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‘WarGames’ Reboot Teaser: The ’80s Hacker Movie Gets Upgraded as an Edgy Interactive Series

‘WarGames’ Reboot Teaser: The ’80s Hacker Movie Gets Upgraded as an Edgy Interactive Series
If you ever watched the 1983 sci-fi hacker movie starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy and thought, “I could totally beat that computer,” then you’re in luck. A WarGames reboot is coming in 2018, as an “experimental interactive series” in which the viewer can finally answer the AI’s iconic taunt: “Shall we play a game?” MGM and the interactive […]

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The Criterion Collection Announces January 2018 Titles, Including ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘I, Daniel Blake’

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A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal are all joining the Criterion Collection in 2018. “The Breakfast Club” is getting the Criterion treatment next January, as are a new edition of “Young Mr. Lincoln,” “I, Daniel Blake,” “Westfront 1918,” “Kameradschaft,” and four films by Claude Autant-Lara.

More information — and, as always, cover art — below.

Read More:Criterion Collection Announces December Titles, Including ‘Election’ and ‘Monterey Pop

The Breakfast Club

“What happens when you put five strangers in Saturday detention? Badass posturing, gleeful misbehavior, and a potent dose of angst. With this exuberant film, writer-director John Hughes established himself as the bard of American youth, vividly and empathetically capturing how teenagers hang out, act up, and goof off. ‘The Breakfast Club’ brings together an assortment of adolescent archetypes — the uptight prom queen (Molly Ringwald), the stoic jock (Emilio Estevez), the foul-mouthed rebel (Judd Nelson), the virginal bookworm (Anthony Michael Hall
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‘The Breakfast Club’ Criterion Collection Blu-ray Coming in January

There's no teen comedy that better defined the 1980's than the 1985 John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club.

Fittingly, The Criterion Collection is adding The Breakfast Club to its Blu-ray lineup on January 2nd, 2018 in what will be a must-own title for Blu-ray collectors.

Here's a complete rundown of all The Breakfast Club Criterion Collection Blu-ray features you'll get to enjoy in just a few short months.

4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS‑HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary from 2015 featuring actors Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson

New interviews with actors Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy

New video essay featuring director John Hughes’s production notes, read by Nelson

Documentary from 2015 featuring interviews with cast and crew

50 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes

Rare promotional and archival interviews and footage

Excerpts from a 1985 American Film Institute seminar
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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You

All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Zoë Saldana, Taryn Manning and Britney Spears in Crossroads.
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Smackdown '85: Anjelica, Amy, Meg, Margaret and Oprah

Presenting the Supporting Actresses of '85. It was all scandal all the time at this colorful party. There were three much gossiped about women (a mafia princess, a drunk promiscuous entertainer, and a delusional pregnant nun) and two stubborn women who were just Not having either the gossip or the abusive and cheating men around them. It was the about appreciating the color purple (Oprah & Margaret), seeing red (Amy & Meg), and embracing jet black comedy (Anjelica).

The Nominees 

from left to right: Avery, Huston, Madigan, Tilly, and Winfrey

Oscar celebrated newcomers in 1985 with a shortlist composed entirely of first timers. All five actresses were relatively inexperienced (as Oscar lists go) having made less than ten films each so no overdue conversations were to be had. One of them (Oprah Winfrey) was even making her film debut though the eventual winner (Anjelica Huston) was already Hollywood royalty, being the daughter of
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Q&A: Liesl Ahlers on Bringing Out Both Sides of Marina in Friend Request

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You'd think it would be difficult to empathize with someone who uses Facebook to destroy people's lives in gruesome ways, but Liesl Ahlers absolutely pulls it off in Friend Request. With the new horror film coming out in Us theaters this Friday from Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures (the same studio behind the recent Us theatrical release of 47 Meters Down), I had the great pleasure of catching up with actress Liesl Ahlers, who plays Marina, the social outcast who blends witchcraft and social media to haunt her college classmate Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and her friends. During the Q&A, Ahlers discusses how she brought out both the humanity and the vengeful side of Marina, learning to walk on stilts for the demonic version of the character, which member of The Breakfast Club she thinks Marina shares similarities with, and much more.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us,
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Happy New School Year!

Each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal."

Dancin' Dan here wishing you a happy start to the school year, on behalf of Team Experience.

Has there ever been a high school movie as universal as The Breakfast Club? It's not a surprise that it's (apparently) still shown in schools to middle and high school students, given how clear and needed its message is: We may seem different to each other, but deep down, we're all going through the same shit. And if we really listen, we can help each other get through it.

