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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.

"I'll Make A Run For It" - Watch First Clip From Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Starring Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 6, 2013 1:36 PM
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Labor Day
Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" just got out of press screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival and so perfectly timed, the debut clip from the film has arrived. Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and 14-year-old Gattlin Griffith (Clint Eastwood's "Changeling"), "Labor Day" is based on Joyce Maynard's book of the same name and centers on an escaped convict (Brolin), who takes refuge of the home of a depressed, single mother (Winslet) while the cops are out on a manhunt in the nearby town.

Telluride Review: Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Starring Josh Brolin & Kate Winslet

  • By Chris Willman
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  • August 29, 2013 9:25 PM
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Labor Day, Kate Winslet ,Josh Brolin
Short of helming a "Smurfs" sequel, it's tough to imagine writer-director Jason Reitman going for a greater change of pace than he has with "Labor Day," a full-immersion exercise in the old-fashioned women's weepie that skews far closer to Nicholas Sparks' brand of contrivance than Diablo Cody territory. Give him credit for breaking with trademark satirical impulses so completely that counting the laughs in his self-penned script — based on a 2010 Joyce Maynard novel — doesn't require two hands. But the (sorry) laboriousness of the plot's romance-novel machinations ensures there'll be at least a few dry eyes in the house.

Josh Brolin & Ryan Gosling Among Early Names To Play Bruce Wayne In 'Superman Vs. Batman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2013 5:43 PM
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There is no script, there are no formal offers or meetings taking place, and obviously, it's still the opening stages of development for "Superman Vs. Batman." And yet, casting the role of Bruce Wayne is going to be key for the next film, because it's likely whoever lands the gig will be wearing the cape and cowl for the inevitable "Justice League" and define the next iteration the character. And apparently, some possibilities are already being tossed around.

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