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11 Best Back-to-School Movies, From ‘Animal House’ to ‘Mean Girls’ (Photos)

11 Best Back-to-School Movies, From ‘Animal House’ to ‘Mean Girls’ (Photos)
There are hundreds of movies about going to school and growing up, but only a handful specifically capture the feeling of summer ending, entering into a new grade, meeting new people and starting fresh. Yes, it’s the waning weeks of August, and that means it’s time for back-to-school shopping, new school butterflies and making the most of the last few days you’ll get outdoors. And though you won’t find teen classics like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “The Breakfast Club” or others on this list, you will find some great movies meant to get you into the back-to-school spirit.

Everybody Wants Some!!” (2016)

While Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” is set on the last day of school, his spiritual sequel “Everybody Wants Some!!” is set in the few days before classes begin. In 1980, a Texas college baseball team lives together in a house ahead of the start of the fall season.
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Who does the Stranger Things gang trust to rescue them from the Upside Down?

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There hasn’t been much news about the third season of Stranger Things, besides a Fast Times At Ridgemont High-esque video at the new mall coming to Hawkins, Indiana. The clip suggests we may have to wait until summer of 2019 for the third season, but we can’t wait that long. In the meantime, we stopped by a fan event…
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Tyler Crispen has best odds to win ‘Big Brother’ 20, but which floater comes in second place?

Surfer dude Tyler Crispen, who’s Julie Chen‘s pick to win “Big Brother” Season 20, is also now our odds-on frontrunner. Based on the predictions of Gold Derby readers like you, Tyler has leading 21/10 odds to take home the $500,000 prize. That choice isn’t really a shocker considering Tyler is in a tight alliance dubbed Level 6, he won the season’s first Head of Household competition, and he’s currently America’s choice for the “Power App.” However, our readers’ prediction for who’s in second place with 4/1 odds is more of a head-scratcher: self-described “dud guy” Scottie Salton.

See Here’s where Sam was hidden while she was a robot on ‘Big Brother 20’

Scottie has stayed mostly to himself the first two weeks inside the “Big Brother” house, aside from his all-too-brief bromance with Steve Arienta. Unfortunately for Scottie, Steve Arienta was evicted which means that he has no
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Julie Chen’s early pick to win ‘Big Brother 20’ is the last person she expected

Julie Chen’s early pick to win ‘Big Brother 20’ is the last person she expected
It’s still early days in the ‘Big Brother 20’ house, but Julie Chen already has a favorite to take home the $500,000 at the end of the summer: Tyler Crispen. “I’m gonna say Tyler,” she told “Entertainment Tonight.” He’s been playing the game, and he’s been playing it well, and he has no enemies.”

Chen was impressed by Tyler’s stint as the first Head of Household, during which he formed an alliance (Level 6) while playing both sides of the house, nominated two low-key people without “getting blood on his hands,” and got his target, Steve, out by getting Kaitlyn to flip.

See Here’s where Sam was hidden while she was a robot on ‘Big Brother 20’

“I think he’s playing an excellent game,” Chen says. “He’s likable, he’s believable, he’s playing all sides of the house, but not in this unlikable, slimy way.
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130 of the Most Iconic Bikini Moments in Movies

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130 of the Most Iconic Bikini Moments in Movies
The hot, sun-soaked Summer is far from over, so even if you're not bikini-ready, stars in beach-set movies are here to inspire you. The movies have provided tons of opportunities for stars like Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Aniston to strap themselves into sexy swimsuits, so we went ahead and rounded up all the most memorable, iconic bikini moments caught on film. That means hot shots from movies like Baywatch, Charlie's Angels, The Shallows, Goldfinger, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and more are all waiting for you ahead.

- Additional reporting by Laura Marie Meyers, Becky Kirsch, and Maggie Pehanick

Related: The Ultimate Celebrity Bikini Gallery The Hottest Shirtless Guys in Movies
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The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tanya Saracho, And DeWanda Wise

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The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tanya Saracho, And DeWanda Wise
From Patrick Melrose to Vida to She’s Gotta Have It, this week’s slate of videos and podcasts are filled with the talented women of Hollywood.

