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Huge Home Alone plot hole fixed by genius fan

5 October 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

One of the most niggling plot holes in the history of cinema has finally been solved by a genius bit of thinking from a die-hard fan. The problem: How did Kevin call for a pizza, but not his parents?

Obnoxious and annoying, clever and resourceful, Macaulay Culkin's 8-year-old trapsman Kevin McCallister dials up a local pizza joint despite a fallen tree meaning the lines were down.

The answer is down to the way phone lines worked in the early '90s and late '80s. You see, you could, conceivably, call a local line and not be able to call Paris - where his parents were - due to downed lines.

Here's Redditor Phire with the perfect explanation:

"I always assumed the tree actually severed the main trunk line to the whole town, but local calls within the same exchange still worked."


Huffington Post even checked with At »

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Busan: Cj Unveils Powerhouse Slate for 2015-16

3 October 2015 4:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cj Entertainment, which enjoyed juicy box office success this year with Jk Youn’s nostalgic melodrama “Ode to My Father” and the Ryoo Seung-wan directed action comedy “Veteran,” unveiled its powerhouse slate for 2015-16 at its 20th anniversary bash in Busan Saturday night.

In the past two decades, Cj has distributed 505 titles and sold some 500 million tickets according to Jeong Tae-sung, CEO of Cj Entertainment who took the stage at the party held at Club Abyss in the Grand Hotel.

It will release a total of 13 Korean films. That includes “Young Miss,” (Korean title,) a film adaptation of lesbian novel “Fingersmith” by top Korean director Park Chan-wook, who has not directed a Korean-language feature since the Cannes-winning “Thirst” in 2009. The piece stars Ha Jung-woo (“Assassination”) and Kim Min-hee (“No Tears for the Dead”).

It also has set “Asura,” a crime thriller starring Hwang Jung-min (“Veteran”), who also has a »

- Sonia Kil

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Box Office Democracy: Hotel Transylvania 2

29 September 2015 6:58 PM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Hotel Transylvania 2 is so much better than Pixels and it’s hard to figure out exactly why. The material isn’t substantially better, it still feels like the scripts are written by an elementary school joke book come to life— although maybe for Hotel Transylvania the living book has to turn in a couple more drafts. The animated medium might open up for a few more ambitious sight gags but it isn’t like Pixels was stingy with the effects shots. Perhaps it’s that with live actors you can see how little effort they’re putting in and how much they’d rather be doing something else, and an animated character looks more engaged even if none of the voice acting is particularly ambitious. It could just be that an engaged Genndy Tartakovsky is far and away better than a Chris Columbus just out for a paycheck. Something »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Sean Astin on 'Goonies 2': I Know It Will Get Made

29 September 2015 5:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Sean Astin went on record saying that The Goonies 2 was on '100 percent mortal lock', meaning it is definitely going to happen. Though, he doesn't know if he'll actually be in the movie. Despite that, he later tweeted out the refrain 'I shall return', and most thought that was his official confirmation that he'd be reprising his role as Mikey, leader of the Goon Squad. It wasn't. And it wasn't long before he deleted that declaration. But he has decided to go on Facebook to explain his intentions. He strongly believes, with every ounce of his soul, that this is one sequel that will definitely happen. Why does he believe that so strongly? He explained in this somewhat lengthy post.

"I have always believed that there will be a Goonies Sequel, because Steven Spielberg told me in 1988 that he wanted to make one. Richard Donner has said »

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'Home Alone' Returns to Theaters This November

28 September 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

To mark the anniversary of one of the best live-action comedies of all time, Fathom Events and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment present Home Alone 25th Anniversary, coming to select cinemas for two dates on Sunday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 11. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by enjoying this Christmas comedy blockbuster with the whole family on its original home of the big screen. In addition to the full-length feature, the event will also include a special introduction that will be exclusive to cinema audiences.

Tickets for Home Alone 25th Anniversary can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 600 movie theaters through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change »

- MovieWeb

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Everything you need to know about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

25 September 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Despite lobbying from Chris Columbus, there isn't a new Harry Potter film on the cards just yet.

