John Hughes Death is Not the End

Alright, the movies were older, but they really worked for the ninja when he saw the, The John Hughes movies had something about them and they still do. When John Hughes died last year the ninja was saddened by his death due to a heart attack. Then last night during the Oscars he was reminded of it. And that is why he is posting a John Hughes biography, if that is what you can call it today. Best know for his work in teen movies, John was gifted for writing stories that appealed to teens for various generations. The interesting thing is that you could look at his entire body of work as that of social comentary. Giving the viewers a honest look into teen angst and at the same time entertaining them to the point of explosion.
“His first directorial effort, Sixteen Candles, won almost unanimous praise when it was released in 1984, due in no small part to its more realistic depiction of middle-class high school life, which stood in stark contrast to the Porky’s-inspired comedies being made at the time. It was also the first in a string of efforts set in or around high school, including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (See also Brat Pack). To avoid being pigeonholed as a maker of teen comedies, Hughes branched out in 1987, directing Planes, Trains & Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy. His later output would not be so critically well received, though films like Uncle Buck (one of the first films to display the changeover in a suburban teen’s choice of music from rock to rap) proved popular. Hughes’s greatest commercial success came with Home Alone, a film he wrote and produced about a child accidentally left behind when his family goes away for Christmas, forcing him to protect himself and his house from a pair of inept burglars. Home Alone was the top grossing film of 1990, and remains the most successful live-action comedy of all time. His last film as a director was 1991’s Curly Sue. He also wrote screenplays using his pseudonym, Edmond Dantès (protagonist of Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Count of Monte Cristo). In 1994, Hughes retired from the public eye and moved back to the Chicago area. Hughes was considerably shaken by John Candy’s sudden death of a heart attack that same year. “He talked a lot about how much he loved Candy—if Candy had lived longer, I think John would have made more films as a director,” says Vince Vaughn, a friend of Hughes. Subsequently, Hughes rarely granted interviews or photographs to the media save a select few interviews in 1999 to promote the soundtrack album to Reach the Rock, an independent film he wrote. The album was compiled by Hughes’s son, John Hughes III, and released on his son’s Chicago-based record label, Hefty Records. He also recorded an audio commentary for the 1999 DVD release of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In the later years of his life, he was a farmer in Illinois.”
Source: John Hughes will be missed. But for his contribution to the comic genre he will always be remembered.

2010 Academy Award Winners – For Other Oscar Night

The ninja was talking to somebody about last night’s 82nd Oscars and something funny struck him. Once he cleaned that off he was presented with something even more humorous. Many people use Academy Awards interchangeably with the Oscars and this would be correct. But then others just don’t pick this up. To be fair, these are the people that would rather be doing something else, anything ELSE, than watching the Academy Awards. That said it probably really isn’t that funny to know that they thought that the Oscars and the Academy Awards were separate events. At any even the ninja feels for you, if you’re one of these people he has something for you, the list of the Oscar winners. If you missed the earlier post you will want to hop over to it now and he has laid it all out for you. Enjoy!

Oscar Winners 2010 List – Oscar Winners You’ve Been Looking For

Well if you were one of the 3.1 million Americans that was without access to last night’s Oscar ceremony you will probably be wondering who the winners were. Maybe not, you might be one of those people that doesn’t really care about the Academy Awards… Hum, this confuses the ninja, if that is the case then why are you looking at this post dedicated to the Oscar winners? Well for what ever reason you’re reading this here is what you’re looking for! 2010 Oscar Winners
1. Best Picture – The Hurt Locker 2. Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker 3. Best Actor – Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart 4. Best Actress – Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side 5. Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) 6. Best Supporting Actress – Mo’Nique “Precious” 7. Best Original Screenplay – Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) 8. Best Adapted Screenplay – Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious 9. Best Animated Feature – Up 10. Best Foreign Language Film – El Secreto do Sus Ojos (Argentina) 11. Best Documentary Feature – The Cove 12. Best Score – Up 13. Best Original Song – “The Weary Kind” (Crazy Heart) – Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett 14. Best Film Editing – The Hurt Locker 15. Best Cinematography – Avatar 16. Best Costume Design – The Young Victoria 17. Best Art Direction – Avatar 18. Best Makeup – Star Trek 19. Best Visual Effects – Avatar 20. Best Documentary (Short Subject) – Music by Prudence 21. Best Short Film (Animated) – Logorama 22. Best Short Film (Live Action) – The New Tenants 23. Best Sound Editing – The Hurt Locker 24. Best Sound Mixing – The Hurt Locker

Razzies 2010 Winners

What the ninja is talking about is the 2010 Razzies! Here is a list of this years winners. Enjoy!
Worst Picture of 2009: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen Worst Actress of 2009: Sandra Bullock All About Steve Worst Actor(s) of 2009: All Three Jonas Brothers JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3-D CONCERT EXPERIENCE Worst Screen Couple: Sandra Bullock & Bradley Cooper ALL ABOUT STEVE Worst Supporting Actress: Sienna Miller G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA Worst Supporting Actor: Billy Ray Cyrus HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel (Combined Category for 2009): Land of The Lost (UNIVERSAL PICTURES) Worst Director: Michael Bay TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (AKA TRANNIES, TOO) Worst Screenplay: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen WRITTEN BY EHREN KRUGER & ROBERTO ORCI & ALEX KURTZMAN, BASED ON HASBRO’S TRANSFORMERS ACTION FIGURES Special 30th RAZZIE®-versary Awardz Worst Picture of the Decade: Battlefield Earth NOMINATED FOR 10 RAZZIES® / “WINNER” OF 8 (INCLUDING WORST DRAMA OF OUR FIRST 25 YRS) Worst Actor of the Decade: Eddie Murphy NOMINATED FOR 12 “ACHIEVEMENTS” / “WINNER” OF 3 RAZZIES® ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH, I SPY, IMAGINE THAT, MEET DAVE, NORBIT, SHOWTIME Worst Actress of the Decade: Paris Hilton NOMINATED FOR 5 “ACHIEVEMENTS,” “WINNER” OF 4 RAZZIES® THE HOTTIE & THE NOTTIE, HOUSE OF WHACKS, REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA