August 11, 2011 |
WILL SMITH and son Jaden, who starred in "The Karate Kid" remake, are in the area meeting with director M. Night Shyamalan . The Smiths are slated to co-star in an untitled sci-fi film that Shyamalan will direct. The film is set 1,000 years from now. Jaden will play a young boy on an abandoned planet, with Will playing his dad, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The pair previously played father and son in "The Pursuit of Happyness. " Yesterday Shyamalan was spotted location-scouting at the old 3M Factory in Bristol, where he shot "Lady in the Water" in 2005.
June 18, 2010
GIMME FIVE A Father's Day movie survey recently identified the top five favorite father-and-son actors, and it's not good news for Michael and Kirk Douglas. 1. Will and Jaden Smith. 2. Jerry and Ben Stiller. 3. Tom and Colin Hanks. 4. Donald and Kiefer Sutherland. 5. Martin and Charlie Sheen.
June 11, 2010 |
There are different ways to make it as a child actor, but none, apparently, as effective as having Will Smith as your dad. His adorable son Jaden headlines the remake of "Karate Kid," the '80s B-movie classic that's been given an eye-popping upgrade on its way to serving as a star vehicle for little Jaden, who had three months of training from kung-fu master Wu Gang in advance of the epic four-month shoot. In place of Pat Morita is Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan, and in place of forgettable SoCal locations is . . . China.
May 17, 2013 |
T OMMY CHONG made a fortune as a stoner comic, but he doesn't think marijuana is a laughing matter anymore. These days, he sees pot as the antidote for what ails America. Chong, 74, thinks that legalizing and taxing weed on a federal level would offer numerous benefits. "Look at the situation we're in now," Chong said. "Sequesters. Cuts. Everything cut across the board. Now, the government is tapped into the biggest cash crop in the world. "There's little manufacturing cost.
May 2, 2010 |
"If at first you do succeed, make it again," is time-honored Hollywood wisdom. Which is one reason many of this summer's releases have that time-after-time familiarity. Another reason is that for many moviegoers, familiarity breeds content. Parents who enjoyed The Karate Kid with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita when they were kids can take their own spawn this summer to the Karate Kid remake, relocated to China, with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. Reboots enable filmmakers to reimagine alternative universes.
December 12, 2008 |
Finally. An airtight excuse for truancy. "There's no school today because of the aliens," 10-year-old Jacob (Jaden Smith) deadpans to his concerned stepmom, Helen (Jennifer Connelly), a Princeton astrobiologist whose expertise is needed but pronto. Emerging from the colossal fireball that has descended upon Central Park's Great Lawn are Gort, a one-eyed steel giant, and Klaatu, an adult humanoid encased in what appears to be whale blubber. First, the Earth trembles. Then, it holds its breath as Klaatu (Keanu Reeves, resembling a cross between young Al Gore and middle-aged Dorian Gray)
June 27, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Chris Brown won a pair of prizes at Sunday's BET Awards. The 21-year-old singer and the night's leading nominee won best male R&B artist and best collaboration for his song "Look At Me Now" with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. Nicki Minaj won for best female hip-hop artist. Kanye West won for best male hip-hop artist but wasn't on hand to accept the trophy. Diddy Dirty Money was named best group. Jaden Smith and Willow Smith tied as winners of the Young Stars award.
January 27, 2012 |
Attending tonight's Sixers game may be a way for busy Will Smith to chill. Fans will be given Jrue Holiday bobbleheads as the team takes on the Charlotte Bobcats at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers co-owner, who was raised in West Philly, not only is making movies again these days - he and son Jaden have been in the area working on an M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi project - his Overbrook Entertainment company is making more deals. The latest harkens back to Smith's musical roots - rising to fame as the rapping half of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.
June 11, 2010 |
How does a youth who stands out like a raisin on rice assimilate into an unwelcoming host culture? That's the hook of The Karate Kid , an appealing reboot of the 1984 inspirational that rethinks the American tale for the global age. Its star, Jaden Smith, spawn of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, is clearly a winner in the genetic sweepstakes. He's inherited Daddy's charm and Dumbo ears and Mom's looks and terrier tenacity. These attributes serve him nicely in the movie about the new kid who faces down bullies with the help of a martial-arts master.