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The Daily Stream: Is There A Better High School Rom-Com Than Clueless? As If!

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Clueless"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) has everything she could possibly want: status, money, equally beautiful friends who follow her every move, and a dad who adores her. But this popular girl with a heart of gold wants to do something good with her power, and if that mean...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Mtv, Jane Austen, Cher, Rudd, SilverStone, Alicia Silverstone, Emma, Baldwin, Dionne, Austen, Brittany Murphy, John Hughes, SlashFilm, Amy Heckerling

Every Cameron Crowe Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

Cameron Crowe makes earnest movies. It's his biggest strength and his biggest weakness. Crowe works best when his obsessions align -- when there's the right music, when the romance overwhelms, and when his characters are thoroughly sketched. His films allow for moments of great sentimentality; when Crowe pulls it off, he makes you wonder how he stripped you of your vulnerabilities with a heartfelt speech or the perfect needle drop. When he doesn't, it creates an effect similar to that of watchin...
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The 15 Best '80s Comedies Ranked

The '80s: a decade of contrasts. With an ongoing conversation about adult content in films eventually culminating in the introduction of the PG-13 rating in 1984, filmmakers faced the challenge of trying to aim for narrower demographics than ever before. They grappled with creating films that bridged the gap between family-friendly movies and raunchy sex comedies, the practical result of which was that there was more variety in comedies than ever before. Yes, the '80s had its fair share of gross...
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The 20 Most Influential Female Directors

The narrative surrounding women in film is always changing -- even whether or not it is valuable to label someone a "female director" is up for debate. Makes sense! The term "female director" does not mean any one thing. Some women influenced cinema by developing technology. Others defined, or re-defined, a genre. Many made history by being the first woman to reach a milestone (no filmmaker needs to be the first at anything in order to be considered influential or culturally significant, but eac...
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A ‘Clueless’ Reboot, Reimagined as a Mystery Series, Has Been Passed Over at Peacock

Looks like this latest attempt to reboot a beloved ’90s classic is…Audi. Even Peacock — home of such resurrected IPs as Saved By the Bell and Punky Brewster — didn’t want to touch the Clueless reboot, which would have reimagined the 1995 romantic-comedy as a mystery series. The Clueless mystery reboot has been passed over by the NBCUniversal streamer, which is already planning a new take on the 1995 movie starring Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd. Per The Hollywood Reporter...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Abc, Jane Austen, Cher, Rudd, Remakes, SilverStone, Bell, Clueless, Alicia Silverstone, Murphy, Emma, Peacock

‘Modern Persuasion’ Review: Alicia Witt’s Appealing Presence Powers a Half-Hearted Jane Austen Update

Back in 1995, in the midst of cinema’s brief fixation with Jane Austen, director Roger Michell made the definitive film of “Persuasion”: as literate and elegant as it was underestimated upon release. That same year, Amy Heckerling set the bar for modernized Austen adaptations with her lithely funny and era-defining “Emma” riff “Clueless.” A quarter-century […]
Tags: Reviews, Jane Austen, Jonathan Lisecki, Emma, Austen, Roger Michell, Alicia Witt, Amy Heckerling, Modern Persuasion, Alex Appel

A Virtual Table Read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Featuring Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Shia LaBeouf, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, John Legend & More

If you will forgive a gross oversimplification, there are two kinds of people in this world: Those (like me) who, having seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High the night before the first day of their senior year of high school, made sure to pack carrots in their lunchboxes, and those who were too young to see it in its original release, possibly because they hadn’t been born yet. For those of us in the first group, Feelin’ A-Live’s #FastTimesLive, a virtual table read of the script for Camero...
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A Virtual Table Read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Featuring Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Shia LaBeouf, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts & More

If you will forgive a gross oversimplification, there are two kinds of people in this world: Those (like me) who, having seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High the night before the first day of their senior year of high school, made sure to pack carrots in their lunchboxes, and those who were too young to see it in its original release, possibly because they hadn’t been born yet. For those of us in the first group, Feelin’ A-Live’s #FastTimesLive, a virtual table read of the script for Camero...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Film, College, Julia Roberts, Current Affairs, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Tolkien, Cameron Crowe, Sean Penn, Billy Wilder, Ray Liotta, Pitt, Facebook Twitter

Watch the Full ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Table Read with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston & More

As promised last month, a star-studded table read of the classic coming-of-age high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High unfolded this past week to raise funds for CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), a nonprofit charity co-founded by Sean Penn, one of the film’s co-stars. But the cast of the table read didn’t include any other actors from the original movie. Instead, the Fast Times and Ridgemont High table read (virtually) starred the likes of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robe...
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ComingSoon’s 2020 Back to School Gift Guide

ComingSoon’s 2020 Back to School Gift Guide It’s that time again, time to go back to school. It’s been an unconventional year, but, whether it be online or in-person, students all around the world are gearing up to hit the books (some are already back in class). If you’re lucky enough to have completed your education, you might want to get the students in your life something to encourage/aid them in these tumultuous times. Practical/fun things. But how do you know what gifts to get for your ...
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Sean Penn Will Somehow Not Play Spicoli at the ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Table Read