Who did you most want to be friends with the first time you saw The Breakfast Club? While I always related most to Anthony Michael Hall's good boy Brian, I always most wanted to befriend Ally Sheedy's Allison, because I loved how she
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Zendaya's Scene-Stealing Role in Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Small but Perfect

Warning: Major spoilers below! It's the question that's been bugging the internet ever since Zendaya was first cast in Marvel and Sony's joint Spider-Man venture: does she play Mary Jane Watson or what? Now that the web-slinging superhero has made his triumphant return to the silver screen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, we finally have our answer. *pause to look up drumroll sound effect on YouTube* No, she doesn't . . . but also, yes, she does. Let us explain. Zendaya, the superstar actress, singer, dancer, and fashion designer, is barely in Spider-Man: Homecoming. While the trailers kind of insinuated that Zendaya's Michelle would play a key role in the superhero film, her character actually only pops up sparingly. Michelle, who's a quiet genius with razor-sharp wit, appears for 30 seconds at a time, cracking sarcastic one-liners at the expense of "losers" and fellow academic decathlon team members Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his Bff
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So Is Zendaya Playing Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Homecoming or What?

In Sam Raimi's early 2000s Spider-Man franchise, Kirsten Dunst appears as the bubbly, popular, redheaded Mary Jane Watson, one of Peter Parker's most iconic love interests. With a new version of the teenage web-slinger's story on the way in the form of Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming, fans have been trying to determine if Zendaya, whose casting as "Michelle" was announced to much fanfare, is the next person to step into Mj's shoes. Shortly after The Wrap confirmed that Zendaya's role was indeed Mary Jane last Summer, we went on a visit to Spider-Man: Homecoming's Atlanta set, where we assumed we'd get a straight answer about the true nature of her role. The short version? We're still not totally sure who she's playing. The long version? Well, keep reading. RelatedEverything You Need to Know About Spider-Man: Homecoming While speaking with Eric Carroll, coproducer and director of development for Marvel, he insisted that "Zendaya is playing a character named Michelle. And I promise you, when the movie comes out, that her name is Michelle." As you can see in the film's first trailer, Michelle could not look more different than Dunst's take on the character. She's in head-to-toe black, wearing little to no makeup, has a messy ponytail, is reading Of Human Bondage in their gym class, and seems to be a lone wolf. Oh, and she also isn't afraid to dish out insults to Peter and Ned (Jacob Batalon) while they ogle Peter's crush, Liz Allan (Laura Harrier). It would certainly be a new direction for the character (if she's truly Mj, of course), but a welcome one. "I always thought of her as being a version of Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club, what Linda Cardellini is like in Freaks and Geeks," director Jon Watts told us about Michelle. "It's just a cool character, and it's cool for her to be that character I thought. She has a really cool wardrobe, really funny, lots of literary nods." Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker, also had some interesting things to say about his costar. "Michelle is a very interesting character. She's very quiet. She's always reading these crazy books, like 'How to Murder Someone Without Anyone Knowing,'" he joked. "We'll be doing a scene with all the other cast members, and she'll suddenly just pitch in and all of us stop, like, 'That was a strange thing to say.' And then we continue on with our dialogue. . . . Z has really brought a lot of herself to the character." If we take the cast and production team at their word and the K.C. Undercover star's character really is named Michelle, it still doesn't necessarily put her out of the running of being Mj. One of the biggest things that Carroll emphasized during our conversation was that Spider-Man: Homecoming is attempting to do something completely fresh and new, specifically that the goal "was not to see what's already been seen." With two Spider-Man franchises already in the can, the new film will require a bit of reinvention to be original. Maybe Mj's new name (Michelle J. Watson? Michelle-Jane Watson, only the "Jane" is silent?) and new personality are a part of that. Further adding to our suspicion that Michelle is Mj is the extremely cagey way everyone on set spoke about her character. A simple "Zendaya isn't playing Mary Jane" would have nipped the whole question in the bud. Instead, there was a lot of dancing around the subject. After being asked about the racism Zendaya has experienced after internet trolls and fan boys decided Mary Jane could only ever be played by a white woman, Holland said that she's taking it all in stride. The comment would not typically be surprising (Zendaya is Twitter's reigning queen of clapbacks, after all), except for the way he describes her character. "She has such a large following on Instagram, and the majority of those people are all for her and all love her," he said. "I feel like our generation of people are all moving on past this whole 'you can't cast someone who's not the set right race for a character.' I think we're breaking through and changing that, and Z is perfect for it. Z is so powerful and strong-willed, it's not going to shake her at all." As Bustle notes in its own dissection of the quote, why would Holland even bother discussing the Mary Jane haters going after her if she's not actually playing the character? Sony producer Amy Pascal was similarly evasive when questions came up about Michelle, noting that "Peter has lots of girls around him in this movie" and that "the story is about him and Liz." Watts would only acknowledge the existence of multiple Michelles in the comics but didn't want to further address any of the "weird rumors flying around." Before Spidey swings into theaters on July 6, all we'll know for sure is that Zendaya's Michelle is going to play a huge part in Peter's life. She might not be Mary Jane, but that doesn't rule out an eventual nickname of "Mj," right? If we don't get a definitive answer to the mystery in Homecoming, here's hoping a juicy postcredits scene makes things a little clearer, at the very least.
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Zendaya Graces The Cover Of Vogue As Jon Watts Hails Spider-Man: Homecoming Star As An “Amazingly Technical Actor”

