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Sixteen Candles

A Big-Hearted Sci-Fi Treasure Hunt and a Rollicking Love Letter to the '80s

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Ready Player One isn't just a book about video games--it's a hilarious, rollicking joyride through '80s pop culture featuring a big-hearted protagonist that you can't help but root for and his epic quest for fame, wealth, and love.

Sleeping Beauty to Prince: Don't Kiss Sleeping Women, You Mother-Humpin' Perv

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 01.13.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

Sleeping Beauty publicly confronted the Prince today, "What kind of degenerate sicko kisses sleeping women? Seriously? Don't kiss sleeping women, you mother-humpin' perv." She went on to announce plans to file charges against the Prince.

Tales for a Halloween Night, Asylum, and More: An Interview with Real-Life Scream Queen Sandy King Carpenter

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

She's been involved in the production of classic films from Sixteen Candles and Rumble Fish to horror masterpieces They Live and Vampires. Her crews dubbed her with the nickname Mother Producer, and her desk is prominently adorned with a "No Whining" sign.

I Blame Jake Ryan

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 12.29.2015 | Women
Heather Gillis-Harris

I blame Jake Ryan, not Prince Charming.Ever since I was 11 and watched the movie Sixteen Candles I've been hopelessly waiting for my Sixteen Candles moment.

Reflections on My Reunion

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

Last weekend I traveled to Chicago for a high school reunion that we decided to hold outside of the usual decade milestones. This was #43. I couldn't make the 40th as I had a wedding that same weekend, but it was fairly well-attended and everyone seemed amenable to getting together more often.

Junk Culture: Chats With OMD's Andy McCluskey, The Crests' JT Carter and Todd Valentine, Plus Michael Des Barres and Gloom Baloon Exlcusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's an interesting album in the OMD timeline because its immediate predecessor, whilst now being considered to be our ultimate artistic conceptual masterpiece, managed to lose us ninety percent of our record buying audience at the time."

Why 'Sixteen Candles' Isn't As Charming As You Think

Deryn Mierlak | Posted 02.03.2015 | Teen
Deryn Mierlak

Well, I'm a teen experiencing the gritty reality of 2014, and as the thirtieth anniversary of the beloved movie draws nearer, I decided to watch Sixteen Candles to see how it measures up to today's standards. My results? Surprising.

This 'OITNB' Star's Music Video Is Everything That Was Right About The '80s

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

Hang up the phone! This "Orange Is the New Black" blast from the past might just blow your mind. By now it's pretty well known many of the ladies ...

Top 10 Love Lessons of Sixteen Candles

Em & Lo | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

This week marks the 30th (!) anniversary of Sixteen Candles, one of the greatest teen movies of all time (right next to John Hughes' other classic, The Breakfast Club).

Rihanna Wears The Prom Dress We Wish We Wore

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 05.08.2014 | Style

Rihanna got the chance to go to prom again... well, not exactly. For the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Show Wednesday night, Rihanna stepped out in h...

A Road Trip in Honor of Sixteen Candles' 30th Birthday

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment
Roadtrippers

Sixteen Candles premiered May 4, 1984. Today is it's 30th birthday. So, Happy Birthday, Samantha. The John Hughes teen classic was his ...

10 Reasons Molly Ringwald's Style Is Still The Coolest

Posted 08.12.2013 | Style

There's a reason John Hughes wrote his most memorable screenplays with Molly Ringwald in mind -- with her signature pout and flame-red hair, the girl ...

If These Classic Movies Were Made Today

Melissa Sher | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Melissa Sher

Sixteen Candles: Jake wishes Samantha a happy birthday on her Facebook page. He does not get her a cake.

5 Things I Learned From '80s Movies

Bailee Ufert | Posted 07.22.2013 | Teen
Bailee Ufert

The 1980s were a blissful decade full of cringe-worthy fashion trends and pop music. The movies from the '80s are haunting in a good way; they leave us enamored and begging for more. Many of them have hidden messages, and some are more obvious.

Molly Ringwald's 'Honeyed' Jazz Debut

AP | MICHELLE MORGANTE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment

Molly Ringwald, "Except Sometimes" (Concord Music Group) In her signature roles, she was the ingenue. And while it may not be fair to compare Molly R...

Except Sometimes: Chatting with Molly Ringwald

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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They Made A Version Of 'Sixteen Candles' We Never Got To See

splitsider.com | Posted 03.12.2013 | Comedy

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are currently in the midst of promoting their new movie Admission, and they ended up reminiscing to Collider about how they fir...

ReThink Review: 21 & Over -- Long Duk Dong Avenged?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

21 & Over isn't high art, but it delivers, and I can't help but feel heartened that it seems to recognize that young audiences today would rather see racial stereotypes skewered instead of perpetuated.

Why I Can't Forget The Night My Brother Turned 16

Doug Bradley | Posted 03.29.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Being 16 years old in Philadelphia in the late 1950s had to be one of the coolest things ever, one of those generational defining moments that separate some of us from the rest of us. At least it was for my older brother.

The Awkward Days of High School

Leah Singer | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Leah Singer

We all felt like we needed to fit into a category à la The Breakfast Club; that we were the outsider looking in from Some Kind of Wonderful.

5 Movie Couples That Would Never Work In Real Life

HelloGiggles | Posted 05.10.2012 | Women

There's a scene in my all-time favorite '80s movie, Parenthood, where Dianne Weist's character Helen helps get her teenage daughter (played by Martha ...

Molly Ringwald: 'I Drink The Blood Of Kristen Stewart'

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.26.2012 | Entertainment

How has '80s star -- everyone's former teenage crush -- Molly Ringwald managed to only get better with age? She drinks Kristen Stewart's blood, of cou...

Movie Madness: Upcoming Screenings Of Classics And Cult Faves

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

This year’s Movies in the Parks schedule has been killer, with plenty more great films to come this season. But that’s not the only movie event go...

HuffPost Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How long is it going to take for filmmakers to understand that movies about teenagers set in past decades are not intrinsically funny just because of the cheesy fashions and music of the era?

It's Hip To Be Square, Apparently: Why Mah-Jongg Makes Me Cool

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith C. Carroll

Who knew a little over a year ago, when I was invited to join a small group of women for a regular game of mah-jongg, that we'd be considered "young and hip"?