Screen Junkies » old boy http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:52:22 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The 5 Most Memorable Movie Mindf*cks http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-5-most-memorable-movie-mindfcks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-5-most-memorable-movie-mindfcks/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:00:01 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245290 Yeah, Oldboy is on the list.

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Everybody with a brain likes a good mindf*ck once in a while, right? The damage done to your scalp from repeated head-scratching is nothing compared to the satisfaction and pleasure from a nice confusing narrative jolt. Of course, this doesn’t apply to the characters involved, who are often left shattered by the onscreen twists and turns. The characters in Retreat are no exception. So, in honor of the film’s DVD release on 2/21, open your mind up to five of the best cinematic mindf*cks of all time.

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Total Recall

Unlike the other movies on this list, Total Recall actually refers to its central twist as “a mindf*ck.” It goes like this: Arnold Schwarzenegger is an average, everyday family man living in the far-off future of 2084. One of the benefits of living in the future is that instead of going on an expensive vacation, you can get the memories of a vacation implanted in your skull – and these memories can even be exciting and dangerous adventures. That’s the option Arnie goes for, but it all goes awry when the dangerous adventure turns out to be real – or does it?

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‘Old Boy’ Remake is Dead? Aw Heeeeell No! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/old-boy-remake-is-dead-aw-heeeeell-no/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/old-boy-remake-is-dead-aw-heeeeell-no/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Oh hell yes, Will Smith. Oh hell yes. Pull the scissors away from your tongue, they'll be no self-mutilation for you. The Steven Spielberg directed, Will Smith starring remake of Old Boy has hit a snag. The kind of snag that tears you open and you bleed out. Apparently producers Dreamworks and Mandate couldn't reach an agreement as they strived to get the rights to the original manga, and both parties decided to say f*ck it. Except Spielberg said it with a bit of a lisp, and Smith just shook his head with a pained expression.Regardless of how it went down, fans of the original film can rejoice. Plans for an inevitabley watered-down Hollywood remake are dead. Sometimes dark, violent, complex, and intriguing foreign projects are too good for this Western world. You may have won this time, Japan. But don't you worry, we'll turn another one of your movies into popcorn bullsh*t reeeeeal soon, ya heard?! (CinemaBlend)  

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Oh hell yes, Will Smith. Oh hell yes. Pull the scissors away from your tongue, they’ll be no self-mutilation for you. The Steven Spielberg directed, Will Smith starring remake of Old Boy has hit a snag. The kind of snag that tears you open and you bleed out. Apparently producers Dreamworks and Mandate couldn’t reach an agreement as they strived to get the rights to the original manga, and both parties decided to say f*ck it. Except Spielberg said it with a bit of a lisp, and Smith just shook his head with a pained expression.

Regardless of how it went down, fans of the original film can rejoice. Plans for an inevitabley watered-down Hollywood remake are dead. Sometimes dark, violent, complex, and intriguing foreign projects are too good for this Western world. You may have won this time, Japan. But don’t you worry, we’ll turn another one of your movies into popcorn bullsh*t reeeeeal soon, ya heard?! (CinemaBlend)  

 

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