Beloved 80s filmmaker John Hughes died today. For people of a certain generation - those coming of age during MTV and VHS - his movies spoke to us in a way never before seen by our lost generation. Sure we dressed like dweebs and our girls wore leggings and had those great 80s exploding hair styles. We liked our beer cold and our direct to video movies to have something to do with radiated bad lands that some hero navigated after a world wide apocalypse. Hughes also made 'Uncle Buck' which is one of the most awesome John Candy movies. In 'Career Opportunities' he showcased the very gorgeous Jennifer Connolly while she rode a coin operated pony inside a store dressed in just a tank top. Meow. But his greatest achievement to the lexicon of teen movies has to be '16 Candles' which introduced the world to Anthony Michael Hall and made us all fall in love with Molly Ringwald. Miss Ringwald would also star in Hughes' magnum opus, the 'Breakfast Club'. This marked, for many the high point of his career - Judd Nelson, Emelio Estives, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall and the previously mentioned Ms Ringwald together made up parts of what that generation was all about. Suddenly I am very old again. His movies are the visual representation of my life.