This list originally ran in August 2012, tied to the release of Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer. In the three years since, Lee has released a 2013 remake of Oldboy, last year's Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and, as of this week, the powerful mess of a film Chi-Raq. We've updated this... More »
The following post contains spoilers. One of the pleasures of Red Hook Summer, which opens in New York today, is the opportunity to check in on some old friends from Spike Lee’s cinematic Brooklyn. It turns out that Mookie, Lee’s character from Do the Right Thing, is still delivering pizza for Sal’s Famous. Show More Summary
This list originally ran in August 2012, tied to Red Hook Summer, Lee's 21st theatrical film. In the two years since, Lee has released a remake (Oldboy), a Michael Jackson documentary (Bad 25), and filmed Mike Tyson's one-man Broadway show (Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth). This week marks the 25th anniversary... More »
All creatives face moments in their careers when they can't get funding, whether it's in the beginning, middle or end. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee is no exception. Most recently, he self-financed Red Hook Summer, a film about an Atlanta boy who visits his religious grandfather in the Brooklyn projects. Show More Summary
Red Hook Summer is a disturbing and brave masterpiece. Clarke Peters deserves an Oscar, because he was directed into delivering an indelible performance by one of the most prolific American filmmakers in the last two decades; Spike ...
Django Unchained will not be making filmmaker Spike Lee's year-end top 10 list nor any other list for that matter because he says he won't see it. The outspoken Red Hook Summer director said the slavery-centered feature by Quentin Tarantino may deal with the topic in a manner that is less than respectful. In an [...]
Spike Lee’s most recent hit “Red Hook Summer” is out on DVD today and we are giving away a Spike Lee autographed copy of the DVD + a $500 gift card courtesy of Image Entertainment The latest in Spike Lee’s
Spike Lee directs the latest in his Chronicles of Brooklyn series about a young man who spends the summer with his religious grandfather. [...]
Lee's latest "joint," a story dedicated to religion, revival and Brooklyn, Red Hook Summer has the bent of what once was with the reality of what constitutes Lee's work now.
Nate Parker was just in George Lucas’ Red Tails and in Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer, and now he might be joining the cast of the Oldboy remake. Lee is directing, and since he recently worked with Parker, it makes … Continue reading ?
Spike Lee is turning to some familiar faces to help round out the cast of his Oldboy remake. After adding his Do the Right Thing star Samuel L. Jackson a few weeks back, Lee is turning to his Red Hook Summer actor Nate Parker for another supporting role. The up-and-comer’s other credits include Arbitrage, Red Tails and [...]
The Red Hook Summer star will reunite with director Spike Lee in this remake of Chan-wook Park's acclaimed revenge thriller. [...]
One week after being named one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2012, Arbitrage star Nate Parker (pictured) has entered negotiations to reteam with his Red Hook Summer helmer Spike Lee for Good Universe’s Oldboy, reports Variety. A remake of Chan-wook Park’s Korean revenge thriller, pic stars Josh Brolin as a man who is [...]
Variety is reporting that actor Nate Parker is in talks to join the Spike Lee-directed remake of Old Boy. He is best known for starring in The Great Debaters, Red Tails, and Spike Lee's latest joint, Red Hook Summer. He would reportedly...Show More Summary
Its been 10 years since I last spoke with the icon, Spike Lee and I believe it’ll be another 10 years before I get to talk with him again. He was recently in DC to talk about his new movie Red Hook Summer and his upcoming Michael Jackson Documentary Bad 25 about the 25th Anniversary [...]
By Guest Contributor Naomi Extra What shocked me most while watching Red Hook Summer was its striking similarity to the films of Tyler Perry and T.D. Jakes whose work Lee has openly criticized. In fact, many reviewers have put the film right in line with Perry’s films by describing it as a church movie. Red Hook has been…
It's ex-Brooklyn (Devin) talking with the official filmmaker of Brooklyn (Spike Lee) about Spike's return to the boro in RED HOOK SUMMER.
Call Spike Lee's latest joint Red Hook Summer what you will, but don't call it a "sequel." That's what the outspoken director made clear at the film's premiere at Sundance when he said, "Do me a favor, when you go out and talk about it, please tell 'em, this is not a motherfucking sequel to Do The Right Thing. Show More Summary
A teen comes to stay with his preacher grandfather in Brooklyn in a drama that feels like several ideas in search of an overarching story.
Back in January Spike Lee debuted his latest joint, the self-financed indie drama Red Hook Summer, to a divided reaction at Sundance — but as he tells Movieline, he had a feeling his controversial look at faith and the church in the projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn, would leave Park City without a distribution deal. [...]