Taken 2

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October | 4 Sep 2012 // 6:12 PM

We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.


'Taken 2' Dutifully Follows the Most Standard of Sequel Formulas | 22 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

At no point does Taken 2 work any harder or get any smarter than it needs to be.

The Ideal War on Terror Dad: 'Taken 2' | 5 Oct 2012 // 2:05 AM

The desire for revenge is at once a cursory plot point and a cursory theme, as Murad and Bryan have occasion to discuss the reasons for and likely outcomes of such desire.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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