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Check Out 'Planes, Trains, And Automobiles,' 'Naked Gun' & 'Airplane!' On Blu-ray Sept. 25

September 24th, 2011 7:00am EDT
The Naked Gun
"Planes, Trains And Automobiles," "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad" make their Blu-ray debut exclusively at Best Buy on September 25 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Written and directed by John Hughes, the hilarious classic "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" stars Steve Martin and John Candy as a businessman and traveling salesman forced together by circumstance as they try to get home in time for Thanksgiving.

The Blu-ray features a brand new, in-depth retrospective on John Hughes’ career that includes new interviews and explores his indelible impact as...
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Ryan Gosling Thinks He's 'Weird Looking,' Credits REO Speedwagon For 'Drive' Being Made

September 10th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Drive Movie
Drive has been tearing up the festival circuit since it premiered at Cannes in May. Through the Los Angeles Film Festival, Telluride and the Toronto International Film Festival, the film has wowed audiences with its brutal violence and subtle silence, omitting almost all the dialogue.

Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver at night. He gets into a bad deal trying to help his neighbor (Carey Mulligan). It’s a heroic turn for Gosling. As if he weren’t dreamy enough already, he described movies as putting you under a spell. Is anyone not in love with Ry...
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LA Film Fest 2011 - Father & Son 'Ferris Bueller' Night

June 22nd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Ferris day
The kid loves him some Bueller! Up next in the continuing saga that is the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival (runs June 16-26 - go to www.LaFilmFest.com for more details!) is a little outing that has become a Coleman father/son tradition. Back in 2009 in Westwood, California it was the legendary "Ghostbusters" that hit the free outdoor screen. This year it was the John Hughes classic "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" showing outside at Figat7th and my boy Will and I were firmly ready to acknowledge that life moves fast and prepared to stop, look around and not miss it!

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Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (On DVD & Blu-ray Aug. 2)

June 12th, 2011 3:00am EDT
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Life moves pretty fast. In fact, it's been 25 years since writer/director John Hughes unleashed Ferris Bueller on the world…and we've been laughing ever since.

On August 2, Paramount Home Entertainment will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the venerated classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off with a Blu-ray and DVD featuring commemorative packaging that sports a new graphic outline of Ferris' adventures through Chicago including visits to Wrigley Field, the Art Institute of Chicago, and a fabulous parade through downtown.

The discs additionally feature previously released, in-depth bonus mat...
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Molly Ringwald Wanted Viggo Mortensen In 'Sixteen Candles'

April 30th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald thrilled film students at the University of Southern California earlier this week when she dropped in for a class all about the films of her late movie mentor John Hughes.

Students are analyzing the work of the 1980s director as part of their film classes, and Ringwald, who starred in Hughes films "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," jumped at the chance to help them understand the moviemaker's themes better.

As part of her chat with the film buffs, she revealed she introduced Hughes to the music of the Psychedelic Furs, who recorded the iconic them...
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Chris Colfer Ready To Be 'Struck By Lightning'

December 8th, 2010 8:11am EST
Chris Colfer
Glee star Chris Colfer is set to be Struck By Lightning when he makes his movie debut in his own comedy.

The Emmy-nominated actor wrote the script for the coming-of-age film himself and has teamed up with Youth in Revolt producer David Permut to bring the project to the big screen. And Permut admits he was blown away by the quality of the screenplay, comparing Colfer's talents to that of late director John Hughes.

He tells industry paper Daily Variety, "I was very impressed with how sophisticated (Colfer's) writing is. He may be only 20 but he's an old soul."

The movie will be shopped...
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'The Breakfast Club' Stars Reunite For John Hughes Tribute

September 21st, 2010 6:00pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Actress Molly Ringwald reunited with her former The Breakfast Club cast mates on Monday night to pay tribute to late director John Hughes at a special event in New York.

The now-grown-up kids from the cult 1980s movie - Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy - gathered at the Film Society For Lincoln Center event, 25 years after shooting the iconic picture.

The four stars last appeared together at the 2010 Academy Awards, during a tribute to Hughes, who died last year. The fifth remaining Breakfast Club member, Emilio Estevez, was the only noticeable absentee from ...
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Molly Ringwald: 'I Feel Badly For Teenage Stars These Days'

April 7th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Former child star Molly Ringwald is convinced her decision to develop "interests outside Hollywood" saved her life because it stopped her falling into drug addiction.

Ringwald landed her first TV role at the age of 11 in sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and went on to find fame in John Hughes' 1984 movie Sixteen Candles, which propelled her into the spotlight. She became known as one of the 'Brat Pack' in the 1980s after appearing in a string of teen dramas, but unlike many of her co-stars, Ringwald avoided the temptations of the party circuit and never suffered from drug or alcohol addiction.

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Molly Ringwald Won't Let Her Kids Become Child Stars

April 5th, 2010 12:18pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Former child star Molly Ringwald is determined to keep her kids out of show business until they finish college - because she doesn't want them to follow in her footsteps until they are adults.

The Breakfast Club star landed her first TV role at the age of 11 in sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and went on to find fame in John Hughes' 1984 movie Sixteen Candles, which propelled her into the spotlight.