In this week’s The Actor’s Side, Pete Hammond talks to Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. Known for her roles in Last Exit to Brooklyn and the classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, she now stars in the Showtime’s acclaimed limited series Patrick Melrose

Dominic Patten talks to Vida executive producer Tanya Saracho in the latest installment of Next Generation TV about Latinx representation on TV as well as the Starz series — which tells a Latinx narrative from a Latinx point of view.

On this week’s Behind The Lens, Pete Hammond talks to producer and director Judd Apatow about his career in comedy and his very personal HBO documentary project, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

Cinematographer Colin Watkinson stops
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Phoebe Cates: The Ultimate 80s Movie Girl Next Door

If you want to talk about Phoebe Cates being the ultimate girl next door then you’re not going to be able to go much past 1982 when she went on to star in Fast Times at Ridgemont High as everyone’s favorite, bikini-dropping sweetheart Linda Barrett. There’s been a slight argument over how gorgeous she really is over the years, but many people tend to think that she was the epitome of the ‘girl next door’ when it came to her looks, as she wasn’t quite exotic enough, she wasn’t exactly supermodel hot, but she was definitely the kind of attractive

Phoebe Cates: The Ultimate 80s Movie Girl Next Door
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130 of the Most Iconic Bikini Moments in Movies

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The hot, sun-soaked Summer is far from over, so even if you're not bikini-ready, stars in beach-set movies are here to inspire you. The movies have provided tons of opportunities for stars like Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Aniston to strap themselves into sexy swimsuits, so we went ahead and rounded up all the most memorable, iconic bikini moments caught on film. That means hot shots from movies like Baywatch, Charlie's Angels, The Shallows, Goldfinger, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and more are all waiting for you ahead.

- Additional reporting by Laura Marie Meyers, Becky Kirsch, and Maggie Pehanick

Related: The Ultimate Celebrity Bikini Gallery The Hottest Shirtless Guys in Movies
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9 Most Memorable Swimsuits in TV and Film History, From Jean Harlow to Halle Berry (Photos)

9 Most Memorable Swimsuits in TV and Film History, From Jean Harlow to Halle Berry (Photos)
On this day in 1946, the bikini made its debut. To celebrate #NationalBikiniDay, let’s take a look back at some of the most iconic swimsuits–both one- and two-piece–in film and television, from the 1930s to the present.

1930s: Jean Harlow

In the 1930s, before her death at age 26, film actress Jean Harlow was a Hollywood sex symbol. According to Redbook, she was also one of the earliest stars to be photographed in a swimsuit.

1940s: Betty Grable

Betty Grable was celebrated in the 1930s and 40s for her “million dollar legs.” Though this yellow bikini is not as famous as Grable’s famous one-piece and high heels attire, it’s iconic in its own right.

1950s: Esther Williams

1960s: Ursula Andress (first Bond girl)

This Swiss actress catapulted to fame as the first “Bond girl” in the 1962 film, “Dr. No.” The scene where Andress rises out of the
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10 Things About The Karate Kid You Never Knew

10 Things About The Karate Kid You Never Knew
Wax on. Wax off. Sweep the Leg, Johnny! Get him a body bag! It's one of the most quotable films from the 1980s and that's really saying something. The Karate Kid launched a franchise, with its positive message about empowerment and friendship. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about The Karate Kid.

The Comic Book Karate Kid

DC Comics actually owned the name "Karate Kid," thanks to their little known hero of the same name, who was part of the Legion of Superheroes. The comic book giant was kind enough to lend the studio their permission to use the title. At the end of the credits, there's a special thank you to DC Comics for letting them use it.

