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Review: THE HURRICANE HEIST, Sheer Entertainment

Ah, the 1980s, when big concepts ruled the box office! Patently ridiculous (often), The Hurricane Heist is riotously entertaining (always). The title itself fits neatly into the 'big-concept' ideal that became popular during the 1980s and continued into the 1990s:...

Review: TAKEN 3, Action Cinema For Teenage Softies

Liam Neeson's third outing as over-protective family man Bryan Mills sees him on the run for murder after his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) turns up dead in his apartment. Forest Whitaker heads the investigation, which soon enough uncovers the involvement of...

Liam Neeson Will Smash Your Face With "12 Skills Of Christmas" In New TAK3N Trailer

I've covered Liam Neeson's wily antics before, but now I'm really excited. Just in time for Hanukkah and Christmas malaise, Fox has gifted us with the "12 Skills of Christmas." It's Bryan Mills in full glory breaking necks, hacking phones,...

Opening: TAKEN 2 Stands Ready to Take Your Money

Cool, efficient, and completely generic, Taken 2 opens in theaters around the world today, an action vehicle that's ready to take as many paying customers as possible on a ride no one will remember in the morning. "The plot follows...

Review: TAKEN 2 Sets New Standard For Incoherent Action

I'm beginning to suspect that modern action editors have some sort of digital blender that mixes up raw footage of every stunt and arbitrarily adds a cut every half second. How else can we explain Taken 2, which seems unable...

Liam Neeson Continues To Be A Badass In Full TAKEN 2 Trailer

We've had a US teaser, a couple of international efforts and now the Olivier Megaton directed Taken 2 delivers a full US trailer and once again it features people being taken against their will by the bad guys and Liam...

One Minute Of Action In Second TAKEN 2 Teaser

When will the bad guys learn that revenge is often a bad idea? Particularly revenge against a guy who has already carved through your forces like a hot knife through butter once. If you want to live, you should probably...

Liam Neeson Lays Waste To Istanbul In First TAKEN 2 Trailer

The first rule of a successful action film sequel: Take the elements that made the first film work, make them bigger, and shift the setting and dynamic just enough to keep them feeling fresh and exotic. Full marks to director...

Fresh Shots Of Liam Neeson In TAKEN 2

Luc Besson's EuropaCorp is now buffing and polishing the Olivier Megaton directed sequel to their surprise action hit Taken and a trio of images featuring star Liam Neeson have arrived online. They seem to be following the basic rules of...