But isn't the fact that Johnny Lawrence still carries a grudge towards this high school incident kind of ... sad?Read More
Sweep my heart.
Billy Zabka, whom you may know as Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid and evil blond jock from other various '80s films, recently went to a dojo in Clarysville Maryland to give a keynote talk on their second annual Anti-Bullying Day.Read More
It Belongs in a Museum!
Jan von Holleben’s Photography Makes Kids Into Wizards, Pirates, Jedi, and Explorers… Can We Play Too?
It's getting to the point where "interventions" of has-been film and TV stars are such a cliche that parodies of them have become cliche as well. However, perhaps because of residual hatred for the new Karate Kid remake, the new Funny or Die video featuring an intervention of the original Kid himself, Ralph Macchio, somehow ends up working big time. The video features the 80s star's family (including "actress who's been showing up everywhere recently," June Diane Raphael, as his wife) and "friends" gathering together to persuade him he needs to stop...being so nice. We then get treated to a series of hilarious visual gags including a shot of Macchio cutting a pile of coke into a smiley face.Read More
Fresh on the heels of Alice in Wonderland's box office success, rumors are flying about not one, but two feature film remakes of The Wizard of Oz. Now, there's more than one way to retell a story, and there are a few ways to redo Wizard that would probably work. The odds of Hollywood actually finding those particular ways is unlikely.
I'd like to take some time and explain when a remake generally isn't a good idea, and when it generally is, and whether or not this means that The Wizard of Oz is something we should revisit.Read More