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Sidepodfilmclub - Home Alone // Communal watching of the Christmas Culkin classic

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Make sure you've got your copy of Home Alone ready to rock and roll, as well as snacks and beverages aplenty, as we settle down for the latest Sidepodfilmclub - our joint journey through the latest movie selection. As it's Christmas, we've gone for the festive treat that is Home Alone, although it always strikes me as a) odd that a Christmas film involves some pretty serious child abandonment and b) how brilliant would it be to get left in that enormous house alone?

As it happened: Sidepodfilmclub - Home Alone

  • 15:40

    Hello and welcome to the Festive Edition of Sidepodfilmclub. We'll be going live in a few hours with a communal viewing of the Christmas classic Home Alone.

  • 15:40

    Make sure you've got your copy on hand, some tasty snacks and drinks nearby, and we'll all press play at 8pm!

  • 19:32

    So, do we all have our tickets and popcorn? I have overpriced snacks for sale if there are any takers.

  • 19:32

    Today we are watching Home Alone, the classic abandoned child story starring Macaulay Culkin which spawned three spinoffs. Anyone else know there was a Home Alone 4?

  • 19:34

    The film was originally released in 1990, which quite scarily makes it 23 years old.

  • 19:44

    Home Alone coverWritten by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus who also did Home Alone 2, Mrs Doubtfire and a couple of the Harry Potters.

  • 19:47

    In terms of all syncing up, we have paused it just as the trumpets begin on the 20th Century Fox logo. You know the bit, do-do-do-dooooo, do-do-do-do-do-dooooo, etc.

  • 19:48

    We'll be live commenting via this handy thread: https://sidepodcast.com/event/sidepodfilmclub-home-alone-communal-watching-christmas-culkin-classic

  • 19:55

    Five minute warning!

  • 20:00

    Green flagAnd GOOOOOOO!

  • 20:00

    Oooh, that theme music brings back memories.

  • 20:01

    That is a mahoosive house. All for one family!

  • 20:02

    Bless tiny Macaulay and his little high-pitched voice.

  • 20:04

    Who are all these children?

  • 20:05

    "When I grow up and get married, I'm living alone. Do you hear me? I'M LIVING ALONE."

  • 20:10

    Oooh, a whole family of rage.

  • 20:12

    Be careful what you wish for was never more true!

  • 20:15

    Presumably, that was a film camera, so the rogue kid just wasted a picture on the interior of the van.

  • 20:17

    "Hope we didn't forget anything." Dun, dun, duhhhh.

  • 20:19

    Parents in first class, all the kids in coach. Well, almost all of them.

  • 20:23

    A hatch down to a laundry basked. I need that in my life!

  • 20:27

    The feeling that you forgot something is awful enough before you realise it's your own kid!

  • 20:28

    The Grinch! Film watch inside a film watch.

  • 20:31

    "Only a wimp would be hiding under the bed, and I can't be a wimp. I'm the man of the house."

  • 20:33

    That's Mr Heckles! Friends reference!

  • 20:37

    Major destruction. Who climbs shelves? They must have had a stepladder somewhere in that enormous house.

  • 20:38

    I've never know quite so many people travel over Christmas.

  • 20:42

    "It's our calling card."

  • 20:45

    The party is pure genius. But, why do they have so many mannequins around the house?

  • 20:48

    Anyone keeping a count on how many time the statue gets it?

  • 20:52

    He's being pretty responsible with the weekly shop. How is it not all crisps and chocolate?

  • 20:57

    I'm really enjoying the stock footage of all the planes.

  • 20:58

    Also, commence the Planes, Trains and Automobiles bit.

  • 21:01

    There, he has a step-ladder. Shelf destruction could have been avoided.

  • 21:05

    Santa gives Tic-Tacs as a gift. Green ones though, that's better than white ones.

  • 21:09

    It's nice how the choir lowered their volume just in time for the conversation to take place. Like when the jukebox stops in Eastenders.

  • 21:14

    Love his map of the house.

  • 21:19

    Considering how it's gone so far, an open door must be a red flag to these stoopid burglars.

  • 21:21

    I don't remember this being quite so painful to watch!

  • 21:24

    "Why'd you take your shoes off?" "Why are you dressed like a chicken?"

  • 21:27

    Brilliant treehouse.

  • 21:30

    They've hung the kid up on the door by his sweater. That's some strong wool.

  • 21:33

    John Candy not really one for making a person feel better! But good for a ride home.

  • 21:35

    It must have taken him a while to tidy up from all the mess.

  • 21:37

    "Just hung around."




Make sure you've got your copy of Home Alone ready to rock and roll, as well as snacks and beverages aplenty, as we settle down for the latest Sidepodfilmclub - our joint journey through the latest movie selection. As it's Christmas, we've gone for the festive treat that is Home Alone, although it always strikes me as a) odd that a Christmas film involves some pretty serious child abandonment and b) how brilliant would it be to get left in that enormous house alone?

Event start

20:00GMT +00:00

21 December 2013