Matinee Idols

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When my parents took me to the video store as a kid, I always went for movies that I had already seen. This annoyed my dad to no end, but now I realize that probably had more to do with my choices than anything else. I mean, who really needs to watch La Bamba several times a week? My taste refined over time and John Hughes played an integral part in a lot of my choices (Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, etc.). His untimely passing yesterday made me think of my favorite films from my childhood and ones that still hold up today. 1. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. I renamed all of my dolls "Sonora" and contemplated chopping off my hair to look like her.    

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2.

The Princess Bride

. ROUS's are still one of the best creatures ever put on film. They were even funnier once I realized it was just a person in a furry suit.  

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3.

Now and Then

. This movie spawned several unsuccessful seances at slumber parties.  

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4.

Newsies

. The beginning of a 17-year long crush on Christian Bale.  

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5.

A League of Their Own

. There may not be "crying in baseball," but I know every line in this movie.  

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What were your favorite childhood films?