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C'mon, Hollywood: Why exactly did Oldboy bomb?

joblo.com – Remakes are always controversial no matter who's attached to the project, the number of years it's been since the original was released, how good the first one was, etc. With directors ranging from Justin Lin to Steven Spielberg, the OLDBOY remake eventually became Spike Lee's responsibility and after playing a very long waiting game, the film has finally come and hit theaters with a resounding "eh." 8 years 23 weeks ago via donnieyen

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Catching Fire’ Thaws ‘Frozen’

2:42 PM 12/1/2013 by Logan Falk
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Given Catching Fire’s explosive debut last weekend, no one expected any of the new releases, even the highly-rated Frozen, to make it to the top of the the charts. Despite a horde of new releases, the latest Hunger Games film is still pulling in numbers that most films are lucky to get on their opening weekend.

New in Theaters: 'Frozen,' 'Oldboy,' 'Homefront,' 'Black Nativity'

9:34 PM 11/29/2013 by Logan Falk
After a few weeks of standalone releases (or big-name releases accompanied by a smaller, somewhat negligible release), this Thanksgiving weekend features an explosion of new releases that, in conjunction with the blockbusters of the last month, should cater to just about every audience heading to the theaters over the weekend.

Designer Claims His 'Oldboy' Poster Artwork Was Stolen, Spike Lee Responds

fb.indiewire.com – With Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake in theaters this weekend, a whole other conversation is emerging around the movie that has nothing to do with Josh Brolin's preferred 3 hour cutor the studio mandated edits to the iconic hammer hallway fight sequence. Rather, it has to do with the film's marketing and a designer who claims his concepts were used without his permission. 8 years 24 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Spike Lee Talks OLDBOY, the Epic Action-Packed One-Shot, Long Lost Super 8 Footage, SPINNING GOLD, and More

collider.com – Who knows what we would have got had Will Smith and Steven Spielberg followed through with their plans to remake Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy, but, odds are, it would have been entirely different than the one we’re getting from Josh Brolin and Spike Lee on Wednesday, November 27th. Brolin stars as Joe Doucett, an advertising executive decimating his career and family life with his abysmal behavior and alcohol addiction. 8 years 25 weeks ago via donnieyen

Josh Brolin's 'Oldboy' Role Is 'the Weirdest' He's Ever Played (EXCLUSIVE)

news.moviefone.com – Josh Brolin puts on an almost one-man show in "Oldboy," the re-imagining of the 2003 Korean cult film of the same name, which opens Wednesday, November 27. He plays an alcoholic ad exec who is inexplicably kidnapped and imprisoned in a hotel room for 20 years, then just as mysteriously released. 8 years 25 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Elizabeth Olsen on Why She Had No Qualms About Remaking 'Oldboy' and How She's Always Wanted to Work on Blockbusters

fb.indiewire.com – Three years ago Elizabeth Olsen burst upon the scene with breakout turns in two Sundance films, "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Silent House," making her a certifiable indie sensation seemingly overnight. Since then she's made good on the buzz appearing in a number of indies including "Liberal Arts," "Red Lights" and "Kill Your Darlings," all of which debuted at the festival where she got her start. 8 years 25 weeks ago via jackiechan

Original 'Oldboy' Gets Remastered, Rescreened for 10th Anniversary in South Korea

feedproxy.google.com – Park Chan-wook's vengeance thriller, which Spike Lee has just remade starring Josh Brolin, was instrumental in helping kick off the Korean New Wave.SEOUL – A digitally remastered version of Oldboy will be released across South Korean theaters on Nov. 21, exactly 10 years since its original release in 2003. Under the auspices of its director Park Chan-wook, the film’s visuals have been revamped with color correction and elimination of scratches and dust. 8 years 26 weeks ago via donnieyen

'Oldboy' Inspired Graphic Novel 'The Devil's Eyes' Provides Origins Story

fb.indiewire.com – Leading up to the November 27th release of "Oldboy," Spike Lee's adaptation of the 2003 Korean film, Film District has published part 1 of "Devil's Eyes," a graphic novel inspired by "Oldboy" on the film's Tumblr. "Oldboy," written by Mark Protosevich, follows the story of Joe Doucette who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years before being released -- only to set out on a mission to find out who imprisoned him and why.

8 years 26 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre...
Spike Lee
November 27, 2013
Action, Drama, Thriller