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It’s not unusual to gain high expectations about your high school career from movies. Obviously, children of the newer generations should assume not everyone would bust out into song and dance a la High School Musical — the same way pre-teens during the release of Grease accepted their sad, songless fate. But that doesn’t mean people don’t fall for the other myths movies perpetrate. The biggest offender? ’80s movies. Here are 10 things classic films made you expect from high school.
1. You’ll be in detention with someone from each social clique.
[Photo Credit: Universal Pictures]
And you’ll realize, hey, we’re not so different after all.
2. Someday, someone will hold up a boombox to woo you.
[Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox]
Except, boomboxes don’t really exist anymore, so, probably not.
3. You, or a friend, will realize they’re secretly a witch.
[Photo Credit: MGM]
And you’ll both finally be hip.
4. Your high school crush will »
It's hard to believe but it's been 30 years since we spent Saturday detention with a princess, a criminal, a basket case, a jock and a brain.
Watch: Celebrating 30 Years Of 'The Karate Kid'
The film, about five high schoolers gathered on Saturday for a detention session, starred Judd Nelson (John Bender), Emilio Estevez (Andrew Clark), Anthony Michael Hall (Brian Johnson), Ally Sheedy (Allison Reynolds), and Molly Ringwald (Claire Standish), who admitted to Et in 1985 that she didn't feel right for the part of the princess because she was so different from her.
"Am I pretty enough to do this [role]?" Ringwald said. "That was my biggest worry and I'm not what you would call the conventional beauty, at least I don't feel that way. But you know »
The 1985 John Hughes teen comedy classic The Breakfast Club celebrates its 30th anniversary on February 15. That’s right, it’s been thirty years since the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal walked into detention as strangers and left as something else. The beloved coming-of-age film — which was a critical and box office success upon its release — featured some of the biggest stars of the ’80s, who all graduated to various levels of success after The Breakfast Club.
As we celebrate the film being a staple of pop culture and cinema, we wanted to check in on the cast and see where they are now. So what are Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, and Judd Nelson — who were all members of the iconic Brat Pack — up to since they spent that fateful Saturday afternoon together in Shermer High School? We check in on the cast, »
- Aly Semigran
30 years ago today, John Hughes's teen movie The Breakfast Club opened in the Us, and although it wasn't a runaway box office hit, in the years since it has rightly claimed a place as a screen classic.
Buoyed by brilliant performances, a sharp script and direction from Hughes and that Simple Minds track, this is a film we return to again and again. But what happened to its stars? We go then and now with the cast to find out what happened to the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the criminal.
Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson
As he grew out of child star roles, Hall sought to shed his established screen persona with a diverse selection of character parts across film and TV. »
Everyone loves John Hughes. That.s just a bona-fide fact. The legendary Chicagoan was the creator of some of the sweetest, funniest and most endearing films in movie history. This week marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Breakfast Club, which is widely regarded to be his greatest film. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the ultimate John Hughes mash-up trailer was created, which any self-respecting movie fan should instantly watch. Like, right now. Hasn.t everyone.s Friday just got umpteen times better? Thought so. This majestic montage created by Fandango incorporates clips from the likes of Weird Science, Ferris Bueller.s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles, Home Alone and Planes, Trains and Automobiles sumptuously. In fact, I.m going to watch it again immediately. There are two moments from this montage that perfectly sum-up just what made John Hughes such a beloved »
Few films have captured the complex inner lives of American teenagers better than John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club.” Released three decades ago on February 15, the movie, with its expert casting, pitch-perfect dialogue and refreshing sincerity, helped pave the way for others like “Heathers,” “Say Anything” and “Mean Girls,” as well as groundbreaking TV shows like “My So Called Life” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Virtually overnight, Hughes became the poet laureate of teen angst and a passionate chronicler of the modern high school experience. On the 30th anniversary of “The Breakfast Club,” here’s a look back at John Hughes’ 10 finest films, plus five that didn’t quite make the grade.
10) Uncle Buck (1989)
John Candy played the title role of a lovable oaf whose babysitting skills are put to the test in this lightweight yet undeniably funny family comedy. The fifth of eight Hughes films in which he appeared, »
- Matthew Chernov
“Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…
Andrew Clark: …and an athlete…
Allison Reynolds: …and a basket case…
Claire Standish: …a princess…
John Bender: …and a criminal…
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?… Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.”
An all-time classic from one of the most influential writers and directors in Hollywood history comes to Blu-ray™, including Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and DVD when The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition debuts on March 10, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. »
- Michelle McCue
Director John Hughes' 1985 classic The Breakfast Club celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment is bringing the coming-of-age comedy back to theaters for just two nights only on Thursday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 31. Fans can visit BreakfastClub30.com for more information about what theaters will be participating in this event, where fans can see this classic fully restored in high-definition, along with a bonus featurette. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is also releasing a 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on March 10, which includes a number of new special features. Take a look at the official press release below for more details, along with the artwork.
An all-time classic from one of the most influential writers and directors in Hollywood history comes to Blu-ray, including Digital HD with UltraViolet, and DVD when The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition debuts on March 10, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Also available »
[Press Release] Universal City, California, Xx, 2015 – An all-time classic from one of the most influential writers and directors in Hollywood history comes to Blu-ray™, including Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and DVD when The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition debuts on March 10, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Also available on the same date is The John Hughes Yearbook Collection, a celebration of the acclaimed filmmaker’s most memorable films, including The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Weird Science. The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition includes an all-new trivia track and all films come with an array of bonus features and extras that will remind viewers of Hughes’ uncommon understanding of the trials and triumphs of young adulthood. John Hughes »
- Pietro Filipponi
9 items from 2015
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