The Karate Kid

‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘Cool Runnings,’ ‘Karate Kid,’ and More of Pop Culture’s ‘Great Showdowns’


This fall saw the release of a new volume, Great Showdowns: The Revenge, in which Scott C brings to life, in his inimitable style, scenes from everything from Dazed and Confused to Oldboy to The Empire Strikes Back. The fine folks at Titan Books were kind enough to share a few images from the book; these are some of our favorites. …Read More

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.
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