John G. Avildsen, who won an Oscar for directing the original “Rocky” (1976), starring Sylvester Stallone, and also directed all three of the original “Karate Kid” films, has died in Los Angeles. He…
Variety has selected producer/showman Jerry Weintraub to receive its 2013 Creative Leadership Award. The kudo will be presented to Weintraub in tandem with the Oct. 22 publication of its Variety‘s…
Weintraub's latest triumph was "Behind the Candelabra," the HBO telepic that received 15 Emmy nominations
A ludicrous, borderline-nonsensical supernatural concoction with a slightly redeeming sense of its own silliness.
While his Hong Kong colleagues such as Chow Yun-fat, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh — who each took a crack at Hollywood in the late '90s — have all slowed their tempo, Jackie Chan, at 59, seems to be…
DeVon Franklin has been upped to senior VP of production at Columbia Pictures, where he'll report to prexy Doug Belgrad.
Columbia Pictures has tapped "The Incredible Hulk" scribe Zak Penn to rewrite its untitled sequel to 2010's surprise hit "The Karate Kid."
A big-budget, live-action adaptation of a long-running animated TV skein, Takashi Miike's "Ninja Kids!!!" largely earns its exclamation points.
Sony's multiculti reboot remains largely faithful to the enduring 1984 crowdpleaser.
Columbia Pictures is back in the dojo with a new version of the 1984 hit "The Karate Kid," which has been refashioned as a star vehicle for Jaden Smith.
The franchise is still kicking -- but not very high -- in "The Next Karate Kid," in which a troubled teenage girl is transformed from bratty rebel into confident martial artist. Leisurely and overly…