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How would you sum up “The Breakfast Club” in one hand gesture? Judd Nelson’s defiant fist? Or principal Richard “Dick” Vernon’s antagonizing bull horns? You do not have to get the answer to that question “next Saturday”. Also Read: John Hughes Tribute Video The ladies of “Tbe Breakfast Club”, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy cast their vote when they sat down with TheWrap to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seminal teenage film about a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal stuck in detention on a Saturday in Shermer, Illinois. Ringwald and Sheedy »
- Mikey Glazer
For an aspiring actress from Sandusky, Ohio (population 25,000), auditioning for and getting cast in the role of a fresh-out-of-college gym teacher in John Hughes' The Breakfast Club was the big break I’d been hoping for. My character — who was at school for a Saturday practice — originally began as a swim instructor but evolved into a gym teacher because I actually taught aerobics professionally at the time. John told me that my part was meant to bridge the gap between the students and the establishment. For my big scene I’d deliver a speech in the
- Karen Leigh Hopkins as told to Michelle Fiordaliso
John Hughes wasn’t much of a name yet in 1985 when The Breakfast Club was released, but it was already clear that he was one to watch. His scripts for Mr. Mom and National Lampoon’s Vacation had resulted in box-office hits, and while his own directorial debut — Sixteen Candles — wasn’t as immediately beloved it showed the mash-up of affection and wit that would become his trademark. The Breakfast Club has its detractors, but for most viewers the film offers even a minor glimpse back to their teen years. Not everyone fit into these specific five molds — the athlete (Emilio Estevez), the princess (Molly Ringwald), the criminal (Judd Nelson), the brain (Anthony Michael Hall) and the basket case (Ally Sheedy) — but there’s an honesty here even within the characterizations. The film was re-released onto Blu-ray earlier this month with a remastered picture and additional extras including a previous commentary track with Nelson and Hall. The »
- Rob Hunter
Thirty years after “The Breakfast Club” premiered in theaters, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy are back in detention. Both actresses attended a SXSW screening of a restored version of their high school classic with 1,300 fans on Monday.
The John Hughes comedy follows five teenagers (among those would later be known as “the Brat Pack”) stuck in school on a Saturday, as they slowly reflect on their secrets and personal struggles. “William Saroyan and Eugene O’Neill have been here before, but they used saloons and drunks,” wrote Roger Ebert in his three-star review at the time.
Ringwald plays Claire, the popular girl, and Allison (Sheedy) is her polar opposite, the outcast dressed in black. Ringwald and Sheedy sat down with Variety at SXSW this year to talk about “The Breakfast Club,” working with Hughes and how the film helped — and hurt — their careers.
Why did the “Breakfast Club” become such a classic? »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Don’t you forget about Molly Ringwald. Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of John Hughes’ 1985 classic, The Breakfast Club, stars Ringwald and Ally Sheedy attended a special screening at SXSW (a digitally remastered version of the film will also be released in select theaters from March 26-31). Which seems like the perfect opportunity to find out what our favorite detention-goers look like three decades later:
Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish, the “Princess”
Ringwald starred on The Secret Life of the American Teenager until 2013, lent her voice to the villainous Dark Princess in 2014's Rainbow Brite, and will next appear in a reboot of another ‘80s classic: Jem and the Holograms.
