Macaulay Culkin living life to its fullest

Macaulay Culkin is trending, but not for hilarious social media shenanigans, or his latest project, but for his appearance at the Gucci Love Parade in Los Angeles last week. The star studded parade also included celebrities such as Jared Leto, Lizzo, Salma Hayek, Billie Eilish, James Corden, Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow, just to name … Continue reading “Macaulay Culkin living life to its fullest”

Macaulay Culkin supports Trump out of Home Alone 2

Macaulay Culkin speaks out in his supports the removal of Donald Trump’s cameo from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Culkin, who starred as Kevin McAllister in the popular 1992 Christmas movie, gave his thoughts on having Trump, edited out of the comedy on Tuesday, a day prior to the president’s second impeachment by … Continue reading “Macaulay Culkin supports Trump out of Home Alone 2”

At age 41, Macualey Culkin is having a midlife crisis

Macaulay Culkin has been part of our pop culture ever since he was 10 years old. We were all hooked back in 1990, the moment we met the precocious Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) in the Chicago based, John Hughes holiday classic, Home Alone, directed by Chris Columbus, co-starring Katherine O’Hara and a surprisingly cleaned mouth … Continue reading “At age 41, Macualey Culkin is having a midlife crisis”

Chicago Filmmakers announces competition programs for Onion City Festival

Chicago Filmmakers announces the competition programs for the 32nd Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival, which will take place March 31 to April 3. The five competition programs will feature 35 short films exploring themes of digital media production, politics of memory, and the value of physical spaces from the United States, France, Canada, South … Continue reading “Chicago Filmmakers announces competition programs for Onion City Festival”

Reel Chicago top 21 stories for 2021

Here are the top 21 stories on Reel Chicago in 2021. There were over 2500 stories between Reel Chicago and our sister publication Reel 360. With a record breaking total of 1.4 million views this year. Whether our stories were about the resurgence of film & TV production, the Reel Ad of the Week, or … Continue reading “Reel Chicago top 21 stories for 2021”

Home Alone local cast headlines holiday program at Symphony Center

Home Alone in Concert this Thanksgiving weekend starts off the robust schedule of holiday programming for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) at Symphony Center. Conductor Richard Kaufman leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in John Williams’ Academy Award-nominated score while the beloved holiday film is shown on the big screen (November 26-28). Chicago actors Tracy J. … Continue reading “Home Alone local cast headlines holiday program at Symphony Center”

Home Sweet Home Alone is released today. Here’s what the critics say

November 12 is now officially Disney+ day and the streaming service released a massive amount of content (more than 25 films, shorts, and TV shows.) Among those are, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Jungle Cruise, and the much anticipated reboot of the 90’s classic and arguably the greatest Christmas movie ever, Home … Continue reading “Home Sweet Home Alone is released today. Here’s what the critics say”

Home Alone reboot releases on Disney+ in time for the holidays

The reboot of Home Alone is coming exclusively to Disney+ as Home Sweet Home Alone on November 12, just in time for the holiday season. I had the extreme good fortune of working on the original Home Alone which debuted in 1990, launching a precocious and loveable young Macaulay Culkin to fame and spawning three … Continue reading “Home Alone reboot releases on Disney+ in time for the holidays”

Our Top 10 Chicago Christmas films

There’s nothing like Christmas in Chicago and Hollywood filmmakers have produced several films set in Chi-town, the midwestern city who embraces many warm and small town traditions that make transplanted Chicagoans across the nation feel homesick. So curl up on your couch with your remote and a nice cup of hot cocoa and enjoy these … Continue reading “Our Top 10 Chicago Christmas films”

KEVIN! is back in a ‘Home Alone’ update from Google

“#heygoogle Have you ever wondered what Kevin McCallister is like as an adult? Me neither” Macaulay Culkin He’s back ya filthy animals. Macaulay Culkin was just ten when he became a household name as the star of the Chris Columbus classic, Home Alone. Now, 28 years later, after a mostly self-imposed exile, Culkin returns to … Continue reading “KEVIN! is back in a ‘Home Alone’ update from Google”

Considering Thailand for your next shoot?

Whether you’re in commercial production or a Chicago indie film producer looking to get more out of your skimpy $3m budget, perhaps it’s time to think outside of the box when it comes to location. At least Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi of Thailand would like you to. At the Thai Night American Film Market … Continue reading “Considering Thailand for your next shoot?”