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The 10 Worst Halloween Costumes in Film and TV History

Well kids, Halloween is right around the corner, and the pressure is on, year after year, to find the absolute greatest costume of all time. I think we can blame much of this pressure on teevee and movies, which dramatize million-dollar Halloween parties with elaborate, ornate costumes — designed, of course, by well-paid professionals with sky’s-the-limit budgets. But even pop culture characters occasionally wear a dud costume; here are a few of the least imaginative, with the hope that they’ll adjust your self-imposed expectations just a bit. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorwire: Links You Need to See

Some things, like this Great Gatsby/Mean Girls meme mash-up, are just perfect. There’s a Robocop statue going up in Detroit, because that’s just what the city of Detroit has been clamoring for. Astronaut Chris Hadfield is the best thing to happen to space travel in a long time; we celebrated his… Read More

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Casting Tina Fey's Broadway Musical Adaptation of 'Mean Girls'

Last night on the SAG red carpet, Tina Fey delighted the world with the notion of writing a Mean Girls musical with her husband (who does all the 30 Rock music.) Being the modest goddess that she is, she hasn’t given much thought to her dream cast yet, aside from Mariah Carey as Mrs. George. Whether Mariah Carey can channel Amy Poehler is up for debate, but while Tina Fey works out the final details with Paramount and gets writing, all we have to entertain ourselves with until this momentous occasion of sheer joy is to dream up a cast ourselves. So, here’s Flavorwire’s ultimate fantasy cast for the teen comedy classic. … Read More

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Ranking Film’s Prom Dresses from Best to Worst

This time of year always gets us thinking: You know one thing that we really don’t miss about high school? Prom. From finding a suitable date to scoring an invite to the best after-party, it was an all-around stressful experience. And don’t even get us started on the misery inherent in searching for the perfect dress — an epic quest which, looking back at photos over a decade later, appears to have been in vain. But we’re not the only ones who have suffered through this classic rite of passage; luckily, some of your favorite film characters have gone through this crazy dog and pony show, too. Click through to check out our ranking of their sartorial choices from best to worst, and let us know if you agree with our picks in the comments. … Read More

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20 TV Mean Girls We Secretly Love

From the tough ladies on Game of Thrones and Revenge to the recent additions of sardonic “gal pal” Jessa Johansson (Girls) and James Van Der Beek’s equally self-absorbed BFF Chloe (B—- in Apartment 23), audiences are quite taken with TV’s latest mean girl class. The “B” (of Apt. 23) has even been called “one of the first truly 21st century chicks on TV.” While we don’t endorse girl-on-girl hate in real life, striking that perfect balance of evilness and likability is a difficult thing for a character to do, and we’d like to give a shout out to the women who have done this with aplomb over the years. Click through to see the mean girls we not-so-secretly love, and please share your favorites in the comments! … Read More

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10 of Film History’s Meanest Bullies

The ruthless bully character has been a movie staple for decades, but the limited theatrical release of the new documentary Bully on March 30 ushered in a new kind of example – the heinous, reprehensible real-life bully. While we certainly don’t advocate bullying in real life situations, we’ve got to admit that we don’t mind seeing a little fictional bullying take place on the big screen. So here’s our breakdown of ten of the biggest, and baddest, movie bullies of all time, from nightmare-inducing teen thugs like Scut Farkus and Biff Tannen to more recent (but equally vicious!) additions to the canon, like Regina George. … Read More

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Gay Best Friends in Pop Culture Who Need Better Friends

Despite some encouraging recent advances, gay and lesbian characters remain underrepresented in mainstream media, and the ones who do appear tend to have it pretty rough. Even in 2012, many still get assigned to the role of “Gay Best Friend Who Advises and Comforts the Straight Female Lead,” where they’re very clever and very supportive and don’t get to have personal lives of their own. The lesbians, meanwhile, always seem to be the characters that really terrible things happen to all the time. Here’s a list of some of queer best friends in pop culture who need to make some better friends. If you’ve got any you’d like to share, list them in the comments! … Read More

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