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Sometimes threatening your children with groundings or taking away their allowances doesn.t cut it. Sometimes you have to instill the fear of god within them by channeling the fearsome and vengeful Liam Neeson. It.s been done before, but this is a story to which any parent can relate: Steve Labuzan of Carmel, Indiana has three children, and all continuously left messes in the kitchen sink. So, where all other methods seemed ill-equipped to remedy such behavior, Labuzan invoked his inner Neeson. The father rewrote the actor.s famous speech from Taken and taped it to his kitchen sink. Instead of threatening a group of kidnappers into giving back his daughter, he used it to threaten his children..s wi-fi and cellphone connections. Since posting an image of the note to Reddit, Labuzan has gone viral. But even better is knowing that it actually worked. Labuzan said in a »
Liam Neeson had fans worried when he was spotted over the weekend looking frail and gaunt ... but his rep says the "Taken" star is in good health. The rep says the 63-year-old actor is "healthy as ever," despite his ghostly appearance in the pic. The rep adds Neeson changed his diet and started doing more exercise about a year ago and credits that for the weight loss. Plus, the rep says ... it's just an unflattering pic. »
- TMZ Staff
Es Skrein (Game of Thrones) takes the wheel in The Transporter: Refuelled, the latest chapter in Luc Besson’s explosive thrill-ride series. A relentless, high octane ride that takes the Transporter franchise to explosive new heights, The Transporter: Refuelled is set to hit UK and Irish cinemas, courtesy of Icon Film Distribution, on September 4th.
Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is The Transporter; the best driver and mercenary money can buy. Frank will deliver anything for a price and abides by 3 simple rules: never change the deal, no names, never open the package… Shot on location throughout the South of France, The Transporter Refuelled also stars Radivoje Bukvic (Run All Night), Ray Stevenson (Thor), Anatole Tubman (Captain America: The First Avenger), Gabriella Wright, Loan Chabanol and Tatiana Pajkovic.
- Phil Wheat
Before we see him roughing up a red suited Ryan Reynolds as the big bad in next year’s Deadpool, Ed Skrein is stepping into the shoes of mercenary/driver extraordinaire Frank Martin for The Transporter Refuelled. New images from this latest chapter have come our way, and for all intents and purposes, this should please fans of the Luc Besson conceived Ott action action franchise no end. Released: 4th SeptemberSynopsis: The producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy bring you the next adrenaline-fueled installment of The Transporter series starring newcomer Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”) as Frank Martin, the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. When Frank is hired by cunning femme fatale Anna and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he’s been played. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Stars: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Jasmine Trinca, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Billy Billingham, Peter Franzén, Daniel Adegboyega, Ade Oyefeso, Rachel Lascar | Written by Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Sean Penn | Directed by Pierre Morel
After working as a mercenary in the Congo, Terrier (Sean Penn) lives a life away from action, his health, and his life affected by his past deeds. When it seems he has been marked out for assassination he tries to reconnect with past colleagues to discover the reason for his sudden targeting, suspecting a clean-up job is in progress. With the net closing in and past crimes coming back to haunt him, it is not until he re-connects with Felix (Javier Bardem) and past girlfriend Annie (Jasmine Trinca) that events take a deadly turn.
The Gunman would like to be a movie with a message, and there are moments where you are made to think »
- Paul Metcalf
★★☆☆☆ With The Gunman (2015), Sean Penn becomes the latest inductee into that club slowly being filled by older gentlemen with a particular set of skills. Pierre Morel was a key figure in the meteoric rise of the 'geriaction' genre with his explosive Taken (2008), not only launching Liam Neeson's own brand of ass-kicking but transforming the subgenre from camp silliness to exploitation gold. It's now seven years later and a raft of imitators have tried their hands with varying success, while the Taken series has itself suffered from diminishing returns. If this latest staid entry into the canon is anything to go by, few lessons have been learned in recent times. »
- CineVue UK
The Gunman, 2015.
Directed by Pierre Morel.
Eight years after a hit on the Congo mining minister, the assassin finds that he is now the target in a game of cat and mouse.
