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Anthony Michael Hall Returns to High School in Natural Selection First Look | Exclusive

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Fresh off her hit show Shadow Hunters, rising star Katherine McNamara returns to the big screen next month in the critically-acclaimed indie thriller Natural Selection. The film will be released in theaters and through Digital HD and on demand formats on August 26. To get fans ready for this new release, we have an exclusive poster and photos, featuring stars Katherine McNamara and Anthony Michael Hall.

ITN Distribution has picked up the rights for the teen thriller Natural Selection. The film is written and directed by Chad L. Scheifele in his feature film debut, and stars Katherine McNamara (Shadow Hunters: The Mortal Instruments, The Scorch Trials) and Anthony Michael Hall (The Dead Zone, Foxcatcher, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles). The movie will be going up against Sony's Don't Breathe, The Weinstein Company's Hands of Stone and Lionsgate's Mechanic: Resurrection on August 26.

Tyler (Mason Dye) is a young man who is desperately »

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10 years ago today: ‘Superman Returns’ soared into theaters

28 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

10 years ago, Superman looked a lot different onscreen. Kevin Spacey, not Jesse Eisenberg, was playing Lex Luthor. Kate Bosworth, not Amy Adams, was in the role of Lois Lane. And unknown actor Brandon Routh was starring as the Man of Steel. In retrospect, Superman was headlining a rather bright, campy movie when you look at his 2006 flick next to this year’s grimdark Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Superman Returns opened in theaters 10 years ago today. It didn’t manage to reboot the long-stagnant Superman property into a new franchise, as Warner Bros. hoped. The Batman v Superman title was being tossed around already during discussion for a sequel to Superman Returns. But the studio ultimately decided to move on from the Routh-Bryan Singer-et al. line-up. “Superman [Returns] didn't quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to,” then-wb president Jeff Robinov said in »

- Emily Rome

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The One Thing Spider-Man: Homecoming Needs To Do To Be Great

22 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Henry Bevan on Spider-Man: Homecoming and what it needs to do to be great…

In Spider-Man 2 Peter Parker’s (Tobey Maguire) childhood home is facing foreclosure but Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) insists on giving him her last 20 bucks, only for his landlord to snatch it a way. Peter is broke and Spider-Man keeps him that way. He is relatable and it makes Spider-Man 2 one of the best superhero movies ever. When Kevin Feige agreed with this sentiment in 2015, he namechecked John Hughes as an influence on Marvel’s take on ol’ webhead. So, as Spider-Man: Homecoming stocks its cast with Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green and Martin Starr, director Jon Watts once again mentioned Hughes as an inspiration for the film.

The plan to make Homecoming a superhero teen movie is interesting and with hits like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Pretty in Pink, it »

- Henry Bevan

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Molly Ringwald Reminisces About Her John Hughes Movies: It Felt Like 'the World Had a Crush on Me'

17 June 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Molly Ringwald was the teenage crush of a generation back in the late '80s and early '90s, but it wasn't always easy for the young actress to handle that kind of fame. The Pretty in Pink star reminisced about her teenage years in a recent interview for Lenny Letter with famed artist - and Lena Dunham's mom - Laurie Simmons. Asked how conscious she was of her popularity at the time, Ringwald admitted, "It did feel like the world had a crush on me." While the positive attention was "a nice feeling," Ringwald said, "if you have any lucidity, »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Molly Ringwald Reminisces About Her John Hughes Movies: It Felt Like 'the World Had a Crush on Me'

17 June 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Molly Ringwald was the teenage crush of a generation back in the late 80s and early 90s, but it wasn't always easy for the young actress to handle that kind of fame. The Pretty in Pink star reminisced about her teenage years in a recent interview for Lenny Letter with famed artist - and Lena Dunham's mom - Laurie Simmons. Asked how conscious she was of her popularity at the time, Ringwald admitted, "It did feel like the world had a crush on me." While the positive attention was "a nice feeling," Ringwald said, "if you have any lucidity, »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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Review: Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story), Writhing Young Things, Experimenting

