By Gabriella Zicarelli
Cheesy lingo and terrible plot lines?! I smell a good-bad teen movie. And I’m in. Here are our 10 fave teen movies:
Pretty in Pink
One of Jon Cryer and Molly Ringwald’s most famous roles was playing “Duckie” and Andie in John Hughe’s Pretty in Pink. When it came out in 1986, Pretty in Pink became an instant classic and still is today. Andie is surviving high school but when Blane, a rich, sensitive playboy is interested in her, she finds herself in a triangle, seeing as her best friend Duckie has had a crush on her for years. The movie is all about whether or not a relationship between a rich guy and a poor girl can work in high school where status is everything.
The Breakfast Club
Another John Hughes film, The Breakfast Club follows a day in the life of five teenagers stuck in detention, all starting off as part of a clique or typical high school stereotype. You have the jock, the smart kid, the school beauty, the rebel and the freak. What’s great about this movie is that by the end of it they all realize their similarities rather than focusing on their differences. This 1985 classic can resonate with any generation.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Another teen classic is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off . Released in 1986, everyone fell in-love with Matthew Broderick when he played a teenager who skips school for the day and instead sets out on an adventure through Chicago with his girlfriend, Sloan and overly-cautious best friend, Cameron. What I love about this movie, amongst all the scheming and lying, it actually has a few great lessons.
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The best Christmas gift ever has come early this year — a Grease reunion. Kind of. Our favourite fictional couple Sandy and Danny, aka Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, has teamed up this year to make a Christmas album. As if they didn’t supply us with enough hits to sing along to, they decide to make our hearts swoon for the millionth time.
There’s just one problem — the album is a product of cheese. Lots of it. I was rejoicing at the thought of ONJ and Travolta teaming up again after all these years, until I saw their music video for a song called “I Think You Might Like It.” While I think the video is actually really adorable, the interwebz has already started to make fun of these poor souls. A part of me wants to hug the duo for their cute video. The other part just wants to scroll through gifs of it.
Here are 5 really cheesy scenes from “I Think You Might Like It:”
1. Run, Johnny, run!
When John Travolta ran his glorious self down the airplane steps, I nearly peed. Seriously. His arms look so little and excited as he waddles down the steps to see his
soul mate bff, Olivia Newton John. What I want to know is if Travolta runs like this every time he steps off a plane. If so, I am so there.
I don’t get it. I really don’t. This could possibly be a reference to the duo’s epic finale in Grease, but all I see is some major cowboy swagger. It doesn’t help the ONJ is wearing heels that look exactly like cowgirl boots.
3. Fake laugh.
“What am I doing with my life? Hahaha…ha.”
4. Run to me, Olivia!
With all the songs floating around these days, it’s inevitable that a couple of them will sound similar — whether the resemblance is intentional or not. If you’ve noticed any songs that sound alike, we want to know. Share them with us in the comments!
One Direction versus The Clash
The boy band just released a music video for their fun pop single “Live While We’re Young,” however, Clash fans weren’t too happy about the track’s uncanny resemblance to “Should I Stay Or Should I Go.” Fans of the punk classic are lashing out on Twitter. Though the majority of the messages are pretty angry there are a couple gems: @GavanCasey said “One Direction’s new song sounds like what I imagine Satan’s tribute to The Clash would sound like, but slightly more melodic.” Even if it does have a slight resemblance, we’re still loving 1D’s version. It will be on their upcoming album Take Me Home on Nov. 12.
Lady Gaga versus Madonna
Madonna famously started a feud with Lady Gaga when she claimed the 26-year-old singer was trying to imitate her career. At a few MDNA concerts Madonna has merged Gaga’s “Born This Way” with her 1989 classic “Express Yourself,” implying that Gaga was paying homage. A few days ago in Atlantic City, the Material Girl dedicated her track “Masterpiece” to Gaga, saying: ”I’m gonna dedicate this next song to Lady Gaga. ‘Cause you wanna know something? I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery…”
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To celebrate Justin Bieber’s birthday someone took the time to re-imagine Hollywood classics with the popstar as the lead.
How I would have loved to see Beaver as a blue-faced Na’vi on Pandora. But nothing gets me more than him reprising Hilary Swank’s role as a girl who wishes she was a boy in Boys Don’t Cry. He’s already got the hair right? Bargain! Also check him out in Teen Wolf, Grease and Good Will Hunting.
Did you miss “Grease” the first time? No problem! A newly restored version of the World’s most successful musical is heading back to the big screen. However there is a catch. You need to demand it comes to your city. Visit the link below to demand “Grease” to come to your city.
5. Summer Lovin’ – Grease
Call me nostalgic, but admit that this upbeat shoe-tapper from the epic movie is irreplaceable. I’ve yet to meet a person that doesn’t know the chorus from this song, let along the funky dance actions to accompany the lyrics. This throw-back is guaranteed to get some hips twisting and some put you in the mood to throw on those tight leather pants that used to fit so perfectly.
4. Summer Breeze – Jason Mraz
This representation of Mraz’s remarkable voice is better than Xanax on a particularly tough day. It’s laid back lyrics and acoustic guitar combine to weave a relaxing melody that anyone can enjoy. When it’s time to lay out in the sun with accompanying music, “Summer Breeze” is a quintessential fit.
3. Don’t Trust Me – 3OH!3
Okay, I’ll admit that this seems completely irrelevant to the whole summer thing. Yet, the first time I heard this catchy alternative tune, I happened to be driving down a teeming street in the throes of road rage. As song as I heard “Don’t Trust Me” come on the radio, all anger dissipated, the window rolled down, and the head started bobbing to maximum volume. What better way to introduce summer?
Whoever says reality TV is dead never bothered to tell Broadway.
Despite the horrendous response to “The One” on ABC last month, NBC has agreed to air a reality show entitled “You’re The One That I Want.”
The reality show will allow viewers to vote on who gets cast in the lead roles of Sandy and Danny in a Broadway revival of the hit musical “Grease,” Reuters reports.
The reality show is a spin-off of one that aired in Britain called “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria,” where the lead role in “The Sound of Music” was cast. The American show will be produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, which also produced the show in Britain.
“Americans have grown up with these catchy tunes and appealing characters, and we think they’ll love the chance to select the next dynamic duo to play Sandy and Danny,” NBC’s Craig Plestis said in a press release about the show.
“You’re The One That I Want” is set as a mid-season replacement for the upcoming fall season, the Broadway revival of “Grease” is set to premiere on stage on Broadway in June of 2007.