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Teen Movies that got Us Through the 90s

Bbuffyeing a teenager in the 90s was a total drag! Cell phones were only available to the elite, you couldn’t download music off the internet, and there wasn’t such thing as Facebook or Instagram. Luckily for us, we had some of the greatest movies ever made to keep us entertained. I mean, nowadays, teen movies are either based off of a sci-fi or fantasy book series or sequels from an ‘06 dance movie that just won’t die. From lowly underdogs to peppy popular girls, these movies and their characters got us through some tough times.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

This isn’t your average teenage movie! Buffy was not only a pretty cheerleader, but also a butt kicking slayer. Though the movie was admittedly average, it later became a hit TV show for many years in the late 90s. Did we mention how hot Luke Perry looked in that movie?

cluelessClueless (1995)

Clueless was the ultimate teen movie of the 90s. Cher was a teenage queen in all her iconic outfits from the plaid suit to that slinky white dress. She had the coolest friends, the coolest car, went to the coolest parties, but she made us relate with her love life woes. Plus she taught all the girls around the country how to say things like, “Whatever” and “As if!”

the craftThe Craft (1996)

Being the outcast has never been so cool! This movie was about four friends who are witches. Together they unlock their powers and use them to get revenge on their enemies. Trouble arises when one of the girls wants even more power. She convinces the others to join her in taking down the one who is the strongest of the bunch which ends in a dangerous showdown. Because of this movie, 90s girls everywhere were fascinated with witchcraft and the goth life whether they showed it or not!

romeo & julietRomeo + Juliet (1996)

A classic love story retold to a modern audience about teen love and angst. Sure Leonardo Di Caprio had other starring roles before, but this movie is what really turned the key to every teenage girl’s hearts. Thanks to him, it made required English reading almost worth it!

Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)

romy and michelleSo this movie doesn’t actually feature teenagers, but there sure are enough high school flashbacks to make any teenage girl relate. Two best friends are invited back to their high school reunion, but realize how un-cool they actually were and still are. They make up some crazy lie to try to convince everyone that they’re not the same losers they used to be which backfires on them. In the end, they realize that it’s more important to be true to oneself and to be a good friend than to gain the respect of those who don’t matter, giving all the awkward girls hope for the future!

never been kissedNever Been Kissed (1999)

In this movie, Drew Barrymore played a nerdy teen who grew up to be a nerdy woman working at a newspaper, who was assigned to infiltrate the local high school and dig out any dirt in the teenage world. She starts out as a hopeless underdog, but with the help of her naturally cool brother, she becomes the coolest girl in school. In the end, she’s faced with making the choice between maintaining popularity and standing up for her beliefs. Her final decision is what leads her to find true love.

she's all thatShe’s All That (1999)

Another classic underdog tale, it’s a movie about the most popular boy in school who is challenged with turning the geekiest girl in school into a prom queen in just a few short weeks. However, he learns that the challenge is much more difficult when she rejects initial advances towards her. When she finally gives in, they begin to build a connection and long story short, Freddie Prinze, Jr. was hot.

10 things I hate about you10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Based off Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, this movie features just about every type of teen from the high school social ladder. Two love stories are explored side by side when the shy kid at school seeks the help of a rebel bad boy to help him get the popular girl, whose sister is an independent feminist. It’s got JGL who is now a full-fledged hottie, and the incomparable Heath Ledger who, through this movie, lands on the radar of every teenage girl. Did we mention there’s a musical performance in it to?

empire recordsEmpire Records

The 90s sparked another indie revolution with ideologies shifting to pushing aside conformity, fighting the man, and doing what makes you happy. This popular teen film completely captures that spirit when a small record store is in the process of being purchased by a corporate chain. The teen employees begin devising a plan to make enough money to save the store while in the midst of a plethora of social and personal issues. The store makes a last ditch effort to come up with the funds by hosting a fundraiser/party at the store. In the end, the teens get to hold on to their dream and if that’s not 90s enough for you, then I don’t know what is.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, maybe it’s time to call up some old friends for a sleepover! What was your favorite 90s teen movie?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post was written by Kelvin of Pure Costumes, the site where you can find anything and everything when it comes to dressing up as someone else.

