Some Kind Of Wonderful on Its 30th Birthday: Still The Ultimate Consolation to the Friend Zone Sufferer

Coinciding somewhat unfortunately with another John Hughes-related milestone–the death of Bill Paxton, legendary douchebag perfecter in the form of Chet from Weird Science–the thirtieth anniversary of Some Kind of Wonderful is upon us, with its original theatrical release date being February 27, 1987. Once again putting Howard Deutch in the …

Bill Paxton & Why We Should Thank Him For Perfecting the Art of the Douchebag As Chet in Weird Science

One of the least revered John Hughes movies from his renaissance period during the 80s is, apart from She’s Having A Baby, Weird Science. Released in 1985, on the heels of The Breakfast Club, it wasn’t yet Anthony Michael Hall’s time (nor would it ever seem to be) to carry …

Feeling Like Molly Ringwald Crying Against the Wall in Sixteen Candles at Any Given Moment

Teetering on the precipice of a nervous breakdown is common among any non-lobotomized person. This is why one of the most relatable and heart-rending scenes in John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles is when the heroine of the tale, Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), is unable to control her emotions while sitting on the ground …