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Plaza Hotel Offers Pricey Home Alone Experience for the Holidays

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Want to live Home Alone? Now you can! Yes, it's that time of year again. Time to hang out with the family twice within a 30-day time frame and relive childhood trauma. Or, you can spend $900 a night to get the full Kevin McAllister treatment and pretend that your family totally forgot all about you. The Plaza Hotel, where Home Alone 2 took place, is offering fans of the movie a once (or twice) in a lifetime chance to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lost in New York with authentic 90s themed cocktails and signature dishes to throw you back to 1992.

Rates start at $900 dollars, so only slightly less than the $967 dollars Kevin McAllister spent on room service during his stay. The hotel website says, "In-room and throughout the hotel a variety of experiences inspired by Kevin's time over the holiday's here at The Plaza will come to life for guests to enjoy.
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Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?

Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?
Everyone is curious about how Oscar voting will be affected by the Academy’s new members, with 1,700 individuals (or 23%) invited in the past three years.

For me, there’s only one important issue: Do they like popular movies?

Careful, this is a trick question, because “popular” is hard to define, especially when it comes to Oscar.

This year, worldwide box office was led by “Beauty and the Beast,” which earned $1.2 billion. The global top 20 also includes awards possibilities like “Logan,” “Dunkirk” and “Wonder Woman.” There are other 2017 films that make you feel better at the end than you did at the start, including “The Big Sick,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Downsizing,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out.”

But what are their Oscar chances? In the past 15 years, Oscar voters have leaned toward dark material.

For most of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 90 years, popular films got regular Oscar attention. Among the many
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Teenager Hayley Wingard was taken hostage and then murdered by ex-boyfriend in controversial case

This week Home Alone examines the tragic death of 17-year-old Haley Wingard, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. December 2010 in Elmore County, Alabama, and teenager Haley is at home with her cousin Christian Cox and her stepfather Philip Reeves. Things took a deadly turn when Haley’s ex-boyfriend 25-year-old Derrick Bean turned up and broke into the house. There, according to the family, he found some guns and went in search of Haley. He took Haley and her cousin hostage and moved them to the bedroom, where he tied Haley up. Eventually he released Christian who was able to raise...read more
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Get the ‘Home Alone 2’ VIP Treatment at The Plaza Hotel, New York’s Most Exciting Hotel Experience

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Get the ‘Home Alone 2’ VIP Treatment at The Plaza Hotel, New York’s Most Exciting Hotel Experience
We’re coming up on the holiday season, which means it will be time for the annual viewing of Home Alone. And while it might not be quite as celebrated, you can probably give Home Alone 2: Lost in New York another watch, especially since this year marks the 25th anniversary of the sequel. Or if […]

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Joe Biden Shares His Favorite Memes with Bff Barack Obama: ‘They’re All True!’

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Joe Biden Shares His Favorite Memes with Bff Barack Obama: ‘They’re All True!’
The bromance between Barack Obama and Joe Biden is the stuff of memes — many, many memes — and now Biden himself is revealing his favorites.

In a new interview with NBC News, the former vice president opens up about his close relationship with Obama, and says that the feel-good social media memes about the twosome are “in essence … all true.”

He adds, “A couple of ones I liked were ones where I was trying on Ray Bans and he’s lying on the couch and I turn around and I said, ‘Which ones do you like?’ And he looks at me and says,
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Watch Mark Hamill Surprise Star Wars Fans at Disneyland

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Watch Mark Hamill Surprise Star Wars Fans at Disneyland
Mark Hamill can now check working at Disneyland off of his bucket list. The Star Wars icon stepped aboard the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland earlier this week and surprised fans. The 66-year old actor, who is famous worldwide for playing Luke Skywalker in the franchise, dropped in to the theme park and couldn't resist popping into the much-loved ride, which sees the audience virtually taken through the Star Wars universe. The incident was filmed and it shows off some pretty intense reactions, which you can see below.

A Disney cast member delayed the Star Tours ride momentarily for a, "special passenger," adding, "Oh, and the force is strong with this one." Mark Hamill then walked in to cheers and screams and what will probably end up as a famous meme reaction if it hasn't already. Hamill, a masterful social media user as well as Jedi, posted the brief clip
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Get Excited, Ya Filthy Animals - There's a Home Alone 2 Experience at the Plaza Hotel

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Image Source: Everett Collection Indisputable fact: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is one of the best holiday movies of all time. While Home Alone was, of course, a classic, moving the high jinks to the Big Apple took everything up a notch in the best possible way. One of the most memorable parts of the movie (apart from electrocutions, burning ropes doused in gasoline, and a newfound pigeon-loving friend) is Kevin McCallister's lavish experience at New York's Plaza Hotel. As we all remember, he manages to jack up a $967 bill during his stay - the ice cream sundae alone had to set his dad's credit card back a few bucks. As kids, we dreamed of having a huge hotel suite to ourselves and living it up in the type of luxury Kevin indulged in. Image Source: 20th Century Fox Well, we're adults now - and in honor of
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Film Review: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’

