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    WATCH: Why 'Sixteen Candles' Is the Ultimate Teen Comedy

    Screenwriter Adam Rifkin joins Trailer from Hell to discuss John Hughes' 1984 classic, starring Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall.

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    Trailers From Hell Lights 'Sixteen Candles'

    This one was written for 15 year-old Molly Ringwald, whose headshot Hughes pulled out of a pile of submissions. It hung over his typewriter as he banged out the script.

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    Nicole Holofcener To Helm 'The Land Of Steady Habits' And More Director News

    It's pretty much a crime that a year has gone by since "Enough Said" hit theaters, and the consistently underrated Nicole Holofcener doesn't have a ton of projects piled on her doorstep. Thankfully, it appears that some movement is finally happening on a new film, and hopefully it won't be too long ...

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    You're On The Clock, Mister: 20 Great Workplace Comedies

    This weekend's broad new studio comedy "The Internship" (our review) concerns a couple of schlubs (former wedding crashers Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) who, finding themselves out of work and hopelessly outdated when it comes to modern technology, apply to become interns at Google. While there, the...

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    John Hughes Project 'The Grigsbys Go Broke' Being Revived At Paramount, Because It Worked Out So Well For 'Drillbit Taylor'

    John Hughes left us way too soon a few years ago at the age of 59. The once prolific writer/director created some of the most memorable films of the ‘80s and then suddenly retreated from the public eye in 1994. His untimely death put to rest the hope that he would one day return to the directo...

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    Listen: John Hughes' Out-of-Print Commentary For 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

    In the world of DVD commentaries there exist the masterpieces, such as the Soderbergh/Dobbs melee for “The Limey” or the Jackson/Walsh/Boyen trio of LOTR. But there are also the buried classics that must quietly wait for a proper release, which is exactly the status that, up until today,...

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    Now and Then: From 'Ferris' to 'Sleepover,' Teens, and Times, Have Changed

    "The Myth of the American Sleepover," David Robert Mitchell's independent film about a group of suburban Detroit teens messing around, and messing up, on a single night near the end of summer, is a quiet reminder of the power, and price, of looking.

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    VERTIGOED: FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF

    VERTIGOED: FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF

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