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Oldboy is a movie that has a huge question hanging over it. It’s a shame really that the question has nothing to do with the plot, but rather the issue of just why was it needed? Are we too lazy to read subtitles or do we just feel the original movie could have been done better? The answer was probably that it was a way to just make more money. You may find that answer cynical but after watching Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy you’ll realise it is true, but also have a strange feeling that it was actually a good movie.
Joe Doucett (Brolin) is an ass, a drunken ass at that. When he finally annoys the wrong person he ends up »
- Paul Metcalf
Let's get a few things out of the way right now. We'll call them "universal movie geek truths."
A. Chan wook-Park's Oldboy (2003) is one of the most original, shocking, outrageous, and darkly entertaining "revenge thrillers" you'd ever want to see. B. When a foreign language film ("foreign" being "not English," of course) makes a mark -- at festivals, with global audiences, or among serious movie buffs -- then it only stands to reason that, once the original version runs out of steam, someone will toss out the idea of doing an English-language remake. It could be a completely financial motivation, a sincerely creative one, or a combination of both -- but that's how these remakes happen. C. Director Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing), screenwriter Mark Protosevich (The Cell), and leading man Josh Brolin (True Grit) are pretty strange choices for a remake of a bleak and disturbing Korean film. »
- Scott Weinberg
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Josh Brolin stars as a troubled advertising executive who finds himself kidnapped and held in an inescapable room in the thriller Oldboy, available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD UltraViolet on March 4th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Fans can explore the making of the film in two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the Blu-ray and DVD, »
- Uncle Creepy
Update: Jurassic World has its villain! Vincent D'Onfrio, who was unforgettable as the exterminator turned alien in the first Men in Black, will go bad again for the next movie in the Jurassic Park series. Also joining the cast is Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man) , although his role was undisclosed.
Oct. 18, 2013 - : The world of Jurassic World is filling up. Josh Brolin (Men in Black III) is under consideration for a lead role. The rest of the cast (who have definitely signed on) are Bryce Dallas Howard (Twilight movies), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) and Nick Robinson ("Melissa & Joey"). Good reason for Brolin to sign on: it films in Hawaii early next year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Sept. 20, 2013 - Jurassic Park 4 is back on the schedule, one year later than originally planned. The »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Spike Lee's Oldboy (review) has had a really tough time of it on the road to home video, but the flick has made it through relatively unscathed. If you missed it in theatres, now's your chance to play catch-up!
From the Press Release
Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008) stars as a troubled advertising executive who finds himself kidnapped and held in an inescapable room in the thriller Oldboy, available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet™ March 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
In this gritty tale of vengeance from critically-acclaimed director Spike Lee (Inside Man), Joe Doucette (Brolin) is abruptly kidnapped and framed for the murder of his wife. After being held hostage in solitary confinement for 20 years, Doucette is released without explanation and struggles to reacclimate himself until he crosses paths with a caring social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and sets out to find out who imprisoned him. »
- Uncle Creepy
5 items from 2014
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