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Throwing Stones Joins the 'Club'

29 December 2011 11:54 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Did you ever wonder if the guy who thought up the one-sheet for The Breakfast Club could have imagined that even decades later people would still be emulating the classic "sitting around" setting for their own projects?

With an entertaining cast and promotion by MTV, Throwing Stones looks like it's on the right track to continued success. You can check out their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @stoneswebseries. The series is loosely based on a feature length screenplay of the same name by writers Bart D. Van Bemmel and Jason A. Wheeler. For more info visit the official Throwing Stones website.

To tide you over until January 3rd, we've got the one-sheet and trailer below! Check them out!

From the Press Release

Throwing Stones, the teen horror drama about students sent to Saturday School to learn a lesson, has become one of the most watched series on the »

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Interviews: 1980s Icons Anthony Michael Hall, Louis Gossett Jr.

28 December 2011 9:30 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Two actors who made a mark in film during the 1980s did it at different points in their lives. Anthony Michael Hall was a teen idol, channeling director John Hughes in “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles.” Lou Gossett Jr. won a mid-career Oscar for his role in 1982’s “An Officer and a Gentleman.”

Both men made an appearance at the 2011 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con, interacting with admirers and signing autographs. HollywoodChicago.com got the opportunity to interview each of them about their lives and careers then and now.

Anthony Michael Hall of “The Breakfast Club,” “Sixteen Candles

Anthony Michael Hall at Chicago Wizard World Comic Con, August 2011

Photo Credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Photo for HollywoodChicago.com

HollywoodChicago: In last year’s Vanity Fair Article, it was said that once John Hughes moved on, you pretty much never heard from him again. What is your perspective on him now, »

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Slideshow: 34 Exclusive Celebrity Portraits at 2011 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

26 December 2011 11:50 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The holidays are a perfect time to remember some of 2011’s great entertainment events, and one of them was the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, which took place August 11th-14th. Celebrities such as Anthony Michael Hall, Lou Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, Peter Tork and Bruce Campbell were there.

HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce turned his lens to the event, and captured the following slide show. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

Comicon1: Anthony Michael Hall, star of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Sixteen Candles’ Comicon2: Mimi Rogers of ‘The Rapture’ and ‘World Poker Tour’ Comicon3: Oscar Winner Lou Gossett Jr. of ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ Comicon4: Vivica A. Fox of ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Comicon5: Hey, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Jason Reitman Announces Cast of Princess Bride Reading

15 December 2011 11:45 AM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

For the last few months, Jason Reitman, director of _Young Adult_, _Up in the Air_ and _Juno_ has been casting and hosting live cast readings of classic films with new casts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His first two were _The Breakfast Club_, with a cast that included Aaron Paul, Jennifer Garner and James Van Der Beek, and _The Apartment_, starring Steve Carell and Natalie Portman. Reitman has just announced the cast for his third reading, _The Princess Bride_. »

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TV Bosses Rein In Roots Drummer

15 December 2011 8:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The Roots drummer Questlove has been forced to notify chat show bosses at NBC of his song choices in advance after he was recently reprimanded for apparently mocking U.S. politician Michele Bachmann on air.

NBC staff are now vetting all setlists from the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon band after Questlove and his fellow musicians performed Fishbone's Lyin' A** Bitch as Republican presidential candidate Bachmann walked on to the show.

Questlove has since apologised for the incident but in an interview on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club he insisted he would "let the snark fly".

He added, "They're not going to censor me. I would have done it for any politician."

Despite standing firm, the drummer is now required to clear all his choices with show producers to avoid further embarrassment.

In an interview with Associated Press, he said, "It's still a comedy show, so they promise not to step on my toes or that type of thing, but they definitely want to know the title of the song, the subject matter of the song - can it be seen as an insult?

"It was kind of wrong of me to throw (NBC) under the bus without telling them what it was, so I understand from a business standpoint."

NBC bosses have since sent a written apology to Minnesota congresswoman Bachmann. »

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Rudd To Stage The Princess Bride

14 December 2011 11:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Paul Rudd is to take the stage for a one-night only theatre adaptation of cult movie The Princess Bride on Thursday.

Each month Up in the Air director Jason Reitman reenacts a popular film with the cast members of his choosing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) as part of the Live Read series and this time he's set to put a spin on the 1987 Rob Reiner film with the Clueless star taking on the lead role of farmboy Westley.

During an appearance on U.S. programme The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Tuesday, he said, "This Thursday I have a group of actors and we're going to read The Princess Bride for a live audience. I'm announcing for the first time right here in the lead role of Westley we're going to have Paul Rudd."

