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Red Hot Red Band Trailer: Oldboy!

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FilmDistrict has released a red band trailer for Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy. Lee’s take on Oldboy stars Josh Brolin as the man who has been held captive by a mysterious person and then released – seemingly for no good reason.

Oldboy will be in theaters open in theaters on November 27th, 2013. Check out the NSFW trailer after the jump.

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Red Band Trailer: Spike Lee’s Oldboy! Definitely NSFW!

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FilmDistrict has released a red band trailer Spike Lee’s remake of the Korean revenge thriller Oldoy. At first glance, it seems possible that Lee may have done right by Chan-wook Park’s original. One thing’s for sure, Josh Brolin has himself another terrific role!

See for yourself by following the jump.

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Dead Man Down Twists and Turns But It’s No Girl With The Dragon Tattoo!

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Niels Arden Oplev received near unanimous raves for his original take on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo so it makes sense that his first film in English would be a complicated tale of vengeance. Dead Man Down, written by Fringe’s J.H. Wyman focuses on Viktor, right-hand man of crime boss Alphonse and Beatrice, the scarred victim of a drunk driver who lives with her nearly deaf mother. Viktor and Beatrice’s is the central relationship and a most unorthodox courtship.

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Hot Trailer: Parker–Jason Statham Takes On Richard Stark’s Iconic Hard-Boiled Career Criminal!

A lot of very good actors – including Mel Gibson and the late Lee Marvin – have played Richard Stark’s Parker. He’s a career criminal with a simple code: don’t steal from people who can’t afford it; don’t hurt anyone who doesn’t deserve it, and if you say you’ll do something and don’t, he’ll make sure you regret it.

Now Jason Statham is taking on the hard-boiled career criminal with a code in a movie simply called Parker, opening on January 25, 2013. Seems like a pretty good fit, to me…

The Spirit Of Snake Plissken Lives In Lockout!

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Lockout is to Escape From New York what Battle Beyond The Stars was to The Magnificent Seven and The Seven Samurai – a low-budget romp that transplants one’s setting [Battle Beyond The Star to space from the old west or ancient Japan; Lockout to space from a post-apocalyptic New York that’s been turned into a gigantic prison].. The plot remains the same, but the setting and the characters’ names have changed. The result is fast-paced, violent entertainment that’s enhanced by witty dialogue and just enough unexpected variations on time worn themes to keep the audience guessing.

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Drive: Art Film with Crime, or Arty Crime Film?

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Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is a strange beast. The ads make it look like an action/crime thriller, but it’s more a suspenseful noir-ish art film with occasional ultra-violent outbursts. Between Refn’s direction and Ryan Gosling’s performance in the lead, it is one of the oddest good films of the year.

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First Look: UK Gangster Flick London Boulevard!

In the criminally underseen In Bruges, Colin Farrell won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a hitman. In the upcoming London Boulevard – which hits UK screens later this month – he returns to that kind of role as he plays an ex-con turned celebrity bodyguard [Keira Knightley plays the celebrity] whose past [in the form of Ray Winstone’s godfather-like character] won’t leave him be. Think of of it as a UK mash-up of In Bruge, The Godfather and The Bodyguard. It’s also the directorial debut by Academy Award-winning [for The Departed] screenwriter  William Monahan, who also wrote the script. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.