I have dedicated not one but two FABTVs to The Breakfast Club. So yeah, it's a fave. It's no Sixteen Candles or Weird Science, but it's up there in Fab's John Hughes top three. I think my favorite character's style in this one is actually not Molly — it's bad boy Bender. With his flannel-over-thermal and bandana-around-boot, he had style for miles. And then there were four: the Jock, the Princess, the Basketcase, and the Geek . . . tres chic.
Many people forget that models can act. Case in point: Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science. Another one of Hughes's greats, with a name and theme song from Oingo Boingo; I get cravings to watch this supernatural '80s masterpiece. Geeks Gary and Wyatt create the ultimate babe, Lisa (enter LeBrock), while donning bras on their heads, and the journey ensues. Like all of Hughes's films, WS captures the awkwardness of teens and the keen style of the '80s. But Lisa is a fox, with style to boot. Her cool jackets, distressed denim, studded boots, and lamé party dress are very in tune with fashion now. Coincidence? Yay for the John Hughes documentary, btw.
FABTV is taking a new direction this week — let's not forget about important fashion/music/dance moments in film. It's these hybrids that sometimes make cinematic history. Flashdance anyone? But onto a less famous scene from a very famous film, the one, the only, The Breakfast Club. The song is so-so, but the moves are so groovy. Each character has their individual style that totally works with their persona. The Prom Queen is doing the quintessential '80s bounce kick, The Jock is working the air guitar, The Rebel is headbanging (naturally), The Basket Case is the most artistic of the bunch, and The Geek is, well, geeking out. Gotta love it.
Well, Anthony Michael Hall (a.k.a. "The Brain") is all grown up and has now been cast in The Dark Knight, though apparently he signed a confidentiality agreement and can't reveal which part he's going to play. Rumor has it, however, that he'll be playing Mr. Nygma, a reportedly "good guy," though fans of the Batman comics will know that Mr. Nygma is actually The Riddler. All I know is it would be funniest if Hall reprised his role as Brian the Brain in The Dark Knight. This movie could use some comic relief.
Mattel has also announced that they will be releasing a frenzy of toys, games and puzzles based on The Dark Knight. ComingSoon reports:
Mattel's action figure line will feature Batman and the new Batsuit. Tyco R/C vehicles bring to life the speed and action of the Batmobile and the new Batpod. Additionally, Mattel will release a line of games and puzzles that will capture the film action through board games, puzzles and a special-edition UNO card game.
A special-edition UNO game! I'm so there.
As for the other tidbits, we've got photos of the crazy Bat bike and a full picture of the Batman suit if you read more
Arrrrrrhh ya feeling geeky? If you're a Cult of Mac-er you'll be pleased to learn you can now watch “Pirates of Silicon Valley,” the 1999 made for TV 1999 movie about the beginning of the beef between Apple founder Steve Jobs and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, for free on Google video.
I can't guarantee a single pirate joke during the movie (perhaps that's why I had to insert the one above), but I can guarantee you'll wish you had a bottle of Rum when it's through to celebrate all things geeky and campy.
ER cast member Noah Wylie does his best Steve impression - which, honestly, leaves a whole lot to be desired - and Breakfast Club-er Anthony Michael Hall does his best as Gates, which means donning geeky glasses and a fluffy wig.
"The entire thing manages to be both so over-the-top and so nerdy that you can scarcely believe anyone thought it would be a good idea to greenlight it," says Cult of Mac's Pete Mortensen. Awww touche Pete, touche.