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First Look at Keanu Reeves in Crime Thriller Siberia

First Look at Keanu Reeves in Crime Thriller Siberia
Siberia, starring Keanu Reeves, was just picked up by Saban Films at the Cannes Film Festival to release in North America. Additionally, we now have our first look at Reeves, aping John Wick's style just a tad bit. It's hard to look at the actor and not think of John Wick at this point, especially when he's rocking the same haircut and facial hair. If that wasn't enough Keanu Reeves news for you, it was also announced this week that Bill and Ted 3 is officially happening with Reeves and co-star Alex Winter on board.

Siberia also stars Molly Ringwald as the wife of Keanu's character. Ringwald is said to have a small part in the romantic thriller that has Reeves in over his head, as an "American diamond trader who sells blue diamonds of dubious origin to buyers in Russia." Molly Ringwald had nothing but good things to say
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Cannes Report, Day 4: Sales Market Heats Up, ‘355’ Sparks Bidding War, Jean-Luc Godard Is Back

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Cannes Report, Day 4: Sales Market Heats Up, ‘355’ Sparks Bidding War, Jean-Luc Godard Is Back
Most thought this would be a slow Cannes Film Festival, but we’re already on day four and movies have been bought, there’s a bidding war going on, and well, Jean-Luc Godard is back to mess with our heads.

Saban Films picked up the rights to two movies in the last two days, while Bleecker Street and Netflix (the latter of which backed out of submitting any films for the competition) have also emerged as players in the market.

Jessica Chastain’s female spy thriller “355” sparked a heated bidding war, with Universal emerging as the victor in an eight-figure deal.

Also Read: Cannes Report, Day 3: Women Rule, 'Cold War' Hailed as 'Best Film' Yet

Meanwhile, everyone else is still trying to get that one selfie on the red carpet despite a no-selfie policy — or get another glimpse at jury president Cate Blanchett.

See what everyone talked about during the fourth day at Cannes:

Acquisitions, Acquisitions

May 11 saw the acquisitions of quite a heap of films. Neon acquired the troll love story “Border” following its world premiere at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, while Bleecker Street picked up the rights to Mads Mikkelsen’s survival drama “Arctic.” The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night.

Saban Films bought the rights to Keanu Reeves’ “Siberia,” a thriller by director Matthew Ross in the market that also stars Ana Ularu and Molly Ringwald.

Also Read: Netflix Buys Animated Film 'Next Gen' for $30 Million

In what might be the biggest deal so far at Cannes, Netflix picked up the worldwide rights, excluding China, to the animated film “Next Gen” for $30 million.

Netflix pulled out of submitting films to this year’s festival after organizers implemented a new rule that bans any films that don’t have theatrical distribution in France. The streaming company had the option to screen films out of competition — but passed.

Speaking of Saban Films…

Saban Films sure is spending money this year. At the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Saban bought the North American rights to Craig William Macneill’s “Lizzie,” in partnership with Roadside Attractions.

The distributor has been busy at Cannes as well, having bought Gerard Butler’s “Keepers” on Thursday and Reeves’ “Siberia” on Friday. Saban came to conquer Cannes, that’s for sure.

Jessica Chastain’s ‘355’ Bidding War

Everyone wanted a piece of “355,” Jessica Chastain’s female all-star spy thriller that will also star Lupita Nyong’o, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing. Simon Kinberg (“X-Men; Dark Phoenix”) will direct.

Early Saturday, Universal announced it had acquired U.S. distribution rights to “355” in what the studio said was “a competitive situation” — i.e., a bidding war — believed to be worth eight figures.

Also Read: Cannes Report, Day 2: 'Rafiki' Makes History, 'Don Quixote' Scores Legal Victory

Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘The Image Book’ Debuts

Jean-Luc Godard’s newest film “The Image Book” debuted on Friday at Cannes, and early reviews are as jumbled and convoluted as the film itself seems to be.

“The Image Book: who f—in’ knows,” wrote one critic, while another said, “What do you want me to say?”

TheWrap’s Steve Pond wrote in his review: “‘The Image Book’ requires stamina, or more accurately surrender. (A section of the Grand Theatre Lumiere balcony devoted to press had at least a dozen walkouts during the film.)”

