Happy anniversary, Home Alone! Please, let Home Alone 6 just be a prank.
Wait, there's a Home Alone 4 and a Home Alone 5?
What the fuck
Right? I remember there was a 4th (which was dogshite), but I had no idea they made a 5th.
3 was also fubarly terrible
Only good thing about Home Alone 4 and 5 is that they make Home Alone 3 seem like a competent movie.
Another question: Am I the only one who would watch a parody of Home Alone called Lloyd Alone? Who knows, maybe that's in the cards for an episode of Lloyd.
I like Violet. She's swell.
Home Alone is awesome.
and I'm with Mr. Krishef, I want to see Lloyd Alone...
Valley Girl, tubular!
Saying Ben Lyons as the Dane Cook of movie critics, is one of the best lines you said Brad
i'd rather see "Stallone Alone". its like, two burglars, played by Ray Liotta and Joe Pantalione (or however its spelled, whatever) break into sylvester stallone's house and he fights them off with spike ropes and machetes...
Where in the hell is Frank Stallone?
Singing in a dive, where else?
"In early May 2009, (Dolph) Lundgren's Marbella home was reportedly broken into by three masked burglars who tied up and threatened (Anette) Qviberg, but fled when they spotted a family photo and realized that the house was owned by Lundgren."
Close enough? =(
I'm more of a fan of the second film, but I'll watch the first one when it comes on TV this holiday season!
I support the shitting upon Ben Lyons. The Scumbag Steve of Film Criticism.
Also, it's nice to see the "like" issue was addressed. It's not a big deal, it's just something to be aware of during these things and it seems like everyone is aware.
That's all I have. Good video.
Wasn't Jeremy Lions the villain in The Lion King?
You're thinking of Jeremy Irons.
Then who played the commissioner on Ironside?
You got me going through the rabbit hole, now.
Ironside, the TV series from the '60s and '70s? Maybe you're thinking of actor Gene Lyons?
Then who did Telly Liu play in The Man With The Iron Fists?
Now you're just fucking with me.
No, I'm just really curious.
Honestly, I saw this once when it was first on video, never had any huge desire to see it again.
Saving Christmas.......truly the new Home Alone. I mean Phil Robertson can't be wrong right? I would love to see a Home Alone snob episode, I think that would be a lot of fun :)
Macaulay Culkin was awesome in Party Monster.
You know, I have never actually see that movie, is it good?
Macaulay plays a camp gay guy who at one point bashes a drug dealer over the head with a hammer, and then injects him with drain cleaner. That about sums it up.
Yeah, there was an episode of American Justice about the case that I saw once. So I'm familiar with the case, I just wasn't sure if the movie was good or not. There were many times I almost rented it when there was still a Blockbuster near my house lol
Haven't seen HOME ALONE since I was a kid. It was the movie that introduced me to Joe Pesci, so you can imagine how surprised I was to see him in GOODFELLAS, acting like a complete psychopath, many, many years later.
And if there's one critic I can't really tolerate, it's Harry "Gimli-looking motherfucker" Knowles. Just something about him.
Oh god, movies in school...
8th grade, everyone who had not had any late assignments got to have a movie afternoon. Kids brought in movies and we voted on them.
The movies that we picked:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (YES)
Lion King 1 1/2 (Oh my god I hated this freaking abomination)
So we had one good film, and one thing that made me loathe all my classmates.
Lion King 1 1/2? You mean they started making a sequel to Lion King and then just gave up halfway?
That, and they were only putting up half the effort anyway. (Frankly, I'm surprised it was that much effort to begin with.)
"SOCIAL JUSTICE DISCLAIMER!" That nearly made me spit out my beer!
I too was a year shy of being born when this movie was made. I like how Violet is able to appeal to our Millenial demographic. Gen. Xers will just never understand the rest of us.
