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In recent years, I’ve seen a small backlash against the character Ferris Bueller. One sometimes hears the trite, overused buzzwords such as “out-of-touch,” “entitled,” and “privileged." I remonstrate against this dismissive characterization of one of the most potent symbols of youthful exuberance and freedom. Both

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Howard Deutch’s return to teen drama after Pretty in Pink shows him again in top form in his sophomore effort. John Hughes also brings his top writing game, providing probably even more memorable dialogue. They were also able to bring their full creative vision of

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A common misconception is that John Hughes directed the romantic comedy Pretty in Pink. The famed director did serve as scriptwriter, so his touches are sprinkled throughout this Brat Pack feature. However, director Howard Deutch handled his script well enough to land a charming debut

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Most pop culture enthusiasts recognize the iconic image of the fedora and whip since the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark on June 12, 1981. The image can truly only belong to the archaeologist Indiana Jones, the character that brought “the return to the

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  Relevant no matter the era—that’s how many would describe the Jack Finney-penned novel about pod people replacing humans and substituting individual consciousness with collective thought. It’s probably why there’s been four official adaptations.  Countless science fiction movies and television shows also have taken ideas from

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