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Thursday, December 10   >>


The Tony told me he wanted to watch Oldboy, so I Netflix'd it for him. I accompanied him during the viewing in case he needed someone to desperately hold onto during the incredibly operatic ending.

His reaction:


...which, essentially, was the same as mine, which, essentially, is the same reaction from everyone else who's seen the film.

Seriously, you guys have to watch this flick if you haven't already. I saw it as number 50 on a best 50 films of the last decade list on some site recently, but I think it merits at least a top five slot. Not dead last. Hmph.

At a crucial point in the film (photo album), The Tony paused the film and paced around the room.

Swear to god: I did the exact same thing.

Spoilers ahead, guyzzz!


If I've mentioned it already, screw it:

[Will] Smith has clarified Spielberg will not be remaking the [Oldboy American version] film though: he is adapting the manga itself, which lacks the octopus eating and incest invented for the film.
Uh, er, OKAY!

I bet Will Smith as Oh Dae-su won't cry at the end of the remake (production is dead, but humor me). He'll just perch his lips tightly and let his stoic face prevent the already-produced tears from falling down. Then he'll slowly clap and accept it. For every dramatic clap, more acceptance.