The poster itself, a small boy, his mouth open and his face in his hands, evoked The Scream by Edvard Munch. If the 1980s, with its litany of burnt out child stars, had taught us anything it should have been that one doesn't get to become a world leader in winsomeness without there being some fairly major collateral damage. And yet somehow, like the plot of the movie itself (which is, after all: two burglars attempt to kill an abandoned child), the potential horror of Home Alone seemed to hide in plain sight. At the time the consensus was that we were watching our generation's Shirley Temple rather than a cautionary tale waiting to happen. Audiences all over the world ate up the festive goodness, which radiated from Macaulay Culkin's scampering and scamp-like central performance. It was the beginnings of the cineplex in Ireland - The Square in Tallaght had just opened - and the film was a commercial juggernaut that played on the hour in Irish cinemas. It was the biggest movie of the … [Read more...] about Alone again: Macaulay Culkin’s silent scream
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 20, 2018, 9:29 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter English Heritage turned down roughly three blue plaque nominations for every ceramic they erected during the last 12 months. Here are some details about those who did not make the cut, with details gleaned from old records, newspaper clippings and historical societies. Albert Trott (1873-1914) – Cricketer The Australian sportsman was well-known for the ultra-rare feat of having struck a ball clean over pavilion end of Lord’s cricket ground, dubbed the home of cricket. He had the peculiar distinction of representing both his homeland and his adopted England, and played at county level for Middlesex. He shot himself in Willesden after suffering mental illness. Ambrose McEvoy (1878-1927) – Painter McEvoy was a society painter originally from Wiltshire but later of Pimlico who was held in high regard despite seeing … [Read more...] about Who missed out on blue plaque tributes?
(CNN)Here is some background information about the Academy Awards, also known as the "Oscars." February 24, 2019 - The 91st Annual Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place. March 4, 2018 - The 90th Annual Academy Awards air on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting. 2018 Winners (selected): Best Picture"The Shape of Water" Read More Actor in a Leading RoleGary Oldman, "Darkest Hour" Actress in a Leading RoleFrances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Actress in a Supporting RoleAllison Janney, "I, Tonya" Actor in a Supporting RoleSam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" DirectorGuillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water" The full list of winners Photos: Oscars' epic mistake Photos: Oscars' epic mistake The Oscars ceremony had a surprise ending that could only happen in Hollywood. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty presented the award for best picture Sunday night. Hide Caption 1 of 11 Photos: Oscars' epic mistake … [Read more...] about Academy Awards Fast Facts