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That Spike Lee Joint, She’s Gotta Have It, Is Now A Netflix Series (Trailer)

Wow! All the way down to the “Please, Baby Baby, Please!” This is ‘sho nuff’ gone be the good stuff, ‘ya dig?’

Nola Darling is back. See her struggle to define herself and divide her time among friends, job, and three lovers in this new take on Spike Lee’s classic film. Coming to Netflix this Thanksgiving.
– Netflix

And like in the namesake movie decades ago, they made the Nola character extra sexy, free-spirited and irresistible (yes). Sure “She’s Gotta Have It” but so do WE! Can’t wait ’til November.

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Don’t Get It Twisted: Spike Lee’s “CHI-RAQ” Is Serious Satire, NOT Comedy! (Video)

CHI-RAQ is not a comedy. CHI-RAQ is a satire… In now way, shape or form are we not respectful of the situation that is happening in Chi Raq… So, people don’t get it twisted… This film was about serious business.
Spike Lee

For the benefit of critics [who may have forgotten how ‘pre-Malcolm X‘ Spike made message movies], CHI-RAQ’s executive producer released the above video to clarify his work’s approach to the real-life tragedy that is essentially Chicago-at-war. Spike is doing a satirical movie, in which any laughter is basically to ‘keep from crying’ as it were. This is not like the ‘Chi Raq’ documentary on which we posted earlier here. Spike Lee sternly denies critics’ commentary that allege that CHI-RAQ is making light of the violence and senseless losses of life in Chicago. To punctuate his statement, Lee ends his vid with what is pretty much an alternate trailer for the movie – blending snips from the film that communicate its seriousness.

Watch…now. And remember that you laughed at parts of “Do The Right Thing” too.

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CHI-RAQ (Trailer)

Now THIS is a Spike Lee Joint! “CHI-RAQ” hits theaters December 4, 2015. Over the top dramatic antics and dialogue to match and get out the message of an out of control situation. Telling a story you cannot ignore. This trailer teases a movie that channels the energies of “School Daze,” “Do The Right Thing,” and “Malcolm X” in the best ways. Tapping the actors familiar to Lee’s old movie line-ups (seeing you Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes) and folks you get to see stretch in new ways (go for it, Nick Cannon)!

You got the real Chi Raq story from us on here before. Let Spike show it to you in his surreal way.

(Interesting approach in there, too… holding back that ‘piece’ to make ’em put down their pieces as a way to peace in Chi-town.)

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A Spike Lee Joint: “OldBoy” (Explicit Red Band Trailer)

‘Nothing is more twisted than the truth.’

True indeed. And nothing, in recent times, is more twisted than this movie from Spike Lee. His version of “OldBoy” is an interpretation of the original Korean flick by the same name. Here’s a Wikipedia passage on it:

‘The film follows the story of one Oh Dae-su, who is locked in a hotel room for 15 years without knowing his captor’s motives. When he is finally released, Dae-su finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls for an attractive sushi chef.’

The core of the story was maintained in the Spike Lee joint, with Josh Brolin as the imprisoned lead. So was the gore (the trailer hints at some of it). Yeah. Spike went there with this one.

Starring: Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen (twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s younger sister), James Ransone (from Spike’s “Red Hook Summer”), Sharlto Copley (the dude that played ‘Murdock’ in the “A-Team” movie).

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