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Liam Neeson, another gun-control loving liberal-hypocrite… nothing new here…

I don’t understand Hollywood. There are too many action stars who are totally anti-gun, yet, they star in a bunch of movies with them holding guns. Anti-gun stars such as George Clooney, Sean Penn, Sly Stallone, Arnold, Kevin Bacon and the list goes on.

Now you can add Liam Neeson to the growing anti-gun hypocrite list.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2909555/America-f-guns-Taken-star-Liam-Neeson-launches-expletive-laden-tirade-Charlie-Hebdo-attack.html

These guys are totally against guns yet they get paid millions to star in movies holding guns and running around with them???

All these actors maybe talented people but if they are against guns, then they shouldn’t star in movies with guns. Yes, I know real-life and fiction are separate but still it makes them look like hypocrites.

Jim Carrey may have been on the anti-gun bandwagon but at least he had the balls to apologize to gun owners in America. At least Jim Carrey never starred in movies with guns. Jim Carrey maybe 100% anti-gun but at least he doesn’t make himself look like a hypocrite. I haven’t seen a single movie with Carrey with a gun in his hand from what I remember, correct me if I’m wrong. So Jim still gets my respect, I guess.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/jim-carrey-gun-owners-outrage-called-names-article-1.1392868

Kev

“Taken 3” looks like a badass action ride!!!

The first “Taken” film was great. The second one was just okay. This one looks pretty good. Of course, trailers try to make movies look good that’s what they’re supposed to do. I’ve seen the first two “Taken” movies in theater when they first came out and will probably see this one too.

Enjoy!

Kev

Film Review: Taken 2

Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Rade Serbedzija

Directed by: Olivier Megaton

Today, I’ve just seen the movie, “Taken 2”. Liam Neeson is starting to be one of my favorite actors now. I’ve been seeing a lot of his movies in the theater lately. He makes a badass action hero, so I had to see “Taken 2”, since I loved the first one. On with the review:

Plot/synopsis: Bryan Mills (Neeson) returns and reunites with his family, Lenore and Kim, a year after the events in Paris. On a trip to Istanbul where Bryan currently lives, he gets a surprise visit from Lenore and Kim. Of course, their vacation in Istanbul does not go so well, when Bryan and Lenore was kidnapped by men who worked for Murad Hoxha (Rade Serbedzija) who is the father of the man who Bryan killed in the first film.

Some reviewers think this is close of a remake from the first movie, but I don’t think it is. The plot is different. The characters are the same yes, but it’s going for a different story here. Instead of repeating the same “oh no, the daugther’s been kidnapped”, which has already been done, why not have the main star of the film get kidnapped himself? I thought it was a good idea! I also thought teaming up Bryan and Kim together for action and try to help save Lenore, was very cool too! The Bryan and Kim team up felt like the TV show, “24”, a little bit.

As usual the action was a blast! You will see a mix of fist fighting, car chasing, explosions, and gun shooting all throughout the movie! It was an action packed ride for sure and I thought it had way more action than the first movie! In the first movie, Bryan Mills was the hero. They wanted to take this movie in a different turn, and make him look weak by kidnapping him. So he trains his daughter, Kim, to be the hero instead. So in reality, it was Kim who was the star of this movie. After the horrible stuff that Kim went through from the first film, the writers felt like it was a good idea to have her become part of the action. The action scenes were a little violent and graphic, similar like the first one. Bryan Mills wants to be a tough guy who takes no bullshit from anyone.

Some reviewers say the entire movie is much like the first one, which again I disagree with. They only took like one or two scenes from the first film I noticed. Like the one scene where Bryan has a cookout with his buddies, that was done in the sequel. Also, the one scene where he sneaks into a small room to kick some ass with a bunch of guys. That was about it. Other than that, the rest of the film was pretty original, from what I’ve seen. They just made a few scenes similar from the first, ’cause what if people haven’t even seen the first film? I can see why they did it. Not everyone have seen the first film, so they did it as a way to bring more people to the first one, in the film’s defense.

I thought “Taken 2” was great, it was just as good as the first one. There’s probably gonna be a Taken 3 ’cause Bryan said that Murad had more sons. It’s going to be even tougher to do a 3rd Taken movie ’cause Bryan, Lenore and Kim has already been taken. So who will they take next?

Score for “Taken 2” = *** = 3 stars as in (good).

Kev

Cool Video: Liam Neeson’s “Taken 2” trailer is finally online!

