Pantheon Plus: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Jerome and Brian are hitting the road this month as they discuss a series of “road trips” that mostly go terribly wrong but is about the friends made along the way.

In this case, Steve Martin and John Candy become friends and are stars of a Thanksgiving classic. Get on your favorite plane, train, or automobile (maybe even a bus) and enjoy our discussion of this film. 

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Palm Springs

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The Movie: Palm Springs (2020)

One Sentence Plot Summary: The time-loop movie gets a glam up as two people fall in love and realize just being a good person won’t get you out.

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: The Princess Bride

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The Movie: The Princess Bride (1987)

One Sentence Plot Summary: Westley truly loves Buttercup and overcomes villainy, an evil prince, and even death to show it.

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Beverly Hills Cop

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The Movie: Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

One Sentence Plot Summary: Eddie Murphy becomes a star in an action comedy that became one of the biggest genres of the 1980s and 1990s.

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Ghostbusters (1984)

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The Movie: Ghostbusters (1984)

One Sentence Plot Summary: There’s something strange going on in a lot of New York neighborboods, and there’s only one group you can call: Three comedy legends and poor Ernie Hudson.

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Lost in Translation

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The Movie: Lost in Translation (2003)

One Sentence Plot Summary: An older man builds a non-romantic connection with a much younger women, and it works because Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanssen are really good actors.

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Scrooged

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The Movie: Scrooged (1988)

One Sentence Plot Summary: Frank Cross learns the true meaning of Christmas and about intergenerational trauma in Black America.  

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Man on the Moon

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The Movie: The Man on the Moon (1999)

One Sentence Plot Summary: Andy Kaufman reinvents gaslighting and comedy while also playing a sexist heel against Jerry Lawler of all people.

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: The Truman Show

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The Movie: The Truman Show (1998)

One Sentence Plot Summary: A man goes through life and thinks he’s being watched and for once, it’s not a conspiracy.

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Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever: Ocean’s Eleven

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The Movie: Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

One Sentence Plot Summary: Danny Ocean and his ten cohorts pull off an audacious robbery and will make you nostalgic for Vegas…and a little dusty when Carl Reiner is standing at the Bellagio fountain.

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