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Ferris Bueller’s Official Soundtrack Had 10,950 Days Off

Finally after 30 years, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is getting an official soundtrack. John Hughes never released one, citing fears it would be unpopular. Diehard fans of the film, however, have been assembling their own mixed tape tracklists since the ’80s. Today’s kids will never know that joy: hunching over the radio tape deck, cassette loaded. The Record & Pause buttons already pressed. And then waiting, waiting for that one song to come on. Smart kids would at least call in to the radio station to make a request. The song would still take time, but at least they knew it was coming.

Now, 3 decades later, that gap in your record collection will finally be filled. According to Salon, Paramount and La-La Land Records have struck a deal for an official soundtrack to be released later this year. There’s no word yet on the final list of songs, but there will be interviews in the liner notes from Hughes’s son, James, music supervisor Tarquin Gotch, composer Ira Newborn, and film editor Paul Hirsch.

There are some real musical gems to rediscover. We’ll list our favorites here, and if you grew up in the ’80s there’s probably at least one song below that will make you cry. You can find a complete track listing over on IMDB. Call in sick, put on your favorite Ferris tee, plug in the headphones, and get your music on!

Bad (Big Audio Dynamite)

Beat City (The Flowerpot Men)

Danke Schoen (Wayne Newton)

The Bridge (Cactus World News)

The Edge Of Forever (The Dream Academy)

Children of the Revolution (Violent Femmes)

Love Missile F1-11 extended version (Sigue Sigue Sputnik)

March Of The Swivelheads (The Beat)

Oh Yeah (Yellow)

Radio People (Zapp)

Twist And Shout (The Beatles)

The Summer of the Colon: Blockbuster Movie Roundup

This summer it’s all about the colon, and thankfully we don’t mean that colon. There must have been a memo in Hollywood because the hottest movies released during the year’s hottest months all have that two dot punctuation mark. Check out our top picks of 2015’s Summer Blockbusters!

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Domestic total as of July 27th: $465,612,712.

Written and directed by Joss “The Hits Keep On Comin’” Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to rake in box office receipts. Released May 1st, you can still go and see this witty actioner in the theaters. Check your listings because there’s an Avengers double feature in many cities! Style check: our Avengers tees will add 150 street cred points.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Domestic total as of July 27th: $151,622,298.

George Miller said in an interview that 90% of the action in Fury Road was practical effects, so not much CGI. This is a common trait in a lot of the top movies of 2015, and one that will hopefully continue! Audiences are eating up these technical, dangerous stunts, and Mad Max has them in spades. Released May 15th this movie is killing it overseas, too. We predict the Furiousa to have her own movie in 2017.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Release date: July 31st.

Can you believe it’s been almost 20 years since the first Mission: Impossible movie?! Tom Cruise is still kickin’ ass as Ethan Hunt, and keeping things fresh by performing his own stunts (that scene in Rogue Nation where he’s hanging on to the outside of the plane? Yup, he’s really there, strapped to the side as the plane climbs to 5000 feet). Early reviews are coming back more tepid than we expected, seemingly centered on a forgettable plot. We don’t care! We’ll be waiting in line on Friday, ready to catch this sure-fire summer blockbuster!

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Release date: September 18th.

The first Maze Runner movie introduced many of us evil grownups to teen/young-adult scifi action writer T.S. Nowlin. This next installment (certainly leading into a third movie) moves the plot along as the group of kid-captives are presented with their next task, unironically risking their pretty faces to save the world… all while being misled by adults with ulterior motives.

Terminator: Genisys

Domestic total as of July 27th: $85,683,524.

Who could have predicted that “I’ll be back” and “come with me if you want to live” would be worth a 5-movie franchise and a TV spinoff? We predict this will be the final Terminator movie that stars Arnold (we know, we know… Terminator Salvation didn’t star Arnold, but it did have his likeness CGI’d into it), with possible future releases introducing new characters. Genisys is doing well in the international markets, which is probably going to be its saving grace. The TV show was well received, and it starred Summer Glau as a Terminator. Joss Whedon not at the helm of that show, surprising given that the premise is right up his alley and the work history he and Summer share. Style check: our Tech Noir tee is inspired from the first Terminator movie, and is a subtle nod to the franchise.

The Goonies 30th Anniversary


Just the other day our beloved film The Goonies turned 30 years old. Some of us here at It Goes to 11 are old enough to remember seeing the film in the theater (get off my lawn!). This cult classic movie takes us on a ride with a group of tweens and teens searching for lost pirate treasure in their hometown of Astoria, Oregon and the troubles they get themselves into. Using incredible set pieces and beautiful cinematography, Goonies is one of those timeless movies that just don’t age.

To celebrate let’s take a look at where The Goonies are now…

Sean (Mikey) Astin

Sean Astin as Michael “Mikey” Walsh

The Goonies was Sean’s first film credit. Possibly more famous than his role as Mikey, Sean went on to play Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Currently Astin provides the voice of Shazam in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. He’s also married to Miss Indiana Teen USA 1984, Christine Harrell, and is a father of three.

Corey (Mouth) Feldman

Corey Feldman as Clark “Mouth” Devereaux

Corey was an experienced actor before he landed the role of Mouth. At the time, Feldman was in a string of high earning, often number-one films including Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985), Stand By Me (1986), and The Lost Boys (1987). With dozens of films under his belt, Feldman currently heads up the ska band Truth Movement.

Jonathan (Data) Quan

Jonathan Ke Huy Quan as Richard “Data” Wang

Many folks will recognize Jonathan from his role as Short Round, performing alongside Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw in Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. After The Goonies, Quan added Breathing Fire, Encino Man, and Second Time Around to his filmography list. He went on to choreograph stunt work and dabbled in film editing. Today Jonathan lives quietly in Australia, retired from the acting spotlight.

Josh (Brand) Brolin

Josh Brolin as Brandon “Brand” Walsh

The Goonies was Brolin’s first film. Appearing in a wide range of films, his latest work includes Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron (cast in both movies as super-villain Thanos). He’s engaged to model Kathryn Boyd (she is also Josh’s assistant).

Jeff (Chunk) Cohen

Jeff Cohen as Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen

The Goonies was Jeff’s second film after Little Shots (1983). He added a couple more movies to his filmography, as well as a string of appearances on ‘80s kids TV shows. Currently he’s an attorney in Beverly Hills, CA.

Kerri (Andy) Green

Kerri Green as Andrea “Andy” Carmichael

Another actor whose first film was The Goonies, Kerri continued to work through the ‘80s and then again in 2010 for the film Complacent. She had a string of appearances on TV, including ER and Mad About You. In the late ‘90s she co-founded a movie production company, Independent Women Artists. Currently there’s not much on the Internet about any projects she’s working on…

Martha (Stef) Plimpton

Martha Plimpton as Stephanie “Stef” Steinbrenner

The daughter of actors Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton, Martha started her career as a model. After appearing in a few movies she landed the role of Stef in The Goonies, her breakthrough performance. Plimpton’s extensive repertoire includes Broadway theatre, television, and an extensive filmography, including Academy Award nominations. Today she’s active in politics and continues to grace the theatrical stage as well as roles on television.

Now This Is What I Call Fine Art

Culture vultures in NYC take note: Gallery 1988 is bringing a new show of movie-themed artwork to the Big Apple in August. It’ll feature more than 200-plus pieces, including the amazing aggregation embedded below.

”Come quietly or there will be… art.”

More details here.

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