| Aug 7, 2009
John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59.
| Dec 19, 2008
Lovable rodents and a fussy French chef -- there's a soupçon of "Ratatouille" in "The Tale of Despereaux," but this old-fashioned fable cares not a whit about culinary competition or entrepreneurial triumph. It revolves around matters as elemental as...
| Apr 5, 2009
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John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning stage play "Doubt" tells the story of a brittle nun and the likable priest she accuses of child sexual abuse, and on stage at least, "Doubt's" measured, troubling inquiry into...
| Aug 7, 2009
Filmmaker John Hughes burned brightest in the '80s, when he defined teen angst in terms of the caste system of the suburban high school experience, a thread that others would pick up again and again.
His films were talky, in a good way. Like the kids...
| Mar 8, 2010
John Hughes' film message is simple: The kids are all right.
His young heroes were certainly confused, frustrated and angry, but they ultimately proved steely enough to triumph over the often cruel peer pressure and stifling confinement of suburban life....
| Sep 3, 2009
Movie buffs, prepare to feast upon a banquet of classic and rare films, celebrity guests and memorabilia marts at the 45th annual Cinecon film festival, which kicks off tonight and runs through Monday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
| Apr 2, 2008
NBC confirmed on Wednesday that "Scrubs" will end its seven-season run on the network in May. Which doesn't necessarily mean the show is going away for good.
It's widely expected that "Scrubs" will end up on ABC next season, given that it's produced by...
| Apr 20, 2008
HELEN HUNT didn't know what to expect when she got to the Toronto Film Festival last September. There with "Then She Found Me," her feature directing, co-writing and producing debut -- she also stars, but she's done that before -- she learned that it...
| Apr 25, 2008
A movie about a woman in her late 30s who is desperate to have a baby is a hard sell in the male teen-oriented movie environment of today, or so the story goes in nearly every mainstream media outlet, including this one. That's because there's practically...
| May 7, 2008
We haven't seen much of Helen Hunt in recent years. That's by choice, she says -- her choice, not Hollywood's.
"I've been home with my daughter, which is where I want to be," she says while at the Miami International Film Festival.
And it turns out,...