My Best Friend’s Sister’s Brother’s Boyfriend’s Girlfriend Said Ferris Bueller Turns 25 Today

Linkage now, concert announcement tomorrow (sorry for the delay):

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Here’s your latest pop culture anniversary to make you feel really, really old. 25 years ago today, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off hit theaters. 25 friggin’ years ago. I’m pretty sure I just felt a bunch of hair fall off my head and my back start to hurt. I’d probably rank it as my #2 John Hughes-written movie behind Sixteen Candles and just ahead of Vacation and Mr. Mom. I didn’t see it in the theaters, I was only 11 and not allowed to see PG-13 movies at the time. The first time I saw it was at a sleepover a couple years later. I remember watching, rewinding, watching again and actually slow-mo-ing and freeze-framing the scene where Jeanie/Shauna kicks Ed Rooney in the face three times when he breaks into the Bueller house.

OK, that just made me laugh really hard. We probably watched it about 40 times. It was one of those weird things that went from hysterical to funny to boring to “Can we please watch the rest of the movie before I call my parents for a ride???” then all the way back to totally hysterical again. Thank God there’s never been a sequel because the original is still a go-to quote machine for everyday situations. Whenever I’m watching any kind of game and soemone asks me who’s winning, I instinctively say, “The Bears” in the most sarcastic voice I can muster. If I don’t want to go somewhere, I’ll go into the Cam thing, “He’ll keep calling me, I’ll go, I’ll go, I’ll go …” Whenever someone asks me “So and so, you know him?” I say, “Yeah, he’s getting me out of summer school.” It’s safe to say I’m a pretty annoying person to be around if you don’t like movies and TV. And that’s before we even hit “Nine times” or the Ben Stein stuff.

my streak of predicting summer box office bombs is at stake

my streak of predicting summer box office bombs is at stake

Ho-hum weekend at the box office, but this should be the last boring weekend until August. Super 8 did just about what everyone thought at $37 million, everything else dropped as per the usual — except for Bridesmaids, with only dropped in the teens. It’s going to take a lot for anything to beat it out for the breakout hit of the summer. Anyway, this is it for boring weekends. The July 8 weekend looks blah on the surface with only the turd of Zookeeper and the decidedly dark comedy Horrible Bosses on the slate, but there will still be Transformers and Larry Crowne to watch. My most anticipated box office weekend is the one coming up when Green Lantern comes out. I’m sticking by my original prediction, that the movie doesn’t really make much more than $90 million and becomes the summer’s biggest bomb. I’m a little worried about how aggressive the marketing is, that’s going to give it some extra juice. There aren’t any reviews for it out yet, but I just looked and Roger Ebert has it on his schedule to be reviewed. So there will be a review in Weekend on Friday. I’m not expecting good things.

Wow, has Comic Con already reached its cruising altitude and started its descent? Seems like people were looking for too much out of Comic Con. Apparently, they just thought they could show up with a trailer and then the movie will make a zillion dollars. Now Warner Brothers won’t be there this year — which means nothing will be coming from Dark Knight Rises. I’m sure there were people planning their Comic Con vacation around the notion that there would be something from DKR, so there will be some disappointed people in San Diego. I can’t say anything about Sucker Punch yet, but as for the other Comic Con failures the NYT story mentions: I finally watched Tron Legacy a couple weeks ago and fell asleep — with 15 minutes left. Shouldn’t that be the time when I’m awake most? Frankly, I’m not quite sure how I made it that far. Scott Pilgrim didn’t do a thing for me, even though it seems like the kind of movie I should be pre-ordering from Amazon. And Buried? This story dares cite Buried? Did it even hit double-digit theraters in its release? Of course it didn’t make money, no one could see it! Make a good movie, release it into more than 27 theaters, and people will see it — Comic Con or no Comic Con. That thing is supposed to be a treat for fans anyway, screw every Hollywood studio that is looking to squeeze another dime of our hard-earned money there and get p!ssed off when we don’t show up to see their crap.

her boobs, meanwhile, cannot get an emmy nomination

her boobs, meanwhile, cannot get an emmy nomination

Great list of four unheradled actresses that should be getting some Emmy love. Well, there are actually five people on the list, but since I think Californication is quite possibly one of the most overrated comedies on TV right now and I checked out midway through the second season, I’m just sticking with four. And three of those four — Annie on Community, Sweet Dee on Sunny and Brittany on Glee — are probably my three of my five favorite female characters on TV comedies. I’d throw in Pam from The Office and April from Parks and Rec in there too. I’d be happy if just one from that list got nominated.

I think I’d still rather see Jack Donaghy trying to get Steve Austin elected mayor of New York City than Jack Donaghy actually becoming mayor.

Safe to say we all saw this coming. Dead pools are sick and twisted, but Clarence Clemons had to be up there for celebrity dead pools right? It will be interesting to see if Springsteen just stops touring if Big Man ever dies. You get the feeling that could be the case. He’s kept touring despite the death of keyboard player Danny Federici, but with no disrespect to Federici, he’s no Big Man. Pure speculation from years of Springsteen worshipping, but here’s how I’d rank the top 5 of the E Street Band in order of both their importance to Bruuuuuuuuuuuce and ultimately to the success of the band: 1. Clemons 2. Patty Scialfa (yeah, that’s right, Big Man is more important than Springsteen’s wife) 3. Little Steven 4. Nils Lofgren 5. Max Weinberg. On a side note, I’ve only been in one dead pool in my life, at my first job right out of college. And in 1997, I took Magic Johnson. Figured that was money in the bank. Never been so happy to be wrong.

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