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Movie: Pretty in Pink

[TRAILER] Andie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon Cryer), who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane (Andrew McCarthy), asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 30, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Teen Witch

[TRAILER] High-school nerd Louise Miller (Robyn Lively) learns from psychic Madame Serena (Zelda Rubinstein) that she's possessed with magical abilities that will begin working on her 16th birthday. When the prophecy proves true, the teenager uses her new powers to get what she's always desired: popularity. After getting back at some bullies, the young witch casts a spell over hunky jock Brad Powell (Dan Gauthier). But Louise soon learns that getting what you want isn't all it's cracked up to be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 30, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

[TRAILER] Talented gymnast Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) has always followed the orders of her strict Army colonel father and stayed out of the spotlight. But when she moves to a new town and meets the carefree Lynne (Helen Hunt), she disobeys her father for the first time in her life. With Lynne's encouragement, Janey enters a TV dance competition -- and soon finds herself with both a cute dance partner and an archrival who is dead set on getting Janey eliminated from the contest. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 30, 2022 - 0 comments

Movie: Back to School

[TRAILER] Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) is concerned that his son Jason (Keith Gordon) is unsure whether to go to college, so the uneducated self-made millionaire encourages him by signing up as a student as well. As Jason tries to establish himself among his peers and make the diving team, Thornton falls for a pretty professor (Sally Kellerman) and gets others do his schoolwork for him. When the suspicious dean (Paxton Whitehead) finds out, Thornton needs to show he can get by on his own. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 30, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Summer School

[TRAILER] Apathetic gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is ready to take the summer off in Hawaii, but he's forced to either teach summer-school English or risk losing his tenure. Now he's stuck teaching a group of unmotivated students as disappointed to be stuck in school over the summer as he is. But with the help of a friendly history teacher (Kirstie Alley), Shoop is at least learning how to act the part of supportive mentor and perhaps even learning something about himself as well. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 30, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Just One of the Guys

[TRAILER] When Terry Griffith (Joyce Hyser) loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy (Billy Jacoby), helps her pass as a guy so well that she is soon making friends with the boys at school, including the attractive Rick (Clayton Rohner), who becomes her new best friend. But her gender-swapping makes things difficult when she falls in love with him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 30, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Sixteen Candles

With the occasion all but overshadowed by her sister's upcoming wedding, angst-ridden Samantha (Molly Ringwald) faces her 16th birthday with typical adolescent dread. Samantha pines for studly older boy Jake (Michael Schoeffling), but worries that her chastity will be a turnoff for the popular senior. Meanwhile, Samantha must constantly rebuff the affections of nerdy Ted (Anthony Michael Hall), the only boy in the school, unfortunately, who seems to take an interest in her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 9, 2022 - 15 comments

Movie: My Best Friend's Exorcism

Teen best friends Abby and Gretchen grapple with an otherworldly demon that takes up residence in Gretchen's body. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Oct 8, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Mannequin

A newly employed window dresser accidentally finds the mannequin he made is cursed. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Sep 7, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Tuff Turf

The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Aug 27, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape from Earth and return to his home planet. (Now in limited re-release for its 40th anniversary.) [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Aug 20, 2022 - 25 comments

Movie: The Breakfast Club

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson) princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall), and Andrew the jock (Emilio Estévez). Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 14, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: Better Off Dead...

Lane Meyer (John Cusack) is a teen with a peculiar family and a bizarre fixation with his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss). When Beth dumps Lane, he decides to kill himself, making bumbling attempts at suicide. Outside of his morbid endeavors, Lane spends time with his oddball buddy, Charles (Curtis Armstrong), and befriends Monique (Diane Franklin), a visiting French student. Eventually, Lane resolves to race Beth's obnoxious new beau on the ski slopes, with unexpected results. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 2, 2022 - 39 comments

Movie: Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death

The U.S. government, eager to protect the nation's avocado supplies, recruits feminist professor Margo Hunt to make contact with the Piranha Women, an all-female tribe who believe men are only good as a source of food. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jul 17, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Death Spa

Starbody Health Spa is a revolutionary facility. An advanced computer controls everything from air conditioning to the resistance on the stationary bikes. But suddenly things start going terribly wrong. Is it a saboteur or something far more frightening? [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Beverly Hills Cop

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Feb 27, 2022 - 2 comments

Book: Eleanor & Park

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.
posted by Literaryhero on Nov 28, 2021 - 5 comments

Movie: Scared Stiff

Kate is a rock star who is recovering from mental illness. David, her bf, used to be her psychiatrist. Now, David and Kate, along with Kate's son, all move into a huge old house together. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jul 27, 2021 - 1 comment

Halston: (Full Series)  Season 0, Ep 0

Ewan McGregor stars as the fashion designer whose style defined an era and created an empire before his life spun out of control. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on May 20, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: The Call

When a group of teenagers take a prank too far, the victim's grieving widower carries out his wife's will. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 1, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: Bad Hair

A black young woman is pressured to change her hair when she gets a new boss at her job at a cable channel. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 31, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Videoman

A VHS collector's life begins to mirror his obsession when he finally obtains a rare vhs of Fulci's "Zombie." [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 13, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Class Action Park

A new documentary covering the world's most infamous amusement park, through the eyes of guests, staff, and others finding themselves in the orbit of both the park and its larger than life owner. [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum on Aug 27, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Deathstalker II

Deathstalker II is a fun and tongue-in-cheek 80's style fantasy movie, although it does have much more nude female flesh than people may appreciate. It's borderline porn. Lots of ridiculous stuff in this one: the movie doesn't take itself seriously at all. It's "MST Club Approved!" [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 5, 2020 - 5 comments

Watchmen - the book?

