RAVE and WRECK of the week: Feb. 9, 2011

RAVE of the week: ‘Sixteen Candles’ back to big screen

Gather up your best Madonna gear and MC Hammer pants, and get ready to rewind to the ’80s, because John Hughes’s classic “Sixteen Candles” is returning to the big screen for Valentine’s Day weekend. It’s certainly a dream come true for any fan of Hughes’s generation-defining movies, including “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Breakfast Club.”

150 AMC Theatres across the country will feature the 1984 romantic-comedy in all its glory, so audiences can laugh and fall in love with Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall all over again. Teen heartthrobs, school-girl crushes, jocks and prom queens—it’s all there.

“Bringing back the iconic romantic comedy ‘Sixteen Candles’ for Valentine’s Day weekend is a no-brainer,” Robert J. Lenihan, president of programming at AMC, told Business Wire. “We are pleased to partner with Universal to offer guests the opportunity to relive the ups and downs of being a teenager in love, when this PG-rated movie hits the silver screen again.”

Shows will only play at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 14. Visit www.AMCTheatres.com/sixteencandles to find the closest theater and order tickets to add a little something special to your Valentine’s Day plans.

WRECK of the week: ‘Housewives’ hits Miami

Get ready for more cat fights, more Botox and more middle-aged drama. Apparently Bravo TV is taking a cue from “Jersey Shore” season two, since the seventh installment of “The Real Housewives” franchise will head to Miami. The original installment, “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” premiered in 2006 soon after terms such as “MILF” and “cougar” became popular. How ironic. The “Housewives” franchise quickly spread all over the country to New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C. and Beverly Hills.“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” finale attracted 2.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Who doesn’t enjoy watching a televised train wreck every now and then? The shows are entertaining, but they glorify immature behavior and encourage geographical stereotypes. “The Real Housewives of New York City” fourth season premiere will move to late spring, and the Miami installment will premiere Feb. 22. The Miami installment will feature six new women, including women who have been personally linked to Glen Rice and Scottie Pippen. A handful of the “Housewives” aren’t even married, as divorce is popular among cast members. Without a doubt, the Miami season will feature shallow, rich women who have too much free time. Housewives have certainly come a long way since Carol Brady and June Cleaver.

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