Leaving the Stream: Week of January 23rd, 2011

We’re losing some good movies from the Netflix stream again this week, including one of Harrison Ford’s best, a highly unappreciated John Hughes film, and a compelling story of fleeting success.

The Fugitive (1/31)

Harrison Ford isn’t just the dashing rogue from the ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars’ trilogies. In one of his highest points, he’s Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent man trying to escape the law. The law in this case is Tommy Lee Jones in an Oscar winning performance. ‘The Fugitive‘ is an absolute must-see. (Read Blu-ray review.)

Uncle Buck (1/31)

You can keep your ’16 Candles’, your ‘Breakfast Club’ and even your ‘Home Alone’. Just give me ‘Uncle Buck‘, the film that stars John Candy as the babysitting uncle from hell. It’s an absolutely hilarious flick, and a must-watch for comedy fans. It also stars a pre-‘Home Alone’ Macaulay Culkin.

Overnight (1/31)

Troy Duffy isn’t a household name, but his movie ‘Boondock Saints‘ practically is. ‘Overnight‘ tells Duffy’s story, from his sharp rise to his dramatic fall. It’s like watching a train-wreck that you can’t do anything about as Duffy alienates friends, tells high-up execs off, and focuses on his band. It’s a strange path that he takes, and one that’s fascinating to watch.

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