She now has three children, Mathilda, six, and eight-month-old twins Adele and Roman, with her husband Panio Gianopolous, and she's adamant they won't begin their own careers until they have comple...
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Molly Ringwald Records Jazz Album

March 9th, 2010 11:30pm EST
Molly Ringwald
"Breakfast Club" star Molly Ringwald has recorded a new jazz album - 36 years after her last release.

The 42-year-old actress recorded her debut, "I Wanna Be Loved By You", when she was just six and she completed work on her follow-up on Saturday night - hours before she took the stage at the Oscars for a touching tribute to moviemaker John Hughes.

She tells WENN, "I'm really excited about it. I haven't come up with a name yet but it's with my quintet that I've been performing with a lot in the Los Angeles area."

The actress is also branching out as a writer - she'll be releasing a new b...
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Oscars, Brat Pack Pay Tribute To John Hughes

March 7th, 2010 11:45pm EST
John Hughes Oscar Tribute
Anyone brought up during the 80s must've had a difficult time keeping a dry eye during Sunday night's Oscars tribute to late filmmaker John Hughes, because nothing captured the feel of the era better than his movies. Hughes brilliant films were the voice of a generation.

Movies like "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty In Pink," "Home Alone," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," and "Weird Science," defined the typical 80s teenager and had a huge impact on a generation.

Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick took the stage to pay tribute to their mentor with a ...
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25 Years Ago In Film: A Celebration Of Classics From 1985

February 1st, 2010 9:10am EST
A Celebration Of Classics From 1985
It's difficult to believe the first month of 2010 is already over, considering it just felt like yesterday that I was ringing in the new decade. The end of January signals that the year is truly starting to pick up pace, but before it does I thought it might be appropriate to look back a little bit, well 25 years to be exact.

I'm going to climb into my cinematic time machine, as I frequently like to do, and travel back to 1985, one year before my own birth, to discuss some of its top grossing movies. Compared to some of the top grossing stories of the modern era, many of 1985's most ...
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RIP: Notable Celebrity Deaths In 2009

December 31st, 2009 8:54am EST
celebrity deaths 2009
Last year Heath Ledger was the shocking celebrity death, and this year it was Michael Jackson. But there were plenty of other notable deaths in 2009. Peruse our photo slideshow commemorating the famous lives who have touched our hearts over the years.

Ron Silver died of esophageal cancer on March 15 at the age of 62.

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Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died on March 18 following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada.

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80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

September 26th, 2009 10:03am EDT
Madonna
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?

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In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...
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Devin Ratray Talks 'Surrogates,' 'Home Alone' & Why He's More Brad Pitt Than John Candy

September 24th, 2009 11:15am EDT
Surrogates
Devin Ratray is the man who most would recognize as being Buzz from Home Alone. Nearly 20 years post Home Alone fever we find Devin is a humble and funny man who is on top of his game co-starring in the thrilling new Bruce Willis film 'Surrogates' which hits theaters on September 25th.

Eric Stromsvold: Can you tell us about Surrogates?

Devin Ratray: Yes indeed. It's more than just a Sci-Fi thriller; it's really an exploration into human behavior and what keeps us human and what separates us from being apathetic mindless robots.

We've implemented robots in a modern day world to l...
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Remembering John Hughes: Which Film Was Your Favorite?

August 7th, 2009 10:44am EDT
Sixteen Candles
John Hughes had an amazing run as a writer and director and most of all inventor of the modern American teen movie as we know it today. If you grew up in the 80s you definitely understood this but may not have known the director behind all the classic movies that dealt adolescence and coming of age. Films like "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and "Weird Science" defined what is was to be a teenager in the 80's. Take a look at some of these clips. Let us know which your favorites are.

Highlights from John Hughes' film career as a director:

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Our Favorite High School Movies

September 18th, 2008 10:00am EDT
The Breakfast Club
Perhaps you've heard about "Assassination of a High School President," the Bruce Willis/Mischa Barton movie that darkly satirizes high school politics. While much of the high school set is eagerly anticipating the film's theatrical release in early 2009, early reviews from its January screening at Sundance have been mixed. MTV has praised it as a cross between "Rushmore" and "The Usual Suspects," while Variety labeled it an "uninventive," "muddled parody." Only time will tell if the movie becomes an instant classic or ends up in the bargain DVD bin next to "Encino Man."

There has been...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Certain Films Lose Their Allure As We Age

July 28th, 2008 8:45am EDT
1989
I witnessed the masterpiece that is "The Dark Knight" over the weekend. We do not need to rehash why this film is so good; every perceivable media outlet has already done that. For me, one notable side effect of the film's greatness was to revisit "Batman" from 1989. Unfortunately, the years have not been kind to Tim Burton's vision of Batman, to the point where the film comes off almost campy. This is surprising considering that in 1989 the film was marketed as an answer to fans that complained about the tongue-in-cheek attitude of the 1960's television series.

"The Dark Knight" made...
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Celeb's Dads Who Won't Be The King Of The Castle This Father's Day

June 12th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Jon Voight
He was the guy who took the training wheels off our bikes, let us jump off the top of the fridge when Mom wasn't looking, and the one whose admiration and respect was hard earned and beyond gratifying.

For the lucky majority, Father's Day is an opportunity to express what we usually fail to: how much the guidance of a paternal figure has touched our lives for the better. But what of the unlucky few for whom the idea of Father's Day is a kick in the ribs? Which stars won't be buying a tie, power tools or steak dinner for the old man come June 15?

Christina Aguilera:

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