Liam Neeson: Articles

'Taken 2' vs. 'Argo': Liam Neeson Battles Ben Affleck & 'Frankenweenie'

Ben Affleck Argo movie. Ben Affleck Argo movie weekend box office: Behind Taken 2 and Sinister? Oct. 13 afternoon update: Ben Affleck's Argo opened in third place on Friday, having grossed quite a bit less than (the lower end of) early estimates (see further below). Starring Bryan Cranston and Affleck, […]

'Battleship' Movie: Taylor Kitsch-Brooklyn Decker Sci-Fi/Adventure Bombs

Battleship: Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch May 19, '12, p.m. update: Brooklyn Decker has two box office disappointments opening on the same weekend: Decker is featured in Battleship and What to Expect When You're Expecting. Both movies opened way below expectations on Friday; in fact, official studio estimates released Saturday morning […]

'Battleship' Trailer = 'Transformers 4' + Brooklyn Decker Burrito - Michael Bay x 'Total Recall' Too

Peter Berg's Battleship Nothing is as cool and hip and glorious as war, if trailers for The Avengers, John Carter, and Battleship (please scroll down) are to be perceived as reflections of reality – or at least of our cultural landscape. In The Avengers, Tom Hiddleston's Loki is the enemy […]

'One for the Money' & 'The Devil Inside' Surprise

Debbie Reynolds, Katherine Heigl, One for the Money Jan. 28, '11, update: Forget Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement: Liam Neeson's action vehicle The Grey, which will likely be totally ignored when the Oscar 2013 nominations are announced, will easily top the North American box office this weekend. After taking in an […]

Liam Neeson Beats Alex Pettyfer + Justin Bieber Success Story & Christian Movie Floops

'Hall Pass' with Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer: Lowbrow comedy tops box office chart – but flops all the same. Lowbrow comedy 'Hall Pass' tops weak week: A box office flop all the same March 4 update: Bobby and Peter Farrelly's Hall Pass, starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, […]

'Kinsey' Movie Review: Liam Neeson as Controversial Sex Researcher

Kinsey movie with Liam Neeson, Laura Linney At one point in Kinsey, Liam Neeson's polemical Dr. Alfred Kinsey tells a reporter that it would be “useless” to make a film of his 1948 book on male sexuality. Be that as it may, Kinsey would probably have recognized that his extraordinary […]

French Films Down: Roman Polanski 'The Ghost Writer' Major Hit

Liam Neeson in Pierre Morel's Taken (top); John Travolta, Melissa Mars, Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Morel's From Paris with Love (bottom) French productions and co-productions sold 17.9 percent fewer tickets abroad in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to uniFrance, which promotes French cinema around the world. French films sold […]

Royal Drama Tops British Independent Film Awards But Director Snubbed + Jennifer Lawrence Wins Stockholm

Royal drama The King's Speech with Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Tom Hooper's real-life-inspired crowd-pleaser topped the British Independent Film Awards with five wins, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Firth), and Best Supporting Actor (Rush) – but curiously, not Best Director. Royal drama tops British Independent Film Awards The King's […]

Zach Galifianakis vs. Mel Gibson

Zach Galifianakis in 'The Hangover': Saying No to Mel Gibson? 'The Hangover 2': Zach Galifianakis vs. Mel Gibson? Zach Galifianakis may have been the reason for the cancellation of Mel Gibson's cameo in Todd Phillips' The Hangover Part II. The cameo was meant to be Gibson's first baby step into […]

Remake and Sequel Pass $100 Million: Box Office

June 20 update: Lee Unkrich's Toy Story 3 beat studio estimates, grossing $110 million at North American theaters this past weekend according to Box Office Mojo. Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Laurie Metcalf, and others, Toy Story […]

'Five Minutes to Heaven': Q&A with Director Oliver Hirschbiegel

Inspired by a true incident that occurred in Northern Ireland in the mid-1970s, while placing the real-life participants in a fictitious set-up, Five Minutes of Heaven stars Liam Neeson as Alistair Little, the former leader of an Ulster Volunteer Force cell who, as a teenager, shot in the head a […]

Classic Movie Costumes & L.A. Jewish Film Festival + Liam Neeson in 'Clash of the Titans'

Left to right: Costume worn by Danny Kaye in The Inspector General (1949), designed by Travilla. Costume worn by Viveca Lindfors in The Adventures of Don Juan (1948), designed by Leah Rhodes. Costume worn by Natalie Wood in The Great Race (1965). designed by Edith Head. Costume worn by Judy […]

Natasha Richardson Dead at 45

Tony-winning actress Natasha Richardson, Liam Neeson's wife and daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and the late Tony Richardson, was taken off life support earlier today after being declared brain dead following a head injury while skiing at the luxury resort of Mont Tremblant in Canada two days ago. She was 45. […]

Madea Tops Mall Cop & Jonas Brothers + Serial Killer Jason & Clint Eastwood

'Madea Goes to Jail.' March 2, '09, update: Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail topped the North American box office for the second consecutive weekend with $16.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest installment in the popular Madea series regained momentum Saturday and Sunday after […]

'Sideways' Movie: Arrested Coming-of-Age Road Flick Tops Los Angeles Film Critics Awards

Sideways movie with Thomas Haden Church and Paul Giamatti. Alexander Payne's belated coming-of-age road movie obviously pleased the members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; Sideways won five awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay (Payne and Jim Taylor), Best Supporting Actress (Virginia Madsen), and Best Supporting Actor […]

Alfred Kinsey Scale of Facts: Movie vs. Reality

Alfred Kinsey ca. 1950: Kinsey Scale creator. Alfred Kinsey sex researcher vs. 'Kinsey' movie biopic Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956), played by Liam Neeson in writer-director Bill Condon's 2004 movie Kinsey, and his wife Clara – Laura Linney in the biopic – had four children. Only three are shown in Kinsey. Their […]