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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
Presenting “Love Always,” a recurring feature in which we pay tribute to the women who helped shape our views on pop culture.
This time we pay a 51st birthday tribute to Phoebe Cates. She retired from acting 20 years ago (save for a brief bit in her pal Jennifer Jason Leigh‘s 2001 The Anniversary Party) to raise her family with husband Kevin Kline, but she gave us a couple of iconic moments in the 80′s that will live forever.
Here are seven reasons why I will Love Always Phoebe Cates.
That Scene In Fast Times At Ridgemont High
1982′s Fast Times At Ridgemont High introduced us to Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Judge Reinhold and gave Brian Backer his best film role since The Burning.
It also gave us, without a doubt, the greatest nude scene in film history … that involved breasts. When Phoebe came »
Directed by Jane Weinstock
Mental illness has long been a subject wrought with stigma and social taboos. Though even today those stigmas remains people are now more accepting of those troubled with emotional problems. The mission of psychiatric care mission is to learn why people think and behave the way they do. In the new drama The Moment, Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a woman who is struggling with a very personal and internal battle. While the performances in this film are above average, the film as a whole is severely lacking.
The Moment focuses on Lee (Leigh), a war photojournalist who has seen her fair share of horribleness. She has flashbacks and obsessive beliefs that she has a rash all over her body. When her boyfriend John (Martin Henderson) goes missing, she begins to feel as though she’s losing her grip on reality. »
- Randall Unger
It's been 30 years, but we all still remember the three rules: Don't expose them to bright light, don't get them wet, and never feed them after midnight.
"Gremlins," which opened on June 8, 1984, has been a pop culture mainstay ever since, playing often on TV, launching a number of careers, influencing countless other tongue-in-cheek horror movies, and even changing the way movies are rated.
Still, as familiar as you are with adorable Gizmo and demonic Stripe, there may be many things you don't know about "Gremlins" -- like the famous voices behind the gremlins, the in-jokes, and the film's role in the creation of the PG-13 rating. Read on for more secrets of the mogwai.
1. "Gremlins" marked the screenwriting debut of Chris Columbus, who would later go on to direct "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and the first two Harry Potter movies. He wrote the script as a calling card just to get noticed in Hollywood, »
- Gary Susman
June 2014. So what does the month of June usually remind one of during this time of year? Well, besides Father’s Day and possible scheduled weddings this sixth month in the calendar year marks the celebrated occasion for the ending of the school semester. Whether students are simply looking forward to their summer vacation or managed to complete a milestone in graduating from said grammar school, middle school, high school or college the month of June is closely identified with the school season coming to a close (unless one can escape the doldrums of a summer school session).
So to mark this auspicious occasion we should take a look at some random films with an educational theme. Hence, “Too Cool for School: Top 10 Random Films Making the Grade” will briefly examine a selection of higher education ditties that taught us something (or perhaps nothing) during our heyday of cramming for tests. »
- Frank Ochieng
Throughout history various cultures have conducted rites of passage, initiating their younger members into the customs of their society, marking the transition between childhood, adolescence and adulthood. This transition often marks their full acceptance into a given group and is a clear turning point in their lives, from which point on it changes, often radically.
In modern times and particularly in Western cultures many of these formal ceremonies have fallen by the wayside – in their absence it is often up to the individual to figure out their own way in life, sometimes with school proms or fraternities marking a point of transition, and sometimes without any clear event to mark the occasion. Left to our own devices, the process can be a difficult time for anyone, as we struggle to redefine ourselves in the adult world and forge ourselves a new path in life.
Thankfully we were raised »
- Andrew Dilks
Eddie Murphy hasn’t put away his badge just yet.
Paramount has set a March 25, 2016 release date for Beverly Hills Cop 4. Here’s what we know: Murphy will reprise his detective role, with Jerry Bruckheimer back to produce, and Brett Ratner sitting in the director’s chair. The script is being written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who were also responsible for Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.
But if there’s going to be a fourth installment of this 1980′s series, we have a few burning questions, ranked in order of importance:
- Is Bronson Pinchot returning, and, if so, »
- Samantha Highfill
Somehow those khaki shorts and double-pocketed, button-down shirts Survivor host and executive producer Jeff Probst has been wearing for almost 15 years now just don’t get old. Rain or shine, Probst’s chiseled grin and call-it-as-it-is questioning continue to keep the series fresh and entertaining, as well as in top rankings. We recently put the Emmy winner in the hot seat to answer some of our standard 7 Questions. 1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose? Jeff Probst: Fast Times, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter 2. If your TV carried just … Continue reading →
- Barb Oates
The 15 Greatest Stoner Movies Of All Time Whoa! Excellent! By Caroline Perkins This Sunday is a day when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ by forcing uncomfortably-attired children to pose for pictures next to old men dressed up like rabbits, compelling them to search the earth for tiny, stale balls of chocolate and feigning excitement when they find them in plain sight. It is also 4/20, a day when millions of potheads around the world will wake and bake, eat said chocolate, and then go back to sleep for the remainder of the day. From Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke to Fast Times At Ridgemont High, here is a retrospective of some of the greatest stoner films in our fair nation's history. 1. The Big Lebowski The Dude, His Dudeness, Duder, El Duderino, call him what you will. He is the true unemployed, robe-wearing middle aged, half-and-half [...] »
- Caroline Perkins
Undoubtedly one of the biggest -- and unique -- actors of his generation, Nicolas Cage got his start in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in a part so small if you blink you'd miss it. Then, after changing his name from Coppola to Cage, the actor's career took off and he's been a leading man ever since.
This week, Cage stars in David Gordon Green's "Joe," as a hot-tempered, but protective ex-con in a role that has critics raving about the actor's restrained performance. Whether or not you're a fan of the intense star, there's no denying he's a cinematic force to be reckoned with.
1. Born Nicolas Coppola, the actor chose Cage as his stage name to honor comic book superhero Luke Cage.
2. Inspired by Superman's birth name, »
- Moviefone Staff
International Women's Day, Bristol & London
Bristol's Translation/Transmission takes International women's day at face value with a documentary survey of women's activism around the world. The scope is equally diverse, from a 1970s deconstruction of Rapunzel to poet Audre Lorde's Berlin years. Each screening is accompanied by discussions and/or introductions. Taking a different tack, April's Birds Eye View film festival launches with a BFI screening of doc Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines, a celebration of female super-empowerment taking in the likes of Xena, Riot Grrrl and, of course, Lynda Carter.
Watershed, Sun to 30 Mar; BFI Southbank, SE1, Sat
Blending his visual virtuosity with a mystifying Scottish sci-fi story, Glazer's latest movie is beguilingly strange and highly anticipated. But the questions just »
- Steve Rose
Last night, for the first time in several months, Matthew McConaughey wasn't at home watching his favorite show on TV: HBO's True Detective, in which he stars as the brilliant but deeply troubled homicide cop Rustin "Rust" Cohle. "I'm doing what the public's doing," he says. "I received all eight episodes, but I said, 'You know what? I'm gonna check them out each Sunday night and then sit on each episode for a week.' I've found myself going back and watching each one of them about three times during »
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