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When You Think About It, 'Home Alone' Is Pretty F***ed Up

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.27.2013 | Comedy

How has "Home Alone" been right in front of our faces for the last 20+ years and we've never seen that it's actually "a family film about Stand Your G...

Music: The Amazing Return of The Rave-Ups' Jimmer Podrasky

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

NOTE: I belong to a group of film buffs called the IRAs who gather annually to vote on their favorite movies of the year. Many of these people I see o...

Music: Don't You Forget About Simple Minds

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here was Simple Minds, the biggest rock band to ever come out of Scotland. But if circumstances had been slightly different, they might be playing Madison Square Gardens or a football arena rather than a famed but smaller venue.

Risky Business: Management Wisdom Gleaned From 80s Movies

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

In the ten years since I co-founded a brand agency, I've often been asked, "Who or what is your greatest professional influence?" And while I'd love to say something intellectual, the truth is, much of the wisdom I refer to on a daily basis comes from the comedic films of the 1980s.


Posted 04.18.2013 | Entertainment

What would you little maniacs like to do first? Well, here's hoping the answer is remake "Weird Science." reports that Universal is plann...

What 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Taught My Autistic Son

Priscilla Gilman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Priscilla Gilman

As I drove Benj to his school, I thought about the poignancy of showing this particular movie to a group of children who struggle with making and sustaining peer relationships, telling and understanding jokes, coloring outside the lines -- all the things Ferris Bueller does so effortlessly.

Except Sometimes: Chatting with Molly Ringwald

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Allie Pohl, Ideal Woman (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Allie Pohl says, "I have always been interested in why we follow certain cultural trends. For example, the concept of body hair and hair removal. Why do we remove it from some places and add it to others?" Pohl uses irony in her 24 waist, 36 butt, porcelain torsos.

Happy Birthday John Hughes: The Voice of My So-Called 'Lost Generation'

David Aronchick | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

For a solid decade, Hughes could do no wrong. Regardless of the commercial success (or lack thereof) of his films, Hughes created a series of classics that an entire generation took ownership of, from The Breakfast Club to 16 Candles to Weird Science.

Hey Girl... Happy Valentine's Day

Jen M.L. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Jen M.L.

I spent many a Valentine's Day home alone wishing someone would spend his allowance on a ridiculously over-sized teddy bear holding a plush heart that I could perch in the corner of my room as a constant reminder that someone loved me. I've written a letter to that girl.

15 Life Lessons From Teen Movies (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.18.2012 | Teen

When navigating the high school social landscape, there are some important rules that every teenager needs to know. And although there may not be a Su...

The Awkward Days of High School

Leah Singer | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Leah Singer

We all felt like we needed to fit into a category à la The Breakfast Club; that we were the outsider looking in from Some Kind of Wonderful.

Molly Ringwald: 'I Drink The Blood Of Kristen Stewart'

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.26.2012 | Entertainment

How has '80s star -- everyone's former teenage crush -- Molly Ringwald managed to only get better with age? She drinks Kristen Stewart's blood, of cou...

PHOTOS: Iconic 'Home Alone' House Sold

Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

The iconic suburban Chicago home that played a pivotal role in the 1990 John Hughes blockbuster "Home Alone" has sold after nearly a year on the marke...

'Happy Endings': Max And Penny Meet Valet From 'Ferris Bueller'

Posted 05.07.2012 | TV

"Happy Endings" (Wed., 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC) found a way to work a fun cameo seamlessly into their crazy narrative this week in an all-new episode. Wh...

Brat Pack 'Just An Annoying Label'

Posted 12.27.2011 | TV

Being a member of the so-called "Brat Pack" is something Anthony Michael Hall has had to live with for nearly twenty-five years, and after watching hi...

Lizzie Schiffman

PHOTOS: John Hughes' $6 Million Lake Forest Mansion On The Market | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

It's hard to separate filmmaker John Hughes' iconic work from the suburban Chicago landscape that served as a backdrop for so many of his films. (See ...

If They Left... and Came Back: OMD Returns With '80s Pop Synth Intact

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The music. The movies. The hair. The...lack of fashion. Anyone who came of age in the 1980s likely regrets taking part in certain fads but deep down wishes they could go back

Comeback Surge of the Psychedelic Furs

Michael Carmichael | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Carmichael

Brothers Richard and Tim Butler founded the Psychedelic Furs as the Punk revolution swept across the music industry with the force of a sonic tsunami. After all these years, the intriguing excitement of the band is still totally intact.

Classic 80s Movies Hollywood Hasn't Ruined -- Yet

Una LaMarche | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Una LaMarche

The way to do a remake right, as evidenced by the 2004 monstrosity Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, is to give it a colon, a subtitle, and a plot preferably set outside U.S. borders. This alerts the potential viewer to the fact that it will suck.

ReThink Review: Terri -- A Teen Movie for the Anti-John Hughes Set

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you're looking for a film that resembles the true plight of the picked-on high schooler, you might want to track down the new indie dramedy Terri, which dares to reflect some of the uncomfortable realities of high school.

Why I Have the Greatest Job in the World

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Sixteen hours of traveling, endless delays, torrential rains -- to most travelers, this sounds like the Trip from Hell. For me, it was a trip I'll never forget, and it will always be the best Friday the 13th of my life.

OMD at Terminal 5, First U.S. Show in 23 Years

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I think Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was almost as surprised as I was by the mob of people who showed up for their first U.S. concert in 23 years. But there the audience was, faithful fans who weren't just there to hear "If You Leave."

Jordan Zakarin

A Brand New 80's Film | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A movie set in another moment in time can take one of two approaches. There is the serious approach, the graceful period piece that weaves the fabric ...

The 2011 Academy Awards: It Gets a C-Plus at Best

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

You know the writers are in trouble when they have to rely upon Hathaway's mother and Franco's grandmother to help out in the audience. All in all the show was mediocre, but not a disaster.