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Disney Is Giving Us Another ‘Home Alone’ Reboot And Kevin McAllister Better Be Kevin Martinez Or I’m Out

In an era when everything old is new again, we’ve seen a lot of trends reemerge and become popular once more. One example of this phenomenon is all the remakes we’re seeing on television and at the movies. Franchises like “Spiderman,” “The X-Men,” “Terminator,” and “Charlie’s Angels” have seen reboots and sequels to capitalize on these films previous popularity. TV shows like “Hawaii 5-0” and “Twilight Zone” have also brought remakes into our homes.

Altogether, reboots make up a large percentage of media these days.

Now, it seems that we have more reboots on the way via Disney’s new streaming platform, Disney+.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on a Tuesday earnings call that Disney plans to reboot “Home Alone,” “Night at the Museum,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Cheaper by the Dozen” for its upcoming streaming service, Disney+. These Fox properties were bought by Disney when the company acquired 20th Century Fox for $71.3 billion earlier this year. The streaming service is set to launch in November of 2019 and will be bundled with Hulu and ESPN+.

On the earnings call, Iger said that the company planned to capitalize on the newly gained titles to utilize on Disney+ for a new generation of viewers.

“We’re also focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles to further enrich the content mix on our [direct-to-consumer] platforms,” Iger explained.

There’s no word yet if these franchises will be remade as movies or TV series, but one thing was certain: rebooting “Home Alone” for our current age is going to be tough.

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The question on everyone’s mind is: does this premise actually work in a society that has smartphones, online messengers and rideshares? What worked before about the film was that Kevin wasn’t able to contact his parents because this was a world before cell phones. In our current society, even kids have a phone, tablet or computer from which they could contact their parents.

How will this play out with a world full of smartphones and tablets? Will Kevin shatter all of his screens at the beginning of the film? Will he be grounded and have all his electronics taken away before his parents leave him home alone? Who knows but we can’t imagine any other ways this premise would still work for 2019.

Some pointed out the franchises’ failed sequels as a reason why “Home Alone” shouldn’t be remade.

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We remember “Home Alone 2” but mostly just because of that scene where Kevin got to eat pizza in a limo. As for the other 3 “Home Alone” movies, they didn’t make much of an impact. The original “Home Alone” was a unique experience where the right cast, premise, and timing came together to make a film that became a cultural touchstone. Can we ever recapture that magic?

Maybe we need to change the formula a bit to make this reboot work.

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Maybe, in order to refresh an older premise, we need to flip the script and get an animated “Home Alone.” Wacky things always happen in cartoons anyways. It will be easier to suspend belief and actually be convinced by the “Home Alone” plot if it comes from an animated film.

Even Macaulay Caulkin — star of the original two “Home Alone” films — got into the fun of mocking the idea of a reboot.

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Caulkin has always had a good sense of humor, especially about his childhood stardom, so it’s not surprising that the actor got into the mix of pocking fun at the reboot idea. Posting an unflattering pic of what an adult Kevin would look like now, Caulkin showed his opinion of what a reboot would feature. Honestly, the new “Home Alone” looks more like a typical lazy weekend than an emergency situation.

Most of us are just concerned about what a reboot will do to our precious childhood memories.

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We all like to think that special memories from our childhoods are untouchable but sometimes they alter with age. Still, a reboot doesn’t take away all of the fond remembrances we have of watching Kevin get into trouble. His shenanigans will still have a place in our hearts and we can always just skip this reboot when it comes out. Not everything needs to be remade but not every reboot needs to be watched either.

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All The Fun Streams Available On Netflix Starting In April

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All The Fun Streams Available On Netflix Starting In April

Spring is officially here and sweeping in with a new bundle of shows and films to binge and watch on Netflix. From the much-anticipated adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone series to a new David Attenborough docuseries, there are tons of shows to look forward to watching this April.

That’s right, spring into action gang, this April has a world of great streams!

