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Bring On The Angst And Neon, It's The 13 Best 80's Teen Movies Ever!

June 28th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
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The 80's have become so trendy as a decade, its hard to believe just a few short years ago everyone was embarrassed to having survived it! From leg warmers to Ray Bans, the fashion of the decade left something to be desired, but it wasn't the fashion that made the decade so richly rewarding, it was the movies. From the bad ("The Last American Virgin") to the greatest (John Hughes anyone?), the movies of the 1980's left a mark on American cinema unlike any other, and launched a bounty of film who are considered credible actors today. From the bottom of the list to the top, put on your favor...
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The Most Rad Flicks From The 80s

April 5th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Top Gun
The 80s might have been the age of MTV and Heavy Metal, but don’t think that there weren’t some thrilling films rocking at the box office as well. This denim-clad, hairspray overflowing decade birthed the movie blockbuster megafranchise and the teenage angst anthem, selling out theater seats as galactic space emperors and high school heartthrobs sent cinematic shockwaves up our spines.

The movies may not have been as Oscar-worthy as those from ten years earlier. But just like the high top sneakers and parachute pants the defined the decade, these movies were loud, flamboyant, and instantly...
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9 Greatest Movies From The 80s You Can't Do Without

February 19th, 2014 3:11pm EST
9 Greatest Movies From The 80s You Can't Do Without
Most "top movies" lists are subjective to popular opinion and while this is not a comprehensive list, it is a compilation of some of the greatest movies from the eighties. Here are movies that will allow you to sit back and reminisce with your family -- whether it be about the poor special effects, the obvious love stories or the classic underdog tale.

Now that you're in suspense, we give you a list of our favorite great movies from the eighties. Please note that this is not a definitive or all-inclusive list, but does include movies that we just couldn't do without growing up.

"Space...
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Anthony Michael Hall Arrested After Argument With Neighbor

September 6th, 2011 2:25pm EDT
Anthony Michael Hall
Eighties Brat Pack star Anthony Michael Hall has been arrested after a fight with a neighbor.

The Breakfast Club star was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of disturbing the peace after the neighbor in the dispute told police that Hall had threatened to "beat him to a pulp" after he confronted him to ask why he was ripping up plants in a common area of their condominium complex, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The actor allegedly knocked on the man's front door a little later and challenged him to a fight. The unnamed man refused to leave his home and called the police.

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Top Ten 'Coolest 80's Movie Characters' - w/Bonus Terrence 'Critters' Mann Interview!

September 3rd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Ug from Critters
Growing up as a movie geek, there were many fine flicks and more especially cool characters that had a major effect on me. Be it the tough silent type, the outgoing life of the party, or even the outsider with everything to prove I grew up mesmerized, captivated and ultimately wanting to be like the very epitome of what I had witnessed on the big screen. So in a tribute to the good men (and even women!) of film who molded me into the person I am today, I present this loving non-numbered list (they’re ALL #1 to me!) of the good, bad and ugly characters I adored from my childhood. Plus as ...
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Molly Ringwald Wanted Viggo Mortensen In 'Sixteen Candles'

April 30th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald thrilled film students at the University of Southern California earlier this week when she dropped in for a class all about the films of her late movie mentor John Hughes.

Students are analyzing the work of the 1980s director as part of their film classes, and Ringwald, who starred in Hughes films "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," jumped at the chance to help them understand the moviemaker's themes better.

As part of her chat with the film buffs, she revealed she introduced Hughes to the music of the Psychedelic Furs, who recorded the iconic them...
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'The Breakfast Club' Stars Reunite For John Hughes Tribute

September 21st, 2010 6:00pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Actress Molly Ringwald reunited with her former The Breakfast Club cast mates on Monday night to pay tribute to late director John Hughes at a special event in New York.

The now-grown-up kids from the cult 1980s movie - Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy - gathered at the Film Society For Lincoln Center event, 25 years after shooting the iconic picture.

The four stars last appeared together at the 2010 Academy Awards, during a tribute to Hughes, who died last year. The fifth remaining Breakfast Club member, Emilio Estevez, was the only noticeable absentee from ...
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Spotlight: The Best Teen Comedies

September 16th, 2010 10:00am EDT
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High School can be the best time of your life or the worst horror you've ever experienced, according to Hollywood. Over the years movie after movie celebrates or criticizes (or both!) this transitional period for teenagers. Since the genre has really been done to death by now, it's rare that a film comes along that manages to do teen comedy well enough to stand out. With Easy A coming out on September 17th, there's some buzz going around it might be one of those films, but the jury is still out. For now let's look at some of the best teen comedy flicks over the years; the ones who started t...
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Ally Sheedy 'Outs' Her Lesbian Daughter

June 30th, 2010 8:24am EDT
Ally Sheedy
Actress Ally Sheedy used her appearance on the red carpet at a recent gay event to 'out' her daughter as a lesbian.

The Breakfast Club star took her teenage daughter Rebecca to a charity event in Los Angeles earlier this week for The Trevor Project, a non-profit group dedicated to helping youngsters who are questioning their sexuality.

