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The Voice UK: Kylie Minogue quits - who should replace her? DS verdict

11 April 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's all official - Kylie Minogue announced today that she won't be back for series four of The Voice UK, which means that one of those big red chairs is feeling very lonely indeed right about now. Well, Digital Spy couldn't have that - and we thought that the show's producers might need a bit of help. So we came up with our suggestions for Kylie Minogue's replacement! Read on for our thoughts, then leave your picks in the comments below...

Louise Wener - Alex Fletcher, Deputy Editor

The former Sleeper singer was every teenage boy's pin-up in the mid-90s and scored a platinum album with The It Girl and a handful of Top 20s with gorgeous guitar pop treats such as 'Inbetweener', 'Nice Guy Eddie' and 'Sale of the Century'. She may now have retreated from the spotlight to pursue a career as a writer, »

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DVD details revealed for Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson

10 April 2014 2:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest Liam Neeson (Taken, Unknown) starring action thriller will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray from June 30th.

The film features Neeson as U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks who, during a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into a numbered account.  Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes.  Non-Stop is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, House of Wax) and also stars Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o.

Priced at £19.99 for DVD and £24.99 for the Blu-Ray, the home entertainment releases will include a bunch of bonus content including: Suspense at 40,000 Feet featurette; Non-Stop Action featurette; and UK exclusive interviews with Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Jaume Collet-Serra and Joel Silver.

Those who wish to pre-order the film can do so through iTunes or Amazon. »

- Luke Graham

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Exclusive Clip and Images from Small Time Starring Christopher Meloni, Devon Bostick, and Dean Norris

8 April 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today, we're pleased to bring you an exclusive clip along with new images from the dramedy Small Time.  Directed by 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, the movie stars Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Svu) as a used car salesman who has the opportunity to reconnect with his son Freddy (Devon Bostick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid) when Freddy decides to forego college and work his dad selling cars.  In this clip, Freddy explains why he wants to work on the lot instead of going to college.  I'm a big fan of Meloni, and the movie has a great cast of character actors including Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), and Xander Berkley (Taken). Hit the jump to check out the clip and the images.  The film also stars Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), and Amaury Nolasco (Transformers).  Small Time will be on iTunes, OnDemand, and in theaters on April 18th. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Lucy Gets A Trailer

2 April 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Luc Besson has been at the center of pulp genre movies since the 90s with “Nikita,” “Léon: The Professional,” and “The Fifth Element.” Besson has always balanced high action and humor with mainstream appeal. Even the movies he’s produced like Taken and The Transporter are box office hits, as they retain a steady film franchise. Besson’s new film “Lucy” stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman caught in the middle of a drug war. Universal Pictures released the film’s first trailer that features Lucy’s superpowers. “Set in a futuristic world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupted cops, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei,  [ Read More ]

The post Lucy Gets A Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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Scarlett Johansson is One Sexy Weapon in Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Trailer

2 April 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following an armed and dangerous first look last week, the first trailer for Luc Besson's return to directing action thrillers has arrived. Lucy follows a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Scarlett Johansson plays the title role, and she truly looks like one tough chick. The film is basically Limitless, but with an emphasis on accessing the maximum physical capabilities of a human in addition to the mental (as explained by Morgan Freeman). Besson knows how to do action pretty well, and this looks fun. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Luc Besson's Lucy, originally from Apple: Lucy is written and directed by Luc Besson (director of The Fifth Element and The Professional, writer of the Taken and Transporter franchises). The film follows a woman (Scarlett Johansson) forced to become a drug mule. »

- Ethan Anderton

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The First Trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’ Scarlett Johansson

2 April 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s the first trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy which is timed perfectly for the release of Captain America in the Us (who’d have thought?!).  The movie also stars Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton and comes from legendary Writer / Director Luc Besson who has previously brought us classics like The Fifth Element, Leon, District 13 and the not so classic Taken and The Transporter! Lucy is released in the UK 22nd August.

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

The post The First Trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘LucyScarlett Johansson appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- David Sztypuljak

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Last Action Heroesc Has the Macho, Action Genre Hit a Low Pointc

1 April 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I didn't quite know how to describe the genre I'm referring to with this post (BoxOfficeMojo doesn't even have a category for it), but suffice to say I'm particularly targeting the films made popular by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone back in the '80s and more recently it seems Jason Statham had a lock down on things. Now, however, it only seems Liam Neeson can really generate any box-office juice with his cinematic fisticuffs, otherwise it has to be an ensemble or nothing. I ask because ever since Schwarzenegger made his way back to movies after playing Governor for eight years, he's seen The Last Stand, Escape Plan and this past weekend's Sabotage tank at the box office. Similarly, Stallone has seen Bullet to the Head, Escape Plan and Grudge Match bomb at the box office and Statham has seen a string of non-starters including Killer Elite, »

- Brad Brevet

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Mel Gibson Could Be The Blood Father

