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The Most Rad Flicks From The 80s

April 5th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Top Gun
The 80s might have been the age of MTV and Heavy Metal, but don’t think that there weren’t some thrilling films rocking at the box office as well. This denim-clad, hairspray overflowing decade birthed the movie blockbuster megafranchise and the teenage angst anthem, selling out theater seats as galactic space emperors and high school heartthrobs sent cinematic shockwaves up our spines.

The movies may not have been as Oscar-worthy as those from ten years earlier. But just like the high top sneakers and parachute pants the defined the decade, these movies were loud, flamboyant, and instantly...

9 Greatest Movies From The 80s You Can't Do Without

February 19th, 2014 3:11pm EST
9 Greatest Movies From The 80s You Can't Do Without
Most "top movies" lists are subjective to popular opinion and while this is not a comprehensive list, it is a compilation of some of the greatest movies from the eighties. Here are movies that will allow you to sit back and reminisce with your family -- whether it be about the poor special effects, the obvious love stories or the classic underdog tale.

Now that you're in suspense, we give you a list of our favorite great movies from the eighties. Please note that this is not a definitive or all-inclusive list, but does include movies that we just couldn't do without growing up.


Sarah Jessica Parker: 'My career helps with private life gossip'

August 6th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker credits her career with helping her maintain privacy in her marriage to Matthew Broderick.

The Sex and the City star, who has been married to the Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor for 15 years, reveals that being good actors, not fodder for gossip, has always been their focus for their public life.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, she says, "Matthew and I come from a different time and place. When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn't think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream.


Matthew Broderick Teases Return Of Ferris Bueller In Super Bowl Ad (Video)

January 27th, 2012 8:23am EST
Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick is reprising his most famous film character, Ferris Bueller, for a Super Bowl commercial.

The actor shot to fame playing the high school student in the 1986 comedy classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and now a mysterious video posted on YouTube.com indicates he's bringing back the famous slacker.

In the 10-second clip, Broderick wakes up and draws open the curtains before remarking, "How can I handle work on a day like today?" - echoing his famous Bueller line, "How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?"

The caption for the video states, "We h...

The Top Friday The 13th Movies To Stay At Home And Watch

January 13th, 2012 1:53pm EST
Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Did you know this day comes at most three times a year? So if you are looking to get your 'scary' on tonight, check out the Top Friday the 13th Movies!

'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Comes To Blu-ray August 2; What's Your Favorite Scene From The Movie?

August 1st, 2011 7:30pm EDT
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is coming to Blu-ray for the first time in a 25th anniversary edition on August 2 - what's your favorite scene from the movie?

Matthew Broderick stars as a delightfully charming high school student who, with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck), ditches school to enjoy one perfect day as a kid with no responsibilities. The seminal comedy about Ferris' wild adventures in the Windy City during a single, glorious day off continues to be enjoyed, quoted and revered 25 years after its theatrical debut.

The Parade Scene

Ferris Acting...

LA Film Fest 2011 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap Up!'

June 29th, 2011 11:02am EDT
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Well, the LA Film Fest 2011 is officially over. (Okay, it was over a few days ago, but there was an overabundance of content, man!) You know what that means film geeks – "Wrap Up" time! So to go out with a bang we present our cool closing look at what was great at the fest this year that includes everything from the films to the festive fun and everything in between! (The amount of talent that was on hand to talk up their films this year was unbelievably awesome!) Here’s the official…


Best Film: This one is a flat out tie – the deliciously sinful Fre...

LA Film Fest 2011 - Father & Son 'Ferris Bueller' Night

June 22nd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Ferris day
The kid loves him some Bueller! Up next in the continuing saga that is the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival (runs June 16-26 - go to www.LaFilmFest.com for more details!) is a little outing that has become a Coleman father/son tradition. Back in 2009 in Westwood, California it was the legendary "Ghostbusters" that hit the free outdoor screen. This year it was the John Hughes classic "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" showing outside at Figat7th and my boy Will and I were firmly ready to acknowledge that life moves fast and prepared to stop, look around and not miss it!

So in another picture to...

Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 - 'What To See'

June 17th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
LAFF poster
It’s that time of year again here in sunny Los Angeles, California – LA Film Fest time! The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival taking place June 16-26 in the heart of downtown LA (go to www.LaFilmFest.com for more details!) is upon us and Starpulse is going to be covering everything fest related this year. From dramatic documentaries to star-studded screenings (and even some free outdoor classics!), we’re gonna be right in the heart of this years event covering all the memorable movies both big and small. (Plus a few parties and mixers just for giggles!)

So to get the cinematic ball rollin...

Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (On DVD & Blu-ray Aug. 2)

June 12th, 2011 3:00am EDT
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Life moves pretty fast. In fact, it's been 25 years since writer/director John Hughes unleashed Ferris Bueller on the world…and we've been laughing ever since.

On August 2, Paramount Home Entertainment will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the venerated classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off with a Blu-ray and DVD featuring commemorative packaging that sports a new graphic outline of Ferris' adventures through Chicago including visits to Wrigley Field, the Art Institute of Chicago, and a fabulous parade through downtown.

The discs additionally feature previously released, in-depth bonus mat...

Jeffrey Jones Gets Three Years Probation For Sex Offender Violation

September 28th, 2010 8:49pm EDT
Jeffrey Jones
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star Jeffrey Jones has been sentenced to three years probation for failing to update his sex offender registration last year.

The actor was arrested in 2003 after he was caught in possession of child pornography and for employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for inappropriate images.

The possession of child pornography charge was subsequently dropped after Jones pleaded no contest to inducing a minor to pose for sexually explicit photographs. He was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to register as a sex offender every year.

But Jones was taken into cu...

Spotlight: The Best Teen Comedies

September 16th, 2010 10:00am EDT
High School can be the best time of your life or the worst horror you've ever experienced, according to Hollywood. Over the years movie after movie celebrates or criticizes (or both!) this transitional period for teenagers. Since the genre has really been done to death by now, it's rare that a film comes along that manages to do teen comedy well enough to stand out. With Easy A coming out on September 17th, there's some buzz going around it might be one of those films, but the jury is still out. For now let's look at some of the best teen comedy flicks over the years; the ones who started t...

'Ferris Bueller' Star Jeffrey Jones Arrested For Failing To Re-Register As Sex Offender

July 1st, 2010 8:37am EDT
Jeffrey Jones
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star Jeffrey Jones has been arrested after failing to re-register as a sex offender.

The actor was arrested in 2003 after he was caught in possession of child pornography and for employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for pornographic photographs.

The possession of child pornography charge against him was dropped after the actor pleaded no contest to inducing a minor to pose for sexually explicit photographs. He was sentenced to five years' probation and told he had to register as a sex offender every year.

But Jones failed to update the register on his 63rd birth...

Oscars, Brat Pack Pay Tribute To John Hughes

March 7th, 2010 11:45pm EST
John Hughes Oscar Tribute
Anyone brought up during the 80s must've had a difficult time keeping a dry eye during Sunday night's Oscars tribute to late filmmaker John Hughes, because nothing captured the feel of the era better than his movies. Hughes brilliant films were the voice of a generation.

Movies like "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty In Pink," "Home Alone," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," and "Weird Science," defined the typical 80s teenager and had a huge impact on a generation.

Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick took the stage to pay tribute to their mentor with a ...

Matthew Broderick Turned Down 'Sex And The City' Roles

January 6th, 2010 10:10pm EST
Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick turned down repeat offers to star alongside his wife Sarah Jessica Parker in her hit TV show "Sex And The City". The couple has never appeared onscreen together throughout their 13-year marriage, and "Ferris Bueller" star Broderick decided that wasn't going to change when his wife's TV show became a smash hit.

He reveals he has turned down every opportunity to appear alongside his spouse.

He tells Us Weekly magazine, "We did a play together, 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', but it's not really something we look for.

"I had a couple of chances wh...

Top 5 Coolest School Kids In TV & Film History

November 11th, 2009 12:00pm EST
Ferris Bueller
These are the big men on campus, guys you would like to hang out with, not just because they're cool guys, but because they have power; these kids get all the girls, they got their school principals by the balls, and most importantly, they have some serious clout.

