If you tried to describe the violent holiday classic ‘Home Alone’ to someone who had never seen it, they might wonder why it’s considered a “must watch” at Christmas time. Watching the precocious, sadistic Kevin McAllister (played by Macaulay Culkin) find new and unique ways to commit assault and battery against two hapless burglars doesn’t sound like something that would teach an impressionable child about why the holidays are important.
Roger Ebert passed away this week. He was an amazing man who not only provided people with his opinions on movies, he planted the notion that movies could be more than just observed in the minds of countless people. And he was entertaining. (Proof: This review of 'Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo.') He also led a fascinating life, so we put together some trivia to give you an idea of the greatness that was Roger Ebert.
William Shakespeare's works may have been around the world for hundreds of years. Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' may have been studied and scrutinized by the greatest literary scholars of our time. Stephen King might take up more real estate in bookstores than the works of Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain. J.R.R. Tolkien's books, however, have a fervent following that could make Stephenie Meyer jealous.
The Will Ferrell holiday classic 'Elf' wasn’t supposed to be a hit. Despite being a heartwarming comedy released around the holiday season, it had several things going against it before the filmmakers had a chance to start shooting.
Following a win in the state of Ohio, Barack Obama is being projected as the winner of the 2012 presidential race. To celebrate, Obama tweeted the above photo of himself embracing Michelle with the words, "Four more years."
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