Tag Archives: Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio shows off his mystery comedy skills

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: The New Year is holding a lot of promise for Ralph Macchio — some of that due to his hilarious “Wax On, @#!$ Off” video. He figures that between its home on Funny or Die, You Tube and other sites, it’s had[...]

“Karate Kid” sequel will be penned by “Kung Fu Panda” scribes

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The original “Karate Kid,” with Ralph Macchio as the bullied teen, spawned three sequels – including one that introduced an unknown Hilary Swank as the “Next” kid in the franchise. Well, she wasn’t. That turned out to be Jaden Smith, son of mega-star Will Smith, who[...]

New “Karate Kid” a worthy successor to classic story

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Hollywoodnews.com: The Karate Kid (*** out of 4) Color me surprised. In our current, remake-crazed film culture, where warm nostalgia often gets thrust aside in a selfish grab for cold-hard cash and familiarity breeds contempt for stories we once cherished, Harald Zwart’s “The Karate Kid” manages to respectfully[...]

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[...]

“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[...]