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Watch: First Trailer For Paul Haggis' 'Third Person' Starring Liam Neeson, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 9:14 AM
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Third Person
Paul Haggis sure likes his multi-threaded dramas, in which lives intersect and secrets are revealed and we all learn valuable lessons about who we are. Hell, "Crash" won the guy an Oscar, so why not try and do it again, only this time take that concept around the globe? That's just what he did with "Third Person," which debuted at TIFF last fall, and is still without a domestic release date.

Liam Neeson Explains Why He Wasn't Right For 'Lincoln,' Still Wants To Play Role In "Old-Fashioned Biography"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2014 12:54 PM
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While he's primarily known these days for growling through one B-movie action flick after another, had things gone differently, we might have seen a more presidential side to Liam Neeson. For years, the actor was attached to Steven Spielberg's long developing "Lincoln," before he bowed out and made way for Daniel Day-Lewis. In fact, Day-Lewis was actually Spielberg's first choice for the part, but the actor initially turned him down. Persistence eventually paid off and worked out well for everybody, but what about Neeson? Well he bears no grudges and explains why he let the role go.

Liam Neeson Reveals He Turned Down The Chance To Play James Bond

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2014 3:47 PM
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While Liam Neeson has carved out a career in his late 50s and early 60s as an ass-kicking, take-no-prisoners action hero in "Taken," "Taken 2," "Non-Stop," "Unknown" and "The Grey," with "Run All Night" in the can and "Taken 3" shooting, this renaissance might have come earlier in his career.

Taken Again: Liam Neeson's 'Non-Stop' Snatches The Top Box-Office Slot; 'Frozen' Hits The $1 Billion Mark

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 2, 2014 1:54 PM
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If it felt like a forgettable and rather dead weekend at the box office, that’s because it was. Studios typically don’t release major films in theaters the weekend of the Academy Awards, the conventional wisdom being that everyone’s going to be watching the awards, gearing up for the awards, and or doing something that involves preparing for the ceremony and not going to movies.

Liam Neeson Is 'Non-Stop': 12 Action Stars Who Still Kicked Butt After 60

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 27, 2014 2:35 PM
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Celebrate Action Stars After 60
This week, Liam Neeson can be seen in “Non Stop,” the latest in a surprisingly active career as an action star. While Neeson has a history peppered with prestige films here and there, make no mistake, his most recent resumé consists of kicking ass and taking names. What no one mentions is that Neeson, who is soon scheduled to show up in a third “Taken” film, is actually a spectacular 61 years old, which is impressive considering the leaping, punching, and growling he’s done in recent years. Have you seen your parents lately? They can barely open the door and hoodies terrify them.

Review: 'Non-Stop,' Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Corey Stoll And Scoot McNairy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 26, 2014 12:17 PM
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Liam Neeson, Non-Stop
Since 2009's surprise hit "Taken," Liam Neeson, an actor formerly known for his serious performances in things like "Schindler's List" and "Michael Collins," has taken up residence as a go-to action icon. In the last few years he's been "Taken" twice (with a third installment on the way), battled a nasty nest of aquatic aliens in "Battleship," and been mercilessly hunted by a pack of wild wolves in the admirably grim "The Grey." With his massive frame and his gravelly voice that sounds like he's continually just finished off several dozen cigarettes, he's the rare action star who actually seems like he could handle the preposterous situations he's dealt. And in his latest thriller, "Non-Stop," that situation is pretty preposterous indeed: this time the star is cast as an alcoholic air marshal accused of hijacking a transatlantic flight. Thankfully, no wolves are on the plane.

Liam Neeson Rolls With 'Entourage,' Andrew Garfield Joins 'The Woman In Gold' With Helen Mirren & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 26, 2014 9:05 AM
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Like some kind of Irish acting shark, Liam Neeson cannot stop working or else he dies. Though he’s already set to shoot “Taken 3” this spring—with no one being taken, strangely enough—The Wrap reports the “Non-Stop” actor has been spotted filming a scene on the set of the long-awaited “Entourage” movie opposite Jeremy Piven.

Watch: Liam Neeson Takes Flight In 4 New Clips From 'Non-Stop'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 11, 2014 10:02 AM
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We've covered Liam Neeson's upcoming “Non-Stop” before here as “Taken on a Plane,” because really, how else do you describe it? Bryan Mills is practically a goddamn anagram of Bill Marks, Neeson's character name in this one, and it's directed by Jaume Collet-Sera, who made what film historians now refer to as the first “Taken” retread, “Unknown,” back in 2011. Anyway, if you urgently desire to hear Neeson's half-Irish half-whisper meting out more threats, you'll be able to February 28th.

Watch: 'Key & Peele' Valets Finally Meet Liam Neeson, Get Excited For 'Non-Stop'

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"Key & Peele" is my jam. Right now, there are few people on TV funnier than Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. And of their many skits that have been passed around online, the most popular ones have been centered on their valets who are big fans of action movies, and in particular of Liam Neesons (yes, with an extra "s"). And now they've met him. Read More »

Review: 'The Lego Movie' Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 3, 2014 3:04 PM
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It's easy to view "The Lego Movie" with a degree of skepticism, if not outright suspicion. This is, after all, a movie that is based on a popular line of building block toys, and one that, unlike big screen adaptations of things like "Transformers" or "Battleship," actually retain the original toy's childlike designs. In fact, "The Lego Movie" goes out of its way to remind you of the tiny plastic construction toys that you grew up and probably manipulated in some unwholesome ways. So a degree of cynicism is probably warranted, considering just how closely the movie could resemble a feature-length commercial (and to be sure, whole aisles of toy stores are currently being flooded by the stuff). But it turns out that "The Lego Movie" is an absolute blast—a whip-smart, surprisingly emotional family film where the toy property is seen less as a concrete template than a tool for seemingly limitless potential.

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