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Are these really the 10 best fights in the Star Wars universe? To a certain extent, we have to trust the source. The staff at StarWars.com decided that they would debate the Top 10 battles in the first six Star Wars movies, editing them into the montage above. They are ranked on inventiveness, choreography and emotional impact. Watch the list below, and then we will discuss. Did you make it all the way to No. 1? Did you see how they chose a battle from Star Wars: Episode I . The Phantom Menace?! Listen, I get that Darth Maul is an incredibly cool visual villain, with his double-sided lightsaber and that peaceful way he pauses in between battling two Jedi masters in Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). It.s a solid battle sequence, and one of the only thrilling sequences in the deadly-dull The Phantom Menace. And this »
(Cbr) With season three of "Arrow" returning to The CW on Oct. 8, it's highly unlikely they're still looking for someone to play Ra's al Ghul, who they've teased as the villain in the upcoming third season. But if they did still need to find someone to lord over the League of Assassins, a former Ra's is willing and able to rise from the Lazarus Pit. “I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah,” actor Liam Neeson told MTV News about playing the role on "Arrow." Neeson, who played Ra's al Ghul in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, told MTV that he has not been approached about reprising the role on television. But when asked by MTV's Charles Webb, Neeson did offer some advice to the as-yet-unrevealed actor who will play the role on "Arrow." “They have to believe in their philosophy,” Neeson said. “Ra’s al Ghul »
- JK Parkin, Comic Book Resources
“Guardians of the Galaxy” became the year’s highest grossing U.S. release this weekend, goosing an otherwise drab Labor Day box office.
The Marvel film topped the domestic charts for the third time and benefited from crowds hoping to stretch out the waning days of summer, grossing $16.3 million over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday period and pushing its U.S. total to $274.6 million. It will likely end the four-day holiday with $21.2 million in Stateside ticket sales from 3,462 locations.
That easily tops a pair of new wide releases, “November Man” and “As Above, So Below,” which brought in $7.7 million and $8.3 million respectively — modest numbers for modest to low budgeted films with much to be modest about.
It also bested a trip down memory lane, to a different time, when blockbuster films could be based on — gasp! — an original idea, instead of just comic books, toy lines and the flotsam and jetsam of “brand pre-awareness. »
- Brent Lang
With Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy over, Liam Neeson has essentially hung up the role of Batman villain Ra's Al Ghul which he played in 2005's "Batman Begins" and briefly reprised in a cameo in 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises".
With Ra's Al Ghul set to serve as the lead villain in the upcoming third season of The CW's "Arrow," Neeson was asked by MTV this week if whether he's been approached about reprising the role to which he responded:
"No, I haven't, I haven't at all. I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so."
The question was admittedly garbled by a nervous interviewer so it sounds more like Neeson was being polite or thinking he was referring to something else. Clearer though was his advice to whomever lands the role be it on the series or in future projects featuring the character:
- Garth Franklin
Leave it to a ragtag band of space crusaders to save the Labor Day weekend box office.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” has edged out newcomers “The November Man” and “As Above, So Below” to once again top the domestic box office, earning $3.8 million on Friday in its fifth frame. The intergalactic pic has beat out fellow Marvel superhero film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to become the highest grossing film of the year to date Stateside.
The Marvel-Disney blockbuster is headed for a $20.5 million weekend, which would mark a 9% spike and raise its impressive cume to $278.8 million.
This is the third win for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which recently crossed the $500 million mark worldwide and »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Back at the San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that the "big bad" for the upcoming third season of "Arrow" would be none other than Ra's al Ghul. Though casting is still coming together for the character on the series, there is one person who previously played the role and would jump right back in, if he could. Speaking with MTV, Liam Neeson was asked if he had been approached about reprising the role to which he replied. »
We've already seen Liam Neeson play Ra's al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins," and now the character is set to be the main villain in the third season of the "Arrow" TV series. It has yet to be revealed who will play Ra's a Ghul, but there's already an actor who is more than interesting in taking on the role. That actor is Liam Neeson. While promoting his "A Walk Among the Tombstones" movie, MTV asked him if he has been approached to reprise his role on the TV series. "No, I haven't," he replied: adding: "I would [do it] in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so." But if it doesn't happen, Neeson has some advice for whoever ends up taking the role. "They have to believe in their philosophy. Ra's al Ghul absolutely believed what he was doing was ultimately saving civilization, and it »
Liam Neeson remains a major Hollywood film star, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't consider television. In an interview with MTV, he said there was one role on the CW's “Arrow” he would be interested in, and it's a character he's played before. In its upcoming third season, The CW's “Arrow” will finally introduce one of the most dangerous characters in the DC Universe: Ra's al Ghul. There have been a few trailers for the upcoming season that have teased the character, but no indication yet as to who will portray him. Neeson took on the mantle of one of Batman's. »
- Jason Hughes
At Comic-Con 2014 this year, The CW Network revealed that the primary villain in Season 3 of Arrow will be none other than Ra's al Ghul, although the character hasn't been cast yet.
The villainous League of Shadows founder was most notably played on the big screen by Liam Neeson in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. MTV recently asked the actor if Warner Bros. or The CW Network have approached him to play the villain on Arrow. While he hasn't been asked to reprise the role yet, the actor did say he would play him again in a heartbeat.
"No, I haven't (been approached), I haven't at all. I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so."
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Running Time: 1 hr 48 mins
Release Date: August 27, 2014
Plot: A former CIA agent (Brosnan) who is nicknamed after a month of the year is rehired for one last bizarre mission.