5. Danny Zuco of the film Grease

Danny had a summer fling with a girl who looked like a heyday Olivia Newton John, she ended up going to his school the following school year, and he acted like he didn't know her, suggesting that she try the Yellow Pages to find who she was looking for. Cold blooded!

With the help of his ...

Our Favorite Movie Cameos

October 14th, 2009 2:20pm EDT
Our Favorite Movie Cameos
There are a lot of modern movies that love to give little winks at the audience, and one of the easiest ways to do that is through the use of cameo appearances. A cameo is when a well known celebrity or important person shows up for a brief appearance in a movie. It can be a non-speaking random role, or perhaps a whole scene that steals the show. Whatever the case may be, oftentimes in a film the cameo ends up being the most memorable part of the whole movie. Take "Zombieland" for example, out in theaters now, but there's no spoilers here. Just go see the film and you'll see. Here's a look ...

80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

September 26th, 2009 10:03am EDT
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?


In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...

'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' House For Sale

May 26th, 2009 3:30pm EDT
Ferris Bueller
Wealthy fans of 1980s comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off can buy a luxury home featured in the film for $2.3 million.

The 5,300 square foot house in the Highland Park area of Chicago, Illinois doubled as the home of Cameron Frye - played by Alan Ruck - and featured in one famous scene where he and Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick, accidentally destroyed a Ferrari by driving it through a glass-walled garage.

The home comes complete with a whole wall memorabilia from the John Hughes movie, including on-set snaps of Broderick and Ruck.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Gallery


The Best Four Years Of Your Life: Top 10 High School Movies

April 2nd, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Sixteen Candles
Before Lindsay Lohan became a Mean Girl and Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron became High School Musical sweethearts, Winona Ryder was a Heather and Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy were our favorite couple from two different worlds.

Today's popular teen flicks would have never existed without the high school classics that made and shaped the genre. What makes a great high school movie is the legacy they've made on generations of teenagers, despite the decade they grew up in. These are the movies with the unforgettable characters, witty lines, and the feeling of being forever young. The...

Turning Twenty: A Look Back At 1988's 'Beetlejuice'

March 31st, 2008 4:06pm EDT
Half "Bloody Mary" and half decomposing sleezeball, Beetlejuice is the titular anti-hero that helped put Tim Burton into the who's who of Hollywood. Now at its 20th anniversary, let's take a look back at a sparkling example of dark comedy that stands as a precursor to Burton's magical films.

The Movie

Reading the cast list will illicit at least one "oh yeah, he/she was in this" reaction. The ensemble would also make a 1990s romantic comedy cast director salivate: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, an appearance by the late Robert Goulet, and...

Film & TV Cars We'd Like To Take For A Spin

March 24th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Scooby Doo
Before the advent of Pimp My Ride, there were already a bunch of mean machines that everyone wanted a chance to get behind the wheel of. There were computer controlled rides, cars that seemed to be indestructible, and other vehicles that just looked cool. Here is a list of some of those rides that we'd like to take for a spin.

A-Team Van, The A-Team

The indestructible conveyance of the indestructible A-Team, the van never seemed to take any damage, just like the guys, which was a product of their time slot and the censors. So, no blood, no deaths, and no problems for the van. One of ...

Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks

February 28th, 2008 12:27pm EST
Purple Rain
Starpulse recently ran a 'Top Ten 80s Albums' list, in which the inclusion of the Top Gun soundtrack inspired me to come up with a list of the "Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks." After doing a little 'freshening up,' both through my own personal collection, growing-up-80's memories and, oh, some website that has info about movies & music and the like, I've narrowed my list down to the top ten.

(And no, "Top Gun" didn't take my breath away and make it onto the list)

The main criteria used here is that only the film had to be released in the 80s, not the music contained on its soundtrack. I...

