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The Five Best Ralph Macchio Movies of His Career

The one big reason we know of Ralph Macchio came back in the 80s when he played a weak young kid that routinely got his butt kicked by a bunch of karate-loving thugs that simply didn’t know when to say that enough was enough. To be fair, neither did his character since he continued the fight as much as he could. But Ralph Macchio has been known before the Karate Kid movies and has done a few things since, not the least of which has been to revive the love the movie that made him so well known with William

The Five Best Ralph Macchio Movies of His Career
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‘Marvel Tales feat. Ghost Rider #1′ Review

  • Nerdly
Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by Marvel Comics

I kind of felt honour bound to review this, with Halloween in our not too distant future. Can you think of many better characters than Ghost Rider at this time of year. I also have a more personal connection in that, every Halloween growing up, I’d always pull a stack of books with a horror connection and read them. I always did the same at Xmas as well, themed reading was a thing back then clearly. Apart from the odd Werewolf By Night, or Tomb of Dracula, the character I loved the most was Johnny Blaze himself, Ghost Rider. Visually awesome, with great villains like Mephisto prone to spring up, and having adventures in a nice little niche area of the Marvel Universe, what was not to like? The 1990′s reboot was ok, with Danny Ketch as the new Ghost Rider,
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‘Karate Kid’s’ Rebirth Surprises & Delights Ralph Macchio

The Karate Kid had a great run. After the original 1984 movie, there were two sequels with the original stars, a reboot with Hilary Swank as The Next Karate Kid, and a second reboot produced by Will Smith as a vehicle for his son Jaden. Nobody expected the original cast to come roaring back with [...]

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Why the hell do the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ judges keep underscoring James Van Der Beek?

Why the hell do the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ judges keep underscoring James Van Der Beek?
James Van Der Beek is having a pretty great fall. He revealed on Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars” that he and his wife Kimberly are expecting their sixth child. Mazel tov! And he’s killing it so hard on the dance floor that he’s the favorite in our odds to win the whole thing. But his scores haven’t exactly been commensurate with what we’ve seen from him.

The “Dawson’s Creek” alum came out of the gate swinging with an excellent debut tango to top the leaderboard the first week with a 21. He hasn’t reach the summit since, which is not a huge deal in general since it’s nearly impossible to hold onto the top spot the entire season, and there are a lot of great dancers this season. But the individual scores themselves feel a tad low for someone of his skill and performance level,
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Karate Kid & Cobra Kai Actor Rob Garrison Dies at 59

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Karate Kid & Cobra Kai Actor Rob Garrison Dies at 59
Rob Garrison has passed away. He was 59-years old. Garrison is arguably best known for playing Tommy in 1984's The Karate Kid, a role which he reprised this year for YouTube's successful Cobra Kai series. The actor died Friday morning in a hospital in West Virginia. According to his sister-in-law, Garrison was suffering liver and kidney problems and was in the hospital for over a month. He died as a result of his organs shutting down. His family is currently setting up funeral arrangements.

"Rob was a great person and ambassador to The Karate Kid legacy," said his talent manager Rick Henriques in a statement. Henriques went on to say, "His performance in season 2 of Cobra Kai, being his last, was simply amazing and he stole the episode." Garrison's Tommy character was the one in Karate Kid who excitedly cheered on William Zabka's Johnny Lawrence during his final match with Ralph Macchio.
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Karate Kid Star Rob Garrison Dies at 59 After Month-Long Hospitalization

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Karate Kid Star Rob Garrison Dies at 59 After Month-Long Hospitalization
Rob Garrison, who starred as one of the Cobra Kai members in the hit 1984 film The Karate Kid, had died at 59, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The actor died Friday morning at a hospital in West Virginia after a month-long hospitalization due to kidney and liver failure, TMZ reported.

“This is a sad day for the Karate Kid / Cobra Kai family,” Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio says in a statement obtained by People. “Rob Garrison was a kind gentleman from the first day I met him to the last day we spoke. I am so glad he had the opportunity to
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Rob Garrison, Actor Who Played Tommy in ‘The Karate Kid,’ Dead at 59

Rob Garrison, Actor Who Played Tommy in ‘The Karate Kid,’ Dead at 59
Actor Rob Garrison, who was best known for playing Tommy in The Karate Kid, has died at the age of 59.

Garrison’s representative, Rick Henriques, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, adding via Garrison’s family that the actor had been hospitalized in West Virginia for over a month as he dealt with kidney and liver issues.

“Rob was a great person and ambassador to The Karate Kid legacy,” Henriques said. “His performance in Season 2 of Cobra Kai, being his last, was simply amazing and he stole the episode. He
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Rob Garrison, ‘Karate Kid’ Actor, Dies at 59

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Rob Garrison, ‘Karate Kid’ Actor, Dies at 59
“Karate Kid” actor Rob Garrison has died at the age of 59, the actor’s family confirmed on Friday.

