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Did you know that the new movie Vacation is based on a true story? Well, okay, techically it’s a continuation of a series of movies that started off with a 1983 feature adapted from a short story that was based on real events. John Hughes wrote the source tale, titled Vacation ’58, for National Lampoon magazine back in the late ’70s, while he was primarily employed… Continue reading Read the Original 'Vacation' Short Story Written By John Hughes

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You’re going to want to get out your guide to 1980s movie quotes for the comments on this post, as Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has offered an interesting update on the next Spider-Man movie, which he’s co-producing with/for Sony as part of the superhero’s crossover with the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.

Talking to Birth Movies Death during… Continue reading The Next Spider-Man Reboot Will Be Like a John Hughes Movie

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