Eminem releases Spike Lee directed music video for "Headlights"

To celebrate the North American Mother’s Day yesterday, Superstar rapper Eminem shone light on his emotional relationship with his mother Debbie Mathers in the Spike Lee-directed visual accompaniment to the latest single taken from his platinum plus album Marshall Mathers LP 2, "Headlights" featuring Nate Ruess from the band fun.

Watch the full video above and let us know what you think in the C-section below...


First trailer for Oldboy remake unleashed (dir. Spike Lee) [Video]

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After months and months of anticipation, today we get the first full look at the forthcoming remake of the South Korean cult classic Old Boy, directed by Spike Lee and starring Josh Brolin (who has starred in W., No Country for Old Men, Milk and True Grit) in the lead role.
Check it out in full uncut red-band glory below...

Synopsis: Joe Doucett, an advertising executive is kidnapped and held prisoner for twenty years in solitary confinement. After he is suddenly released, he goes on a mission to find the person responsible for his imprisonment, later discovering that his life is still caught in conspiracy and torment.

The remake of Oldboy (which was originally directed by Park Chan-wook and was adapted from a Japanese Manga series) has a script adapted by Mark Protosevich, who will co-produce with Roy Lee and Doug Davison for Vertigo Entertainment with Lee’s 40 Acres & A Mule.

The plot of the original movie revolved around a man named Ho Dae-su who on the day of his daughter’s birthday, gets completely drunk and gets arrested after getting bailed out he is abducted and imprisoned in a strange room for fifteen years. One day, he is suddenly released into the world and his life from then on is focused on finding out who imprisoned him so he can exact his revenge.

As a big fan of the original, I was extremely skeptical about this remake. But I looks like they didn't shy away from the violence anyway, hopefully some of the intricacies of the original will be kept intact.

Let us know what you think in the C-Section.

The Oldboy remake will be released on October 25th.


Big K.R.I.T. x Spike Lee to create short film for "Praying Man" | News

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After spending a long time campaigning for Spike Lee to direct a video for his track "Praying Man", it appears as if Big K.R.I.T. has finally had some success in convincing the legendary director.

Told from the perspective of three different slaves, all of whom have unknowingly met their demise, "Praying Man" hears each slave visited by a praying man who is set to collect their souls to take to heaven. Featured on K.R.I.T.'s 2012 debut album Live From The Underground, the Mississippi emcee/producer expressed interest in creating visuals to accompany the song but only if Spike Lee directed it. After a long Twitter campaign with a hashtag message reading:

It appears as if the message finally got through to Lee and the two have discussed the potential for the short film over the phone. With no word of a date or any other information, Spike Lee thanked the fans for getting the two artists together.

Keep it locked and we'll bring you more as the story develops.


Skyzoo f/ Talib Kweli - "Spike Lee Was My Hero" | Music Video

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Spike Lee may be more known for firing shots at fellow director Quentin Tarantino and blowing up Twitter (@SpikeLee) these days, but there was a time when Spike was regarded as a groundbreaking director and his films were filled with ground-breaking and thought-provoking genius. Fellow Brooklyn repping emcee Skyzoo remembers those days and "Spike Lee Was My Hero" is one of the best homages (in song or video) that I've seen for the man.Read more


Rik Cordero x Spike Lee - 'The World Is Watching' Episode 1 | Web Series

Inside A Change director Rik Cordero has really made a name for himself in the last few years following a number of powerful films and innovative videos, and his latest work looks to set to continue the trend. The World is Watching is a 6-part documentary series directed by Cordero and narrated by legendary film-maker Spike Lee, which takes a look at the lives of a number of up and coming ballers from all over New York City as they get ready for the 2010 Battle of the Boroughs. Read more


Watch 'Bad 25', Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary in full | TV Catch-Up

We present to you Bad 25, the Spike Lee-directed documentary film made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's landmark Bad album and tour.Read more


Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake given October 2013 release date | Film News

Spike Lee’s remake of critically acclaimed South Korean thriller Oldboy has finally been given a release date. Deadline reports that the film, which was in talks since 2008, will be released to US cinemas on October 11th, 2013. Read more


Bad 25: Michael Jackson documentary (directed by Spike Lee) | Trailer

Check out this incredible 60-second trailer of Bad 25, the Spike Lee directed documentary film made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's landmark Bad album and tour.

The film, which will premiere on ABC at 9.30PM on Thanksgiving Day (November 22nd), features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson recording the album, as well as interviews with many of the people he worked with and inspired, including Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey. In the trailer below, Sheryl comments, "Whenever he made that connection with people, the molecules changed".

Bad 25will hopefully give us a revealing insight into Jackson's incredible work-rate as a musician, his energy as a performer, and the magnetic effect he had on others. Part of the official synopsis reads, "as the landmark album takes shape before our eyes, we see Jackson’s dedication to his craft, his talent for inspired collaboration, and his sly sense of humour — as well as some hints of the toll that his relentless work ethic had on his psyche."

Watch the trailer for yourself below:

http://youtu.be/1P0toSi4nbE


Samuel L Jackson joins cast of Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake | Film News

A year on from confirmation of Josh Brolin taking the lead role in the upcoming American remake of Chan-wook Park 2003 critically acclaimed, cult classic South Korean film Oldboy, further details have emerged - with Samuel L. Jackson now set to feature in the Spike Lee directed version of the flick. Read more


Stills from Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary 'Bad 25' released | Film News

With his highly-anticipated film celebrating and documenting the making of Michael Jackson's seminal Bad album set to premiere later this month, acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee has released a set of images depicting some of the project's high-profile interview subjects. Read more


Spike Lee to premiere Michael Jackson documentary 'Bad 25' at Venice Film Festival in August | Film News

Just earlier this month, we reported that renowned film director Spike Lee is working on a Michael Jackson documentary, and already the film has been scheduled with its first screening. The documentary, entitled Bad 25, will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival, which commences on August 29th.Read more


Spike Lee filming documentary of Michael Jackson's 'Bad' album | Film News

In recognition of its 25th anniversary, Spike Lee is putting together a documentary of Michael Jackson's Bad album. Read more


Spike Lee talks Brooklyn, black cinema, 'Red Hook Summer' + more | Film News

The masterful Spike Lee recently chopped it up with Vulture, discussing, among other things, his new film Red Hook Summer. Read more


Spike Lee to play TCM's Guest Programmer on July 5th | TV News

Spike Lee, the iconic filmmaker and avid NY Knicks fan, will be sitting in as Turner Classic Movie's Guest Programmer this week on 5 July. Read more


Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' | Film Trailer

After premiering a 30-second teaser back in May, Spike Lee releases the full-length trailer for Red Hook Summer, the coming-of-age tale about a young man from Atlanta named Flik who spends an eventful summer in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook with his preacher grandfather. Read more


Mike Tyson, Spike Lee bringing one-man show to Broadway | Arts News


Boxing legend Mike Tyson is getting ready to rumble with The Great White Way, as he and director Spike Lee are teaming up to take the former undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world's one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth to Broadway next month. Read more