Jake Ryan

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    The 12 Best Songs in '80s Movies

    ​For many of us Generation X and Y-ers, much of our adolescence can be directly linked back to '80s cinema. Thanks to writers and directors like John Hughes, '80s teen movies were accurate depictions of suburban (non) happenings. Furthermore, the '80s were a special time in film history thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Idol Beat: Told You So

    ​Admittedly, I didn't think she'd go this quickly, but I always knew Pia was toast. I said as much last week when discussing the stranglehold pre-adolescent female voters have on the show. Why else have only three females made the top five the last three seasons? Was Lee DeWyze really better t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    I Want To Have Sex with Seth Rogen. But Why?

    I want to have sex with Seth Rogen, the star of the upcoming Observe and Report (and numerous other Judd Apatow-type vehicles).  But why?First up, let me say that Miss Pop Rocks is happily married, and she wouldn't cheat on her man even if Mr. Rogen showed up at her house with a box of Godivas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    A Tribute to Bea and the Gals

    In celebration of Bea Arthur’s recent birthday, the geniuses at VH1’s “Best Week Ever” decided to put together a list of the top ten Bea Arthur clips. Now I love Bea Arthur for a lot of reasons, but I love her most because of “The Golden Girls.” For those of you who don’t know, “Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    What I’m Thinking About When I Think About Films From the 1980s

    Please keep in mind that Miss Pop Rocks was a preteen sensation back in the 80s, so if you’re looking for thoughts on “Sophie’s Choice” and “Gandhi” you’ve come to the wrong blog. "Sixteen Candles": As a preteen girl, this movie provided me with multiple fantasies of what life with a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007

    Sixteen Candles

    This ‘80s cult classic is a must-see for Generation Y

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Double Your Pleasure

    Mark your calendars for next year -- the Cole twins' New Year's bash is going public