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The Return of a Classic: Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan Set to Reunite in New Karate Kid Movie in 2023

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Fans of the iconic Karate Kid franchise received exciting news recently, as it was officially announced that the beloved actors Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan will be returning in a new Karate Kid movie set to release in 2023. In a YouTube video, both Chan and Macchio announced they would be starring together in a new movie together and they announced a casting call for the next Karate Kid.

This article dives into the details of this highly anticipated reunion, the impact of the franchise, and what we can expect from this upcoming installment.

A Nostalgic Reunion

The original Karate Kid movie, released in 1984, propelled Ralph Macchio into stardom with his portrayal of the young and determined Daniel LaRusso. The film’s success continued with additional sequels, solidifying its place in pop culture history. Fast forward almost four decades, and fans of the franchise are overjoyed to see Macchio return to the role that made him an icon.

Ralph Macchio starring as Daniel LaRusso in the original Karate Kid

Joining Macchio is the legendary Jackie Chan, who starred in the 2010 Karate Kid reboot. Chan’s portrayal of the wise and skilled Mr. Han captivated audiences and brought a fresh perspective to the beloved story. Now, with both actors set to reunite in 2023, fans can expect a unique blend of nostalgia and new dynamics that will undoubtedly make this new movie memorable.

Building on the Journey

The Karate Kid franchise has always been more than just a series of martial arts films. At its core, it tells a captivating story about resilience, friendship, and personal growth. Each installment has represented a new chapter in the lives of its characters, with valuable life lessons woven into the narrative.

The upcoming movie is expected to continue this tradition by exploring the further development of Daniel LaRusso’s character and his ongoing journey in the martial arts world. With the inclusion of Jackie Chan’s Mr. Han, audiences can anticipate a mentor-student dynamic that will provide fresh insights and deepen the emotional resonance of the story.

Honoring the Legacy

While details about the new Karate Kid movie are still scarce, it is clear that the film aims to honor the legacy of the franchise while introducing new elements to captivate audiences. The combination of Macchio’s experience as Daniel LaRusso and Chan’s undeniable talent and wisdom promises to create a compelling and entertaining cinematic experience.

The Karate Kid series has always touched viewers through its relatable themes and inspirational stories. By bringing back beloved characters and enlisting the talents of a diverse and talented cast, the new movie has the potential to reignite the passion and enthusiasm of longtime fans while capturing the hearts of new ones.

Anticipation and Excitement

The announcement of the new Karate Kid movie featuring Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan has sparked immense excitement among fans worldwide. Social media platforms are buzzing with discussions, speculations, and nostalgic reminiscing about the impact the franchise has had on their lives.

As 2023 approaches, fans eagerly await the chance to witness these two influential stars share the screen once again. The reunion of Macchio and Chan is not only a celebration of the Karate Kid legacy but also a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the indelible mark it leaves on audiences.

The news of Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan reuniting for a new Karate Kid movie in 2023 has ignited a sense of excitement and anticipation among fans. The return of these beloved actors, paired with the franchise’s compelling storytelling, guarantees an unforgettable cinematic experience.

As we eagerly countdown the days until this highly anticipated release, let us celebrate the impact the Karate Kid franchise has had on our lives and relish in the joy of seeing these iconic characters return to the big screen. The legacy continues, and a new chapter awaits in the world of the Karate Kid.

George H.W. Bush’s granddaughter, Ashley’s Film Win “People’s Choice” Award at Dallas Film Festival

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The Queen's New ClothesThe granddaughter of the late George H.W. Bush, Ashley Bush, can now add award winning film director to her extensive resume. Bush’s latest film, The Queen’s New Clothes, won the People’s Choice Award at the Dallas Film Festival.

The documentary, starring Winn Morton, will premiere on Monday June 3rd, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Maysles Documentary Center. There will be a reception following the premier. All ticket sales will go to the Maysles Documentary Center, which provides the underserved communities in New York educational tools to learn filmmaking. Run time is 24 minutes.

The film follows the legendary 90 year old costume designer, Winn Morton, as he bring his over the top style and designer skills to a small town debutante pageant in rural Texas. He honed his craft on the Broadway and he designed costumes and sets for the circus, notable Ringling Bros. but he also has designed for ice shows, balls, and festivals. His love for the fantastical and his immense creativity has helped to solidify Morton as a design genius.