But the Potterverse will expand next year with the launch of a new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Below, we round up everything we know so far about the production.

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1. It isn't a prequel

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 29, 2015

The play was first spoken about in 2013, just two years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 concluded the movie series.

It was long-rumoured to be a prequel to the events of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Not so.

"I don't want to spoil what I know will be a real treat for fans. However, I can say that it is not a prequel! »

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American Film Fest’s 2015 Us in Progress Wrocław Invites Latest from Mike Ott/Nathan Silver & Joel Potrykus

23 September 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With the American Film Festival in Wrocław comes the Us in Progress co-production forum initiative. It also means that micro gems might trickle down from Europe in the unfinished form into Sundance and/or SXSW in early 2016. On the plate for October 22nd and 23rd, the six projects selected for the 2015 Us in Progress Wrocław include:

Actor Martinez by Mike Ott and Nathan Silver

Up until now, the project that teams Littlerock, Pearblossom Hwy and Lake Los Angeles helmer with Exit Elena, Soft in the head, Uncertain Terms and Stinking Heaven had no title. This

stars Bobby Black, Connor Long and Lindsay Burdge.

Alaska is a Drag by Shaz Bennett

Based on her 2012 short, if Rocky and Hedwig had a love child – that would best describe our hero Leo — an aspiring superstar – if he can just get out of Alaska. Everyone who works in a fish cannery – slicing fish for »

- Eric Lavallee

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Apparently Pixels Can't Make Money In Other Countries Either

22 September 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A report that came out a couple weeks ago labeled Chris Columbus' Pixels as the third biggest flop of the summer - and things don't seem to be getting any better for the Adam Sandler vehicle. Sony has been hoping that the international market would wind up helping the would-be blockbuster, but numbers coming out of China suggest that's just not gonna happen. In a story about the most recent box office numbers from the Asian nation, The Hollywood Reporter says that Pixels has continued to disappoint. According to the records, the action-comedy has only managed to pull in $11.2 million from its first six days of release in China. This pushes the global total for the movie to $220.7 million, but it looks like budgeting and marketing costs are still going to make the feature go down in history as a disappointment. Interestingly, there seems to be a very specific »

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Game of Thrones' Sean Bean and David Bradley bring The Young Messiah to the big screen in new trailer

22 September 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Game of Thrones' Sean Bean and David Bradley's latest sprawling epic is a world away from Westeros.

Acclaimed novelist Anne Rice's The Young Messiah explores the return of Jesus Christ to Nazareth from Egypt at the age of 7.

Will Eva Green and Sean Bean really be cast as villains in Wonder Woman?

Sean Bean is haunted by ghosts from his past in this tense teaser for Legends season 2

Discovering the nature of his miracle birth, Christ (Adam Greaves-Neal) begins to consider his role in the future of humanity.

The Stoning of Soraya M's Cyrus Nowrasteh is at the helm of this biblical drama produced by Harry Potter's Chris Columbus.

Nowrasteh shot the film on location in Italy, both in the southern city of Matera and at the famed Cinecittà studios in Rome.

The Young Messiah premieres on March 11, 2016 in the Us. »

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Home Alone is coming back to Us cinemas for its 25th anniversary

21 September 2015 6:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Home Alone is coming back to selected Us cinemas later this year to mark its 25th anniversary.

The Macaulay Culkin classic will be shown by Fathom Events and Twentieth Century Fox on November 8 and November 11. Tickets are available now.

Macaulay Culkin and the Home Alone cast then & now

Also marking the landmark, all five Home Alone movies are being released as the Home Alone: Anniversary Collection box set.

Culkin starred in the 1990 movie and its 1992 sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York as Kevin McCallister who puts burglars Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) through their paces. Both films were directed by Chris Columbus.

The trio did not appear in 1997's Home Alone 3 or the straight-to-tv follow-ups Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002) and Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist (2012).

