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Blu-ray Review – Weird Science (1985)

Weird Science, 1985.

Directed by John Hughes.

Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Rusler, Michael Berryman, Vernon Wells, and Judie Aronson.

Synopsis:

A pair of high school nerds create a ‘perfect’ woman using their computer but chaos ensues as she tries to teach them the error of their ways.

So how do you go about selling Weird Science – a movie so 1980s it should come with a free tin of hairspray and a pair of florescent socks – to a new audience in 2019? Quite a tough sell considering the two essential plot details involve a computer and a pair of teenage nerds who just want to be liked, and in 2019 audiences are savvier about computers and being a nerd is seen as a badge of honour and not the negative insult it was back then.

But the current fetishism of the 1980s in pop
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Win Weird Science Blu-ray Steelbook

To celebrate the release of Weird Science – out on DVD and Blu-ray 22nd July – we have a limited edition Blu-ray SteelBook up for grabs.

If you can’t get a date… make one! After proving himself the king of heartfelt teen flicks with Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, writer-director John Hughes infused the genre with a hefty dose of whacked-out sci-fi comedy in Weird Science, a film where every teenage boy’s wildest fantasies come to life.

Perennially picked-on high school nerds Gary and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of their status at the bottom of the social food chain. Using Wyatt’s computer, the two hatch a plan to create their dream woman – and following a massive power surge, that woman unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys’ dreams come true… but what about
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Weird Science Available on Blu-ray July 25th From Arrow Video

They Went From Zeroes To Heroes In One Fantastic Weekend.

If you can t get a date… make one! After proving himself the king of heartfelt teen flicks with Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, writer-director John Hughes infused the genre with a hefty dose of wacked-out sci-fi comedy in Weird Science, a film where every teenage boy s wildest fantasies come to life.

Perenially picked-on high school nerds Gary and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of their status at the bottom of the social food chain. Using Wyatt s computer, the two hatch a plan to create their dream woman and following a massive power surge, that woman unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys dreams come true… but what about Wyatt s gun-toting psycho older brother Chet (Bill Paxton), and the two bullies (Robert
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John Hughes’ ‘Weird Science’ To Get A Mind-Blowing Blu-ray Re-release

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John Hughes’ 1980s comedy Weird Science is to get a sparkling new Blu-ray re-release. The film will be re-released on the home HD format with in sparkling new 4K with a host of bonus features. The original movie was released all of the way back in 1985 an has achieved cult status in the years since.

If you’re unfamiliar, here is the official synopsis as provided by Arrow Video, who are behind the new home release.

Perennially picked-on high school nerds Gary and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of their status at the bottom of the social food chain. Using Wyatt’s computer, the two hatch a plan to create their dream woman – and following a massive power surge, that woman unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys’ dreams come true… but what about
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Agents of Shield Season 6 Episode 7 Review: Toldja

Moral quandaries surrounding the fight against the shrike arise in this week’s Agents of Shield, but did we learn anything new?

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Agents of Shield Season 6 Episode 7

Sometimes a few well-written character moments, kick-ass action sequences, or surprising plot twists can save an otherwise lackluster episode of Agents of Shield, but unfortunately, although there was both heartfelt and witty dialogue in “Toldja,” there wasn’t enough of what makes this show great to compensate for a stagnant story this week. In essence, Mack and his team learned that saving shrike-infected victims is problematic, and Fitz and Simmons got momentarily trapped in a much less fun revisiting of Kitson, both of which did little to move the story forward. Even the guest stars lacked a certain panache.

That’s not Anthony Michael Hall’s or Karolina Wydra’s fault; their roles as Mr.
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John Cusack movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Say Anything,’ ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Bullets Over Broadway’

John Cusack movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Say Anything,’ ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Bullets Over Broadway’
Most film fans in the ‘80s got their first glimpse of John Cusack on the big screen as one of Anthony Michael Hall’s buddies who placed a bet that requires that their pal to secure a pair of Molly Ringwald’s panties in the John Hughes teen comedy “Sixteen Candles.” Hey, everyone has to start somewhere. Consider that his sister Joan was reduced to playing “Geek Girl” with an awkward brace around neck.

SEEJohn Hughes movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

It was uphill from there as Cusack, with his ironically humorous takes on leading manhood, became one of the more in-demand male stars for the next two decades, working with such top-notch directors as John Sayles, Rob Reiner, Cameron Crowe, Stephen Frears, Spike Jonze, Woody Allen, Terrence Malick and Mike Newell. Somehow, Cusack has been under the radar when it comes to be nominated for major awards as a performer.
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John Cusack movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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John Cusack movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Most film fans in the ‘80s got their first glimpse of John Cusack on the big screen as one of Anthony Michael Hall’s buddies who placed a bet that requires that their pal to secure a pair of Molly Ringwald’s panties in the John Hughes teen comedy “Sixteen Candles.” Hey, everyone has to start somewhere. Consider that his sister Joan was reduced to playing “Geek Girl” with an awkward brace around neck.