Film Review: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’
America, as we know, is a rabidly divided nation. But when it comes to dramatizing the cultural/ideological chasm, the blockbuster era of Hollywood comedy was way ahead of the curve. Town versus gown. The slobs versus the squares. The by-the-book straight-arrow cop versus his reckless, crazy-ass, trash-the-rules partner. Or, just two years ago in “Daddy’s Home,” Will Ferrell as the agonizingly polite and “evolved” milquetoast stepfather Brad Whitaker versus Mark Wahlberg as the proudly macho and non-coddling divorced delinquent Dusty Mayron, who set out to prove to Brad that real dads don’t cry.

The battle played out in predictably pat, occasionally funny ways. And though that should mean, in theory, that there isn’t much ground left for the sequel to cover, “Daddy’s Home 2,” a boisterously formulaic and designed-by-committee holiday comedy, enjoys a certain leg up in timing. It arrives at a moment when the crackling voltage of the culture wars — blue state vs
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Netflix secures rights to Maika Monroe and Gary Oldman sci-fi Tau

Netflix have acquired the distribution rights to Federico D’Alessandro’s Tau, which judging by the synopsis below sounds like Home Alone meets Room, by way of Ex-Machina. Starring It Follows and The Guest’s Maika Monroe, the sci-fi thriller will also feature Ed Skrein (Deadpool) and Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour).

Tau is penned by Noga Landau and financed by Hercules Film Fund and Ken Kao’s Waypoint Entertainment under his first look deal with Addictive Pictures. David S. Goyer produced under his Phantom Four banner alongside Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder for Addictive Pictures and Kevin Turen. Rhea Films co-produced the film with Paris Kassidokostas Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti serving as executive producers along with Ken Kao, Dan Kao and Luc Etienne as executive producers.

Tau follows a once street-smart grifter, Julia (Monroe) who is the latest victim kidnapped and held captive in a fatal experiment.
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Plucky grandmother Cece Coffee fought off home invaders and survived a shotgun blast

This week Home Alone looks at the case of grandmother Cece Coffee, who fought off home invaders and survived a shotgun blast. July, 2012 in Peachtree City, Ga., and grandmother Cece Coffee was at home relaxing when two men armed men burst into her home. The two men entered through an unlocked door and threatened Coffee with a shotgun. The men knew she had a local business and suspect that she might have a safe in her house. However, the men got far more than they bargained for when Coffee decided enough was enough. She told them not to shoot...read more
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Holiday Horror Comedy Better Watch Out Coming to Blu-ray & DVD This December

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Well Go USA is making sure that Santa Claus isn't the only one making house calls this holiday season, as they'll be releasing the Home Alone-esque holiday horror comedy Better Watch Out on Blu-ray and DVD beginning December 5th.

Read on for more details in the official press release, and in case you missed it, read Heather's review of Better Watch Out, check out her interview with co-writer/director Chris Peckover, and read her fun chat with co-star Ed Oxenbould.

Press Release: Plano, Texas. (November 1, 2017) – Better Watch Out, the critically acclaimed horror-comedy that “puts the carnage into Christmas” (Entertainment Weekly), debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD December 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Holiday cheer and Home Alone get a decidedly dark spin when a babysitter must protect her charges from a terrifying home invasion. Directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented), Better Watch Out stars Olivia Dejonge (Scare Campaign
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Wonder Woman, Home Alone and more in November's Family Favourites!

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Wonder Woman, Home Alone and more in November's Family Favourites!Wonder Woman, Home Alone and more in November's Family Favourites!Jenny Bullough11/1/2017 10:02:00 Am

It's November, and now that the post-Halloween sugar coma has passed, we're looking forward to the brief reprieve before the madness of holiday preparations begin in earnest! But, colder temps can also mean bored kids on a Saturday morning. If you're looking for a fun family escape, look no further than Cineplex's Family Favourites. Every Saturday at 11am, select Cineplex theatres show classic and recent favourite family films for only 2.99 per person. Click here for more info, and check out our lineup for November!

November 4 - The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back! The money-hungry mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group
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My 5: Pop Culture Moments That Shaped 'Conversations With People Who Hate Me' Host Dylan Marron (Exclusive)

My 5: Pop Culture Moments That Shaped 'Conversations With People Who Hate Me' Host Dylan Marron (Exclusive)
Most people want to run away from comment sections and bullies (and the bullies in comment sections), but Dylan Marron isn't most people.

The New York-based writer and performer may be best known as the voice of Carlos in the beloved mystery podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, but as the host of his very own podcast, Conversations With People Who Hate Me, Marron is taking a break from fictional narratives to, as the title suggests, take on his haters.

