Sixteen Candles Photo: Universal Pictures It’s easy to get swept up in a cute teen romance. They’re fun, there’s the nostalgia factor (we were all teens once!), and they’re full of so much hope — the feeling that this is just the beginning . But here’s the thing: Because we’re all so busy getting swept away and having fun and remembering what hope feels like, we don’t always have the most discerning eye when it comes to who our hero has chosen to fall in love with. Sometimes, when you take a closer look at what’s going on and who we’ve been spending cinematic time with, you realize that this person is no good at all and our hero can do much, much better. Don’t get me wrong, some of your favorite teen rom-com love interests are just fine — wonderful, even! — but we owe it to ourselves and our rom-com heroes to examine this idea further. And so Vulture has taken it upon itself to put a sampling of love interests from teen comedies (spanning from the ’80s to today) to the test … [Read more...] about Is This Teen Rom-Com Love Interest Really Worth Dating?
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June 30, 2014 - 14:55 BST hellomagazine.com Ed Sheeran's sophomore album X has become the UKs fastest-selling album of the year. Ed Sheeran 's sophomore album X has become the UKs fastest-selling album of the year. X , which is pronounced multiply rather than the letter x, knocked off Lana Del Rey's album Ultraviolence , and has beaten the previous record held by Coldplay. Ed Sheeran performing at Glastonbury Festival 2014 Ed's album sold 182,000 copies since it's release on Monday - 14,000 more than Coldplay's Ghost Stories did in May. One of Taylor Swift's best friends , Ed has become one of the UK's biggest stars, with his set at this weekend's Glastonbury Festival becoming one of the year's most memorable, with the crowd still singing as he left the stage. The A Team singer has even found success in America, something many British artists find notoriously difficult, and became Taylor's opening … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran’s second album becomes fastest-selling of 2014
June 04, 2020 - 10:28 BST Emmy Griffiths How the Alex Rider TV show has largely succeeded where the 2006 film Stormbreaker failed It is a big day everywhere for millennials who once had Anthony Horowitz's bestselling Alex Rider series on their bookshelves, as the first TV show adaptation of the spy novels has finally landed on Amazon Prime Video - and what's more, it is good. The first novel in the series about the teenage spy who is forced to work for the secret service, Stormbreaker, was released way back in 2000, with a film adaptation of the same name released six years later. Loading the player... WATCH: Amazon Prime Video Alex Rider trailer Despite having an all-star cast, the film sadly didn't have all-star reviews, and any sequels were soon out of the question due to the film's poor box office performance. Indeed, author Anthony himself spoke about the movie's shortcomings at the time, saying that the … [Read more...] about Alex Rider Amazon show is the adaptation fans have been waiting for
Photo: Katie Yu/Netflix This Friday, Netflix wrapped up its sparkly rom-com trilogy of Lara Jean Covey’s time in high school with To All the Boys: Always and Forever . After falling into a relationship with her crush Peter Kavinsky thanks to an old love letter in the first movie , wrestling with her attraction to another crush in the second , Lara Jean’s got a new paramour in her life, only this time around it’s [cue Sex and the City music] the city of New York! Peter gets into Stanford and Lara Jean doesn’t, but then she finds herself longing for a new life across the country at NYU. Meanwhile, there’s also a dreamy trip to Seoul, stressed-out parental dynamics, a wedding, scrunchies, and her younger sister’s discovery of boys. Vulture’s Devon Ivie and Jackson McHenry got together to discuss this melancholic end of an era. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Jackson McHenry: What a journey we’ve been on with Lara Jean. She fell in love in one movie, was caught in a … [Read more...] about And Now, Some Discourse About the Ending of the
Melodrama is out on Friday. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival On Friday, former teen prodigy Lorde will release her sophomore album, Melodrama . (It’s out now for all you lucky Aussies and Kiwis.) Now a seasoned 2o-year-old — with plenty of swear words sprinkled throughout the album to prove it — the album will look to evade the sophomore slump and establish Lorde as a legitimate pop force. But with more than three years (mostly) away from the music scene making this album, there’s a lot of blanks to fill in. What’s this album even about? We’re here to tell you that and more. It’s about a house party. Lorde’s latest is a loose concept album centered around a single house party, the events leading up to it, and all that might entail for your average 20-something (yes, even Lorde). “With a party, there’s that moment where a great song comes on and you’re ecstatic,” she told The New York Times Magazine , “and then there’s that moment … [Read more...] about Lorde’s