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It’s not Thanksgiving without Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

Steve Martin and John Candy star in this hysterical (but surprisingly heartwarming?) tale of travel gone (extremely) awry.

Neal Page (Martin) is an uptight ad exec trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family. When rerouted to Witchita, Neal reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), an obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure that includes multiple modes of transportation, unbelievable mishaps, intimate motel accommodations, and…

Frida

Frida

★★★★★

A vividly cinematic portrayal of an unforgettable life, Frida chronicles the life Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky (Geoffrey Rush), to her liberated romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary.

Director…

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

★★★★★

Milk, anyone?

Violence and mayhem erupt after a man stumbles upon a bloody crime scene, a stash of heroin and $2 million in cash in No Country for Old Men. The Coen Brothers deliver a viscerally compelling and ambitious film in this gripping crime saga in which money is as irresistible as bad choices are inevitable, and where every decision has potentially catastrophic consequences.

This neo-western mystery brings together an acclaimed cast, anchored by a grizzled Tommy Lee Jones, Josh…

Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii

★★★★★

You can’t help falling in love with Elvis Presley, especially in this classic 1961 musical, the fourth of nine films Elvis made with Paramount Pictures.

The legendary Presley stars as Chadwick “Chad” Gates, an ex-G.I. coming home to Hawaii. Though his mother (Angela Lansbury) expects him to take over the family business, Chad would rather wear an aloha shirt than a white collar. When he goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend’s agency, it isn’t long before…

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This one is a yearly watch around Thanksgiving aty house. Super funny and entertaining with lots of laughs and some heartfelt moments. This is a nearly perfect holiday movie in my opinion!

The best (and only) thanksgiving movie.

This 1961 Elvis Presley showcase is far from the King’s best movie, but it’s undoubtedly one of his prettiest – so Paramount was wise to give it this crisp, clean 4K release, a sumptuous presentation that captures the beauty of the original Technicolor and Panavision presentation. The movie itself is a mixed bag, with supporting players ranging from an entertainingly untethered Angela Lansbury to an oafish Howard McNear (aka “Floyd the Barber”) and songs stretching from the heights of “Can’t…