Monday, August 10, 2009

What Sucks…The Reaper

If I were a 5th grader and had to write one of those “how I spent my summer vacation” essays (I’d always write how I caused my parents divorce, it made teachers very uncomfortable and the chances they’d ask me to re-write it were very low.) I’d probably write how this summer, I talked a lot about how the Reaper sucks. Because he seriously he is on a major douchebag run.

Late last week, he took the great John Hughes. When Hughes passed of a heart attack at the age of 59, many pointed to The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller and the Home Alone movies as his legacy, but here’s all you need to know about John Hughes-

The man wrote and directed “Weird Science”, a nearly flawless summer comedy. He also wrote “Vacation”, and the vastly underrated “Mr. Mom”. Throw in “Planes Trains & Automobiles” and the ground breakingly racist to Asians “16 Candles”, and that’s quite a career right there, without even bringing up “The Great Outdoors”, “Uncle Buck”, “Christmas Vacation” and the three above mentioned films.

I guess what I’m saying is, if he’s not giving a standing O during next years Oscar’s dead reel, Hollywood should be nuked.

The guy gave us the “Roll ‘Em Up” scene in Vacation, “Canine Colonge” in “16 Candles” and of course the brilliant “Can we keep this between us, I’d really hate to lose my teaching job over this…” exchange between Anthony Michael Hall and the guy from The Hills Have Eyes (Michael Berryman) in Weird Science.

John Hughes, RIP.

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1 comment:

MMayes said...

Favorite John Hughes films (I'm not a Hollywood insider):

1. Christmas Vacation. Put simply, AFI should make Citizen Kane stand aside on it's top 100 of all time for Cousin Eddie and Clark.

2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

3. 16 Candles.