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The Inside Joke In 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 06.09.2016 | OWN

It's not often that a director lets an actor play around with a movie script. But when that director is the legendary youth comedy king John Hughes, y...

Ben Stein Says An Off-Camera Moment From 'Ferris Bueller' Helped Launch His Whole Career

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 05.31.2016 | OWN

"Bueller? Bueller?" It's been 30 years since Ben Stein's dry, droning roll call in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," but that iconic line is still regularly...

Play Hooky and Be Ferris Bueller on the Film's 30th Anniversary

Vince Vega | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Vince Vega

Matthew Broderick's quintessentially disenfranchised Reagan-era youth taught life lessons in an epic Senior Ditch Day that still ring true as June 18, the 30th anniversary of the film's release, approaches.

10 Reasons Why 'The Breakfast Club' Is My Anthem

Melissa Hogan, JD | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Melissa Hogan, JD

A collection of totally different people were all put into a room together. At some point, we look at this crappy hand we've been dealt and focus on turning it into something.

The Costume Designer For 'Pretty In Pink' Finally Explains That Prom Dress

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment

You know there's going to be a lot of attention paid to style with a title like "Pretty in Pink." And while John Hughes and Howard Deutch's 1986 film...

A Big-Hearted Sci-Fi Treasure Hunt and a Rollicking Love Letter to the '80s

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Ready Player One isn't just a book about video games--it's a hilarious, rollicking joyride through '80s pop culture featuring a big-hearted protagonist that you can't help but root for and his epic quest for fame, wealth, and love.

Sleeping Beauty to Prince: Don't Kiss Sleeping Women, You Mother-Humpin' Perv

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 01.13.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

Sleeping Beauty publicly confronted the Prince today, "What kind of degenerate sicko kisses sleeping women? Seriously? Don't kiss sleeping women, you mother-humpin' perv." She went on to announce plans to file charges against the Prince.

The Week in Movies: Labyrinth of Lies, Mississippi Grind and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Depending on which source you believe, there are between one and two dozen -- yes, you read that right, dozen -- films opening this Friday in New York. Here is a brief look at a half-dozen of them.

Did John Hughes Teach Us Nothing?

Nathan Timmel | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Life is about honesty. You make a mistake, you learn from it, and then explain to your kids where you screwed up. If you want to lead by example you must do so with unmasked honesty.

Reflections on My Reunion

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

Last weekend I traveled to Chicago for a high school reunion that we decided to hold outside of the usual decade milestones. This was #43. I couldn't make the 40th as I had a wedding that same weekend, but it was fairly well-attended and everyone seemed amenable to getting together more often.

A July 4th Product Placement America

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.09.2016 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on the Hudson" solves world peace by encouraging The King of England to eat a hot dog.

What Was So Great About A Gen X Childhood?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Daniel Cubias

I'm here to tell you that growing up the way we did was not a long-term favor or blessed accomplishment. Let me be clear that I don't blame my parents. No, my disdain for nostalgia has more to do with cold, hard facts and unpleasant anecdotes than personal issues.

Quotes We Love From The Breakfast Club

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Remember the great John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, in which five high school students (labeled as "the brain, the athlete, the basketcase, the princess and the criminal") are forced to peacefully coexist in Saturday detention?

Live These '80s Movie Scenes in Chicago | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel

At the film's core beats an optimistic heart, inspiring slackers and desk-anchored professionals alike to get outside and, even if for one day. With the help of this guide, you too can call in sick for the day and check out the same Chicago locations that Ferris and his crew visited.

Junk Culture: Chats With OMD's Andy McCluskey, The Crests' JT Carter and Todd Valentine, Plus Michael Des Barres and Gloom Baloon Exlcusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's an interesting album in the OMD timeline because its immediate predecessor, whilst now being considered to be our ultimate artistic conceptual masterpiece, managed to lose us ninety percent of our record buying audience at the time."

A John Hughes Guide to Movie Filming Locations in Chicago

Roadtrippers | Posted 04.14.2015 | Chicago

Part of what makes his movies so awesome is how authentic they are-- which probably has something to do with the fact that he wrote his movies to take place in the suburbs where he grew up, just outside Chicago.

Molly Ringwald: Flirting at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"I'm an actress," exclaims Molly Ringwald on opening night of her Café Carlyle cabaret act, as if we could forget. Playful, she suggested we forego f...

How To Parent, According To 'The Breakfast Club'

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

I'm serious, every single thing you deal with in parenting can be solved with something that was said in that movie. It's like all parenting roads lead to The Breakfast Club.

50 Highest-grossing Chicago Movies

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.23.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Not only are movies filmed in Illinois entertaining, they also boost the economy. To satisfy your movie cravings, we found the 100 highest-grossing movies filmed in the Chicago area, according to IMDb.

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

Top 10 Love Lessons of Sixteen Candles

Em & Lo | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

This week marks the 30th (!) anniversary of Sixteen Candles, one of the greatest teen movies of all time (right next to John Hughes' other classic, The Breakfast Club).

A Road Trip in Honor of Sixteen Candles' 30th Birthday

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment

Sixteen Candles premiered May 4, 1984. Today is it's 30th birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Samantha. The John Hughes teen classic was his first film with...

Mike Ryan

Remembering The Late Harold Ramis | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

The first thing I saw online about Harold Ramis' death was Jason Reitman’s tweet, comparing the loss of Ramis to that of losing a Beatle. Which, yea...

Molly Ringwald Remembers 'Mortifying' First Meeting With John Hughes

OWN | Posted 02.18.2014 | OWN

Molly Ringwald has been called the greatest teen star of all time, appearing in '80s film classics such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and...

Here's Every 'Home Alone' Booby Trap Ever!

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

We can all agree that Kevin McCallister was one very sadistic child, a character trait no doubt caused by his parent's obscene lack of responsibility....