For Your Consideration: An Awards Season Satire

For Your Consideration is a rock solid satire of Hollywood’s awards season and holds up over 15 years after its 2006 theatrical release. I knew this was a funny film when I saw it for the first time in 2010. However, my only knowledge of awards season at the time was through what I saw on TV and read in magazines. Since this time, however, I’ve become an awards voter myself. I have a first-hand…

"For Your Consideration: An Awards Season Satire"

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Gets A SteelBook

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…

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John Hughes 5-Movie Collection Now on Blu-ray

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…

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AFI FEST 2020: Pink Skies Ahead

Pink Skies Ahead takes us back to the Los Angeles of the late 1990s when a college students drops out and moves back in with her parents. Aspiring writer Winona (Jessica Barden) drops out of college and gets diagnosed with an anxiety disorder after moving back home with her parents, Robert (Michael McKean) and Pamela (Marcia Gay Harden).  She’s in denial about Dr. Cotton’s (Henry Winkler) diagnosis.  After all, she’s never had a panic attack…

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Toronto 2019: Daddio

Daddio stars Casey Wilson and Michael McKean in a short film depicting how father and daughter approach grief differently. Based on real death events, Paul (Michael McKean) and Abby (Casey Wilson) have very different approaches to loss.  For example, Paul treats his late wife’s funeral as if it were a Hollywood production, requiring another take of Abby’s eulogy.  This doesn’t quite sit well with Abby (or anyone else, I would imagine).  What really shows is…

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Classic

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…

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