CHAN WOOK PARK

TRAILER: Spike Lee steals Oldboy from a Korean

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Mild-mannered Korean shop owner Park Chan-Wook made the cult classic revenge movie Oldboy back in 2003, and ten years later, he turns his back for two seconds and Spike Lee comes along and steals it.

BREAKING THE GIRLS

This Week in Posters: Electro, Bill Murray, & Old Boy

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Here's the first official shot of Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE

The Great Gatsby is Spring Breakers (This Week in Posters)

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The other day when I posted the <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/04/fergie-song-great-gatsby-soundtrack-party-never-killed-nobody" target="_blank">Fergie song</a> on the Great Gatsby soundtrack, I couldn't shake the feeling that The Great Gatsby would be the non tongue-in-cheek Spring Breakers.

beefs

2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke: “Spike Lee is a bougie house negro”

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Luther Campbell, aka Uncle Luke, is surely best known for writing songs like "Me So Horny" and "Pop That Coochie" with 2 Live Crew, but he has warranted mention on this site a few times before, like when he starred in a Sundance short where he <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/12/2-live-crew-singer-to-bone-naked-zombies-in-sundance-short" target="_blank">has sex with some naked zombies</a>.

CELEBRITY BEEFS

Spike Lee says Django Unchained is ‘disrespectful,’ and he’s not going to see it

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Over the weekend, Spike Lee told <a href="http://www.salon.com/2012/12/26/spike_lee_says_django_unchained_is_disrespectful_to_my_ancestors/" target="_blank">Vibe TV</a> that he won't be seeing Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, because it's disrespectful.

naughty by nature

He Got Game: Spike Lee’s Six Greatest Music Videos

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A roundup of director Spike Lee's greatest music videos, including songs from Naughty by Nature, Prince, and Public Enemy.

AURORA THEATER COPYCATS

Twitter withholds name of man who threatened to shoot up Spike Lee play

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A Twitter user threatened to shoot up the Broadway opening of a Mike Tyson one-man-show being directed by Spike Lee on Friday.

Baseball

Spike Lee Catches Flying Bat at Yankee Stadium

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Mark Teixeira let his bat go flying during Saturday's (7/15/12) game at Yankee Stadium, and Spike Lee -- while most people around his front row seat were ducking and diving -- caught the souvenir in mid air.

D'Angelo

D'Angelo's Performance At The BET Awards Brought The Heat

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Oh yes -- what we've <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/06/dangelo-made-his-first-u-s-on-stage-appearance-in-12-years-this-morning/">been hearing</a> is <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/05/gq-profile-of-dangelo-explores-the-perils-of-being-a-sex-symbol/">indeed true</a> -- D'Angelo is back, baby.

ELAINE MCCLAIN

Spike Lee pays off people whose address he tweeted, achieves racial harmony

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In a heartwarming story of cooperation and racial understanding, Spike Lee, the man who single-handedly proved that chunky eye glasses do not make you smart, has reached "an undisclosed settlement" with the Florida couple <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/03/spike-lee-is-still-doing-stupid-things" target="_blank">whose address he accidentally retweeted</a> while trying to incite mob violence against the guy who shot Trayvon Martin.

DUMBASSES

Spike Lee is still doing stupid things

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I've always thought of Spike Lee as like the black Oliver Stone, a guy who's great at being provocative, but not much else, and often says idiotic things.

bobby rush

Today In Trayvon Martin On The Internet

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You guys, this Trayvon Martin story just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

ANTAWN JAMISON

ROFLMNBAO: Heading Down The Home Stretch!

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As we head into the 4th quarter of the NBA season, the Chicago Bulls are the first and only team to have clinched a playoff spot so far, which wouldn’t seem like much of an accomplishment, except that Derrick Rose has missed 17 games this season.

BASKETBALL

ROFLMNBAO: The NBA All-Star Game Is Upon Us!

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I was hoping that by this point in the week I’d have some fun little anecdotes to share about how Orlando is shaping up for All-Star Weekend, but short of about 60 more homeless people than usual and some banners, I haven’t noticed much yet.

HBO

Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry in Spike Lee biopic

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Spike Lee and writer <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0725983/#writer" target="_blank">John Ridley</a> have signed on to do an HBO biopic of Marion Barry, with Eddie Murphy attached to play Barry.

DOUG ELLIN

‘Da Brick’ = ‘Entourage’ + Spike Lee + Mike Tyson

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HBO has placed a pilot order for "Da Brick," loosely based on Mike Tyson's early life.

CHRISTIAN BALE

Josh Brolin lands lead in Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake

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When it was announced that Spike Lee would be remaking Park Chan-Wook's 2003 Korean hit Oldboy, I assumed that Oldboy 2: Who You Callin' Boy, would star a respected African-American actor as the lead, Bro Dae-Su.

MANDATE

Confirmed: Spike Lee directing Oldboy remake

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Mandate Pictures have confirmed in a press release that, as rumored, Spike Lee will direct the American remake of Chan-wook Park's 2003 cult hit, Oldboy.

CHAN WOOK PARK

Spike Lee in talks to direct Oldboy remake. Wait, what?

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Chan-Wook Park's Oldboy (2003) is one of those foreign films that so many people have already seen that a remake would almost be sacrilege, but in the eyes of studio execs, people who watch foreign films aren't an audience worth considering anyway so shut up while Kevin James takes a gorilla ice skating.


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