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The 2011 Academy Awards: It Gets a C-Plus at Best

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

You know the writers are in trouble when they have to rely upon Hathaway's mother and Franco's grandmother to help out in the audience. All in all the show was mediocre, but not a disaster.

HuffPost Review: Due Date

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With Due Date, the audience will find itself in the not-unfamiliar situation of watching a comedy whose best jokes have been given away in the commercials and trailers for the film.

Dirty Girl

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Hellin Kay

No doubt there will be minor comparisons made to the sweet and funny Easy A which just came out but this is a whole different teenage angst animal with even more subtext and soul.

"Breakfast Club' Cast Reunites, Remembers John Hughes (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The cast of 'The Breakfast Club' - minus Emilio Estevez - reunited in New York Monday night at a special screening of the film to celebrate its 25th a...

Honorary Academy Awards: Memo to Tom Sherak, the Separate Ceremony Is a Travesty!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.

Life Moves Pretty Fast: Remembering John Hughes, One Year After His Death

Susannah Gora | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Susannah Gora

For those of us for whom John Hughes' movies do mean so much, it's almost possible to suspend disbelief when "Pretty in Pink" comes on the radio, or when Sixteen Candles is on cable again.

Molly Ringwald Book 'Getting The Pretty Back' Out Now

USA Today | Gayle Jo Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The book is part style guide ("A black blazer can make you look more finished"), part entertaining bible ("Make sure you have enough wine to last"), p...

The Night of the Oscar

Sam Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Wasson

In trying to appeal to the young, the producers of the 82nd Academy Awards turned what could have been a meaningful evening into a bloodless night of dinner theater.

Annals of the Over-rated: John Hughes

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had made a personal vow not to write about the Oscar winners or the Oscar show this year, simply out of boredom and crankiness. And my instincts wer...

Mourning a Teen Heartthrob

Mara Reinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mara Reinstein

Corey Haim is dead. The Internet headline seemed morbidly preordained and not at all surprising. Still, there was something so tragic about it. The least I can do is write a proper eulogy.

The Oscars a Mixed Bag: Kudos for Bringing Back And the Winner Is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The 82nd Academy Awards on ABC was a mixed bag. It was a tepid start, but eventually picked up steam heading for the finish line.

"Avatar" Ignored at the End of Yet Another Tiresome Academy Awards Ceremony

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ed Martin

I finally realized there was no hope for ABC's strikingly ill-formed telecast of the 82nd Academy Awards when Robin Williams took the stage to present...

The Our Gang Oscars

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This year's Oscar producers, Adam Shankman and Bil Mechanic, were so dedicated to the quixotic task of luring in young viewers, that we were given a show full of presenters that appeared to have gone through puberty during the rehearsals.

Oscar John Hughes Tribute: Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald And Some Brat Packers Reunite (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

**Scroll down for photos** The Oscars took a moment for a tribute to the late John Hughes Sunday night. Introduced by Matthew Broderick and Molly Rin...

2010 Oscars: A Mixed Bag of Predictability

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Years from now this telecast will be remembered as the year a woman won Best Director and James Cameron's ego shrunk a little.

Don't You Forget About Them (Slideshow)

Susannah Gora | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Susannah Gora

This is the history behind the making of the seminal 1980s youth movies like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Better Off Dead: A 25th-Anniversary Valentine

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

There is an indefinable magic to Better Off Dead. For a movie allegedly about heartbreak and suicide, there's an innocence and playfulness here you simply won't find in today's crop of comedies.

John Hughes Remembered By Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Matthew Broderick

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

On getting to know Hughes: Ringwald: I remember the first thing that I saw of him�"I didn't know what he looked like; I didn't know anything�"w...

Dead Folks, 2009: The Missed and the Not Missed

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."

Sixteen Candles Por Vida: Still Remembering John Hughes

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

Damian Kolody, an independent filmmaker in New York, on why some people were really affected by the death of director John Hughes.

John Hughes: "The Audacity of Empathy"

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kevin Smokler

Hughes's are not just movies about the mid-1980s, but movies set in the mid-1980s that now live as archetype and fable.

John Hughes [RIP], "High School Harrys", the Tragedy of American Schooling and our Wider Priorities

Pye Ian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pye Ian

Little to no emphasis is placed on harnessing genuine critical thought in our K through 12 public schools. And mature social discourse, self-reflection and cognitive empathy -- the very kind Hughes demonstrated in The Breakfast Club -- are rendered irrelevant.

Don't You Forget About Him

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

We have become masters of creating mythic gods out of anchormen, actors and politicians. What John Hughes' films all do is remind the world that mere mortals also have intrinsic value.

John Hughes' Final Moments In Manhattan

Movieline | S.T. Vanairsdale | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One of the most unusual elements of last week's reporting on John Hughes's passing in New York was its total lack of specificity. Hughes, 59, suffered...

Molly Ringwald Remembers John Hughes | MOLLY RINGWALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

IN life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become. Very often it's a teacher, a mentor...