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John Hughes 1950-2009

John Hughes, the man who revolutionized teen cinema in the 1980s passed away of a heart attack this morning in New York City while on a walk.

His movies Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and The Breakfast Club not only keyed in on the teenage audience for film, but also made stars of a younger generation of actors – including Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwold, Matthew Broderick and other members of 80s Hollywood’s ‘brat pack.’

Also in Hughes’ cabinet of wonders are the Vacation movies, the Beethoven movies as well as the Home Alone movies. As someone whose movie-going experience began in the 1980s, I gotta say that for me and my friends, a new John Hughes film was an event. We knew it would speak to us, make us laugh, and make us think. One of my favorites was She’s Having a Baby, which was not only written and directed by Hughes, but was also an inspiration to me as a writer.

John Hughes will be missed.

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Office Killer

DILBERT FROM HELL

A Video Review of “Office Killer”

Copyright 2003 Glenn Walker

It’s like an evil twin to Haiku Tunnel or Office Space in that it’s just as hilarious as those films but in retrospect I think it’s supposed to be a horror movie. Whatever. It actually works as both.

Carol Kane (Simka of “Taxi”) plays Dorine, a mousy proofreader who has been downsized and then accidentally electrocutes the office computer guy (David Thornton who distractingly looks just like Jimmy Fallon’s similar character from “Saturday Night Live”). Once she gets a taste of killing she proceeds to off the rest of the office staff.


When not absorbed in her work and job Dorine takes care of her ailing mother. Her performance here is disturbingly close to that of Bruce Davison’s in the classic Willard or Scott Jacoby’s in Bad Ronald. Carol Kane is highly underrated.

Molly Ringwold (always a pleasure to see she’s still doing movies), Michael Imperioli (nice to see him outside “The Sopranos”) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (Rene Russo’s perennial stunt double) round out an impressive cast.

Now I’m sure anyone who works or has worked in Cubicle Hell is cheering Dorine on. Me too. It’s a delicious road to murder and wish fulfillment. See it but try not to live it… unless you’re sure you won’t get caught.