Tag Archives: John Candy


Spaceballs (1987)

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“You have the ring, and I see your Schwartz is as big as mine.  Now let’s see how well you handle it,” says Dark Helmet to Lone Starr. One of my favorite comedies growing up was a little Mel Brooks … Continue reading


Home Alone (1990)

“Where did he go?” asks Harry.  Marv responds, “Maybe he committed suicide.”  Kevin McCallister yells out, “I’m over here you big horse’s ass!  Come and get me before I call the police.” Some films have become required viewing over the years … Continue reading


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

The original Cinema Parrot Disco link: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) John Hughes will always be remembered for the films he wrote, produced, and/or directed in the 1980s.  Of the eight films he directed, only four were actually good.  The first … Continue reading


‘Yellow Submarine’ & ‘Heavy Metal’

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Gerald Potterton is an animator, producer, and director who attended the Hammersmith Art School in London, England and worked as an assistant animator afterward.  In 1954, he joined the National Film Board of Canada (he moved there the following year.  … Continue reading