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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

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. »

- (G.S. Perno)

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Bill Hader’s List of 200 Essential Comedies Everyone Should See

28 August 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Bill Hader has come a long way since his stint on Saturday Night Live, creating many popular characters and impersonations such as Stefon, Vincent Price and CNN’s Jack Cafferty. He is one of the highlights in such films as Adventureland, Knocked Up, Superbad and Pineapple Express, and so it is easy to see why author Mike Sacks interviewed him for his new book Poking A Dead Frog. In it, Hader talks about his career and he also lists 200 essential movies every comedy writer should see. Xo Jane recently published the list for those of us who haven’t had a chance to read the book yet. There are a ton of great recommendations and plenty I haven’t yet seen, but sadly my favourite comedy of all time isn’t mentioned. That would be Some Like It Hot. Still, it really is a great list with a mix of old and new. »

- Ricky

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See Molly Ringwald's Adorable Daughter Strike A Sixteen Candles Pose

25 August 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Well, this is just adorable. Molly Ringwald's daughter has gone and struck the ultimate Sixteen Candles pose! The photo below shows her standing next to a DVD display where Samantha Baker is shown pining over an unseen Jake Ryan. Ringwald shared the photo herself, captioning it, "She can't escape her mom, even when 'Back to school' shopping at Target." She can't escape her mom, even when "back to school" shopping at Target. Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) August 19, 2014 It's not a bad ad for Target, that's for sure. Those of us who spend too much time wandering aimlessly through the store have likely seen this very display, which offers very reasonably priced DVDs, among them the Brat Pack classic, Sixteen Candles. The sight of Samantha Baker causes us to flash back to Samantha Baker's hard crush on Jake Ryan, mixed with the angst »

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Molly Ringwald's Daughter Mathilda Has Run-In With Sixteen Candles Poster While School Shopping: Picture

21 August 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Pretty in pink! The teen queen of the '80s Molly Ringwald can't leave her John Hughes days behind — and neither can her kids! The actress came across a cardboard cutout of her Sixteen Candles character Samantha Baker during a recent shopping trip with her 10-year-old daughter Mathilda on Tuesday, Aug. 19. "She can't escape her mom, even when 'back to school' shopping at Target," Ringwald, 46, captioned via Twitter. In a sweet snapshot, Mathilda stood next to a movie display case and emulated Baker's stance. (Ringwald [...] »

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Molly Ringwald's Daughter Channels Her "Sixteen Candles" Character

20 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Like mother, like daughter!Molly Ringwald took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a sweet snapshot of her daughter Mathilda, standing next to a cardboard cutout of her "Sixteen Candles" character, Samantha Baker. "She can't escape her mom, even when "back to school" shopping at Target," she wrote with the cute candid.In the pic, the 10-year-old is posing just like her famous mama, even rocking the same body language as the fan-favorite teenager. It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years since Sam Baker's family forgot about her birthday in the 80's cult classic.  While Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, John Cusack, Liane Curtis and even the guy who played Long Duk Dong have all enjoyed steady success in entertainment, Michael Schoeffling (aka Jake Ryan) disappeared. The dreamy actor was 23 when he played the sweet high school jock, and he continued to steal hearts in films like "Mermaids" and »

- tooFab Staff

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10 Most Cringeworthy Kisses In Movie History

21 July 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Ah, yes: the timeless art of kissing; the act of pressing one’s lips against another person. A kiss can express sentiments of passion, love, affection, greeting, friendship, respect, peace and good luck. Over the years the world of cinema has given us its fair share of well executed and memorable kissing scenes, from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca to Molly Ringwald and Michael Schoeffling in Sixteen Candles.

On the flip side, the world of film has also given us its fair share of awkward on-screen lip-locking moments as well. Smooches that instantly make you cringe, either from laughable amusement or unquestionable distaste. Sometimes it’s deliberate; other times it’s due to chemistry. Occasionally, there isn’t a clear reason. No matter the cause, the audience ends up recoiling.

The fact of the matter is that Hollywood constantly tries to shoehorn a love story in »

- Jesse Gumbarge

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The Goldbergs Prepping 'Very Expensive' John Hughes Homage

26 June 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Goldbergs is cooking up some kind of wonderful John Hughes tribute.

Series creator Adam F. Goldberg tells TVLine that a Season 2 episode will feature an homage to one of the late filmmaker’s classic ’80s flicks.

