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To mark the release of Night of the Comet on 22nd September, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
Life can be tough when you’re a Valley girl. First, there’s making sure you’re on time for pep squad practice. Then there’s having to live under the same roof as your bitchy stepmother who, you suspect, is making it with Chuck from across the road. And then, of course, there’s having to keep on the lookout for the occasional marauding zombie hungering after your flesh!
Eighteen year-old Reggie (Catherine Mary Stewart – Weekend at Bernie’s, The Last Starfighter) misses out on the event-of-a-lifetime when she ditches watching the comet in favour of copping off with the projectionist at the cinema where she works. But this turns out to be a wise move when, the next day, she discovers that the entire population has »
To make the return to late night study sessions a little less painful, Trailers From Hell has partnered with Barnsdall Art Park Foundation to present a screening series of classic and cult films set in high school (including Tfh Guru Allan Arkush’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School).
Here's the official lowdown from the fine folks at Barnsdall: Adolescent angst. Raging hormones. Twisted teachers. Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell present “School Nights,” an outdoor fall film series celebrating the beloved high school movie. It was a “time to remember” (or one to forget). Relive the wonder and terror of your teen years with these five essential films.
Join us on the lush west lawn of Hollyhock House. We have »
- TFH Team
Stargazers crumble into dust or become zombies in Thom Eberhardt’s 1984 cult classic film, Night of the Comet. With adult supervision seemingly eradicated, surviving sisters Regina and Samantha have fun with their newfound freedom and their adventures are captured in next week’s UK Blu-ray / DVD release of Night of the Comet, complete with an abundance of special features.
Night of the Comet will be released on a dual format Blu-ray and DVD in the UK from Arrow Video on September 22nd. We have the official synopsis, list of special features, and a look at the cover art:
“It Was The Last Thing On Earth They Ever Expected.
Life can be tough when you’re a Valley girl. First, there’s making sure you’re on time for pep squad practice. Then there’s having to live under the same roof as your bitchy stepmother who, you suspect, is making »
- Derek Anderson
Former Saturday Night Live costars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig reunite to play suicidal estranged siblings in the new movie The Skeleton Twins—which is and isn’t a comedy, according to EW’s favorable review. What is 100 percent pure comedy: Hader taking EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test.
Watch the video and read the transcript below to hear about his first celebrity crush, his first line of dialogue in a high school production, how he could tell if a writer was new to SNL, and what music failed to impress girls when he was young.
EW: Who was your first celebrity crush? »
- Mandi Bierly
We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Arrow Video is excited to announce the UK Blu-ray and DVD release of Night of the Comet, the 80s cult-classic which since its initial release in 1984, has gone on to amass a legion of loyal fans with its hugely entertaining riff on the apocalyptic sub-genre of movies, paying homage to such classics as The Omega Man and The Last Man on Earth. In fact, this might be the most purely entertaining depiction of the aftermath of a catastrophic event, not just in movie history but possibly... well, ever. The movie will make its UK Blu-ray debut on 22nd September 2014 in a newly restored transfer with a host of extra features including interviews with stars Kelli Maroney, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran and Mary Woronov. The disc will also feature audio commentaries with writer/director Thom Eberhardt, stars Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart and production designer John Muto. Alongside this, »
This video supercut of "Arcades in Movies" was created by the Huffington Post. It features a lot of movies from mid-70s to the mid-90s, which was the golden age for arcades.
Back when I was a kid I wanted to own an arcade. I thought it would be such a fun job. Oh, how the times have changed. If I wanted to go to and arcade today, odds are I'd have to go to a Dave and Buster's.
