This May will mark the 30th anniversary of acclaimed writer/director John Hughes‘ iconic tribute to truancy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Like most of Hughes’ films, the movie was filmed in Chicago, where the director was from, and features some of the city’s most memorable sites, including Wrigley Field, Calder’s Flamingo in downtown’s Federal Plaza, and Von Steuben Day, during which Ferris hijacked a parade float and led the city in a fanfare of The Beatles‘ Twist and Shout. To celebrate, the city of Chicago is planning an all out Ferris Fest celebration on the weekend of May 20th-22nd, which will feature a bus tour that follows Ferris’s “tour de Chicago” on that day off. There will also be a recreation of Ferris’s bedroom, and fans will get the chance to sit in Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane’s seats in Wrigley Field. The day will wrap with a screening of the movie at Hughes Theater. Thus far none of the original lead actors, namely Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, and Mia Sara, have committed to making an appearance, but the event organizers are still hopeful at least a few of them will make an appearance. If you’re a fan of the movie, or just want an excuse to visit Chicago for the weekend, be sure to mark your calendar for the event. Tickets will most likely be sold in advance, but so far as we know they are not yet available. Check back for more updates.
Check out the new poster from Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla, due out in theaters May 2014. This Godzilla is looks much bigger than the one Matthew Broderick took on 15 years ago. The poster is just a teaser though…I’m waiting for the trailer!
Some poor city will once again fall victim to that giant, radioactive lizard known for destroying everything in its path. Yes, I’m talking about Godzilla! The dinosaur-like monster of the big screens will be making a come-back next year in a new movie directed by Gareth Edwards and released through Legendary Pictures. The last person we saw take on Godzilla was Matthew Broderick on the streets of New York City under director Roland Emmerich back in 1998; not a fantastic movie, but entertaining all the same. Gareth Edwards is a British filmmaker best known for his independent movie Monsters (2010), for which he wrote, directed and worked as visual effects artist and cinemaphotographer. Godzilla is set for a release date in May 2014.