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Old 16-09-2012, 15:27
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I thought, since the third and fourth films don't include Culkin, and isn't anywhere near as good as the first two, so let's just discuss the first two films, the funniest parts etc.

Kevin playing the film in the second movie with the hotel staff there and the guy in the film accusing the concierge of 'smooching with his brother' was hilarious .
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Old 16-09-2012, 15:46
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There is also a thread I made here

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...ght=home+alone
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Old 16-09-2012, 15:50
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Well, this one is solely for the first two movies.
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Old 17-09-2012, 16:36
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Both great films that I watch every christmas without fail. My favourite is Lost in New York.
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Old 17-09-2012, 22:41
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I watched Lost in New York yesterday!

It's never too early in the year for Christmas movies!

The shots from the top of the World Trade Center is spectacular, they really were incredible buildings.
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Old 18-09-2012, 13:17
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I wonder if Home Alone (first movie) is on TV anytime soon, I know the second one was on E4 on Saturday.
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Old 18-09-2012, 19:04
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Brilliant films and both are hilarious. The guy who plays Marv is comedy gold, why have i not seen him in anything else.

3rd 4th films etc should have never existed.
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Old 19-09-2012, 20:40
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^ Agree. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern (who played Harry and Marv) look much older than they did 20 years ago!
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Old 19-09-2012, 22:36
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Found Home Alone 2 mawkishly sentimental and a cynical rehash of the first one, without an ounce of its charm. The 'cartoon' violence was far from playful and still makes me wince (throwing bricks etc..). The hotel staff (Tim Curry, Rob Shneider) were very embarassing and brought the comedy down to a childish level, with all their mugging and gurning.

Hated HA2 on my first viewing and when in the mood to hate on a film (Jurassic Park 2 also meets this criteria), can always rely on Home Alone 2 to satiate my desire.
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Old 20-09-2012, 03:24
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Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern[...]look much older than they did 20 years ago!
That'll be because they're 20 years older! That reminds me of the dopey thought I had whilst watching Celebrity Big Brother a couple of weeks ago, that "Julian Clary used to look a lot younger than he does now"!
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Old 20-09-2012, 04:52
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I do remember thinking "What the hell is Brenda Fricker doing in this?" You win an Oscar & then this? That said, any film with Tim Curry is good in my book.
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Old 20-09-2012, 18:38
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"I'm down here you big horse's ass!"

You don't get kids these days saying that
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Old 20-09-2012, 20:29
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In Home Alone 2, there's a scene where Kevin throws a brick of the top of a building, and it hits Marv in the head, if you watch It in slow motion, you can see the brick damage, before it even hits his head
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Old 21-09-2012, 02:51
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The first film is a lot better than the second although the new york scenes seem more memorable for some reason. In Home Alone it's much more tense with Kevin having to look after his large suburban house as oppossed to living in a secure hotel in NY.
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Old 21-09-2012, 16:25
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In Home Alone 2, there's a scene where Kevin throws a brick of the top of a building, and it hits Marv in the head, if you watch It in slow motion, you can see the brick damage, before it even hits his head
He did throw more than one brick
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Old 21-09-2012, 16:30
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Both movies are hilarious.

There was no need for further films after that
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Old 21-09-2012, 16:33
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Both movies are hilarious.

There was no need for further films after that
Unless of course, they kept the same cast, came up with a completely new plot and made it even funnier.
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Old 27-11-2012, 16:20
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Some facts about the first film from IMDB:
[LIST][*]John Candy filmed his part in only one day, albeit an extremely long 23-hour day. The story about having once forgotten his son at a funeral home was entirely improvised. His part is obviously inspired by the character he played in Planes, Trains & Automobiles also written by John Hughes.
[*]The concept for this movie originated during the filming of a scene in Uncle Buck in which Macaulay Culkin plays a character who interrogates a would-be-babysitter through a letterbox.
[*]The movie that Kevin watches on video tape is not a real film, but footage especially created. It was called "Angels With Filthy Souls." Along with other similar era references in the movie, this is a play upon the movie Angels with Dirty Faces starring James Cagney.
[*]The role of Uncle Frank was written for Kelsey Grammer.
[*]Joe Pesci's character, Harry Lime, is named after Orson Welles's character from the film The Third Man.
[*]Jeffrey Wiseman who plays the inquisitive neighbor, Mitch Murphy, auditioned for the role of Kevin McCallister.
[*]Entered into The Guinness Book of World Records as the "Highest Box Office Gross - Comedy", accumulating $533,000,000 internationally.
[*]The posters and DVD cases for the movie had Culkin with his hands on his face and screaming, based on the famous painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch.
[*]Joe Pesci kept forgetting that he was filming a "family" movie during his characters on-screen outbursts so director Chris Columbus advised him to say "fridge" instead of the "F-word".
[*]Despite filming a family movie, Daniel Stern once slipped in the "s-word", which can be heard when he is retrieving his boot through the doggy door at 55:27 on the DVD.
[*]The car that ''Santa'' (the guy Kevin talks to about getting his family back) starts before it stalls out is a 1980 Honda Civic hatchback. It really did stall on camera as the actor was driving it away.
[*]Although the part was written especially for Macaulay Culkin by John Hughes, several hundred other boys were auditioned by director Chris Columbus just because he wanted to confirm that Culkin was right for the part.
[*]The wax-and-plastic artificial snow used in this film was given to the Lyric Opera of Chicago when shooting finished. It has since been used in numerous opera productions.[/LIST]
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Old 27-11-2012, 16:30
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Old 28-11-2012, 00:35
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He's gonna call the cops!
From a tree house?!
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Old 28-11-2012, 08:25
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Don't forget about Buzz and his Old Man Marley myth.
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Old 28-11-2012, 22:45
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i like both films and find both funny although i do prefer the first movie, might have something to do with the cosy home.

the scene in the first film when marv has the spider on his face and he screams like a big girl brilliant!

the second one has me in stitches with the staff and the video tape, smooching cliff and the whole 'i love you!'

top of my christmas movie list every year!
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Old 28-11-2012, 22:48
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Wet Bandits.
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Old 28-11-2012, 23:15
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Don't forget about Buzz and his Old Man Marley myth.
What do you mean?
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Old 30-11-2012, 14:13
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Some facts about the first film from IMDB:

John Candy filmed his part in only one day, albeit an extremely long 23-hour day. The story about having once forgotten his son at a funeral home was entirely improvised. His part is obviously inspired by the character he played in Planes, Trains & Automobiles also written by John Hughes.
Damn, I miss John Candy.
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