It was uphill from there as Cusack, with his ironically humorous takes on leading manhood, became one of the more in-demand male stars for the next two decades, working with such top-notch directors as John Sayles, Rob Reiner, Cameron Crowe, Stephen Frears, Spike Jonze, Woody Allen, Terrence Malick and Mike Newell. Somehow, Cusack has been under the radar when it comes to be nominated for major awards as a performer. But he has made considerable contributions
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"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Toldja"

The next episode of Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is "Toldja", guest-starring Anthony Michael Hall, airing June 28, 2019 on The ABC television Network, streaming and on demand:

"...heads will roll, after finding themselves in yet another gambling dilemma...

"...and a mysterious stranger offers 'Enoch' and 'FitzSimmons' a ride home where, it turns out, two 'shrikes' aren't better than one..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Toldja"...
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Promo for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 7 – ‘Toldja’

ABC has released a promo for next week’s seventh episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6, entitled ‘Toldja’ which features a guest appearance from Anthony Michael Hall; watch it here…

After finding themselves in yet another gambling dilemma, a mysterious stranger offers Enoch and FitzSimmons a ride home where, it turns out, two shrikes aren’t better than one, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Friday, June 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m. Edt), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 airs on Friday’s on ABC.

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‘Agents Of Shield’ Spoilers For Season 6, June 28, 2019 Episode 7 Revealed

Hey, "Agents Of Shield" fans. We hope you guys enjoyed tonight's episode 6. Now that it's officially done and in the history books, it's time to see what the next, new episode 6 will have in store for you guys. Thanks to the wonderful ABC folks, we've got a couple of spoiler scoops to share with you. So, let's just go ahead and jump right into this spoiler session. As usual, we'll get things started by taking a look at the title for episode 7. It is officially being called, "Toldja." It sounds like episode 7 will feature some pretty interesting and possible dramatic scenes as Enoch, Fitz and Simmons get into another sticky situation. A mystery stranger shows up on the scene and more. We'll go ahead and start off this spoiler session with sticky situation ordeal. I turns out that we're going to see Enoch, Fitz and Simmons get into yet another
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Agents of Shield: Exclusive Clip Brings Unwanted Confession

Michael Ahr May 31, 2019

In this exclusive clip from tonight’s Agents of Shield, Mack receives a visit from Agent Keller that both were likely dreading.

When Agents of Shield returns tonight for the episode entitled, “Code Yellow,” the story shifts back to Earth where everyone is preparing to follow up a new lead in the pursuit of Sarge and his group of dimension hoppers. But for some members of the team, there may be more to worry about besides why a stranger is wearing the face of Philip J. Coulson. In the exclusive clip below, for example, Mack receives an important visit from Agent Keller about a possible breach of protocol.

Viewers already know that the bond between Mack and Yoyo has deteriorated over the past year because of his new leadership role, but it appears that Yoyo has no intention of waiting on the sidelines for the beleaguered director
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Agents of Shield Season 6 Episode 4 Review: Code Yellow

Agents of Shield checks in on a character from season 5, and the possibility of a common enemy calls Sarge’s true mission into question.

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Agents of Shield has always been able to take comedic detours without undermining its central adventure, and with the return of Deke Shaw in “Code Yellow,” the show even manages to clarify what Sarge and his team are up to while addressing a dangling character thread from season 5. There’s always been a question in our minds as to whether the man wearing Phil Coulson’s face might actually be using questionable motives to accomplish a noble goal, and his sense of curiosity this week together with the failed fight to save Agent Keller point towards a possible meeting of minds to confront a common enemy.

First, we have
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promo images offer first look at Anthony Michael Hall and Sherri Saum

TV Line has revealed two images from this week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5, entitled ‘Code Yellow’, which offer us our first look at guest stars Anthony Michael Hall as Mr. Kitson, the ruler of an alien game empire and Sherri Saum as a Chronimcon named Atarah; take a look here…

See Also: Promo and images for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 4 – ‘Code Yellow’

“Code Yellow” – Yo-Yo and Keller take things public; parasitic aliens threaten the human race; and someone really needs boba on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” airing Friday, May 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m. Edt), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 airs on Friday’s on ABC.

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Agents of Shield Season 6 Reveals Anthony Michael Hall Role and Others

Michael Ahr May 28, 2019

As Agents of Shield season 6 continues its space storyline, Anthony Michael Hall's character takes a villainous shape.

When Agents of Shield season 6 was still in production it was announced that Anthony Michael Hall would be joining the cast, but nothing was shared about what role he would play. Now, Marvel has revealed that Hall will play an antagonist in the deep space storyline in which Fitz finds himself on a casino planet being charged with time-related crimes by a team of Chronicom hunters.