Casting Daniel-san

Ralph Macchio was already 22 when he was cast as The Karate Kid, a blue-collar boy from the East Coast suddenly navigating the social circles of a Southern California high school.
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Nicolas Cage Teases Acting Retirement in ‘Three or Four Years,’ Wants to Become a Director

Nicolas Cage Teases Acting Retirement in ‘Three or Four Years,’ Wants to Become a Director
Nicolas Cage isn’t going to be acting forever. Speaking to The Blast (via Complex), Cage revealed that he plans to retire from onscreen acting in “three or four years” because he wants to focus exclusively on directing in the next phase of his career.

“Directing is something I look forward to down the road,” Cage said. “Right now, I’m primarily a film performer and I’m gonna continue doing that for three or four more years and I’d like to focus more on directing.”

Cage only has one feature directorial effort under his belt, the 2002 crime drama “Sonny.” The movie featured Cage in a cameo appearance and starred a young James Franco in the titular role. Harry Dean Stanton and Mena Suvari appeared in the supporting cast. “Sonny” tells the story of a discharged solider who returns home to New Orleans and tries to break away from
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Bon Jovi Reunites; The Cars, Nina Simone, Dire Straits Honored in Cleveland

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Bon Jovi Reunites; The Cars, Nina Simone, Dire Straits Honored in Cleveland
The 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony treated the audience at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium to a reunited Bon Jovi, a hilarious induction speech by presenter Howard Stern, and touching tributes to Tom Petty and Chris Cornell.

The April 14 event kicked off with The Killers, who honored Petty with a cover of “American Girl.” Singer Brandon Flowers also nodded to a bit of “Free Falling” during the performance. It was followed by Stern’s introduction of Bon Jovi. The SiriusXM radio host, and self-anointed “King of All Media,” commented: “It took years of pondering to decide that this glorious band that sold 130 million albums [should be let] in.

Jon Bon Jovi’s twenty minute long speech was a gracious nod to the history of the band, with generous mentions of people along the way who paved the way to the Rock Hall honors.

“I’ve been writing a speech
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Movie Review: Blockers

Teen-sex comedies are nothing new to filmgoers. From classics like Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and American Pie (1999), to modern day favorites like Superbad (2007) and Easy A (2010), audiences continue to connect with that awkward sexual time present in most high schooler students’ life. It’s a scenario that is both relatable and offers screenwriters an opportunity to sprinkle in some coming-of-age tropes. The writers of Blockers, Brian and Jim Kehoe, certainly chose to do just that, and while their screenplay nails the comedic aspect of teen sexuality and the concerns such presents their parents, the Kehoes fail to create anything meaningful with their story’s dramatic elements. This certainly doesn’t damage the overall enjoyment to be had with Blockers, it just prevents it from being considered among the great teen-sex comedy movies that came before it.

Lisa (Leslie Mann), Mitchell (John Cena), and Hunter (Ike Barinholtz) all have daughters
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'Blockers': Meet the Woman Behind the Female 'Superbad'

'Blockers': Meet the Woman Behind the Female 'Superbad'
Kay Cannon is ticking off names, one finger at a time. "There's Amy Heckerling," she says, mentioning the Fast Times at Ridgemont High director, "and Tamra Davis ... Nora Ephron did at least one ... and the two women behind the Bridget Jones' movies, I can't remember their names." After some memory-jogging, both Betty Thomas (Private Parts) and Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl) are added to the list; so is Rough Night's Lucia Aniello and, thanks to Jumpin' Jack Flash, Penny Marshall. "You know, there's a pot-smoking scene in It's Complicated,
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Molly Ringwald Reflects On Her John Hughes Movies In #MeToo Moment: ‘Racist, Misogynistic…Homophobic’

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Molly Ringwald Reflects On Her John Hughes Movies In #MeToo Moment: ‘Racist, Misogynistic…Homophobic’
The Harvey Weinstein scandal and the advent of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements has forever changed Hollywood going forward. Should older films be reevaluated under the new rules, and is there a place for subversive comedy anymore? Molly Ringwald, teen star of John Hughes’ classic ‘80s coming of age trilogy Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club, has written an article in the upcoming The New Yorker in which she re-watched her beloved films and was pretty horrified.