Reitman has previously staged The Apartment with Natalie Portman and funnyman Steve Carrell, and The Breakfast Club with Jennifer Garner and The Office's Mindy Kaling. »

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Clip joint: killer comebacks

14 December 2011 8:48 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Clip joint comes right back at you with a snappy selection of cinema's wittiest ripostes and most scathing putdowns

Like a slam dunk smash in tennis, or a sudden knockout in boxing, the ability to come up with a scathingly witty riposte to a rhetorical attack – to conjure a killer comeback – results in an instant win. The old saying about sticks and stones is all wrong: an acerbic remark can do more damage than a right hook, and the sting from an incisive jibe can last a lifetime.

The French use the term 'L'esprit de l'escalier' ('staircase wit') to describe the agony of coming up with a comeback when it's just too late. Of course, ever since the dawn of the 'talkies', movie stars have relied on screenwriters to supply them with urbane repartee, and a film without snappy dialogue would be about as much fun as an alcohol-free martini. »

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Nerd Watch: Fan Writes Depressing (Yet Hilarious) Epilogue for the Characters from 'The Breakfast Club'

12 December 2011 5:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

What do you think happened to the kids from The Breakfast Club after their memorable time in high school detention? Did they all live happily ever after upon discovering their true selves? Or did they just grow up to be miserable people like the rest of us? One fan took to Reddit to pen a few pretty funny (and depressing) epilogues for each character, providing detailed descriptions of what happened in each of their lives once the credits rolled on Bender's fist-pump. Unfortunately it looks as though, yes, the world did eventually forget about them. Check out the descriptions below, courtesy of Reddit user Wingrave. Note: Some of these descriptions are Nsfw and include foul language "The five kids from The Breakfast Club. Ally Sheedy's character...

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'Princess Bride': New poster revealed for Jason Reitman's live reading

7 December 2011 12:40 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

His name is Jason Reitman. He is recreating The Princess Bride live on stage. Prepare to smile.

The Young Adult and Up in the Air filmmaker has created a phenomenon in Los Angeles with his first two live readings of classic movies, starting with The Breakfast Club (featuring Jennifer Garner, Aaron Paul, and Patton Oswalt in the roles originated by Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, and Anthony Michael Hall). His second installment was The Apartment, with Steve Carell, Natalie Portman, and Pierce Brosnan in the Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray parts.

Next Thursday, will mark the third film in »

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Community service: the show that unites Chevy Chase and Childish Gambino

2 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

John Oliver, Joel McHale and Ken Jeong are also among Community's diverse faculty. 'We mess with the structure to keep it interesting,' says creator Dan Harmon

In the UK we've only had the first season of Community, tucked away on Viva. But in the States, where it's won a loyal audience with its sharp gags, wild flights of fancy and love of pop culture, they're already on to the third. (It's also narrowly avoided cancellation, but that's another story). The action centres on a mismatched group of adults who, for various reasons, have returned to education at Greendale Community College in Colorado. There's disbarred lawyer/reluctant-Fonz figure Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, also the host of E!'s TV roundup The Soup); strait-laced Annie (Alison Brie, better known as Pete's wife Trudy in Mad Men); aspirant film-maker and pop culture sponge Abed (Danny Pudi, perhaps the show's greatest find »

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Jason Reitman reveals focus of his next Live Read

29 November 2011 4:45 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Jason Reitman’s Live Read series is so simple, and yet, so brilliant. He recasts classic works of cinema with inspired acting choices, and has them read the script for live events that have been held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or Lacma).

To date, he has attempted Live Read stagings of John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club” and Billy Wilder’s “The Apartment.” (And if you ever doubted Wilder’s influence on Reitman’s directorial efforts, just wait until you’re able to see “Young Adult” in a few weeks.) While attending the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City Monday night, Reitman revealed to EW the next planned Live Read project.

He’ll tackle Rob Reiner’s “The Princess Bride.”

The “Up in the Air” director wouldn’t spill his cast, though he did say the “Bride” roster was »

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Jason Reitman reveals his next screenplay Live Read. It's inconceivable!

28 November 2011 10:18 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jason Reitman may have been at the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Awards to support honoree Charlize Theron, who stars in his buzzy upcoming film Young Adult, but the Oscar-nominated director told EW at the event that he has at least one other project coming down the pipeline that’s gotten tongues wagging. Since pulling off successful stagings of The Breakfast Club and The Apartment for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (a.k.a. Lacma), the Oscar-nominated director (who could earn another nomination in 2012), has his sights set on another über-quotable classic. And the next Live Read is…

The Princess Bride! »

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First Look at the High School Zombie Flick Detention of the Dead