“We are writing it now,” he confirms. “I’m not going to reveal [which film] it is yet. But it’s going to be very difficult to shoot and very expensive. So it’ll be a real nightmare, but hopefully, it’ll turn out great.”

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The special outing will likely air midway through the season »

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Q&A: Chris Hardwick on Standup and Running Nerdist

12 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Chris Hardwick casually tells Variety that he has “a full schedule.” That’s an understatement. Aside from his five-day-a-week comedy quiz show “@midnight,” he oversees Nerdist Industries, which is now a division of Legendary.

Why did you start Nerdist?

It developed as a reaction to the powerlessness you have as a performer — powerless in terms of how and when people decide to hire you, but also the type of things you end up working on. I was happy to be working, but in 2007, I decided as long as I can make enough to live on, I’m only going to pursue things that I care about. We have a pilot and we’re making, pitching and developing stuff for TV and digital platforms.

Do you ever take vacations?

My time off consists of a day here or there, or a few hours, that makes me feel I’m Ok. One »

- Tim Gray

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Vince Marcello to adapt Kissing Booth

10 June 2014 4:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film adaptation of Beth Reekles’ teen novel has been developed by Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment.

Vince Marcello has signed on to script the film adaptation of The Kissing Booth.

The adaptation of Beth Reekles’ teen novel has been developed by Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment (Rhcse), the jointly owned company of Random House and Komixx Entertainment Ltd.

Andrew Cole-Bulgin, joint president and head of film and TV of Komixx Entertainment, commented: “We knew from our first meeting that Vince had the vision and energy to create a screenplay that would have huge appeal to the Teen audience.”

“As I read Beth’s novel, I began to envision a new and exciting way to re-tell this classic story. Every generation has a film like this – Grease, Sixteen Candles, Clueless and I believe The Kissing Booth can be this generation’s version of these classic movies,” added Marcello.

The Kissing Booth centres on Rochelle Evans, who’s »

- (Ian Sandwell)

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Love Before Tfios: Epic Onscreen Teen Romances!

6 June 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Fault in Our Stars is no doubt this year's epic teen romance movie. But, in order to appreciate such unrequited love between two youngins, we need to take a look back at the OGs who taught us the rules of the game. From the '80s classic Sixteen Candles to the '90s staple Romeo + Juliet, get the lowdown on the most iconic teen romances. »

- Becca Frucht

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Love Before Tfios: Epic Onscreen Teen Romances!

6 June 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

The Fault in Our Stars is no doubt this year's epic teen romance movie. But, in order to appreciate such unrequited love between two youngins, we need to take a look back at the OGs who taught us the rules of the game. From the '80s classic Sixteen Candles to the '90s staple Romeo + Juliet, get the lowdown on the most iconic teen romances. »

- Becca Frucht

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Summer Movies Flashback 1984: Indiana Jones, Gremlins and Ghostbusters

2 June 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1984. I turned 14 on May 26, 1984, just as the summer movie season was getting started. These days, the summer movie season seems to begin in mid-March, and I think it's because studios want real estate that they can own. And it feels like the appetite for event films is something the audience has year-round now, so if you're able to make something that excites the audience, why not find a place for it where it's not going head to head with all the other giant event films of the year? For the purposes of this piece, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis join the cast of Jem and the Holograms

23 May 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

80s animated TV show Jem and the Holograms is a bewildering choice for a film adaptation, yet the project seems to be going well. Its cast was previously announced with Audrey Peeples (Nashville) starring at the eponymous Jem, and Stefanie Scott (A.N.T. Farm), Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) and Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) as the Holograms, and now The Hollywood Reporter claims 80′s icon Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club) is joining the project, in addition to Juliette Lewis (August: Osage County).

It’s not clear what roles Ringwald and Lewis will have, but what is of note is their previous musical experience. Lewis was frontwoman for her band Juliette and the Licks, while Ringwald occasionally sings with a jazz band. It’s easy to speculate that the two might possibly sing in the film, perhaps posing as rivals for Jem and the Holograms. Ringwald’s casting makes perfect sense, as »

- Sam Thorne

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'X-Men' rewatch: A serious attempt to find meaning in the strangest superhero franchise

22 May 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

The X-Men movies are important. They make a lot of money and they helped create Superhero-Era Hollywood and they incepted a certain kind of lucrative career arc in the heads of a generation of young actors. (Do the franchise, take the money, spend a year on greenscreens and the press circuit pretending you understand anything that’s happening, try for the Oscar, repeat.)