She credits Hughes for building films around female leads, and showing the troubles of disillusioned teens. That pride is tempered upon further review as she acknowledges his work “could also be considered racist, misogynistic, and, at times, homophobic. The words “fag” and “faggot” are tossed around with abandon; the character of Long Duk Dong, in Sixteen Candles, is a grotesque stereotype.” It has also been noted to Ringwald by young
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Canon Of Film: ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look back at Amy Heckerling‘s high school coming-of-age-classic, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Director: Amy Heckerling

Screenplay: Cameron Crowe based on his book

I think the best high school movies are not the ones that show the over-the-top journeys of a few drunk, stoned, and/or sex-crazed low-life students going to have the defining life-changing moments with their best friend’s slutty mom or whatever, insignifcant pitiful high school goal they aim for.… but instead the better films are the ones that are more slice of life films, the ones that show just how nieve and stupid we were when we younger and how that influenced but didn’t necessarily defined our life. If you ask Freud, we have already had
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Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 retrospective programme announced

Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 retrospective programme announced
’Time of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist’ is inspired by current affairs in Trump-era America.

The retrospective programme for the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 20-July 1) has been announced.

Titled ’Time of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist’, the section is inspired by current affairs in Trump-era America and will focus on Us cinema from the 1980s.

It will be comprised of three strands. Firstly ’American Woman: Female Directors in American Cinema’ will screen work by female directors from 1980-1990 including Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Lizzie Borden’s Working Girls and Kathryn Bigelow’s western horror Near Dark.
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Domenica Cameron-Scorsese on the Redemptive Power of Love in “Almost Paris”

“Almost Paris”

Domenica Cameron-Scorsese is a Tribeca alum whose short films “Spanish Boots” and “Roots in Water” played the festival. Her first short, “A Little God,” won the Torchlight Short Film Award at the Woodstock Film Festival. In addition to film, Cameron-Scorsese directs theater: her production of “A Number” by Carly Churchill is currently playing at Chicago’s The Runcible Theatre Co. She is the daughter of filmmaker Martin Scorsese and author Julia Cameron.

Almost Paris” made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and hits VOD today, January 9.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

Dcs: “Almost Paris” is a very personal view of an incredibly complex financial story. As we follow the journey of Max, a former banker who returns to his childhood home to get back on his feet in the wake of the mortgage lending crisis, we discover the impact of
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A New Leaf – Olive Signature

Filtered through her experience as an unequalled comic performer, writer-director Elaine May scores a bulls-eye with this grossly underappreciated gem, fashioned in a style that could be called ‘black comedy lite.’ And that’s the release version mangled by the producer. What might it have been if May had been allowed to finish her director’s cut?

A New Leaf Olive Signature

Blu-ray

Olive Films

1971 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 102 min. / Street Date December 5, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.99

Starring: Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston, George Rose, James Coco, Doris Roberts, Renée Taylor, William Redfield, David Doyle.

Cinematography: Gayne Rescher

Original Music: Neal Hefti

Written by Elaine May from a story by Jack Ritchie

Produced by Hilliard Elkins, Howard W. Koch, Joseph Manduke

Directed by Elaine May

Olive’s next title up for Signature Collection status is A New Leaf, the directing debut of comedienne-writer Elaine May. It’s certainly a worthy title.
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Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Chris Moore talks ‘Blessed are the Children’

Blessed are the Children is new thriller from co-writer and director Chris Moore, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 19th January. I got chance to ask Chris a few questions about his inspirations for making the film, his influences and what makes Blessed are the Children stand out in the horror genre.

What can we expect from the film?

I think you can expect a slasher film that’s fun, has something to say, and characters you actually care about. It’s one of the most important things in a horror film, but a lot of people seem fine with just throwing in a gaggle of busty 20-somethings and calling it a day. I want you to actually feel something when these people are terrorized. I never want you rooting for the killers. I usually come up with a story or concept first
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