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Netflix Launches Flixtape, Allowing Fans to Make Mixtapes of Their Favorite TV Shows & Movies

20 July 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We’ve come a long way from John Cusack blasting Peter Gabriel on a boombox in “Say Anything…” With cassette tapes and burnt CDs having mostly been replaced by Spotify playlists, Netflix is looking to go even further with its new Flixtape feature, which is just what it sounds like: custom playlists of movies and TV shows for you to keep to yourself or share with the object of your affection.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

The streaming giant introduced the new functionality via a minute-long video pairing instructions with brief clips from some of its most popular shows: “Master of None,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Orange Is the New Black.” In a clear appeal to younger viewers, the 101 offers an explanation for what mixtapes actually are before explaining that Flixtapes have their »

- Michael Nordine

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Netflix Launches Flixtape, Allowing Fans to Make Mixtapes of Their Favorite TV Shows & Movies

20 July 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We’ve come a long way from John Cusack blasting Peter Gabriel on a boombox in “Say Anything…” With cassette tapes and burnt CDs having mostly been replaced by Spotify playlists, Netflix is looking to go even further with its new Flixtape feature, which is just what it sounds like: custom playlists of movies and TV shows for you to keep to yourself or share with the object of your affection.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Fun Facts: Read Great Trivia About Music, Title Sequence & How Stephen King Shaped Filming

The streaming giant introduced the new functionality via a minute-long video pairing instructions with brief clips from some of its most popular shows: “Master of None,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Orange Is the New Black.” In a clear appeal to younger viewers, the 101 offers an explanation for what mixtapes actually are before explaining that Flixtapes have their »

- Michael Nordine

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Newswire: Two young fans serenaded John Williams outside of his house

19 July 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

John Williams is the composer behind some of the most iconic music in movie history, so it’s hardly surprising that his fans would want to honor him and the impact his work has had on their lives. However, the way a pair of young musicians named Bryce Hayashi and Michael “Mickle” Miller decided to show their love of Williams’ music is a little surprising. Recently, Hayashi grabbed his trumpet and Miller grabbed his flugelhorn, and the two of them stood right outside of John Williams’ house and played Star Wars music while someone stood off to the side and filmed it.

The whole thing seems like a nerdier take on the “In Your Eyes” scene from Say Anything, but with two teenagers playing Star Wars music for an old man instead of John Cusack declaring his love for Ione Skye. There’s a slight twist, though: It turns out »

- Sam Barsanti

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‘The Edge of Seventeen’ Trailer: Hailee Steinfeld Toplines High School Drama That Channels John Hughes

15 July 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“There are two types of people in the world. The people who radiate confidence and naturally excel at life, and the people who hope all those people die in a big explosion.” That pretty much sums up high school junior Nadine’s (Hailee Steinfeld) thoughts on the social ladder, with her being at the bottom of the pyramid.

Growing up is hard, and it’s even harder when at the age of 13 your new haircut makes you look like Pedro from “Napoleon Dynamite.” But Nadine is a tough girl who, even though her brother is the most popular guy at school, is happy just getting by with her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) at her side. Though, like every coming-of-age story there is always something that goes awry.

Read More: ‘Table 19’ Trailer: Anna Kendrick Leads a Band of Wedding Outcasts in Jeffrey Blitz’s Comedy

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- Liz Calvario

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The Importance Of Doubting Tom Screens Sunday at The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

12 July 2016 8:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Importance Of Doubting Tom screens Sunday July 17th at 6:30pm at Landmark’s The Tivoli Theater as part of the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Ticket information can be found Here

Local actress and filmmaker Vanessa Roman presents her years-in-the-making feature debut The Importance Of Doubting Tom, a romantic screwball comedy set against the backdrop of a dart league. It tells the story of Gwen, who is shaken and confused by a recent breakup from the guy she thought was the one, but something doesn’t seem right. In searching for the truth, mixed identities, comic hijinks, and lover’s games ensue in this. Roman based her original script both on the classic Oscar Wilde play, The Importance of Being Earnest and on her experience playing darts at St. Louis’ own Blueberry Hill, which is where she met her husband John.