Watch the original Home Alone trailer below: »

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Stonewall’

18 September 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Best known for such spectacle-driven blockbusters as “2012” and “The Day After Tomorrow,” Roland Emmerich has made his reputation exploiting audience’s anxieties over what the future may hold: What if a second ice age struck or a series of tidal waves wiped out most of mankind? With “Stonewall,” the openly gay director puts such speculative fantasy aside and opts to engage with a more intimate real-world crisis, using the sheer dynamism of 1969’s historic Greenwich Village uprising as a platform to address the epidemic of homelessness among Lgbtq youth, past and present. While it’s encouraging to see such a subject treated with the same grandiosity afforded alien invasions, particularly at a moment when gay rights hold such currency, representation-starved audiences deserve more than this problematic collection of stereotypes, which lacks the galvanizing power of such recent we-shall-overcome triumphs as “Selma” or “Milk,” and won’t draw anywhere near their numbers. »

- Peter Debruge

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Watch The Inspirational Trailer For The Young Messiah

17 September 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Christian-oriented films opening in theaters and video-on-demand continue to be popular among moviegoers looking for family, faith based movies.

90 Minutes In Heaven and War Room are the latest examples performing strongly in theaters. After opening at number one over the Labor Day holiday, War Room was number 3 at the U.S. box office this past weekend and now stands at $40.5 million worldwide. 90 Minutes In Heaven debuted at number nine with a strong $2.2 million in ticket sales. With everyone trying for another Passion Of The Christ, this demographic of ticket buyers is one the studios can no longer afford to ignore.

Now comes the inspiring and unique story of seven-year-old Jesus Christ and his family as they come to a fuller understanding of His divine nature and purpose in the upcoming film, The Young Messiah.

Set for a March 11, 2016 and with millions of Christians worldwide celebrating Palm Sunday on March 20, 2016, followed »

- Michelle McCue

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Baskin Acquired by IFC Midnight for U.S. Distribution

15 September 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following its recent world premiere at Tiff, Can Evrenol's blood-soaked Baskin has been acquired for U.S. distribution by IFC Midnight:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA/Toronto, CA (September 14, 2015) – It was announced today that IFC Midnight has taken all U.S. rights to the Toronto Midnight Madness hit Baskin, a Turkish language horror thriller that was directed by Can Evrenol.

The film was produced by Muge Buyuktalas of Mo Films and executive produced by Todd Brown of Xyz Films and Mike Hostench and stars Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Sabahattin Yakut, Mehmet Fatih Dokgoz, Muharrem Bayrak.

Five cops, working the graveyard shift in the middle of nowhere are dispatched to investigate a disturbance. Isolated and without back up they find themselves confronting a labyrinthine ruin. Pushing ever further into the depths of the lair, it becomes clear they have stumbled into the darkest pits of a terrible evil. »

- Derek Anderson

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Zoe Saldana to star in graphic novel adaptation I Kill Giants

13 September 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek star Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of I Kill Giants, an adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name by Joe Kelly.

Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) is producing the film with Anders Walter making his feature-length directorial debut. Saldana is set to play school psychologist Mrs. Molle, who helps the story’s lead character Barbara (played by Madison Wolfe) face her demons, both real and imaginary.

Wolfe, who featured in the first season of True Detective and can next be seen in David O. Russell’s Joy opposite Jennifer Lawrence, was cast after a nationwide search that saw over 500 girls test for the role of Barbara.

On Saldana’s casting, director Walter said: “I’m thrilled to have the massively talented Zoe helping us bring Joe Kelly’s beautiful story to life….“I couldn’t be more excited to see Mrs. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Zoe Saldana To Star In Graphic Novel Adaptation I Kill Giants

12 September 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Because one comic book movie franchise (Guardians of the Galaxy) isn’t enough, Zoe Saldana – who is of course also a prominent part of the Star Trek franchise – has now joined the cast of I Kill Giants. Academy Award winning short film director Anders Walter (Helium) is set to helm the graphic novel adaptation, while Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) is producing.