See some tweets about the film below.

The Image Book: who fuckin knows. But here are some nonverbal reviews from those seated near me!

- girl next to me covered ears for long stretches

-man two over checked phone 50, 60, and 65 minutes in

-guy in front of me buzzsaw snored for full minute before someone woke him up

— Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse) May 11, 2018

The Image Book: Jean-Luc Godard’s collection of images about trains, war, Arab nations & more – from movies & real footage – w/ narration from Godard, sudden bursts of music & long silences. Some will love, some not, I feel like it will work best as the museum exhibit #Cannes2018 pic.twitter.com/H1mfgMIlcB

Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) May 11, 2018

The Image Book: Godard lays out all possibilities of cinema on display in 90 minutes. Now please start making your movie ffs. #cannes2018

— Ken Adams (@TaybackX) May 11, 2018

Just saw The Image Book by Jlg. More bellowing at crappy resolution footage from 1950s films and of various imperialist atrocities. What do you want me to say? #cannes2018

— ????Donald Clarke???? (@DonaldClarke63) May 11, 2018

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Awfully Good Movies: Spacehunter (Video)

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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) Director: Lamont Johnson          Cast: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson So as we prepare to be buzzed for Ron Howard.s upcoming Star Wars prequel Solo, we here at Awfully Good Movies are piloting our Millennium FAILcon right into the galaxy of Spacehunter: Adventures Of The Forbidden Zone, starring Peter Strauss and Molly Ringwald! Out of the many... Read More...
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Cannes: Saban Films Buys Keanu Reeves’ ‘Siberia’

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Matthew Ross’ “Siberia,” a thriller with Keanu Reeves and Ana Ularu, Variety has confirmed.

Siberia” follows Lucas Hill (Reeves), an American diamond trader who sells blue diamonds of dubious origin to buyers in Russia. As the deal quickly begins to disintegrate, he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner (Ularu) in a small Siberian town while colliding with the treacherous world of the diamond trade.

“Siberia” was produced by Stephen Hamel and Reeves of Company Films, Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm Entertainment/Film House Germany, Dave Hansen, and Braden Aftergood. Molly Ringwald rounds out the cast of the romantic crime-thriller.

The script was written by Scott B. Smith from a story by Hamel and Smith. Ross’ first feature, “Frank & Lola,” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.
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Cannes: Keanu Reeves Romantic Crime Thriller 'Siberia' Goes to Saban Films

Cannes: Keanu Reeves Romantic Crime Thriller 'Siberia' Goes to Saban Films
Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Matthew RossSiberia.

The romantic crime thriller stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick) and Ana Ularu (Inferno, Emerald City), with supporting performances from Molly Ringwald (Riverdale, Jem and the Holograms) and Pasha Lychnikoff (Ray Donovan, Shameless).

Penned by Scott B. Smith from a story by Stephen Hamel and Smith, Siberia centers on Lucas Hill (Reeves), an American diamond trader who sells blue diamonds of dubious origin to buyers in Russia. As the deal quickly begins to disintegrate, he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner (Ularu) in a...
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Keanu Reeves Thriller ‘Siberia’ Picked Up by Saban Films

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Saban Films has acquired the North American rights to the thriller “Siberia,” which stars Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu and Molly Ringwald, the distributor announced Friday.

Matthew Ross directed the romantic crime-thriller that was written by Scott B. Smith from a story by Stephen Hamel and Smith. Hamel and Reeves produced alongside Gabriela Bacher of Summerstorm Entertainment/Film House Germany, Dave Hansen and Braden Aftergood.

“Siberia” follows Lucas Hill (Reeves), an American diamond trader who sells blue diamonds to buyers in Russia. He soon begins an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner while dealing with the dangerous world of diamond trade.

Also Read: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter to Reprise Roles in Third 'Bill & Ted' Film

“‘Siberia’ is a fresh departure from your average love story, balancing the high-wire act of being a thriller with pacing that keeps you on your toes till the last frame,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley in a statement. “Everyone will love this.”

Ross’ first feature, “Frank & Lola,” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It was later acquired and released by Universal Studios.

Cassian Elwes helped to arrange financing and is executive producing with Marc Hansell, Devan Towers, and Jere R. Hausfater; Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones of The Fyzz; Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann of Film House; Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros of Armory Films; and Phyllis Laing and Jeff Beesley of Buffalo Gals.

