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John Hughes: The Movies Never End. Or, We Are the Breakfast Club

John Hughes was the voice of a generation. The director-writer-producer captured how it felt to grow up in the 1980s – for the Generation X demographic, at least. He’s best known for teen comedies like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – a hot streak endlessly hailed as his “Holy Trinity” […]


GWC #233: Breakfast Club, John Hughes, HS Stories

Long-time GWC listener and pop culture writer DX Ferris joins us to discuss the long tail of John Hughes’ work. We Bender-up for some Breakfast Club talk. We hear Chuck’s promised high-school story (as well as some awesome listener stories). And we run down the week in geek, including Katee Sackhoff’s upcoming Futurama appearance, Torchwood’s […]


Uncomfortable Places/Comforting Flicks

The Terminator arc is happening, and it’s going quite well. Having not seen T1 in a long time, I was still prepared to enjoy the hell out of it — even if its ancient effects would distract. (20 is like 200 in VFX years.) But it turns out that the only part that I even […]


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