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15 New Photos & 2 TV Spots From Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Starring Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 8, 2014 3:27 PM
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Labor Day
As we’ll be saying all week, no doubt, yesterday we launched our Best Films Of 2014 We’ve Already Seen. The feature has 21 full movie write-ups but mentions closer to 50 films in total. One of them is Jason Reitman’s drama, “Labor Day,” starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Like “Young Adult,” Reitman’s latest failed to make much of a dent during awards season, but not for being too dark and caustic like its antecedent, but perhaps for being too … mild?

Review: Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen & Samuel L. Jackson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 26, 2013 2:41 PM
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Oldboy
Wook’s 2003 original, and also one reason from many why an American adaptation should have remained a “what-if” scenario. At least Lee occasionally knows which battles to pick: when an eight-armed mollusk does appear—clung to the side of a water tank in a dingy Chinese restaurant—it stays there. As a visual in-joke it works, but we quickly realize the “Inside Man” director is more keen on those filmgoers without a grasp on its significance, blind to the film’s later aberrant twists which, judging from the audible groans of disgust in our auditorium, may number beyond a few.

Chris Pratt Looking At The Brochure For 'Jurassic World,' Josh Brolin Checks Out & Irrfan Khan Being Sought

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 8:39 PM
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Chris Pratt
So, is Chris Pratt going to be the next big thing? The "Parks & Recreation" star certainly has a busy agent, who has lined him up in a co-starring role opposite Vince Vaughn in this month's "Delivery Man," and of course the actor will be seen in next summer's Marvel gamble "Guardians Of The Galaxy." And that's following stints in stuff like "Moneyball" and "Zero Dark Thirty" that allowed him to show a bit of range. And it looks like another tentpole project is coming Pratt's way.

Josh Brolin & Mark Protosevich Talk Their Vision Of 'Oldboy', Steven Spielberg's Version & 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 12, 2013 1:01 PM
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Oldboy, Josh Brolin
When he considered taking on an American remake of Park Chan Wook's “Oldboy," screenwriter Mark Protosevich (“I Am Legend”) knew the score. Much of our time during a recent Los Angeles roundtable was spent on his reasons for adapting the new Spike Lee-directed film, having heard the many complaints and eye rolls when the project was announced. And surprisingly, he counts himself among that crowd. “I initially heard years ago the idea of Justin Lin directing a remake, and my first reaction was, 'Oh, really?' " Protosevich said. “Which I think is the reaction of a lot of people: if you love the original, that instinctive, gut reaction part of you says, 'Aw, what's wrong with leaving the original alone?'

New Pics From Spike Lee's 'Oldboy,' Josh Brolin Prefers 3-Hour "Director's Cut" Of The Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 7, 2013 9:19 AM
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Oldboy, Josh Brolin
Though he’s been a force in American cinema for nearly thirty years, it would seem that even Spike Lee isn’t above reproach. While everyone’s focusing on Harvey Weinstein’s meddling hands in the ongoing “Snowpiercer” controversy, it seems that Lee has run into some editing trouble of his own on the forthcoming “Oldboy” remake.

Watch: Josh Brolin Wields A Knife In New Clip From Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 5:22 PM
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Oldboy
We all know that "Oldboy" is famous for it's rather brutal action scenes with nothing more than a man and his hammer, but that doesn't mean other implements can't be just as harmful. And sometimes you just have to use what's close by to get the job done, as Josh Brolin's character tries to do in this new clip from Spike Lee's remake.

Watch: Feel The Burn With Red Band Spot For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Featuring New Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2013 10:16 AM
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If you're imprisoned for two decades with no access to the outdoors, your options to keep your sanity are limited. You can either succumb to your situation, or in the case of Joe Doucette, played by Josh Brolin in Spike Lee's "Oldboy," you can start preparing for the day when the opportunity will arrive to exact some vengeance. And that's just what he does in this latest preview for the film.

Watch: 2 New Trailers For Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Starring Josh Brolin & Kate Winslet

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 12:00 PM
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Labor Day
A criminal on the run, a young boy coming of age and a woman in need of companionship... all of these elements come together in "Labor Day," the latest from Jason Reitman, which is gearing up to hit theaters in a couple months after making a very modest splash at Telluride and Toronto. It's certainly a different animal from the writer/director's previous pictures, and one that brings a couple of our favorite actors together in the lead roles.

Josh Brolin May Visit 'Jurassic World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2013 3:28 PM
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You have to give some credit to Josh Brolin. Even if his first venture into leading man blockbuster territory was nothing short a fucking disaster with "Jonah Hex," he's been brave enough to give it another whirl. And in 2012 he had much more success playing opposite Will Smith in "Men In Black 3." However, the pendulum of fate dealt the actor another blow when the star-studded "Gangster Squad" fizzled. But perhaps this means "Jurassic World" could be the right choice.

First Look At Sharlto Copley In New Pics From 'Oldboy' Plus 20 Years Of Captivity In Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 1:37 PM
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There's probably some kind of award handed out for movie marketing, and if there is, we really hope someone is campaigning for "Oldboy." While the jury is still out on Spike Lee's remake, full credit to FilmDistrict for truly embracing the the twisted story, and having some fun with it.

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