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TolunaTeamCA

  35 months ago

Toluna Movie Club - November Movie Reviews Here
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Hello Influencers!

You’ve voted and voted in the past two weeks and we’ve now got the results! The movie up for review this month is

HOME ALONE

Here is how to participate and earn up to a total of 6,000 points!

1- Write a review for the selected movie

2- Post the review in a comment to this topic

3- Once you’ve added your review to the topic, send an email to MovieClub@Toluna.com, to let us know of your participation and we will hastily add 1000 points to your account.*

4- Check out the upcoming Toluna Magazine, December issue and see if you got featured in the pages!- If you got featured you will get an extra 5000 points!

That’s pretty much it- 4 little steps towards becoming a full fledged movie critic.

Let the Movie Club Begin!

*Note- in order to get the points you must submit your review until the 30th of November, 2018, and ensure that your review is your own piece of writing and has at least 200 words. We will not be rewarding any reviews that do not fit the 200 word mark.
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E1207929

  35 months ago
"Home Alone" is an American movie directed by Chris Columbus and written and produced by John Hughs. Released just a month before Christmas of 1990, it gave families a welcome comedic relief from the stresses of the season. Kevin played by Macauley Culkin, is a disruptive eight year old boy with lots of siblings and cousins to keep him in check. His most decadent desires are unleashed when his family accidently leave him alone in their Chicago home when they fly to Paris. He soon finds himself defending the stuff in the house from two very stupid crooks who will not give up trying to break in. Culkin plays his part so well that you almost believe that he could actually create the traps set for the bumbling burglars, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
I could not help but be drawn in by the little suburban boy's plight and found myself cheering for him. Although I loved the slapstick humor and the poking fun at grown-ups, it does come close to watching a rich kid terrorizing mentally challenged people. The shenanigans Kevin uses to thwart them reach levels of violence that fringe on fantasy.
There is a warm note of caring brought in by Kevin's mother Kate, played by Catherine O'Hara who gives a realistic portrayal as a mother who will do anything to get back to her child with the fear of not knowing whether he is safe. John Candy plays the part of a helpful polka musician named Gus Polinski adding to the situation comedy Kate has to go through to get back home to her child.
Would I see this movie again? You betcha! I would take my grandchildren, neighbor's kids, nephews and nieces with me just to enjoy the laughter. The escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is a great reason, but the fun of watching a child beat despicable grown-ups is satisfying.
To sum up, I would recommend "Home Alone" for families during the holiday season.
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Van84

  35 months ago
A timeless classic for all ages, Home Alone is the ultimate Christmas movie! It makes you laugh, teary-eyed, and most importantly at Christmas time, will give you all the cozy feels! There's nothing more exciting and comforting every Christmas than curling up with your family and a cup of hot cocoa, and watching this classic Macaulay Culkin film.
As we watch little Kevin being accidentally left home alone while his family jets off to Europe for a family vacation, we are left to witness the hilarity that ensues when Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern attempt to terrorize the kid and burglarize his house. The comedic performances and the humour never get old. After watching this film dozens of times over the years, you still can't help but laugh at the familial chaos in the beginning, root for Kevin as he defends his house to the death, and laugh hysterically when Marv lets out a blood-curling scream when a tarantula ends up on his face.
This movie has everything you could want in a film: heartfelt emotion, endless laughs, and Christmas! And through it all, the movie has a beautiful innocence and originality that is so lacking in films these days. Home Alone is filled with classic 90s charm and is a movie absolutely anyone will enjoy!
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C5319422

  35 months ago
Holiday Classic almost 30 years later. I watch it every year. Good for the whole family.
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diannawilson29

  35 months ago
I love home alone it is a movie that will go on forever. It's a classic. My son's loved the movie so much that they watched it at least once a day . Then they started making traps like Macauley Culkin that was not fun, atleastfor me.lol
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Boffred

  35 months ago
Home Alone has grown on me over the years. Initially I turned my nose up at it as an annoying piece of fluff. How many times can you listen to Macauley Culkin scream in one night, after all? But over the years, watching a tidbit here and a video there I finally sat down and watched it with an open mind.
I was still doubtful until Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern began to housebreak in earnest. The slapstick stunts were masterpieces of comic timing and Joe Pesci always amazes me at how effortlessly he makes it look to bring his characters alive. I almost glanced around guiltily the first time I laughed out loud then laughed at my own pretentiousness. I ended up watching the movie twice that night to catch the bits that slid past me the first time around.
That was ten years ago. After kicking myself for having let this movie sit at the end of my up turned nose for so long it has now become one of my favourite Christmas movies, one I rate with White Christmas, Die Hard and Miracle on 34th St. (the original) as must see for the holiday season. Home Alone manages to bring something for the entire family, laugh out loud comedy, great character actors and finally a message of redemption that ties the whole thing together. Home Alone is one classic film that brings my family home together.
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noella_armstrong

  35 months ago
Home Alone is one of the Best made Movies True Classic
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T7225722

  35 months ago
Home alone is one of the newest classics. First time I watched was with my son when it was first released I do believe. My memory's not the best these days.
I do make an effort to try and watch it every year when it is on. My son is 30 now and lives in Alberta.
I'm not sure what it is about that movie that just makes me laugh more and more each time I see it. My favorite part is where buddy takes a golf club and swings to get the spider out of the way.
My son's favorite spot is where Kevin shaves and puts on after shave. First time he shaved he did the exact same thing and to this day we both laugh about it.
I believe that is why it's one of our favorite Christmas movies we have enjoyed together.
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Anabtawi

  35 months ago
It is really an interesting movie. It makes me laugh always. You can watch this movie 1 million times and never get tired of it.
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russellkingston82

  35 months ago
Home Alone is a classic series, but the first, like most other series, is the best by far. Great Christmas movie no doubt, but thrilling to still watch with my kids anytime of the year. Funny, great actors/actress' , and all around one of a kind in its time. Many have imitated but never duplicated, I give that to Macauley!
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Bossmanstar

  35 months ago
Home alone is a great movie. I watch home alone around Christmas every year since I was 7 years old with my family. When I have kids I plan to keep it up. I love to watch it and he also shows you that even sometimes when you are mad at someone and you wish they would just be gone, it shows you that once they are gone you may miss them more then you think. It can show kids what can happening if they are alone, that can also see you may be mad at mommy or daddy right now but if we where gone you would miss us a lot more then you think. I love that we come together as a family to watch it every year and we also watch #2,3,4 and 5. But we think nothing is better then Home alone the first one. I love everything about the movie. It also shows you that even if everyone thinks someone is a bad person they can turn out to be very nice and kind. You cant tell just by looking at someone, you have to say hi and try to talk to people. I will keep this up for many years to come and will pass it onto my own family when I have my own kids, but right now I will enjoy it every year with my family coming together.
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