This week’s movie releases

This week’s movie releases

FILM: OLDBOY
CAST: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli, Linda Emond, James Ransone, Pom Klementieff
DIRECTOR: Spike Lee

Based both on the graphic novel by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi and the highly acclaimed Korean film by Park Chan Wook (which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, while also becoming one of the most popular foreign film thrillers of all time), comes a new take on the legendary tale by two-time Academy Award nominee Spike Lee.
‘Oldboy’ is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly 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 bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Joe’s quest for answers leads him to a, young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen), and ultimately to an elusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his liberation.

The contemporary film world is rife with fanatical tales of vengeance – but none has ever been quite like ‘Oldboy’, a story at once provocatively emotional and brutal that twists together all the themes of isolation, repression, vendetta, conscience, guilt and redemption at the dark heart of modern pop culture.
As it did for so many others, ‘Oldboy’ consumed Spike Lee the first time he saw it, years ago. The director didn’t approach his version of ‘Oldboy’ as a remake, though. “I saw it more as an interpretation of a great story that can be represented in many different ways,” says Lee.
“Park Chan Wook made a great film, but even before that, the original source was the Japanese manga — and this was an opportunity to explore a new form of story-telling for the material.”

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Sharlto-Copley-in-'Europa-RFilm: Europa Report
CAST: Michael Nyqvist, Sharlto Copley, Embeth Davidtz, Daniel Wu, Christian Camargo, Karolina Wydra, Anamaria Marinca
DIRECTOR: Sebastian Cordero

A unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller, ‘Europa Report’ follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system.
When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean.

After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.