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    'Mandela' Opens Strong with Weak Reviews, Spike Lee's 'Old Boy' Collapses, '12 Years a Slave' Passes 'Blue Jasmine' as Year's Best Indie Performer

    With so many adult-oriented films playing in wide release over the holiday weekend, it was more difficult for narrower releases to gain traction. One, the second Weinstein potential awards contender in a row to open in just two cities, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," exceeded expectations while t...

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    Review: Spike Lee’s 'Oldboy' Is A Disappointing Rehash

    Review: Spike Lee’s 'Oldboy' Is A Disappointing Rehash

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

    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 ...

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    Review: Spike Lee's Bloody, Eccentric 'Oldboy' Remake Is His Most Entertaining Movie Since 'Inside Man'

    Lee has characterized his take on the material as a "reinterpretation" rather than a remake, although it might be more aptly described as a remix -- like a Spike Lee join slammed head-first into a Park Chan-wook one.

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

    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."...

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

    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 ...

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    Watch: The Plot Thickens in Two New Clips from Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

    WIth its release just around the end of the month over Thanksgiving break, two clips from Spike Lee's remake of "Oldboy" have made their way online, providing a look at more characters and the enigmatic, entangled nature of the film's plot.

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

    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 ...

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

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    Josh Brolin Says That Spike Lee’s Original Three-Hour Cut Of 'Oldboy' Is Better

    There’s a lot riding on the film especially Spike’s reputation. Will this be a return to form for him?

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