Teen Movie Hell Double Feature with Author Mike "McBeardo" McPadden

Sun, Jul 21st, 2019

Join the Music Box Theatre and author Mike "McBeardo" McPadden (Heavy Metal Moves) to celebrate his new book, Teen Movie Hell, with a special double feature screening of VALLEY GIRL and THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN. Co-hosted by Katie Rife of AV Club, McPadden will introduce each film and offer a funny, informative genre history presentation between features. 


PRICING:

Single Feature - $9 / $6 Music Box Members

Double Feature - $12 / $9 Music Box Members


About TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies From Animal House to Zapped! by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

Born in the drive-in theater backseats of the 1970s, the demonic visions of Teen Movie Hell fueled the VCR, cable TV, and shopping mall multiplex booms of the 1980s before collapsing in the 1990s in a pixelated pile of cable dissipation and Internet indulgences.

Between George Lucas's American Graffiti in 1973 and Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused twenty years later, lust-driven laugh riots on the order of Animal HousePorky'sFast Times at Ridgemont High, Valley Girl, Revenge of the Nerds and the John Hughes puberty cycle boomed at the box office and conquered pop culture by celebrating adolescent misbehavior run amok.

All-seeing author Mike "McBeardo" McPadden (Heavy Metal Movies) passes righteous judgment over the entire genre, one outrageous opus at a time. In more than 350 reviews and dozens of bonus features including guest essays by Katie Rife (AV Club), Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) and Kat Ellinger (British Film Institute), Teen Movie Hell lays the crucible of coming-of-age comedies bare.

Click here to get TEEN MOVIE HELL!

"I heartily hurrah this hormonal hagiography."--Patton Oswalt

"This book is good for people who like teen movies and gratuitous nudity. I am those people!"--Gilbert Gottfried

"This R-Rated Rosetta Stone of celluloid abandon is a must-read for multiple generations of once-and-forever kids...a complete classic, written with all the enthusiasm of a Saturday night slam dance."--Allan Arkush, director of Rock n Roll High School

 

Movies & Showtimes for
Teen Movie Hell Double Feature with Author Mike "McBeardo" McPadden

Sun, Jul 21st
Valley Girl

7:00PM
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Sun, Jul 21st
The Last American Virgin

9:00PM
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The Last American Virgin

A FILM BY: Boaz Davidson
WRITTEN BY: Boaz Davidson
STARRING: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin

***Double Feature Ticket Option Available with VALLEY GIRL***

Pizza delivery boy Gary (Lawrence Monoson), loudmouth David (Joe Rubbo) and hunky Rick (Steve Antin) are three high schoolers out to lose their virginity any way they can. Gary falls for transfer student Karen (Diane Franklin), who gets involved with Rick. She also tries to fix Gary up with her less attractive friend, Rose (Kimmy Robertson). When Karen gets pregnant, Gary accompanies her through an abortion, and thinks that his concern has won her over, only to find she still pines for Rick.

 

 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1982
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 92 mins
Format: 35mm

Valley Girl

A FILM BY: Martha Coolidge
WRITTEN BY: Andrew Lane, Wayne Crawford
STARRING: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily

***Double Feature Ticket Option Available with THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN***

Lovely teen Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman) is steeped in the excessive, pink-clad culture of the San Fernando Valley, complete with her narcissistic boyfriend, Tommy (Michael Bowen). At a party, however, Julie falls for an edgy Hollywood punk named Randy (Nicolas Cage), and the two begin an unlikely romance. Torn between fitting in with her superficial friends and embracing a more non-conformist lifestyle, Julie ultimately has to decide to stay with Tommy or take a risk with Randy.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1983
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 99 mins
Format: 35mm

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