Tag Archives: Martial arts

Gina Carano to be honored at ActionFest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: ActionFest has grown in size and stature over the years, attracting action-movie junkies to Asheville, N.C. to celebrate cinema’s general bad-assedness. This year’s event is scheduled for April 12-15, and they’ve just announced a very special guest that will help lure new attendees. “Haywire” star Gina[...]

Kellan Lutz shares how he got so chiseled

HollywoodNews.com: Twilight star Kellan Lutz is looking good enough to eat on the cover of the latest issue of Men’s Fitness magazine. He needed to look like a Greek god for the film The Immortals and And here’s how he got that way: “I ate 16 eggs every morning. I[...]

‘Dancing with the Stars’: Who is leading, who is in pain?

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is getting down to the last few contestants and it seems that there are some consistently strong competitors on board. Chelsea Kane managed to top the leader board this week with a waltz that was called “timeless,” states People. But right behind her with only[...]

Jack Black’s “Kung Fu Panda 2” unveils new action poster

HollywoodNews.com: Jack Black’s sequel to “Kung Fu Panda,” is gearing up for its release on May 27, 2011 and to get fans in the spirit of things, the film has just released a new poster for the film. In “Kung Fu Panda 2,” Po is now living his dream as[...]

Robert Downey, Jr. and Guy Ritchie are engaging in fisticuffs

HollywoodNews.com: “Sherlock Holmes” director Guy Ritchie and the film’s leading man Robert Downey Jr. are fighting. No, they didn’t have a falling out; rather, they’re enjoying some recreational boxing on a routine basis. Downey Jr. has enjoyed visiting Guy’s martial arts gym per The Sun. Speaking at the UK premiere[...]

‘The Expendables’ release second behind-the-scenes episode

HollywoodNews.com: “The Expendables” starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Giselle Itie, Eric Roberts, David Zayas, and Steve Austin has just released a second behind-the-scenes episode for the film. Expendable: capable of being sacrificed in order to accomplish a military objective. “The Expendables” is[...]

Shyamalan addresses ‘Last Airbender’ race-bending controversy

By Whitney Milam HollywoodNews.com: M. Night Shyamalan, director of the upcoming film adaptation of popular Nickelodeon TV show “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, has directly spoken out against accusations of racism in the film’s casting. Shyamalan responds to repeated criticisms about dark-skinned characters in the television series being light-skinned in the[...]

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 him into[...]

New “The Karate Kid” Photos starring Jaden Smith

HollywoodNews.com: In Columbia Pictures’ The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. The Karate Kid opens in theaters Friday, June 11, 2010. Dre immediately falls for his classmate[...]