‘Home Sweet Home Alone’ Is Actually Surprisingly Enjoyable

When I heard Disney+ was doing a Home Alone reboot I was skeptical. Then I saw the trailer and was mortified. I said to myself, “I’m not watching that! It looks ridiculous.” And then last night my family and I were bored, looking for a movie, and we decided to check it out. I am proud to say that Home Sweet Home Alone is one of the best reboots I have ever seen for a beloved franchise.

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The film emulates the first movie in the plot but adds enough of a twist to make this new movie really interesting. I found myself laughing quite a lot and it even got a few belly laughs out of me which I was not expecting. I think the brilliance of this movie was due to the casting of the “villains” who the film actually revolves around mostly. Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney do a great job embracing the goofiness of the story and offering a performance almost as memorable as Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

The movie isn’t perfect but it’s the perfect holiday film to sit down and watch with the family. I’m giving this movie 90 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. Don’t believe the bad reviews, this film is perfectly decent.

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I Watched ‘King Richard’ and I Cried a Lot

Serena and Venus Williams are not only some of the greatest athletes of all time but their story is so inspiring. And this movie, King Richard, is the story of how these two African-American girls would be crafted into tennis legends.

The film is as sentimental as it gets, resulting in my uncooperative tears every couple of scenes, literally. Will Smith does an absolutely incredible job morphing into Richard Williams. You can feel him really embracing the role and sinking into his acting chops that he hasn’t been able to use for over a decade.

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This film will undoubtedly award him his third Oscar nomination but with Benedict Cumberbatch getting so many rave reviews for his work in The Power of the Dog I don’t know if he will win. Beyond the Oscar talk, this story is actually surprisingly well-crafted. It felt like a real story and even though it could be viewed as cheesy or predictable the emotion really came through.

King Richard will be nominated for Best Picture, or at least it should be, and even though it won’t win I’m relieved to say it’s a good film that will undoubtedly lift your spirits.

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