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Brian Levant To Reboot 'Scooby-Doo' With Live-Action Cartoon Network Movie

31 August 2009 10:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Brian Levant is no stranger to translating animated classics into live action features. The "Beethoven" director oversaw both "The Flintstones" in 1994 and "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" in 2000. For his new Cartoon Network production "Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins," however, Levant went in with a lofty goal to reboot the "Scooby-Doo" franchise, which has already seen two feature films with flesh-and-blood actors. The director's first step was to recruit a younger cast.

"When we started filming, the youngest member of our cast was barely 16 years old, and I think the age of the cast reflects the innocence and energy and an openness to new stimuli – in general and specifically – in this franchise," Levant said. "By starting over, we have re-energized the franchise and given it a new reason to exist."

For the dog's last two trips to theaters, Scooby fans watched an older cast led by Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar, »

- Brian Warmoth

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Chicago Guy: “Life Moves Pretty Fast…”

13 August 2009 1:32 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“… You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Good advice. Sadly, Hollywood lost one of it’s seminal scribes last week in John Hughes, screenwriter and director of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and several other classics of ’80’s cinema.

I have a confession to make, however. I never considered myself a big fan of John Hughes. Perhaps because I was still so young in the ’80’s, I missed the Hughes-mania. I had yet to start kindegarten when Ferris Bueller was taking his ninth sick day of the semester. I had about three candles on my birthday cake when Samantha was lamenting her forgotten Sixteen.

And to make matters worse, I’ve had a minor bone to pick with Hughes for quite some time. I finally saw The Breakfast Club in high school, in the late ’90’s, and I remember »

- Adam

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Ferris Bueller Creator Passes Away at Age 59

6 August 2009 9:00 PM, PDT | CultureMagazine.ca | See recent CultureMagazine news »

The man who almost single-handedly defined 80's cinema died of a heart attack yesterday. 

John Hughes wrote and/or directed seminal 80's teen films such Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, and 80's comedies such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Uncle Buck, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  In the 90's, he wrote successful family films such as the Home Alone series, Beethoven, and Flubber.

Hughes was a huge infl [...] »

- kevinjohns@gmail.com

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Brat Pack Leader John Hughes Dead At 59

6 August 2009 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Brat Pack director John Hughes has died after suffering a heart attack.

The man behind hit films like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Pretty in Pink was 59 when he collapsed and died while walking in Manhattan, New York on Thursday.

The father of two stepped away from the limelight in the 1990s to run a farm in his native Illinois.

His last film as a director was Curly Sue in 1991 but he penned the screenplays for 2008's Drillbit Taylor, and Jennifer Lopez's Maid In Manhattan in 2002.

Hughes was also the man behind the Home Alone and Beethoven film franchises. »

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Director John Huges Dead At 59

6 August 2009 4:26 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

John Hughes, director of some of Hollywood's most successful and beloved comedies, died at the age of 59 today.

Hughes reportedly suffered a heart attack while walking in Manhattan to visit family. The Ireland-born director made his directorial debut with the pop-culture hit "Sixteen Candles."

He also directed the cult classics "The Breakfast Club," "Weird Science," and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off." He also produced major family hits like "Home Alone" and "Beethoven."

Hughes, who also used the alternate name Edmon Dantes, last worked on the story to 2008's Owen Wilson comedy "Drillbit Taylor."

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Brat Pack Leader John Hughes Dead At 59

6 August 2009 3:16 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Brat Pack director John Hughes has died after suffering a heart attack.

The man behind hit films like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Pretty in Pink was 59 when he collapsed and died while walking in Manhattan, New York on Thursday.

The father of two stepped away from the limelight in the 1990s to run a farm in his native Illinois.

His last film as a director was Curly Sue in 1991 but he penned the screenplays for 2008's Drillbit Taylor, and Jennifer Lopez's Maid In Manhattan in 2002.

Hughes was also the man behind the Home Alone and Beethoven film franchises. »

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Director John Hughes dies at 59

6 August 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

John Hughes, director of "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," died of a heart attack Thursday. He was 59.

Hughes died while taking a morning walk during a trip to Manhattan to visit family.

He made a teen star of Molly Ringwald with 1984's "Sixteen Candles," about a girl's nightmarish birthday on the eve of her sister's wedding. Ringwald also starred in "Breakfast Club," about a group of high school misfits during Saturday detention, and "Pretty in Pink." He also wrote and produced 1990's "Home Alone."

Hughes lived in Illinois and set many of his films in the Chicago area.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, two sons, John and James, and four grandchildren.

A John Hughes filmography follows:

Director:

Curly Sue (1991)

Uncle Buck (1989)

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Weird Science (1985)

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Sixteen Candles »

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R.I.P. John Hughes

6 August 2009 9:06 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Eighties writer/director mastermind John Hughes died early today of a heart attack while taking a morning walk. A National Lampoon writer from the rag's glory days, his work on the screnplay for National Lampoon's Vacation brought him his first screen success and soon after he was directing his own script, the coming-of-age classic Sixteen Candles. The movie was a success and set down what it meant to be a Hughes film, filled with contemporary alt rock, teenage angst, and a stunning clarity for what it felt like to grow up in America.

Following his first success, Hughes continued in the same pattern with Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, and his masterpiece Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Though he skipped between writing, directing, and producing, his films still felt like Hughes regardless of what role he was playing in their production.