Roman has assembled a first-rate cast and crew »

- Tom Stockman

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Cameron Crowe on ‘Roadies': Why Music Fans Need to Put Down Their Phones

24 June 2016 3:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“For me, it’s just cool to be a middleman to some characters that people might relate to,” said writer-director Cameron Crowe, whose characters have included the likes of the quintessential stoner Jeff Spicoli in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” the boombox-hoisting Lloyd Dobler in “Say Anything,” the driven agent Jerry Maguire in the movie that bears his name and the teenaged rock journalist William Miller (based on Crowe’s own adventures) in “Almost Famous,” for which he won a screenwriting Oscar. Crowe’s new cast of characters is on display in the Showtime series “Roadies,” his first foray into episodic television and. »

- Steve Pond

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‘Roadies’ Ep Cameron Crowe on His First TV Series, Movie Problems & Recasting Christina Hendricks

24 June 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There’s little doubt that Cameron Crowe has a passion for music — his character-driven movies have famously celebrated the world of rock, whether by chronicling the life of a young journalist in “Almost Famous” or through the soundtracks woven through “Singles” or “Say Anything.”

Now he’s turning his creative skills to the small screen for the first time with Showtime’s “Roadies,” the story of the crew-turned-family behind the scenes of the Staton-House Band tour. Crowe created the series, working alongside executive producer Winnie Holzman (“My So-Called Life”).

Here, he tells Variety why he decided to make the move to television, why he’s frustrated with the movie business, and why he had to make some tough creative decisions along the way.

How did this project begin?

J.J. Abrams and I both worked at Gracie Films for James L. Brooks, a character comedy hero [of mine], and we made friends back then. He »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Netflix announces August premiere for Xoxo starring Sarah Hyland

22 June 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has announced that its original ensemble comedy Xoxo will premiere on the streaming service on August 26th.

An ensemble comedy about a group of 20-somethings on a crazy adventure to the biggest Edm festival in America, Xoxo follows six strangers whose lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night. At the center is Ethan, a young DJ who gets a last minute slot to perform after his tracks go viral online days before the festival. This is a huge opportunity… if he can just make it there in one piece.

Xoxo is directed by Christopher Louie and stars Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Graham Phillips (The Good Wife), Brett DelBuono, Chris D’Elia (Undateable), Haley Kiyoko (Jem & The Holograms), Colin Woodell (Masters of Sex), Ryan Hansen (Party Down, 2 Broke Girls), Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0) and Ione Skye (Say Anything).

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- Gary Collinson

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'Roadies': Everything You Need to Know

21 June 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Meet the men and women who work behind the scenes to make big concerts happen. Showtime's new series Roadies comes from the mind of Cameron Crowe, the former Rolling Stone reporter and writer-director of the modern-movie classics Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous. His light touch and decades of insider experience make this the rare showbiz saga that's more quirky and heartfelt than shocking and grim. The first episode airs this Sunday, June 26th (and is also currently available on YouTube for free, in an tamer TV-14 version), but »

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John Cusack: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

20 June 2016 3:53 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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John Cusack has made 17 films in four years. We've found the ones that have gone all-but straight to DVD and watched them...

John Cusack is a bit of a Hollywood oddity. There’s no pattern to the type of movie he will choose to do, so he’s always kept us on our toes. Sure, he’ll make a dumb action movie, but that will often afford him the chance to make a few smaller gambles later on. Up until the last few years he’s played the system very well, but recently his ethic appears to have, um, waned? A little?

Since the heady days of Say Anything and Sixteen Candles he’s come to represent a sort of slightly weird-looking, awkwardly charming, offbeat everyman that men aged 18-49 can look at and go 'me'” - which is fine. There’s a place for that, as »

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'Roadies': TV Review

20 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cameron Crowe has all the bona fides — let's get that out of the way right up front. His backstory as a music journalist is legendary, he has more and better stories about rock 'n' roll than you will ever have and among his many films are two that stand out for music fans as cutting right to the emotional bone of why they even listen in the first place — Singles and Almost Famous. And, yes, he did Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Say Anything, which also were fueled by music and, well, other fine films as well.

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- Tim Goodman

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Review: ‘Roadies’ Needs Direction, But Life on the Bus is Fun With Cameron Crowe

17 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Cameron Crowe is a writer defined by his early success. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Say Anything,” “Almost Famous” and “Jerry Maguire” are all landmark films that, no matter what comes next for the man behind them, will remain indisputable classics for the rest of time. Yes, even after unmitigated disasters like “Vanilla Sky” and “Aloha,” Crowe’s early films remain untarnished.

So it’s almost too fitting that the music journalist-turned-filmmaker kicks off the next phase of his career — a television show he’s created, directed and co-written — by using a legendary rock band, past it’s prime but looking to recapture the magic, as an allegorical device for, well, everything; just as it’s fitting that “Roadies” exemplifies the best of Crowe’s earnest exuberances, as well as the potholes he should now know how to avoid.