16 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

There is something refreshing about teenage drama cum neo-Bechdel test, Bang Gang. The film seems to be on a conscious mission to smash any and all notions of how these films are done. From John Hughes' The Breakfast Club with its easily codified characters, to Larry Clark's Kids with its bombast of cruel sex and and bad behaviour, and Dazed & Confused or American Graffiti on the spectrum in between, there is a lot of territory to cover.  At the beginning of a particularly hot and humid summer in a suburb in southern France, four teens, Alex, George, Laetitia and Nikita, find themselves bored, and horny (a combination of watching women's tennis and Sasha Grey) and in possession of an empty house while Alex's mother is off...

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Review: Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story), Writhing Young Things, Experimenting

16 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

There is something refreshing about teenage drama cum neo-Bechdel test, Bang Gang. The film seems to be on a conscious mission to smash any and all notions of how these films are done. From John Hughes' The Breakfast Club with its easily codified characters, to Larry Clark's Kids with its bombast of cruel sex and and bad behaviour, and Dazed & Confused or American Graffiti on the spectrum in between, there is a lot of territory to cover.  At the beginning of a particularly hot and humid summer in a suburb in southern France, four teens, Alex, George, Laetitia and Nikita, find themselves bored, and horny (a combination of watching women's tennis and Sasha Grey) and in possession of an empty house while Alex's mother is off...

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21 Things You Might Not Have Known About Ferris Bueller's Day Off

11 June 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Hughes' iconic Ferris Bueller's Day Off turns 30 Saturday. The film, which has become a beloved totem of teenage rebellion and a wonderful 1980s time capsule, is also an ode to Chicago - a teenage Hughes moved around the city's suburbs with his family. To celebrate, here are 21 things you (probably) never knew about the film. 1. Ferris' parents got married in real lifeLyman Ward, who played Ferris' father, was married to his onscreen wife Cindy Pickett, from 1986 to 1992. They met on the set of the film and eventually had two children. 2. Hughes pitched the film with one sentence… "I called Ned Tanen [then-head of Paramount films] and said, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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21 Things You Might Not Have Known About Ferris Bueller's Day Off

11 June 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Hughes' iconic Ferris Bueller's Day Off turns 30 Saturday. The film, which has become a beloved totem of teenage rebellion and a wonderful 1980s time capsule, is also an ode to Chicago - a teenage Hughes moved around the city's suburbs with his family. To celebrate, here are 21 things you (probably) never knew about the film. 1. Ferris' parents got married in real lifeLyman Ward, who played Ferris' father, was married to his onscreen wife Cindy Pickett, from 1986 to 1992. They met on the set of the film and eventually had two children. 2. Hughes pitched the film with one sentence… "I called Ned Tanen [then-head of Paramount films] and said, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Disney Channel Adventures In Babysitting Airs June 24th, on DVD June 28th

10 June 2016 2:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie, Adventures In Babysitting starring popular actresses and recording artists Sabrina Carpenter (“Girl Meets World”) and Sofia Carson (“Descendants”), premieres Friday, June 24 (8:00 p.m. Edt) on Disney Channel. The re-imagined tale of the popular 1980s film of the same name will be available one week in advance, Friday, June 17, to verified users on the Disney Channel app and via VOD. The premiere of “Adventures in Babysitting” will be ushered in by the “100th Dcom Celebration,” a nostalgic programming event across Disney Channel, the Disney Channel App and VOD featuring every Dcom ever made.

The “Adventures in Babysitting” premiere telecast is sponsored by Post Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles. It will be followed by the premiere of Disney Channel’s new comedy series “Bizaardvark.”

