Articles tagged liam neeson

In ‘Vampire’s Kiss / High Spirits’, Horror and Comedy Clash but Don’t Always Mix

Scream! Factory's horror/comedy "double feature" doesn't truly fit into either genre.

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Liam Neeson and Ed Harris Make ‘Run All Night’ Electrifying

This paint-by-numbers crime film is buoyed by the sharp work of its lead actors.

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Alfred Hitchcock Would Get a Kick Out of ‘Non-Stop’

Liam Neeson's career reinvention continues as he becomes our generation's Cary Grant in the efficient, streamlined thriller Non-Stop.

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‘Unknown’ Will Probably Remain That Way

Missed opportunities lurk around every corner of this messy production.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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Taken: Daddy Tortures Best

Mill's towering righteousness is just too much for this weak little film, whose only interest is in affirming the white patriarchal prerogative.

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30 Jan 2009 // 5:00 AM

Taken

The melodramatic set-up takes little time in Pierre Morel's extra-actionated thriller. Almost as soon as Kimmie lands in Paris and neglects to call her father on the super-phone he's provided her, she's punished -- severely.

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The winner of the ‘Narnia’ sequel? Ben Barnes, by a hair

There’s a changing of the guard in the Walden-Disney movie franchise, “The Chronicles of Narnia.” The young actors who were the leads in 2005’s “

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian includes mêlée after mêlée, as well as recriminations against the commander in chief who goes in without an exit strategy or even much of a battle plan.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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16 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

As tends to happen in Neil Jordan's films about spirited outsiders, Kitten's sense of limbo doesn't limit him as much it inspires him to resist expectations.

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Batman Begins (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition with Comic Book) (2004)

Nolan's Batman is perpetually knotted up, unable to forget his dead parents, seeking a vague solace in his hard body's capacity for violence.

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16 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.

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18 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Kinsey (2004)

Not only is the character difficult by heroic biopic standards, but his story combines radical thinking, extraordinary generosity, and supreme egotism.

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19 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Kinsey (2004)

At its best, Kinsey turns nearly impressionistic, as when it represents the doctor's increasingly convoluted relationships with his team.

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13 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Love Actually (2003)

On occasion, the film allows a jaded sensibility to worm its way into this otherwise picturesque world.

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19 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Gangs of New York (2002)

Daniel Day-Lewis wears a tall stovepipe hat in Martin Scorsese's long-awaited Gangs of New York.

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18 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

K-19 (2002)

For all its efforts to offer other views, 'K-19' is an all too average U.S. war movie.

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