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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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Cardi B’s First Leading Movie Role Will Thrill ‘Sister Act’ And ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Fans

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Cardi B’s First Leading Movie Role Will Thrill ‘Sister Act’ And ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Fans

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For one of her upcoming projects, fans of Cardi B can expect a throwback to her older days. That’s right, Cardi B is stepping into a familiar role before the screen. The former “Love & Hip Hop: New York” star has proven herself capable of making music bangers and in Hustlers she showed that she can hold her own when it comes to the big screen.

Now, the rapper is playing the lead in Paramount’s upcoming film Assisted Living.

Cardi was recently cast in the “raucous comedy” called Assisted Living.

According to Variety, the upcoming film “is being described as a ‘raucous comedy’ with ‘tremendous heart.’ Fans of Cardi can expect a film that looks quite a bit like Tootsie, Sister Act, and Mrs. Doubtfire.

The upcoming film follows Cardi B as Amber a small-time crook who gets herself into trouble when a heist goes wrong. “On the run from the cops and her former crew, she struggles to find anywhere to hide, reports Variety. “Running out of options, Amber disguises herself as an elderly woman and hides out in the one place no one will look — her estranged grandmother’s nursing home.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Cardi B has been in a major film.

In 2019 she appeared the blockbuster film Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, and Keke Palmer.

And of course, for some time fans were hopeful that Cardi would take on the titular role of a reboot of the ’90s sitcom “The Nanny.”

According to CNN, the reality star-turned-rapper has been in talks to play Fran Drescher’s daughter in a potential reboot of the ‘90s sitcom.

Speaking about a potential reboot in 2018, Fran Drescher told Extra in an interview “[I’m] talking to her representation. It’s really getting me excited. It’s fresh and it could be super fun.” Here’s hoping we get more Cardi B on screen!

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Um Hi, Armie Hammer Dropped Out Of A JLO Movie After Leaked Texts Claimed He’s Into Being A Cannibal And Is 2021 Over Yet?

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Um Hi, Armie Hammer Dropped Out Of A JLO Movie After Leaked Texts Claimed He’s Into Being A Cannibal And Is 2021 Over Yet?

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Yes, welcome to 2021. A year whose heels only just hit the ground when Republican extremists terrorized the Capitol building leading to Donald Trump’s impeachment… And oh yeah saw actor Armie Hammer being accused of liking cannibalism. Yes, we said it cannibalism, ya know, an appetite for eating your own kind?

Gossip surrounding the Call Me By Your Name actor and his sex life has become so salacious that the actor announced that he was stepping back from an upcoming movie with Jennifer Lopez.

Armie Hammer announced this week that he will no longer star in the upcoming movie, Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez.

The brewing scandal involving Hammer includes alleged leaked messages related to his sex life.

The leaked messages alleged that Hammer has a thing for fantasies related to rape and cannibalism and was leaked by an anonymous social media account user with the name House of Effie. According to the account, Hammer told a woman that he was “100 percent a cannibal.” Another message suggested that Hammer liked the taste of blood.

“I’m not responding to these bulls–t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” Hammer said in a statement to Page Six. “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”

Still, the show will go on for Lopez who will star in the film being directed by “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore.

The film will be distributed in the US by Lionsgate and will stream internationally on Amazon Prime. According to Deadline, Shotgun Wedding was meant to see Lopez and Hammer “play a couple who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as they begin to get cold feet about their relationship. If that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken, hostage.”

Despite the unconfirmed gossip around him, Hammer still has upcoming projects. These include the thriller, “The Billion Dollar Spy,” and a sequel to the 2017 hit “Call Me By Your Name” in which he played Oliver, a handsome doctoral student.

Its not the first time gossip around Hammer’s love life has caused a stir. In a 2013, Playboy interview Hammer described himself as a “dominant lover” and enjoyed “grabbing women by the neck and hair.”

He later told E! News of the candid Playboy interview, “Don’t drink during an interview.”

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