Even with both in the mix, the new Showtime drama is mostly a fun ride. »

- Ben Travers

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Review: ‘Roadies’ Needs Direction, But Life on the Bus is Fun With Cameron Crowe

17 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cameron Crowe is a writer defined by his early success. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Say Anything,” “Almost Famous” and “Jerry Maguire” are all landmark films that, no matter what comes next for the man behind them, will remain indisputable classics for the rest of time. Yes, even after unmitigated disasters like “Vanilla Sky” and “Aloha,” Crowe’s early films remain untarnished.

So it’s almost too fitting that the music journalist-turned-filmmaker kicks off the next phase of his career — a television show he’s created, directed and co-written — by using a legendary rock band, past it’s prime but looking to recapture the magic, as an allegorical device for, well, everything; just as it’s fitting that “Roadies” exemplifies the best of Crowe’s earnest exuberances, as well as the potholes he should now know how to avoid.

Even with both in the mix, the new Showtime drama is mostly a fun ride. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Roadies’ Series Premiere: The 5 Best Cameron Crowe-isms From The First Episode

14 June 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For the past 27 years, director Cameron Crowe has specialized in making films about earnest, “uncool” people who live and die by their passions. From “Say Anything…” to “Almost Famous,” Crowe’s films focus on that feeling of intense love, for people, for places, and especially for music. His upcoming Showtime TV series “Roadies” continues with that theme by focusing on a makeshift family of roadies for the fictional rock group the Staten-House Band. Starring Luke Wilson as Bill the tour manager and Carla Gugino as Shelli the production manager, “Roadies” follows the road crew as their lives are about to change with the arrival of a financial advisor who wants to overhaul their latest tour. The pilot was just released online ahead of its June 26th premiere date for those who are just itching to see what Crowe’s next project looks like. Below, IndieWIRE has the five best Cameron Crowe-isms from the very first episode of “Roadies.”

Read More: The 20 Greatest Musical Moments In The Films Of Cameron Crowe

1. Music As Organizing Life Principle

Cameron Crowe began his career writing for Rolling Stone magazine as a rock journalist; his first cover story was on The Allman Brothers Band tour in which he not only interviewed the band, but the entire road crew as well. This period of his life served as inspiration for “Almost Famous,” Crowe’s love letter to rock ‘n’ roll, but it has also clearly inspired “Roadies,” as the series affectionately documents the people whose lives revolve around making sure musicians have everything they need to perform their magic. Bill and Shelli desperately try to maintain order in an industry that feeds off of disorder, dealing with annoying, violent childen, crazy stalkers, and even the occasional firearm. But they, and the rest of the large ensemble cast, do it because of the music.

2. Fandom, or How To Maintain Love In The Face of All Obstacles

One of the major subplots in the pilot involves Kelly Ann (Imogen Poots), a young roadie who’s leaving the tour to go to film school in New York on a half-scholarship. She says she can “no longer hear the music anymore,” and she thinks the longer she stays on the tour, her love for not just the Staten-House Band, but music in general will slowly fade away. Crowe’s work often features a protagonist who’s love is frequently tested by numerous obstacles, and “Roadies” is no different as Kelly Ann’s determination to leave heightens when she sees the road crew threatened by management. But eventually, that resolve slowly crumbles as she realizes the family she’s leaving behind.

3. Heart-On-Your-Sleeve, Inspirational Montages

Though montages are frequently used as cheap emotional gimmickry, the best one’s still always stand out. Luckily, the “Roadies” pilot has many montages, so if one reads as bland, there’s another one along the way that could reach its potential. There’s a montage of the indie folk band The Head and The Heart doing a soundcheck, another of the road crew hard at work for their next gig, and finally the cheesiest, but most effective montages of all features a character running towards what has been in their heart all along.

4. Honesty and Authenticity Above All Else

When the financial advisor Reg Whitehead (Rafe Spall) comes on the tour, he immediately fires a beloved old roadie (Ron White) for being under federal investigation for reselling items left in storage units by victims of Hurricane Katrina. Next, he gathers the crew to talk about branding, market potential, and keeping costs to a minimum. Naturally, this prompts a negative response from the crew who know exactly what it takes to keep everything afloat, but it inspires a tirade from Kelly Ann who smells that Reg isn’t even a music fan (he calls Mumford and Sons “The Mumford Sons”). She preaches authentic feeling that a band’s music can inspire as the only brand worth following. “You either love what you do or get the fuck out,” she says.

