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  • Ned Tanen dies at 77; former president of Universal, Paramount

    Ned Tanen dies at 77; former president of Universal, Paramount
    Ned Tanen, a highly regarded former president of Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures in the 1970s and '80s who presided over hits such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Top Gun," has died. He was 77. Tanen, whose credits as an independent...
  • John Hughes dies at 59; writer-director of '80s teen films

    John Hughes dies at 59; writer-director of '80s teen films
    John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59. Hughes, who...
  • Pivotal passages: A look at coming-of-age movies of the past

    Pivotal passages: A look at coming-of-age movies of the past
    Every generation, it seems, has its own favorite coming-of-age movies. And though tastes change, as does the definition of "coming of age" — including everyone from preteens to young adults in their 20s — these five films are among the ones...
  • 'The Spectacular Now' and other films coming of (a new) age

    'The Spectacular Now' and other films coming of (a new) age
    Director James Ponsoldt was 16 when he first saw Lloyd Dobler stand on Diane Court's front lawn and declare his love for the blue-eyed beauty who was both out of his class and out of his league. With the help of Peter Gabriel's lyrics and John Cusack's...
  • Has David O. Russell gone all soft and cuddly?

    Has David O. Russell gone all soft and cuddly?
    Toward the end of "American Hustle," the new film from comedy-drama laureate David O. Russell, a man describes his hard-won epiphany. "The art of survival," says the character, a con man played with toupee-ish shiftiness by Christian Bale, "is a story...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Hitchcock' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Hitchcock' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Tonight Show...
  • In 'Four Christmases,' Seth Gordon explores a season's gratings

    In 'Four Christmases,' Seth Gordon explores a season's gratings
    To some, it might seem a bit of a stretch for the director of an odd and obscure documentary about the '80s arcade game Donkey Kong to become the man in charge of the big-budget holiday-season comedy " Four Christmases," starring Vince Vaughn and Reese...
  • John Hughes High School reunion

    John Hughes High School reunion
    John Hughes' film message is simple: The kids are all right. His young heroes were certainly confused, frustrated and angry, but they ultimately proved steely enough to triumph over the often cruel peer pressure and stifling confinement of suburban life....
  • Hughes was a master of light, right notes

    Hughes was a master of light, right notes
    Filmmaker John Hughes burned brightest in the '80s, when he defined teen angst in terms of the caste system of the suburban high school experience, a thread that others would pick up again and again. His films were talky, in a good way. Like the kids...
  • Classic and rare films at Cinecon

    Classic and rare films at Cinecon
    Movie buffs, prepare to feast upon a banquet of classic and rare films, celebrity guests and memorabilia marts at the 45th annual Cinecon film festival, which kicks off tonight and runs through Monday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Among the...
  • Book review: 'Talking to Girls About Duran Duran' by Rob Sheffield

    Book review: 'Talking to Girls About Duran Duran' by Rob Sheffield
    Talking to Girls About Duran Duran One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut Rob Sheffield Dutton: 274 pp., $25.95 I hate the '80s. I'm not saying I hate the days of my youth, but I hate burnished nostalgia for an era in which I just...