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Flying high – Non-Stop review

By Richard Haridy July 2, 2014 Non-Stop is another entry in Liam Neeson‘s late-career shift towards gruff, sombre action pictures. Teaming up again with Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra, after the surprisingly engaging Unknown, Neeson offers up a compelling turn in a film that is fast-paced and filled with satisfying twists. The less said about the […]

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Range life – A Million Ways to Die in the West review

By Jess Lomas May 28, 2014 Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West may succeed more in its uneven sketches and pop culture nods than as a complete film, but for those who enjoy a splash of toilet humour and cheap gags, there’s much to like here. Set in the 1880s Old […]

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‘Taken’ spoof titled ‘Tooken’ in the works

There once was a time when spoof movies – not made by the Wayans brothers or harbingers of doom Friedberg/Seltzer – frequently populated cinemas. That era looks to return with Tooken, a ‘Naked Gun-style’ spoof of Taken. According to Deadline, production will start on the flick in the coming months. Cameron Van Hoy and John Asher penned the screenplay. Asher […]

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Liam Neeson joins the cast of Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s Silence, Deadline reports. Neeson will star opposite Andrew Garfield and Ken Watanabe in the 17th century set tale, concerning the attempts by Jesuits to bring Christianity to Japan. The film will be Scorsese’s follow-up to the debauched – and deliriously unchristian – Oscar nominee The Wolf of Wall Street. It […]

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Liam Neeson looking at $20 million payday for Taken 3

Here’s one reason to star in another sequel to your played-out franchise. Well, twenty million reasons, actually… Liam Neeson is looking at a $20 million payday for Taken 3, Deadline reports. Producer Luc Besson and 20th Century Fox are eager to produce a new instalment to this surprise blockbuster series (the first two have collected […]

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Poster and Trailer Debut: The LEGO Movie

The trailer and poster for The LEGO Movie should put some fears to rest that Hollywood’s money-making scheme to churn out toy-based films will only litter our cinemas with garbage. Surprisingly, The LEGO Movie trailer delivers laughs and a host of recognisable characters (Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) sure to draw not just a young crowd […]

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Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson join LEGO movie

Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson will voice characters in Warner Bros’ upcoming animated LEGO movie. An official statement from the studio announced their casting, as well as that of Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman and Community‘s Alison Brie. They join previously announced voice talent Chris Pratt (also of Parks and Rec), Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and Morgan […]

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Taken 3 is inevitable

Liam Neeson and his Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton both suggest the adventures of unlucky CIA agent Bryan Mills have come to a close. However, the recent box office success of the sequel has suddenly inspired the creatives behind the film to think of another scenario in which someone close to him could be, well, taken. Screenwriter […]

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Take my wife – Taken 2 review

Taken 2 – Starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, and Famke Janssen. Directed by Olivier Megaton. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Olivier Megaton proves with Taken 2 that he lacks the artistic finesse and subtle understanding of character that predecessor Pierre Morel barely demonstrated in the oddly adored original. This Luc Besson produced sequel is a […]

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Trailer Debut: Taken 2

The trailer for Liam Neeson‘s surprise smash-hit Taken – aptly titled Taken 2 – has arrived online. But this time, it’s not just his daughter in trouble; his wife is taken too (taken too; geddit?). You really don’t need to know all that much more, except to say Famke Jansson and Maggie Grace are back as Neeson’s wife and daughter respectively. […]

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Wolf it down – The Grey review

The Grey – Starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo and Dallas Roberts. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Rated MA. Originally published February 16, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. The Grey arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia June 27, 2012. Liam Neeson has spent much of his career playing larger than life characters, both real and fictional: Oskar Schindler, Zeus, Aslan, Rob Roy, Ra’s al Ghul, Qui-Gon […]

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Board to death – Battleship review

Battleship – Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, and Rihanna. Directed by Peter Berg. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Blockbusters, ho! With the American summer sailing ever closer, audiences are bracing themselves for the inevitable onslaught of big-budget features that have made the period so highly anticipated (and feared). Though March releases John Carter and The Hunger Games threatened to kick off proceedings early, they failed; John Carter by not […]

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Wolf it down – The Grey review

The Grey – Starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo and Dallas Roberts. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Liam Neeson has spent much of his career playing larger than life characters, both real and fictional: Oskar Schindler, Zeus, Aslan, Rob Roy, Ra’s al Ghul, Qui-Gon Jinn, John ‘Hannibal’ Smith. Yet, bafflingly, it’s his […]

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Might Russell Crowe play Noah and Robocop?