5. A Romance At The Center

Crowe loves romance about as much as he loves classic rock, so naturally there will be a romance at the center of “Roadies.” Though details are scant in the pilot, Bill and Shelli were once in a relationship that’s now long since over. Shelli is currently married to a production manager on the Taylor Swift tour, and Bill sleeps with twenty-somethings to numb the end of his relationship. But there are still sparks between them and all the bickering can’t conceal their true feelings. One can reasonably predict that they will be in each other’s arms soon enough.

Read More: Cameron Crowe Apologizes For Casting Emma Stone As Allison Ng In ‘Aloha

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Related stories'Roadies': Watch The First Episode Of Cameron Crowe's New Drama For Free Now'Homeland' Pushed to January: Executive Producer Explains Why That's NecessaryDaniel Craig Starring, Executive-Producing in Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' for Showtime »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Roadies’ Series Premiere: The 5 Best Cameron Crowe-isms From The First Episode

14 June 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the past 27 years, director Cameron Crowe has specialized in making films about earnest, “uncool” people who live and die by their passions. From “Say Anything…” to “Almost Famous,” Crowe’s films focus on that feeling of intense love, for people, for places, and especially for music. His upcoming Showtime TV series “Roadies” continues with that theme by focusing on a makeshift family of roadies for the fictional rock group the Staten-House Band. Starring Luke Wilson as Bill the tour manager and Carla Gugino as Shelli the production manager, “Roadies” follows the road crew as their lives are about to change with the arrival of a financial advisor who wants to overhaul their latest tour. The pilot was just released online ahead of its June 26th premiere date for those who are just itching to see what Crowe’s next project looks like. Below, IndieWIRE has the five best Cameron Crowe-isms from the very first episode of “Roadies.”

Read More: The 20 Greatest Musical Moments In The Films Of Cameron Crowe

1. Music As Organizing Life Principle

Cameron Crowe began his career writing for Rolling Stone magazine as a rock journalist; his first cover story was on The Allman Brothers Band tour in which he not only interviewed the band, but the entire road crew as well. This period of his life served as inspiration for “Almost Famous,” Crowe’s love letter to rock ‘n’ roll, but it has also clearly inspired “Roadies,” as the series affectionately documents the people whose lives revolve around making sure musicians have everything they need to perform their magic. Bill and Shelli desperately try to maintain order in an industry that feeds off of disorder, dealing with annoying, violent childen, crazy stalkers, and even the occasional firearm. But they, and the rest of the large ensemble cast, do it because of the music.

2. Fandom, or How To Maintain Love In The Face of All Obstacles

One of the major subplots in the pilot involves Kelly Ann (Imogen Poots), a young roadie who’s leaving the tour to go to film school in New York on a half-scholarship. She says she can “no longer hear the music anymore,” and she thinks the longer she stays on the tour, her love for not just the Staten-House Band, but music in general will slowly fade away. Crowe’s work often features a protagonist who’s love is frequently tested by numerous obstacles, and “Roadies” is no different as Kelly Ann’s determination to leave heightens when she sees the road crew threatened by management. But eventually, that resolve slowly crumbles as she realizes the family she’s leaving behind.

3. Heart-On-Your-Sleeve, Inspirational Montages

Though montages are frequently used as cheap emotional gimmickry, the best one’s still always stand out. Luckily, the “Roadies” pilot has many montages, so if one reads as bland, there’s another one along the way that could reach its potential. There’s a montage of the indie folk band The Head and The Heart doing a soundcheck, another of the road crew hard at work for their next gig, and finally the cheesiest, but most effective montages of all features a character running towards what has been in their heart all along.

4. Honesty and Authenticity Above All Else

When the financial advisor Reg Whitehead (Rafe Spall) comes on the tour, he immediately fires a beloved old roadie (Ron White) for being under federal investigation for reselling items left in storage units by victims of Hurricane Katrina. Next, he gathers the crew to talk about branding, market potential, and keeping costs to a minimum. Naturally, this prompts a negative response from the crew who know exactly what it takes to keep everything afloat, but it inspires a tirade from Kelly Ann who smells that Reg isn’t even a music fan (he calls Mumford and Sons “The Mumford Sons”). She preaches authentic feeling that a band’s music can inspire as the only brand worth following. “You either love what you do or get the fuck out,” she says.

5. A Romance At The Center

Crowe loves romance about as much as he loves classic rock, so naturally there will be a romance at the center of “Roadies.” Though details are scant in the pilot, Bill and Shelli were once in a relationship that’s now long since over. Shelli is currently married to a production manager on the Taylor Swift tour, and Bill sleeps with twenty-somethings to numb the end of his relationship. But there are still sparks between them and all the bickering can’t conceal their true feelings. One can reasonably predict that they will be in each other’s arms soon enough.

