Tag: John Hughes

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Monkees, “Good Times!”

So this obscure thing came out last week we're sure you know nothing about....

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray reviews: “Paper Towns,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” and “Dope”

In a genre dominated by teenage girls, it’s refreshing to have some movies about the male experience, especially since so many YA films...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Sure Thing” and “The Breakfast Club” 30th Anniversary Editions

Two 80s movie gems receive 30th Anniversary Blu-ray love....

DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “The First Time”

If you find yourself wishing they made movies like John Hughes did back in the day, I highly recommend The First Time....


bLISTerd Goes Back To School! The 10 Best School-Related Movies

It's back to school time! The Popblerd staff (joined by the Popdose staff) counts down their favorite school-related films of all time....

Current Events

Through The Course Of Never Forgetting

None will ever forget. Some enjoy the anger more than others....


IMHO: Top 5 Unusual Friendships in ’80s Teen Movies

Scott Malchus kicks off a new series of unusual lists for Popdose....

DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Dirty Girl”

Writer/director, Abe Sylvia, pays homage to the films of John Hughes and countless other teen films from the 1980s with his debut feature,...

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Rewind: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

The Soundtrack Saturday reruns continue, this week with a Christmas movie everyone seems to love, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation....

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Rewind: “Pretty in Pink”

Soundtrack Saturday fans rejoice! Kelly Stitzel is reposting some of the most popular, most requested Soundtrack Saturday columns as a gift...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Prom”

Better produced than most of Disney's made for TV movies, and slightly edgier, Prom is a harmless film that most parents will have fun...


Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: Off-Kilter Christmas Movie Edition

When I was a kid, every year around this time I would watch Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I did this despite the fact that critics...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Dutch”

As you get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, be thankful that you don't have to spend the holiday with a bratty pre-teen with a bad haircut....


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”

Before Zach Galifianakis was Between Two Ferns John Candy was "between two pillows." Kelly Stitzel explores the soundtrack to the...


Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback: The Lightning Seeds, “Cloudcuckooland”

When the Lightning Seeds sprouted on modern rock radio in the spring of 1990, their songs felt (as much as anything on modern rock radio...


Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Thrashing Doves, “Beautiful Imbalance”

John C. Hughes might have flown off to the corporate great beyond, but thanks to Jon Cummings, Lost in the '80s is back with a look at...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: The John Hughes Edition

Kelly Stitzel reveals the original inspiration for Soundtrack Saturday in her tribute to filmmaker John Hughes....


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Top 17 Songs of the ’90s

For this special edition of Bootleg City, I’m spotlighting the top 17 songs of the ’90s, a decade we can all officially start...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Otis Redding, “Try a Little Tenderness”

It's time for another edition of Basement Songs -- and this week, Scott Malchus has John Hughes on his mind....



John C. Hughes on John Hughes

Filmmaker John Hughes, who reinvented the teen film in the '80s, has died, and our own John C. Hughes remembers what it was like to be a...


Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: John Hughes, Sixteen Candles, and a Kiss … of Death

If you were a GenXer coming of age in the 1980s, moviegoing meant heavy doses of Harrison Ford, too much Tom Cruise, an occasional journey...