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Sony Going for a John Hughes Tone for 'Spider-Man' Reboot as Director Shortlist is Revealed

16 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As of now it's being reported Asa Butterfield is the frontrunner to takeover as Spider-Man as the character is looking to be cast for a cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War followed by an all new Spider-Man project set for a July 18, 2017 release. Badass Digest recently said Tom Holland is still a possible contender, but Buttefield is the first name on most everyone's lips and now we have a shortlist of directors Sony is looking out to lead the new Spider-Man charge. Deadline reports the list of possible contenders as Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein who are directing the upcoming Vacation reboot at Warner Bros. Deadline adds an interesting note to their reporting saying Sony is looking to go with a tone matching that of a John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, »

- Brad Brevet

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Adorable While Talking About Acting, The Pick-Up Artist—Watch a Throwback '80s Interview!

30 April 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Before Robert Downey Jr. was Iron Man, he was a Pick-Up Artist. At the age of 22, he played Jack Jericho and was romancing none other than The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink's Molly Ringwald, a fellow member of what was referred to as the Brat Pack of the '80s, in the 1987 romantic comedy The Pick-Up Artist, which was the first movie to feature Downey in a main role. In an interview carried out for what is now E!, Downey, looking adorable in a black T-shirt, talked about making the leap from supporting actor to leading man...and it seemed like he wasn't too comfortable being in the spotlight. "I don't believe in like, supporting casts because I believe everyone is a supporting »

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Week in Review: Study reveals growing gender gap in film industry

24 April 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This week, Variety reported on a study that was released confirming what many already know about the film industry, or at the very least anecdotally: Women are having an increasingly hard time breaking in.

The study showed that there’s a large gender gap between independently financed and directed projects by women when compared to projects within the studio system. The Sundance Institute and Women in Film looked at movies in competition at Sundance between 2002 and 2014 compared to the top 1300 grossing films between the same time period. Men appeared at Sundance at a ratio of 3 to 1 more often than women, but an even more staggering 23 to 1 when looking at studio films.

Further, half of the industry executives surveyed believed that films directed by women did not appeal as broadly as films directed by men. A quarter of those surveyed added that they shared a “perceived lack of ambition” in women directors, »

- Brian Welk

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Original 'Breakfast Club' Script Discovered at High School with Alternate Title

22 April 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

This continues to be an interesting year for trivia about The Breakfast Club. The classic teen movie, which was written and directed by John Hughes, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and while commemorative screenings were being held at SXSW and around the country last month, we also learned that there was going to be a nude shower scene, which Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy protested against, and that Rick Moranis had been in the movie as the janitor but was fired early on during production.  Now comes word that The Breakfast Club was originally titled Saturday Breakfast Club. The information comes from documents accompanying an early draft of Hughes's script dated September 21, 1983 (roughly six months before filming began) found in a filing cabinet at Maine...

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Take Two: Do I Still Hate Ferris Bueller?

16 April 2015 5:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Our weekly series in which writers revisit for the first time in ages their youthful passions and reconsider how well they hold up with the passage of time. When “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: was released in 1986, I was 17 years old ( a surly, difficult 17 years old); which is to say,I was the exact same age as the character Ferris Bueller; which is to say, the worst possible age to enjoy a film about him. To this put in some context, growing up in the late 1970’s and early 80’s was a glorious time to be a very young movie-goer.  Comedies in particular – were at their most bawdy and anarchic, which is exactly what a 10 year old boy wants. We were allowed to see on the screen in those days all sorts things that it is now horrifying to imagine a 10 year old was allowed to see; but as a 10 year old, »

- Richard Rushfield

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Blu-ray Review: 'The Breakfast Club'

10 April 2015 1:03 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ The legendary (if media-propagated) Brat Pack proved to be an intrinsic part of 80s pop culture, and was a movement which grew primarily out of the films of John Hughes. The Michigan-born filmmaker enjoyed an incredibly prolific run in a relatively short time, but it was his seminal work The Breakfast Club (now celebrating its 30th anniversary) which stood out from the rest of the titles and really put him on the map as a key on-screen chronicler of teen angst. Finding a place within the hearts of subsequent teenagers and referenced much later (and most glaringly) by Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson, The Breakfast Club has, happily, stood the test of time.

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Podcast: Laremy is Back, Hiatus is Over and We're Catching Up

3 April 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We are back and I guess this episode is more about collecting ourselves than anything else. Laremy only got back in town late last night so since he didn't watch any new movies we are holding our Furious 7 review until Tuesday's episode so we can both review it. As for this episode is concerned, I did work in some chatter about Mad Max and Ex Machina, and we answer some listener questions, play some games, but more than anything just catch up as it was also the first time I spoke with Laremy since he got back. Hope you enjoy what is sort of an "all over the place" episode, but we do our best to keep it under control. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can »

- Brad Brevet

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'The Breakfast Club': Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Look Back 30 Years Later (Exclusive)

31 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Last week the Internet had a collective heart attack as it became apparent that the anniversary of the day that "The Breakfast Club" is supposed to take place happened 31 years earlier. Of course, "The Breakfast Club" is a movie and not a historical document (one that came out 30 years ago), but that doesn't matter. Because talking about John Hughes's immortal classic is fun and people will do it at every conceivable juncture.