Read More: Cameron Crowe Apologizes For Casting Emma Stone As Allison Ng In ‘Aloha

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Related stories'Roadies': Watch The First Episode Of Cameron Crowe's New Drama For Free Now'Homeland' Pushed to January: Executive Producer Explains Why That's NecessaryDaniel Craig Starring, Executive-Producing in Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' for Showtime »

- Vikram Murthi

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Dances With Films Presents Their 2016 Narrative Lineup

10 May 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Veteran Diy Fest Dances With Films shuffles out on the stage today the full narrative feature and short film lineup for their 19th edition, which bows June 2 - 12 at the Tcl Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. This year's theme falls under the banner of "Declaring Independents", and that is backed up with a multitude of world premieres from a diverse group of indie upstarts and eclectic casts, including Ione Skye (Say Anything), Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat) and Lucy Russell (Following). Features include Jenna St. John and Kevin Good's New Orleans set supernatural thriller Dinner With The Alchemist, Kordo Doski's Kurdish-American soccer drama Mikhael (pictured), and Ryan Gregory Philips' chamber science fiction Shortwave. For more information and the complete narrative lineup check out...

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Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Brooke Smith Join Anorexia Comedy ‘To the Bone’

4 April 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp and Brooke Smith have joined the cast of Marti Noxon’s dark comedy “To the Bone,” based on Noxon’s own experience with anorexia.

The film’s cast also includes Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston and Liana Liberato. Julie Lynn and Bonnie Curtis of Mockingbird Pictures will produce along with Karina Miller, who is also financing through her company Sparkhouse Media. Miller heads Sparkhouse with her husband and financier, Talal AlAbbar.

Additionally, Ambie Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have come on board to finance the film and are co-executive producers. The project marks the start of a broader strategic relationship between Ambi and Sparkhouse Media that will see the two companies co-finance and co-produce a slate of films together.

Ambi Distribution is handling global sales and will be introducing the project to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Nothing excites us more than »

- Dave McNary

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Visual Index: Best Shots from Ghostbusters (1984)

8 March 2016 8:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

With the new riff on the ol' Ghostbusters property nearly upon us, what better time to look back at the original comedy smash? While the film's comic tone and dialogue are well remembered its visuals are less often discussed. The film was shot by the Hungarian cinematographer László Kovács. He logged a lot of quality time in the romantic comedy genre (What's Up Doc?, My Best Friend's Wedding, Say Anything...) but made his name in the 70s on scrappy, famous and/or ambitious pictures like Five Easy Pieces, Shampoo, New York New York, and Paper Moon.

Without further ado, let's see what the Hit Me With Your Best Shot club thought of the look of this picture and what slimy memories this revisit stirred up...

Ghostbusters

Directed by Ivan Reitman. Cinematography by László Kovács

Starring: (in order of billing) Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver,

Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, »

- NATHANIEL R

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‘Pretty in Pink’ at 30: The Best and Worst Films of John Hughes

26 February 2016 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Before movies like “Say Anything” and “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and TV shows like “Dawson’s Creek” and “My So Called Life,” John Hughes’ classic high school romance “Pretty in Pink” dared to depict teenage love with a poignancy and truthfulness that felt both natural and wildly sentimental. Released on February 28, 1986, it remains one of Hughes’ most beloved movies. On the 30th anniversary of “Pretty in Pink,” here’s a look back at John Hughes’ 10 finest films, plus five that didn’t quite make the grade.

The Best…

10) Uncle Buck (1989)

John Candy played the title role of a lovable oaf whose babysitting skills are put to the test in this lightweight yet undeniably funny family comedy. The fifth of eight Hughes films in which he appeared, Candy showed winning chemistry with 9-year old Macaulay Culkin in what remains a career highlight. Though a 1990 “Uncle Buck” sitcom starring Kevin Meaney »

- Matthew Chernov

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Are Rom-Coms Making Us Think Creepy Male Behavior Is Okay? New Study Says Yes

4 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Turns out, romantic comedies may want to rethink their moniker - to romantic creepies. A new study from University of Michigan gender and sexuality expert Julia R Lippman claims that male behaviors often show in rom-coms are actually pretty damaging to our perception of what's "normal." Basically, rom-coms are making us think actions that are actually pretty creepy and borderline stalker-ish are romantic, sweet or passionate. Lippman looked at women's responses to aggressive behavior in relationships in two groups. The first was after watching rom-coms like There's Something About Mary and the second, non-romance movies like March of the Penguins. »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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