The Brat Pack's Back in Town: The Cast of St. Elmo's Fire Then and Now

Stop rocking back and forth, close the window, and get ready to celebrate, because St. Elmo’s Fire is turning 30.

This ’80s tale of big hair and even bigger melodrama is three decades old on June 28. If that doesn’t make you feel old, Demi Moore’s style choices in the movie surely will.

Aside from teaching viewers about obscure weather phenomena, St. Elmo’s Fire was also the first film to advertise The Brat Pack as “The Brat Pack”.

13 Things You Didn't Know About St. Elmo's Fire, 30 Years Later

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For those who saw it in theaters, it offered a snapshot of a specific type of ’80s culture. For the generations who grew up with it on VHS, it became a favorite alongside the likes of The Breakfast Club. And this week (official U.S. release date June 28, 1985), St. Elmo’s Fire turns 30.

11 Things You Never Knew About Weekend at Bernie's on its 25th Anniversary

On July 5, 1989 – 25 years ago – two yuppies went to their boss’s beach house in the Hamptons, and the world of dressing up corpses to pretend they’re still alive would never be the same.

Don't You Forget About Me: The Brat Pack Then and Now

Samantha Baker’s family may have forgotten her landmark birthday, but Brat Pack fanatics have no trouble remembering Sixteen Candles.

On May 4, 2014, the iconic John Hughes high school movie turns 30 years old. A film about the emotional annoyances and social snafus that come with being a teen, Sixteen Candles is still relatable today. Or, at the very least, ladies continue to wonder, “What happened to dreamboat Jake Ryan?

Her Objects of Affection: Movie Men Infatuated with Mannequins, Dolls and Droids

In Spike Jonze’s acclaimed new film Her, the titular pronoun refers to the female voice of a computer operating system, with whom a lonely writer (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love. Sexy Scarlett Johansson plays the Siri-esque tool, making the premise a little more plausible.


Lipstick Jungle Star Andrew McCarthy Detained in Ethiopia

Weekend at Bernie’s, this wasn’t.

Andrew McCarthy had a harrowing experience while on assignment for the travel magazine Afar recently, as he was escorted at gunpoint out of an historic underground church for intruding without documentation.

On the second day of his visit, having already witnessed an exorcism at the famed Lalibela church, McCarthy, 47, was accosted by a guard. The star of NBC’s Lipstick Jungle had bought a ticket to visit Lalibela, but had left it in his hotel.