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.

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

Oscars 2010 Date And Time

Well it is that time again, time for the ninja to sit back with a big bowl of popcorn and settle down for a relaxing evening watching… The Oscars. That’s right it is time for the Oscar. So when will they be showing? Who will win, who will be the best dressed? Who will be the worst dressed? When do the Oscars start? Well the ninja can only answer one of those question, and it relates to the 2010 Oscars’ date and time. The 82nd Accadamy Awards starts today at 8 pm EST – 5 pmPST with the red carpet special, the actual show begins at 8:30 pm. The Oscars air on ABC and will be hosted by two vertrain actors, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. The category the ninja is going to be keeping an eye on this year is Best Picture. The interesting thing about this category in the 2010 Oscar is that there are a staggering 10 nominees. These include Avatar, Blind Side, The Hurt Locker, and Un in the Air to name a few. There are a lot of good actors and actresses that have been nomintated for their work. Some of these in clude, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman. Jeff has done some tramendous work throughout his career and the ninja thinks that it is time that he got some recognition. Even though he is up against some tough competition for Best Actor the ninja hopes he will come out the winner. Will he? Well you will only know if you watch the Oscars, and you know the time and date!

The Top 10 Worst Breakout Roles Ever

We all know that you have to work yourself half dead to get a foothold in Hollywood. And that doesn’t mean that all of those roles you get in the beginning are going to be memorable ones. But at the same time, some of the most popular actors would probably rather forget them. Make you forget them, and bury all copies of the movie in some deep dark hole where nobody will ever find them. Well somebody has found them, and now sit back and relax because the ninja has the Top 10 Worst Breakout Roles ever for your enjoyment. 10 – Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hercules in New York This was a slightly erotic movie, and the later action hero was left to play the famous Greek half-god that decides to travel to NY. Why else did you think that this Arnie movie was titled Hercules in New York? 9 – Kevin Bacon in Animal House Ok, don’t get the ninja wrong, there is nothing wrong with Animal House. But like all good movies there are bad roles, and that is what Kevin Bacon got stuck with after he took this super small (any annoying) part. Bigger roles were waiting for young Kevin, but until he found them it was back to waiting tables. 8 – Jim Carrey in Copper Mountain Before Jim Carrey was famous, or a grandpa he was in the less than good movie Copper Mountain. Ironically this really isn’t even a movie… You read right, it is more an hour and a half long commercial for the health resort Copper Mountain (which is no longer around) plus a country music video. Oh well, everyone has to start somewhere. This is where Jim Carrey started. 7 – Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun You laughed with her on Friends, you enjoyed her in Love Happens and you screamed with her in Leprechaun. Ok, probably not, not unless you were under ten years old. If you are a fan of horror movies, or more fittingly horror comedies, you will probably like this movie. In fact a girl the ninja new was more into horror movies than anything else, when Jennifer began getting staring credit for this movie the girl got hot. Who else but Warwick Davis can be the star of a Leprechaun film? The answer is Jennifer Aniston! 6 – Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High If you know this movie then try and forget it. Sean Penn sure is. And while the ninja isn’t a big Penn fan, actually he isn’t a Pen fan at all, this movie is embarrassing. Just look at the cover of the box, if that isn’t enough to cause nightmares the ninja doesn’t know what can. 5 – David Hasselhoff in Revenge of the Cheerleaders Well all know how bad an actor David Hasselhoff can be. If you’ve ever heard him sing you might not think his acting is that bad. But there may be a reason for all of this, the first role David ever had was in the less than forgettable more than memorable (try and figure that one out) role in Revenge of the Cheerleaders. 4 – Adam Sandler in Going Overboard Have you seen this movie? If the answer is yes then you have the ninja’s sympathies. This is probably one of the worst movies of all time. There isn’t much more that can be said about it than that. 3 – Courtney Cox in Masters of the Universe Another former Friends star in another stinker of a movie. Do you remember He-man, the ninja isn’t talking about the new one, he means the early 80’s monstrosity with the inner plumbing of a grape. He-man was before the ninja’s time but he did get to see the movie. He considers himself to be very lucky. Now no form or torture has an effect on him, that being because this movie is so much worse. He still wakes up in a pool of sweat, this movie is really that bad. 2 – Nicholas Cage in Valley Girl There is nothing that can be said that can convey how very bad this movie is. Just look at the film’s soundtrack prominently displayed on the poster art. No, this movie probably cost many actors their career, luckily for Nicholas Cage he was able to weather the storm. 1 – Tie! Tom Hanks in Mazes & Monsters
Just when you thought that Tom Hanks had a spotless career along comes Mazes & Monsters. It is funny how this propaganda movie from 1982 (made-for-tv) can still actually be found on DVD today. Mazes & Monsters sure sounds a lot like Dungeons and Dragons doesn’t it? Actually, that is what the movie is “warning” people about. The movie follows along a group of college students that let their addiction to M&M’s fantasy world take over their lives. The only reason Tom Hanks is scared in this picture is because he saw what his future would have been like without this role. +10 HP! Sylvester Stallone in The Party at Kitty and Stud’s aka The Italian Stallion The ninja has heard mystical stories about this film. And if you are wondering why you’ve never heard of this movie it might be the fact that is actual a porno. Yes, you read right Sylvester Stallone’s first role was in the pornographic movie The Party at Kitty and Stud’s. Later on mush of the movie hit the cutting room floor and it became known as The Italian Stallion. Yikes, talk about a role you would want to forget!