19 items from 2014
Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong’o, Scoot McNairy, Anson Mount, Corey Stoll, Linus Roache | Written by John W. Richardson, Chris Roach | Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
From Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) comes Non-Stop, a new action thriller starring Liam Neeson as Bill Marks, a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service who views his assignments not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today’s flight will be no routine trip – shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes…
Given Liam Neeson’s current status as action-star extraordinaire, it’s not to hard to determine just what to expect from Non-Stop: plenty of action, Liam Neeson waxing lyrical about the situation and »
- Phil Wheat
From Non-Stop to Ernest & Celestine, here's what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend. See ThisNon-StopIt was Col. Mustard on the airplane with the candlestick. Yes, the fun of Non-Stop is that it's like a hijack version of Clue, with a whole gang of suspects threatening to take out passengers on an international flight. The movie is so twisty, even its ostensible hero, played by Liam Neeson, is a person of interest. Non-Stop reunites Neeson with his Unknown director, Jaume Collet-Serra, and it's clear the two learned something from that half-hearted effort, since this latest outing is far more engaging. »
- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic
It’s a locked-plane mystery! The text is coming from inside the plane! Well, actually… maybe it isn’t? There’s a delicious cleverness to this very silly but very entertaining flick. I’m “biast” (pro): the trailer looked like fun
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
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If you have some ghosts that need to be exorcised — metaphorically speaking, that is, such as, say, the cultural ghosts of 9/11 — and you want them to stay exorcised, you could do worse than to call on Liam Neeson. He has a very particular set of skills, you see, skills acquired over a very long career as an actor. He can be machinelike badass and lip-quiveringly flawed human at the same time. So he makes us moviegoers like him, and more importantly, he makes us trust him.
Trust that, for another instance, he will look for, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Film: "Non-Stop"; Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll, Lupita Nyong'o, Omar Metwally, Jason Butler Harner, Linus Roache, Shea Whigham and Anson Mount; Director: Jaume Collet-Serra; Rating: ***
"Non-Stop" is a formulaic suspense thriller about a plot to hijack an airplane.
The film begins in a very staid ambiguous manner with Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) gulping whisky in the car park before entering the airport premises. A clue to his state of mind is directed through the photograph of a little girl adorning his dashboard. He seems to be in a state of disarray, threatening his boss and snapping at strangers.
The unsteady camera follows him. It meanders, capturing. »
- Machan Kumar
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Liam Neeson’s face has become a world-weary, pock-marked road map over the years, detailing a wholesome leading man’s travails into cinematic battle. In the last 6 years, he’s revitalized himself as a no-nonsense action hero, an unstoppably tough Good Guy With A Dark Past, starting with the outrageous Taken all the way up to his new film, Non-Stop. Gone is the soulful dramatic lead of the early 1990s; in his place is a take-no-guff sort who better like you or else he’ll probably put a choke hold on you in about eight seconds. (His recent detour into voiceover work, in The Lego Movie, was a pitch-perfect parody of the stereotype he’s otherwise embodied in his recent films.) Non-Stop is, as would be expected, an enormously silly film that either squanders »
- Josh Spiegel
Is the airplane becoming the modern equivalent of the snowed-in country house? Apparently so, as Liam Neeson manages a fuselage full of trouble in this enjoyable silly thriller
Liam Neeson is the grizzled ex-cop turned air marshal on an ordinary flight from New York to London, secretly packing a badge, a gun and a whole mess of personal demons that might yet be exorcised by an act of redemptive heroism. Out of the blue, in mid-flight, he gets a chilling anonymous message on his special air‑marshal instant-message device. Every 20 minutes, a passenger on his plane is going to be killed, unless $150m is paid into a certain numbered account. Liam's bloodshot eyes flicker tensely around the plane – which one of this cross-section of humanity is sending the messages? »
- Peter Bradshaw
I’m a sucker for a well-toasted slice of escapism that employs a singular setting to maximum impact. Liam Neeson trapped on a plane with a devious killer who’s trying to extort $150 million from him? Where do line up to buy a ticket? Seriously, this is the kind of Oscar counter-programming that I love this time of year—turn off your mind and take a trip with “Non-Stop”.
