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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Saturday Night: Florence The Machine at The Woodlands

    Florence and the Machine Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 29, 2012 Was it really a mere five months ago that local girl Florence Welch and her band were playing the (then) Verizon Wireless Center? Life moves pretty fast, as Ferris Bueller once said, and F tM's rise has been meteoric indeed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    The Soundtrack of Our Youth: 5 Lackluster Rap Songs From Children's Flicks

    What's worse: A movie geared towards kids and teens or the soundtrack to a movie geared towards kids and teens? It's a tough call because both can be pretty awful and uninspired. Sure, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is great and had an excellent soundtrack but let's not fool ourselves: We all sat through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Is O.N.E. Becoming a Houston Rap Folk Hero?

    There's a scene in 1997's Good Will Hunting where Matt Damon is talking to Robin Williams about getting beaten as a child. He tells Williams that his foster dad used to lay out things on a table (wrench, belt, etc) and ask which one he wanted to be hit with. Damon said he always chose the wrench. Wh ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 23, 2012

    Last Night: Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets At The Continental Club

    Marshall Crenshaw, The Bottle Rockets Continental Club April 22, 2012 Sunday's Marshall Crenshaw/Bottle Rockets show again raised the question of whether Houston fans of intelligent, literate rock and roll should be disappointed that our city isn't more interested in this kind of music, or whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Five Movies That Kept Classic Songs Partying On

    You might be surprised to learn that in 1992 the No. 1 movie in theaters on Valentine's Day was not a romantic comedy. Twenty years ago this week, a film about a pair of rock-obsessed, public-access TV hosts from Aurora, Illinois was released, and would go on to make $121 million at the box office. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Ferris Bueller 2: What Might Have Been

    With the death of writer-director John Hughes in August 2009, all hope of a truly great Ferris Bueller sequel went out the window. It was a concept that had been bandied about the whole two decades since the original's 1986 release, with star Matthew Broderick even remarking that he and Hughes just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Five of This Year's Super Bowl Ads, Rated: Beckham's Junk, Seinfeld's Desperation -- It's Gonna Be a Long Sunday

    Super Bowl Sunday means more talk about television ads than at any other time of the year. Companies are now leaking previews and extended versions of the ads online, meaning you can get some idea just how good/bad things will be. Let's just say it doesn't look promising, if these five ads are any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Pop Rocks: How Does The Lion King Stand Up Among Recent Disney Releases?

    Hail to the king...of the box office.​Box office analysts were a bit puzzled by the haul taken in by The Lion King 3D last weekend. The 1994 film was given the three-dimensional treatment and released to the tune of almost $30 million, beating both Contagion and fellow openers Drive ($11 milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Save Ferris: Pop-Culture Origins Of 16 Famous Band Names

    Groovehouse​This one's for the pop-culture junkies. For those who, like us, are tickled by all forms of pop media, whether it be literature, film or music... this list encompasses them all. A surprisingly high quantity of bands have named themselves after books, songs, and films; some are obvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day III (John Hughes Edition)

    They wouldn't dare...​We've done this on Pop Rocks a few times already, not that it's made any difference. All those upcoming crimes against cinema -- from The Birds to Fright Night to Escape From New York -- are all due to be released in the next few years (Fright Night this summer). And ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Me And Charlie Sheen

    ​Barely a week has passed since Charlie Sheen's Krakatoa style career meltdown and it's already hard to think of anything new to say about it. You've already got warlock pictures, expert rehab advice from Dr. Drew (who's already threatening to topple Dr. Phil as Most Annoyingly Omnipresent Med ... More >>

  • Film

    October 7, 2010

    Cuckoo Chic

    It's Kind of a Funny Story imagines the mental ward as a hipster's paradise.

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    March 16, 2010

    Pop Rocks: How The Marriage Ref Almost Ruined My Marriage

    ​My wife and I have been married for almost 14 years. In that time, we've had to come to a certain...understanding about each others' tastes.We agree mostly on the big stuff, like politics (pinko), finances (slightly more free-spending than Ebenezer Scrooge), and child-rearing (sleep in a drawer a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    Artful Thursday: Deborah Nadoolman Landis

    Find out how clothes make the film

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Last Night: Nightfly Goes to the Music Awards

    Dana Donovan Click here for more photos. This was my first Music Awards. Nearly three years in the city, and I've somehow managed to end up elsewhere on awards night, when the local luminaries roll out to collect their statues. The amateur optimist in me expected to show up and find Paul Wall lou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    The Graduate

    Yeah, but the book was better. Sure it was, smarty pants. Everyone knows the book was better. It doesn’t matter what you’re talking about, the book is almost always better. So it should come as no surprise that one of the greatest teen movies ever isn’t even a movie. It’s a book, a new no ... More >>

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