Hall will play none other than Mr. Kitson himself, for whom the casino planet is named, and the press release describes him as "the fiendish ruler of an alien empire." Based on the character portrait at the top of this article, Hall almost looks like a crime boss, and given the turn of events on his namesake planet in "Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson,
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. First Looks: Anthony Michael Hall's Casino Kingpin and Sherri Saum as a [Spoiler]

This does not bode well. The planet where several Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. heroes just got into all kinds of trouble is actually named after someone, and we’re about to meet him. Also, another of Enoch’s kind will be entering the mix.

In exclusive photos above and below, TVLine has your first look at new characters played by Anthony Michael Hall (The Dead Zone) and Sherri Saum (The Fosters). Hall has been cast as Mr. Kitson, the fiendish ruler of the alien gaming empire where Fitz and Enoch tried to cheat the tables and Jemma and Daisy found themselves “tripping balls.
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10 Best Pop Culture References Created By The Breakfast Club

Written, produced, and directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club is a 1985 movie that stars five members of the 1980s iconic Brat Pack: Judd Nelson as John Bender, Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish, Emilio Estevez as Andrew Clark, Anthony Michael Hall as Brian Johnson, and Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds. These five students, who represent the five archetypes – the criminal, the princess, the athlete, the brain, and the basket case – are forced to spend a Saturday in detention under the strict supervision of Principal Vernon.

Related: John Hughes' 10 Best Films Of All Time

This quintessential 80s movie defined generations of teenagers and still stands as one of the most influential coming-of-age films ever made. It's a timeless classic that keeps popping up in pop culture, as many other movies and TV shows often reference it. Plus, many of us reference it regularly in our everyday lives. Today, we list the
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The Stars of 'Sixteen Candles': Where Are They Now?

The Stars of 'Sixteen Candles': Where Are They Now?
It's been 35 years since Sixteen Candles was released in theaters on May 4, 1984.

The film, which was written and directed by John Hughes, follows high school student Samantha (Molly Ringwald) on her 16th birthday. As Samantha's family prepares for her older sister's wedding, they forget to acknowledge her milestone birthday.

Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Haviland Morris, Blanche Baker, Gedde Wantanabe and John Cusack round out the cast.

While the film is beloved by many, Ringwald penned an essay for The New Yorker in 2018 in which she reevaluated problematic aspects of the ...
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Awesome Con 2019 Giveaway: Win a Free Pair of Tickets!

Spencer Mullen Apr 1, 2019

Excited for Awesome Con 2019 but couldn't snag a ticket? We're giving our readers the opportunity to win one pair of tickets, free!

Featuring comics, games, toys, cosplay, celebrities, artist, and writers, Awesome Con is a pop-culture dream. We're excited to attend this year, so we've teamed up with the folks behind the 'con to bring the same opportunity to you!

Celebrity guests at this year’s Awesome Con include Kj Apa and Cole Sprouse from Riverdale, Cobra Kai stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, Oscar Nunez and Creed Bratton from The Office, and geeky pop-culture staples like Weird Al Yankovic and Wil Wheaton. Classic stars from the '80s like Val Kilmer, Kelly LeBrock, and Anthony Michael Hall will also be appearing. Even beloved former Doctor Who Matt Smith will greet Whovians! Don't miss your opportunity to catch the entertainment world's latest updates and meet your favorite artists and creatives.
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Out of Bounds: An 80s Flop That Foretold A Generation's Loss of Innocence [Rewind]

Out of Bounds: An 80s Flop That Foretold A Generation's Loss of Innocence [Rewind]
On the heels of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, Anthony Michael Hall was geek cool before Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory knew what pocket protectors were. Anthony Michael Hall was the right actor at the right time, and his performances in those three films would cement him forever as an 80s icon.

The only problem was that Weird Science came out in 1985. Hall was 17 years old and he knew he wanted to have a long career ahead of him. In fact, he said as much when I heard him interviewed at a local film festival that, ironically, Pirates of Silicon Valley was screened at. So, as great as being the star of three John Hughes films probably was, Hall knew that he need to show some range.

Add to this that St. Elmo's Fire also came out in 1985 the pressure for Hall to spread his acting wings probably increased.
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10 Best Community Guest Stars, Ranked

Making heavy use of meta-humor, chock-full of pop culture references (usually courtesy of Abed Nadir), parodying various tropes and cliches, and paying homage to genres and specific works of fiction, Community is a love letter to TV shows and movies that inspired it. Often cited as one of the best TV shows of all times, Community is one of those shows we can never get enough of (#sixseasonsandamovie).

Related: Myers-Briggs® Personality Types Of Community Characters

Community may have ended (#sixseasonsandamovie) but its legacy is tremendous: tons of outstanding episodes, more memorable moments, jokes, and running gags than you can count, and, of course, plenty of awesome guest stars. Before we reveal our picks, here are some honorable mentions: Jason AlexanderAnthony Michael HallTaran Killam, and everyone else who didn't make the cut.
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