At first, I was a little skeptical of the “Taken 2” movie like most people, but now that the trailer here, the film surprisingly looks a lot better than the first. I love Liam Neeson action movies, the guy is definitely a big star in the action genre right now. Liam’s been one of my favorite actors for years. When will Liam ever get casted for the Expendables, maybe for “EXP 3”??

Kev

Film Review: The Grey

Starring: Liam Neeson

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

Today, I decided to hit the mall to check out, “The Grey”, finally. I’ve been looking forward to this film for a long while and it’s finally here. Before the film, I went to shop around. I picked up three movies on DVD, they are: “Drive”, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, and “Warrior”. I also picked up the first two “Walking Dead”, books from the Comic Depot store. Since I’ve been watching the “Walking Dead” religiously on AMC, I figure it’s time to finally start reading the books.

On with my review of, “The Grey”:

Plot/synopsis: John Ottway (Liam Neeson) is a wolf hunter, who works in Alaska. An oil drilling team is threatened by the wolves. On the last day of the job, John gets ready to fly back home with the drilling team, and Alaska is in the middle of a huge blizzard. The plane tries to fly through the blizzard and crashes in the middle of nowhere. The team must try their best to survive, from a dangerous pack of wolves that are all over the place. 

I did like this movie a lot. It was fun, entertaining, thrilling, and scary, all at the same time, however, there were a few little disappointments. I’ll explain that a little later in this film review, but I want to talk about what I liked about it first. Liam Neeson was the only big name star in this film. The rest of the cast were unknown actors. I thought the cinematography was brilliant, it was a very dark movie. I thought the film was acted by the cast very well. The film was also action packed, violent and can get gory at times too.

It’s a survival movie. It will remind you of the movie, “Alive”, big time. When I was watching this movie, at times, I thought I was watching that movie, “Alive”, that starred Ethan Hawke. Back to “The Grey”, the film had different emotions and feelings. It had a little bit of comedy and enjoyable stuff to lighten up the audience after the dark stuff going on. Plus, there are some emotional and sad scenes too, mixed in with the scary & dark scenes.

Liam Neeson’s acting is great like always. I’ve admired his acting for years and been a fan of his for a long time. Ever since Liam’s wife, Natasha passed away, the guy kept working on films like crazy. He’s a workhorse for sure, and the man is on fire. This is his best new role, yet!

What I didn’t like about the film? Well, the film was a bit too predictable, especially the ending. I saw the ending happening ever since the movie started. I won’t spoil it for you, but you’ll probably figure it out anyway. Ask yourself this, does the film end with a happy ending?

Another thing, is this story line with the wolves. In real life, I’m sure the wolves don’t attack people and eat people alive. Wolves are actually afraid of people. In this film, they made the wolves look like evil monsters, when in real life, they are actually innocent animals. It’s just a movie, I guess. The wolves were done in CGI, of course. If they made the wolves a little more realistic and not make them like monsters, then the film would have been a little better.

Other than that, I did like the film a lot, there were just a few little things in it that should have been better.

Score for “The Grey” = *** (3 stars as in “Good”)

Kev

Cool Video: “Battleship” trailer hits online!!!

Peter Berg’s “Battleship” movie based on the popular board game hits the internet today. From what I remember, the original Battleship game was never about battling against aliens. It’s supposed to be about battling other ships such as the Destroyer, submarine, aircraft carrier, etc. Just adding alien ships to the mix is just silly. The film stars Liam Neeson and Taylor Kitsch. Definitely looks like a wait for DVD thing for me. I’m not that excited about it.

Check it out, here.

Kev

Report: Liam Neeson, STILL ON for “Taken” sequel!

Well, I’m very glad that Liam Neeson is still on for the, “Taken”, sequel. If he was replaced by a different actor then it’s no longer a , “Taken”, movie. The sequel would have flopped if he wasn’t in it.

Liam was going to drop out of the movie due to scheduling conflicts but he and Luc Besson, have successfully worked out a schedule for Liam to return to the movie. So yes, Liam is still on for the role to reprise his role as, Bryan Mills.

They plan to start filming the sequel sometime at the start of 2012. They are still keeping the plot under wraps.

Read the full story, at Deadline.

The first “Taken” movie is about a father going to rescue his kidnapped daughter himself. What will the next movie be about?

I just hope they do a different storyline next time around. We don’t need Bryan Mills going to rescue somebody else in the next one ’cause it will be a repeat from the first one. Well, if they’re going to call it “Taken 2”, they may as well do another rescue a kidnapped woman storyline. I’m sure they came up with something different, hopefully.

