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Sixteen Candles (1984) [review]

As many have said before, John Hughes certainly knew how to make teen films back in the 1980s and he knew teens are smarter and more capable than anybody over the age of twenty one would like to give them credit for. 363 more words


February Blind Spot Review: Sixteen Candles (1984)

“That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call ’em something else.”
– Jim Baker

SYNOPSIS: A girl’s “sweet” sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. 340 more words


Welcome to Me (2014)

Plot: Alice (Kristen Wiig) has borderline personality disorder and has decided to go off her medication, which results in some odd behavior, slavish devotion to a routine, and countless hours watching old episodes of Oprah. 652 more words

Broadcast News (1987)

Director: James L Brooks

Writer: James L Brooks (Screenplay)

Starring: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Jack Nicholson


Plot: Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. 537 more words


Film Review: Ice Princess (dir by Tim Fywell)

In the 2005 Disney film, Ice Princess, Michelle Trachtenberg plays Casey Carlyle.

Casey is a brilliant high school student with a potentially wonderful future.  At least that’s what her mother, Joan (Joan Cusack), has decided.  710 more words


Sixteen Candles (1984) 

Sam (Molly Ringwald) is unhappy after her family forget her 16th birthday. Alongside this, she has to endure high school ups and downs while pining for the guy who doesn’t notice her.  243 more words


WORKING GIRL (1988): The Things I Liked...

Directed by Mike Nichols, Working Girl stars Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver. It’s a story about Tess McGill (Griffith), a secretary whose boss steals her big idea so she seizes the opportunity to take it back. 231 more words