We’re back again with an all-new episode of The Flickcast. Be happy because it probably won’t last. But for now …
On this week’s show, Chris and Joe discuss and debate more Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn’s personality, upcoming TV series like Shutter Island and The Omen, Denzel Washington’s career and his upcoming Equalizer movie and the brand new season of Doctor Who.
Guess which of your favorite hosts liked the season premiere and which didn’t? Not that hard to figure out. Of course, that’s not all they talk about. There’s also the usual “more.”
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the just released D&D Player’s Handbook from Wizards of the Coast and Joe’s pick of the movie Locke, featuring Tom Hardy and a car.
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Die Hard on a White House.
That’s basically it right there. You have your former law enforcer — here his name is Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) and he used to be Secret Service assigned to protect the President (Aaron Eckhart). During a snowstorm, Some Damn Thing hit the Presidential Limo’s windshield and fishtailed the car nearly off a bridge. Banning was able to save the President, but not his wife, and since the President can’t stand to be reminded of that night, he has Banning reassigned.
Okay, then you have your terrorists commandeering a building — here they attack the White House in a cargo plane the same day the President (whose name is Benjamin Asher, and whom I’ll be referring to as Asher for the remainder of this), Vice President, and Secretary of State are meeting with the South Korean Prime Minister.
As the gang retreats to the Presidential Bunker, one of the PM’s aides reveals himself as Kang Yeonsak (Rick Yune), a North Korean terrorist with a backstory that blah, blah, blah. He shoots a lot of people in the head and wants to blow up things. That’s all we need to know.
You have your former law-enforcer invading the building — in this case, Banning storms the White House after Kang’s goons take out every Secret Service man and Marine on the premises.
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All hell is breaking loose at the White House and only former Secret Service Agent Mike Banning can do anything about it. This is the second “Die Hard in the White House” movie coming out this year (the other being White House Down with Channing Tatum) and we’ve got some videos that will show you all you need to know.
This one is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and features Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd, and Rick Yune. Not a bad cast.
Here’s the synopsis: When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning¹s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger crisis.
Click through for the videos. Look for Olympus Has Fallen to hit theaters on March 22nd.
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Even with the outcry over violence in movies, games and other forms of entertainment, that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from cranking out violent movies. And it probably won’t for the foreseeable future, if it ever will.
So, as they will keep making ’em, it will keep being our job to bring you information, trailers, and more, about them. Case in point this time is the upcoming action movie Olympus Has Fallen.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman (sadly, not as The President), Olympus Has Fallen is a “Die Hard-in-the-White House” movie where the President’s pad is overtaken by terrorists and it’s up to a Secret Service agent to save the President. Um, yeah. Wasn’t this the plot of a 24 episode from a few years ago?
Oh well, we like badly-in-need-of-a-hit Gerard Butler, so there you go. Check out the trailer after the break. Olympus Has Fallen arrives on March 22nd.
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