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Taking lessons from "Prizzi's Honor" instead of "The Karate Kid."

This week's big movie meme is Originality vs. Profitability, thanks to the spectacle of two '80s retreads squaring off at the box office this past weekend. Why "The A-Team" sunk (relatively speaking) and "The Karate Kid" was immensely profitable has led to a lot of discussion, but little consensus. Both film are primarily riding off of brand names and a nostalgic fanbase. "The A-Team" had a budget in the $110 million range, while "The Karate Kid"'s...

Whatever happened to bizarro fan club videos?

That was the question I had this weekend after Cinematical unearthed "At Home with Corky Nemec," a surreal tour through the bedroom and the mind of "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" star Corin Nemec. If you don't remember Nemec as Fox's answer to Ferris Bueller, or for the short-lived film career that followed during the early '90s (which included a role in 1994 Wesley Snipes skydiving actioner "Drop Zone"), you won't be able to forget him as a good-natured...