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'80s Movies

Jon Cryer Reprising His 'Pretty In Pink' Role Is Your '80s Dream Come True

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment

Duckie is officially coming back. Jon Cryer is set to reprise his iconic character from "Pretty in Pink" on the season premiere of "Two and a Half ...

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.

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.

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...