Tag Archives: Pat Morita

The Moments that Mattered: Summer Movies

HollywoodNews.com: We’ll see if my schedule allows me to do a compressive ‘end of summer’ box office wrap-up, but since summer 2010 doesn’t officially end until September 3rd, I figure I’ve got time. But for now, here is a rundown of the various scenes, performances, moments, and miscues that[...]

Ralph Macchio pins “Karate Kid’s” legacy to its beautiful story

Hollywoodnews.com: Ralph Macchio, 48, the original star of “The Karate Kid” is on the fence about the Sony re-boot. “Once I got past the fact that there’s a whole new generation, it was more about, ‘OK, you can retell this story because it’s a beautiful story,’” said Macchio who played[...]

Encore to kick off ‘Karate Kid’ with original marathon

HollywoodNews.com: Long before Jaden Smith and Hilary Swank, there was Ralph Macchio as the lonely outsider being kicked around by local bullies. Then along came the wise and martial arts proficient Pat Morita to show the young lad how to wax a classic car and with that, transformed[...]

“The Karate Kid” combo transfers first two films to Blu

By Sean O’Connell HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we review: “The Karate Kid” and “The Karate Kid II” (Blu-ray) Combing through the DVD collection, I was surprised to discover I didn’t own John G.[...]