In a heartfelt story that celebrates individuality, friendship and self-empowerment, the live-action adventure comedy made for kids, tweens and families, pays »

- Tom Stockman

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The Breakfast Club Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

6 June 2016 7:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe? ”

The Breakfast Club plays this weekend (June 10th and 11th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

In 1985, director/writer John Hughes crafted The Breakfast Club, his hilarious and surprisingly thoughtful tale that still seems as fresh as it did 30 years ago. Five teenagers, each representing a different clique in their high school, are forced to spend an entire Saturday in detention together for various infractions each has committed–some of which become central to the plot, as the characters gradually become aware that they share more in common with each other than their stereotypes and preconceived notions would ever allow.

There’s a minimalistic feel to the movie that helps maintain its focus on the characters; there are essentially only two other speaking parts of any significance outside of the five teens–the antagonistic school principal, »

- Tom Stockman

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18 of Film’s Greatest Improvised Scenes

2 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

You won’t always find yourself on a set that encourages improvisation and off-script riffs, but there’ve been plenty of unforgettable quips in Hollywood history that were completely off-the-cuff and now in the books for good. We round up 18 of film’s finest below. “Annie Hall”Woody Allen didn’t tell the other three actors he was planning on sneezing into the cocaine, but without such a gaffe, we’d never have one of the worst (or greatest?) party fouls caught on tape. “Being John Malkovich”Sure, this extra probably wasn’t “right” in going off script while hurling a can at John Malkovich in this modern classic, but the risk was funny enough to keep in the film. It paid off two-fold when the actor got his SAG-aftra card for the stunt and got a bump in pay to boot! “The Breakfast Club”Director John Hughes reportedly shot »

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Henry & Eleanor, Frank & Bram, and The Breakfast Club

18 May 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day in movie related history... 

1152 King Henry II marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. Their romance is later fictionalized in the ever popular play/movie The Lion in Winter which we've written about several times

1897 Frank Capra is born in Italy. He'll immigrate to the Us at five years old and become one of the most famous film directors of all time.  Across the ocean in London a public reading of Bram Stoker's new novel "Dracula, or, The Un-dead" is staged. Frank Capra never makes a movie influenced by Dracula but everyone else does.

Meredith Wilson writing music1902 There's trouble right here in River City Mason City when Meredith Wilson is born. He'll later write The Music Man but not before accruing Oscar nominations for film scoring (The Little Foxes, The Great Dictator)

1912 The first Indian film Shree Pundalik is released in Mumbai. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of »

- NATHANIEL R

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‘Brave’ Director Boards ‘Alice in Wonderland’-‘Peter Pan’ Prequel

11 May 2016 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brenda Chapman, who directed the Academy Award-winning animated film “Brave,” will make her live-action directing debut in “Come Away,” a prequel to “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan.”

Marissa Kate Goodhill has written the script, based on the premise that the Alice and Peter characters were a brother and sister who had to deal with their older brother perishing in an accident and their parents’ despair over the tragedy — leading them ultimately to journey to Wonderland for Alice and Neverland for Peter.

Both properties are in the public domain. Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” was published in 1865 while J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan first appeared in the 1902 novel “The White Bird.”

Former Paramount production president Michelle Manning, Leesa Kahn and Andrea Keir are producing. “Brenda is a true visionary and her previous experience in perfectly creating imaginary worlds with such precise detail is exactly what is needed to bring »

- Dave McNary

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5 Anticipated Genre Movies Directed by Women

6 May 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

2016 is hereby declared the year of the female filmmaker.

A few exceptions aside, for several years, a spot in the director’s chair seemed like a seat reserved only for those in the boys’ club. However, a revolution has been quietly brimming beneath the surface, with more and more women stepping behind the camera as of late and genre films leading the way in this massive reconstruction. Game changers like Jennifer Kent, Marjane Satrapi and Veronika Franz have been stepping up and proving themselves as not only worthy contenders when it comes to noteworthy women who make movies, but equally as skilled as any male photographer.