The I Kill Giants graphic novel was written by Joe Kelly (Deadpool), and follows Barbara, a misfit who battles both real and imaginary monsters. Saldana is set to play her school psychologist Mrs. Mollé. The two characters apparently form a bond, and Mollé ends up helping the youngster take on those monsters.

Taking on the role of Barbara will be Madison Wolfe, a young actress who made an appearance in the first season of True Detective and will next be seen in David O. Russell’s Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence. »

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I Kill Giants adds Zoe Saldana to its cast

12 September 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of the graphic novel adaption I Kill Giants.

The Guardians of the Galaxy actress will play school psychologist Mrs. Mollé who supports a young girl, misfit Barbara, who struggles through her life facing both real and imaginary monsters (via

Barbara will be played by Madison Wolfe, cast after a nationwide search that looked at more than 500 actresses.

She played Audrey Hart, the daughter of Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan's characters in the first season of True Detective.

Anders Walter is making his directorial debut with the film which is based on Joe Kelly's original graphic novel and Chris Columbus is producing through 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment.

Walter said: "I'm thrilled to have the massively talented Zoe helping us bring Joe Kelly's beautiful story to life."

"I couldn't be more excited to see Mrs. Mollé, a kind, strong and incredibly inspirational »

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Blu-ray/DVD Release Date & Special Features For Adam Sandler's Pixels Revealed

12 September 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

This past summer, Chris Columbus' Pixels turned out to be no match for the mighty Ant-Man as it opened second to the hit Marvel film, which was in its second weekend, and never managed to make a huge dent stateside. Overall, the Adam Sander-starrer has grossed over $74 million domestically and over $120 million internationally for a worldwide sum of over $194 million on a production budget of about $88 million.  Earlier this week, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment officially announced that the film will arrive on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, & DVD on October 27 and will hit Digital HD a bit sooner on October 6.  Check out the full list of special features below and continue on to see the cover art: Special Features: Two Featurettes Q*Bert - The adorable digital bit hopper comes to life in Pixels! Dojo Quest - A look at the new classic arcade game that gave life to the unstoppable Lady Lisa. »

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Zoe Saldana Joins 'I Kill Giants' Adaptation

12 September 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of director Anders Walter's I Kill Giants, the film adaptation of Joe Kelly's critically acclaimed graphic novel, it was announced today. Academy Award nominee Chris Columbus is producing through his 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment, Justin Nappi, through his company, Treehouse Pictures, as well as Kim Magnusson and Man of Action Entertainment, where Kelly is a partner, and Xyz Films. Treehouse Pictures is also financing the film.

I Kill Giants tells the story of a young misfit girl named Barbara battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life. Joe Kelly, who wrote the award winning graphic novel he created with illustrator Ken Niimura, has also written the screenplay adaptation. Zoe Saldana will play school psychologist Mrs. Moll&#233, who plays a key role by helping Barbara face both internal and external threats, forming an inspiring bond with her in the process.

After a nationwide search of over 500 girls, »

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Pixels 3D Blu-ray details announced

11 September 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the details for the 3D Blu-ray and 2D Blu-ray release of Pixels, the action-adventure comedy from director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), which will go on sale in the Us from October 27th.

The film is produced by Happy Madison, Adam Sandler’s production company and is based on the sort film by Patrick Jean. Sandler stars in the film alongside Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Sean Bean and Brian Cox. Pixels has so far grossed $197million worldwide .

When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth using games like Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, 80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler) to »

- Scott J. Davis

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Zoe Saldana Set To "Kill Giants"

11 September 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of Anders Walter's "I Kill Giants" for Treehouse Pictures and Xyz Films.

Based on Joe Kelly's 2008 graphic novel, Saldana plays a school psychologist who is treating a misfit girl (Madison Wolfe) battling both real and imaginary monsters in her life, forming a bond with her in the process.

Kelly adapted the screenplay while Chris Columbus, Justin Nappi and Kim Magnusson are producing. Filming set to begin in early 2016.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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