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Five of our favorite Matthew Broderick comedies

We’re just going to put it out there: Ben Stiller’s dark comedy “The Cable Guy,” is one of the most underrated comedies of all time. If you haven’t seen it before, or just want to watch a great movie again, we’re showing it tonight at 8/7c. The movie stars Matthew Broderick as Steven, a good […]

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Ferris Bueller could use another day off

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. And then when you do finally stop and look around, your childhood idols are doing commercials for compact SUVs. And they’re doing them as the rebellious character that made them your childhood idol. Life moves pretty […]

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Watch the extended cut of Honda’s Super Bowl homage to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Last week, the internet was buzzing about a mysterious, 10-second teaser for an upcoming Super Bowl commercial starring Matthew Broderick that paid homage to his iconic role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Well, the Super Bowl is still a few days away, but the full version of the commercial has arrived online. You can watch […]

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Matthew Broderick returns as Ferris Bueller (for a Super Bowl commercial)

One unknown company is about to make millions of film fans tune into the Super Bowl. In a brief 10-second teaser, a mysterious video has appeared on YouTube featuring Broderick talking to camera, while the now-iconic “Oh yeah” song from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” begins to play as “2.5.12” appears onscreen…the date of the Super […]

Cinemark threatens “Tower Heist” boycott over VOD release schedule (photo)

Cinemark threatens “Tower Heist” boycott over VOD release schedule

Yesterday, IFC’s very own Matt Singer told you all about Universal’s new plan to let folks in Atlanta and Portland watch “Tower Heist” from home a mere three weeks after the theatrical release. Now, as expected, the theater owners are starting to get a little peeved. The first theater chain to respond is Cinemark, who […]

Six years in the making, “Margaret” is worth the wait (photo)

Six years in the making, “Margaret” is worth the wait

First, an apology. In writing up the trailer for “Margaret” on IFC.com, I invoked Gene Siskel’s old litmus test for movies: is a film more interesting than a documentary of its actors having lunch? “I have to imagine,” I said, “that no matter how interesting ‘Margaret’ is, a lunchtable documentary of its actors (Anna Paquin, […]

Matthew Broderick’s Wonderful World (photo)

Matthew Broderick’s Wonderful World

Still boyishly handsome at 47, actor Matthew Broderick (“The Producers,” “Election,” and, lest anyone forget, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) continues to split his workload between stage and screen. In the last few years, however, his film career has been more low-key, from voiceover work (“Bee Movie,” “The Tale of Despereaux”) to indies like “Then She […]

There was a “Ferris Bueller” sequel. (photo)

There was a “Ferris Bueller” sequel.

Or so said Jeffrey Jones, who appeared this weekend as part of a group of John Hughes collaborators that gathered at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles to celebrate the work of the late writer/director in between a double bill of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.” Sitting next to “Bueller” […]