February 27, 2014 |
For years, decades even, Liam Neeson was an action hero hidden in plain sight. Yes, he was an impressive 6-foot-4, with the rangy physical grace of the former amateur boxing champion still visible, but the Oscar nominee for "Schindler's List" could put you away with his acting. Was it necessary or even prudent to have him throttle evildoers with his bare hands? FOR THE RECORD: "Non-Stop": A review of "Non-Stop" in the Feb. 28 Calendar section said the movie opens with air marshal Bill Marks (played by Liam Neeson)
February 26, 2014 |
Liam Neeson may be a one-man wrecking crew in winter action movies like 2009's "Taken" and new film "Non-Stop. " But he thinks his characters are cut from a different cloth than many cinematic superheroes. “I don't try and come across as a six-pack guy that's been in the gym seven hours a day,” he told The Times at the Westwood premiere for "Non-Stop" on Monday. “I just like to come across as someone real that these things happen to and he tries to do the best he can to get out of them.” In Jaume Collet-Serra's new film, which opens Friday, Neeson plays Bill Marks, an air marshal who must protect a packed plane after an unidentified person begins texting him threats that he will kill a new passenger every 20 minutes. BEST MOVIES OF 2013: Turan | Sharkey | Olsen Neeson, 61, said he is unsure why he resonates with viewers as a vigilante.
February 21, 2014 |
Five years after Natasha Richardson was fatally injured during a ski trip, Liam Neeson admits that the experience of his wife's death at age 45 "was never real. It still kind of isn't. " Talking to Anderson Cooper on " 60 Minutes ," the 61-year-old actor said, "There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years ... any time I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her. " He described what happened after her March 2009 fall during a ski lesson north of Montreal, which came almost 15 years into their marriage and left her brain-dead from swelling of the brain.
January 30, 2014 |
Seth MacFarlane's comedic western "A Million Ways to Die in the West" has released a bawdy red-band trailer, and true to its name, it demonstrates plenty of ways to meet an untimely end. They include getting crushed by a huge block of ice, being set aflame by a camera flash, getting shot in a duel, overdosing on a shamanic concoction, being gored by a bull and, somehow, falling victim to a splinter. MacFarlane directed, produced, co-wrote (with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild)
January 30, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY It's "Super Bowl XLVII. " San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and his brother John, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, could settle the whole thing themselves by kicking field goals, say best of five, but where would be the fun in that? (CBS, 3:25 p.m.) Sure, the Super Bowl's halftime show will feature Beyoncé's reunion with Destiny's Child … but "Puppy Bowl IX" has puppies!
October 14, 2012 |
Liam Neeson wouldn't let anyone take No. 1 from him at the box office this past weekend in the U.S. or overseas. "Taken 2," the kidnapping thriller starring the 60-year-old actor, dominated international ticket sales, raking in $41 million from 59 foreign markets. Overall, the movie has sold $132.8-million worth of receipts abroad - already far more than the $81.8 million the original "Taken" collected internationally in 2009. The movie, which sees Neeson's former CIA operative taken captive, is performing best in the United Kingdom, where it has grossed $23.4 million.