“Rob was a great person and ambassador to ‘The Karate Kid’ legacy,” his manager said in a statement. “His performance in Season 2 of ‘Cobra Kai,’ being his last, was simply amazing and he stole the episode. He will be missed by me and everyone he encountered.”

Garrison was best known for playing Tommy, a member of the rival Cobra Kai dojo, in the 1984 movie “The Karate Kid” starring Ralph Macchio. He also appeared in the sequel “The Karate Kid: Part II” and had a cameo in the YouTube follow-up series “Cobra Kai.”

Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 (Photos)

Our entire Karate Kid/Cobra Kai family is devastated by the news of Og Cobra Rob Garrison's passing. He was a truly gifted performer and an even better man. My heart goes out
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Robert Garrison Dies: ‘The Karate Kid’ Actor Was 59

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Robert Garrison Dies: ‘The Karate Kid’ Actor Was 59
Robert Garrison, an actor best known for his role as Tommy in the original The Karate Kid, a sequel and this year’s Cobra Kai series, has died, Deadline has confirmed. He was 59.

A cause of death was not officially released, though reports indicate he had been ill for a time.

“Rob was a great person and ambassador to The Karate Kid legacy,” said his rep Rick Henriques in a statement provided to Deadline. ” His performance in Season 2 of Cobra Kai, being his last, was simply amazing and he stole the episode. He will be missed by me and everyone he encountered”

As the franchise’s Tommy, Garrison made for an appropriately nasty foil for Ralph Macchio’s Daniel starting with the 1984 original film. He returned to the role in 1986’s Karate Kid: Part II and for an appearance in this year in the YouTube Premium Cobra Kai.

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Robert Garrison, Who Played Tommy in 'Karate Kid,' Dies at 59

Robert Garrison, Who Played Tommy in 'Karate Kid,' Dies at 59
Robert Garrison, best known for his work in Karate Kid, has died, his rep, Rick Henriques, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 59.

"It is a huge loss to the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai family," Henriques said. "He was a great guy and a great actor." No cause of death was disclosed.

Garrison played Tommy, the wicked Cobra Kai member who delighted in Daniel (Ralph Macchio) being punished both in and out of the ring. Tommy has the memorable line of "Get him a bodybag!" which he yells while laughing maniacally during the climax of the film....
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Stream Season One of Cobra Kai For Free on YouTube Now

Have you put off watching season one of Cobra Kai because you didn’t want to subscribe to another service? Well while you wait for YouTube Premium to become available for free with ads, which we’ve heard will be available at the end of September, you can stream the first season now for free! But you’ll have to hurry. It’s only available during the window from now until September 12th, then you’ll have to wait a couple of weeks until it’s re-released with the rest of the content. But you could easily breeze through the season, as the episodes are pretty short, and it’s so great, you won’t want to stop!

The series follows the characters brought to life by the Karate Kid movies from our youth. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) are adults now, trying to navigate fatherhood, business, and old rivalries.
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HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ Final Season Trailer: Welcome to 1985, and Porn on VHS (Video)

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HBO released the trailer for its eight-episode third and final season of David Simon’s porn drama, “The Deuce” on Thursday.

Welcome to 1985. Here’s what’s going down this decade:

Season 3 of “The Deuce” brings us into the world of 1985, just as VHS overtakes film as the primary medium for porn production and distribution. The lure of the California sunshine, the city’s aggressive takeover of commercial sex properties in Times Square and the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic mark the end of an era. With the party of the 1970s winding down, 42nd Street has deteriorated into a hive of uncontrolled violent crime and seedy video stores, making urban renewal seem more unlikely than ever before. Following the interconnected lives of Times Square’s barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police, mobsters, porn actors and producers, the eight-episode third season of “The Deuce” brings the series’ arc to a dramatic conclusion.
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Cobra Kai's first season now showing no mercy for free on YouTube

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Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming to YouTube by way of the video platform's move to Avod (ad-supported video on demand). To celebrate the change, YouTube is granting everyone access to the first season of Cobra Kai, the mega-popular TV series spinning out of The Karate Kid franchise starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. Access to Cobra Kai's first season will only be available…
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YouTube Drops Paywall With ‘Cobra Kai’ Release, Sets ‘Impulse’ & ‘Liza on Demand’ Returns, Johnny Cash Docu

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YouTube is officially kicking off its shift to Avod (ad-supported video on demand) today by dropping the first season of its most popular original scripted series Cobra Kai, starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, in front of the paywall for a limited time.

The streamer also has set Season 2 premiere dates for comedy series Liza on Demand, headlined by YouTube star Liza Koshy., on September 25 and drama Impulse on October 16, along with free windows to catch up with each series’ first season.