Spurred on by the inexplicable success of Taken (seriously? Watch it again – it isn’t That good), its sequels and the subsequent fad of middle-aged actors starring in revenge thrillers, Sean Penn (Carlito’s Way/Casualties of War) has joined the likes of Liam Neeson, Kevin Costner and Denzel Washington by starring in The Gunman, directed – funnily enough – by Taken director Pierre Morel.
Penn plays Jim Terrier, a sniper who has been selected to be the shooter in the assassination of the mining minister in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After the hit Jim has to leave the continent as »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Pierre Morel
Running Time: 115 mins
Special Features: Featurettes / Interviews
A surprising feature of the mature action movie’s unexpected rise has been the calibre of names attracted. Oscar-winner Liam Neeson reinvented his career via the Taken franchise, and now director Pierre Morel nets Sean Penn for butt-kicking duties in The Gunman. Of course Penn is as known for his staunch political views as his acting, so there’s a bit more going on here than a simple case of a tin opener and a can of whup-ass.
He plays the hilariously-named Jim Terrier, who operates in the murky world of private security in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With one foot in the humanitarian end of the equation (alongside surgeon girlfriend Jasmine Trinca) and the other working at the behest of corporate interests, »
- Steve Palace
R.L. Stine's Goosebumps novels have been terrifying children since 1992, and inspired Cavity Colors to create apparel based on the 11th book in the series, The Haunted Mask. Also: Ejecta Blu-ray details, The Last Survivors trailer, and Clowntown photos.
The Killer Mask collection of apparel was designed by artists Coki Greenway and Aaron Crawford. With a retail price of $24.00 apiece, The Killer Mask T-Shirt and Tank Top are black in color and 100% Cotton. The limited edition print is priced at $40.00, and the stickers / buttons are priced at $10.00 for a pack of two.
For more information on this apparel, visit the Cavity Colors online shop.
- Tamika Jones
Who would have thought that an 18th century novel would be the inspiration behind Super Saturday’s most hilarious panel at Comic-Con? Victor Frankenstein, the upcoming tale based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel stars James McAvoy as Dr. Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as his trusty assistant Igor. The pair of actors who look like they got along famously on set brought their sense of humour and sexual innuendo to the Hall H stage.
Between the uproarious laughter from the crowd and jokes from the two stars, we still managed to learn a thing of two about Victor Frankenstein. While we cross our fingers and hope that some genius casting agent puts these two in a comedy Asap, here are a few things we learned about the decidedly unfunny Victor Frankenstein:
- Rachel West
Contributed by Michelle McCue and Melissa Howland
20th Century Fox was the last studio at Comic-Con 2015 to show the Hall H audience a preview of their hottest films.
First up was Wes Ball’s Maze Runner: Scorch Trials where they showed the audience assembled in Hall H the new trailer. The scenes included a weird plant monster – think zombies with plant parts.
Ball said of the sequel, “A sense of brotherhood has always been very important to our story. You can watch these two movies back to back, and it’s really just this awesome 3 hour epic!”
Gladers new and old unite on stage for #Sdcc’s #HallH! #ReadyForScorch pic.twitter.com/v3kmpK4bXy
— The Scorch Trials (@MazeRunnerMovie) July 12, 2015
Next up was the horror film Victor Frankenstein.
The cast of Victor Frankenstein is taking the stage. #HallH is Alive! pic.twitter.com/tQCzyThicc — 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) July 12, 2015
Written by Max Landis, »
- Movie Geeks
Shout! Factory TV is spreading fear all summer long with a plethora of classic films including John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper's Body Bags. Also: a Cthulhu Vinyl Bank from Diamond Select Toys and Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Last Survivors.
Shout! Factory TV's Summer of Fear: Press Release: "This July, summer hats up with a plethora of new programming on Shout! Factory TV that is sure to beat those binge cravings. Shout! Factory TV is unveiling Summer of Fear, a fright fest sure to please! A collection of classic horror films debut this month, featuring Body Bags, Day of the Dead, Night of the Demons, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Final Terror and many more.
