The baby used in the christening scene of The Godfather is in fact director Sofia Coppola.

10. Lily Allen has a cameo in Elizabeth.

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Oh and while we’re at it, Princess Beatrice had a cameo in The Young Victoria!

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