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Why Emilio Estevez Thinks The Breakfast Club Turned Out Better Than St. Elmo’s Fire

The Brat Pack are a fascinating cultural object. Sure, the idea of having young, hot movie stars is nothing new, but the idea that they all operated basically within the same circle, constantly working with each other over and over again, is rather unusual. The 1980s saw a massive rise in movies targeted to teenagers, […]

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The Breakfast Club Scene Molly Ringwald Wanted John Hughes To Cut

John Hughes’ 1985 teen drama “The Breakfast Club” was released in theaters to very positive critical response. Hughes’ film was praised for its focus on conversation and character, as opposed to falling into the lazy screenwriting tropes connected to sex and violence. As time passed, “The Breakfast Club” only grew in estimation, eventually becoming a […]

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John Hughes Pitched Middle-Aged ‘Breakfast Club’ Sequel in Last Conversation with Original Star

John Hughes’ coming-of-age classic “The Breakfast Club” remains one of the most iconic films of the 1980s, and as actor Anthony Michael Hall recently revealed, it almost had a sequel. The actor, who currently stars in the horror sequel “Halloween Kills” and appeared in “The Breakfast Club” as Brian Johnson (aka the Brain), talked about […]

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‘Coming 2 America’: How Director Craig Brewer Justifies Telling Black Stories as a White Filmmaker

Craig Brewer is a white filmmaker not unaccustomed to Black-centered stories. Barring his 2000 indie debut, “The Poor & Hungry,” and his 2011 “Footloose” remake, his films predominantly feature African-American protagonists. Brewer based his Memphis-set Southern rap drama “Hustle & Flow” on his friendships with hip-hop artists Al Kapone, Juicy J, and DJ Paul. (John […]

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‘Mean Girls’ Honest Trailer: One of the Only Things from the Early 2000s We Should Be Nostalgic About

In 2004, Mean Girls joined the roster of generation-defining high school movies like The Breakfast Club and Clueless. Not only does it perfectly capture the teenage culture of the early 2000s, but it’s also hilariously clever for being adapted from a non-fiction parenting advice book. That’s largely thanks to writer Tina Fey, not to mention […]

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‘Valley Girl’: This Jukebox Musical Definitely Doesn’t Have The Beat [Review]

Though it doesn’t have the same cultural cache as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Sixteen Candles,” or “The Breakfast Club,” Martha Coolidge’s 1983 film, “Valley Girl,” beat John Hughes to the punch with a film that mixes realistic teen problems and a New Wave soundtrack, endearing it by an entire generation of audiences. Sure, looking back […]

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Jumanji: The Next Level review – an upbeat, frenetic adventure

In this latest lively instalment of the video game adventure, two old curmudgeons join the kids in a battle against tyrannyNo one was more surprised than I when Jake Kasdan’s 2017 romp Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle managed to squeeze smart new thrills from the premise of Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s book, first filmed […]

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