Sheedy had a multi-season stint on Psych, where she played serial killer Mr. Yang until 2013, and most recently appeared in the off-Broadway production “The Long Shrift,” directed »
The high school "Princess" and the "Basket Case" are together again! Almost 30 years since the teen dramaedy hit theaters, "The Breakfast Club's" Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy reunited during SXSW in Austin, Texas on Monday. The veteran actresses posed for pictures together on the red carpet before heading into the special screening of the cult classic and stayed for a brief Q&A to celebrate the flick's 30th anniversary. Molly, 47, looked gorgeous wearing a white lace dress with gold accessories, styling her blonde locks in a cute bob and sported natural makeup. Ally, 52, opted for low-cut black maxi dress, which she paired with a smokey eye and loose waves. Decades have passed since "a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal" met up in detention and made movie history in 1985. Ringwald recently talked about her memorable role during an interview on "Today." "I always loved the script, »
- tooFab Staff
The princess and the basket case, together again! Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy celebrated the 30th anniversary of their classic teen movie The Breakfast Club at a special South by Southwest screening Monday in Austin, Texas. And they reflected on just what's changed, and what hasn't, over those three decades. Both actresses agreed that the film - now out in a special 30th anniversary edition Blu-ray - is timeless, even as many things about the high school experience have changed dramatically. "The movie has this message that in spite of people's differences, there is something unifying in the experience of »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
The princess and the basket case, together again! Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy celebrated the 30th anniversary of their classic teen movie The Breakfast Club at a special South by Southwest screening Monday in Austin, Texas. And they reflected on just what's changed, and what hasn't, over those three decades. Both actresses agreed that the film is timeless, even as many things about the high school experience have changed dramatically. "The movie has this message that in spite of people's differences, there is something unifying in the experience of growing up and trying to find yourself," Sheedy, 52, told People. At the same time, »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
The stars of The Breakfast Club have reunited to mark the film's 30th anniversary.
What happened to the cast of Breakfast Club? John Hughes classic is 30
Barton Hills Choir, from the local elementary school, performed a rendition of the film's iconic song 'Don't You (Forget About Me)'.
Ringwald and Sheedy starred in the film as Claire Standish and Allison Reynolds.
The John Hughes classic will return to select theatres in the Us for a two-day run on March 26 and 31.
Watch footage of the SXSW reunion below: »
The princess and the basket case together again!
Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy gathered for the 30th anniversary screening of the John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club at South by Southwest on Monday in Austin, Texas. Et sat down with the two stars who shared their fondest memories working on the teen classic over 30 years ago.
Ringwald, a frequent collaborator of writer-director Hughes throughout the 1980s, said he sent her the script for The Breakfast Club as they were finishing Sixteen Candles (1984) and she just couldn't resist the story.
"It was the best script I ever read," Ringwald told Et. "I loved it. I loved everything about it--every character. I knew immediately I wanted to be involved."
Flashback: Molly Ringwald Was Worried She Wasn't Pretty Enough for 'Breakfast Club' in 1985
While she was eager to join the project, Ringwald revealed that many elements of the initial screenplay had changed by the time they shot the film.
Don't you forget about them! Three decades after they spent a memorable Saturday detention together, The Princess and The Basket Case reunited at Austin's SXSW festival to watch and pay tribute to The Breakfast Club. Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy -- two of the original five Shermer High breakfasters -- convened at the Paramount Theatre on Monday, March 16, for a Q&A about the '80s cult classic, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. In honor of that milestone, the John Hughes film will be shown [...] »
Last month was the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, but this month is when we celebrate. A newly restored version of the John Hughes classic is screening at SXSW on Monday with stars Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy in attendance, and Fathom Events is bringing the teen movie to theaters nationwide on March 26 and March 31 accompanied by a bonus retrospective feature that will include new insights from the cast. Meanwhile, we also just learned some little-known details on the making of The Breakfast Club from Vanity Fair, which published an excerpt from Kirk Honeycutt's new book John Hughes: A LIfe in Film. The author goes into two notable cuts to the movie and the reasons they were permanently deleted. One was a locker room scene involving a topless P.E...
