Latest John Hughes Stories

2008-08-01 21:00:25

By TENLEY WOODMAN "AMERICAN TEEN" Rated: PG-13. At Kendall Square and Embassy cinemas and Harvard Square Theatre. Grade: C- John Hughes called. He wants his movie back. For a documentary, Oscar-nominated director Nanette Burstein's "American Teen" is conveniently similar to Hughes' 1985 classic "The Breakfast Club." Burstein follows five high school seniors in America's heartland, Warsaw, Ind., to reveal their secret world of cliques, heartache and triumph. Each participant fills a...

2008-08-01 09:00:41

By Jeff Vice Deseret News It had to happen eventually. With at least 20 years behind them, the 1980s are seen as having a seriously kitschy quality -- at least as much as '50s, '60s and '70s. That explains why VH1 had an often-cheeky, extremely popular pseudo-documentary series titled "I Love the 80's" that explored the best and worst of the decade. And that also explains why there's now a series of DVD releases also titled "I Love the 80's" (Paramount Home Video, $14.98 per disc) that...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Debbie Ingram, Dothan Eagle, Ala. Jul. 23--Folks in Geneva want the waters of the Little Choctawhatchee and Pea Rivers to remain free flowing. Many are against any efforts to build a reservoir on the rivers at this point in time, as approved last month by the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority. Many Wiregrass officials support the construction of a regional reservoir as a future long-term water source for the Wiregrass. But on Monday night, Geneva...

2008-07-02 09:00:39

By Harold Valentine, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 2--LAKE MAGDALENE -- LAKE MAGDALENE -- It's a matter of mental health. Lake Magdalene resident John Hughes, 44, picked up the alto saxophone in his late 20s while unhappily married to his first wife and working a stressful managerial position. He later switched to tenor saxophone and honed his chops at bars in Shreveport, La. "It was a matter of sanity," Hughes said. "I was in a job I couldn't stand and I had no real outlet." Hughes has...

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