The plot is familiar — a young boy, left by himself for Christmas, is forced to defend his home against burglars using a series of elaborate homemade booby traps — but the execution of this update on the 1990 smash is fresh, and its hearty laughs make it a welcome holiday treat. Read more

Scarlett Johansson has played Black Widow in seven movies dating back to 2010’s “Iron Man 2” — eight if you count her cameo in the closing credits of “Captain Marvel” — so it’s high time she gets a chance to shine on her own. Read more