Ghostbusters VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a vintage featurette on the making of the ghosts, monsters, and visual effects of the original Ghostbusters. Plus, learn how the famous “Oh Yeah” song from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off came into existence, and listen to a roundtable discussion hopefully Emmy contenders in TV directing, including Jonathan Nolan (Westworld), Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian), Alex Garland (Devs), and more. Read More »

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Reunited Apart

Josh Gad‘s web series Reunited Apart has allowed fans to pass some of their quarantine time by watching the cast and filmmakers behind their favorite movies reunite virtually online. The Goonies, Back to the Future, Splash, Lord of the Rings, and Ghostbusters have all been featured on the series. Now another beloved movie from the 1980s is taking the spotlight.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the many classic teen comedies directed by the late John Hughes, and Josh Gad was able to round up Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, and more. Read More »

movies leaving netflix

Summer is fast approaching, and with nationwide lockdowns looking to extend into the sunniest months, there’s no better time to catch up on movies and shows before they leave Netflix next month. These are the TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in June 2020.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Trivia

If you like the classic 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, here’s a bit of trivia that’s been available for a while but may not be widely known, even among the film’s big fans.

John Hughes‘ classic comedy features a rivalry between Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) and his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey). Since Ferris is babied by their parents, Jeanie has it out for him and can’t get over the fact that he gets to stay home sick, knowing full well that he’s faking his illness to play hooky. But there were almost two other Bueller siblings in the movie, a 7-year old brother named Todd and a 12-year old sister named Kimberly. The two are prominently featured in the film’s script, but in the movie, you’ll only find background evidence of their existence. Read More »

Mission Impossible Video Essay

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay explores the Mission: Impossible franchise’s place in the history of action cinema. Plus, real teenagers talk about how high school movies and TV shows  like Clueless and Freaks and Geeks compare to the experience of today’s students, and Paul Rudd teams up with Jimmy Fallon to recreate the music video for “You Spin Me Right Round (Like a Record)” by Dead or Alive. Read More »

Gallery 1988 Super Secret Fun Club Artwork

Gallery 1988 always has outstanding pop culture artwork up their sleeve, and their latest exhibition has some of the most unique pieces we’ve seen in a long time.

Super Secret Fun Club is the latest artist to bring a new show to Gallery 1988, and with it comes a special focus on “Wax Packs and Card Backs.” What that means is that artists delivered some unique action figure style creations, an extensive series of film and television characters given the Garbage Pail Kids treatment, and some awesome enamel pins too.

Check out some of our favorite Gallery 1988 Super Secret Fun Club artwork and creations below. Read More »

Crazy 4 Cult 11 Art

Gallery 1988 has delivered another round of incredible pop culture artwork with Crazy 4 Cult 11, the latest iteration of the recurring exhibition of artwork paying tribute to some of our favorite movies.

This time we have a collection that includes pieces honoring movies like Gremlins, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Big Lebowski, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Poltergeist, Blade Runner, Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and even The Room. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Crazy 4 Cult 11 art show below. Read More »

/Answers: The Best Movie Needle Drops

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “What is your favorite “needle drop” in the movies?” What use of a pre-existing song in a film stands out to you the most? As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. This week, we are also joined by director Edgar Wright, whose music-powered action film Baby Driver inspired this week’s topic.

If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie needle drop, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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Domino's Ferris Bueller's Day Off Commercial

Most commercials are awful. That’s just the reality of the advertising world. But every now and then, a solid commercial comes along that almost makes you forget that a company is trying to sell you something. Such is the case with a new Domino’s commercial that takes more than a cue from the John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Stranger Things supporting actor Joe Keery (aka the son of Parks and Recreation star Ben Schwartz) stars in the commercial that puts him in the shoes of a cool Ferris Bueller type teen who is trying to make it home before his Domino’s pizza arrives. It’s quite the loyal, albeit abridged recreation of Ferris Bueller’s race against the clock to get home before his parents get back from work.

Watch the Domino’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off commercial after the jump. Read More »

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What’s up, /Film readers? My name is Ben Pearson, and I’m new here. Talking about movies is clearly a huge part of what we do on the site, so a fitting way for me to introduce myself is to present you with my 15 favorite films of all time so you can either appreciate or scoff at my choices. Let’s get started Read More »