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Fall movie preview part II

Gail Choice | 8/29/2013, midnight
The cast of “Black Nativity.” Fox Searchlight

A Spike Lee film hits theaters in November. “Oldboy” is directed by Lee and stars Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley.

In this flick, an advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

“Oldboy” is the 21st feature film from Spike Lee, but it’s his first remake. Lee takes from South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s 2003 film which was proven to be an audience favorite. We have high hopes this film version will do the same. “Oldboy” will be released in theaters Nov. 27.

Just in time for the holidays, “Black Nativity” brings you the best of the best on the silver screen. Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Jacob Latimore star in Kasi Lemmon’s film.

In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated holiday musical drama, “Black Nativity” follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a streetwise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Rev. Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Rev. Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing and family.

If you think November is hot, wait until you catch a glimpse of December.