Shout! Factory TV grants an insider’s insight into these films with the premiere of audio commentaries on the streaming service. This month, directors John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Kevin Tenney, »
- Tamika Jones
Frank Martin (played by newcomer Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life – or so he thinks – transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.
- Michelle McCue
Luc Besson is the director of "The Professional" and "The Fifth Element," but is also the brains behind the "Taken" and "The Transporter" franchises, which he created through his EuropaCorp company. Today we have a list of upcoming EuropaCorp productions, which include sequels to female action films "Lucy" and "Colombiana." While the hope is to create new franchises, there's a good chance Besson will take a very different approach with the two properties. "Lucy" was released last year and starred Scarlet Johansson. The film was a surprising hit, grossing a whopping $458 million worldwide on a budget of only $40 million. The sequel will likely bring back Johansson and have a bigger budget. "Colombiana" wasn't as lucky. It hit theaters in 2011 and starred Zoe Saldana. The movie cost $40 million to make and was only about to earn $61 million worldwide. It was also hated by critics. So it's very likely that the sequel »
It's not often that Jimmy Fallon books a Tonight Show guest whose celebrity impersonation skills rival his own, but Seth MacFarlane's impressions come pretty darn close! The late-night host and Ted 2 creator went head-to-head Monday, each trying out their luck with the "Wheel of Impressions." The game's impression generator matched a random celebrity to a random topic, and it was then up to the fellas to make the magic happen! Seth lucked out out on his first turn at the game, which meant he got to impersonate Liam Neeson talking about Time Warner Cable. "I have a particular set of channels," he said, working in a Taken reference. "If you'd like to purchase these channels, I'll »
We've partnered with Universal Home Entertainment to celebrate the release of The Gunman by giving away 2 Blu-Ray copies! Two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) is the object of a deadly international manhunt in the pulse-pounding thriller The Gunman, coming to Digital HD on June 16, 2015 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD as well as On Demand on June 30, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest nail-biting adventure from director Pierre Morel (Taken), The Gunman is an electrifying combination of suspense, non-stop action and sheer star power that Steve Prokopy of Ain’t It Cool News calls “Spectacular!” It has been eight years since Jim Terrier (Penn) worked as a black-ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by a team of elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in »
The sequel sees the bear (Seth MacFarlane) head to court to prove he is "human" enough to raise a child.
Ted 2 will be released on June 26 in the Us and will hit UK cinemas on July 8.
Watch Mark Wahlberg speed-recite 57 movie names he memorised for a scene in the film that was eventually cut: »
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
★☆☆☆☆ Audiences could be forgiven for their slack jaws when venerated thesp Liam Neeson blazed onto screens as the hard-as-nails lead in EuropaCorp's dark and deliciously brutal genre flick, Taken, back in 2008. Since then, the actor has gone on to define not only his own brand of throwback action antihero, but a personal cult sub-genre affectionately dubbed 'Neesploitation'. Alas, the series that originally launched this unexpected career reinvention has struggled to maintain its star's giddy momentum and if the ludicrously overblown Taken 2 was flirtatiously eyeing the shark, then Olivier Megaton's Taken 3 (2014) has not just jumped it, but landed on the other side with a combat roll.
- CineVue UK
All hail Liam Neeson. If anyone should be allowed to rest on his laurels, it’s this veteran actor, who has earned accolades for prestige dramas and made a near-seamless transition over to leading-man action hero at this late stage in his career. But in the unexpectedly excellent Run All Night, the star isn’t content to play another Taken-style hero with “a very particular set of skills.” Instead, he subverts that image, playing former mob assassin Jimmy as a boozy bad seed, put out to pasture by his associates and scorned by all, especially his estranged son, Michael (Joel Kinnaman).
Jimmy is not a good guy, and Neeson never tries to redeem him in our eyes. Here, the actor seems older, sadder, more defeated – his shoulders droop like those of a man sinking into the Earth under the weight of his sins, and his run is ungainly enough »
- Isaac Feldberg
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