Hollywood has officially run out of original ideas. Didn’t you get the memo? Check your spam folder. The least we can do is give them some guidance for just what movies would be best to adapt for a 21st century audience. And it’s kind of shocking that every movie in theaters isn’t a remake of a ’90s film or TV show or board game or commercial, since we millennials obsess over that decade so much. More
Topic: Home Alone
It’s the kind of classic movie series that seemed so fun and silly when you were a kid, but as an adult all you can think about is how horribly dangerous the whole thing is. Not only is it dangerous for poor Kevin McCallister, who’s forced to fend for himself because every adult in his life is a moron. It’s also dangerous for Marv and Harry. Like, fatally dangerous. More
And when I say every character, I really mean every character. Everybody, from Kevin McCallister to the many adults who traumatized him, has Paul’s face. More
While I’m more than happy to talk about Kevin being a sociopath, I think there’s a much bigger problem at hand. And that’s all the adults in Kevin’s life who completely fail him during his time of need. More
That’s right. Macaulay is now in a band called Pizza Underground. I promise you I am not kidding about this, even though it sounds like a game of mad libs. More
Hollywood doesn’t always make having kids look so appealing. You never know what monster the stork is going to bring you or what crummy circumstances you’ll have to raise that precious gift under. So I thought I’d share a few films that made me realize that I never, ever want to have children. More
I know what you’re thinking. Does Santa Claus really have sex appeal? A Santa Claus that isn’t Mr. December on a Chippendale’s calendar, anyway. Boy oh boy are you in for a real treat! More
As Americans we made a grave error this fall. Sure, at the time, the presidential election seemed important. But I think we can all agree that in retrospect, it doesn’t really matter. Not when compared to our weekly TV line-up. More
Once upon a time in an entire different universe called the 1980′s, teen movies weren’t just good, but great. They were far better scripted and the group of teenage actors from which directors and casting agents could choose was just, without being insulting, different. One of the most important people to the teen movie genre in the 80′s was writer and director, John Hughes. More
Anyone still disturbed by the fact that 1990 hit Home Alone let Kevin McCallister‘s budding sociopathic tendencies go largely unremarked will feel vindicated by this video mash-up of said movie and the 2011 psycho-thriller We Need To Talk About Kevin. More
In Mel Brooks‘ Spaceballs, there’s a scene when Lone Star finally comes across Yogurt (the yoda parody played by Brooks himself) and asks him what the power of the universe is. “Merchandising!” Yogurt replies, and proceeds to show him all the toys and apparel that Spaceballs will be able to sell to children after the movie.
It’s a pretty meta-moment in typical Brooks’ style, but one that spoke to me even as a kid. Because obviously, I wanted every crappy piece of plastic that was stamped with the logo of my favorite films, TV shows, and Sega games.
But they weren’t all terrible. Here were some legitimately awesome movie and TV merchandise that I wish my parents’ had bought for me. More
I told you guys a couple weeks ago about the Hari Puttar case. Well, I found an interview with the film’s director, Lucky Kohli, that addresses the issues in the copyright case. Here’s the pertinent parts: On the resemblance of … More