In the late »

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Director John Hughes Dies At 59

6 August 2009 2:27 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Filmmaker behind 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' 'Breakfast Club' and more '80s classics suffered a heart attack.

By Eric Ditzian

John Hughes

Photo: Paul Natkin/WireImage

John Hughes, the writer and director whose string of classic '80s comedies essentially defined the genre for decades, has died at the age of 59.

The cause was a heart attack, which he suffered taking a walk on Thursday morning (August 6) during a trip to New York, according to Variety.

Writing for talent like Chevy Chase and Michael Keaton, Hughes had early hits with "Mr. Mom" and the first of the National Lampoon "Vacation" movies. His 1984 directorial debut, "Sixteen Candles," and his follow-up the next year, "The Breakfast Club," were instrumental in launching the pop-culture phenomenon known as the Brat Pack. Actors like Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez and Anthony Michael Hall became some of the biggest names in »

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Sdcc '09: Sunday Horror

19 July 2009 2:42 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The 2009 Edition of Comic-Con gets underway this week at the San Diego Convention Center, promising the biggest pop-culture event of the year.

Fangoria will be there reporting on the action live from the show floor, with constant updates on all the genre panels, announcements, and more - bringing all the latest Sdcc '09 Horror News direct to you right here on Fangoria.com

For those of you planning to attend the 100% Sold-out show, here's a look at what to expect for genre programming on the event's final day - Sunday, July 26th, 2009.

11:00-12:00 Emily the Strange— Fiends, strangers, and oddballs, lend Emily your ears! She'll give them right back after this panel! Fans of underground icon Emily the Strange won't want to miss this eclectic panel featuring Emily creator Rob Reger, Dark Horse editor Shawna Gore, artist Buzz Parker, and writer Jessica Gruner as they discuss what the future holds for Emily. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (James Zahn)

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San Diego Comic Con 2009 - Sunday Schedule

12 July 2009 1:15 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It may be dubbed "Kids' Day", but Sunday at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con has just enough genre offerings to keep us busy, yet still able to start winding down as the show closes out its sure to be memorable 40th Anniversary!

A few of these panels are on the fringes of horror at best but were included for those of you with kids (or who are just kids at heart).

Sunday, July 26

11:00-12:00 - Emily the Strange — Fiends, strangers, and oddballs, lend Emily your ears! She'll give them right back after this panel! Fans of underground icon Emily the Strange won't want to miss this eclectic panel featuring Emily creator Rob Reger, Dark Horse editor Shawna Gore, artist Buzz Parker, and writer Jessica Gruner as they discuss what the future holds for Emily. Get a first look at the new Dark Horse comic series, the new series of Emily novels from HarperCollins, »

- The Woman In Black

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Cartoon Network/Adult Swim Announce Full Comic-Con Schedule

9 July 2009 8:20 AM, PDT | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

Its no secret that Cartoon Network and Adult Swim feature some of the funniest and most innovative shows around. With programming like Robot Chicken and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, they really show their true creative abilities and, in the case of Robot Chicken in particular, often makes us laugh our butts off.

Because we’re such fans of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim here at The Flickcast, we’re particularly excited to see what they have in store for Comic-Con. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait any longer to find out because today they’ve released the official Cartoon Network and Adult Swim schedule of all the events going on in San Diego.

Here’s all the info from the press release:

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Series Panels and Events Lineup

for 2009 Comic-Con International

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim announces a number of panels, fan events »

- Joe Gillis

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Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Announce Comic-Con 2009 Lineup!

8 July 2009 8:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim announces a number of panels, fan events and signings at 2009 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, July 23 - Sunday, July 26, 2009. All times, dates and locations subject to change.

Cartoon Network And Adult Swim Panels

Thursday, July 23

Adult Swim: Robot Chicken w/ Titan Maximum

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: 6A

Moderator: Keith Crofford, vice president of production Adult Swim

Seth Green (co-creator, Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum), Matthew Senreich (co-creator, Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum), Tom Root (head writer, Robot Chicken/co-creator, Titan Maximum) and Doug Goldstein (head writer, Robot Chicken) with Chris McKay, Breckin Meyer, Kevin Shinick, Mike Fasolo and Dan Milano discuss the popular Adult Swim series Robot Chicken. They also discuss the upcoming new stop-motion animated series Titan Maximum, slated to premiere on Adult Swim this fall.

Cartoon Network Comedy - Original Animation

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Location: Room 6A

Moderator: Brian Miller, »

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[DVD Review] Indecent Proposal

9 June 2009 9:57 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Much in the way that Basic Instinct the previous year had Sharon Stone uncrossing her legs and the whole world hitting the pause button to the exclusion of everything else in the movie, Indecent Proposal was a film that rode to success on a single, solitary aspect of itself – the premise. Indecent Proposal ran with the oh-so nineties idea of a down-on-their-luck couple, David and Diana (Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore), facing financial ruin only to be offered a lifeline by billionaire industrialist John Gage (Robert Redford). Gage offers to pay them $1 million for one night with her, thus putting the question to couples all over the world – what would you do? In a time before the internet and our tabloid culture had erased the word taboo from our vocabulary, this became dinner-party catnip for the sexually repressed masses.

While this simple tale of true love and sanitized prostitution marketed »

- Neil Pedley

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