John Hughes 5-Movie Collection (Blu-Ray)

For those of an age, John Hughes films defined their high school years, and spoke to them in ways that other teen comedies (and dramas) seemed incapable of doing. There was a reality to the way the characters were written, even in some of the more comedic entries, and consequently, the viewer could relate to…

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) – John Hughes

Paramount Pictures, in time for both Canadian and American Thanksgivings, released the 30th Anniversary edition of the John Hughes classic, Planes, Trains & Automobiles. John Candy and Steve Martin portray Del Griffith and Neal Page respectively; two travellers thrown together as they try to find their way home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Watching circumstance after…

A Boy (or Girl) & His (or Her) Adventure Movie

Where have all the fun youth/tween/teen/twentysomething adventure films gone? When I was in any of those age groups listed above there were dozens of them. You couldn’t turn around in the 80s and early 90s without hearing about another one coming along… From the big titles like E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Goonies, Explorers, The Last…