8 items from 2016
Next month, Netflix offers up a big selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Best Picture winners to teen phenomenons — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.
The winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture, Clint Eastwood’s 1992 film “Unforgiven” is the last Western he directed and starred in, and he made it count. About an aging outlaw tasked with one final job, the film examines the myths of the West and how they’re perverted and distorted over time, as well as the contradictions within established national archetypes. It’s arguably Eastwood’s defining masterpiece, and one of the very best films of the 90s. See it immediately.
The 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused »
- Vikram Murthi
As much as people in my forty-plus age group love to wax rhapsodic about the good ole days, what we really mean to say is that the 1980s was our time and it was the best time ever. But was it really? Well, for all the good things that happened (metal videos, big hair, personal computers), there were certainly a lot of bad (Reaganomics, neon, the Iran Contra scandal).
For a lot of us, we like to canonize 80s movies. We like to look at these pieces of cinematic richness as being the standard bearers for the films that came later. And when you consider that a lot of films that are released today are either inspired by movies from the 1980s or trying to capture that special 80s feeling, it's easy to look at this time in film history with rose colored glasses.
However, if we can be quite honest, »
Stranger Things were happening this past weekend for those who sampled and wound up bingeing all eight episodes of Netflix’s new drama series.
(Basic plotline/mild spoilers follow, until I announce otherwise. And I will announce otherwise.)
Created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer (who cowrote a few episodes of Wayward Pines) and set in a small Indiana town circa 1983, Stranger Things revolves around the vanishing of a young boy, Will Byers , which comes on the heels of something escaping from a local, “secret” government lab lorded over by Dr. »
The 30th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller's Day Off is upon us. It's hard to imagine that it's been that long since Matthew Broderick faked sick and enlisted his best pal, Cameron (Alan Ruck) and best girl, Sloane (Mia Sara) to skip school and have the best day of their lives. Writer/Director John Hughes captured the spirit, dilemma, and freedom of youth in this film, all while... Read More »
- Paul Shirey
“Hey, Cameron. You realize if we played by the rules right now we’d be in gym?”
… and Ferris Bueller took a day off of school.
Life moves pretty fast, and so does the opportunity to see John Hughes’ classic teen comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on the silver screen! Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies are presenting the inimitable Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on more than 650 movie screens nationwide on Sunday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 18 only.
In the meantime, welcome back to 1986 … Save Ferris!
Still as hilariously irresistible as the day it was released in 1986, Ferris Bueller’S Day Off returns to cinemas for two days only this May, just in time for its 30th anniversary.
Fathom Events and »
- Tom Stockman
Back in February, we reported that fans of the comedy classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off will be able to gather in Chicago to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with Ferris Fest. The event will take place in Lake Forrest, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22. The initial announcement revealed that a number of cast members have already been confirmed to attend Ferris Fest, such as Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, who played Ferris' parents, along with Jonathan Schmock, the snobby French restaurant maitre d'. Since then, others such as Edie McClurg (Grace) and Larry Flash Jenkins, the garage attendant who "borrows" the Ferrari, have been confirmed to attend. Today Ferris Fest has released the first promo, which recreates a beloved scene from the movie, with Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward talking about the celebration.
The scene in question is where Ferris' sister Jeannie (Jennifer Grey) answers the door at her house, »
Ferris Fest will mark the 30th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in Chicago in May. Chicago’s Ferris Fest Ferris Bueller’s Day Off hit theaters in 1986, introducing the titular character played by Matthew Broderick, and his whirlwind day of playing hooky with girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best pal Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck). […]
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- Chelsea Regan
Every year there is an iconic movie that celebrates a milestone anniversary. Back to The Future celebrated its 30th Anniversary last year in epic fashion, with a brief theatrical re-release, a new Blu-ray trilogy and much more. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of another beloved classic, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and fans will be able to gather and celebrate this anniversary at Ferris Fest, which runs from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22 in Lake Forrest, Illinois. Here's an official description of the event from the official website, FerrisFest.com.
"2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, released in theatres on June 11, 1986. And to celebrate this milestone in the same city where Ferris, Sloan and Cameron ditched school and decided to live a little couldn't be any more choice! That's why we've decided to put together a special weekend event that will feature a screening of the movie »
8 items from 2016
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