This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.
There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »
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The summer movie season is finally here, and with it comes the usual glut of big-budget blockbusters. But if you’re in the mood for something a bit more offbeat, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is definitely one to look out for.
Inspired by the collection of prose poetry essays that gives the movie its title, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet turns those poems into distinct segments, each done up in a different, gorgeously unique animation style. All are knit together by a framing device involving an artist (Liam Neeson), his housekeeper (Salma Hayek), and her daughter (voiced by Quvenzhané Wallis).
Watch the Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet US trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Another year, another new director for Narco Sub. As of now Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) is set to helm the long-gestating action thriller, which started out as a Tony Scott project back in the day.
And now that a director is in place, the film is also closing in on a star. Liam Neeson is the likely lead, though he’s not a sure thing just yet. More on the Narco Sub Brian Kirk hire after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Liam Neeson‘s gun-toting, bone-crunching days are numbered. The 62-year-old actor estimates he has “maybe two more years” of action movies in him, after spending most of the past several years starring in Taken, movies that look exactly like Taken, and movies that otherwise build off of the badass persona he established in Taken.
Read the Liam Neeson action movie retirement comments after the jump. Read More »
The light is green for Martin Scorsese and Silence, the adaptation of Shusaku Endo‘s novel which the director has wanted to make for many years. We’ve talked about Scorsese directing Silence for years. Now financing is locked for the movie, Paramount is on board to distribute, and Silence will finally begin shooting later this month, in Taiwan. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Christopher Walken and more board Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
- Mercedes-Benz shares a new bit of Jurassic World footage
- Optimus Prime says Transformers 5 and 6 might be less dark
- Liam Neeson kinda sorta maybe wants to make a Taken 4
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will shoot this summer
- Seth Grahame-Smith teases Beetlejuice 2 and The Lego Batman Movie
- Duncan Jones addresses the possibility of Warcraft sequels
- James Wan‘s The Conjuring 2 is getting a rewrite
- Check out the first poster for Toho’s Godzilla reboot
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If you thought the latest film in the Taken series would be the end of Liam Neeson‘s run as an action star, you thought wrong. Here comes Run All Night, which casts Neeson as a mob hitman who must protect his son from the violent attentions of a gangster after the young guy witnesses the wrong act. This one re-teams Neeson with his Non-Stop and Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra, and also features Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ed Harris, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany, and Common. Check out the Run All Night trailer below. Read More »
We all know that Qui-Gon Jinn dies at the end of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. A few of us also know the character endured in the franchise, appearing to Yoda, Obi-Wan and Anakin during The Clone Wars. It was he who figured out how to become one in the Force and appear as a ghost. Which he did, several times.
When Qui-Gon returned for The Clone Wars cartoon (which is canon, just like the movies) Liam Neeson too returned to provide the voice. He’s proud of the character and in a new interview, was asked if he would return as the character in a potential standalone movie. He, of course, said “Yes” but also raises the smart question of “Is there actually a way to do it?” Not to mention, he’s got a few issues with the lightsaber of Kylo Ren. Watch the latest Liam Neeson Star Wars video below. Read More »
The most recent film from director Rupert Wyatt was a remake of The Gambler, and now his own first feature is getting the remake treatment. The Escapist is Wyatt’s UK debut, in which Brian Cox played a prison inmate who assembles a group of fellow inmates in order to stage an ambitious break from the big house. Now Liam Neeson will star in a US version of The Escapist, backed by Studio Canal. Read More »