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For Sale: Home Alone House
For Sale: Home Alone House

For Sale: Home Alone House

Got $5.25M? 'A piece of cinematic history' could be yours

(Newser) - Presumably Macaulay Culkin won't get left behind this time, but the house where his 1990 breakthrough film Home Alone was filmed is now on the market for the first time in a dozen years, reports CNN . Located in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Illinois, the house was the turf...

Trump Has Beef With Cameo on Home Alone 2

Former president says he didn't bully his way into the 1992 sequel, was responsible for its success

(Newser) - The only Home Alone 2 actor to ever become president of the United States is now defending how he nabbed his secondslong cameo in the 1992 film. In 2020, director Chris Columbus told Business Insider that Donald Trump had more or less forced his way into the movie, which was...

Home Alone 2 Townhouse Has a Hefty Asking Price

It's all yours for $6.7M in New York City

(Newser) - Deep-pocketed fans of Home Alone 2 now have a way to relive the memories: The townhouse in New York City's Upper West Side featured in the sequel is up for sale for $6.7 million, reports NBC New York . The Zillow listing for the four-bedroom residence is quick to...

Home Alone Fan Has Some Fun With Inflation

A TikTok user is going deep into how prices have changed since the movie premiered in 1990

(Newser) - Home Alone is the top movie rewatch during the holiday season, and some viewers this year had a little time on their hands to also make it a lesson in inflation. Per USA Today , TikTok-er Geoffrey Lyons analyzed a scene in the film where 8-year-old Kevin McCallister hits up a...

The Most Rewatched Christmas Movies
10 Most Rewatched
Christmas Movies

10 Most Rewatched Christmas Movies

These films are most likely in your holiday movie rotation, poll says

(Newser) - Whether or not you believe Die Hard is a Christmas movie, a good number of people invite Hans Gruber into their yearly December rotation. According to a Yahoo/YouGov poll, the 1988 action film made it into the top 10 list of movies people rewatch every holiday season. Home Alone (1990)...

Pesci: One Home Alone Scene Really Hurt

He says he was seriously burned when character's hat was set on fire

(Newser) - Joe Pesci has fond memories of making two Home Alone movies—and a not-so-fond memory of sustaining a real injury from one of the many booby traps Macaulay Culkin's character set for the bumbling burglars played by Pesci and Daniel Stern. In an interview with People to mark the...

Actor in Christmas Favorite Accused of Assault

Girlfriend of Devin Ratray, aka Buzz McAllister in 'Home Alone,' says he choked her

(Newser) - Home Alone actor Devin Ratray surrendered to authorities in Oklahoma on Wednesday after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, police said. Ratray, who played older brother Buzz McAllister in the 1990 Christmas movie, was released from jail shortly after his booking on two domestic assault and battery complaints, police...

Culkin on Yanking Trump's Home Alone 2 Cameo: 'Sold'

After Capitol riot, former child actor jumps on bandwagon of those who want Trump's part nixed

(Newser) - Consequences for President Trump continue to hammer down in the wake of the riot at the US Capitol last week, which he's been accused of inciting. Now, a new repercussion from the world of online cinephiles, encouraged by Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin. Starting last month, people upset with...

Catherine O'Hara Reminds Us Why She's a Treasure

Clip of re-creation of iconic 'Home Alone 2' scene has been viewed 3.7M times

(Newser) - It's December, which means Home Alone and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, are playing on TV screens around the country. On other screens, you can now find a perfect tribute to the classic Christmas films. In a viral clip spreading on TikTok and Twitter, actress...

Trump Home Alone 2 Cameo Cut, and Critics Cry Foul

But CBC says his appearance was nixed from 'Home Alone' sequel on TV because of time

(Newser) - This might be the strangest political scandal of the holidays. Canada's CBC network aired Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and viewers noticed that a cameo by Donald Trump—in which Macaulay Culkin asks him for directions to the Plaza Hotel's lobby—was edited out. As Mediaite...

Why Disney Is Remaking This Classic
Why Disney Is
Remaking This Classic

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Could the Burglars Have Survived Home Alone ?
Could the Burglars Have Survived Home Alone?

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,...

For Sale: Home Alone House
 For Sale: Home Alone House  

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...

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...

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