Out this week on blu-ray is a new John Hughes five movie collection. Aptly titled, "John Hughes 5-Movie Collection," the included titles are: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off;" "She's Having a Baby;" "Pretty in Pink;" "Some Kind of Wonderful;" and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles."
We're talking about all of them a little this week, but mostly Steve Martin because "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is the best of the included titles.
There is something to be said for getting the facts of a story right. There is something entirely different to be said for getting the feelings of a story right. Where exactly does "Lady Sings the Blues" end up? Does it hit one of the marks? Does it hit both? And, has the sense of it changed since its initial release?
It is all too easy, especially with the pandemic, to forget to look up and see the world around you. We have put life on hold in order to have that life continue.
"Elizabethtown" and 2015's "The Little Prince" are now out on Blu-ray and Josh has some distinct thoughts about the journeys in those films and how they relate to our current world. Well, he thinks the thoughts are distinct. You be the judge.
Up today on the podcast we have Eliza Schroeder, whose new film "Love Sarah" is currently available on VOD. The wide-ranging discussion goes into how the idea for the bakery came about, what it's like to try to film food, how long the characters have lived in her head, and whether or not the bakery in the story would survive COVID-19.