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‘Pretty In Pink’ Reunion: Watch Molly Ringwald Take Down Jon Cryer With Her Rap Battle Skills on ‘Drop The Mic’

‘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’?”

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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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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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Rushes. Cannes Film Festival Poster, Schrader/Cage, Katsuhiro Otomo's "Isle of Dogs"

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSWith Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina in Pierrot le fou on the official poster for the 71st Cannes Film Festival, all signs point to Jean-Luc Godard's new film, Le livre d'image, premiering there this May.Isao Takahata—the master filmmaker, animator, and co-founder of Studio Ghibli—has sadly left us. Jasper Sharp has penned a thoughtful, thorough obituary for The Guardian.The Czech New Wave director Juraj Herz has also died, reports Czech Journal.Hirokazu Kore-eda's highly productive filmmaking pace continues with a new project, and The Playlist reports that Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, and perhaps even Ethan Hawke, are aboard.Recommended VIEWINGTerry Gilliam's decades-in-the-making dream project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, is finally near. Above is the raucous first trailer led by the aptly paired duo of Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver.
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As John Hughes’ Films Face Criticism, ‘Love, Simon’ Marks a New Era For Teen Movies

As John Hughes’ Films Face Criticism, ‘Love, Simon’ Marks a New Era For Teen Movies
For decades, John Hughes’ six-movie run between 1984 and 1987 was the gold standard of teen-centric high school films including “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” Hughes didn’t direct all of those films, but was sole screenwriter on each — enough to stamp them in the cultural consciousness as “John Hughes films,” a term that became synonymous with the teen cinematic experience.

Save for perhaps “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” which centers on a kid who is literally too cool for school, Hughes’ work centered on characters who were “other.” That’s also proved to be a saving grace in reexamining Hughes’ work. His ’80s-era muse, Molly Ringwald, recently wrote an essay for The New Yorker that explored her relationship with his films from her 2018 perspective.

What she unearthed was well-considered and thoughtful, and it forced both her and her
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Film Review: ‘Krystal’

Film Review: ‘Krystal’
Easily one of his generation’s most gifted character actors, with a hangdog face unforgettable from such films as “Fargo” and “Boogie Nights,” William H. Macy made his feature directing debut some 30 years ago with a savvy TV-news parody called “Lip Service” for HBO. For some reason, it wasn’t until starring in (and eventually directing an episode of) Showtime’s “Shameless” that he picked up the habit again in earnest. The question, now that Macy appears to be stepping behind the camera with some regularity, is what it is about these curious projects that compels him.

Take “Krystal,” a uniquely bizarre, uncomfortably sexist “Pretty Woman”-meets-“Pretty in Pink” hybrid that comes across as if Tennessee Williams had been commissioned to write a John Hughes-style wish-fulfillment fantasy. Though Macy is an odd fit to direct (coming at the talky script like it was a madcap piece of theater), the
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Molly Ringwald Explains Why She’s ‘Troubled’ by ‘The Breakfast Club’ Three Decades Later

Molly Ringwald Explains Why She’s ‘Troubled’ by ‘The Breakfast Club’ Three Decades Later
Molly Ringwald rose to prominence as John Hughes’ muse in the hit films “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “The Breakfast Club,” but her most beloved movies are troubling her in hindsight. In a new essay for The New Yorker, Ringwald salutes and critiques her collaborations with Hughes, finding certain scenes in the director’s films to be misogynistic and homophobic. The actress makes it clear she loves Hughes and is proud of their work together, but that doesn’t mean their films should not be analyzed under a contemporary context.