While there are many exciting projects on the horizon to be helmed by talented ladies, this list is dedicated to a few of the most striking pictures that are set to release soon. Read on to learn about these thrilling new prospects, and find »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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The Future of Spider-Man at the Movies

6 May 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A Spectacular, Speculative Dive Into Peter Parker’s Future on the Big Screen.

As most of you who would be reading this already know, Sony officially announced the John Watts-helmed reboot of their oft-troubled Spider-Man franchise at Cinema Con in Las Vegas in mid-April. The much-anticipated film is titled Spider-Man: Homecoming, and with that title announcement comes the expected flood of questions and, naturally, no real answers other than a few named cast members and some comments from the filmmakers about the tone of the film. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man made his debut in this weekend’s Captain America: Civil War, giving us an idea of which version of Peter Parker we’ll be getting in Homecoming but providing nothing in the way of what we might be seeing from him in the future. Since we know little else, let’s engage in some irresponsible guesswork.

What does Homecoming mean?

First »

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Joachim Trier on ‘Louder Than Bombs,’ Capturing American Culture, Giving the Audience Space & More

6 April 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With his three features across the last decade — Reprise, Oslo, August 31st, and Louder Than Bombs — Norwegian director Joachim Trier has handled the battle of inner demons with a vibrant poignancy that few other filmmakers can match. His English-language debut, which enters limited release this weekend, follows a father (Gabriel Byrne) and two sons (Devin Druid) and (Jesse Eisenberg) as they navigate life after the death of the family’s matriarch (Isabelle Huppert, appearing in flashbacks.)

It’s a immensely well-acted drama that strings seemingly minor occurrences together for an ultimately significant emotional catharsis. I had the opportunity to speak with Trier about his approach to storytelling, taking on American culture, what he learned after turning down over 70 scripts, working with Jesse Eisenberg and Isabelle Huppert, his love for Andrei Tarkovsky, and much more. Check out the conversation below.

The Film Stage: Louder Than Bombs takes a non-linear approach in structure, »

- Jordan Raup

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Watch Ferris Bueller's Parents Return to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

5 April 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in February, we reported that fans of the comedy classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off will be able to gather in Chicago to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with Ferris Fest. The event will take place in Lake Forrest, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22. The initial announcement revealed that a number of cast members have already been confirmed to attend Ferris Fest, such as Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, who played Ferris' parents, along with Jonathan Schmock, the snobby French restaurant maitre d'. Since then, others such as Edie McClurg (Grace) and Larry Flash Jenkins, the garage attendant who "borrows" the Ferrari, have been confirmed to attend. Today Ferris Fest has released the first promo, which recreates a beloved scene from the movie, with Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward talking about the celebration.

The scene in question is where Ferris' sister Jeannie (Jennifer Grey) answers the door at her house, »

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Are You a Rebel or a Princess? Today Is The Breakfast Club's Fateful Detention Day

24 March 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

On this date, March 24, in 1984 at 7:00 a.m., five high school students showed up for an all-day Saturday detention. To be more specific, a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal showed up for all-day Saturday detention. And they learned more about themselves then they ever thought possible. Today is the date of that fateful day for those kids, the criminal John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), athlete Andy (Emilio Estevez), basketcase Allison (Ally Sheedy) and the brain Ralph (Anthony Michael Hall). While The Breakfast Club celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015, we have yet to have a year go by where quotes from that film aren't still intensely relevant. For »

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Directors' Trademarks: John Hughes

22 March 2016 3:41 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of  John Huges as director.

John Hughes’ is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past few decades. His contributions as writer, director, and producer have created many well-loved and contemporary classic films. While his impact as a filmmaker in general overshadows his contributions just as a director, there are many commonalities between the films he directed versus the films he only contributed a script. As such, the trademarks considered below are meant to represent the films directed by John Hughes, but they can easily also apply to the films he contributed to, but did not direct.

Hughes’ career began as a writer for several advertising campaigns. He went on to join National Lampoon where he wrote several films including 1984’s Vacation, »

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