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WARNING: Somewhat NSFW.
Once upon a time (read: the '80s), movie fans could count on the fact that at some point, someone in the movie would randomly drop trou or rip off their shirt for no apparent reason whatsoever. And frankly, it was great. After all, why worry about things like plot or character development when you can have some good old-fashioned gratuitous nudity instead? Get More »
When people refer to "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow as a "female director," it seems a little weird for 2013, doesn't it? Do you know any dudes named Kathryn? Does anyone refer to Bruce Willis as a "male actor?" Our good pal and male writer Max Evry touched on this topic more in-depth and without mediocre jokes in a must-read over at our female sister site. Get More »
Before the 1990s, there was a stretch of time -- roughly 10 years or so -- we refer to as "the '80s." It was, like, this totally rad era in which a geriatric Rodney Dangerfield could be a party animal, coke was a problem and New Coke was an even gnarlier problem. And the only rule for your hair was that it had to appear hilarious to anyone not living in the '80s.
With the jukebox broadway musical "Rock of Ages" coming to theaters, we say it's time to grab a pogo ball and hop our way through the historical hallway of hairstyles, searching for what made '80s yearbooks into the comedy treasure chests they've become.
The numbers 4-20 have tons of significance in both world history and American culture. It's Hitler's birthday and the date of the Columbine massacre, for starters.
But since those two are such buzzkills, we'll focus on what else the date means: high time for stoners everywhere.
Looking back at our favorite stoner films, we notice many actors portray potheads one-dimensionally: eyes glazed, dopey voice, etc. We love the following movie stoners because they're not only funny, but also multidimensional.
Okay, but mostly because they're funny. Get More »
"I always loved fun, shockingly honest movies that just said it like it was. Those have always been the type of movies that I gravitated towards, and the ones that really left a lasting impression.
"I also really used to love all the Mel Brooks films. I can't even single one out because I love them all so much. I love the irreverence of it all.
"Those movies have really stuck with me, and so they're some of my favorites." Get More »
The cast of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" will reunite to party at the Guys Choice Awards. Jeff Spicoli would most definitely approve.
Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Forest Whitaker and director Amy Heckerling will be present at Spike TV's Guy Choice Awards to witness "Fast Times" being inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame, according to Inside TV. Get More »
"That's easy! My favorite comedy has to be 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High.'
"I mean, Spicoli! What do you even say about Spicoli?! There's really nothing to say there. He's awesome.
"And just the pace of the story and the humor all the way through makes it really stand out for me.
"I can't even tell you how many times I've watched it, and it still makes me laugh. And isn't that what a great comedy's all about? Making you laugh. It's as simple as that. I love that movie!"
Gabrielle Union has recently appeared on hit TV shows "Army Wives" and "FlashForward." She will next be seen in the feature film, "Miss Dial" with Robinne Lee.
The new comedy "Take Me Home Tonight" celebrates the 1980s and all its excesses, from Mercedes-worship to Frankie Goes To Hollywood telling us all to relax.
The '80s was a time of rampant materialism and mohawks, and the only way people got through it -- like WWII -- was with laughter.
In honor of Topher Grace's nostalgic comedy, we're celebrating the 25 most-uniquely only-in-the-80's comedies, the ones where the hair was froofy, Eddie Murphy still brought the funny, and the geek inherited the Earth. Get More »