The next one needs to be a hard R rating and more violent too.

Kev

 

Thought: How Liam Neeson is a box office hit recently…

If you wan to know how Liam Neeson is a box office hit all of a sudden with his two action films, “Taken” and “Unknown”, The Hollywood Reporter, does a great job explaining it.

That’s a good article and I agree with it all.

It is true that Liam is a newcomer to the action genre, he never did action movies in the past. It was mostly drama and serious films.

I honestly think Liam would make a great addition to the “Expendables” cast, so hopefully Sly will consider him for the sequel. Liam would either be a good guy or a villain in the next “Expendables” movie, he would do good at both.

I hope Liam sticks with the action genre for a long time. He probably will because he seems to enjoy doing it. I hope he does an R rated action film in the future, because “Taken” and “Unknown” were both PG-13 rated.

Kev

Film Review: Unknown

Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Frank Langella, Aidan Quinn

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

WOW! How about this awesome weather today everybody? Isn’t it amazing where today feels like the first day of Spring? You could actually walk outside without a coat on! It won’t stay this way too long though. 😦 It’ll get cold again, this weekend, BOO! I hear ya, I hear ya, I’m tired of the cold weather myself.

Today, I decided to go to the mall to check out a movie and do some fun shopping for myself. I was gonna see the film, “The Rite”, with Anthony Hopkins, but they stopped playing that film, so I would have to wait for that movie to hit DVD instead.

I also went to Best Buy and picked up a few movies on DVD as well. I ended up buying, “I Spit On Your Grave” horror film remake, “Exit Through the Gift Shop” documentary, and “Waiting for Superman” documentary. I’ve been reading great reviews about those three movies so I blind bought them, never saw them before. Looking forward to seeing those movies this weekend.

I ended up seeing the movie, “Unknown” starring Liam Neeson, the new action thriller. This would be my first 2011 release that I’ve seen this year. On with my review:

Plot/Synopsis: Liam plays a man named, Dr. Martin Harris who was in a dangerous car accident in Berlin and was put in a coma for 4 days. When he woke up after his coma, he meets up with his wife, Elizabeth, but suddenly, she doesn’t know who he is. Another man claims to be her husband and has the same name, Dr. Martin Harris, it seems that the real Dr. Martin Harris identity has been stolen. As Martin tries to find his real identity and tries to find out why his wife doesn’t recognize him, he is being hunted down by assassins. Martin tries his best to get his wife back and tries to investigate what went wrong. Martin gets help from a young woman named, Gina, who is played by Diane Kruger.

I was at first a little worried about this film. When I went into the theater, I’m like, “oh man, hope this film don’t suck”. It surprisingly didn’t. It turned out to be an entertaining film with a lot of twist and turns. It’s a mystery suspense film, that was unpredictable and kept you guessing until the very end.

Yes, the storyline of some guy waking up and finding his identity being gone, have been told through movies thousands of times (Jason Bourne, perfect example), but this one was done right, and intelligently. The film had the whole package. It was a perfect popcorn action flick, all around. The writing was great, the cast was phenomenal (Frank Langella, is what made the movie exciting alone).

Plus, the action scenes in this movie were surprisingly a blast. It had some great car chases, plenty of fighting and gun shooting, explosions too. It had it all. You might think this film is kind of similar to “Taken”, Liam’s previous action flick, but “Unknown” is ten times better than, “Taken”. I loved Diane Kruger’s character in this flick, too, she’s a great actress.

I have no complaints with the film at all. An excellent film. After “Taken” and this movie, Liam Neeson will be the next great American action hero, he’s almost there. Could Liam be a great addition to the “Expendables” cast? Absolutely! If you like a great action movie with a bit of suspense, this is the film for you.

I’ll have to warn you though, there is a big shocker at the end of the movie, I’m not going to spoil anything. The ending is pretty questionable and will leave you scratching your head. Great film, check it out.

Score for “Unknown” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Liam Neeson is Mel Gibson’s replacement for “The Hangover” sequel!!!

Well, that was fast! Just a few days after Mel Gibson was fired from his “Hangover 2” cameo, the film makers already found a replacement. That replacement is none other than the great, Liam Neeson! The film makers must of already hired Liam as a backup plan in case Mel turned it down or got fired. It usually takes a long time for film makers to ask actors for movies, so they must of already had Liam as their second choice.

More on it, here.

This might shock some of you readers, but I’ve never even seen the first “Hangover” movie yet. I’ll see it soon.

Kev