Sheedy explained the reason she attended was because the schoolgirl recently announced she is a lesbian.

She told reporters, "My daughter has just come out. So (I'm here because) it's personal."

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Molly Ringwald Won't Let Her Kids Become Child Stars

April 5th, 2010 12:18pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Former child star Molly Ringwald is determined to keep her kids out of show business until they finish college - because she doesn't want them to follow in her footsteps until they are adults.

The Breakfast Club star landed her first TV role at the age of 11 in sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and went on to find fame in John Hughes' 1984 movie Sixteen Candles, which propelled her into the spotlight.

She now has three children, Mathilda, six, and eight-month-old twins Adele and Roman, with her husband Panio Gianopolous, and she's adamant they won't begin their own careers until they have comple...
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Molly Ringwald Records Jazz Album

March 9th, 2010 11:30pm EST
Molly Ringwald
"Breakfast Club" star Molly Ringwald has recorded a new jazz album - 36 years after her last release.

The 42-year-old actress recorded her debut, "I Wanna Be Loved By You", when she was just six and she completed work on her follow-up on Saturday night - hours before she took the stage at the Oscars for a touching tribute to moviemaker John Hughes.

She tells WENN, "I'm really excited about it. I haven't come up with a name yet but it's with my quintet that I've been performing with a lot in the Los Angeles area."

The actress is also branching out as a writer - she'll be releasing a new b...
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Oscars, Brat Pack Pay Tribute To John Hughes

March 7th, 2010 11:45pm EST
John Hughes Oscar Tribute
Anyone brought up during the 80s must've had a difficult time keeping a dry eye during Sunday night's Oscars tribute to late filmmaker John Hughes, because nothing captured the feel of the era better than his movies. Hughes brilliant films were the voice of a generation.

Movies like "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty In Pink," "Home Alone," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," and "Weird Science," defined the typical 80s teenager and had a huge impact on a generation.

Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick took the stage to pay tribute to their mentor with a ...
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25 Years Ago In Film: A Celebration Of Classics From 1985

February 1st, 2010 9:10am EST
A Celebration Of Classics From 1985
It's difficult to believe the first month of 2010 is already over, considering it just felt like yesterday that I was ringing in the new decade. The end of January signals that the year is truly starting to pick up pace, but before it does I thought it might be appropriate to look back a little bit, well 25 years to be exact.

I'm going to climb into my cinematic time machine, as I frequently like to do, and travel back to 1985, one year before my own birth, to discuss some of its top grossing movies. Compared to some of the top grossing stories of the modern era, many of 1985's most ...
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80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

September 26th, 2009 10:03am EDT
Madonna
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?

TELEVISION

In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...
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Remembering John Hughes: Which Film Was Your Favorite?

August 7th, 2009 10:44am EDT
Sixteen Candles
John Hughes had an amazing run as a writer and director and most of all inventor of the modern American teen movie as we know it today. If you grew up in the 80s you definitely understood this but may not have known the director behind all the classic movies that dealt adolescence and coming of age. Films like "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and "Weird Science" defined what is was to be a teenager in the 80's. Take a look at some of these clips. Let us know which your favorites are.

Highlights from John Hughes' film career as a director:

- "Sixte...
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Molly Ringwald Gives Birth To Twins

July 13th, 2009 3:36pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald is the new mom to twins. The 80s icon gave birth to a boy and a girl on Friday, July 10, according to people.com.

The twins join big sister Mathilda Ereni, 5.

Ringwald is writing a new book about life as a 40-something. The star, who became the face of many 1980s teen movies including Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, turned 40 last year and realized it's such a significant age, she's writing about it.

Ringwald stars on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which airs Monday evenings at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.

See more photos of Molly Ringwald here!

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Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
SuperBad
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...
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Overrated & Underrated High School Movies

September 26th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Bring It On
It's the end of September, and now there's no turning back. Summer is too distant a memory, Christmas Break is a speck on the horizon and the work is beginning to pile up. Yes, school is back in full swing and an escape from the dullness of its routine couldn't even be accomplished by the craftiest of magicians.

The only respite at this point is fantasy. Dreaming of a life outside of ours, one where school is but a minor inconvenience and can even serve as a method of deriving happiness.

Where does this place exist? The movies, of course. High school movies are enjoyed by stud...
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Our Favorite High School Movies

September 18th, 2008 10:00am EDT
The Breakfast Club
Perhaps you've heard about "Assassination of a High School President," the Bruce Willis/Mischa Barton movie that darkly satirizes high school politics. While much of the high school set is eagerly anticipating the film's theatrical release in early 2009, early reviews from its January screening at Sundance have been mixed. MTV has praised it as a cross between "Rushmore" and "The Usual Suspects," while Variety labeled it an "uninventive," "muddled parody." Only time will tell if the movie becomes an instant classic or ends up in the bargain DVD bin next to "Encino Man."

