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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.