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Home Sweet Home Alone | Average Guy Movie Review

When his family head off on a Christmas holiday to Japan, young Max Mercer (Archie Yates) is left home alone. It's every kid's dream; the house to yourself, no parents telling you what to do - and more importantly, what not to do. But when a couple of burglars come a knocking (Rob Delaney and Ellie Kemper), Max takes it upon himself to defend the family home. All the while, Max's mother Carol (Aisling Bea) fights to get home to her son. That's right,  Home Alone ; the classic movie enjoyed by millions every Christmas for the last 30 years, has another unwanted sequel - one the filmmakers are desperate for us to know exists in the same universe as the original. Buzz McCallister (Devin Ratray) is back to rather pointlessly ram home that point.  Home Sweet Home Alone  is yet another take on the child left behind scenario, in which said child must defend their home from some unwanted guests. Except this time it's more about the burglars than the child. In the original,

Vote for Die Hard: The ULTIMATE Christmas Movie

'Tis the season to be jolly, which means lots of tinsel, wrapping paper, empty bank accounts and the same damn Christmas music playing over and over. But it also means we have the perfect excuse to watch Die Hard - the ULTIMATE Christmas movie - as many times as we want. It's my pick for Best Christmas Movie in the latest LAMBracket from The Large Association of Movie Blogs, and I need your help. You can vote for it over at the LAMB's website , or on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter . Now many of you are probably thinking; Die Hard? That's not a Christmas movie! Well respectfully, you're wrong. I don't think Die Hard could get any more Christmassy. For one thing, it's on TV every December. The story takes place during a party on Christmas Eve. There's plenty of decorations, trees and music, not to mention the most inventive use of Christmas tape the world has ever seen. Our hero even sends his enemies a heart-warming Christmas message, &q

Scraping the Barrel: What didn't make it into the Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies?

In order to put together our Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies I have watched many movies from several decades. I have made lists, debated over said lists  (that's a nice word for argued right?) , made new lists and argued...I mean debated some more. The point is, it wasn't an easy task whittling down the list to the final 25 - well 27 but who's counting? In order to do it I've had to watch some challenging movies, and by challenging I don't mean intellectually. It's a miracle I made it through some of them. Two such gems of varying quality are 'The Night Before' and 'A Merry Christmas Miracle' A.K.A. 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas'. The Night Before reunites the team that brought us 50/50. In December 2001, Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) lost his parents in a car accident. Every Christmas Eve since then his friends Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have taken him out partying so he's not alone on Christmas. But

Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies

1st December: Planes, Trains and Automobiles 2nd December: The Snowman, The Snowman and The Snowdog and Father Christmas 3rd December: Miracle on 34th Street 4th December: Gremlins 5th December: Lethal Weapon 6th December: Home Alone 7th December: Elf 8th December: Scrooged 9th December: The Polar Express 10th December: Christmas with the Kranks 11th December: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 12th December: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 13th December: The Nightmare Before Christmas 14th December: A Christmas Carol 15th December: Fred Claus 16th December: How The Grinch Stole Christmas 17th December: The Santa Clause 18th December: The Muppet Christmas Carol 19th December: Santa Claus: The Movie 20th December: Jack Frost 21st December: Die Hard 2: Die Harder 22nd December: Four Christmases