While Ringwald was showing her daughter “The Breakfast Club” for the first time, the moment in which Judd Nelson’s Bender peeks up her character’s skirt stood out and made Ringwald uncomfortable. The actress writes that she “kept thinking about the scene” long after the viewing ended, and it wasn’t the first time she was forced to
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12 Best Movie Prom Scenes, From ‘Carrie’ to ‘Back to the Future’ (Photos)

12 Best Movie Prom Scenes, From ‘Carrie’ to ‘Back to the Future’ (Photos)
Ah, prom night. I remember it fondly: awkward hand holding, barely making eye contact, a freezing cold midnight boat ride on the lake, getting in around 4 Am and then going straight to bed. Good times. Wait, is that not how prom nights go for most teens? Typical movie proms are far more magical than what I assume is the average prom experience. We did not have Usher as a DJ at our party, nor did we have a ripping, literally ahead of-its-time guitar solo as our evening entertainment. I guess I should be thankful that my prom didn’t end with getting a bucket of pig’s blood poured over my head. This week “Blockers” imagines how three teenage girls form a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. I’m guessing their prom ends up going better than mine did. These are the best movie prom scenes:

Carrie

The prom scene in “Carrie” is a masterclass in demonic paranoia. Brian De Palma’s kaleidoscopic nightmare, with teens cackling at Carrie in silent, slow motion and the action broken up in split screen chaos, looks like hell unleashed. De Palma could’ve set this bloody climax anywhere, but to put it on prom night, such a pivotal moment in the transition to adulthood for so many teens, makes its emotional terror all the greater.

Back to the Future

What happens on prom night may feel like a matter of life and death for most teens, but it was literally true for Marty McFly, where if things didn’t go right during the “Enchantment Under the Sea” if we’re being exact, he would never be born. The Johnny B. Goode scene is a classic, a nostalgic throwback that shows Marty actually isn’t just a screw-up, one that provides an inspired nod to music history and ends on a great gag that still says a lot about Marty’s character.

Pretty in Pink

When in doubt, look to John Hughes. Just the sight of Molly Ringwald entering the room sends hearts racing in this scene. Instead of a showy dance number, Hughes found a tenderly emotional way to bring the kids back together, rub it in James Spader’s face, and even send Jon Cryer’s Duckie off on a good note. Cryer’s quick, knowing glance to the camera is hysterical.

“Napoleon Dynamite”

“I like your sleeves. They’re real big.” After about an hour of deadpan awkwardness, “Napoleon Dynamite” proved it had a heart too once it went to prom and Pedro loaned out Deb to Napoleon for a dance.

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

There’s no calling “It’s a Wonderful Life” a teen movie, but it does have a charming prom scene, where the gag isn’t that James Stewart and Donna Reed fall into a pool beneath the gymnasium floor, but that Stewart’s George Bailey has the charm and tenacity to keep splashing his arms around dancing long after they’ve been water logged.

Grease

There aren’t many teen films where the prom isn’t the emotional high point or biggest set piece in your movie, but the hand-jive is always going to be less interesting than “Summer Nights” or “Greased Lightnin.'”

Footloose

“Let’S Dance!” This glittery prom scene has become so iconic, now Kevin Bacon has to slip the DJ a $20 every time he goes to a wedding.

Mean Girls

Technically it’s the “Spring Fling” and not the prom, but Cady’s totally unnecessary speech is very sweet, and you gotta love those matching purple suits rocked by Janice and Damian.

“10 Things I Hate About You”

Bonus: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

I know, this is a scene from Homecoming. These are Totally different events in a high schooler’s life. But this scene from Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is beautiful. I can relate to that invigorating sensation when the DJ amazingly plays some actual good music. Logan Lerman working his body into a rhythm in the hopes that Dexys Midnight Runners can provide some courage is a stirring image, and it’s even more touching when Emma Watson and Ezra Miller welcome him with open arms.

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‘Love, Simon’: Witty, Touching, Finally

The teen movie scene of the 1980s, the time when pioneers like John Hughes cranked out now iconic stories on a yearly basis depicting what the current generation was struggling to put reason and understanding to. From Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the Hughes written, Howard Deutch-directed Pretty in Pink, he understood the dilemma of being a teenager and gave it a powerful voice that rings loud and true today. Now imagine what an unparalleled shock (and career staller) it would be, especially considering the time period, had Ferris Bueller, John Bender or even “Farmer Ted” uttered these two life-changing words: “I’m gay.” That’s how far we’ve come when a movie like Greg Berlanti’s Love, Simon, based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed Ya novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, gets a major release from one of
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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Dawson's Creek to 10 Things I Hate About You

All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Dawson's Creek to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

The cast of Dawson’s Creek.