Russell Crowe: still very popular! The Oscar-winning actor is reportedly being courted by Darren Aronofsky to star in his epic retelling of the Biblical tale of Noah’s Ark, titled Noah. According to Deadline, there is no deal in place, but things are looking good for the pairing. Liam Neeson is also said to be in […]

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Joe Carnahan to reboot Death Wish

Joe Carnahan – director of Narc, The A-Team, and the new Liam Neeson vs. wolves movie The Grey – has been tapped by MGM and Paramount to helm their reboot of the Charles Bronson classic Death Wish. According to the L.A. Times, Carnahan will both write and direct the picture. The 1974 Death Wish starred Bronson […]

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Trailer Debut: Wrath of the Titans

The trailer for the Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans has arrived online, set to the tune of Marilyn Manson’s cover of Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). Titans 2 sees a permed Sam Worthington return as Perseus, a decade older since the events of Clash. Although the demigod just wants to […]

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Teaser Debut: Battleship

The first teaser trailer for Peter Berg‘s $200 million film adaptation of the board game Battleship has docked online. As befits a movie based on a board game, the premise is exceptionally simple: a naval fleet discovers aliens lying in wait beneath the water. They fight. You can watch it in HD over at Yahoo. […]

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Forget me now – Unknown review

Unknown – Starring Liam Neeson, January Jones and Diane Kruger. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Unknown is a very silly movie, but it pulls off a genuinely surprising twist in its third act, and for that I must tip my hat to it. Liam Neeson stars as Dr. Martin Harris, a […]

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Overkill is underrated – The A-Team review

The A-Team – Starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Rated M. Originally published June 8, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Were people really screaming out for an A-Team movie? I don’t think they were. Fans of the show seem somewhat annoyed about their beloved TV characters being […]

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The Gods must be crazy – Clash of the Titans review

Clash of the Titans – Starring Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. Directed by Louis Letterier. Rated M. Originally published April 2. By Simon Miraudo. I should have known better than to look forward to Clash of the Titans, a film that unironically employs the tagline ‘Titans Will Clash’. I can only assume the […]

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Overkill is underrated – The A-Team review

The A-Team – Starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Were people really screaming out for an A-Team movie? I don’t think they were. Fans of the show seem somewhat annoyed about their beloved TV characters being reimagined for the big screen, […]

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The Gods must be crazy – Clash of the Titans review

Clash of the Titans – Starring Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson. Directed by Louis Letterier. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. I should have known better than to look forward to Clash of the Titans, a film that unironically employs the tagline ‘Titans Will Clash’. I can only assume the same amount of time […]

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The A-Team trailer debut

source: traileraddict.com The first footage from Joe Carnahan‘s adaptation of the classic television show The A-Team has landed online. We recently crowned The A-Team the 19th most exciting film of 2010 and the trailer does nothing to soften our anticipation. It’s as perfectly shiny and explodey as we had hoped. Looks like it could be […]

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First look at the New A-Team!

source: slashfilm.com The cast of Joe Carnahan‘s upcoming film adaptation of The A-Team have donned their respective costumes and struck a pose for the camera. Enjoy. Click on the image to see a hi-res shot. From left, Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton ‘Face’ Peck, Quintin ‘Rampage’ Jackson as B.A. Baracas, Sharlto Copley (District 9) as […]

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Will Clash of the Titans be the most beautiful movie of 2010?

source: empireonline.com.au Louis Letterier‘s upcoming film Clash of the Titans is shaping up to be one of the most visually striking films of 2010. Empire have a whole batch of new images from the film for their upcoming cover story on the project. We’ve been teased over the past few months with a couple of […]

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District 9’s Sharlto Copley joins A-Team

source: hollywoodinsider.ew.com 20th Century Fox have cast Sharlto Copley in the coveted role of ‘Howling Mad’ Murdoch in the upcoming A-Team big-screen remake. The 35-year-old South African actor emerged from obscurity after being given the starring role in his buddy Neill Blomkamp‘s hit film District 9. Copley will join Liam Neeson (Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith), […]

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