30 March 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Liam Neeson might be the leading light in older bloke action films right now, but Mel Gibson made a career out of running around with guns long before he crossed the age of 58. He’s clearly looking to break off a piece of the Taken pie with a new thriller called Blood Father.Mesrine director Jean-Francois Richet is overseeing this one, which features a script by Peter Craig, who co-wrote The Town. Blood Father would see Gibson as an ex-con who must rebuild bridges with his wayward 16-year-old daughter when drug dealers mark her for death. And, we assume, he’ll have to wade in guns blazing.Gibson could certainly use a boost as he attempts to reignite a career that has become stalled in controversy and sub-par output. Get The Gringo didn’t do him many favours, and while he was a loopy villain in Machete Kills, the sequel hardly made a blip. »

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Mel Gibson Wants Some of That Liam Neeson Money, Joins ‘Taken’-Like Thriller ‘Blood Father’

28 March 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Is there any hope for Mel Gibson? It was almost four years ago that a string of obscene voicemail messages obliterated the actor’s career and then salted the very earth it sprung from. But Gibson hasn’t given up. He’s actually done the opposite, making a new movie every year since 2010 – Edge of Darkness, The Beaver, Get the Gringo and Machete Kills, with The Expendables 3 due out this year. Add another onto that list, because Gibson has just signed onto something called Blood Father. According to Deadline, the film has just put all its major pieces in place: Gibson will star, Jean-Francoise Richet (of Mesrine and 2005′s Assault on Precinct 13 remake) will direct and Peter Craig (The Town) will write the screenplay, based on his own novel. The story sounds just like every other “grizzled old man kills people for some reason” action movie these days: a teenage girl witnesses a murder and »

- Adam Bellotto

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EuropaCorp’s ‘Taken 3′ Takes Off With International Distribs

28 March 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– The third opus of EuropaCorp’s mega-hit franchise, “Taken 3″ has been picked up in all major territories ahead of its shooting start tomorrow.

The Liam Neeson starrer has been acquired by EuropaCorp’s partners in China (Fundamental), Germany (Universum), Benelux (Belga), Middle East (Gulf) and Scandinavia (Scanbox). Fox will release the movie in the U.S. and in most international markets.

Helmed by Olivier Megaton, who directed the last installment, “Taken 3″ will star Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen.

Taken 2″ grossed $376.1 million worldwide, while “Taken” tallied $226.8 million worldwide.

Principal photography kicks off March 29 in Los Angeles. Plot details are still under wraps.

 

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Mel Gibson in Talks for Action Thriller 'Blood Father'

28 March 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mel Gibson is in talks to star in the action-thriller Blood Father, which has Jean-Fran&#231ois Richet (Assault on Precinct 13) attached to direct.

The story is being compared to the 2009 Liam Neeson hit Taken, centering on an ex-con (Mel Gibson) who tries to protect his estranged and troubled 16-year-old daughter from drug dealers trying to kill her. The daughter has not been cast at this time.

Peter Craig (The Town) wrote the screenplay, with Chris Briggs (Shark Night 3D) producing through his Why Not Productions company. The project is being fast-tracked into production, which is scheduled to begin shooting this May in New Mexico, although no distributor has been found at this time.

Mel Gibson most recently starred in Machete Kills, and he will next be seen this summer as a part of the all-star cast in The Expendables 3. Aside from directing the Assault on Precinct 13 remake »

- MovieWeb

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Mel Gibson Wants a 'Taken' Revival with 'Blood Father' Action Thriller

28 March 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

With Liam Neeson having some fun reinvigorating his career with the Taken franchise, and action stars like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger staying in the game with The Expendables and this weekend's Sabotage, maybe it's time for another former action star to make a comeback. Mel Gibson hasn't been all that busy with projects lately, mostly because of his tabloid headline-making behavior, but the guy just might get a chance at getting back on the public's good side soon enough. Deadline has word that Gibson is in talks to lead an action thriller called Blood Father from The Town writer Peter Craig. The film follows an ex-con who reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her. It seems appropriate that the company willing to get Gibson back in the spotlight is Why Not Productions, with Mesrine director Jean-Francois »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Look At Scarlett Johansson In Luc Besson’s Lucy

28 March 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thanks to EW, we now have our first look at Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi thriller, Lucy. Co-starring Morgan Freeman and Analegih Tipton, the film follows a “reluctant drug mule (Johansson) who is transformed into an incredible fighter capable of clairvoyance, telekinesis, and an ability to disregard pain and emotion when one of the designer drugs enters her system.”

So far, all signs point to Lucy being a winner. The early footage that was screened at CinemaCon has received a very positive reaction and both Johansson and Besson have proven themselves to be more than capable in this particular genre.

