#Spike Lee



Contest: Win a Blu-Ray copy of Blackkklansman

I won't go on about this for too long, but it's nice to be able to give something away that's not only really good, but socially relevant. It's even better in that while Blackkklansman is based on a true story, it's a movie, it's ...


Review: BlacKkKlansman

Before this review gets serious, can we take a moment to appreciate the presence of the Inside Man thematic overture? So appropriate given the plot device and that Spike Lee directed the awesome 2006 heist film starring Denze...


Pass Over releases on Amazon Prime

Academy Award nominee and Honorary Oscar winner Spike Lee’s filmed-play adaptation of newcomer Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over is set to release on April 20th by Amazon Studios. The play or the play within a film (in this case) p...


Oldboy may be one of the biggest bombs in recent history

Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy has been pretty much universally panned across the board. Some of this might be simply because the original never needed to be remade, but it's also because the movie just isn't that good. It seems the lack...


New Oldboy trailer comes complete with images

We have another Oldboy remake trailer here and its not showing us too much new, but it's green band so it has way less blood. While Alec is most likely correct in thinking the film is almost totally pointless I can't help but want to ...

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NYCC Interview: The screenwriter and stars of Oldboy

Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Oldboy has drawn many strong opinions from our staff. While it's one of our most anticipated films of the holiday season, it's also a movie that makes us question how a remake can negatively affect the origina...


Unlisted donors funded a lot of Spike Lee's Kickstarter

Spike Lee successfully funded his Kickstarter campaign earlier in the week, reaching $1.4 million. On the surface, it seems like Lee turned controversy around and mounted a successful crowdfunding campaign, but some new numbers may tell ano...


Spike Lee surpasses $1.25 million on Kickstarter

Last Friday, Spike Lee successfully reached $1.25 million on the Kickstarter campaign for his vaguely defined new joint. With about 50 hours left to go, the project has raised $1.3 million and looks like it could potentially hit $1.5 millio...

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These Oldboy images remind you there's another Oldboy

Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Oldboy has sparked lots of controversy within the Flixist staff. Some utterly oppose the idea, some welcome the new look, and I, well I haven't seen the original. I want to go into the film with a fresh perspe...


Paul Schrader & Spike Lee may do Clarence Thomas film

I unfortunately couldn't get to the world premiere of Paul Schrader's new (and quite possibly schlocky) film The Canyons, starring Lindsay Lohan and written by Bret Easton Ellis. The Dissolve reports that during the discussion after the mov...

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Spike Lee's Oldboy remake delayed until November

While Spike Lee is having enough trouble getting folks to donate to his $1.25 million dollar Kickstarter to reboot Vampire in Brooklyn (If you donate 10,000 like Steven Soderbergh, then you'll get to watch a New York Knickerbockers game wit...


Spike Lee talks about his vague Kickstarter film

Some new details are available about Spike Lee's new film that he wants to fund via Kickstarter. The team over at Shadow and Act scored an interview with Spike Lee about the project. Here are some of the basics: The vague, untitled film wi...

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First Oldboy remake trailer looks exactly like Oldboy

So here it is. The long awaited (ha!) trailer for Spike Lee's unnecessary remake of Oldboy. It's two and a half minutes of Josh Brolin putting on his best Choi Min-Sik impression, and it's every bit as dumb as everybody expected. Seriously...


First official poster for Spike Lee's Oldboy is sketchy

As we get closer to Oldboy's October release date, more and more information will begin to trickle across our monitors, like official production images, trailers, posters, and what Spike Lee was thinking when he thought it'd be a good idea ...


First pics from the set of Spike Lee's Oldboy remake

I guess I should come right out and let you guys know that these pics are pretty dull. It's mostly just Josh Brolin and Spike Lee standing around and it's hard to decipher the context of what's going on. What scene is being filmed? Does Jos...