And the X-Men movies are important to me. I grew up loving superhero comic books and I grew up loving movies. These two fascinations were not mutually exclusive; but now, more and more, they feel diametrically opposed. »

- Darren Franich

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Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald Join ‘Jem and the Holograms’

22 May 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald have been added to Jon M. Chu’s live-action version of the Hasbro cartoon “Jem and the Holograms.”

Their roles have not been revealed as of yet.

Ringwald is known as one of the brat pack as she starred in the 1980’s hits “Pretty in Pink,” “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club.”

Ringwald tweeted:

On set with @JulietteLewis #JemTheMovie

Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) May 21, 2014

Lewis will be seen alongside Ryan Phillippe in “Secrets and Lies,” the upcoming drama series on ABC.

Lewis and Ringwald join “Nashville’s”Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko on the cast.

Jem and the Holograms” is produced by Chu, Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun, Hasbro’s Brian Goldner, and Hasbro StudiosStephen Davis and Bennett Schneir.


- Nikara Johns

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Molly Ringwald Joins Jem and the Holograms Cast: Report

21 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Molly Ringwald is heading back to the '80s: The actress has been cast in the live-action reboot of Jem and the Holograms, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Ringwald, 46, helped define the decade as a teen queen in such John Hughes movies as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. Now, the Brat Packer will take on the era's famous cartoon, which follows the adventures of pop star Jem and her bandmates. There's no word on what character Ringwald will play, but the Holograms girls are all ready to rock. Nashville's Aubrey Peeples snagged the titular role, and Juliette Lewis will also appear. »

- Michele Corriston

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80s Star Molly Ringwald Joins 80s Film ‘Jem and the Holograms’

21 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Now this is a bit of a blast from the past, but the film Jem And The Holograms has added a new cast member, 80s star Molly Ringwald. She’ll be joining Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau and Ryan Guzman in the film based on the 1985 series, about Jem, the alter ego of a woman called Jerrica Benton. She gets a bit of help from a holographic computer called Synergy that allows her to perform rock concerts. Sounds a bit like Hannah Montana, except it includes futuristic holograms and doesn’t have Miley Cyrus (thank god).

Ringwald has done her fair share of films, such as Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink, and most famously, The Breakfast Club, so hopefully she’ll still shine.

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- Ellen Daniels

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Molly Ringwald cast in Jem and the Holograms movie

21 May 2014 1:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Molly Ringwald has been cast in Jem and the Holograms.

The Brat Pack actress has become the latest addition to Jon M Chu's adaptation of the cult 1980s cartoon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Juliette Lewis also joined the project this week.

The film will star Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja, Aurora Perrineau as Shana and Ryan Guzman as Rio.

Christy Marx launched the show in 1985. The adventures of Jerrica Benton and her secret rock star alter ego ran for three seasons.

Ringwald is best known for her starring role in '80s teen classics including Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. She was most recently seen in The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Jem and the Holograms is yet to announce a release date. »

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Juliette Lewis And Molly Ringwald Join Jem And The Holograms

20 May 2014 7:15 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to the La Times, Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) has nabbed both Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis to star in his live action Jem And The Holograms movie. Those of a certain age will probably remember Ringwald from the likes of Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and the tv miniseries take on Stephen King's The Stand. While Lewis has appeared in Cape Fear, Kaliforna, Natural Born Killers among many others; and she also fronted the rock band "Juliette and the Licks" for years before moving on to pursue solo work. The site don't reveal who they'll play in the movie but since none of "The Misfits" (the bad guys) have been cast yet, we'll assume it'll be a couple of them. The movie will be produced by Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Scooter Braun. »

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Gedde Watanabe Discusses 30 Years of Sixteen Candles and Long Duk Dong

20 May 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Ask someone to quote a line from the ’80s teen classic Sixteen Candles and there’s a good chance it was uttered by Gedde Watanabe. Thanks to “What’s happenin’, hot stuff?” “Ohhh, sexy girlfriend!” and other quotes, his character, Long Duk Dong, lives on in ringtones, comedic folklore, and a debate about whether he’s an offensive stereotype or just a caricature like nearly every other supporting role in the movie. In the years since the portrayal — Long Duk Dong and Sixteen Candles was released 30 years ago this month — Gedde Watanabe has appeared more than two dozen films, played Nurse Yosh on ER, and done voice work on the The Simpsons. To celebrate three decades of the movie, Vulture spoke with the actor about exercise bikes, growing up in Utah, and having his feet tickled by John Hughes.Wow, Sixteen Candles is 30 years old! You’re now part of »

- Kevin Smokler

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