The future is very, very bright for Zendaya.

Regardless of who she’s playing in next month’s Spider-Man: Homecoming (more on that later), the former Disney Channel actress is now on a path to stardom, and as part of her recent Vogue cover shoot (h/t Cbm), Homecoming director Jon Watts hailed Zendaya as an “amazingly technical actor.”

Not only that, but early on in the casting process for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Watts had a very specific point of reference for the vacant role of Michelle (?): Ally Sheedy from The Breakfast Club. Soon after establishing the parameters in search of an actress to play the film’s quirky, introverted outcast – or the closest approximation of Allison Reynolds he could find – Zendaya tested for Homecoming and left Jon Watts suitably impressed. As a matter of fact, as the filmmaker reveals to Vogue, the rising star dreamed up a handful of
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Anthony Michael Hall Reveals Which Brat Pack Costars He Would 'Shag, Marry, Kill' — and Which One Got 'Laid' Most

Anthony Michael Hall Reveals Which Brat Pack Costars He Would 'Shag, Marry, Kill' — and Which One Got 'Laid' Most
Was it the jock? Was it the nerd? The answer to which member of the legendary ’80s movie-star posse, The Brat Pack, got “laid” the most might not surprise you: the bad boy.

When Andy Cohen asked Anthony Michael Hall on Watch What Happens Live this week which Brat Pack member was making the most of their fame “back in the day,” Hall didn’t hesitate for long.

“I’ll go with Judd Nelson,” he said.

That wasn’t all Hall had to say about his former castmates during Cohen’s “Plead the Fifth” segment, in which stars can choose
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Anthony Michael Hall Talks About His The Breakfast Club Days and Who "Got Laid the Most"

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Anthony Michael Hall was happy to open up about the '80s Brat Pack days when he appeared on Watch What Happens Live this week. Cue the nostalgia! First, he played a round of "Marry, Shag, Kill" that included his former costars, including Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, and Demi Moore. He also talked about which of the classic Brat Pack movies was the most overrated, and when Andy Cohen asked which of the so-called Brat Pack stars got "laid the most" back in the day, Anthony Michael Hall dropped the name of a former costar. Check out the clip above for a fun blast from the past, then listen to the ultimate '80s playlist and find out which '80s trends are back. Image Source: Everett Collection
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Anthony Michael Hall Spills Some Secrets About the '80s Brat Pack, Including Which Member Got "Laid" the Most

Anthony Michael Hall Spills Some Secrets About the '80s Brat Pack, Including Which Member Got
This member of The Breakfast Club is spilling the tea.  Anthony Michael Hall, a notable figure of the '80s Brat Pack, stopped by Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen to share some secrets about the iconic group during a juicy round of "Plead the Fifth." First up, "Marry, Shag, Kill" with his former co-stars, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Demi Moore. Of the three, the 49-year-old decided he would marry Moore and shag Sheedy.  "I love you Molly, but I'd have to kill you," he quipped. He and Ringwald starred in both The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles together and reportedly briefly dated.  While they rose to meteoric...
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Alien: Covenant’s Katherine Waterston: ‘We live in hypersexualised yet totally prudish times’

The actor following in the footsteps of Sigourney Weaver has been dubbed ‘the new Ripley’

Ripley, the indomitable action hero played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series, may have hung up her flamethrower for good, but the franchise’s latest prequel, Alien: Covenant, features a convincing replacement in the form of tough cookie Daniels, played by Katherine Waterston. The 37-year-old actor got her breakthrough role as the enigmatic Shasta Fay in Paul Thomas Anderson’s fuzzy comic thriller Inherent Vice and was last seen sporting a cloche hat and brandishing a wand as Tina in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

In person, she cuts a jaunty, unassuming figure. She saunters into the room in white trainers and navy trousers, red socks visible in the gap between them: a black tank-top partially conceals a white T-shirt. She is tomboyish and tall, like Ally Sheedy on stilts, so that
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Zendaya Once Again Refutes Claim She Is Mary Jane Watson In Spider-Man: Homecoming

Much can be said for us genre fans. Probably at the top of the list for some would be the fact that we're a stubborn bunch. When we get a notion in our heads, we don't let that go, much like a two year old throwing a fit in a store because their parent won't buy them some candy.