Ashley Bush, daughter of Sharon Bush and Neil Bush, is a Los Angeles based filmmaker who is originally from Texas. She graduated from Barnard University with an Arts degree in English and film. She also received her Masters at USC School of Cinematic Arts, specializing in writing and directing. She got her first taste of the filmmaking by helping to assist Cary Fukunaga on the set of his 2015 Netflix feature, Beasts of No Nation. She currently has a much anticipated half-hour mockumentary show, Campaign!, in development with CAA and Rough Cut.

As a child of a philanthropist, Ashley is a humanitarian at heart. She is a founding member of the Athena Film FestivalHer mother Sharon Bush, has started multiple foundations to help the underserved in communities both in the United States and all over the world. The festival is held at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City and it focuses on films celebrating women and leadership. The festival also hosts workshops, master classes and panels on a variety of topics that focus on women in the film industry.


Halle Berry Stars in John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum

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Keanu Reeves captured audiences around the world in the third installment of John Wick. In the third film, John Wick is on the run from assassins in part to a $14 million reward for his death. Halle Berry stars in the film as her acting once again has captured audiences. While Keanu Reeves starred in the movie, Halle Berry added a familiar yet refreshing performance that appealed to audiences everywhere. Berry has been an action film fan favorite since the ’90s and seeing her back on the big screen in a role that very few Hollywood actresses could pull off, reminded viewers of her presence in the film industry. The action chemistry that flowed between Reeves and Berry was seamless and gripping.

Halle Berry was not messing around when she signed up to take this role. It required fearlessness, intensity, commitment, and grit. Halle Berry stars as an ally to John Wick. Berry revealed she broke three ribs while training for her fight scenes. Among the pain that she endured from her injury, her training schedule was regimented and intense, including several hours of cardio five days a week, rigorous martial arts instruction, and hours of practicing gunplay. Not just a pretty face, Berry’s physical performance was extremely impressive. Dogs were also included in several fight scenes throughout the film, and the actors and actresses had to work with dogs and trainers to get each scene correct. Wick’s ally, Sofie (Berry), and her dogs came to John Wicks defense throughout the film.  Halle Berry is the embodiment of the phrase “age is just a number.” While 52-years-old, she does not look it or act like it. She gave 110% to her work, especially in terms of the physical commitment it took to prepare for the role. At any age that commitment and sacrifice could be off-putting and reason to hesitate, but not for Halle Berry. She is a respected Hollywood actress, and it is always inspiring to see actresses continue to grow and diversify their roles. While many actresses peaked in the ’90s, it doesn’t seem like much is going to hold Berry back from taking on new and thrilling roles. Almost thirty years later, her commitment and comeback make her more likable than ever. Her manager, Vincent Cirrincione, met her in the ’80s when she was an eager and budding actress. The two crossed paths at a performing arts seminar, and he thought she would be a perfect fit for a role that he happened to be trying to find a match for. Over the years they worked together, Cirrincione has advocated for Berry and worked hard to get her roles that would display her versatile and natural talent. Some of her most prominent roles were featured in Jungle Fever and Dorothy Dandridge. When Berry starred as the Bond girl in Die Another Day, she hit a new point in her career she could only have dreamed of when crossing paths with Cirrincione in 1980 at an acting seminar.

John Wick was filmed all over the world including New York City, Montreal, and Morocco. The numbers that resulted from the opening weekend revealed how big of a success the movie was.. The original movie had a $14.4 million dollar opening weekend. Chapter Two in the series had a $30.4 million opening weekend. Overseas, the movie took in $92.2 million in its first week. John Wick Parabellum did better in the box office on its opening weekend than the previous two movies of the series. The cast and previous movies pulled people into the theatres in droves, and the response of viewers was overwhelmingly positive. And due to the positive response, it has been reported that a fourth movie is in the works and to be released on May 21, 2021.

With the momentum that continues to grow with each John Wick film, surely anticipation will grow as the release date grows nearer for the fourth installment of the series. With an all-star cast, fine-tuned fight scenes that produce by blood, sweat, and tears, and a plot that keeps viewers gripped until the very end, the bar is set pretty high for this next movie. However, with a cast that includes the likes of Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry, audiences already have a  pretty good idea of what they are signed up for.


The Top 4 Famous and Iconic Movie Franchises for this Valentine’s Day

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We love movies over here at Celeb Voice. On Valentine’s Day most people want to watch a rom-com but tonight most of us single people plan on having a movie binge tonight on our favorite movies tonight. In honor of all those who won’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day, we are sharing our top four favorite movie franchises that we plan on binging tonight.