With the new Watchmen HBO series airing, would this be a good time for a post about the original book? [more inside]
posted by dnash on Nov 7, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Blinded by the Light

In 1987 Luton, in Thatcher's Britain, confronted by National Front racists on the streets and a stressed, angry father at home, a British Asian teenager learns to live his own life, get a new perspective on his Pakistani immigrant family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Directed and co-written by Gurinder Chadha (known for Bend It Like Beckham), with music by legendary Indian composer and film score creator A.R. Rahman. Inspired by a true story. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Aug 17, 2019 - 9 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt"  Season 3, Ep 8

Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.
posted by Fizz on Jul 4, 2019 - 171 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Seven: The Bite"  Season 3, Ep 7

With time running out - and an assassin close behind - Hopper's crew races back to Hawkins, where El and the kids are preparing for war.
posted by Fizz on Jul 4, 2019 - 27 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum"  Season 3, Ep 6

Dr. Alexei reveals what the Russians have been building, and Eleven sees where Billy has been. Dustin and Erica stage a daring rescue.
posted by Fizz on Jul 4, 2019 - 28 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Five: The Flayed"  Season 3, Ep 5

Strange surprises lurk inside an old farmhouse and deep beneath the Starcourt Mall. Meanwhile, the Mind Flayer is gathering strength.
posted by Fizz on Jul 4, 2019 - 28 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Four: The Sauna Test"  Season 3, Ep 4

A code red brings the gang back together to face a frighteningly familiar evil. Karen urges Nancy to keep digging, and Robin finds a useful map.
posted by Fizz on Jul 4, 2019 - 22 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Three: The Case of the Missing Lifeguard"  Season 3, Ep 3

With El and Max looking for Billy, Will declares a day without girls. Steve and Dustin go on a stakeout, and Joyce and Hopper return to Hawkins Lab.
posted by Fizz on Jul 4, 2019 - 22 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter Two: The Mall Rats"  Season 3, Ep 2

Nancy and Jonathan follow a lead, Steve and Robin sign on to a secret mission, and Max and Eleven go shopping. A rattled Billy has troubling visions.
posted by Fizz on Jul 4, 2019 - 31 comments

Stranger Things: "Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy?"  Season 3, Ep 1

Summer brings new jobs and budding romance. But the mood shifts when Dustin's radio picks up a Russian broadcast, and Will senses something is wrong.
posted by Fizz on Jul 4, 2019 - 47 comments

Deadly Class: Noise, Noise, Noise  Season 1, Ep 2

Marcus invites the entire school to a party because of his guilt.
posted by Literaryhero on Jan 28, 2019 - 9 comments

Deadly Class: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

A disillusioned teen finds purpose and fights for survival at an elite academy for the Deadly Arts. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 17, 2019 - 7 comments

Movie: Witchboard

Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Oct 22, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Malevolent

A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real. (iMDB)
posted by kittens for breakfast on Oct 8, 2018 - 3 comments

GLOW: Here We GLOW Again  Season 2, Ep 0

Season 2 of the Netflix hit about the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling will "deviate" from the real-life G.L.O.W., particularly in that critics actually like this version.
posted by Etrigan on Jun 29, 2018 - 58 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Nine: The Gate  Season 2, Ep 9

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 28, 2017 - 253 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer  Season 2, Ep 8

An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins Lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 28, 2017 - 53 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister  Season 2, Ep 7

Psychic visions draw Eleven to a band of violent outcasts and an angry girl with a shadowy past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 28, 2017 - 91 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Six: The Spy  Season 2, Ep 6

Will's connection to a shadowy evil grows stronger, but no one's quite sure how to stop it. Elsewhere, Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 28, 2017 - 43 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Five: Dig Dug  Season 2, Ep 5

Nancy and Jonathan swap conspiracy theories with a new ally as Eleven searches for someone from her past. "Bob the Brain" tackles a difficult problem.
posted by Fizz on Oct 28, 2017 - 32 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Four: Will the Wise  Season 2, Ep 4

An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.
posted by Fizz on Oct 28, 2017 - 54 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Three: The Pollywog  Season 2, Ep 3

Dustin adopts a strange new pet, and Eleven grows increasingly impatient. A well-meaning Bob urges Will to stand up to his fears.
posted by Fizz on Oct 27, 2017 - 56 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak  Season 2, Ep 2

After Will sees something terrible on trick-or-treat night, Mike wonders whether Eleven's still out there. Nancy wrestles with the truth about Barb.
posted by Fizz on Oct 27, 2017 - 43 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter One: MADMAX  Season 2, Ep 1

As the town preps for Halloween, a high-scoring rival shakes things up in the arcade, and a skeptical Hopper inspects a field of rotting pumpkins.
posted by Fizz on Oct 27, 2017 - 38 comments

Movie: Teen Wolf

An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Oct 22, 2017 - 11 comments

Podcast: Showcase from Radiotopia: The Polybius Conspiracy #1 – The Player

Introducing our new Showcase series! In The Polybius Conspiracy, producers Jon Frechette and Todd Luoto investigate the decades-old urban legend of Polybius, a mysterious arcade game that is purported to have briefly appeared in Oregon arcades for a few weeks in 1981 before abruptly disappearing.
posted by latkes on Oct 16, 2017 - 9 comments

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