Fish-Out-Of-Water Comedy 'Who's Your Caddy?' Comes To DVD Nov. 27

November 14th, 2007 8:30pm EST
Who's Your Caddy? stars Antwan "Big Boi" Patton (rap group Outkast, ATL) as music mogul C-Note who will do whatever in takes, no matter how outrageous, to become a member of an elite country club – much to the objection of club president Cummings (Jeffrey Jones - Ferris Beuller's Day Off, "Deadwood").

Buying land next to the course's 17th hole as a bargaining strategy, the club's order is disrupted as C-Note and his entourage bring their flashy, hip-hop lifestyle to the prim and proper country club. As Cummings attempts to revoke his new members, C-Note must restore his honor and chan...

15 Memorable Music Scenes On Film

October 16th, 2007 10:08am EDT
William Shakespeare
As a film junkie and music geek I always look forward to seeing what songs directors will put in certain scenes to create the right mood. Finding the perfect song isn't always easy. The song has to fit that key moment or it could ruin the movie.

Following is a list of songs that have really made a movie scene stand out. I'm sure you will notice two things about me: I love chick flicks and 80's movies. This wasn't an easy task. I found over 50 songs and cut the list down to 15 with a few honorable mentions.

15) "Kissing You" by Des'Ree from the movie "Romeo + Juliet" (1996)


Celebrity Birthdays, September 28

September 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Hilary Duff
Happy Birthday to "Boogeyman" actress Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992), "Material Girls" actress Hilary Duff (1987), Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton (1984), "Jackass" jackass Bam Margera (1979), "King Kong" actress Naomi Watts (1968), "The Replacement Killers" actress Mira Sorvino (1967), "Mystery Men" actress Janeane Garofalo (1964), violinist Laurie Lewis (1950), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" actor Jeffrey Jones (1947), "The Negotiator" actor J.T. Walsh (1943; d. 1998), "Capote" actor Marshall Bell (1942), Stand By Me singer Ben E. King (1938), French actress Brigitte Bardot (1934), Italia...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 21

March 21st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matthew Broderick
Happy Birthday to Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley (1980), Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho (1980), talk show host/comedian Rosie O'Donnell (1962), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star Matthew Broderick (1962), "Harry Potter" actor Gary Oldman (1958), 4th "James Bond" actor Timothy Dalton (1946), soul pioneer Solomon Burke (1940), and German composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685; d. 1750).

Celebrity Birthdays, September 28

September 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Hilary Duff
Happy Birthday to "Boogeyman" actress Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992), "Material Girls" actress Hilary Duff (1987), Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton (1984), "Jackass" jackass Bam Margera (1979), "King Kong" actress Naomi Watts (1968), "The Replacement Killers" actress Mira Sorvino (1967), "Mystery Men" actress Janeane Garofalo (1964), violinist Laurie Lewis (1950), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" actor Jeffrey Jones (1947), "The Negotiator" actor J.T. Walsh (1943; d. 1998), "Capote" actor Marshall Bell (1942), Stand By Me singer Ben E. King (1938), French actress Brigitte Bardot (1934), Italia...

Survey Says 'The Breakfast Club' Is Best High School Movie

September 8th, 2006 9:13am EDT
The Breakfast Club
Cult movie The Breakfast Club has topped a new poll of the "50 Best High School Movies." The 1985 John Hughes detention film, which starred Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Judd Nelson, beat Sean Penn's big break in Fast Times At Ridgemont High and 1993's Dazed & Confused to claim the top spot in the Entertainment Weekly magazine.

Ringwald is still Hollywood's favorite Prom Queen - she stars in three of the 50 films on the high school list.

The top 10 are:

1. The Breakfast Club

2. Fast Times At Ridgemont High

3. Dazed & Confused

4. Rebel Without A Cause

5. He...

Owen Wilson To Star in John Hughes Film

June 22nd, 2006 9:09am EDT
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson will star in the comedy "Drillbit Taylor" from cult 1980s director John Hughes. Hughes wrote and directed classic movies in the 1980s including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

The film is based on an idea from Hughes about a two high school students who hire Wilson to protect them, after mistakenly believing he is a soldier of fortune. The script will be written by Beavis And Butt-Head creator Kris Brown and The 40-Year-Old Virgin writer Seth Rogan.

The movie is set for release next summer.

(This news article provided by World E...

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