Monday, April 22, 2013

A-Z Challenge: R and S Movies: Real Genius, St. Elmo's Fire, Sixteen Candles, and Some Kind of Wonderful!

I've decided that Saturdays just aren't working for me on this challenge, since this is twice now that I haven't gotten around to doing my posts on Friday night.  So, I'll throw a R in here, but today's post is dedicated to fabulous 80s S movies, one of which has my favorite screen kiss of all time. 

This is one of those 80s movies I've always enjoyed (I own it) although I'm not quite sure why.  I think it appealed to my inner geek.  Plus, it had Val Kilmer.  Win!

The first iconic New Adult movie - 7 recent college graduates who have no flippin' clue what to do or how to manage the real world after graduation.  A classic, though not the best John Hughes movie.

This is one of my favorite John Hughes movie, although my thoughts have changed on it over time because Jake Ryan did some pretty sleezeball things in that movie that hardly makes him leading man material.  Oh, well, I still love it.

Oh, Some Kind of Wonderful, my heart swoons...this is my FAVORITE John Hughes movie of all time, and that's saying a lot.  Plus, this movie has all-time-favorite kissing scene in a movie (and yes, I think it beats the notebook):

Seriously, this kiss was fan-yourself-hot.

Okay, gotta work now.  (Blech!)


  1. Real Genius is great! So many awesome lines. "How's it feel to be frozen?"

  2. I actually just watched Real Genius again this weekend from Amazon Prime! I really always loved that movie (and it has a really great soundtrack - although not near as good as Pretty In Pink).

  3. Your posts are making me want to pop some popcorn and curl up on the couch and have myself an 80's movies watching marathon!!

  4. Never seen any of those movies. As proud as I am of having been an Eighties kid, I just haven't seen very many movies from my lifetime, even the well-known ones.

  5. Some Kind of Wonderful really is a cult fave; my BFF in high school loved it, although I've still never seen it! (heard the soundtrack though). I like how the Sixteen Candles' image doesn't seem as dated as the others, there is a timelessness to it.

    Nice point about St. Elmo's being a New Adult movie. That's a good point--you should do an expanded blog post about that given how trendy New Adult is becoming. (seriously, we are going to see an onslaught of them published in 2014 and 2015).