Who’S It For? Nothing else to see and like action standards? Maybe you’ll like a matinee showing of The November Man.
Pierce Brosnan was a good James Bond. Regardless of what may be said about the films within his stint as the famous secret agent, he wore the uniform well, spoke the lines, and did it with finesse. In a business sense: he was a good employee, but he was not a part of any big movements within the series, aside from starring in an action movie about the news (Tomorrow Never Dies) or that one time he surfed a »
- Nick Allen
Ever since its debut episode, the comparisons between The CW’s Arrow and Christopher Nolan’s most recent reboot of Batman have been impossible to miss. But since then Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his surrounding cast of DC Comics heroes and villains have grown out of the Dark Knight’s shadow, adopting a similarly grounded style, but incorporating characters from the realm of “Batman” comics that even Nolan left off the big screen.
And with Season 3 of the series promising to introduce a brand new take on ‘League of Assassins’ leader Ra’s al Ghul, the pressure is on to live up to the strong performance Liam Neeson first delivered in Batman Begins. However, the showrunners ...
- Andrew Dyce
We’re still waiting to hear who will portray Ra’s al Ghul for his starring role as the main villain of Arrow season 3, but it seems that Liam Neeson is more than willing to reprise his role from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, should the opportunity present itself:
“No, I haven’t [been approached], I haven’t at all,” Neeson tells MTV during a promotional interview for his new film A Walk Among the Tombstones. “I would [do it], in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so.”
While Neeson is keen, it is of course unlikely that we’ll see him joining The CW show, but he did offer up some advice for whoever ends up suceeding him in the role:
“They have to believe in their philosophy. Ra’s al Ghul absolutely believed what he was doing was ultimately saving civilization, and it »
- Gary Collinson
Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News Ra's Al Ghul was recently revealed to be the big bad of Arrow's third season, and while we still don't know who will play the villain in The CW series, we do now know of at least one actor interested in taking on the role even if does just so happen to be someone who's already played him! Asked by MTV News whether he's been approached about making a return, Liam Neeson told them: "No, I haven’t, I haven’t at all," but if asked, "I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah Very much so." Of course, the chances of the network being able to afford an actor of Neeson's calibre or Arrow linking to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy in this way are pretty much slim to none, but it would still be interesting to see! »
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in the appendix below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns should be at their peak.
“As Above, So Below” Universal, Legendary
The summer has been hard on Hollywood and 2014 has been even harsher on horror in particular, with most movies hovering around $10 million opening weekends. Only “Purge: Anarchy” really broke out, capitalizing on the success of the 2013 iteration to slash its way to $29.8 million on opening. “As Above, So Below” delves into the Paris catacombs for its scares and looks set to be the next horror movie to land around that $10 million mark for the three-day weekend.
“As Above, »
- Tobias Bauckhage
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
If you watched the second season of Arrow then you no doubt heard the mention of supervillain Ra's al Ghul. Unsurprisingly he will be the main antagonist of the third season which is set to premiere on October 8, 2014. While people are still waiting to hear which actor will portray Ra’s al Ghul for the starring role, Liam Neeson has mentioned he is more than willing to reprise his role from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises. He said to »
- Graham McMorrow
We are looking at wrapping up the worst summer at the box office since 2006, not to mention the first summer since 2001 in which a film will not reach $300 million domestically... given the fact we have large format, IMAX and 3D ticket sales padding box office stats along with inflation, that's really saying something. In fact, it's more than I have to say about this weekend's new wide releases in The November Man and As Above, So Below. First off, As Above, So Below opened last night to $470,000 from 1,805 theaters, which seems it will have it coming in close to projections and closer to the reader prediction aggregate of $9.4 million, rather than Laremy's super-soft $7.5m prediction. Pierce Brosnan's attempt to become the next aging action star, a la Liam Neeson, in November Man opened on Wednesday to the tune of $861,238 and added another $838,762 bringing it's cume to $1.7 million so far. »
- Brad Brevet
The Hollywood News have exclusive tickets to giveaway for a screening of A Walk Among The Tombstones, that takes place this Monday 1st September and will be at a London location, venue Tbc.
To enter, simply tell us why you are the biggest Liam Neeson fan and winners will be selected tomorrow – Saturday 30th August!
A Walk Among The Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track them through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again. »
- Dan Bullock
What's that? Pierce Brosnan needs a new action franchise now, 12 years after his James Bond stint ended? There's a series of novels ripe for the action genre taking that would suit him perfectly? Let's make that deal. But The November Man, from the novels by Bill Granger, ends up being more than a run-of-the-mill spy thriller. Aided by some superb action directing from Roger Donaldson and a nice turn from its charismatic lead, the film trumps most of the recently standard "old guy in an action flick" turns we've gotten. Brosnan joins the ranks of Liam Neeson and Kevin Costner, and the former 007 prevails. Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux, a former CIA operative who has left his days taking out the bad guys for the good guys long behind him. He's enjoying a peaceful life by a lake in Switzerland when he's called back into the field. What begins as a »
- Jeremy Kirk
Martin Scorsese is planning to direct a biopic of the seminal punk rock band The Ramones, according to a new report at The Wrap.
The band, comprised of singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and drummer Tommy Ramone, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002 after a legendary career that included influential songs such as "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Pop."
All four band members have passed away, with Jeff Jampol and Dave Frey managing the band's estate, with plans under way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Ramones' first album in the year 2016. There are also plans for a documentary with never-before-seen footage of the band from the 1970s and 1980s, shot by George Seminara, »
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