There has been...
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10 Movie Schools You Wish You Could Attend

September 9th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Revenge of the Nerds
Everyone hates going back to school, but these 10 celluloid schools would make any student jump out of bed and get there early. Whether it’s a high school full of fast cars and faster women or an academy for students with “special” talents, this list will get you wishing you were enrolled in one of these fun and fabulous movie schools.

10 - Harrison University - "Old School"

Pros: You get to hang out with your best buds. Age, marriage, kids or reality need not stop you from attending. You never have to actually go to classes or graduate in order to feel like a part of the col...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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Judd Apatow Takes Over Hollywood One Film At A Time

April 15th, 2008 3:41pm EDT
Judd Apatow
You may not know his name, but he's the guy who did "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Ever since releasing his breakthrough film starring Steve Carell as the awkward celibate, Judd Apatow has been cranking out movies like nobody's business. The key is how many roles he can actively fill for that fancy silver screen - Apatow writes, directs, and produces. He's a triple-threat that's got him walking all over Hollywood.

In 2007, he wrote two screenplays (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Knocked Up), directed one hit ("Knocked Up"), and produced three films ("Walk Hard," "Knocked Up," and Super...
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The Best Four Years Of Your Life: Top 10 High School Movies

April 2nd, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Sixteen Candles
Before Lindsay Lohan became a Mean Girl and Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron became High School Musical sweethearts, Winona Ryder was a Heather and Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy were our favorite couple from two different worlds.

Today's popular teen flicks would have never existed without the high school classics that made and shaped the genre. What makes a great high school movie is the legacy they've made on generations of teenagers, despite the decade they grew up in. These are the movies with the unforgettable characters, witty lines, and the feeling of being forever young. The...
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'American Idol': Rockin' The '80s

March 6th, 2008 4:05pm EST
American Idol
Each week on "American Idol," prior to the individual performances, the producers reveal a little bit more about the contestants. This week, each of the 16 finalists admitted to their most embarrassing moment from the past. While some of their testimonies could be seen as comical, several had somewhat humiliating moments occur right then and there.

Ryan Seacrest provided his untimely wit by pointing out David Archuleta's urge to pee or Ramiele Malubay's short legs. Simon Cowell put Ryan in his place by his sassy comment to understand his opinion post Kady Malloy's performance cont...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 28

November 28th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jon Stewart
Happy Birthday to rapper Chamillionaire (1979), busty model and gold digger Anna Nicole Smith (1967; d. 2007), Daily Show host Jon Stewart (1962), Breakfast Club member Judd Nelson (1959), A History of Violence actor Ed Harris (1950), Letterman's right-hand man Paul Shaffer (1949), film composer/musician Randy Newman (1943), actress Hope Lange (1931; d. 2003), and poet William Blake (1757; d. 1827).
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Starpulse Movie Critic Calls 'American Gangster' A 'Success'

November 1st, 2007 2:23pm EDT
American Gangster
American Gangster director Ridley Scott may have two heavy hitters cast in a film that's based on a heart pounding true story, but it also succeeds in closely following, in some cases adding to, an already winning formula that was most recently seen in Martin Scorsesee's The Departed.

In lieu of the plotline, which is long and winding, take a look at the outline:

Step one: Get a bad guy. Then dress him up like you would the hero. Make him violent and powerful, but hard working, rich, and charming. For good measure, show him to us before you show us anybody else. We'll automaticall...
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15 Memorable Music Scenes On Film

October 16th, 2007 10:08am EDT
William Shakespeare
As a film junkie and music geek I always look forward to seeing what songs directors will put in certain scenes to create the right mood. Finding the perfect song isn't always easy. The song has to fit that key moment or it could ruin the movie.

Following is a list of songs that have really made a movie scene stand out. I'm sure you will notice two things about me: I love chick flicks and 80's movies. This wasn't an easy task. I found over 50 songs and cut the list down to 15 with a few honorable mentions.

15) "Kissing You" by Des'Ree from the movie "Romeo + Juliet" (1996)

A...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 13

June 13th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Happy Birthday To actress twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (1986), "Fantastic Four" actor Chris Evans (1981), "Vegas Vacation" acotr Ethan Embry (1978), "Jackass" jackass Steve-O (1974), supermodel Leann Tweeden (1973), Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo (1970), singer/songwriter David Gray (1968), actress Kathy Burke (1964), "The Breakfast Club" actress Ally Sheedy (1962), "The Santa Clause" actor Tim Allen (1953), actor Richard Thomas (1951), "Star Trek: Generations" actor Malcolm McDowell (1943), actor Paul Lynde (1926; d. 1982), and Irish author William Butler Yeats (1865; d. 1939).
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 28

November 28th, 2006 3:00am EST
Anna Nicole Smith
Happy Birthday to rapper Chamillionaire (1979), busty model and gold digger Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Daily Show host Jon Stewart (1962), Breakfast Club member Judd Nelson (1959), A History of Violence actor Ed Harris (1950), Letterman's right-hand man Paul Shaffer (1949), film composer/musician Randy Newman (1943), actress Hope Lange (1931; d. 2003), and poet William Blake (1757; d. 1827).
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