Johnny Be Good

When talking about The Breakfast Club, the subject of which of the five teens we most closely identified with often comes up. I was definitely closest to the Anthony Michael Hall character. He was pretty much the resident geek of the brat pack in the 80’s, which made it more than a bit surprising when…

No Small Affair

1984 is the year that saw the beginning of the John Hughes era of teen oriented films, and with it the birth of the so-called “Brat Pack.” Hughes made big stars out of the likes of Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Ally Sheedy, and others. A somewhat fringe member…

He’s My Girl

From “Some Like it Hot” to “Tootsie” to “Mrs. Doubtfire,” there is a grand tradition of movies where men disguise themselves as women. Every few years the idea gets rolled out again, and often without anywhere near the quality of the three films I just mentioned. Case in point…1987’s “He’s My Girl.” The story concerns…