"The Breakfast Club," of course, starred Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy, as a group of disparate teens united for a Saturday's worth of detention (Paul Gleason very memorably essayed the role of the meddling principle -- "I make over $30,000 a year!"). Recently, to celebrate the movie's anniversary and commemorate the newly released (and truly incredible deluxe edition Blu-ray package), the film held a pair of screenings in Austin, Texas, as »

- Drew Taylor

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‘Breakfast Club’ Secrets Revealed! Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Spill Casting and Behind-the-Scenes Stories (Video)

26 March 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

How would you sum up “The Breakfast Club”  in one hand gesture? Judd Nelson’s defiant fist? Or principal Richard “Dick” Vernon’s antagonizing bull horns? You do not have to get the answer to that question “next Saturday”. Also Read: John Hughes Tribute Video The ladies of “Tbe Breakfast Club”, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy cast their vote when they sat down with TheWrap to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seminal teenage film about a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal stuck in detention on a Saturday in Shermer, Illinois. Ringwald and Sheedy »

- Mikey Glazer

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Banished From 'The Breakfast Club': Actress Recalls the Burn of Getting Cut From John Hughes’ Film

24 March 2015 6:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

For an aspiring actress from Sandusky, Ohio (population 25,000), auditioning for and getting cast in the role of a fresh-out-of-college gym teacher in John HughesThe Breakfast Club was the big break I’d been hoping for. My character — who was at school for a Saturday practice — originally began as a swim instructor but evolved into a gym teacher because I actually taught aerobics professionally at the time. John told me that my part was meant to bridge the gap between the students and the establishment. For my big scene I’d deliver a speech in the

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- Karen Leigh Hopkins as told to Michelle Fiordaliso

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15 Things We Learned from The Breakfast Club Commentary

23 March 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

John Hughes wasn’t much of a name yet in 1985 when The Breakfast Club was released, but it was already clear that he was one to watch. His scripts for Mr. Mom and National Lampoon’s Vacation had resulted in box-office hits, and while his own directorial debut — Sixteen Candles — wasn’t as immediately beloved it showed the mash-up of affection and wit that would become his trademark. The Breakfast Club has its detractors, but for most viewers the film offers even a minor glimpse back to their teen years. Not everyone fit into these specific five molds — the athlete (Emilio Estevez), the princess (Molly Ringwald), the criminal (Judd Nelson), the brain (Anthony Michael Hall) and the basket case (Ally Sheedy) — but there’s an honesty here even within the characterizations. The film was re-released onto Blu-ray earlier this month with a remastered picture and additional extras including a previous commentary track with Nelson and Hall. The »

- Rob Hunter

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Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy on How ‘The Breakfast Club’ Helped And Hurt Their Careers

18 March 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thirty years after “The Breakfast Club” premiered in theaters, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy are back in detention. Both actresses attended a SXSW screening of a restored version of their high school classic with 1,300 fans on Monday.

The John Hughes comedy follows five teenagers (among those would later be known as “the Brat Pack”) stuck in school on a Saturday, as they slowly reflect on their secrets and personal struggles. “William Saroyan and Eugene O’Neill have been here before, but they used saloons and drunks,” wrote Roger Ebert in his three-star review at the time.

Ringwald plays Claire, the popular girl, and Allison (Sheedy) is her polar opposite, the outcast dressed in black. Ringwald and Sheedy sat down with Variety at SXSW this year to talk about “The Breakfast Club,” working with Hughes and how the film helped — and hurt — their careers.

Why did the “Breakfast Club” become such a classic? »

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What the Cast of 'The Breakfast Club' Looks Like Now

17 March 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Don’t you forget about Molly Ringwald. Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t!

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Hughes’ 1985 classic, The Breakfast Club, stars Ringwald and Ally Sheedy attended a special screening at SXSW (a digitally remastered version of the film will also be released in select theaters from March 26-31). Which seems like the perfect opportunity to find out what our favorite detention-goers look like three decades later:

Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish, the “Princess”

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Ringwald starred on The Secret Life of the American Teenager until 2013, lent her voice to the villainous Dark Princess in 2014's Rainbow Brite, and will next appear in a reboot of another ‘80s classic: Jem and the Holograms.

Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds, the “Basket Case

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Sheedy had a multi-season stint on Psych, where she played serial killer Mr. Yang until 2013, and most recently appeared in the off-Broadway production “The Long Shrift,” directed »

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"The Breakfast Club's" Molly Ringwald & Ally Sheedy Reunite At SXSW!

17 March 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The high school "Princess" and the "Basket Case" are together again!  Almost 30 years since the teen dramaedy hit theaters, "The Breakfast Club's" Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy reunited during SXSW in Austin, Texas on Monday.  The veteran actresses posed for pictures together on the red carpet before heading into the special screening of the cult classic and stayed for a brief Q&A to celebrate the flick's 30th anniversary. Molly, 47, looked gorgeous wearing a white lace dress with gold accessories, styling her blonde locks in a cute bob and sported natural makeup. Ally, 52, opted for low-cut black maxi dress, which she paired with a smokey eye and loose waves.    Decades have passed since "a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal" met up in detention and made movie history in 1985. Ringwald recently talked about her memorable role during an interview on "Today."  "I always loved the script, »

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Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Step Out for 30th Anniversary of The Breakfast Club

17 March 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The princess and the basket case, together again! Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy celebrated the 30th anniversary of their classic teen movie The Breakfast Club at a special South by Southwest screening Monday in Austin, Texas. And they reflected on just what's changed, and what hasn't, over those three decades. Both actresses agreed that the film - now out in a special 30th anniversary edition Blu-ray - is timeless, even as many things about the high school experience have changed dramatically. "The movie has this message that in spite of people's differences, there is something unifying in the experience of »

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Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Step Out for 30th Anniversary of The Breakfast Club

17 March 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The princess and the basket case, together again! Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy celebrated the 30th anniversary of their classic teen movie The Breakfast Club at a special South by Southwest screening Monday in Austin, Texas. And they reflected on just what's changed, and what hasn't, over those three decades. Both actresses agreed that the film is timeless, even as many things about the high school experience have changed dramatically. "The movie has this message that in spite of people's differences, there is something unifying in the experience of growing up and trying to find yourself," Sheedy, 52, told People. At the same time, »

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The Breakfast Club stars reunite at SXSW to celebrate 30th anniversary

17 March 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The stars of The Breakfast Club have reunited to mark the film's 30th anniversary.

Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy took part in a Q&A with 1,300 fans at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Monday (March 16).

What happened to the cast of Breakfast Club? John Hughes classic is 30

They also attended the premiere of a newly restored version of the 1985 comedy-drama, which starred Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall as well.

Barton Hills Choir, from the local elementary school, performed a rendition of the film's iconic song 'Don't You (Forget About Me)'.

Ringwald and Sheedy starred in the film as Claire Standish and Allison Reynolds.

The John Hughes classic will return to select theatres in the Us for a two-day run on March 26 and 31.

Watch footage of the SXSW reunion below: »

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Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Don’t Want a 'Breakfast Club' Remake

16 March 2015 8:03 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The princess and the basket case together again!

Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy gathered for the 30th anniversary screening of the John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club at South by Southwest on Monday in Austin, Texas. Et sat down with the two stars who shared their fondest memories working on the teen classic over 30 years ago.

Ringwald, a frequent collaborator of writer-director Hughes throughout the 1980s, said he sent her the script for The Breakfast Club as they were finishing Sixteen Candles (1984) and she just couldn't resist the story.

"It was the best script I ever read," Ringwald told Et. "I loved it. I loved everything about it--every character. I knew immediately I wanted to be involved."

Flashback: Molly Ringwald Was Worried She Wasn't Pretty Enough for 'Breakfast Club' in 1985

While she was eager to join the project, Ringwald revealed that many elements of the initial screenplay had changed by the time they shot the film.

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Breakfast Club Reunion! Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Make Your '80s Dreams Come True at SXSW

16 March 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Don't you forget about them! Three decades after they spent a memorable Saturday detention together, The Princess and The Basket Case reunited at Austin's SXSW festival to watch and pay tribute to The Breakfast Club. Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy -- two of the original five Shermer High breakfasters -- convened at the Paramount Theatre on Monday, March 16, for a Q&A about the '80s cult classic, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. In honor of that milestone, the John Hughes film will be shown [...] »

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Learn Why 'The Breakfast Club' Cut a Nude Scene and Rick Moranis

12 March 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Last month was the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, but this month is when we celebrate. A newly restored version of the John Hughes classic is screening at SXSW on Monday with stars Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy in attendance, and Fathom Events is bringing the teen movie to theaters nationwide on March 26 and March 31 accompanied by a bonus retrospective feature that will include new insights from the cast. Meanwhile, we also just learned some little-known details on the making of The Breakfast Club from Vanity Fair, which published an excerpt from Kirk Honeycutt's new book John Hughes: A LIfe in Film. The author goes into two notable cuts to the movie and the reasons they were permanently deleted. One was a locker room scene involving a topless P.E...

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