22 November 2011 10:15 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Have you ever stopped in the middle of your busy day and wondered why someone out there in this great big ol’ world hadn’t combined writer/director John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club” with a zombie movie? I know I have, which is why Alex Craig Mann’s upcoming horror/comedy “Detention of the Dead” has found its way onto my cinematic radar. Those of you who have grown impossibly tired of humor-laden motion pictures centered around the undead will no doubt be rolling your eyes right about now, and, honestly, you have every right to be skeptical. One out of every four nerds has a zombie script somewhere on their hard drive, and 75% of those undiscovered gems were inspired by “Evil Dead II”. However, “Detention of the Dead” looks a little stronger than most, though I am judging this one solely on the photos and the “test footage” embedded below. »

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At school? Don’t end up in the ‘Detention of the Dead’

22 November 2011 2:02 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The last couple of times we had a zombie movie set in a school we ended up with the awesome Night of the Creeps and the just as awesome Dance of the Dead. Hoping to join the ranks of top school-set zombie flicks is Alex Craig Mann’s horror comedy Detention of The Dead. Starring Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, and Max Adler the film is described as The Breakfast Club meets Shaun of the Dead (aren’t they all?).

Check out the first pics from the film after the synopsis:

Comedy and horror unite in this “The Breakfast Club” meets “Shaun of the Dead” tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! »

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New Stills And Official Site For High School Zomedy Detention of the Dead

22 November 2011 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

School's out for new zomedy horror 'Detention of the Dead'. The Alex Craig Mann project has headed into post-production and we bring you a few stills to check out from the awesome looking movie. A group of high school students unlikely to be normally hanging around the halls together find theirselves thrown together in detention (think 'The Breakfast Club') only to be faced by a zombie outbreak. Jacob Zachar ('Greek'), Alexa Nikolas ('Red State'), Christa B. Allen ('Ghosts of Girlfriends Past'), Jayson Blair ('The Hard Times of Rj Berger'), Justin Chon ('The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1') and 'Glee' star Max Adler. Check out the stills below and head on over to the official site. »

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When There's No More Room in Hell, The Dead Will ... Go to Detention?

21 November 2011 4:26 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

You know, if your high school years would have taken place during a zombie holocaust, class reunions would be so much more bitchin'! Lock and load, kids! There's another zombedy on the way, and we've got an early look at it for ya!

Alex Craig Mann's Detention of The Dead stars Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, and Max Adler.

The flick is currently in post-production. Look for more on it soon!

Synopsis

Comedy and horror unite in this “The Breakfast Club” meets “Shaun of the Dead" tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is high school after all.

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First Images Of “Detention Of The Dead”

21 November 2011 4:12 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

When there’s no room left in Hell, the Dead go to Detention!

In what seems like an amazing collision between The Breakfast Club and Shaun Of The Dead, writer/director Alex Craig Mann brings us Detention Of The Dead a Teen Zombie comedy currently in post-production.

Comedy and Horror unite in this tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention during a Zombie Apocalypse. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is High School after all.

We’ve got a bunch of images for you to salivate over. Also make sure to check out their official website.

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First Look at Detention of the Dead

21 November 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Alex Craig Mann is in post-production on Detention of the Dead , a horror-comedy blending Shaun of the Dead with (what else?) The Breakfast Club . This one just jump on our radar, so we did a bit of looking around and it didn't take long before we found an official site and a few stills (below). The film is "about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is High School after all." Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon and Max Adler star. You'll find more at DetentionoftheDead.com . »

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Daily Briefing. Guy Maddin in New York, Dave Kehr on George Cukor

19 November 2011 6:42 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Jonathan Hastings: "Metropolis or Moonfleet?" Guy Maddin: "Hate to say it, but Moonraker." Happening once more tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York: "A unique live cinematic and musical event, Tales from the Gimli Hospital: Reframed pairs acclaimed filmmaker Guy Maddin's classic first feature film with a live performance — directed by Maddin himself — of a new score created by composer Matthew Patton, a superstar group of Icelandic musicians, acclaimed Seattle-based musical collective Aono Jikken Ensemble, and live electronics engineer Paul Corley."

Los Angeles. Jen Yamato, taking notes for Movieline: "Part of the wave of initiatives in Elvis Mitchell's rebooted Film Independent at Lacma programming is a series of live script reads directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno), who kicked things off last month with a star-studded rendition of The Breakfast Club. [Thursday] night's second script read of the 1960 multiple Oscar-winner The Apartment, »

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Notes from the Jason Reitman-Directed Live Script Read of The Apartment

18 November 2011 3:30 PM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Part of the wave of initiatives in Elvis Mitchell's rebooted Film Independent at Lacma programming is a series of live script reads directed by Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno), who kicked things off last month with a star-studded rendition of The Breakfast Club. Last night's second script read of the 1960 multiple Oscar-winner The Apartment, with Natalie Portman and Steve Carell in the Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon roles, respectively, demonstrated how the marriage of cherished movie memories, live theater, and fresh talent is such an inspired idea to begin with. »

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