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Trailer Watch: Spike Lee’s Oldboy

FilmDistrict has released a Red Band trailer for Oldboy to Yahoo! Movies. Based on the manga by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya, the film, which was previously adapted by Chan Woon Park, is “a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.”

The original film has a lot of its fans feeling like this re-adaptation is pointless, but I wasn’t in love with it, myself. There are a few small(?) differences that people who have seen the original will notice — perhaps from the manga, perhaps new to this film — I wouldn’t know. But between that and the suitably bleak tone, I think there’s a chance this could be worthwhile.

Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley co-star in the Spike Lee film (apparently he doesn’t make joints anymore?), from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich (The Cell). The film is out on October 25.

The Avengers: What did you think? (SPOILERS)

SPOILERS AHEAD! DO NOT CLICK THROUGH IF YOU WANT AN UNTAINTED FILM-GOING EXPERIENCE. I’M SERIOUS, DAWG.

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Trailer Watch: Marvel’s The Avengers Trailer 2

The second full trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers is up, and I think it’s pretty freakin’ awesome. What say you?

(Sorry about the pre-roll ad for Mass Effect 3, but hey, I don’t host these things — I got this via Pajiba. You can check it out ad-free and in higher definition over at Apple.)

Trailer Watch: The Avengers teaser trailer

This is a few days old, of course, but since I’d spaced on posting it here and Alexander Gajic reminded me, so…

I’m very, very excited about this movie, naturally, but other than the Hulk, I didn’t see much in this to get me more excited about it than I already was. They have to save something for the full trailer, of course. (And hopefully for the movie, too.)

Written and directed by Joss Whedon (you know who he is), The Avengers hits theaters on May 4, 2012 in the US.

What do you think?