So at my parents' house, where I'm spending the remainder of the calendar year, there are something like 980 channels on their cable plan. It's great, except that I can't keep up with what's about to play, or what's currently on, or anything like that. What this means is that I end up watching bits and pieces of myriad films, but never quite a movie in its entirety. Inbetween various Boxing Day football matches today, for instance, I caught the tail end of both Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles. Great films, both written by teen maestro John Hughes (who directed Sixteen Candles, but not PiP -- Howard Deutsch took the helm on that one). A veritable Molly Ringwald fest!
Watching the last hour of both films reminded me of something I had read online not too long ago -- something of a SC vs. PiP faceoff: supposedly men dig SC, while women prefer PiP. True? Patently false? A misguided faceoff when one considers the glory of The Breakfast Club? Read Dalton Ross' take on this, and decide for yourself. And let us know your thoughts in the comments...
[Also, a little known fact: Ross' wife (who is mentioned in his article) is none other than Christina Kelly, one of the inner circle of staffers of famed, and now long-defunct, Sassy magazine.]
[Oh, and if you want my two cents: Some Kind of Wonderful wins, any day of the week.]