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Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.
And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.
So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »
A lot of horror movies come out around this time of year and most of them try to use some kind of gimmick to produce scares. You know, the video tape is haunted! The little girl is actually Satan! The guy kills people with ridiculously complicated Rube Goldberg machines! Whatever.
Every once in a while, though, something comes out that is legitimately scary, like the brand new trailer for "Stoker." And its secret?
That the scariest thing of all is often your own family. Get More »
Spike Lee's American version of Park Chan-wook's gritty payback thriller, "Oldboy," has been busy lining up quite the impressive cast. Now, he's nabbed another rising star: "Red Hook Summer" lead Nate Parker.
In an interview with Parker about his upcoming indie, "Arbitrage" (in theaters Sept. 21), the actor confirmed the casting rumors to NextMovie, though he wouldn't comment on previous reports that he'll be playing a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen's character. Get More »
Director Spike Lee now has his torture victim lined up for his upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy." Joining the cast for what's being described as a "small but critical part" will be the one and only Samuel L. Jackson.
Lee and Jackson have worked together four times before - in "School Daze," "Do The Right Thing," "Mo Better Blues," and "Jungle Fever" - but it's been quite a while since their last collaboration (eleven years).
Those familiar with Chan-wook Park's original film will be hard-pressed to forget the torturous revenge scene Jackson's signed up for - let's just say the tooth fairy has a busy night - but the film will reportedly alter it up a bit (per the L.A. Times, "it's [still] plenty painful").
Chan-wook's "Oldboy" was released in 2003, telling the story of a man who, after being kidnapped for fifteen years, finally makes his escape and has a very limited opportunity to get ahold of his captor for answers. It's definitely a cult classic in the thriller world, so it'll be very interesting to see what Spike Lee has come up with to justify a remake so soon.
Jackson will be featured opposite Josh Brolin, who's portraying the kidnapping victim-turned-vengeant hero in the movie. And what a show down it will be! We just hope the hammer is still the weapon du jour … We digress.
Elizabeth Olsen is also attached to star, and production is expected to begin this fall in Louisiana and New York. Composer Bruce Hornsby (who did Spike Lee's latest, "Red Hook Summer") has been tapped to score the film.
Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.
But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?
With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »
Finally, someone actually wants to play with "Oldboy."
After an exhaustive (and exhausting) search, director Spike Lee has finally convinced an actor to commit to the villain role in "Oldboy": Sharlto Copley, according to Deadline. The "District 9" star had been rumored to be circling the part and it looks like it's a done deal.
Spike Lee has had a hell of a time finding someone to play the man who makes Josh Brolin's life a living hell. Previous candidates for the role included Clive Owen (who played the villain in Lee's "Inside Man"), Colin Firth and Christian Bale … though we have to say that Copley, who recently played Captain H.M. 'Howling Mad' Murdock in the big-screen take on "The A-Team," is our favorite choice so far. Score! Get More »
Unlike many young ingénues, whose roles are as much about hair and makeup as substance, Elizabeth Olsen's roles in spooky thrillers "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and the upcoming "Silent House," make it clear that the actress isn't just another pretty face; she's a creeper too.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olsen will continue her work in the "freaking the bejesus out of audiences genre" with a possible starring role in Spike Lee's joint/adaptation of South Korean director Park Chan-wook's psychological thriller "Oldboy."
The film tells the story of a kidnapped businessman, played by Josh Brolin, who is unexpectedly released by his captors after fifteen years, only to find himself caught in a web of manipulation and torture. Get More »
Be it for money, bargaining purposes, or strictly out of necessity, movie characters have been getting kidnapped since silent-era evildoers began the mini industry of tying women to train tracks.
Not all kidnappers are mustache-twirling villains, though. In fact, many of them have a darn good reason and are pretty nice folks once you're forced at gunpoint to get to know them. Amanda Seyfried could sure use some do's and dont's in the new kidnap thriller "Gone," but if you ever do get kidnapped in a film, we have a few rules to live by so you don't wind up on a milk carton … or in a wood chipper. Get More »
Nobody wants to play with "Oldboy."
Clive Owen, who many thought was a shoo-in for the seemingly impossible-to-cast role of the film's villain, is now the latest actor to turn down the part, according to The Playlist.
Owen joins Christian Bale and Colin Firth as actors who have declined the offer to play the main antagonist in Spike Lee's remake, who imprisons Josh Brolin's character in a nondescript room for 15 years. After playing the criminal mastermind in Lee's "Inside Man," Owen joining "Oldboy" seemed like a no-brainer. So much for no-brainers. Get More »
Mia Wasikowska is no longer in Wonderland. Then again, maybe she is. The twenty-two year-old starlet's dance card has been packed ever since her breakout role in the Oscar-winning dramedy "The Kids Are All Right," and it seems she's just landed yet another prized role.
Word on the streets of Tinseltown is that the flaxen-haired beauty has been offered the female lead of Spike Lee's remake of "Oldboy." The only catch? She may have to bail out of Park Chan-Wook's English language film debut, "Stoker," to make room for this Lee project. Oh, and Chan-Wook just happens to be the director of the original "Oldboy." (Talk about a weird triangle.)
If she accepts the role of Marie, Wasikowska will star opposite Josh Brolin, who plays a man imprisoned with no explanation for years and who sets out to take revenge on his captor when he is released. Can't say we blame him. Get More »