Over the weekend, I just watched, “Oldboy” the films based on the Japanese manga which tells the story about a man who gets held captive for 15 – 20 years and when he escapes, he tries to find the people responsible for his kidnapping and tries to get revenge. I watched the Korean version first and then the American version which was directed by Spike Lee.
Both version were honestly pretty good. The story for both of them were pretty intense. Both versions were pretty similar but a little different. While the American version was pretty good, I like the Korean version way more. The Korean version was more powerful and deep. The violence in the Korean version was more graphic than the American version plus the Korean version has more nudity. Wanna see naked Korean women??? That’ll be the version to see.
I’m glad I finally got around to checking the Oldboy films out. I’m not a big Spike Lee fan but I wanted to see his version of “Oldboy” so I can see the difference with the Korean version. Spike Lee did an okay job with his version, though, just could have been better. I didn’t think Josh Brolin fit as the main character, although he is a great actor.
This makes me wanna read the manga series of “Oldboy”. Next time I go to Barnes and Noble, I’ll see if they have them ’cause they do have a manga section. I don’t read manga too much.
Both the American version and Korean version are streamable for Netflix if you subscribe to it. I’d suggest you check out the Korean version, though. That’s the one I’d recommend. If you’re looking for something to watch on Netflix, here you go.
Warner Bros. is in negotiations with three big name actors: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin to star in a mobster film titled, “Gangster Squad” in which the script was written by Will Beall. The film will be an adaptation of the 7 part article series written by Paul Lieberman.
Would Sean try to get Scarlett into the movie if he accepts the role?
Why didn’t “True Grit” get any nominations for the Golden Globes this year? Probably because the film came out too late. “True Grit” may possibly get some nominations for the Oscars though. Just because the “Social Network” won big at the Golden Globes last night, doesn’t mean the film will win at the Oscars. The Coen Bros. first won big at the Oscars in 2008 for the film, “No Country For Old Men”. This could be Coen Bros. year again. Don’t be surprised.
That’s what Sheryl Main’s “Expendables” twitter page is hinting us. They wrote that Josh Brolin just finished “Jonah Hex” movie, Sheryl Main is on the cell phone with Josh, and he’s on the same flight she’s in…though the page fails to tell us why they are keeping in touch with him.
Sheryl Main’s twitter page here:
Yep, looks like Church will be Josh Brolin. The former Goonies star, the guy that starred in the Coen Bros. “No Country For Old Men” and played George W. Bush in Stone’s, “W.”.
Sly, Arny, and Josh playing in the same scene together? Hmmmm, I like it! 🙂
The “No Country For Old Men” and former “Goonies” star Josh Brolin was busted for getting into a bar room fight along with actor Jeffrey Wright and other film crew members. Brolin, Wright, and other film crew were in town to film the movie “W” a biopic film about our soon to be former president George W. Bush directed by Oliver Stone. The film is currently being shot in Shreveport, Louisianna where they were hanging out at a bar named “The Stray Cat Bar”. The actors and film crew were hanging out late at night after a hard day’s work of filming “W” until things got out of hand and a brawl broke out.
Brolin himself and others were arrested. Brolin was booked into holding cell and immediately posted bond to be released. Brolin is playing George W. Bush in the film “W”.
The Associated Press reports:
Come on Brandon Walsh, leave your tough guy image on the big screen.