And, for about 45 minutes, the journey was an enjoyable one. And then we started losing altitude, pardon the pun. By the manipulative end of the ride, “Non-Stop” had reached a destination that no one wants in their February escapism—forgettable.
Bill Marks (Neeson) is a troubled, alcoholic, Us Air Marshall who is about to embark on the flight from Hell. Halfway over the Atlantic Ocean on a red-eye to London, Marks gets a text on a secure line. Wire $150 million »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
This weekend might belong to the Oscars, but that doesn't mean that brand-new product can't also enter the multiplexes.
This week's biggest contestant for the box office gold, "Non-Stop," is a thriller set aboard a hijacked airplane... not exactly the kind of thing that's nominated for the prestigious Oscars (at least, not anymore -- keep in mind that "Airport" was nominated for Best Picture in 1971). Still, what it lacks in giant issues, social commentary, and emotional resonance, it more than makes up for with the fact that Liam Neeson screams at a bunch of people and tries to solve a truly dastardly murder/hijacking plot.
Neeson plays an alcoholic air marshal who, while on a transatlantic flight to London, starts receiving threatening text messages. It's up to Neeson to pinpoint who, exactly, is behind these texts (and all of the things that go along with the text messages) and for »
- Drew Taylor
Review Ryan Lambie 27 Feb 2014 - 10:19
Whether it’s rescuing kidnapped daughters in Paris or punching wolves in the middle of nowhere, screenwriters have been diligently coming up with new reasons for Liam Neeson to clench his fists in a succession of action movies and thrillers. Along with Jason Statham, Neeson’s become a true 21st century action hero, in the sense that he assumes different names in each film, but really, we all know he’s good old Liam Neeson.
In Non-Stop, he plays Bill Marks, a depressive United States air marshal who drinks and smokes a lot. During a routine overnight flight from New York to London, he begins to receive a series of menacing texts from an anonymous passenger. “Are you ready to do your duty?” asks one. Another »
"Unknown," "Orphan," and "House Of Wax" are all various degrees of fun, depending on how seriously you take them, and director Jaume Collet-Serra is certainly slick. Part of me wonders if he can read, though, because he seems to have made a habit of picking ridiculous scripts with ridiculous ideas at the heart of them, and then he directs them as if they are the most serious things in the world. In theory, I have no problem with that. As I said, I think those three films manage to be silly pulpy fun, and that's exactly what I expected from "Non-Stop." For a good chunk of its running time, it is indeed a silly but well-made ride in which Liam Neeson plays his popular character John Taken, but on a plane this time and without a daughter. There is a point in the film, though, where the bad guy (whose »
- Drew McWeeny
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug references Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll, Lupita Nyong’o, Linus Roache, Shea Whigham and Anson Mount Written By: John W. Richardson, Christopher Roach and Ryan Engle Directed By: Juame Collet-Serra At 61-years-old and after […]
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- Andrew Shuster
Continuing his prodigious run of duosyllabic, Euro-financed action movies, Liam Neeson is back with a gun in his hand and a weary grimace on his long Irish mug in “Non-Stop,” a sometimes inspired, mostly serviceable doomed-airliner thriller that reunites its star with “Unknown” director Jaume Collet-Serra for another round of pseudo-Hitchcockian hijinks. Lacking anywhere near as clever as script this time, Neeson and Collet-Serra put this wronged-man programmer dutifully through its paces, with plenty of the gruff machismo and close-quarters grappling that have made the 61-year-old actor a late-career global action star. (Can an “Expendables” cameo be far in the future?) Turnstiles should click briskly for this Studiocanal/Joel Silver co-production, which opens overseas today, 48 hours ahead of its Stateside bow.
