The Karate Kid (PG)


Adhering to the 1984 original, this Will Smith-produced remake goes to China. Jackie Chan is Mr. Han, a martial arts master who mentors the young Dre (Jaden Smith). The film feels bloated and yet unsatisfying: Director Harold Zwart (The Pink Panther 2) doesn’t dig deep enough into his characters’ motivations. For all Dre’s training (Smith studied with stunt coordinator Wu Gang), we never see the learning process take seed.

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Rain Nightclub at the Palms underwent a transformation June 2 as Taste of the Nation took over. The foodie-pleasing party featured food from more than 30 of the city’s top kitchens, and benefited Share Our Strength, which strives to eliminate child hunger in America. Local beneficiaries included Three Square Food Bank, Catholic Charities of Las Vegas and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Chefs for Kids program.