Tag Archives: John Hughes

Breakfast Club (1985)

Breakfast Club Quote: “Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.” – Bender

High School was a very different place for teenagers back in 1985. There were no cell phones, lockers were still in use, and there was this strange building on campus called the “Library” that housed books and delinquents on Saturdays.

In this week’s review, Rog, Big D, & Gene explore the hit film “The Breakfast Club”. We explore whether or not the themes of teenage angst, High School stereotypes, and John Hughes-style diversity still hold up over 30 years later. Continue reading Breakfast Club (1985)

Christmas Vacation (1989)

Christmas Vacation Quote “Oh, the silent majesty of a winter’s morn… the clean, cool chill of the holiday air… an asshole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer” – Clark Griswold


“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” tops nearly every list of favorite Christmas movies and holds a warm place in our hearts. But it isn’t flawless.

For every “shitter was full”, there’s an attic plank hitting Clark Griswold in the face. For every moment Chevy Chase show his genius, there’s a scene where he’s forcing a laugh that never comes.

If you’re a huge fan of “Christmas Vacation” or a closet hater, this episode of Shat The Movies is for you. Happy holidays from Roger, Gene and Big D. We wish you the hap hap happiest Christmas of all. Continue reading Christmas Vacation (1989)

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone Quote: “Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association? ” — Kevin McCallister


Home Alone is the perfect modern Christmas movie: full of gags, pranks and warm messages about the holiday season… Or is it? Take a trip back to 1990 as we explore the parenting skills of the McAllisters, policing in the Chicago suburbs, airport security pre-9/11 and why Uncle Frank is such a dick.

Do you think the polka van was creepy? Do you think Old Man Marley was Jesus? Are you still afraid of the furnace in the basement?  Let Shat The Movies refresh your memory, and relive all Home Alone’s classic moments with your three best movie buds. Continue reading Home Alone (1990)