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.
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In Memoriam: Movie Stars We Lost in 2017

In Memoriam: Movie Stars We Lost in 2017
The past year saw the loss of some renowned character actors, including John Hurt, Bill Paxton and Harry Dean Stanton. We were both shaken and stirred by the death of Roger Moore, who played James Bond more than any other actor. On the other side of the camera, directors Jonathan Demme as well as horror masters Tobe Hooper and George A. Romero died in 2017.

Here’s a month-to-month look at some of the biggest names in the film world who died in 2017.

In January, “The Elephant Man” star Hurt died on Jan. 27. The 77-year old actor also starred in “Alien” and “Midnight Express.” Emmanuelle Riva, the French star of “Hiroshima Mon Amour” and more recently, “Amour,” died on Jan. 27 at 89.

Bill Paxton, who appeared on TV in “Big Love” and in films including “Titanic” and “Aliens,” died Feb. 25. He was just 61.

The Silence of the Lambs” director Demme, who had been suffering from cancer, died April 26 at
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7 Female-Centric Coming-of-Age Movies to Watch If You Loved ‘Lady Bird’

7 Female-Centric Coming-of-Age Movies to Watch If You Loved ‘Lady Bird’
It’s the honesty of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” that really makes the Saoirse Ronan-starring coming-of-age movie sing. Yes, it’s very funny and filled with enough genuinely great performances that it’s actually debatable which supporting star turns in the best work (it’s Laurie Metcalf, or maybe Beanie Feldstein, or possibly Tracy Letts), but what makes Gerwig’s movie such a gem is the honesty that infuses every part and every scene. Ronan’s ChristineLady Bird” McPherson is a work-in-progress, but she’s also kind of a jerk, and Gerwig never shies away from showing the angstier, angrier side of growing up.

So often, high school-set features tend to lean into the more fun side of those four years, building up to the big dance or the big test or the big graduation, and while Lady Bird is consumed with getting to the next step,
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Pregnant Kate Middleton Goes Off-Roading With Prince William in Chic Maternity Look: Pics!

Pregnant Kate Middleton Goes Off-Roading With Prince William in Chic Maternity Look: Pics!
Buckle up! Kate Middleton and Prince William took a drive on the wild side on Wednesday. The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge joined her husband at the Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull manufacturing plant in Birmingham, England.

Clad in a loose black peacoat, Kate expertly hid her baby bump, accessorizing the look with knee-high boots.

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The couple met with staff at the plant before trying their hands at an off-roading driving exercise. Each taking a turn behind the wheel of a Land Rover Discovery, the Duke and Duchess both completed the course.

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After the test drive, Kate met with children from the Topcliffe School who showed her their model race car which won the Jaguar Primary School Challenge.

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Following a rough patch with acute morning sickness, Kate has been making a series of public appearances. She’s due to give birth to her third child in April.

For more on Kate
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Shop Kylie Jenner's Baby Shower Pajamas

Shop Kylie Jenner's Baby Shower Pajamas
Pretty in pink!

On Sunday, Kylie Jenner threw a “pajama party” themed baby shower a day after her older sister, Kim Kardashian West, celebrated the news of her third child via surrogate with an elegant cherry-blossomed themed affair. A source confirmed to People that the 20-year-old star had been planning the bash in honor of her first baby with rapper Travis Scott for awhile and that the party was kept strictly under-wraps and off of social media.

Related Photos: Every Single Time Kylie Jenner Has Ever Changed Her Hair Color

The beauty mogul has yet to confirm the news of
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Carrie Underwood Slays the Cma Awards in 11 Stunning Outfits -- See All the Looks!

We think it's safe to say that the 51st Annual Cma Awards were also Carrie Underwood's personal fashion show!

The 34-year-old country star hosted the awards show for the 10th time at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, rocking not one, not two, but 11 head-turning looks throughout the night.

From glitzy and glam to bright and beautiful, Et's breaking down all of her stunning ensembles.

More: Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill & More Stars Dazzle at the 2017 Cma Awards -- See the Best Looks!

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Underwood kicked off the night by turning heads on the red carpet in a gorgeous cobalt blue dress by Fouad Sarkis, accessorizing with Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Butani earrings and massive statement rings by Anabela Chan and Hearts on Fire.

