In the 1986 movie, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) played hooky and went on a joyride in a Ferrari 250GT California Spyder. Now, 26 years later, a middle-aged Bueller calls in sick to work and goes for a joyride in a... Honda CR-V?
A week ahead of the Big Game, Honda's released its Super Bowl commercial, "Matthew's Day Off," in which Broderick reenacts scenes from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. While we appreciate Honda and Broderick trying to re-spark the magic from the John Hughes classic, something about Ferris Bueller being a spokesman for Honda seems, well, off.
But you know what doesn't get old even after 26 years? That infectious "Oh Yeah" song. watch the Super Bowl spot >> Posted 01.30.12 by Chris
Everyone's favorite truant is making his return. A 10-second teaser for a Super Bowl ad featuring Matthew Broderick reprising his role as Ferris Bueller was posted on YouTube today. It's unclear what product the ad is for, and it's the only video from the user whose name is "chuckachucka2012". The channel has "favorite-d" a few videos, but those are all clips from John Hughes' 1986 classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, so that doesn't provide much, either.
From this very short teaser, it appears that Ferris is successful and has some nice digs, and that got us wondering how the rest of the characters have fared. How involved was Cameron in the financial scandals of the past few years? Did Mr. Rooney find a less stressful line of work? Did the economics teacher ever get through role call in under 20 minutes? Did Ferris and Sloane get married? Divorced? Did Sloane ever say or do anything interesting of her own volition? Did Jeannie ever stop being jealous of Ferris? Did she ever compete in and win a major dance competition? Hopefully, some of these questions will be answered on February 5th. Watch the teaser >> Posted 01.26.12 by Mandy
Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy are getting more help for the growing cast of their upcoming comedy Tower Heist. After the recent additions of Tea Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe, and Michael Pena, director Brett Ratner have added Matthew Broderick and Casey Affleck.
The action comedy sees Stiller as a building manager of a tower residence that rallies his co-workers to get revenge on the Bernie Madoff-esque penthouse resident (Alan Alda) who defrauded the staff of their pensions through a Ponzi scheme. Deadline reports that Broderick will play "Chase Fitzhugh, a Wall Street guy" who also had his fortunes reversed by Alda's character.
Affleck, THR reports, will play Stiller's friend and co-worker who is against the revenge plot and wants to turn in Stiller and his co-conspirators. Judd Hirsch has also joined the movie in an unspecified role.
Production begins on Tower Heist next month in New York. Posted 10.27.10 by Ryan
Deck the Halls (Mistletoe & Mayhem)
FX, 5 PM ET
Neighbors (Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick) go to war after one adorns his house with enough lights to make it visible from space.
Frosty's Winter Wonderland (Comfort & Joy)
ABC Family, 7 PM ET
Frosty’s kind of lonely, so the kids decide to make him a wife.
The Santa Clause 2 (Mistletoe & Mayhem)
Disney XD, 7 PM ET
Santa Clause (Tim Allen) must get married by Christmas Eve in order to save the holiday and keep his job.
Gremlins (Bah Humbug)
HDNET, 8:00 PM ET
An inventor (Hoyt Axton) gives his son (Zach Galligan) a furry little pet for Christmas that turns out to be not so cute.
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