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Home Alone Is Actually a Tragic Story About a Man Who Can't Spend the Holidays With His Family

You probably remember Home Alone as a hilarious and heartwarming film from your childhood. It is both of those things, but it's also soul-crushing. Why? Three words: Old Man Marley. We first meet this mysterious character before Kevin's family departs. While Old Man Marley appears out their window, Buzz terrorizes Kevin and their cousin with the local legend. As Buzz tells it, their elderly neighbor murdered his entire family, and that's why he lives alone. Related11 Disturbing Things You Notice While Watching The Santa Clause as an Adult We encounter Marley later in the film, when Kevin sees him at the church. They share a moment, and that's when we realize that hey, this delightful old man isn't a monster. (Buzz is the monster!) Marley is just a poor gentleman who is estranged from his son; he comes to the church to see his granddaughter sing in the choir. This lonely,
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“The Santa Clause” Gets The Honest Trailer Treatment

You simply knew it had to come down to this since it’s Christmas and The Santa Clause has come to exemplify the holiday since it’s release. The Honest Trailers folks have targeted this Tim Allen classic and now it’s just a matter of seeing what they have to say about it. And I’m back and I’m laughing because the only other option is to pull away from The Santa Clause in disgust thank to the Honest Trailer and how it tends to expose every little thing that might be flawed with a movie. Laughter seems a lot healthier at this

The Santa Clause” Gets The Honest Trailer Treatment
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‘The Santa Clause’ Honest Trailer: When the Magic of Christmas Becomes a Cursed Job

‘The Santa Clause’ Honest Trailer: When the Magic of Christmas Becomes a Cursed Job
It’s the holiday season, which means all those Christmas movies that we avoid watching the rest of the year suddenly make it onto TV and into our DVD players and streaming devices again. One of the movies that people can’t seem to get enough of this time of year is The Santa Clause. Tim Allen […]

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Christmas on the big screen: festive film treats across the UK

Watch It’s a Wonderful Life in a cathedral, Elf in a pop-up market grotto, or Gremlins with Zach Galligan

More to see: Theatre | Carols and concerts | Dance | Comedy | Art | Outdoor fun

Hidden at the end of an ice tunnel near London’s Borough market is this aptly wintry cinema, offering cocktails and seasonal screenings. All the festive mainstays – Elf, The Santa Clause, Love Actually – are accounted for, along with some unseasonal outliers – GoldenEye, anyone?

Until 28 January, Mercato Metropolitano, Borough, London.

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Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas 2017 Is Here: Check Out the Full Schedule

Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas 2017 Is Here: Check Out the Full Schedule
Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals. It's December first, fellow elves, so you know what that means: The official countdown to Christmas can begin as Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas programming starts today.  For its 21st anniversary, the network is airing favorites such as Elf, The Santa Clause and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, along with new fare, such as Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic, with programming also available to stream on the Freeform app. So much holiday cheer. So little time. To help you plan which seasonal offerings you'll have the time to cozy up on the couch to enjoy (along with hot cocoa, of course), here's the full 25 Days of...
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Netflix's New Releases Coming in December 2017

The highly anticipated sophomore season of The Crown is coming to Netflix in December.

Original series The Ranch, Easy, Fuller House, Peaky Blinders and Cable Girls will also all return to the streaming service with new episodes during the upcoming month. Netflix will also release the debut seasons of the original series Dark, Erased, Dope, The Toys That Made Us and Rosario Tijeras.

Films that will be added in December include Will Smith starrer Bright as well as August Rush, Hitch, The Little Rascals, While You Were Sleeping, Disney’s The Santa Clause, V for Vendetta and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy...
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Netflix's New Releases Coming in December 2017

Netflix's New Releases Coming in December 2017
The highly anticipated sophomore season of The Crown is coming to Netflix in December.

Original series The Ranch, Easy, Fuller House, Peaky Blinders and Cable Girls will also all return to the streaming service with new episodes during the upcoming month. Netflix will also release the debut seasons of the original series Dark, Erased, Dope, The Toys That Made Us and Rosario Tijeras.

Films that will be added in December include Will Smith starrer Bright as well as August Rush, Hitch, The Little Rascals, While You Were Sleeping, Disney’s The Santa Clause, V for Vendetta and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy...
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ Come to Netflix Next Month, Plus a Double Dose of ‘Ace Ventura’

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ Come to Netflix Next Month, Plus a Double Dose of ‘Ace Ventura’
Ah, December. A time for sipping hot beverages, retail therapy, and gathering the family around the television. This holiday season, Netflix will add blockbuster comedies new and old to its collection, as well as some more artistic fare fresh from festival circuit. Next month on the streaming platform, home viewers can catch the comedic stylings of Chris Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in case they missed it in theaters. If you prefer something a little darker, the Wachowskis’ dystopian epic “V for Vendetta” will also be available.