Also Read: Keanu Reeves Sci-Fi Thriller 'Replicas' Sells to Entertainment Studios

Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.

Saban Films already acquired Gerard Butler’s “Keepers” at this year’s festival. Earlier this year, the company bought the rights to “Lizzie,” starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, at Sundance.

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Saban Films Snaps Up North American Rights To Keanu Reeves Crime Thriller ‘Siberia’ – Cannes

Exclusive: Here in Cannes, Saban Films has inked a deal for North American rights to Keanu Reeves’ romantic crime thriller Siberia. Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers. Reeves stars opposite Ana Ularu (Inferno) in the fearture from director Matthew Ross (Frank & Lola), with supporting cast including Molly Ringwald (Riverdale) and Pasha Lychnikoff (Ray Donovan). Penned by Scott B. Smith from…
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Molly Ringwald Describes Childhood Terror of ‘The Golden State Killer in My Backyard’

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Molly Ringwald Describes Childhood Terror of ‘The Golden State Killer in My Backyard’
In 1976, Molly Ringwald was living with her family in Citrus Heights, Calif. — the same area the Golden State Killer committed some of his crimes.

In an article titled “The Golden State Killer in My Backyard” in Dame Magazine, Ringwald recalled living in terror during her childhood while the Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist, was committing crimes in the surrounding areas of Sacramento, Calif.

“I lived and went to school in the east area of Sacramento, where the violent serial predator was breaking into people’s suburban homes and raping women, regardless whether children were present,” Ringwald wrote. “In 1976, when he committed his first known crime, I was living with my family at 7554 Garden Gate Drive in Citrus Heights just a few miles away. My grandparents lived in Auburn at the same time the suspect, Joseph James DeAngelo, lived and served on the police force there. Sometimes, when I visited them, they would take me for pancakes at the Denny’s where DeAngelo’s mother supposedly worked.”

Also Read: Golden State Killer Suspect Arrested in Cold Case Patton Oswalt's Late Wife Michelle McNamara Investigated

Last month, 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested and charged with two counts of murder. He has since been charged with more crimes. The Golden State Killer was linked by DNA and method to 12 murders, 45 sexual assaults and more than 120 burglaries from Sacramento to Orange County between 1976 and 1986.

The Golden State Killer case was also the subject of a true-crime book titled “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara, comedian Patton Oswalt’s late wife. McNamara worked with investigators on the case but died before the book was published. It was finished by co-writer Billy Jensen, researcher Paul Haynes and Oswalt.

Also Read: Golden State Killer Suspect Arrest: 'We Found the Needle in the Haystack,' Da Says

“Not long after I found out about the arrest, my sister Beth texted me to ask if our mother had seen the news,” Ringwald wrote. “I was having dinner with our mom at the time and texted back that I had been talking to her about it all day and that at first my mother wasn’t even sure she remembered him. My sister had been following the case for awhile, knew when Michelle McNamara–the late author of ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ who’d spent years investigating the rapes and murders–renamed him ‘The Golden State Killer’ and was shocked that the details weren’t as fresh in our mother’s mind as they were in ours.

‘Everybody around Sacramento including me was terrified of him in the ’70s!’ she texted.”

Read Ringwald’s full account here.

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Molly Ringwald Talks ‘All These Small Moments,’ That New Yorker Piece, ‘Lady Bird’ And More [Interview]

Tribeca Film Festival: For over three decades, Molly Ringwald has made an undeniable impact on film and pop culture. The former teen superstar is best known for her roles in “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Sixteen Candles,” but in the intervening years, the actress/writer/musician has expanded and radiated in exciting, engaging, versatile and culturally significant ways.

That tradition continues with her stunning, dynamic work in “All These Small Moments,” the intimate, emotion-driven coming-of-age story and family dramedy with shades of Noah Baumbach‘s “The Squid and the Whale,” among others.
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Molly Ringwald on How Andrew McCarthy's Son Gave Her "A Window Into How He Might Have Been"

Molly Ringwald on How Andrew McCarthy's Son Gave Her
Molly Ringwald has a Pretty in Pink reunion of sorts in her new movie, All These Small Moments, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The actress plays the mom to two sons, one of whom is played by the son of her Pretty in Pink love interest, Andrew McCarthy.

