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John Hughes

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  • 'The Spectacular Now' and other films coming of (a new) age

    'The Spectacular Now' and other films coming of (a new) age
    Director James Ponsoldt was 16 when he first saw Lloyd Dobler stand on Diane Court's front lawn and declare his love for the blue-eyed beauty who was both out of his class and out of his league. With the help of Peter Gabriel's lyrics and John Cusack's...
  • A long, strange trip

    A long, strange trip
    When he answers the phone on a Tuesday morning, Psychedelic Furs co-founder Tim Butler says he is busy doing an activity that befits a rock great. "I'm just kicking back, doing some gardening in the lovely state of Kentucky. Really rock 'n' roll, right?...
  • Barrett Foa Of 'NCIS' In 'Music Man' At UConn

    When the time comes to make a movie about Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the agency's vast global and domestic surveillance (and you know that will happen some day soon), think of Barrett Foa. After all,...
  • Kimberly McBroom's Blog

    Kimberly McBroom's Blog
    Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday...  We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
  • The Writefast Club

    The Writefast Club
    The conversation segued from book to book, ranging from Elizabeth Strout's “Olive Kitteridge” to the works of Philip Roth, over coffee in the Palmer House café. Molly Ringwald had come to Chicago late this spring to support 826CHI, a non-...
  • 'Breakfast Club': How a talky teen film became a classic

    'Breakfast Club': How a talky teen film became a classic
    I was in 7th grade when "The Breakfast Club" opened in theaters, and I distinctly remember thinking the movie was totally right about everything. I wasn't in high school yet (and that was surely one of movie's allures; a peek in a world I would soon...
  • Edward Burns returns to his roots

    Edward Burns returns to his roots
    About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
  • Molly Ringwald will be pretty in the pink city at Jazziz in Boca

    Molly Ringwald will be pretty in the pink city at Jazziz in Boca
    Ravishing redhead Molly Ringwald twirled into our hearts in the ‘80s in timeless films such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink. Now, the author, wife and proud mom of three is returning to her musical roots. As the daughter of...
  • The punks and the godfathers

    The punks and the godfathers
    Post-punk glory comes to Miami in the form of the Psychedelic Furs, playing 8 p.m. Sunday at Grand Central. The band gained popularity for its John Hughes-era hits, including "Pretty in Pink" and "Heartbreak Beat." The Lemonheads will open. Tickets cost...
  • Album review: The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine'

    Album review: The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine'
    *** (out of four) A decidedly more '80s version of The Strokes shows up for "Comedown Machine," the New York outfit's fifth major release. How '80s is this record? It's so '80s that there's actually a song called "'80s Comedown Machine." It'd be a...
  • Gen X women, young for their age

    Gen X women, young for their age
    Much has been made this year about the behemoth baby boom generation reaching retirement age. But another significant milestone is slipping past a bit more quietly yet with noticeable impact. The first wave of Gen-Xers has rounded 40, and they are...