MTV News is reporting that once again, Zendaya has come out denying that she's playing Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming. We don't know much about her character in the movie as yet, apart from scene stealing glimpses in the trailers released for the film and that her character is named Michelle.

"My character is 100 percent Michelle," she told MTV News correspondents Gaby Wilson and Josh Horowitz at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. "That's her name. I promise you I'm not lying."Zendaya went on to describe Michelle as "weird and interesting and cool,
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Best Teen Movie Kisses

Best Teen Movie Kisses
We prefer to remember these monumental moments in teen film makeouts instead of our own high school experiences. Please join us on a butterfly-inducing trip down memory lane.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

Shortly before making us collapse in tears, A Walk to Remember has us swooning at the sight of Jamie (Mandy Moore) and Landon’s (Shane West) first non-theater obligated kiss. Like the entirety of the first date Landon planned, the kiss is perfect.

Never Been Kissed (1999)

For a devastating minute, it seems like Sam (Michael Vartan) declined Josie’s (Drew Barrymore) article-delivered invitation to give her her first
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By the Power of Grayskull: How Hot Fuzz Taught Me to Embrace My Fandom & Discover the Real “Greater Good”

Before I began writing professionally about horror, I will be the first to admit I was a total stick in the mud. It wasn’t 100% my fault, but I was one of those people who had to have everything planned perfectly, and was always happy to bend over backwards to make sure I was living up to society’s expectations of who I should be, particularly close family members. I was living in this neat little box of a life, and honestly, it was destroying me from the inside, each and every single day.

Then, along came Hot Fuzz, and I realized that life doesn’t have to be so perfect, and that it’s okay to embrace who you are, even if it is a bit unconventional, because regardless of what anyone else thinks, just love what you love and never let anyone tell differently. I was finally ready
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After the Hollywood Romances, Sex and Dugs — What Happened to the Brat Pack?

With a multi-generational reunion of sorts between Brat Pack alum Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy’s son in the works, we’re taking the opportunity to catch up with all of the former ’80s teen phenoms — and their offspring — over 30 years after they first earned their iconic nickname.

During a recent appearance on The Moms, McCarthy revealed that his 15-year-old son, Sam, will appear in an upcoming movie called All These Small Moments alongside the famous red-head.

“She emailed me on the first day and she said, ‘Your son just did a scene and when he walked away, it was
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‘Krisha’ Sweeps the Inaugural American Independent Film Awards

As the definition of an independent film has shifted with the ever-expanding budget divide in American filmmaking — particularly Hollywood cutting back on its mid-range projects — when it comes time for awards season, it’s often only the highest profile of “indie films” that get recognized. While we do our best to recognize the films that often get unfortunately, a new awards has launched that honors the best of truly independent American cinema, featuring films all under a $1 million budget.

Aptly titled the American Independent Film Awards (aka AIFAs), they were voted on by international film festival programmers, U.S. based film festival programmers, and North American film critics (including yours truly.) “First and foremost, we would like to thank all film producers and distribution companies who helped us identify qualifying films and outline the categories. We’d also like to thank the international and American based film festival programmers, and
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Anthony Michael Hall Appears in Court for Battery Charges: Judge Warns Actor Not to Contact Alleged Victim

Anthony Michael Hall Appears in Court for Battery Charges: Judge Warns Actor Not to Contact Alleged Victim
Anthony Michael Hall appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, where a judge made it clear the actor is to stay away from his alleged victim.

The Breakfast Club actor, 48, pleaded not guilty to the charge of felony battery on Dec. 1 after an arrest warrant was issued following an alleged physical altercation with his neighbor.

Hall’s neighbor, Richard Samson, did not appear in court on Thursday, where a judge set a preliminary hearing for Feb. 23.

The judge also warned Hall not to contact Sampson, his family or his girlfriend by any means, after Sampson’s attorney requested that the judge do so.
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