For Ringwald, working with Andrew McCarthy's son, Sam, helped her better understand her fellow '80s teen star.

"I never knew Andrew when he was that age, so it was sort of a window into how he might have been," she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Sam McCarthy makes...
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'Rbg' Filmmakers on What Makes Ruth Bader Ginsburg a "Super Diva"

'Rbg' Filmmakers on What Makes Ruth Bader Ginsburg a
At a special New York screening at Metrograph on April 30, filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West spoke about their latest documentary, Rbg, which chronicles the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — including her famously grueling workout routine.

“We got up the nerve — I barely could choke the words out. I just said, ‘And would it be possible for us to film in your gym during your workout?’” West recalled, speaking to a room that included Oscar nominees David France and Nina Rosenblum, Emmy winner Larry Wilmore, actress Molly Ringwald, activist Aryeh Neier, journalist Stone Phillips,...
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Molly Ringwald Praises the Airline and Doctor Who Saved Her Dad's Life Mid-Flight

Pretty in Pink star Molly Ringwald's father recently faced a medical emergency at 36,000 feet, but thanks to the swift action of the airline and a doctor onboard the flight, Molly's dad survived. And now, the 50-year-old has praised the heroes who saved her dad's life, on Twitter. "We all love to publicly vent against airlines, but today I would like to thank Southwest Airlines and the doctor who happened to be onboard. They emergency-landed the plane for my dad. Because of their speed and professionalism, my father's life was saved," she wrote on Thursday, April 26. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Southwest Airlines later responded to the actress's post, tweeting, "Molly, we are so happy to hear that your father was taken care of by our crew today. We would love to follow up further so that we can recognize our crew." Molly's father, by the way, is renowned jazz pianist Robert "Bob" Ringwald.
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The Cast of 'Sixteen Candles' Has Changed a Lot Since the Movie's Premiere in 1984

There's no way Sixteen Candles premiered nearly 34 years ago already! The iconic 1984 film starred actors including Molly Ringwald, Michael Shoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall, and more. And today, we're taking a look back at the fan-favorite film's cast then and now. (Photo Credit: R/R) The cast was apparently easy to choose for the film! According to La Magazine, writer John Hughes wrote the movie with Molly Ringwald in mind for the lead role of Samantha Baker. The same thing was true for Anthony Michael Hall — Hughes allegedly like him so much in National Lampoon’s Vacation that he wanted him to play the geek in Sixteen Candles. Since the the chemisty between all the stars in the movie was so strong, many fans today have high hopes for a sequel to the film that stole our hearts in the early '80s, however, it seems a second installment of the
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Molly Ringwald Reveals Doctor Aboard Airplane Saved Her Father's Life After Emergency Landing

Molly Ringwald Reveals Doctor Aboard Airplane Saved Her Father's Life After Emergency Landing
Molly Ringwald is giving thanks to Southwest Airlines after her father narrowly survived a life-threatening medical emergency onboard a recent flight.

“We all love to publicly vent against airlines but today I would like to thank Southwest Airlines and the doctor who happened to be onboard,” she wrote on Twitter Thursday. “They emergency landed the plane for my dad. Because of their speed and professionalism, my father’s life was saved.”

We all love to publicly vent against airlines but today I would like to thank Southwest Airlines and the doctor who happened to be onboard. They emergency landed the plane for my dad.
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Tribeca Review: ‘All These Small Moments’ Adds Up to an Unwieldy Whole

It’s called All These Small Moments for a reason — one that becomes clear with a final, out-of-nowhere moment of voiceover narration in case you hadn’t figured it out yourself by acknowledging how formative, complex, and emotionally draining each one of writer/director Melissa B. Miller-Costanzo’s dense scenes prove. Whether her current focal point is young Howie Sheffield (Brendan Meyer), one of the other teenagers at her disposal, the older object of his affection (Jemima Kirke’s Odessa), or his on-the-brink-of-divorce parents (Molly Ringwald’s Carla and Brian d’Arcy James’ Tom), you know each vignette will pack a surprisingly potent punch. The question becomes whether they earn that potency or culminate into something greater than their individual selves. And while I may lean towards “No,” the whole is still worth a look.