Movies in the super cut via /Film:
“Rancho Deluxe” (1975) “Jaws” (1975) “Jaws 2″ (1978) “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1978) “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) “Midnight Madness” (1980) “Bustin’ Loose” (1981) “Death Wish II” (1982) “Rocky III” (1982) “Tron” (1982) “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) “Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again” (1982) “The Toy” (1982) “Joysticks” (1983) “WarGames” (1983) “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983) “Strange Brew” (1983) “Nightmares” [segment 'Bishop of Battle'] (1983) “Never Say Never Again” (1983) “High School U.S.A.” (1983) “Rumble Fish” (1983) “Footloose” (1984) “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock »
- Free Reyes
Madonna's kids are heading back to school!The 56-year-old singer took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of her son Rocco taking his younger siblings, Mercy and David, to their first day of classes."Dis how we do! Spicoli takes his little bro and sis to the Lycee! #proud," she captioned the cute candid.In the pic, 14-year-old Rocco has his arms around his younger siblings, both 8, who are sporting huge grins for the camera. Rocco has been channeling Sean Penn's character Jeff Spicoli from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" lately, something not lost on his mom ... who was once married to him! The family family seemed to enjoy their summer, spending some quality time together in Europe. While away, Madonna celebrated her 56th birthday with a lavish roaring 20's party in Cannes.Click "Launch Gallery" below to see more photos from her birthday bash, including pics »
- tooFab Staff
Madonna's children are ready for another exciting school year! The Material Girl shared an adorable twitpic of her oldest son, Rocco Ritchie, taking his younger siblings, David Banda and Mercy James, to their first day of class! "Dis how we do! Spicoli takes his little bro and sis to the Lycee! ❤❤❤❤❤❤ #proud," the pop star wrote. If you're wondering where that nickname came from, the 14-year-old has been channeling Sean Penn's character Jeff Spicoli from 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The proud mom even posted a photo of the teen imitating her ex-husband in the hit film. Other celebs like Brandi Glanville, Molly Ringwald and Candace »
In a crazy turn of events, Keanu Reeves is 50 years old. To honor the actor's five-decades-old milestone, we're celebrating one of his best movies, "Point Break," and explain why it fits its year of release, 1991, so perfectly.
Prior to the early '90s classic, Reeves hadn't really ventured into action movies and was best known for playing a pretty boy, high school stoner in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989). "Point Break" would change all that. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"), the movie paired Reeves with an established star and co-heartthrob, Patrick Swayze, fresh off hits like "Road House" (1989) and "Ghost" (1990). Together, they would create a surfing bromance too good to be true.
Set against the backdrop of the coastal Los Angeles area, "Point Break" captured the surfing culture of the region, while simultaneously depicting the criminal underbelly of the city. Los Angeles had long been the bank robbery capital of the world, »
- Jonny Black
Back-to-school: that well-worn term that means fresh school supplies, new classes, old friends and falling leaves. Students stock their lockers again in August and September after a refreshing summer (remember summer break? Do you?). But for those who have graduated high school... well, high school was a trial by fire. If you "Can't Hardly Wait" to head to "Animal House," you've gotta take a load of "Brick." You can't go "Old School" until you've learned "The Perks of Being a Wall Flower." You haven't achieved "Higher Learning" without having started out "Clueless." To get to "22 Jump Street," you have to have attended "21 Jump Street," you know? HitFix staffers traveled back in time to explain how flicks like "Mean Girls," "Easy A," "Carrie," "Three O'Clock High," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "The Faculty" are secretly the most traumatizing and mortifying films, because of those high school life lessons. »
- Katie Hasty
Rocco Ritchie Channels Sean Penn
Ritchie’s Jeff Spicoli costume included a Hawaiian shirt tied up around his waste to make it into a crop top. Though Ritchie’s hair isn’t quite as long as Penn’s was in the 1982 movie, he wore his blond locks similarly tussled for the homage to the actor.
Madonna, who divorced from Penn in 1989 after 4 years of marriage, posted the snap as a tribute on Penn’s 54 birthday.
In the years since their split, Madonna and Penn have maintained a friendly relationship. Earlier this year, Penn brought his »
Madonna is feeling nostalgic!The 56-year-old singer took to Instagram this week to share a new pic of her son Rocco channeling her ex-husband Sean Penn's classic "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" stoner, Jeff Spicoli."Jeff Spicoli is alive and well in the South of France! #boom #fuzzy," she captioned the cute candid.In the pic, 14-year-old Rocco is showing off his stomach in a Hawaiian shirt, just like Spicoli himself. He's even rocking the character's sun-kissed, flowing blonde locks! Madonna and Penn were married from 1985 to 1989 and have been on good terms for years. They were even spotted together a number of times, including during a trip to Haiti. The "Vogue" songstress celebrated her 56th birthday over the weekend, posting some pics from her 1920s-style soiree. Madge looked the belle of the ball in a beaded flapper dress and a sparkling headband. Click "Launch Gallery" below to see »
- tooFab Staff
Madonna's son is a fan of her ex-husband's early acting career.
The 14-year-old donned digs similar to that of Penn's character in the 1982 coming-of-age flick Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and the Material Girl had to Instagram the silly moment. Madonna posted on Tuesday: "Jeff Spicoli is alive and well in the South of France! #boom #fuzzy."
