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‘Ambidextrous’ tricks and shticks in otherwise diverting ‘Divas’

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RIVERA. Stellar surprise.

First, the good news: Onat Diaz’s “Kung Fu Divas” may be “just” a fantasy-comedy caper, but it’s visually vivid, doesn’t scrimp on production values, and elicit perky performances from its actors.

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Del Toro eyes monster hit with ‘Pacific Rim’

Mexican film Director Guillermo Del Toro poses for photos at an event promoting his new film Pacific Rim in Mexico City, Monday, July 1, 2013. The film premiers on July 12, 2013. AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre

A lifelong fascination with Japanese mega-monsters is behind Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s eagerly anticipated summer blockbuster “Pacific Rim,” due to be released worldwide this week.

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Bruce Willis says Korean costar is ‘Sinatra of fighting’

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WILLIS.  “The older I get, the more I cry and get emotional.”

Take a bow, Byung-hun Lee. Mr. “Die Hard” himself, Bruce Willis, conceded that the Korean star is the “Frank Sinatra of fighting.”

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Unlikely casting gambit boosts cautionary actioner

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JOHNSON AND SARANDON. Team up in “Snitch.”

Tinseltown’s biggest action heroes are making their movies more viewable by enlisting female co-stars who aren’t conventionally associated with actioners.

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Don’t count them out just yet!

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SCHWARZENEGGER. From “Terminator” to “Governator”—and back again.

Action stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Jackie Chan are all on the wrong side of 50—but, don’t count them out just yet, because they’re all coming out with new, big-bang starrers this season!

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