Link Tank: Facts About Home Alone on Its 30th Anniversary

Home Alone facts, a Short Circuit remake, David Fincher's movies ranked, and more in today's Link Tank!

One of the most beloved films of all time, Home Alone, turns thirty years old today. Learn these fun facts about this classic Christmas favorite.

“On November 16, 1990, what appeared to be a fun-filled little family yarn about a kid left to his own devices at Christmastime and forced to fend off a couple of bungling burglars became an instant classic. Today, no holiday movie marathon is complete without a viewing of Home Alone, the movie that turned Macaulay Culkin into one of the biggest kid stars of all time.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

TikTok teens and K-pop stans are once again on their trolling game, this time flooding the Million MAGA March hashtag with pancake memes.

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“Generation Z may not have invented the art of trolling, but they’ve damn near perfected it. As Trump and his sycophants continue to deny the reality of his election loss, his cult planned to flood Washington, DC for a Million MAGA March. Sidebar, you should not be able to use the phrase ‘million BLANK march’ if don’t have a million people. Just saying.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Short Circuit, a 1986 sci-fi short film about an experimental military robot gaining sentience, is getting a remake.

“As reported by Deadline, Short Circuit is getting a remake courtesy of a collaboration between Spyglass Media Group and Project X Entertainment. (The two companies are also working on the Scream remake.) The remake will be a family film with a screenplay by the writing team of Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

NASA and SpaceX successfully launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday.

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“SpaceX on Sunday became the first private company to launch humans to the International Space Station. At 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday, three NASA astronauts—Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins—plus JAXA specialist Soichi Noguchi, lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, bound for the ISS.”

Read more at PCMag.

From Gone Girl to The Social Network, here are all of David Fincher’s movies ranked from worst to best.

“In both his shadow-filled compositions and his often grisly subject matter, David Fincher embraces the darkness. But his rise through the ranks of Hollywood has a sunny, storybook quality.”

Read more at Thrillist.

The Winds of Winter, speculated to be completed in 2021, may fix one of the most disappointing deaths on Game of Thrones.

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“George R.R. Martin is still in the thick of writing the Winds Of Winter, inching steadily closer to completion. Following a few months of silence on the status of the novel — the sixth in a seven-book series collectively known as A Song of Ice and Fire — the acclaimed author finally provided a promising update.”

Read more at Inverse.