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Tuesday, March 18 2014

Rich People Have Problems Too: Teenage Angst in 'Sixteen Candles'

A film like Sixteen Candles suggests that wealthy teenagers are not immune to life’s harsh caprice, and that no amount of affluence can cure high school’s sense of alienation and anxiety


Monday, March 29 2010

Smoke Up, Johnny: The Breakfast Club, Still Gloriously Poignant 25 Years Later

The Breakfast Club remains a defining moment for a generation 25 years later. What endures is the sheer heart that defines the film, the way that it supplies stark, grave candor and quirky spunk in equal measure.


Columns

Thursday, August 13 2009

"No Dad, What About You?!": The John Hughes Generation Conflict

John Hughes went to bat for us teenagers against the evil Baby Boomer adults and the damage their material expectations inflicted on the classic American nuclear family.


Reviews

Thursday, November 5 2009

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Those Aren't Pillows Edition)

it's safe to say that John Hughes has a secure legacy in Hollywood laughfests. No matter the age bracket, this film stands as one of his very best.


Tuesday, August 26 2008

Ferris Bueller's Day Off: I Love the 80s edition

The film—and Ferris—is still as fresh and fun, witty and irreverent as ever. It’s a true classic, a pinnacle of its genre.


Wednesday, February 15 2006

Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Bueller Bueller Edition (1986)

Call us the Breakfast Club Generation. We are all Molly Ringwald.


Blogs

Sunday, August 15 2010

A Bunch of Blu 3

In this installment, we look at Clash of the Titans (2010), Spartacus, The Breakfast Club, Nanny McPhee, and Greenberg.


Sunday, June 20 2010

Once You Go Geek...: She's Out of My League

When it comes to comedy's current cyclical nature, the dork is the new dreamboat, while the good looking loser is the lynchpin for every possible punchline.


Monday, March 8 2010

Oscar's Tribute to John Hughes - Reinforcing My Teen Years, Then Destroying Them (video)

It's not uncommon for viewers of any given Academy Awards ceremony to ask themselves, "What the hell was that all about?" Everything from misguided fashion


Sunday, November 1 2009

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: "Those Aren't Pillows" Edition (1987)

It’s a shame that John Hughes died when he did. In self-imposed exile for most of the last decade, he was clearly talented and


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