Sean Penn is returning to Ridgement High for a charity table read of the classic 1982 high school comedy that helped launch his career. But somehow, he won’t be playing his iconic teen slacker, Jeff Spicoli. Penn will, however, be joined by a star-studded cast for the Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read, including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, and Morgan Freeman, for a live virtual event that will benefit emergency relief nonprofit CORE’s work in the fight ...
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NBCUniversal’s Peacock Acquires Clueless Series Reboot

NBCUniversal’s Peacock acquires Clueless series reboot After word initially broke last October that CBS TV Studios had begun development on a series reboot of Clueless, Variety has brought word that NBCUniversal’s fresh streaming platform Peacock has acquired the project, which will focus on the character of Dionne, formerly portrayed by Stacey Dash in the original film. RELATED: Clueless Series Reboot in Development at CBS TV Studios PB = PB || {};
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbcuniversal, TV News, Cbs, Cher, Paramount, Stacey Dash, Clueless, Peacock, Dionne, Paul Rudd, CBS TV Studios, TV Premiere, Amy Heckerling, Robert Lawrence

The Best TV Shows and Movies Leaving Netflix in August 2020

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. As usual, the streaming service is set to lose some big titles in August, leaving you with just a few measly days (or weeks, in some instances) to catch up before they disappear into digital oblivion. Here’s the full list of what’s vanishing from the service, including the best movies leaving Netflix in August 2020. Groundhog Day Hulu recently released Palm Springs, which uses this film’s now-famous time-loop structure as a jumping off point. But si...
Tags: Movies, Alan Moore, Christopher Lee, Netflix, Bill Murray, Jane Austen, Hulu, The Wicker Man, Clueless, Groundhog Day, Lake House, Emma, Candyman, Judy Moody, Amy Heckerling, James McTeigue

Amy Heckerling on ‘Clueless’ at 25: ‘Everybody in Hollywood Passed on It’

It’s hard to believe it, but “Clueless,” the seminal comedy that perfectly captured teenage life, has just turned 25, making it several years removed from high school graduation. In the subsequent two and a half decades, “Clueless” has achieved near classic status, but writer and director Amy Heckerling still remembers the many times producers and […]
Tags: News, Clueless, Amy Heckerling, Hollywood Passed, Ken Stovitz

Enter ComingSoon’s Ghost and Clueless Blu-ray Giveaway!

Enter ComingSoon’s Ghost and Clueless Blu-ray Giveaway! has teamed up with Paramount Home Entertainment to give our readers a chance to win one of four sets of the new Ghost and Clueless Blu-ray editions (both movies)! The winners will be picked at random at the end of this week, July 24! All you have to do to win is email your name with the subject “GHOST/CLUELESS” to: [email protected] PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptSta...
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‘Clueless’ Director Amy Heckerling and Costumer Mona May Break Down the Film’s Iconic Outfits

After a quarter of a century, costume designer Mona May’s work on director Amy Heckerling’s 1995 classic teen movie, “Clueless,” remains iconic. “Everybody was into grunge fashion when we made this,” she recalls. “We were having to look to the future and bring it to the table. We were inventing pretty much everything.” As Clueless […]
Tags: News, Clueless, Direct, Amy Heckerling, Mona May

‘Clueless’ turns 25: The fun, fashion and mystery of the missing plaid outfit

Actress Alicia Silverstone had 60 costume changes in the 1995 comedy “Clueless,” but it was a yellow plaid suit from Dolce & Gabbana that helped make her character Cher iconic. Costume designer Mona May put that look — and all the others — together for writer-director Amy Heckerling. So, given the fashion statement it made, surely she’s kept tabs on the outfit over the years since “Clueless” arrived? As if! “If you tell me where it is, I’ll give you a million dollars,” May says, laughing, during...
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Amy Heckerling On The Raw Deal She Got From Hollywood After ‘Clueless’

Heckerling has achieved a zen about her career's ups and downs: "You’ve got to put your hands over your ears."
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25 Years Later, ‘Clueless’ Is Totally Hollywood’s Defining Teen Movie

How Amy Heckerling's "Emma" update crowned a new star in Alicia Silverstone and united multiple generations.
Tags: Hollywood, News, Alicia Silverstone, Emma, Amy Heckerling

Alec Benjamin Is A Fascinating Voice In Modern Pop, Literally And Figuratively

When Alec Benjamin sings, people listen. This isn't necessarily because he has something meaningful to say, though I'd argue that Benjamin is a more substantial lyricist than your average lite-pop singer-songwriter. No, the initial reason folks stop what they're doing and pay attention when this guy opens his mouth is because his voice is kind … More »
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‘Clueless’ Pop-Up Coming to Los Angeles to Celebrate the Film’s 25th Anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Clueless, writer/director Amy Heckerling‘s 1990s comedy classic starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, the late Brittany Murphy, and the immortal Paul Rudd. To celebrate, Paramount Pictures has announced a Clueless pop-up (called, appropriately, “As If”) will be opening in Los Angeles for a limited engagement starting on March 31, 2020. Get the details below. Clueless Pop-Up Details As If will open on March 31, 2020 and run through May 8, 2020 (no...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Cher, Mel Gibson, Paramount Pictures, Clueless, Dionne, Riverdale, Brittany Murphy, Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood CA, Derek Berry, Amy Heckerling

