Chris Columbus avoids watching his movies at Christmas

Chris Columbus avoids watching his Christmas movies during the festive season.The filmmaker is known for writing classics like Gremlins and The Goonies, as well as for directing films such as Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the first two Ha…

Chris Columbus avoids watching his Christmas movies during the festive season.

The filmmaker is known for writing classics like Gremlins and The Goonies, as well as for directing films such as Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the first two Harry Potter films, and Mrs. Doubtfire.

While Chris’ movies continue to be popular family fare in December, he has now admitted that he steers clear of watching his own flicks.

“No, no, no, no,” he laughed when asked by reporters at Total Film if he is tempted to re-watch Home Alone. “I laugh about it with my family. We can’t escape it, from like Thanksgiving to 1 January, it seems like a lot of my films are on TV.”

However, Chris did insist that he is a big fan of the Yuletide season. He invests a lot of time and energy in finding the perfect decorations for inside and outside of his home.

“Christmas is a very important time in the Columbus household. I’m at the tree loft the very first day it opens, picking out the biggest tree. I decorate my own tree,” the 60-year-old smiled. “And because I don’t want to fall off a ladder, I have a company put up a ridiculously embarrassing amount of lights in front of my house.”

As the king of festive films, Chris has jumped on board as a producer of Netflix project The Christmas Chronicles.

The movie features Kurt Russell as Santa Claus, and the director is certain there is room to develop the concept into a series if viewers respond well.

“As we were making the film, I realised there was a much bigger world here. So, I got excited about the potential for digging deeper, with maybe another film in the series, and treating the world of the North Pole and the mythology of Santa Claus with a seriousness that it’s never been treated with,” he added.

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Pierce Brosnan and Mrs. Doubtfire kids have sweet reunion

Pierce Brosnan recently reunited with the child stars of Mrs. Doubtfire ahead of the film’s 25th anniversary.The family favourite hit cinemas in November 1993, with late actor Robin Williams taking on the lead role of Daniel Hillard, a devoted but unco…

Pierce Brosnan recently reunited with the child stars of Mrs. Doubtfire ahead of the film’s 25th anniversary.

The family favourite hit cinemas in November 1993, with late actor Robin Williams taking on the lead role of Daniel Hillard, a devoted but unconventional dad, who morphs into alter ego Euphegenia Doubtfire, an elderly Scottish nanny, in a bid to see his kids after his wife Miranda (Sally Field) kicks him out.

Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence and Matilda actress Mara Wilson starred as the Hillard children Lydia, Chris and Natalie, and after more than two decades since they last worked together, they had a mini-reunion along with Pierce, who portrayed Miranda’s new boyfriend Stu.

Uploading a photo of the get together on social media, Lisa wrote: “So this just happened. #mrsdoubtfire #reunion #25yearslater.”

She then posted, “And then there was this. #mrsdoubtfire #reunion #25yearslater”, next to a video. In the clip, Pierce begins by filming a photo of the three stars at the premiere of the Golden Globe-winning film, and then pans to them now.

“Here you go: At the premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire and here we are, we pull back slowly, tada,” the James Bond star exclaims, revealing his three co-stars holding hands and grinning.

“Love you, love you all so much. So good to be a part of your lives. I want to get into the picture as well.”

As he steps into the shot Mara quips, “Our stepdad” and the 65-year-old then places a kiss on Lisa’s head, while Mara and Matthew hug.

Since the film, Lisa, 39, swapped acting for writing and teaching yoga, 31-year-old Mara, one of the most famous child stars of the ’90s, became a writer and 38-year-old Matthew still acts.

The three co-stars were united in their grief when Robin took his own life in 2014, and all made public statements regarding his passing.

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