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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.

Watch: First Clip Plus More New Footage From Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2013 2:25 PM
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Oldboy
Spike Lee doing a remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy" is a venture fraught with more than one way to fail, and as of yet, the filmmaker has our trust that he can put his own stamp on the twisted revenge story. From assembling a great cast, to teasing out the movie in promising, decent-sized servings, so far what we've seen suggests a distinct take on this story. And with the remake making a presence at New York Comic Con, even more is being shown off as the steady marketing campaign for this one continues.

New Poster For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Breaks Through The Wall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2013 2:09 PM
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Oldboy
With the New York Film Festival and London Film Festival both on the go, if you need even more movie buzz, the New York Comic Con is kicking off today. And while not even close to the size and influence of San Diego Comic-Con, it's still a launching pad for genre flicks, and one of the biggest coming this fall is taking hold of the opportunity.

Watch: Josh Brolin Lives Through History In New Posters & Featurette For 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 5:32 PM
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You know it's coming, so all we can do at this point is wait for Spike Lee's "Oldboy" to arrive, to see how he approaches the remake of Park Chan-Wook's film. But the movie has given the marketing department an interesting premise to play with, and they've certainly taken the ball and run to the end zone.

Josh Brolin Calls 'Inherent Vice' Shoot "Great" & "Absolute Fucking Chaos"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 3:24 PM
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These days, a shoot on a Paul Thomas Anderson film tends to involve a close knit bunch of people, sworn to secrecy, and indulging in wherever his imagination might go next. While not quite Terrence Malick in terms of jumping off script and going off to shoot the migration of a rare species of bird, Anderson does shoot a lot of film, and as fans found out with "The Master," he leaves a lot on the cutting room floor. And we'd wager that will be the same for his upcoming adaptation of "Inherent Vice," particularly if Josh Brolin's words are anything to go by.

Watch: Josh Brolin Is Staying In The Worst Hotel Ever In New Promo For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 3:15 PM
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Finding an audience for a twisted, very R-rated revenge flick with a plot so bizarre, taking place in a world so strange that it can't be easily packaged and sold, is no simple feat. But the folks at FilmDistrict are smartly playing on the mood of Spike Lee's upcoming "Oldboy" remake, at least early on, to try and spur some interest and those who might not know about Park Chan-wook's original. And now another new teaser has arrived.

TIFF Review: Jason Reitman's 'Boogie Nights' Live Read Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Josh Brolin, Olivia Wilde & More

  • By Cory Everett
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  • September 9, 2013 2:30 PM
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With a growing audience of devoted cinephiles over the past few years, it seems there are few film-related events more beloved than Jason Reitman's Live Reads. The setup is simple: Reitman selects a classic screenplay of his choosing to be read by new actors in front of a live audience with Reitman himself reading the stage direction. The only other accompaniment to the performances is a projection behind the performers featuring a frame of the film (digitally removing the actors) to set the scene and usually some music before and after the show begins. Sometimes the casting aims to turn the material on its head—"Reservoir Dogs" with an all-African American cast or "Glengary Glen Ross" with an ensemble of women—and sometimes it's more straightforward. So why have these readings become such a hot ticket? Well, for starters, the events (held typically at the LACMA in Los Angeles) are not recorded and are never repeated and at their best, they force the audience to think about the film in a new way. But the real secret to their success—like the films themselves—is that it usually comes down to the casting.

It's Like You're There! Watch TIFF Press Conferences For 'Gravity,' '12 Years A Slave,' 'Prisoners,' 'Labor Day' And More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 9, 2013 12:32 PM
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Press Conference TIFF 2013
If you are stuck having to watch all the Toronto International Film Festival action from the sidelines, fret not—another aspect of the festival will now come straight to your computer screen. The overlong, occasionally awkward press conferences that accompany each of the big films at TIFF have been uploaded to YouTube, so you can squirm in your seat while pretending to not play Candy Crush like the rest of the journalists in the room. This is literally hours of material, from big marquee titles like "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "Prisoners," "Labor Day," "Enough Said" and more. It's like you're there! Only not.

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