Swackett salutes Home Alone; a 1990 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for Christmas vacation in France over the holiday season. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film also features John Heard and Catherine O’Hara as Kevin’s parents.
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are Swackett’s Peeps of the Day!
Swackett spotlight on Saving Mr. Banks — a film about author P. L. Travers — has she reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins. (Released December 13, 2013)
Swackett remembers John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE; an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member of the Beatles, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of popular music. (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)
Swackett salutes Christopher Whitelaw Pine; an American actor in films and television who is best known for his role as James T. Kirk in the 2009 film “Star Trek”, and its sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness”. (born August 26th)