As part of the kickoff, YouTube today also announced a pickup and October 8 premiere date for the Johnny Cash documentary film The Gift, which had premiered at SXSW, as well as premiere dates for a slate of three original European non-scripted programs announced at Edinburgh last week, including Virtually History, a special commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the coming months, YouTube
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Cobra Kai's Ralph Macchio Wants A Redo On Season 2 Ending

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Ralph Macchio's Daniel Larusso lost his cool in "Cobra Kai's" season 2 finale with his student and Johnny's boy Robby (Tanner Buchanan), but the actor didn't agree with the showrunners that Daniel should be the bad guy in that situation. In our sit down with the original karate kid, he's looking to make amends for his actions in season 3 which starts shooting in September.
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‘The Deuce’ First Trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal Takes Us Home in Titillating Final Season

‘The Deuce’ First Trailer: Maggie Gyllenhaal Takes Us Home in Titillating Final Season
The Deuce,” David Simon and George Pelecanos’ gritty 1970s New York-set drama for HBO, has released a titillating first teaser trailer for its third and final season. “The Deuce” stars Maggie Gyllenhaal (who also produces) as sex worker-turned-filmmaker Eileen “Candy” Merrell, and James Franco as twin brothers. The series dramatizes the legalization and advent of the porn industry as told through a group of sex workers and brothel owners operating in the formerly seedy Times Square. After jumping in time from 1971 to 1977 between the first and second seasons, Season 3 will skip ahead to the mid-1980s.

According to an official logline, Season 3 of “The Deuce” will explore “the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence.” The first trailer promises plenty of ’80s-level partying, backseat seductions, and VHS filmmaking.

While it
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Cobra Kai Season 3: What Does Kreese’s Return Mean?

Andrew Husband Aug 6, 2019

Martin Kove’s classic Karate Kid villain is back for more Cobra Kai.

In the tumultuous second season finale of Cobra Kai, John Kreese’s (Martin Kove) manipulative calculations and incessant bullying finally pay off for the hated Karate Kid villain. He takes the reopened Cobra Kai dojo back from his former student Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and sends the latter on a rather dark and depressing path.

Or, as co-creator Josh Heald explained to Den of Geek while discussing the themes of the first two seasons, “we burned everything down.”

Throughout seasons 1 and 2, Johnny rekindled the Cobra Kai dojo in the hopes of reclaiming the youthful vigor that he and his fellow students once shared. But he quickly learned the dark nature of Kreese’s teachings and, both thanks to his own reflections and his interactions with Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña), a young high school student
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Exclusive Interview – Stunt Coordinators Hiro Koda & Jahnel Curfman discuss their Emmy-nominated work on YouTube’s Cobra Kai

We chat with Stunt Coordinators Hiro Koda & Jahnel Curfman about their Emmy-nominated work on YouTube’s Cobra Kai

In today’s fast paced streaming market, it’s safe to say that networks are only as good as their upcoming premieres. With new content continuously being expected, it only makes sense for networks to revisit some of the classic series audiences have grown up with in order to fill the roster. Examples being Fuller House, The Connors, Murphy Brown, The X-Files and the upcoming BH90210. Another standout example of this successfully being done is YouTube’s Cobra Kai. The story of Cobra Kai is set 34 years after the original The Karate Kid film and follows Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who opens the Cobra Kai karate dojo once again, and thus once again begins the rivalry he had with Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio). Daniel is finding it difficult to maintain balance in
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Cobra Kai: What’s Next For Season 3?

Andrew Husband Chris Longo Jul 24, 2019

The co-creators of Cobra Kai discuss the themes season 3 will explore.

From Daniel Larusso’s (Ralph Macchio) return to Okinawa to a September shooting date, audiences learned a lot about the third season of YouTube Premium’s Cobra Kai series at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Despite these and other occasional nuggets of news, however, co-creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald were understandably cautious about revealing too much too soon about what’s to come.

Or, as Schlossberg jokes during the trio’s conversation with Den of Geek, “spoilers!”

Thankfully, the Cobra Kai creative team was more than willing to discuss the specific themes that the critically acclaimed series would be exploring in season 3.

“Season 1 was a lot about the rivalry getting reignited between Johnny and Daniel,” Heald reminds us. “Season 2 became this kind of redemptive journey, where we were seeing John Kreese come back.
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Highlights From My Comic-Con Interview With the Cast and Creators of Cobra Kai

My first San Diego Comic-Con was crazy and exhausting and wonderful. I was lucky enough to get into Hall H, see amazing new trailers and footage, make new friends, and interview the cast of my favorite show! Last Thursday, my husband and fellow GeekTyrant writer Billy and I got to go to the roundtable interviews for the cast and creators of the hit YouTube Premium series Cobra Kai. Here are the highlights from each of the interviews, and an extra special surprise at the end.

First we got to interview writers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg. We found out that all three of these writers were fans growing up of the original movies and are really excited about the new fanbase that spans multiple generations. When asked if they could give us any hints about the new season, Schlossberg simply said, “Okinawa.”

I then asked if they could
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