Shout! Factory and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles present benefit screening of Maya The Bee Movie

image003To celebrate the theatrical release of highly anticipated animated feature Maya the Bee Movie, Shout! Factory Kids and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have teamed up to present a benefit premiere screening of this fun-filled family movie on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills. Shout! Factory Kids will donate all ticket proceeds from this benefit screening to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Studio 100 Media, the film’s production company, and Shout! Factory have offered to match the funds raised at this screening as additional donation to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Moreover, Shout! Factory Kids will be bringing a private advanced screening of Maya the Bee Movie to patients and their families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles before the movie’s May 1st theatrical opening in Los Angeles and New York. Children at CHLA will have the first opportunity to embark on the fantastical cinematic adventure of Maya the Bee Movie by attending a special movie presentation in the CHLA movie screening facilities and through the on-demand entertainment system that is available in each patient room.

The benefit screening of Maya the Bee Movie will begin at 12 noon on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills.  Tickets for the screening event are $9.00. Guests may add an additional contribution upon ticket purchase, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. You can purchase tickets here.

Already a great box office success in much of the world, MAYA THE BEE MOVIE, based on the well-known children’s novel and popular animated series in Europe, Australia and Asia, offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. This highly anticipated animated feature brings to life an enchanting story of a little bee named Maya and her exciting adventure of self-discovery and fantastical fun.

Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure – the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive! Her funny attempts to fit in bring her into trouble with the Queen’s narrow-minded royal advisor, Buzzlina. With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out into the meadow on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery.

While most bees believe that other insects should be feared, Maya can’t help but make friends with Flip the charismatic and eccentric grasshopper, Kurt the dung beetle and even Sting, a young hornet. But when the Queen’s royal jelly is stolen, it will take Maya and all of her bug buddies to figure out who did it and how to save the day!

One of the best-known and beloved children’s brands of all-time, the stories of Maya The Bee have been passed down among generations of families for years. Originally a German children’s novel by Waldemar Bonsels, The Adventures of Maya the Bee was published over a hundred years ago in 1912. Since the original publishing, the book has been translated into many other languages and enjoyed by children all over the world. In addition to the book, Maya The Bee is also a comic book series, appeared in various iterations as animated series and now a major animated feature film.

Sterling Gates’ The Posthuman Project Gets Distribution

the-posthuman-projectReckless Abandonment Pictures has announced worldwide video-on-demand distribution for the award-winning independent film The Posthuman Project, a superhero teen drama written by comic book writer Sterling Gates and The Oklahoman journalist Matthew Price and directed by Kyle Roberts, making his debut as a feature film director. The Posthuman Project will be available on all major video-on-demand platforms for a May 1, 2015 release and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.

In The Posthuman Project, five friends on the verge of graduating high school accidentally receive superpowers during a rock-climbing trip. The genetic boost changes everything and they are faced with the first decisions of their adult lives. Will they give up these powers and continue to live as normal teenagers? Or will embrace their newfound powers and become posthuman? The film stars Kyle Whalen, Collin Place, Lindsay Sawyer, Alexandra Harris, Josh Bonzie and Rett Terrell. The film’s producers include Vahid Farzaneh, Wendy Parker, Sha’ree Green, Matthew Price and Sterling Gates, with John Scamehorn and Kyle Roberts executive producing.

The ninety-minute feature was shot on location in Oklahoma with an all-local cast and crew and has played across the United States, Europe and South America to sold-out crowds as part of the festival circuit, winning ten awards overall, including Best Feature at five festivals.

Chris Evans Apologizes for Calling Black Widow a “Slut” and “Whore,” Renner Not so Much

In an interview to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron with Digital Spy, Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans were asked about fans wanting Black Widow to be with Hawkeye or Captain America, but turns out she’s really with Bruce Banner/the Hulk. In what was intended to be a joke, but still not exactly appropriate, Renner responded deadpan before laughing:

She’s a slut.

Evans who burst out laughing responded:

Something along that line. She’s a complete whore.

There’s then some jokes about her having a prosthetic leg and leading everyone on.