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Jim Carrey may be recently known for his painting skills and red carpet nihilism, but back in the ’90s he was just “Ace Ventura.” Beginning in December, you can revisit both “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
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Pirates of the Caribbean, Practical Magic and More Leaving Netflix in December 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean, Practical Magic and More Leaving Netflix in December 2017
Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away. In addition to announcing which new movies and TV shows will become available for streaming in December—including Bright, Fuller House, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Planet Earth II and The Santa Clause—the company also announced which titles will be expiring in the next month. Here is the complete list of title removals: Dec. 1 All I Want for Christmas Bedazzled Black Snake Moan Compulsion Cousin Bette Hoffa La Viuda Negra: Season 1 Picture Perfect Practical Magic Rebelde Scary Movie 2 Scary Movie 3 Super Size Me ...
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Tim Allen Reveals His Iconic Santa Clause Costume Almost Gave Him Sores

Tim Allen Reveals His Iconic Santa Clause Costume Almost Gave Him Sores
Tim Allen may have brought joy to millions over the course of the beloved holiday film franchise, The Santa Clause, but as it turns out, stepping into the iconic holly, jolly costume brought the actor little joy in return. The actor is one of many who sat down with A Christmas Story star Peter Billingsley for a new 20/20 Christmas special, entitled "Lights, Camera, Christmas: Inside Holiday Movie Classics," to take viewers behind the scenes of their holiday favorites, dissecting the most memorable moments from some of the films. And in this preview of Allen's interview, exclusive to E! News, he doesn't hold back on the downside to bringing Santa to life. "You are Santa Claus, with...
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Tim Allen Did the Unthinkable on Disney's Santa Clause Set

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Tim Allen Did the Unthinkable on Disney's Santa Clause Set
Tim Allen has been in the news quite a bit lately, mostly over the cancellation of his ABC show, Last Man Standing, but now, the 64-year old has shared a funny story from the set of Disney's The Santa Clause in which he lost his patience and used some foul language in front of children. Last Man Standing was canceled after 6 seasons in May and Tim Allen believes the reasoning behind the cancellation was politically motivated. Allen, a vocal Donald Trump supporter, believes that ABC canceled the show because he was portraying a 'likeable' conservative character.

The actor is clearly still angry with ABC's decision to cancel the show, but he had time to share a funny story from the set of The Santa Clause while he was on the Norm Macdonald Live show earlier this week. Allen set up the story by talking about how amazing the sets were for Disney's The Santa Clause,
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Shirley MacLaine Joins Anna Kendrick in Female Santa Claus Movie ‘Nicole’ (Exclusive)

Shirley MacLaine Joins Anna Kendrick in Female Santa Claus Movie ‘Nicole’ (Exclusive)
Shirley MacLaine has signed on to join Anna Kendrick in Disney’s female Santa Claus film “Nicole,” sources tell Variety.

Bill Hader and Billy Eichner are also on board. “Miss Congeniality” scribe Marc Lawrence is directing and writing the script.

The movie revolves around Santa’s daughter, presumably the titular Nicole, who is forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight. MacLaine will play Elf Polly who was Nicole’s nanny and helped raise her all of her life.

Suzanne Todd is producing, while Louie Provost is overseeing the project for Disney. Production is expected to start sometime this fall. The film hits theaters on Nov. 8, 2019.

While this movie is not related to Disney’s “The Santa Clause” trilogy starring Tim Allen, the studio seems to be in the Kris Kringle business, as
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Billy Eichner in Talks to Join Anna Kendrick’s Female Santa Claus Film (Exclusive)

Billy Eichner in Talks to Join Anna Kendrick’s Female Santa Claus Film (Exclusive)
Billy Eichner is in negotiations to join Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader in Disney’s female Santa Claus film “Nicole,” sources tell Variety.

Miss Congeniality” scribe Marc Lawrence is directing and writing the script.

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The movie revolves around Santa’s daughter, presumably the titular Nicole, who is forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight. Eichner’s role is unknown at this time.

Suzanne Todd is producing, while Louie Provost is overseeing the project for Disney. Production is expected to start sometime this fall. The film hits theaters on Nov. 8, 2019.