- Scott Foundas
Bright, bold and classic: Oscar nominee Lupita Nyongo's red carpet style
Newcomer Nyong'o, nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars this Sunday (March 2), shimmered in a strapless copper-coloured dress by Lanvin.
Michelle Dockery stars in Downton spoof Tough Justice - video
Co-stars at the screening included Neeson, Julianne Moore in a daring Prabal Gurung creation, »
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“Non-Stop,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens on Feb. 28, 2014, also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Scoot McNairy, Shea Whigham, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll, Omar Metwally and Linus Roache from director Jaume Collet-Serra and writers John W. Richardson and Christopher Roach.
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- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
If “Vikings” was a cheeky, pleasant surprise in its first season, this History series has blossomed into a genuine pleasure on its second voyage, with little guilt involved. Parlaying its success into a deeper cast, and thrusting ahead in its storytelling with the lusty abandon of a Scandinavian raider, the scripted drama takes big chances in the four episodes previewed, and most pay off. The show may have benefited from “The Bible’s” lead-in initially, but series creator-writer Michael Hirst has clearly decided that if “Vikings” dies, it’s going to be with a sword in its hand.
Season two continues to follow Ragnor Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), whose foresight in expanding the Vikings’ plunder by raiding lands to the west (namely, England) has made him the leader of his people. Yet Ragnor must deal with no shortage of headaches, among them shifting, fragile alliances with two other mercurial Earls (played »
- Brian Lowry
Being an action hero badass is Liam Neeson's thing now, and the world is a better place for it. Even if the surrounding movie isn't very good, he's always the best part of it. The gun-firing, face-punching, growly Neeson is the one we want to see, and we're going to have a chance to him at it again with his latest film, Non-Stop. The film is about Neeson hunting a bad guy on an airplane. I don't think I have to do much more to sell it, but if you need some extra encouragement, click here. I'm pleased to announce we're giving away 20 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of Non-Stop. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film also stars Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Linus Roache, Anson Mount, and Corey Stoll. »
- Matt Goldberg
Check out some new photos from Universal Pictures' "Non-Stop" action thriller which joins the recent clips we added from the Liam Neeson starrer. Also on board the Jaume Collet-Serra film scripted by Christopher Roach and John W. Richardson are Julianne Moore, Scott McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Anson Mount, Corey Stoll, Bay Paly, Linus Roache, Jon Abrahams and Nate Parker. "Non-Stop" tells of U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) who, during a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline »
Director Jaume Collet-Serra's sky-high action thriller Non-Stop recently shared a few clips that show Air Marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) in action attempting to track down an assassin hiding in plain sight somewhere on the passenger jet. Now, we have a collection of new images that show off the rest of the cast. In addition to Neeson and Collet-Serra, we get a look at fellow passengers and crew, played by Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Linus Roache, Anson Mount, Corey Hawkins, Corey Stoll, and Frank Deal. Your guess is as good as mine as to which one of them is the culprit. Hit the jump to take a look at the new images. Non-Stop opens February 28th. Check out the new images from Non-Stop below: Here’s the official synopsis for Non-Stop: Global action star Liam Neeson stars in Non-Stop, a suspense thriller »
- Dave Trumbore
For fans of Frances Hodgson Burnett's celebrated novel "The Making of a Lady," Sunday (Feb. 9) is going to be a special night.
PBS will premiere bring the British TV film adaptation of the novel stateside at 10 p.m. Et/Pt, following a brand-new episode of "Downton Abbey." Originally broadcast on ITV in the UK, "The Making of a Lady" tells the story of educated but penniless Emily Fox Seaton (Lydia Wilson).
During her duties as a lady's companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley), she meets her employer's wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache). After accepting his practical, if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily finds solace in the company of Walderhurst's nephew and his wife once her new husband leaves to rejoin his regiment. As she grows increasingly contented, she has no idea that her life is actually in danger.
Check out a teaser for the drama above.
19 items from 2014
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