Vans reissues limited edition "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" promotional sneakers

In 1982, Jeff Spicoli brought checkerboard Vans beyond the SoCal surf-skate culture and onto the big screen in one of my all-time favorite films, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. (The story goes that Sean Penn had bought shortly before filming began and convinced director Amy Heckerling to let him wear them in the movie.) To celebrate the movie's release, Steve Van Doren, son of the Vans founder Paul Van Doren, made a limited run of special Fast Times slip-ons made to give away at the pre...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Movies, News, Shoes, Sneakers, Sean Penn, Anaheim, Fast Times, Jeff Spicoli, Steve Van Doren, Paul Van Doren, Amy Heckerling, Tasty Waves And A Cool Buzz

How the New Emma Movie Updates the Relationship At Its Core

Jane Austen‘s beloved 1815 classic Emma is saddled with some serious 19th-century baggage: namely, that the romance at its heart pairs the fresh-faced, 21-year-old titular protagonist with a gentleman 16 years her senior, with all the power imbalances attendant to both their age gap and the gender norms of the era. For the new movie adaptation (stylized as Emma.), the solution to this is fairly simple: cast the lovable Johnny Flynn as the male lead, mostly ignore their ages altogether and a...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Alaska, Wes Anderson, Jane Austen, Johnny Flynn, Harley Quinn, Cher, Greta Gerwig, Shakespeare, Bill Nighy, Hulu, John Green, Gwyneth Paltrow

A Gorgeous New Emma Adaptation Strikes Just the Right Balance of Modern and Authentic

In the days before her novels were adapted into swoony TV miniseries, reimagined as zombie-themed novelties and spun off into little gifty-type advice books, Jane Austen felt like a well-kept secret. Before Austenmania took hold, scholars studied her and avid readers adored her—she was hardly obscure. But suddenly, people in book clubs everywhere were reading, and adoring, her. Longtime Austen lovers, even if they rejoiced in her posthumous superstardom, couldn’t help feeling a little miffe...
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Jane Austen, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Firth, Harriet, Alicia Silverstone, Flynn, Emma, Darcy, Wilde, Paul Rudd

Exploring Paul Rudd’s Journey From Immortal Teen Heartthrob to Immortal Leading Man

Finding a picture of Paul Rudd with a shaved head offers a bit of a challenge, so you’ll have to imagine it. Harder than it seems. Yet it’s instrumental in displaying one of the actor’s fundamentally likable qualities. Back in the early 1990s, Rudd get his big break as a young actor with a role in Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, but it almost didn’t happen. Since he didn’t think he’d gotten the role, he shaved his head, which almost cost him the role. Heckerling and company tried wigs on him because...
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Clueless Series Reboot in Development at CBS TV Studios

Clueless series reboot in development at CBS TV Studios Deadline brings word that CBS TV Studios is developing a Clueless series reboot inspired by the 1995 film as well as the 1996 comedy series. The outlet notes that a number of streamers are interested in the project in addition to The CW. The series is centered around the Dionne character played by Stacey Dash in the feature. RELATED: CBS All Access Renews Why Women Kill for Second Season Clueless is also set in high school. It is describ...
Tags: TV, Movies, La, TV News, Cbs, Cher, Cw, Paramount, Stacey Dash, Clueless, Dionne, Paul Rudd, CBS TV Studios, Amy Heckerling, Robert Lawrence, Jordan Reddout

Chris Kattan: Lorne Michaels Urged Me To Have Sex With Director

"Saturday Night Live" says Kattan's account concerning "Clueless" director Amy Heckerling "did not happen."
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‘Booksmart’ Screenwriter Katie Silberman on Crafting a Unique High School Movie and the New Wave of Romantic Comedies [Interview]

When I first watched Booksmart during its world premiere at SXSW, I fell in love with this high school comedy in an instant. When we talk about the films that we wished we had while growing up, this is one of them. It feels like an instant classic. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are both phenomenal in the film and I couldn’t stop laughing at every ridiculous and wonderful joke. Booksmart screenwriter Katie Silberman spoke with /Film over the phone this week to discuss the writing process as...
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28 Characters That Changed The Game For Jewish Women On-Screen — Right? Of Course Right.

Why is May 2019 different from all other months? It’s Jewish American Heritage month for one, a period that feels especially important to mark given the rising insecurity coursing through Jewish American life. Because visibility is more important than ever before, Refinery29 brings you our celebration of Jewish American culture. L’chaim!America was first introduced to Fran Fine, the big-haired, big-hearted star of CBS’ The Nanny on November 3, 1993,Written, co-produced by, and starring Fran Dre...
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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Turns 10

If The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s self-titled LP was an '80s movie, it’d probably be Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Amy Heckerling’s 1982 dramedy about mixed-up and horny young people with part-time jobs and full-time angst. The film manages to be gritty and genuine without ever getting too bleak; there’s a decent amount … More »
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