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While this movie is not related to Disney’s “The Santa Clause” trilogy starring Tim Allen, the studio seems to be in the Kris Kringle
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Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story

Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story
The late Jay Thomas is going to be remembered for a great many things. Children of the 1980s will always see him as Carla's husband Eddie LeBec husband on Cheers. People that came of age just a bit later will remember him as kindly gym teacher Bill Meister in Mr. Holland's Opus, while millennials will always associate him with the Easter Bunny from The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3. He was also a disc jockey in the 1970s and a SiriusXM host over the past decade.

But one
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'Cheers,' 'Murphy Brown' Character Actor Jay Thomas Dead at 69

'Cheers,' 'Murphy Brown' Character Actor Jay Thomas Dead at 69
Actor Jay Thomas, who won two Emmys for his guest role on Murphy Brown, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, The Daily News reports. He was 69.

In a statement, Thomas' friend and agent Don Buchwald said, "Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behavior." Thomas was reportedly surrounded by family at the time of his death.

Thomas amassed myriad credits over the course of his acting career, which began in the early Eighties.
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The wonderful instructions sent to cinemas with Close Encounters prints

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind's film reels were supplied in 1977 with a gentle suggestion on an accompanying sheet...

We can’t take the credit for finding this, hence we’re embedding the Tweet where it came from. We thought you’d like to see it though.

When we read modern tales of directors writing to projectionists (that endangered species), it tends to be a story of Michael Bay urging people to get their settings right. But how about this instead? A sheet of guidance that was seemingly sent out with prints of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, for its original release back in 1977?

Not sure if I've ever shared this with you, but just in case. Found glued inside a 29 year-old film can containing The Santa Clause 3. pic.twitter.com/csaJmjksVD

— Mike Schindler (@mumbles3k) August 9, 2017

A thank you to Paul Bullock - @apaulbullock
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‘The Bye Bye Man’ Review: A Classic Boogeyman Horror That Respects Its Audience

‘The Bye Bye Man’ Review: A Classic Boogeyman Horror That Respects Its Audience
While the idea of an entire movie about people getting killed for saying its title isn’t the easiest sell, “The Bye Bye Man” rises above those low expectations. The husband and wife team of director Stacy Title and screenwriter Jonathan Penner (“The Last Supper,” “Let The Devil Wear Black”) don’t break any rules, but they still manage to deliver an effective genre effort.

After a suburban husband goes on a rifling killing spree in the Pantone-colored past, we meet modern day Elliott (Douglas Smith) and Sasha (Cressida Bonas) as they sign a lease on a dilapidated brick dwelling big enough to contain their enormous love. It’s a fixer upper, and though they wonder why it’s so affordable, they’re too thrilled by the prospect of playing house to care. They find a stockpile of antique furniture down in the basement, and a few scary basement things happen,
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‘Home Alone With Blood’ is a Gory and Chilling Twist to the Family Classic – Watch

‘Home Alone With Blood’ is a Gory and Chilling Twist to the Family Classic – Watch
We’ve previously seen “Elf” and “The Santa Clause” get recut as horror films, but now the beloved family classic “Home Alone” has been given a gruesome twist in “Home Alone With Blood.”

YouTube user BitMassive took three scenes from Chris Columbus’ children’s movie and edited it to include tons of blood and gore. We’ve always known that the film is violent, but with these added special effects, you can’t help feel bad for burglars Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) and all the treacherous things Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) does to them.

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The first video features the bad guys trying to go upstairs, just to be hit with a huge metal pole. Blood splats all over the walls and the guys suffer massive injuries. Another clip shows Marv and Harry finally getting
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‘Elf’ Recut As a Horror Thriller Is a Terrifying Holiday Treat

‘Elf’ Recut As a Horror Thriller Is a Terrifying Holiday Treat
Buddy the Elf may seem like a happy-go-lucky kind of fellow, but in a new recut horror version of Jon Favreau’s 2003 comedy, Will Ferrell’s enthusiastic character takes a dark turn.

“Taken as a child, tortured, twisted and broken,” reads CineFix’s trailer for the creepy version of the holiday classic. The two-minute video begins with Walter Hobbs (James Caan) getting a call about receiving a Christmas gram and Buddy arriving to his Empire State building office.

“Dad! I walked all day and night to find you,” says Buddy.

“You look like you came from the North Pole,” Walter replies, with Buddy saying, “That’s exactly where I came from!”

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As sinister and alarming music continues to play, clips of Buddy crying in the bathroom, giving menacing looks and sitting in prison flash on screen.
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