As I’d expect, those answers haven’t gone over all that well with the public, no matter how much of a joke they were intended to be. In a statement through his agent, Evans said:

Yesterday we were asked about the rumors that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America. We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. I regret it and sincerely apologize.

Renner’s statement that was released wasn’t quite accepting of the blame as Evans’.

I am sorry that this tasteless joke about a fictional character offended anyone. It was not meant to be serious in any way. Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour.

It’s not too hard to say that one tried to make a joke that fell flat and it was juvenile and inappropriate.

The character of Black Widow is particularly sensitive to fans right now. Though she’s quite popular, she’s not receiving the merchandising focus as other characters are, or her own movie. She’s being relegated to the sidekick, there for eye candy only apparently.

You can watch the video of their interview below.

Spider-Man Gets Animated in 2018

The_Amazing_Spider-ManThe I received notification of a release, the release isn’t exactly working, but it’s being reported all over that Spider-Man will be getting the animated treatment in 2018 courtesy of Sony. The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be writing the treatment for the film.

The film will co-exist with the live-action Spider-Man film that Sony is currently working on with Marvel. Spider-Man franchise vets Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce, along with former Sony Pictures Chairperson Amy Pascal, who will also produce the new live-action Spider-Man film.

The film will reportedly debut July 20, 2018. The live-action reboot will premiere July 28, 2017.

 

Sony Pictures and Valiant Announce Five-Picture Deal

BLOODSHOT_001_COVER_LOZZIValiant Entertainment and Sony Pictures today announced a deal to bring two of Valiant’s award-winning comic book superhero franchises—Bloodshot and Harbinger—to the big screen over the course of five feature films that will culminate in the shared universe crossover film, Harbinger Wars.

Bloodshot, arriving in theaters in 2017, will kick off the five-picture plan leading to Harbinger Wars and will be directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski from a script by Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer. Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce the film. Matthew Vaughn and Jason Kothari will serve as executive producers.

Harbinger will follow shortly thereafter from a script by Eric Heisserer. Sony and Valiant rHARBINGER_012_COVER_REEDERemain tight-lipped about potential directors. Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe from Original Film and Dinesh Shamdasani from Valiant Entertainment will produce.

Both films will be followed by sequels before the title characters confront each other head on in Harbinger Wars—a motion picture directly inspired by Valiant’s critically acclaimed 2013 comic book crossover of the same name. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the five-picture HARBINGER WARS initiative for Sony Pictures.

In March, Valiant announced that it partnered with Beijing-based entertainment company DMG for nine-figures of film financing capital for the production of theatrical films and television programs based on Valiant’s library of iconic superhero characters.

The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened? Final Trailer

The final trailer for The Death of “Superman Lives”; What Happened? has landed! The documentary will be in a Limited Theatrical Release on May 1st, and International Release July 9th on Streaming|DVD|Blu-ray|VOD. As a backer of the Kickstarter project, I can’t wait to finally see this film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Goes Retro

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has gone retro with Christopher Reeve and Adam West.

Furious 7 Crosses $1.1 billion and Remains in First

furious-7-poster1Three weeks in a row Furious 7 has held the top spot at the box-office. The film earned an estimated $29.1 million this past weekend bringing the film’s domestic gross to $294.4 million. The film has earned $1.15 billion so far world wide. That puts it in seventh in all-time earnings right now, and that’s just after three weeks. There’s a good chance it’ll move into fourth by the time the movie’s run is over, putting it behind the first Avengers film. The movie has two weeks until Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out and momentum is drained.

In other openings, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 came in second earning $24 million domestically. Unfriended was third with $16 million. Monkey Kingdom was seventh earning $4.7 million. True Story debuted in eleventh with $1.9 million, and Child 44 was in seventeenth earning $600,00.

In comic movie news, Kingsman: The Secret Service came in sixteenth earning an estimated $650,000. The film has earned $125.6 million domestically and worldwide the film has earned $396.4 million. It’ll likely cross the $400 million mark by the time its run is over.

Two Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Posters Released

Director Zack Snyder has Tweeted two posters for next year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I kind of like them myself. Thoughts?

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