April 1

  • 2012
  • Cop Out
  • Friends with Benefits
  • Insidious
  • Legally Blonde
  • Leprechaun
  • Magical Andes: Season 2
  • The Pianist
  • The Possession
  • Prank Encounters: Season 2
  • Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
  • Tersanjung the Movie
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • White Boy
  • Worn Stories
  • Yes Man

April 2

  • Concrete Cowboy
  • Just Say Yes
  • Madame Claude
  • The Serpent
  • Sky High

April 3

  • Escape from Planet Earth

April 4

  • What Lies Below

April 5

  • Coded Bias
  • Family Reunion: Part 3

April 6

  • The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You

April 7

  • The Big Day: Collection 2
  • Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute
  • Snabba Cash
  • This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist
  • The Wedding Coach

April 8

  • The Way of the Househusband

April 9

  • Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?
  • Night in Paradise
  • Thunder Force

April 10

  • The Stand-In

April 11

  • Diana: The Interview that Shook the World

April 12

  • New Gods: Nezha Reborn
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4

April 13

  • The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
  • Mighty Express: Season 3
  • My Love: Six Stories of True Love

April 14

  • Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!
  • The Circle: Season 2
  • Law School
  • The Soul
  • Why Did You Kill Me?

April 15

  • Dark City Beneath the Beat
  • The Master
  • Ride or Die

April 16

  • Arlo the Alligator Boy
  • Ajeeb Daastaans
  • Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
  • Crimson Peak
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico
  • Into the Beat
  • Rush
  • Synchronic
  • Why Are You Like This
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife

April 18

  • Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 2

April 19

  • Miss Sloane
  • PJ Masks: Season 3

April 20

  • Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2

April 21

  • Zero

April 22

  • Life in Color with David Attenborough
  • Stowaway

April 23

  • Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
  • Shadow and Bone
  • Tell Me When

April 27

  • August: Osage County
  • Battle of Los Angeles
  • Fatma
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4

April 28

  • Sexify
  • Headspace Guide to Sleep

April 29

  • Things Heard & Seen
  • Yasuke

April 30

  • The Innocent
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  • Pet Stars
  • The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2

Leaving Netflix in April

April 2

  • Honey: Rise Up and Dance

April 4

  • Backfire

April 11

  • Time Trap

April 12

  • Married at First Sight: Season 9
  • Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning: Season 1

April 13

  • Antidote

April 14

  • Eddie Murphy: Delirious
  • The New Romantic
  • Once Upon a Time in London
  • Thor: Tales of Asgard

April 15

  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

April 19

  • Carol
  • The Vatican Tapes

April 20

  • The Last Resort

April 21

  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Seasons 1-3

April 22

  • Liv and Maddie: Seasons 1-4

April 23

  • Mirror Mirror

April 24

  • Django Unchained

April 26

  • The Sapphires

April 27

  • Ghost Rider (2007)

April 27

  • The Car
  • Doom

April 28

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop

April 30

  • 17 Again
  • Blackfish
  • Can’t Hardly Wait
  • Den of Thieves
  • How to Be a Latin Lover
  • I Am Legend
  • Jumping the Broom
  • Kingdom: Seasons 1-3
  • Knock Knock
  • Palm Trees in the Snow
  • Platoon
  • Runaway Bride
  • Snowpiercer
  • The Green Hornet
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Waiting

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

Break out the tres leches! It’s gonna be a wedding of “epic proportions!” Cuban-style!

That’s right, the beloved 1991 film Father of the Bride is getting a remake. This time, the film will star 64-year-old actor Andy Garcia, the patriarch of a Cuban American family, struggling to see his daughter walk down the aisle.

Garcia will star in and executive produce the upcoming Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride, a story that will follow a Cuban American family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt‘s production company, Plan B will produce the remake with Gaz Alazraki, director of Club de Cuervos, set to helm.

“I’m very excited to join The Father of the Bride, a beloved film that has brought so much joy to so many over the years and to represent my Cuban culture and heritage in this story,” Garcia explained in a statement published by THR. “I commend Warner Brothers for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created.” 

Garcia’s remake is the latest in the franchise, which first came out in 1950 and starred actor Spencer Tracey and Elizabeth Taylor.

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The first film inspired a sequel, also starring Tracey and Taylor, called Father’s Little Dividend. The film was remade forty-years later with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in the 1991 version. Garcia’s upcoming take will focus on a similar storyline. According to THR, “the latest remake will center on the father of a soon-to-be bride coming to terms with daughters’ nuptials. But the latest take will be told through the relationships in a big, sprawling Cuban-American family.”

The 1991 cast of the film reunited in September for a Netflix special. 

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The feature filmed memorable moments from the Nancy Meyers film and its 1995 sequel Father of the Bride II and showed “the Banks family’s” home in 2020. The reunion was produced to honor the World Central Kitchen amid the pandemic.

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