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inkpop Fundamentals: June 24, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on June 24, 2010

John Hughes 2.0 Though film director, producer, and writer John Hughes passed away late last year; the memory of his launch of the “Brat Pack,” and work on films such as Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club undoubtedly lives on, influencing every new generation despite the fact that his work primarily took place in the eighties. Hughes’ most recent influential stand in the entertainment industry comes in the form of Disney’s new high school comedy Prom, a big screen release which centers around a group of teenagers preparing for one of the biggest dances in high school history, that is rumored to be more Sixteen Candles than High School Musical, and stars Friday Night Lights’ Aimee Teegarden and Gossip Girl’s Yin Chang. Variety.

Exercise your mind While many associate staying active with participating in some sort of physical activity – be it swim team or soccer; Michelle Obama has a second item to add to that list…reading. Via her Let’s Read. Let’s Move. Campaign, the First Lady is looking to not only encourage kids to get off the couch and exercise their bodies for at least one hour per day this summer, but to exercise their minds by reading five or more books during their summer vacays. USA Today.

‘Emily the Strange’ rocks out! Since her creation back in 1991 for Santa Cruz Skateboards, Emily the Strange has become a hot commodity in the world of pop culture, spawning not just a clothing line bearing her moniker, but a possible feature film, in addition to an entire book series. Now, however, Emily has deemed it time to dabble in a new genre – music. Virgin Records recently inked a contract with Gator Group – the licensing agency behind Emily the Strange – to create a hushhush Emily music project that is rumored to feature the work of many noted artists. The album is scheduled for release in 2011. Cynopsis.

Over to you…are you a fan of John Hughes’ work? Will you be seeing Prom? Do you feel that Disney is capable of creating a film that stands the test of time in the same fashion as Sixteen Candles or The Breakfast Club – why or why not? What do you think of the Let’s Read. Let’s Move. Campaign? What five books will you be reading this summer? Are you an Emily the Strange fan? Will you be taking a listen to the Emily music collaboration?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

7 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: June 24, 2010”

  1. Laney said

    John Hughes was brilliant! I am a huge fan of Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club. So I believe if he had a hand in Prom, then it will be good! And I think Disney could make a movie that stands the test of time.

    I mean it’s possible. As many movies as the make and as many areas of creativity that they control, you’d think it would happen at some point. Hopefully this will be less teeny-bopper, and if it is, then it will definitely live on! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

  2. Peyton said

    Are you a fan of John Hughes’ work?
    Will you be seeing Prom?
    Do you feel that Disney is capable of creating a film that stands the test of time in the same fashion as Sixteen Candles or The Breakfast Club – why or why not?

    I’ve never heard of those, and I’v never heard of him D:
    Will I be seeing it? Probably not. But even if I don’t, I know Disney will butcher it up, and make it kid-friendly but at the same time stupid-fake-mature. So no.
    ~
    What do you think of the Let’s Read. Let’s Move. Campaign? What five books will you be reading this summer?

    Awesome idea. I love it ;].
    Five books? I’m going to read tons!! But heres a few:

    Catching Fire.
    The Summoning.
    Thirteen Plus One.(Hehe, it’s a great summer book)
    Mocking Jay! (I have two sequels to The Hunger Games!)
    The Giver.

    I have tons, and tons of more on my reading list!
    ~

    Are you an Emily the Strange fan?
    Will you be taking a listen to the Emily music collaboration?

    Grrr!! I’ve been trying to find this book everywhere! I’m going to read it soon.
    Will I be taking a listen? I guess so! 😀

  3. Calliope said

    I am hopeful for a John Hughes level film – although I wonder if PROM will offer the same kind of archetypes that Hughes was famous for.

    As for Emily the Strange, I can’t wait!!!!!!! EMILY ROCKS!!

  4. Nella said

    I know, I was sad when Hughes passed away. He was also the producer for Home Alone,
    not to mention but the Breakfast Club? Genius!

    The five books I’ll be reading this summer:
    Mediator book #5
    Mediator book #6
    Hourglass
    Freud’s book about dreams.
    And this fable book my beloved grandpa got me :3

  5. GracieJordan said

    I don’t believe there is any way Disney can live up to John Hughes’ old work. Peyton’s comment made me want to cry! Never heard of him or his movies?! I grew up watching them. Disney isn’t about reality, it’s about getting butts in the seats and merch. sold. So, while I may watch the movie I won’t be spending any money on it and I definitely won’t be expecting Sixteen Candles or Pretty in Pink while watching it.

    I think it’s an awesome idea! Kids do not read enough most of the time and while I fully support the ‘Get up and get out’ campaign there is a lot to be said for spending time exercising the mind, which too many people ignore. Ha! Five books this summer? I’ve read over triple that already this month alone.

    I’m a fan of Emily clothes. I haven’t had much exposure to her books or anything else yet and I might give the music a shot. I’m pretty open to all things music.

  6. drsheridan said

    I have some pretty strong opinions about Disney making a Hughes-esque movie. Those movies basically taught me how to be a teenager, and Disney is much too squeaky-clean for the Hughes image (I can think of at least four scenes in The Breakfast Club alone that would have the High School Musical kids throw up). I don’t think “Prom” will work. At all. They’ll just use it as an excuse to sell fashion dolls.

  7. Kristen Ahrens said

    I’ve never seen any of John Hughes’ movies or any Emily the Strange merchandise.

    However, as for the Let’s Move, Let’s Read Campaign… I’m all for it!
    What five books will I read this summer? Hey, it’s summer! I read more books than that in one WEEK! 🙂

    Thanks for another fun blog!

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