OLDBOY follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.
The Shooter is a remake of a political thriller which seems to have found it’s place in our current political climate. The film evolves around Mia Moesgaard, political journalist for a large Danish newspaper. Six months after being elected on the promise to not allow drilling for oil on Greenland, the Green Party’s foreign Minister Thomas Borby announces a deal with the United States to drill for oil in Greenland. With the population up in arms, Moesgaard interviews Borby on a live television debate and suggests that the Danish people might rise up and take action over this policy flip flop.
Inspired by her unintentional call to arms, leading geologist Rasmus Hilm Jensen, who just happens to know what the American’s will find when they start drilling, decides to take action using the only skill he has left at his disposal, his military background as a sniper.
Using Moesgaard as his voice, Jensen attempts to make the government back up on the deal and stick to their election promises. He begins by shooting out the tires on a ministers car just as he’s about to get in it.
With an American government representative about to arrive in country to seal the deal, the Police are on high alert to find out who the sniper is and stop him before he kills some one.
Director Annette K. Olesen proves a deft hand at delivering a well paced political thriller, which is only let down by the weird subplot of the un-wed Moesgaard wanting to adopt an Indian baby. It has no real relevance to the film, and dose nothing but add a little confusion. Read more ›
Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings.” Four members of SEAL Team 10, were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader, Ahmad Shahd. Marcus Luttrell was the only member of his team to survive.
JoBlo have this exclusive sneak peek at teaser footage/concept trailer for THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, a WWII epic that focuses on the B17 air crews piloting through the onslaught of the Luftwaffe. The footage was put together by Hydraulx, the special effects company formed by Greg & Colin Strause (SKYLINE, TAKE SHELTER). The film has yet to be shot with the script out to cast and making its debut at AFM, so this is a unique peek at not only the proposed film, but how it’s being sold in the early stages. It’s a very cool teaser, regardless, and one that shows a mountain of potential for the project.
Plot: Five miles above the earth and deep behind enemy lines, eleven men inside a bomber known as the “Flying Fortress” fight for their lives against swarms of enemy German fighters. As American bombers are picked off one by one, their mission becomes very clear: survive.
Korean Towering Inferno flick, The Tower is surly influenced by the Steve McQueen, 1974 classic disaster film, but rather than focus on high drama, director Kim Ji-Hoon goes for a special effects laden love story with so much going it it’s hard to keep up at times.
Lee Dae-ho is a single father working at the 120 luxurious Tower Sky complex in Seoul, and is secretly in love with fellow worker Seo Yoon-hee, but rather than his romantic plans, Lee and Seo are thrust into a life and death struggle, trying to find Lee’s daughter and escape with their lives after a Christmas party goes horribly wrong and they are trapped by a towering inferno.
Visually spectacular, The Tower has some great moments, but it’s let down in part by a bit of mild Schizophrenia, as you’re never quite sure if it’s supposed to be a serious action flick or a laugh out loud comedy. Read more ›
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.