Originally a Japanese manga from 1996 – 1998, and then adapted into a 2003 South Korean film, Oldboy has just received the Hollywood treatment. This 2013 version is directed by Spike Lee with Josh Brolin taking the lead as Joe Doucett, a seedy businessman who rubs everyone the wrong way. Part crime mystery, part suspense drama, Oldboy takes you on an intimate journey with Joe as he finds himself ripped from his wife and daughter and locked up in an inescapable hotel room for twenty years. Why is he there? Who put him there? Will he ever get out?
Oldboy explores the demons that plague man as the film slowly and methodically culminates in a twist like no other. A must-see film for all crime fiction lovers!
Advice to motorcycle outlaws looking to steal a bike: First, don’t rob a cyclist with a video camera mounted on his helmet so the entire world knows what you and your crime partner look and sound like. Second, don’t commit this type of crime in broad daylight — feet away from a cop with a very loud gun.
Crime, Thrills, Suspense, and Revenge—all themes that like to share a bed with Noir. This fall, don’t miss these exciting new films, which will leave you craving a cigarette afterwards.
Which one are you most excited about? Did any miss the list? Leave a comment.
(Details courtesy of IMDb)
1. The Family
13 September 2013 (USA)
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
18 October 2013 (USA)
A dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.
25 October 2013 (USA)
A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
15 November 2013 (USA)
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
27 November 2013 (USA)
Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked up into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.
6 December 2013 (USA)
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.
Vegas Was Her Name by Jonathan Sturak is a Semi-Finalist in the 2013 Book Awards at The Kindle Book Review. Published in March 2013 by Noir Nation Books, Vegas Was Her Name follows businessman Michael Harris into a web of seduction and crime as he becomes victim to the ultimate Vegas con. Read a free sample at Amazon.