June 11, 2010
Critics Consensus: A-Team, Karate Kid Reboots Both Not Too Bad
This week at the movies, we've got a pair of 1980s reboots, one featuring a band of ragtag mercenaries (The A-Team, starring Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper), and another with an aspiring martial artist (The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan). What do the critics have to say? Don't you love it when a plan (or, in this case, a remake) comes together? And since we're asking questions, is there anything wrong with a big dumb action flick every once in a while? The critics would likely answer yes to the former question, but on the later they're largely split.
November 30, 2009
First Look at the New Karate Kid
It's disappointingly free of crane kicks, but People Magazine has posted the first official still from Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan's upcoming "Karate Kid" remake.
September 18, 2009
Kung Fu Kid Set Pics Posted
Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith are on the set of their "Karate Kid" remake, where intrepid photographers are standing by to snap their every move. Here are your first "Kung Fu Kid" set pictures!
July 14, 2009
Karate Kid Reboot Gets Rolling
Director Harold Zwart has arrived in Beijing with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, and you know what that means -- cameras are rolling on "The Kung Fu Kid."
June 3, 2009
Taraji P. Henson Is The Karate Kid's Mom
We haven't heard much about it in awhile, but the Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith-led "Karate Kid" remake is still moving forward -- MTV reports that Taraji P. Henson has signed on to play Smith's mother.
March 30, 2009
Name Change for Karate Kid Remake?
Jackie Chan is preparing to step into the role of Mr. Miyagi in the upcoming "Karate Kid" remake -- which, according to Chan, may instead be called "The Kung Fu Kid."
January 14, 2009
Jackie Chan Waxes On Karate Kid Remake
Jaden Smith's "Karate Kid" has found his mentor: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Jackie Chan is set to play Mr. Miyagi in the remake, with "Pink Panther 2" helmer Harold Zwart set to direct.
November 17, 2008
Sony Woos Family Filmgoers
Eager to take advantage of the mini-renaissance of family-friendly films at the box office, Sony has quietly ramped up its plans in that area, moving ahead with a variety of projects including adaptations of "Goosebumps" and "Smurfs" and remakes of "The Karate Kid," "Ghostbusters," and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
April 17, 2008
Total Recall: The 20 Greatest Fights Scenes Ever
The long-awaited showdown between Jackie Chan and Jet Li in The Forbidden Kingdom got us thinking; what are the greatest fights ever filmed? We sifted through quite a few battles, and came up with a list that celebrates the finest in hand-to-hand combat.
November 26, 2005
For over two decades he endeared himself to young moviegoers as the sage, kind mentor Mr. Miyagi; now, generations of fans must say 'Sayonara' to actor Pat Morita.
July 6, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: The Transporter 2
Kick on over to Yahoo! Movies for your first peek at Jason Statham in "The Transporter 2," which, as anyone with working eyeballs can plainly see, is the sequel to "The Transporter." Directed by Louis Leterrier ("Unleashed"), this sequel is about a bodyguard / chauffeur / professional butt-kicker who finds himself protecting a small boy from several nasty people with guns.