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'80s Movies

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.13.2014 | 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.

10 Movies This Child of the '80s Wants Her Kids to Learn From

Allison Tate | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

As I stare down 40 and gear up for another phase of life, I find myself going back to the things that comforted me when I really was a teenager.

One Excellent Way To Pay Tribute To The 'Ghostbusters' Legacy

Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents

Comedy legend Harold Ramis died on Monday Feb. 24. He is known for writing '80s classics such as "Meatballs," "Caddyshack," "Back to School" and "Ghos...

11 Flat-Out Lies Your Favorite Teen Movies Told You

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

Let's face it: The teen movies of your childhood were completely inaccurate. Adults played teenagers, all of the popular girls were named Heather, and...

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.

5 Things I Learned From '80s Movies

Bailee Ufert | Posted 07.22.2013 | Teen
Bailee Ufert

The 1980s were a blissful decade full of cringe-worthy fashion trends and pop music. The movies from the '80s are haunting in a good way; they leave us enamored and begging for more. Many of them have hidden messages, and some are more obvious.

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.

When Your Favorite Childhood Films Are A Little More Homophobic Than You Remembered

Amelia | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

As a parent, one of the great joys is exposing my kids to all the stuff I liked when I was little. We have a built-in excuse to buy things like The Goonies or The NeverEnding Story. But a few times that we've gone back to our childhood favorites, we've had a harsh wake-up call.

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.

Ben Craw

Stares And Glares: The Faces Of The 80s Bully (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The shove-to-the-ground, the wedgie, the high school dance twirling punch-out. As we chronicle in our '80s Bully Megacut post, the '80s bully had seve...

Ben Craw

The 80s Bully Megacut: Shoves, Wedgies, Putdowns, and Punches (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Remember the '80s? Big hair, hot cars, pulsing music... and bullies. Bullies everywhere. Although now extinct, the '80s bully was at one time one o...