| Feb 8, 2012
Baby (Jennifer Grey) famously lost her virginity to Patrick Swayze's character in "Dirty Dancing." The geeky freshman played by Anthony Michael Hall lusted after Samantha (Molly Ringwald), who's a virgin saving herself for Jake Ryan in "Sixteen Candles."...
| Feb 4, 2014
As John Hughes' muse, Molly Ringwald starred in a trilogy of films ("Sixteen Candles," "Breakfast Club," "Pretty in Pink") that sweetly encapsulated the teen angst of the '80s. Now 45, Ringwald (who played the mother of the lead character in the series...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Give actor Molly Ringwald this much: She can carry a tune (mostly).
And she surely does not lack for courage, daring to try her hand at another art form in front of a paying audience.
So you had to marvel at her self-assurance Saturday night at the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Winning performances by a number of fresh-faced newcomers are almost but not quite enough to recommend "The Secret Lives of Dorks," a fitfully amusing, more often shrill and overstated teen comedy that, like its dweeby protagonist, tries too hard to...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Every generation, it seems, has its own favorite coming-of-age movies. And though tastes change, as does the definition of "coming of age" — including everyone from preteens to young adults in their 20s — these five films are among the ones...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Maggie Carey envisioned her feature directorial debut as a dirty “Sixteen Candles." Think Molly Ringwald's Samantha Baker looking to lose her virginity rather than get the guy.
What she ended up with is “The To Do List,” a low-budget...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:21 AM
If Wikipedia is correct — and why wouldn't a website that anyone in the world can log onto and change its content be correct? — only .5 percent of school-age children attend boarding schools.
If that's the case, how can there be so many...
| Jul 4, 2013
You can draw a straight line connecting Andrew Bujalski, director of the low-key 2002 indie "Funny Ha Ha," to Lena Dunham, premium cable provocateur.
Otherwise known as the show that launched a thousand think pieces, Dunham's HBO series "Girls"...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jun 13, 2013
"Justified" just finished a typically terrific fourth season that featured the Detroit Mafia invading Kentucky, a marriage proposal from antihero Boyd Crowder to his love Ava and Patton Oswalt playing a constable who takes it (and takes it) on the chin...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:46 AM
I was in 7th grade when "The Breakfast Club" opened in theaters, and I distinctly remember thinking the movie was totally right about everything. I wasn't in high school yet (and that was surely one of movie's allures; a peek in a world I would soon...
| May 1, 2013
Molly Ringwald's life and career are about priorities. There were priorities when she was young and spirited, torn between professional jazz singing and acting in what would become watershed coming-of-age movies by the writer-director John Hughes.