"Online comment sections feel like a microcosm of our current political climate. As a writer and performer whose work exists mostly on the Internet, I would get a ton of hate messages and comments," Marron tells Et. "Initially, I wanted to just block out the negativity, but as I realized that (some of) these negative comments were opportunities for actual conversation, I didn't want to keep turning these people away from my digital front door. So I let some
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People on Twitter Are Turning Movie Titles Into Millennial Struggles, and It's Real Af

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Twitter's latest hashtag trend is perfect for a movie-lover who wants to have their avocado toast and eat it, too. On Wednesday, Twitter user @TagFemmes shared a call to arms along with @HashtagRoundup for followers to #MillennialAMovie. Not only are the results hilarious, but they're also so real. Like, almost too real ("Can't afford a Home Alone"). Once you finish your daily phone call with Sallie Mae, read on to see the best ones.
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Arrow: The Top 10 Security Measures Protecting the Oft-Infiltrated Bunker

Arrow: The Top 10 Security Measures Protecting the Oft-Infiltrated Bunker
Black Siren busting into the Bunker in the Arrow Season 6 premiere got us thinking: Just how easy is it to infiltrate the emerald archer’s lair?

After all, Malcolm Merlyn (when decidedly alive) used to slink out of the Arrowcave’s shadows on the regular, and late last season no less than an Emp was planted inside the high-tech hideout. (The irony of that latter crisis is that trapped Oliver and Felicity were unable to make their way out, when so many people seem to waltz right in as if they own the place.)

RelatedIs Arrow‘s Big Twist for Real?
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A “Babysitter” McG Tries With

Ah, the Halloween season. The weather’s cooling down, the sun’s setting earlier, the leaves are browning and pumpkins are being carved for decoration and pies. It also means you’re sure to find a couple of new scary movies trying to make their genre marks while holding their own against the classics. And while Hollywood is currently focused on the horror of lascivious producers, Netflix and director McG are focused on getting their fantastical little yarn called The Babysitter out to thrill and make you laugh. The success rate of that, unfortunately, isn’t what it should be.

From the onset, preteen protagonist Cole (“Demolition”’s Judah Lewis) is a checklist of every movie nerd stereotype turned up to 12: terrified of Everything (even his own shadow would be afraid of its shadow), dresses like an outdated 1990s computer programmer, bullied by the older kids and has one
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Exclusive: Gun-toting intruder on ID’s Home Alone turns out to be single mom’s estranged husband

Watch an exclusive clip from this week’s chilling episode of Investigation Discovery series Home Alone below — as an intruder who left a single mom terrified in her house turns out to be her estranged husband. Erin was newly single from partner Ryan and raising her four-year-old son Owen alone in April 2009 when she started finding signs of someone entering her home. Her peace of mind was then shattered when she started receiving threatening text messages from an anonymous sender. Through interviews and recollections on tonight’s Home Alone episode, titled Bullets in the Basement, Erin’s intruder is finally revealed...read more
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Mr. Robot Recap: Home, Not Alone

Mr. Robot Recap: Home, Not Alone
Need to catch up? Check out our previous Mr. Robot recap here.

Elliot went corporate this week on Mr. Robot in an effort to clean up the mess he made… while one key character paid the ultimate price.

Before we get to Elliot: Joanna Wellick makes her Season 3 debut with a talk-show appearance, taking a victory lap after E Corp’s Scott Knowles was arrested for his wife’s murder — remember, Joanna framed him last season — and insisting Tyrell is “the only man I’ve ever loved.” But that proves to be a costly confession: Her bartender ex Derrick, drunk
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What Your Favorite Comedies Would Look Like as Horror Movie Trailers

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What Your Favorite Comedies Would Look Like as Horror Movie Trailers
Celebrating Halloween doesn’t have to be all about Wes Craven slashers and Alfred Hitchcock classics. In fact, even your favorite animated features can have you cowering in utter terror thanks to these fan-made trailers.

Not only are they wildly entertaining, these genre-hopping previews will also finally answer your most riveting questions, like, “What if Cady Heron was actually a psychopath?” and, “Couldn’t Elsa have gotten real homicidal, real fast?”

Frozen

“Do you want to build a snowman?” has never sounded so ominous. Although we were already low-key pretty scared of that snow monster.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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Home Alone spotlights murder–suicide of 17-year-old Katie Key

This week Home Alone examines the tragic murder-suicide involving Katie Key and Jason Lynn McCamey. 17-year-old Katie was a student at West Greene High School who got good grades and worked a job at Jc Penney to get some extra cash. However, she had also been having a semi-secretive relationship with 29-year-old Jason. She’d dated him a short while before realising he was abusive and probably dangerous. When she finally dumped him things only got worse, with Jason phoning her home constantly and sending endless texts. Katie lived with her parents and her father tried to make the home more...read more
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