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The Cast of 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,' Then and Now

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A rare case in which the sequel lives up to original, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York once again saw Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, left behind on his family's vacation. Stranded in New York City and alone for the holidays, Kevin must again outwit Harry and Marv, the two bumbling burglars from the first film. 

The first movie launched the career of star Culkin and featured a strong supporting cast of Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern and Catherine O'Hara — as well as a cameo by the future president, Donald Trump

As the movie celebrates its 25th anniversary »


- Kirsten Chuba

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How Well Do You Know 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York'?

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, which was released on Nov. 20, 1992.

The sequel to 1990's Home Alone, the film again follows Macaulay Culkin's Kevin McCallister after he is left behind, this time in New York City, when his family goes on vacation. Kevin gets into a series of hijinks when he encounters Harry and Marv, the robbers from the first film, and must outwit them a second time. 

Raking in $359 million at the worldwide box office, the film further certified Culkin as a star and made him a household name, »


- Kirsten Chuba

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Spike Lee Talks 'Black Klansman' Movie and Why He Regrets the Rape Scene in 'She's Gotta Have It'

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She's Gotta Have It," he says, sitting in an editing bay at his sprawling 40 Acres and a Mule office in Brooklyn. "People always ask me if there's one thing I could take back, a do-over. The first thing I say is the rape scene in the original film from 1986. So I'll apologize again right here. That should've never been in there."

A generation has passed since the director's breakout hit about a young woman with too many lovers — one played by Lee »


- Craigh Barboza

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'Justice League' Box Office: Another Setback for DC's Superhero Universe

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In most cases, a box-office debut approaching $100 million in North America would be cause for celebration.

But at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, no one was popping open the champagne to toast Justice League, the big-budget superhero mashup that opened domestically to a sobering $96 million over the weekend after once having grand ambitions of matching rival Marvel's The Avengers series.

Justice League  — assembling Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg together for the first time on the big screen — marks the lowest North American opening of the five titles in the »


- Pamela McClintock

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Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. Fallout: Cast, Crews and Reps Caught in Financial Crossfire

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All the Money in the World, having taken the step of removing star Kevin Spacey amid sexual assault and harassment allegations, and replacing him with Christopher Plummer. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams will work through the Thanksgiving holiday on the Rome set to ensure the Ridley Scott-helmed film meets its Dec. 22 release date. The cost: $10 million, which will be incurred entirely by producers Imperative Entertainment.

All the Money in the World is just one example »


- Tatiana Siegel

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Armie Hammer on His Steamy New Movie, a Charmed Upbringing and Oscar's "Double Standards"

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Like much else about his charmed life, Armie Hammer's handwriting is perfect — all swooping loops and exacting peaks, like something from a bygone era. I'm paging through one of his obsessively maintained notebooks while we idle at a red light in his black pickup truck, American-built and high off the ground, much like the 6-foot-5 actor himself. On this cloudless, late-summer afternoon, as he drives on the Pacific Coast Highway to his favorite Greek spot in Malibu, I flip the pages — diligent notes pertaining to Martin Ginsburg, husband of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom Hammer will portray in an »


- Seth Abramovitch

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Lithuanian Director Sarunas Bartas Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Actress and Art Director

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Two women, one a young Lithuanian actress, have accused award-winning Lithuanian director Sarunas Bartas of sexual harassment and assault.

Julija Steponaityte, a 25-year-old actress and colorist, posted in English on her Facebook page: "I was sexually assaulted by film director Sarunas Bartas five years ago. Five years have passed but it is still present for me this evening, when I write this post. I was keeping it in secret because I though it won't exist if no one will find out. Please let's not let it happen again. #metoo"

Steponaityte, who says the director undressed her during the incident but did »


- Nick Holdsworth

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StudioCanal to Adapt Enid Blyton's 'Magic Faraway Tree'

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StudioCanal, fresh off the U.K. box-office success of Paddington 2, is building on its slate of family titles. 

The growing studio is set to adapt Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree, having teamed with Neal Street Productions, the All3Media-owned company behind TV shows such as Penny Dreadful and Call the Midwife and films including Revolutionary Road and Jarhead

Simon Farnaby — who co-wrote Paddington 2 with director Paul King — will pen the adaptation, with Neal Street's Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown producing. 

Magic Faraway Tree — which will be the first-ever feature film based on Blyton's Magic Faraway »


- Alex Ritman

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Ava DuVernay’s Heartfelt Tribute to Ryan Coogler: "I'm Happy to Be on This Journey With You"

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Neither Ryan Coogler nor Ava DuVernay could have predicted that they’d be making two of 2018’s biggest movies — not when they were 10 years old, and not even four years ago, when they met for the first time at Sundance in 2013.

Coogler’s feature debut, Fruitvale Station, was making its world premiere at the festival, where DuVernay’s breakout, Middle of Nowhere, had opened the year before. They knew each other only from their work but introduced themselves with a long hug “as if we had known each other [personally],” DuVernay said Sunday, in a joint conversation with Coogler for »


- Rebecca Sun

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Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Unveil 'The Post' at First Screening

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Steven Spielberg unveiled his latest movie, The Post, in New York City Sunday night with a screening and panel alongside Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk and Matthew Rhys.

The Fox newspaper drama recounts how the Washington Post's publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) teamed up to catch up with The New York Times and publish the Pentagon Papers, risking court sanctions to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets related to the Vietnam War that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley »


- Ashley Lee

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Former Obama Official Wants to Buy The Weinstein Co., Install Majority-Female Board

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A former Obama administration official has made a $275 million bid to buy the embattled Weinstein Co. and replace the existing all-male board with a majority-female board, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Maria Contreras-Sweet, who ran the Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama from 2014-2017, has made the offer via a letter sent to the TWC board. She is backed by silent partners, many of them women, and top finance attorney Mickey Mayerson of Loeb & Loeb. Her offer was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Another person supporting Contreras-Smith is attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing several »


- Pamela McClintock

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