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Since nothing is sacred, Universal Pictures and Silver Pictures have announced plans to remake “Weird Science,” the 1985 John Hughes classic about a pair of nerds who create the perfect woman using their computer. (At the time, it was a space aged concept; now digital love is the norm.)

Joel Silver, the producer behind everything from “Lethal Weapon” to “Die Hard” to “The Matrix,” is set to produce, while Michael Bacall… Continue reading 'Weird Science' Remake: Universal Bringing the John Hughes Classic Back to Life, Because Of Course

Pretty In Pink

John Hughes crafts an exemplary ’80s Brat Pack romance out of the standard Cinderella story in Pretty in Pink. Andie Walsh (M… Read More

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Way back in 2008, Diablo Cody, Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Juno,” “Jennifer’s Body,” and “Young Adult,” programmed a two-week run at Los Angeles’ New Beverly Cinema. As part of her line-up, she screened John Hughes’s immortal “Pretty in Pink” (Hughes… Continue reading 'Pretty in Pink' Alternate Ending: Jon Cryer on What John Hughes Originally Had in Mind

In 1994, when I was eight years old, I became obsessed with “Home Alone.” At the time, I owned both “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” on VHS, along with two “Home Alone” posters, a “Home Alone” video game and even the novelization of “Home Alone” by Todd Strasser. I have no explanation for my fandom, other than the fact that I saw the film’s protagonist… Continue reading 'Home Alone 3,' Lost In Disney World: A Story I Pitched To John Hughes When I Was Eight

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Review: Kung Fu + Jesus + The Road = Book of Eli

300.TheBookOfEli.Washington.denzel.lc.011310 Review: Kung Fu + Jesus + The Road = Book of EliReview in a Hurry: Remember how, when you were watching The Road, you thought to yourself, “This needs more kung fu and Jesus”? God, and the Hughes brothers, heard your prayers. Denzel…
 Review: Kung Fu + Jesus + The Road = Book of Eli