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Brad Paisley looked dapper in his sparkly garnet tuxedo jacket and white hat, but Underwood still managed to steal the spotlight! For her second
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The Best Coming-of-Age Movies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The Best Coming-of-Age Movies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” what is the best coming-of-age movie ever made?

Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane), Birth.Movies.Death.

While it may not fit the western paradigm of a traditional coming of age film (neither a high school setting nor teenage angst or confusion find themselves the focus), “Lion” holds the distinction of being a rare modern movie that gets to the root of key questions of dual identity, questions that will only become more prominent in the age of globalism. It’s the most extreme version of having your feet in two cultures; Saroo Brierley (Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel) finds himself
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TVLine's Performer of the Week (tie): Mandy Moore and Gaten Matarazzo

TVLine's Performer of the Week (tie): Mandy Moore and Gaten Matarazzo
The Performer | Mandy Moore

The Show | This Is Us

The Episode | “The 20s” (Oct. 31, 2017)

The Performance | Moore is heartbreaking as a new mom facing unexpected grief. She’s incredibly believable as a harried mother of three 10-year-olds. She’s a pro at portraying a widow with adult kids. And in this week’s episode, she did all three — gorgeously — in the space of an hour.

Though the episode ostensibly focused on The Big Three as they navigated their rocky 20s, Moore’s Rebecca was the one we couldn’t stop watching. In every iteration of Mama Pearson, Moore was fantastic.
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‘Stranger Things’ Breakout Dacre Montgomery Defends Billy’s Bad Boy Behavior

‘Stranger Things’ Breakout Dacre Montgomery Defends Billy’s Bad Boy Behavior
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 2 of “Stranger Things.”]

It’s Ok to hate Billy Mayfield, the bully who loudly and violently made a splash in Hawkins, Indiana, for the second season of “Stranger Things.” After all, he follows in the footsteps of some of the classic ‘80s bullies in films such as “Teen Wolf,” “Stand by Me,” “Pretty in Pink,” “The Lost Boys,” “Footloose,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.”

In fact, breakout star Dacre Montgomery had to read Kiefer Sutherland’s scene from “Stand by Me” – the 1986 Stephen King film that’s set in the late ‘50s – to demonstrate that he was threatening enough for the role. Billy’s personality is so aggressive that he’s a danger to others around him. He even beats Steve (Joe Keery) to a bloody pulp during a confrontation at the Byers house.

Read More:‘Stranger Things’: Joe Keery on Steve’s Love Triangle and Almost Hitting His Costar With a
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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. Go Full ‘Pretty in Pink’ in These Perfect ‘80s Costumes: Pics!

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. Go Full ‘Pretty in Pink’ in These Perfect ‘80s Costumes: Pics!
Andie and Duckie at your service! Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. outdid themselves for Halloween on Tuesday.

The spouses showed off some ‘80s love by dressing as Andie and Duckie from the 1986 classic Pretty in Pink.

Gellar, 40, rocked a red Molly Ringwald wig and Andie’s iconic pink prom dress. Her best pal Duckie (who was played by Jon Cryer in the movie) wore his hat, vest, suit, and shades for the occasion.

“They didn’t kill me - #prettyinpink #Andie #ducky@mollyringwald #joncryer@realfreddieprinze,” the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star captioned the epic pic.

Watch: Sarah Michelle Gellar Goes Full Unicorn, Mermaid, Showgirl With This Insane Halloween Makeup: Pics!

Gellar previously rocked some crazy sparkly makeup for Halloween to take her two kids to a festive event. Watch the video below to see the bold look!

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Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar's Costume Is Straight Out of an '80s Rom-Com

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A post shared by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:55pm Pdt Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are pros at being ridiculously adorable on social media, and their Halloween costume was no exception. On Tuesday, the couple dressed up as Andie and Duckie from the '80s film Pretty in Pink. "Happy Halloween everyone!" the actor wrote alongside his snap. "Eat your heart out John Cryer! Next year . . . Maxwell Houser makes an appearance." Not only did Sarah don a red wig, but we can't get over how spot-on their clothes are. Guess these two are following suit of other celebs and going with the movie character theme this year.
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