Photos: Madonna Is 56 and Not Showing It
At age 22, Penn played the stoner surfer in the teenage comedy, and a few years later, he married Madonna. They were together from 1985 to 1989.
Rocco and his eight-year-old brother David are from the pop icon's second marriage to Guy Richie. The two split in 2008 after eight years of marriage.
Do you think Rocco pulls off the Jeff Spicoli style?
Gnarly! Madonna gave a shout-out to her first ex-husband Sean Penn via Instagram on Monday, Aug. 18. The Material Girl posted a hilarious picture of her 14-year-old son Rocco channeling Penn's memorable Jeff Spicoli character from the 1982 hit Fast Times at Ridgemont High. "Jeff Spicoli is alive and well in the South of France! #boom #fuzzy," the 56-year-old captioned. In the hilarious picture, Rocco is rocking blonde waves and is exposing his stomach in a Hawaiian shirt like Spicoli himself. (No pizza, however, was involved in [...] »
Directed by Amy Heckerling.
A year in the life of teenagers at Ridgemont High as they fall in love, have sex and smoke their way through school.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a staple of 1980’s teenage cinema. Part of the ‘Teenage Kicks’ season at the BFI, this is where Cameron Crowe (who would go on to direct Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous) and Amy Heckerling (of Clueless and Look Who’s Talking) would get their start. The many cast members, including Sean Penn as a sweet stoner, would all use Fast Times as a springboard for successful careers following its release in 1982. What separates Fast Times from teenage films such as Porky’s, is the sense of sincerity and brutal honesty it seeks. Fast Times at Ridgemont High is purposefully explicit, »
- Simon Columb
Cult movie classic ‘Pretty Poison’ filmmaker Noel Black dead at 77 (photo: Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins in ‘Pretty Poison’) Noel Black, best remembered for the 1968 cult movie classic Pretty Poison, died of pneumonia at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on July 5, 2014. Black (born on June 30, 1937, in Chicago) was 77. Prior to Pretty Poison, Noel Black earned praise for the 18-minute short film Skaterdater (1965), the tale of a boy skateboarder who falls for a girl bike rider. Shot on the beaches of Los Angeles County, the dialogue-less Skaterdater went on to win the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film and tied with Orson Welles’ Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight for the Technical Grand Prize at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. Besides, Skaterdater received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Short Subject, Live Action category. (The Oscar winner that year was Claude Berri’s Le Poulet.) ‘Pretty Poison’: Fun and games and »
- Andre Soares
If you’re a child of the 80s, like myself, then your know all about what makes a good movie about friends. No, forget that Friends TV show and its unrealistic sitcom stereotypes. I’m talking about films like the 1985 classics The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’S Fire, or Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) or even Revenge Of The Nerds (1984). We knew what friends on film were all about in the 80s, but whatever happened to that great emotionally-driven, sentimental sub-genre of dramatic comedies?
I have the answer… thank god for filmmaking dynasties. In the tradition of great directors passing the torch to their children, award-winning director Edward Zwick has clearly fostered promising talent in his son Jesse Zwick, whose feature film debut About Alex manages to instill a renewed sense of sentimentality into the friendship dramedy genre. With a youthful voice, writer and director Jesse Zwick recycles what »
- Travis Keune
Get Judy Greer in the same room as her Married co-star Nat Faxon for an EW Pop Culture Personality Test, and you quickly learn that the actress tears up when she laughs. You also learn that like any good fictional wife, she can predict how her fictional husband will playfully insult her.
Entertainment Weekly: What movie scared you that shouldn’t have?
Nat Faxon: What was that movie you were in? The one with the close-up? I forget what that was. »
- Mandi Bierly
Frequent listeners of the Sound On Sight podcast would have heard me discuss my day job working with kids. For the unfamiliar, I am the director of a community center, and the coordinator of a summer camp here in Montreal. At the start of the summer, I was talking to my kids about music and I discovered that none of them knew what a mix tape was, much less an audio cassette – so, I decided it would be a good idea to make them some complications. Of course, I’m not recording these on actual cassettes, but nevertheless, they get the idea. As it turns out, the kids love it, and now that the storyline in Guardians of the Galaxy revolves around a mix tape, they keep asking me to make more. Here’s the most recent compilation I’ve produced following Making Time. This one is simply titled, Awesome Mix Tape Vol. »
- Sound On Sight Podcast
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