Weekly US film releases: the 1980s return with ‘Karate Kid’ and ‘A-Team’
Tuesday 08 June 2010
On the weekend of Friday June 11, both The Karate Kid, an updated redo of the 1984 film, and The A-Team, an action feature based on the television series from the Eighties, will be released in the US. Plus an award winning independent that won the Sundance Festival.
The Karate Kid
Martial arts icon Jackie Chan (The Spy Next Door, Rush Hour and more than 100 films) co-stars with the young son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith (The Day the Earth Stood Still), and Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) for the remake of this action family film. The story follows a mother who moves from Detroit to China for work, where her young son learns to adjust through kung fu. Opens in Asia and the Middle East, with most European and South American countries following over the summer.
An ensemble action-adventure starring Liam Neeson (Clash of the Titans, Chronicles of Narnia), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Jessica Biel (Valentine's Day), Sharlto Copley (District 9), and Quinton Jackson in the Mr. T role. This remake of the 1980s' television series follows the daring exploits of a colorful group of ex-military commandos seeking to clear their names for a crime they did not commit.
The winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for drama is adapted from the dark novel by Daniel Woodrell. This coming-of-age thriller centers on a teenager played by newcomer Jennifer Lawrence, trying to track down her drug-dealing father in an effort to save the family home. Directed by Debra Granik who also wrote the screenplay.
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