The film appears to want to work as a story from Howie’s singular vantage.
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‘Pretty In Pink’ Reunion: Watch Molly Ringwald Take Down Jon Cryer With Her Rap Battle Skills on ‘Drop The Mic’

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‘Pretty In Pink’ Reunion: Watch Molly Ringwald Take Down Jon Cryer With Her Rap Battle Skills on ‘Drop The Mic’
It’s the “Pretty in Pink” sequel that no one saw coming: Andie (Molly Ringwald) and Duckie (Jon Cryer) finally resolve a few things, via sick burns on TBS’ hip-hop battle series “Drop the Mic.” On this Sunday’s episode, Ringwald and Cryer lay it all out: Cryer proclaims, “You’re not Julianne Moore, you’re Julianne less!” But Ringwald hits him back hard: “You’re 5-foot-6, weigh 110, now were you the half man in ‘Two and a Half Men’?”

Watch the full clip below!

Both stars hold their own, but it’s a bit of an unfair fight: Ringwald dated the Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock in the late 1980s, and she clearly picked up some rap skills and pointers while they were together.

Drop the Mic,” based on the segment from “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” is a bit of a celebrity roast, as stars come on and
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Tribeca: Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy's Son Catch Up Over Dinner in 'All These Small Moments' Clip

Pretty in Pink fans have an extra reason to be excited for Molly Ringwald's new movie, All These Small Moments, which is making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The movie co-stars Sam McCarthy — the son of Ringwald's Pretty in Pink romantic opposite, Andrew McCarthy — marking a reunion of sorts for Ringwald and the elder McCarthy.

The coming-of-age story, written and directed by Melissa Miller, centers around a teenager (The Oa's Brendan Meyer), who's dealing with a crush on a girl (played by Jemima Kirke) as well as some family drama. Ringwald and...
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Bill Maher Makes Fun of Molly Ringwald for Criticizing John Hughes: ‘Should We Dig Him Up and Yell at Him?’ — Watch

Bill Maher Makes Fun of Molly Ringwald for Criticizing John Hughes: ‘Should We Dig Him Up and Yell at Him?’ — Watch
It may come as a surprise, but Bill Maher has another strong opinion and isn’t afraid of expressing it. In his latest “New Rule” segment, the “Real Time” host posited that we’d all be better off if we quit reevaluating pop culture through a contemporary lens — or, in his words, “stop being surprised every time you watch an old movie or TV show and find some of the ideas in it are old.”

Maher’s thoughts were prompted by both Molly Ringwald’s article in the New Yorker revisiting the films she made with John Hughes and the ongoing debate about Apu and “The Simpsons.” He noted that Ringwald found such movies as “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club” “troubling in the age of #MeToo” and was “was taken aback ‘by the scope of the ugliness.'” “Oh please,” he said. “They were teen comedies, not snuff films.
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10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew

10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew
"Blane? His name is Blane? That's a major appliance that's not a name!" Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts, James Spader, the late Harry Dean Stanton, a script from John Hughes and those killer songs by Omd and Psychedelic Furs? It's Pretty in Pink, one of the greatest teen dramadies of all time. Here, we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Pretty in Pink.

The other Andie.

John Hughes wrote Pretty in Pink specifically for Molly Ringwald after the pair made Sixteen Candles together. But the studio, Paramount, wanted the producers to look for a bigger name. Executive producer and screenwriter Hughes and director Howard Deutch offered the part to Flashdance star Jennier Beals, who turned it down. Thankfully, the pair went back to their original choice. Incidentally, Andie awesome thrift store aesthetic was based on Ringwald's real life personal style.

The other Blane.

Charlie Sheen
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Bill Maher Has Had It With Critics Of Old Un-Woke Hollywood Fare

Update with video Bill Maher had something he wanted to say on Real Time to those who have blasted old TV shows and movies for their “un-woke” standards. Shove a sock in it. Enough with revisiting things,” Maher demanded, as his final New Rules entry on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. “Stop being surprised every time you watch an old movie or TV show and find some of the ideas in it are – old,” the late-night host demanded. He cited a recent article by Molly Ringwald
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