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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

HuffPost Review: Due Date

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With Due Date, the audience will find itself in the not-unfamiliar situation of watching a comedy whose best jokes have been given away in the commercials and trailers for the film.

Dirty Girl

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Hellin Kay

No doubt there will be minor comparisons made to the sweet and funny Easy A which just came out but this is a whole different teenage angst animal with even more subtext and soul.

John Hughes To Be Honored By Traverse City Film Festival

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The late writer and director John Hughes is being honored at the Traverse City Film Festival. The Lansing native died la...

"Breakfast Club' Cast Reunites, Remembers John Hughes (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The cast of 'The Breakfast Club' - minus Emilio Estevez - reunited in New York Monday night at a special screening of the film to celebrate its 25th a...

Honorary Academy Awards: Memo to Tom Sherak, the Separate Ceremony Is a Travesty!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.

Life Moves Pretty Fast: Remembering John Hughes, One Year After His Death

Susannah Gora | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Susannah Gora

For those of us for whom John Hughes' movies do mean so much, it's almost possible to suspend disbelief when "Pretty in Pink" comes on the radio, or when Sixteen Candles is on cable again.

Molly Ringwald Book 'Getting The Pretty Back' Out Now

USA Today | Gayle Jo Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The book is part style guide ("A black blazer can make you look more finished"), part entertaining bible ("Make sure you have enough wine to last"), p...

The Night of the Oscar

Sam Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Wasson

In trying to appeal to the young, the producers of the 82nd Academy Awards turned what could have been a meaningful evening into a bloodless night of dinner theater.

Annals of the Over-rated: John Hughes

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had made a personal vow not to write about the Oscar winners or the Oscar show this year, simply out of boredom and crankiness. And my instincts wer...

Mourning a Teen Heartthrob

Mara Reinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mara Reinstein

Corey Haim is dead. The Internet headline seemed morbidly preordained and not at all surprising. Still, there was something so tragic about it. The least I can do is write a proper eulogy.

The Oscars a Mixed Bag: Kudos for Bringing Back And the Winner Is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The 82nd Academy Awards on ABC was a mixed bag. It was a tepid start, but eventually picked up steam heading for the finish line.

"Avatar" Ignored at the End of Yet Another Tiresome Academy Awards Ceremony

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ed Martin

I finally realized there was no hope for ABC's strikingly ill-formed telecast of the 82nd Academy Awards when Robin Williams took the stage to present...

2010 Oscars: A Mixed Bag of Predictability

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Years from now this telecast will be remembered as the year a woman won Best Director and James Cameron's ego shrunk a little.

The Our Gang Oscars

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This year's Oscar producers, Adam Shankman and Bil Mechanic, were so dedicated to the quixotic task of luring in young viewers, that we were given a show full of presenters that appeared to have gone through puberty during the rehearsals.

Oscar John Hughes Tribute: Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald And Some Brat Packers Reunite (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

**Scroll down for photos** The Oscars took a moment for a tribute to the late John Hughes Sunday night. Introduced by Matthew Broderick and Molly Rin...

Don't You Forget About Them (Slideshow)

Susannah Gora | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Susannah Gora

This is the history behind the making of the seminal 1980s youth movies like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Better Off Dead: A 25th-Anniversary Valentine

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

There is an indefinable magic to Better Off Dead. For a movie allegedly about heartbreak and suicide, there's an innocence and playfulness here you simply won't find in today's crop of comedies.