John Hughes

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Molly Ringwald on John Hughes Films: a 'Glaring Blind Spot'

Actress ties the #MeToo movement to the movies she made with late director

(Newser) - A New Yorker essay by one of the 1980s' most iconic actresses is causing buzz as she looks at her old films through the lens of Me Too. Molly Ringwald is now 50 and with kids of her own, including a daughter with whom she watched The Breakfast Club a... More »

Final John Hughes Script May See Big Screen

Rumor gives Paramount inside track for 'Grisbys Go Broke'

(Newser) - John Hughes died last year—last night's Academy Awards even paused for a tribute—but he may have one more movie in him. Rumor has it that Paramount will pick up an unproduced Hughes script in the hopes of making a family comedy, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Grisbys Go ... More »

Best HS Flicks Since John Hughes' Heyday

Track Flick and making 'fetch' happen, anyone?

(Newser) - Hard as it is to believe, John Hughes made his last high school-centric film in 1987. Luckily, the 22 years since haven't lacked for flicks that chronicle some part of those awkward, wonderful 4 years. Christopher Borrelli of the Chicago Tribune lists the 10 movies that do it best:
  1. Dazed
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In Back-to-School Hindsight, John Hughes Looks Terrible

The guy probably ruined your life

(Newser) - When the world rushed to eulogize John Hughes, Christopher Borrelli of the Chicago Tribune held off. He wanted to watch Hughes’ movies again. “I had suspected these films might be disturbing in hindsight,” he writes. “I had no idea how disturbing.” There’s drunk driving, insinuations... More »

John Hughes Was Peter Pan: Molly Ringwald

Director, mentor was 'one of us' kids

(Newser) - For Molly Ringwald, John Hughes was like Peter Pan, drawing his teen actors into Neverland, she writes in the New York Times. Hughes “was one of us,” laughing alongside the actors rather than reprimanding them as they worked. And when Ringwald and her fellow actors chose to move... More »

My Pen Pal, John Hughes

Teen approached iconic filmmaker, who responded with kindness, advice

(Newser) - For one teenage fan in the 1980s, John Hughes was more than just a director; he was her pen pal. "He made me feel like what I said mattered," a grieving Alison Byrne Fields writes on her blog. They corresponded for 2 years, and "he loved... More »

Greatest John Hughes Movie Moments

(Newser) - John Hughes was the undisputed king of '80s teen comedy writes Time in a look at the late producer/director's most classic moments.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  "Bueller...Bueller...Bueller?": Matthew Broderick's direct address to the audience on how to fake a sick day, followed by an empty desk
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Ringwald, Broderick Pay Tribute to Hughes

(Newser) - Actors John Hughes made famous in the '80s are paying tribute to the late director, People reports. "I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death," says Molly Ringwald, a Brat Packer who rose to fame with Hughes by starring in Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast ... More »

RIP John Hughes: 'Our Generation's Salinger'

(Newser) - Long live John Hughes, writes Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times. The director died "ridiculously young" today at 59, but he leaves an "unparalleled" legacy. "It was hard not to see a piece of ourselves in his films, especially his great '80s teen comedies, which seemed... More »

Director John Hughes Dead at 59

Director suffers heart attack

(Newser) - John Hughes, the director who made his name cataloging teen angst of the 1980s, died of a heart attack today at 59. Hughes created such films as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles, making stars of the so-called Brat Pack of Molly... More »

'Bueller? Bueller?' Film House Hits Market

(Newser) - The Chicago-area house immortalized in a glass-breaking, Ferrari-plunging shot from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is for sale, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports. “It’s spectacular inside,” said the realtor offering the glass-walled modern home at $2.3 million. “It’s like living in a tree... More »

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