Star Wars

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” … you don’t have to know much to know where this famous phrase is from. Star Warshas embedded its way into our culture like no other franchise has been able to. The movie that almost never made it off the ground, has been one of the most influential cinematic markers of the last fifty years. The movie was created by George Lucasin the late 70’s. With intergalactic war, love, and adventure, the movie captured many audiences. Today, audiences still love the characters, the soundtrack, and the giant yellow letters giving an overview of the storyline before the movie begins. The movie has received many awards to back up the hype surrounding the franchise. It has received ten academy award nominations and won seven. It has also been recorded in the Library of Congress’s’ National Film Registry and the National Recording Registry. We even say phrases like “May the Fourth be with you”, to celebrate the date May 4th. It’s hard to overstate how much this movie has impacted American culture and cinema.

 Star Trek

“Live Long and Prosper.” Star Trek was created in the 1960s and had a rough start, being cancelled after only a couple seasons. The show was created by Gene Roddenberry who was a war veteran himself. While the show did not have the booming beginning run, one of the largest letter campaigns to ever be recorded got the show off the ground and back on the air again. It was clear that the writings and themes struck a chord with viewers in ways that other shows had not been able to. The main chord being the idea of coexisting peacefully with people different than you. The show was made during the Cold War where tensions were especially high in America. The show gave people something to aspire to. Since its original debut, Star Trek has made many different movies and shows, sticking to its original theme of inclusivity and embracing differences. In the Star Trek: Discovery, the show features its first openly gay character. Gretchen Bergand Aaron Harberts were the original showrunners. The team of Berg and Harbertsreally took the television show to the next level. Star Trek continues its trend in being relatable to the masses, relating to current events, and staying relevant to its viewers–these qualities can be tied back the long-run of success the franchise has experienced.

 Jurassic Park

Can humans and dinosaurs exist together? Apparently not. This is what Jurassic Parkhas taught us. While the idea of bringing back some of the most powerful creatures that once walked the earth seems like an exciting idea, it also turns out to be one where people across the world enjoy watching it on screen. While a scientist just wanted the world to peak into the past, it becomes clear that we were meant to exist at separate times for good reason. However, getting a cinematic fictional peak into a world where humans and dinosaurs coexist was an absolute hit. In 1993, the movie took viewers by storm. Since then, the franchise has come out with movies that have been just as popular. In 1993, the worldwide box office number came in at a whopping $1,038,812,584. Jurassic Park 3 is expected in 2021. 

Harry Potter

The boy who lived. The hype and build up to the Harry Pottermovies was born out of the beloved book series by J.K. Rowling. Through friendship, love, and bravery, the books captured the hearts of readers around the world. J.K. Rowling wrote the booksas a single mom who had to file for welfare benefits- -little did she know that her books would become a worldwide sensation. There are eight movies and seven books. Because of the heavy amount of content, it was necessary to split the books into an extra movie. The final book was made into two separate films. To say that the movies did well would be an understatement. The final box office figure for all the film was $7,723,431,572. Harry Potter World, books, trivia, costumes, and a whole fandom was born out of the Harry Potter franchise. While Harry Potter is a newer series in contrast to other franchises that have done comparably well, it doesn’t seem like its popularity will be dying down any time soon. Spin offs of Harry Potter have included The Deathly Hallows, which has gained popularity after the Harry Potter movies finished their final movie. Some might even say that Harry Potter rivals the popularity that Star Wars once held.


The Fifty Shades Trilogy is back with the Fifty Shades Darker Trailer

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Well this mess of a movie franchise is back with a  trailer for the upcoming movie “Fifty Shades Darker”  that is set to open on Valentine’s Day 2017. Frankly, after all the bad reviews of the first movie, we are surprised that they are attempting a second movie.

The only memorable thing about the movie trailer is another sexy rendition of Beyonce’s Crazy in Love but this time Miguel takes over the vocals. As much as we want to be able to buy into the fantasy of this movie, the sexual chemistry between Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan is lukewarm at best. It was reported previously that the stars of the movie also did not get along during the first movie shoot and it was very apparent during every promo that was done before the release of the movie. We wonder if they still can’t stand each other?

Well because we love to make fun of a terrible movie over here at CelebVoice, we will definitely being seeing this movie!


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