Thompson on Hollywood

John Hughes tributes are ubiquitous online today. Herewith a sampling:

Teenage Wasteland Hughes Montage:

Chris Gore picks the must-see DVDs:

A trailer for the doc Don’t Forget About Me:


IFC blog lays out the fall straight to DVD releases, as well as an indie theatrical preview.

Carrie Rickey eulogizes the late great Budd Schulberg.

The Indie Spirits are taking a 25th anniversary vacation from their traditional day-before-the-Oscars-Santa Monica-beach ritual. I am not convinced that this is a good idea.

Doug Liman gets heroic on the Hudson.

Errol Morris vs. Ricky Jay.

I remain skeptical on Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers' adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. This trailer does not convince me any more than the extended footage at Comic-Con. These fuzzy stuffed animals look fake to me, and I’m not responding to Max. I need to see the whole movie.