John Hughes, director of films such as Pretty In Pink, 16 Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, has died at age 59 of a heart attack. Thanks for teaching me how to be cool, guy. 🙁

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My parents gave me a $15 iTunes gift card for my birthday back in March. I don’t buy AAC music from the iTunes Store, so to be honest I kinda forgot until I found it in my wallet and decided to rent a movie tonight. I got Starship Troopers, which I’d actually never seen. (I […]

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The Movie Review: ‘The Happening’ Rather than write a conventional review explaining why you should or shouldn’t see The Happening (trust me, you shouldn’t), I’m offering an alternative: A dozen and a half of the most mind-bendingly ridiculous elements of the film, which will enable you to marvel at its anti-genius without sacrificing (and I […]

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Hi. Why do you keep making awesome films that nobody ever sees but me, like The Nines and Chaos Theory? Why doesn’t anybody promote these movies? Did you beat Joel Silver with your dick in the bathroom at the Ivy or something? Signed, A Fan

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story had some funny moments, but on the whole, I thought it was trying way too hard. It couldn’t decide if it wanted to be satire or parody, and consequently it fails on both fronts, I think, despite some great performances and some genuinely funny bits — the Beatles bickering, […]

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Don’t care what anyone else says. I have no cynicism here. It rocked, I liked it all, Shia LaBeouf was great, Cate Blanchett kicked ass, it was a great and worthy Indiana Jones movie. Even the retarded bits were awesome. Would have liked to have seen Sullah in the end. I love Sullah. But that’s […]

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Here we have Scarlett Johannson and David Bowie covering Tom Wait’ “Falling Down”, from Ms. Johannson’s new album Anywhere I Lay My Head, which is an entire album (minus one original) of Tom Waits songs. I’m personally not interested in the debate about actors making music. Waits is a musician who acts in movies. Nick […]

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Wristcutters: A Love Story is, as of tonight, one of my new favorite films. It’s about a guy named Zia (Patrick Fugit) who commits suicide because his girlfriend left him. He finds himself in a sort of Purgatory, a broke-down, trashy afterlife for suicides. He makes friends with Eugene (Shea Whigham), a Russian singer who […]

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