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'Taken 3': Liam Neeson Is Getting $20 Million To Beat And Kill Some More...

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The plot for Taken:  a former C.I.A. agent’s daughter is kidnapped by human traffickers in Europe.  He shows up, beats the hell out of absolutely everyone, and gets his daughter back; the film makes $230 million.  The plot for Taken 2: the same former C.I.A. agent’s ex-wife is kidnapped by relative of the human traffickers in Europe from the first film.  He shows up,...

Box Office Roundup: 'Argo' Wins by Not Losing

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It was obvious that Cloud Atlas was not going to be an easy sell. But with the names attached it was thought to be something of a sell. It turns out that the answer to that was nope. Also big news: Argo, in it's third week of release, topped the box office. But it would be impressive if it had to fight off any competition This...

Yes, 'Taken 3' Is Happening Now

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Despite the fact that a man’s family members can only be kidnapped or harmed before sequels run out of steam and he’s forced to blow up neighborhoods with a bazooka (sorry, I channeled Death Wish 3 for a second there), it appears that Taken 3 may be happening, thanks to Taken 2’s nice box...

Liam Neeson Introduces the Latest 'Taken 2' Trailer

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We're only a month away from Taken 2 starring Liam Neeson, who returns as his specialist with a specific set of cutlery. Or skills, something like that. Neeson, who's sixty, joins our list of favorite geriatric butt-kickers with this franchise, and we're hoping that it delivers the fun and thrills of the first. To get us in the mood, Neeson introduces the new...

'Taken 2': New Trailer Features Liam Neeson Bombing, Shooting, And Growling...

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It’s that time of year again, when Liam Neeson returns from his slumber to star in whichever mid-level , slick action film Jason Statham isn’t already starring in, or isn’t being revamped into Tony Scott-directed vehicle for Denzel Washington.  This year’s gem?  Taken 2, in which Liam Neeson’s things get taken again, and so he has to take them back, and take some lives in...

'Taken 2' Trailer: People Keep Borrowing Liam Neeson's Things Without...

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Another year, another chance for Liam Neeson to make you forget that he’s one of the more  gifted actors of his generation, and instead star in our generation’s Charles Bronson films (the ones that Jason Statham doesn’t star in, anyway).  This year’s flick?  Taken 2, in which—you guessed it—more bad guys decide to take things from Liam Neeson, as they...

Trailer Park: 10 Clichés of The Thriller Movie Trailer

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We watch a lot of movie trailers here at ScreenCrave, and, as we inch closer to summer with its ever-increasing torrent of new films, we're seeing more and more previews with each passing day. As we do so, we can't help but notice some similarities, repetitions, and clichés among them. Here at Trailer Park, we'll be offering a rundown of those clichés, where they come from, and which...

News Round-Up: Tower Heist, Sequel Dates, and Mathew Broderick

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Tower Heist is no longer going to have a limited release VOD launch three weeks after release. Universal first floated the idea, as we reported, and then Cinemark and many independent exhibitors balked at the idea, and told Universal that they would refuse to show the movie. But if the studios want to go in this direction, it's possible they will work out some title...

UPDATED: Taken 2 Now Coming With Liam Neeson, Not Without

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When Taken came out in January of 2009, it was not expected to be a runaway success. In fact, it was an action movie going up against the Super Bowl. But the film became an honest-to-goodness word-of-mouth hit. Liam Neeson was reborn as an action star - leading to The A-Team and Unknown - and the film made $145...

Liam Neeson Confirmed for Taken 2, TV Series on the Way

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Liam Neeson has been all about action films ever since Taken debuted in theaters early last year. It was a sleeper hit, and became somewhat of a cult phenomenon. He followed that performance with Zeus from Clash of the Titans and Hannibal in The A-Team, now he's returning to his vengeful roots in the sequel...

Taken Writer Prepares for Vengeance

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If you were a fan of Liam Neeson's vigilante dad in Taken, you'll love what screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen has up his sleeve. According to Variety, Kamen successfully pitched a romantic action flick to CBS Films and the studio wants to produce it. The project is called Vengeance and it will be like Taken but with a...

New DVD Releases: Taken, Underworld, Passengers

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Well, we've got a lot of action for you this week. From vampires and psychological issues, to good ol' fahioned hitmen. But! If that doesn't do it for you, there is also a special edition Star Trek DVD, a number of great TV shows, and our straight to DVD list. Check them all out below...

Weekend Box Office: Chick Flicks Rule Taken Drools

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Well it looks like the women have decided this weekends box office top film. Never have I seen more hoards of men-less woman (aside from Sex and the City) filling in the theaters to see He's Just Not That Into You. There are plenty of things for a guy to enjoy in this movie (Scarlett Johnspn with almost nothing on anyone?) but I don't think they're willing to...

Weekend Box Office: Blart Has Been Defeated by Taken

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Surprise, surprise. Taken has taken the box office. It took Liam Neeson being a bad-ass hitman who beats people up to apparently knock Paul Blart: Mall Cop off his pedestal. I won't say that Taken is the greatest film, but at the moment I'm just happy to see something new at the top. Check out this weeks box...

Review: Taken is Everything You Need, Not Want

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Albanian terrorist sex trafficking young girls through Paris, check. An incredibly capable and pissed off father, check. A fully rewarding movie with excitement and danger around every turn... not so much. TAKEN has almost everything you could want in a high suspense action flick. I say almost because as was confirmed by other critics in a special...

Movie Releases: Taken, New in Town, The Uninvited, The Class

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Well here is the good news. Taken looks like it's going to be bad-ass and they're re-releasing The Class into theaters. Well into, some theaters, but do your part and go see the film this weekend and more people mat be able to see it in the coming weeks. There are subtitles but don't be scared. As for the rest. It's so sad because when I look...

New Taken Trailer

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I don't know if this film is going to be any good, but this trailer f-ing ROCKS! It even made it to number eight on our highly competitive "Best 18 Trailers of 2008" list. This new trailer is not that different from the original, in fact I think we've seen all the best moments in the first, but it does help to clarify a few things and give us a little more insight into the film. Liam Neeson...

NEW POSTER: Taken

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I don't know exactly where Liam Neeson's been hiding for the past couple of years, but he's finally made his his way back to the big screen. He stars in the new suspense thriller entitled, Taken. No, I'm not referring to the 2002 made for television mini-series Taken, by Steven Spielberg. I'm talking about Pierre Morel's theatrical film that...