See this whole millenial thing has always confused me. By technical definition at least wiki-whacking it, anyone born between '82 and '84 are by the 'expert' analysis, both. To quote the Generation X article, 'The Harvard Center uses 1965 to 1984 to define Gen X so that Boomers, Xers and Millennials "cover equal 20-year age spans".' and the Millennial article, 'In 1987, they coined the term "around the time 1982-born children were entering preschool and the media were first identifying their prospective link to the millennial year 2000".'
So to me, being an '84 birth I can see how I could technically be both. I was a child in the '80s grew up in the '90s, and remember a time before the internet, but am a young enough early adopter of the millenial culture adaptation. It's so strange that people think the generation gap can just be quantified like that.
Same here. I was born in 1985, which would make me a Millenial. However, all of three of my siblings were born in the 70s and no one else in my extended family had any children until 1996. As a result, I relate better to older generations (especially Baby Boomers) than I do to anyone my own age or, Gods forbid, anyone born after 1991 (for whatever reason I CANNOT relate to anyone born after the fall of the Soviet Union).
Back on topic, I too wax nostalgic for 80s John Hughes. Heck, watching Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is as big a Thanksgiving tradition for me as the Macy's parade is.
I always though 1976 to 1989 were considered "The Baby-Boomers II" or "Generation Y", while the millennials started in 1990.
Idea for new series- "Brad Riffs Random People In A Parking Lot"
So Violet, that kid that ate gravel, was he like the Ralph Wiggum of your class?
So, off-topic, but are the riffs going to be put back up on the site? I can understand with the older material (Big Box, Misc videos) and finished series ( Kung Tai Ted, Bruno Matei, 80's Dan) not being as high up on the to-do list (compared to producing new personally made content/crossovers with other reviewers), but the riffs are fairly recent.
Or are they going to be put up when a new one is produced? (I.e, another thanksgiving short/cartoon)
Don't listen to bigots. People that judge you based on your manner of speaking are just as bad as those that judge people based on the color of their skin. Accents are just as natural and don't have any influence on what type of person you are. Say "like" a hundred times or "y'all" a thousand, it means nothing.
Agreed, and I'd venture that those same people have NEVER made a video of themselves and posted it to YouTube, either.
Violet, keep doing what you're doing. You are great! :)
Just ask Nash and he'll tell you - never listen to the choir pedantic.
Lol I'm not sure people teasing me for having a valley girl accent or pointing out some distracting verbal tics I have is quite the same thing as legit racism but I appreciate the support nonetheless :)
I went to middle school with Alex Linz, the kid from Home Alone 3. He was as annoying in real life as he was in that trashy waste of film.
This has been our review of Ben Lyons and Kirk Cameron's "Saving Christmas".
The things that they say in these videos are extemporaneous, verbal ticks and crutches are normal, to say nothing of too trivial to worry about. What matters is that Brad and Violet have a pretty good rapport and it stays lively.
I remember the existence of the Lyons-Mankiewicz version of "At the Movies'. It was probably as close to a live-action version of that bit from The Critic of Jay Sherman being paired as a ventriloquist's dummy with Kareem-Abdul Jabbar as will ever be. Ben Lyons was such a hack and tool that Roger Ebert wrote a post that all but outright said so. ( http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/rogers-little-rule-book )
Oh yeah, "Home Alone". Uhhh... mmmm... meh.
Y'know...I don't think that Home Alone would make a great movie to do a 'Snob review for...but when you talked about the idea of doing a parody bit as the wet bandits with Doug Walker, Brad: it SOLD me. That would be abso-fucking-lutely hilarious!
Also, Violet? Dunno if you'll see this, but to heck with the nit-pickers and naysayers. You seem pretty cool and nice to me.
Totally agreed. I never pictured it until now, but Brad and Doug would be perfect as the Wet Bandits. Brad has the Joe Pesci look and personality, and Doug is virtually a young Daniel Stern.
Hmmm....as pathetic and shameless as Lyons decidedly is, I can think of one EVEN WORSE.....
2 words: (film critic) John Nolte.
Violet you're awesome and come across as very sweet and natural. No need to change your vocal crutches.