- Christopher Campbell
As The Breakfast Club, John Hughes. groundbreaking comedic teen drama, celebrates its 30th anniversary with an upcoming digitally remastered re-release, it.s fun to reflect on certain aspects of the film that could have been, but never were. Most notable was the fact that iconic comedian Rick Moranis originally had a critical role in the film, only to see his performance end up on the cutting room floor. According to an excerpt from Kirk Honeycutt.s upcoming biography, John Hughes: A Life in Film, published in Vanity Fair, the almost mythical idea of Rick Moranis. involvement in The Breakfast Club took the form of the character, Carl the Janitor. While Hughes was initially "ecstatic" to have Moranis in the cast, the actor would apparently take an egregious creative liberty, reinventing the character with an over-the-top Russian accent. Honeycutt.s book recounts the story as told to him by co-producer, »
South by Southwest starts tomorrow, Friday, March 13, and my pores are beaming with excitement, though that could just be a medical condition. I am looking at a very packed schedule of films over the nine day festival, with a total of 38 in all (36 reviews to write). So, I basically will be drowning in movies. But, then again, I can't complain too much, as I wouldn't have it any other way. You can take a look at what I hope my schedule ends up being below. Obviously, things could change as the festival progresses, with some titles getting more buzz than others and overtaking current films and so forth. But, I think, this is how I will be spending my SXSW. I will be updating this post throughout the festival with schedule changes and links to my reviews, so maybe bookmark this page if you're interested. I hope you enjoy my coverage, »
- Mike Shutt
John Hughes. seminal teen dramedy The Breakfast Club stands the test of time because it swam upstream against the tide that carried its conventional counterparts. Here, finally, was a tightly-scripted comedy with a tremendous ear for actual teen dialogue and five expertly crafted personalities to which millions of audience members could relate. So it.s funny to learn, 30 years after its release, that Hughes almost bowed to cultural influence and included a scene in The Breakfast Club that would have fit better in, say, Porky.s or one of its forgettable sequels. Vanity Fair has a fantastic excerpt from Kirk Honeycutt.s upcoming book "John Hughes: A Life In Film," during which he recounts how Hughes initially had a gratuitous nudity scene in the middle of his detention-day comedy. At the time of production, "teen comedies" in the defined genre usually included wild party scenes and shameless breast shots. »
The Breakfast Club turns 30 this year. The cruelly inevitable passage of time aside, we're in the golden age of nostalgia, which means that the wave of memories around the film's birthday is deep and wide and all-consuming. Universal just released The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray™, including Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and DVD. The film's extensive collection of extras includes the above clip, detailing how the film's collection of young, talented actors came to be dubbed "The Brat Pack." And more importantly, the features include Ally Sheedy's recollection of her favorite contribution to the film. Sheedy discovered »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
It's hard to imagine my childhood without The Breakfast Club, as it was one of those defining films that stuck with you long after it was over and drew you back again and again to experience the various characters and all their complexities. A brain (Anthony Michael Hall), an athlete (Emilio Estevez), a basket case (Ally Sheedy), a princess (Molly Ringwald), and a criminal (Judd Nelson) all met for detention on a Saturday afternoon and everything was changed forever. Director John »
- Paul Shirey
The South by Southwest Film Festival is starting up this Friday, and I could not be more excited. This is my fourth year of attending the fest, and each year brings about a couple of films I love. What is also great about SXSW is, unlike Toronto or Cannes, there is plenty of room for discovery. Many films are making their world premieres here from lesser known filmmakers. SXSW also brings together an eclectic assortment of genres for the program, from indie dramas to horror films to science-fiction to you name it. I think going to those aforementioned festivals and just seeing "prestige pictures" continuously could get a bit boring. Sure, SXSW has a higher risk for a terrible movie, but the risk is exciting. Consequently, making a most anticipated list for a festival offering a lot of discoveries seems like a contradiction. But, of course, if you look through the program, »
- Mike Shutt
The Breakfast Club stars Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson discuss the term "Brat Pack" that has followed them for the past 30 years in an exclusive preview for The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition, which debuts on Blu-ray today, March 10. David Blum, who coined "The Brat Pack" term in a New York Magazine cover story, revealed that he included several actors between the ages of 21 and 30 and who were successful in Hollywood, although the term has largely come to identify cast members from both The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire. Little did any of the "Brat Packers" know that the term would be prevalent to this day, as Judd Nelson reveals that they weren't the "rascallions" others may have perceived them to be.
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. R100 Takafumi (Nao Ohmori, Ichi the Killer) is a mattress salesman raising his young son alone while his wife wastes away in a coma, but he needs something to take the edge off. He joins a very special S&M club that promises a world of unexpected pleasure in the form of unplanned appearances by leather-clad women intent on inflicting pain and humiliation upon him. They cross a line though by bringing the fun into his home, and soon he’s fighting an enemy capable of causing far more pain than he anticipated. It all sounds so ominous, but Hitoshi Matsumoto‘s film is actually a tremendously funny black comedy with a surprising amount of heart. Takafumi loves his son and misses his wife, and the sensation he gets from the dominatrices has him feeling »
- Rob Hunter
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