Since its release in 1987, Planes, Trains and Automobiles has become a Thanksgiving tradition for families across the United States. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the classic Thanksgiving staple, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, is now on 4K Ultra HD. Writing about the film has certainly become something of a Thanksgiving tradition around here. Or at least, it probably feels this way because of my initial review in 2018, a Thanksgiving essentials piece in 2019,…"Planes, Trains and Automobiles Arrives On 4K Ultra HD"
The very hysterical National Lampoon’s Xmas Vacation arrived on 4K Ultra HD last week and the comedy has never looked or sounded better. I’ve watched this film a number of times over the years, both before and after becoming a film critic. And yet, I’ve never formally written about the film until now. It just so happens that the National Lampoon’s Vacation sequel is finally available to buy on 4K UHD. I own the first…"National Lampoon’s Xmas Vacation Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York remain classics as the two comedy films hold up in watching three decades later. Let’s discuss the first film. After getting into a fight with his family, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) wakes up to discover that he made his family disappear. Because of the wind and power outage, the rest of the family was already at the airport by the time he got up.…"Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York"
Since its release in 1987, Planes, Trains and Automobiles has become a Thanksgiving tradition for families across the United States. Starting today, fans can also bring home the classic Thanksgiving staple, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, in a Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook. Advertising executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to return home to Chicago. He’s all set to get on a cab only to see it stolen out in front of his eyes by traveling salesman…"Planes, Trains and Automobiles Gets A SteelBook"
John Hughes’s love letter to Chicago, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, celebrated its 35th anniversary since being released in theaters in 1986. “Life movies by pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller Thirty-five years since the theatrical release, the film remains a frequent source of quotes. Hard to believe as it may be but Hughes wrote the script in a week. Most people…"Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Celebrates 35 Years"
The John Hughes 5-Movie Collection is now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment–two titles arriving for the first time. Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles have previously been released on Blu-ray. Both Some Kind of Wonderful and She’s Having A Baby are making their first appearance on Blu-ray. In addition to the Blu-ray, the five films will also be made available as a digital copy. Both Pretty in…"John Hughes 5-Movie Collection Now on Blu-ray"
Paramount Pictures brings the John Hughes-produced Pretty in Pink to Blu-ray for the first time under the new Paramount Presents line. The film arrives on Blu-ray newly remastered from a 4K transfer supervised by director Howard Deutch. Deutch provides some interesting commentary in the film’s only new bonus content. It turns out that John Hughes originally offered the role of Duckie to Anthony Michael Hall. Hall declined and the role ended up going to Jon…"Pretty in Pink: Paramount Presents on Blu-ray"
Since its release in 1987, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles has become a Thanksgiving tradition for families across the United States. Advertising executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to return home to Chicago. He’s all set to get on a cab only to see it stolen out in front of his eyes by traveling salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). This sets up the inevitable conflict that arises between the two when they next meet at La…"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Classic"
The Breakfast Club is one of several films heading to the Criterion Collection with a Blu-ray release in January 2018. The John Hughes film, which turned 32 years old this year, will see a lot of bonus features in addition to a 4K restoration according to Criterion: 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS‑HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray Audio commentary from 2015 featuring actors…"The Breakfast Club heads to Criterion"
There are not that many films made today that throws one back to the 1980s high school classics written by John Hughes. The Edge of Seventeen is one such film. Kelly Fremon Craig writes and directs this coming-of-age comedy in her directorial debut. Produced by James L. Brooks, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, and Hayden Szeto. What Kelly Fremon Craig gives us is an authentic film…"The Edge of Seventeen: A John Hughes-eque Comedy"