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Weird Science *** (1985, Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr) – Classic Movie Review 5072

‘It’s all in the name of science. Weird Science.’ Two (now sadly eclipsed) Eighties Brat Pack actors, Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith, are the engaging stars of writer-director John Hughes’s wacky 1985 teen comedy […]

Feb, 27

Pretty in Pink *** (1986, Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Harry Dean Stanton) – Classic Movie Review 3086

Writer-producer John Hughes reunites with Molly Ringwald after The Breakfast Club (1985) for another one of his sensitive looks at the rites of passage of American high-school kids. Pretty in Pink is one of the […]

Nov, 24

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York *** (1992, Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard) – Classic Movie Review 2858

Director Chris Columbus’s hastily concocted 1992 sequel re-assembles the whole hit 1990 Home Alone team’s for Macaulay Culkin’s re-match with bumbling baddies Joe Pesci (as Harry Lime!) and Daniel Stern (as Marv). One year after the […]

Aug, 29

National Lampoon’s Vacation **** (1983, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Imogene Coca, Eddie Bracken) – Classic Movie Review 2763

Director Harold Ramis’s 1983 comedy stars Chevy Chase as inventor Clark Griswold, who takes a vacation across America from the family home in Chicago to California’s famous ‘Walley World’ theme park, named after Eddie Bracken’s thin m0ustached […]

Aug, 01

101 Dalmatians **** (1996, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Hugh Laurie) – Classic Movie Review 2224

Director Stephen Herek’s sprightly 1996 live-action version of the 1961 Walt Disney animation classic spot-lights comedy, fantasy and fun-filled adventure, in an adorable, irresistible story based on the 1956 novel by Dodie Smith. It sits up […]

Feb, 28

New Port South ** (2001, Kevin Christy, Blake Shields, Will Estes, Melissa George) – Classic Movie Review 2009

Director Kyle Cooper’s intriguingly themed teen drama stars Blake Shields as Maddox, a cranky American teenager who grows tired of the repressive attitudes in his suburban Chicago high school called New Port South. So he resolves to […]

Dec, 28

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ***** (1986, Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara) – Classic Movie Review 1969

  A delightful Matthew Broderick stars as Ferris Bueller, an American high school wise guy who is determined to have a day off from school, in writer-director John Hughes’s quintessential eighties teen comedy. Funny, charming and […]

Dec, 17


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