Spike Lee's Oldboy is picked up by FilmDistrict

First off, if you haven't seen Chan-wook Park's Oldboy, you better get the f**k up and go watch it at least a dozen times. Only then will anything to do with Spike Lee's remake have any relevance to you. Only then will you realize that we a...


Review: Red Hook Summer

[This review was originally posted as part of our 2012 Sundance Film Festival coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the wider theatrical release of the film.] Out of Hollywood and back to Brooklyn, Red Hook Summer is the type of S...


Trailer: Red Hook Summer

The next in Spike Lee's filmography, Red Hook Summer, has received its first official trailer. Having been sent to Brooklyn to spend the summer with his preacher grandfather, Flik (yes, that's really his name) has a hard time adapting to i...


Hammer fights and octopods confirmed for Oldboy remake

Following the news that District 9 star Sharlto Copley will be playing the main villain in Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy, the remake's main actor, Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3), spoke briefly about his casting in the controversial remake...


Sharlto Copley officially playing villain in Oldboy

After many different offers to many different people, Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy finally has its villain: District 9 and A-Team star Sharlto Copley. He'll be playing a man that, for mysterious reasons, pays huge amounts of ...


Sharlto Copley offered villain in Oldboy remake

The American remake of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy has been plagued with enough pre-production problems that it would make any surly koreanophile quiver with joyous schadenfraude, while listening to "Gee" for the twelfth time that morning....


Spike Lee's Oldboy remake delayed, rejected by Clive Owen

Spike Lee's remake of the seminal South Korean thriller Oldboy for Mandate Pictures has been delayed due to star Josh Brolin's commitments to Men In Black 3, which is at least one reason to be thankful for that movie's existence. The Americ...


New images for Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer

I haven't seen a ton of Spike Lee's movies, but I have a lot of respect for the dude. Spike Lee's newest movie Red Hook Summer focuses around a young boy from Atlanta, Georgia, named Flik, (yes really) who goes to spend the summer with his ...


Review: Pariah

Pariah is generating a lot of buzz, and with good reason. The movie tackles some subjects that aren't often used in mainstream movies, and it explores them well. It should be a pretty good indicator of the story that it went from a short st...


Oldboy remake to feature new characters, "darker" ending

Just to be clear: I'm not looking forward to the remake of Oldboy. I am generally conflicted about American remakes of good foreign films, but the original Oldboy is very near and dear to my heart. It's one of my favorite (Korean ...


Oldboy villain role offered to Colin Firth

In August, we reported that Christian Bale was being considered for the role of Adrian (the villain) in the remake of Oldboy being directed by Spike Lee. That news has since become outdated, for the role has just been offered to Colin Firth...


Rooney Mara rumored for Oldboy remake

It seems that this project has a slow and steady trickling effect that keeps on giving. First we heard that Spike Lee would be directing the Oldboy remake, which both disgusted and intrigued people. Then we heard that Christian Bale was goi...


Christian Bale in Oldboy Remake?

What has become the diehard enthusiast (fanboy) hullabaloo of the decade, the Oldboy remake has just gotten juicier. Christian Bale, known for such obscure roles as Batman, is now considering his options for which film he will take on next....


More details on the Oldboy remake: will Josh Brolin join?

Man, if my various social network news feeds tell me anything, they tell me you cats are not a fan of this Oldboy remake or the presence of Spike Lee directing. So with that, I'm not sure if this news will stoke the fires or put t...


[Update] Spike Lee is directing the Oldboy remake

[Update: Jesus, today's turning into Spike Lee Day here at Flixist. /Film has reported that Spike Lee has been confirmed to direct the Oldboy remake, per a press release from Mandate Pictures. This is going to be really, real...


Spike Lee begins his new movie and stupid rumors abound

This morning, Spike Lee announced, via Twitter, that he had begun shooting his next film. There are no concrete details on the new film, other than it is not the rumored Oldboy remake he's supposedly attached to, but several sites are ...


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