The actress has had the chance to show off her action chops recently thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Besson, of course, has delivered some of the most thrilling films of the last couple decades. As a director, he flourished in the 90s with efforts like The Fifth Element, »

- Matt Joseph

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First Look: Scarlett Johansson Armed & Dangerous in Besson's 'Lucy'

28 March 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Next weekend, we'll see Scarlett Johansson kick ass again as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And while her role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015 is said to be substantial (with the hope of her own spin-off), audiences won't have to wait too long to see Johansson back in action. The actress leads Lucy, a new action thriller from director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), and we have the first photo before a trailer arrives on April 2nd. Johansson plays a woman caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and becomes a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Here's the first look at Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson's Lucy from Entertainment Weekly: Lucy is written and directed by Luc Besson (director of The Fifth Element and The Professional, writer of the Taken and Transporter franchises). The film follows »

- Ethan Anderton

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Stare down the barrel of Scarlett Johansson in pic from Luc Besson's Lucy

28 March 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

EW debuted the first official pic of Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson's new super-powered action flick Lucy, which has the blonde-locked star chained and holding a pistol (above). The first trailer for the film is set to hit the net on April 2nd and reactions from footage shown at Cinemacon this week have been resoundingly positive. That's good news for Besson, who has mostly been on writing chores in the last few years with flicks like 3 Days To Kill, Taken (and its sequel), »

- Paul Shirey

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Liam Neeson Talks Woody Allen Scandal, Losing His Wife & Raising Kids

27 March 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Liam Neeson's keeping it really real. The actor covers the April issue of GQ magazine, where he opens up about Woody Allen's family scandal, how he's been doing since tragically losing his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009 and raising their children.  The "Taken" star is good friends with Woody's ex-wife Mia Farrow, and was actually working with the director the day Allen found out Mia had discovered some inappropriate pictures of his then-adopted daughter/now-wife. While he loves Allen as a director, there was one moment on set that Liam will never forget. Warning: Some explicit language ahead."There’s a scene where I’m going down on Judy Davis, right. Judy and I are in bed -- obviously covered up -- and as I’m going down, Judy’s having this monologue in her head. And the crew are all ready, and we’re waiting for Woody. No-show. »

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Liam Neeson Thought 'Taken' Would Go Straight To Video And 6 Other Revelations

27 March 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

We all know that Liam Neeson has a very particular set of skills, but did we know that he used to frequent sparsely-attended funerals with his grandfather as a kid in Northern Ireland? Now we do. In a lengthy Q&A for the April issue of GQ, Neeson goes deep about his mom, his late wife Natasha Richardson, why he took "Taken" and, yes, going to funerals. As he said, those early sojourns with his grandfather ...

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Check Out the Action In Official Brick Mansions Official Trailer

27 March 2014 5:36 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Check out the entertaining twist the upcoming crime drama ‘Brick Mansions’ puts on the action drama with the release of the film’s official trailer. The movie’s distributor, Relativity Media, has released the trailer in time for its theatrical release on April 25. First-time feature film helmer Camille Delamarre directed ‘Brick Mansions,’ which was penned by ‘Taken’ scribe Luc Besson. The action crime drama features Paul Walker in his last completed film role, as well as David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis and Carlo Rota. Relativity Media has released the following synopsis for ‘Brick Mansions’: In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the  [ Read More ]

The post Check Out the Action In Official Brick Mansions Official Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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NBC Nabs EuropaCorp’s ‘Taxi Brooklyn’

26 March 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– NBC has acquired U.S. broadcast rights to the first season of “Taxi Brooklyn,” the New York-set action/comedy skein produced by Europacorp Television, the TV arm of Luc Besson’s outfit.

The English-language show – which comprises 12 episodes — is based on Besson’s hit movie franchise “Taxi,” which grossed $126 million worldwide. It stars Chyler Leigh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Jacky Ido (“Inglourious Basterds”), James Colby (“Person of Interest”), Jose Zuniga (“Body of Proof”), Jennifer Esposito (“Spin City”), Bill Heck (“Pan Am”), Ally Walker (“Profiler”), and Raul Casso (“Blue Bloods”).

Series is exec produced by Gary Scott Thompson (“Las Vegas”, “The Fast and The Furious”) who also served as showrunner.

Olivier Megaton (“Taken”), Frederic Berthe, Alain Tasma, David Morley and Gerard Krawczyk directed episodes of the series.

“We felt NBC was the perfect home for our show,” says Edouard De Vesinne, producer and co-topper of EuropaCorp Television. “I hope the American »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Win ‘The Family’ On DVD & Great Merchandise!

25 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of The Family, that arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and on-demand on 31st March 2014, we’ve got 3 DVDs and brilliant merchandise packs to giveaway!

Written and directed by BAFTA® winner Luc Besson (Leon, Taken) and produced by Oscar® winner Martin Scorsese. This action filled thriller is about a life of organised crime and looking out for your own. It stars Robert DeNiro as tough and fiery family man Fred Blake; Tommy Lee Jones as CIA Agent Robert Stansfield; Michelle Pfeiffer as wife and firecracker Maggie Blake; Dianna Agron (Glee) as All-American Belle Blake; and John D’Leo as wise guy Warren Blake.

A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the Witness Protection Program after breaking the sacred code and snitching on the his crew. However, despite Agent Stansfield’s (Jones) best efforts to keep them in line, Fred Blake »

- Dan Bullock

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