Sixteen Candles News





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

June 28th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Bring On The Angst And Neon, It's The 13 Best 80's Teen Movies E
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...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

John Cusack Opts For Raven-esque All Black Suit At Hollywood Walk Of Fame Unveiling

April 25th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
John Cusack Hollywood walk of fame
John Cusack was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. He was joined by his sister Joan Cusack and former co-stars Jack Black ("High Fidelity"), Dan Akroyd ("Grosse Pointe Blank"), and Billy Bob Thornton ("Pushing Tin").

John and Joan have starred together in films including "High Fidelity," "Say Anything" and "Sixteen Candles."

The actor tweeted, "Thank you for all the good wishes for the star - right next to singing cowboy gene Autry and across the street from musso and franks ! Nice!"

He stars in "The Raven," which hits theaters Friday, April 27. He plays autho...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

Molly Ringwald Talks 'Getting The Pretty Back' (Video)

April 28th, 2010 11:58am EDT
Molly Ringwald-BBC-011920.jpg
Molly Ringwald visited The Today Show to talk about her latest book "Getting the Pretty Back." The Sixteen Candles star's book details personal stories and candid advice.

The mother of three says "I was turning 40, and for anyone that's gone through it, it's this angst-ridden time - or it can be. I was looking around and wanted to read something that would offer inspiration, not some dour self-help book, but something that made me feel good about it. I couldn't find it, so I decided to write it myself."

Does she want her kids to follow in her footsteps and join showbiz? "No," Ringwald say...
READ MORE

Molly Ringwald: 'I Feel Badly For Teenage Stars These Days'

April 7th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Former child star Molly Ringwald is convinced her decision to develop "interests outside Hollywood" saved her life because it stopped her falling into drug addiction.

Ringwald 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 became known as one of the 'Brat Pack' in the 1980s after appearing in a string of teen dramas, but unlike many of her co-stars, Ringwald avoided the temptations of the party circuit and never suffered from drug or alcohol addiction.

...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

Top Drunk Movie Scenes In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, 2010 9:04am EDT
Top Drunk Movie Scenes
Before you pick yer poison, we ask....what's worse? A cussing, drinking Santa that wets himself in front of anticipating kids, or a burping, scantily clad school girl that fishes her bubble gum from the puke-infused toilet bowl? In honor of St. Patty's day, we raise a glass (or two) to some of the most memorable lush silver screen moments. Cue the hangovers, here's the break-down of the top drunk movie scenes:

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Nicolas Cage takes us through the final crisis of his life, drinking himself to death in Las Vegas. Yes, it's depressive and emotional, and undoubtedly one ...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

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 ...
READ MORE

Our Favorite Celebrity Siblings

December 4th, 2009 10:04am EST
Brothers
The movie "Brothers" comes out this weekend, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire, and it got everyone at Starpulse.com thinking about brothers ... and sisters. About celebrity siblings to be exact. There are some incredibly talented families out there, and while that occasionally means high family drama, sometimes the siblings who come out of it become celebrity gold. Here's a look at some of the best celeb siblings out there right now.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine

There are still people in the world that have no idea that these two Oscar winners are eve...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

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 ...
READ MORE

Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Wham
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

Writer's Viewpoint: Certain Films Lose Their Allure As We Age

July 28th, 2008 8:45am EDT
1989
I witnessed the masterpiece that is "The Dark Knight" over the weekend. We do not need to rehash why this film is so good; every perceivable media outlet has already done that. For me, one notable side effect of the film's greatness was to revisit "Batman" from 1989. Unfortunately, the years have not been kind to Tim Burton's vision of Batman, to the point where the film comes off almost campy. This is surprising considering that in 1989 the film was marketed as an answer to fans that complained about the tongue-in-cheek attitude of the 1960's television series.

"The Dark Knight" made...
READ MORE

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
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." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
READ MORE

Top Career-Defining Film Roles

April 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
The Silence Of The Lambs
Ever seen a movie with some little-known or vaguely recognizable actor and then had to ask yourself, 'Who WAS that person?' Or have you seen an actor in a movie that suddenly made you see that person in a whole new light? For some actors, all it takes is one role to make their movie careers flourish. Following is a list of some of our favorite career-making performances in no particular order:

1) Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman"

It's probably one of the most obvious "career launching" roles of the last 30 years, but no compilation of career-defining movies would be complete without i...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks

February 28th, 2008 12:27pm EST
Purple Rain
Starpulse recently ran a 'Top Ten 80s Albums' list, in which the inclusion of the Top Gun soundtrack inspired me to come up with a list of the "Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks." After doing a little 'freshening up,' both through my own personal collection, growing-up-80's memories and, oh, some website that has info about movies & music and the like, I've narrowed my list down to the top ten.

(And no, "Top Gun" didn't take my breath away and make it onto the list)

The main criteria used here is that only the film had to be released in the 80s, not the music contained on its soundtrack. I...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE




Browse More Movies:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z