LIAM NEESON

  • Animal welfare activists protest outside Liam Neeson's home April 20, 2014

    New York: Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working. Neeson didn't appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Police watched, and doormen photographed...
  • '300: Rise of an Empire' earns USD 45 million in the opening weekend March 11, 2014

    Los Angeles: Flashy Greek war drama '300: Rise of an Empire' earned the number one spot at the domestic box office with its USD 45 million opening weekend. The film, a sequel to '300' and starring Eva Green fought off competition from 'Mr Peabody & Sherman', which came second with...
  • Liam Neeson to return to 'Taken 3' for USD 20 million payday June 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Irish actor Liam Neeson reportedly has agreed to reprise his role as retired US spy Bryan Mills in the next installment of 'Taken'. According to reports, the Oscarnominated actor has closed a USD 20 million deal to return to 'Taken 3'. The sequel is currently under development as...
  • Nicholson, Hoffman join list of Oscar presenters February 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Multiple Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will present at this year's Oscars ceremony, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Nicholson has been nominated 12 times and won for his leading performances in 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest' (1975) and 'As...
  • Salma Hayek to host this year's Oscar Awards February 19, 2013

    Los Angeles: Academy has added actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta to its starstudded list of Oscar presenters. Hayek earned an Oscar nomination for her leading performance in 'Frida'. She will be seen next in 'Grown Ups 2'. McCarthy earned a nomination for her performance...
  • Liam Neeson to star in thriller 'The All Nighter' November 19, 2012

    London: 'Taken' star Liam Neeson is currently in negotiations to star in new thriller 'The All Nighter'. The 60yearold actor has starred in a variety of hardbitten crime thrillers in the latter part of his career. Neeson will once again be seen playing an ageing toughguy in film, as a...
  • Liam Neeson gets candid about his film 'Taken 2' October 13, 2012

    In 'Taken 2', Neeson, now 60, returns as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, whos currently working in private security, and whos accepted an assignment to protect a rich Arab sheikh in Istanbul. Unknown to Mills, the fathers and relatives of those Albanian sex traffickers who kidnapped his daughter in the...
  • 'Taken 2' Review: The movie never takes itself too seriously October 13, 2012

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser. Director: Olivier Megaton. Are you really surprised they decided to make a sequel to Taken after that film turned Liam Neeson into a bonafide action star in his mid50s? In Taken 2, Neeson, now 60, returns as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, whos...
  • Dark Knight Rises is the definition of epic: Nolan July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: 'The Dark Knight Rises', the final part of his Batman trilogy, is the biggest story he has told so far, says maverick Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan, known for his intriguing films 'Inception' and 'Insomnia'. "It's the biggest story I've told and I'm very excited about it. It's got an...
  • Review: 'The Grey' is a spellbinding tale May 26, 2012

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney Director: Joe Carnahan The world is inhabited by people who seem alive, but are really like zombies, merely existing than living. Many, bogged down by the weight of their pain, want to die. Writer Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (of the short story 'Ghost Walker' on...
  • 'The Avengers' tops US box office for third week May 21, 2012

    Los Angeles: 'The Avengers' continues to muscle out everything else Hollywood throws at it, easily sinking naval rival 'Battleship' and other new releases. With $55.1 million domestically, Disney's superhero sensation remained No. 1 for a thirdstraight weekend and took in more than the three big newcomers combined. Overseas, 'The Avengers' added...
  • Masand: 'Battleship' lacks clarity April 14, 2012

    Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson Director: Peter Berg If the only yardstick you're meant to use while judging an action blockbuster is the number of gigantic explosions it contains, then Battleship, from Hancock director Peter Berg, belongs right up there with the big boys. Berg borrows many...
  • Tweet Review: Rihanna's debut in 'Battleship' April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Battleship' steams into movie theaters overseas this week, giving international audiences the first chance to decide whether a board gamebased movie is seaworthy. The Hasbro Inc searchanddestroy game was once a way for kids to while away a summer afternoon. But as it debuts in Europe on Wednesday,...
  • Friday Release: Tomboy Rihanna in 'Battleship' April 12, 2012

    Los Angeles: 'Battleship' steams into movie theaters overseas this week, giving international audiences the first chance to decide whether a board gamebased movie is seaworthy. The Hasbro Inc. searchanddestroy game was once a way for kids to while away a summer afternoon. But as it debuts in Europe on Wednesday,...
  • Masand: Dull acting lets down 'Wrath of the Titans' March 30, 2012

    Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike Director: Jonathan Liebesman 'Wrath of the Titans' has better action setpieces and uses special effects a little more judiciously than 2010's campy 'Clash of the Titans'. The film's plot however, is still a hoot, and exists only to provide some catchyourbreath moments in the middle...
  • Friday Release: Fight for faith in 'Titans' March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Wrath of the Titans' is the 3D sequel to the 2010 film 'Clash of the Titans'. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film stars Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramirez, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike. Produced under the banner of Warner Brothers, 'Wrath of...
  • Watch: Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna in 'Battleship' December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Rihanna, Battleship is expected to hit screens in May 2012. It is a science fiction naval war film, based on a game with the same title. The first trailer of the film is out now. Directed by...
  • Masand: 'Unknown' is a gripping thriller April 15, 2011

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones Director: Jaume ColletSerra 'Unknown', starring Liam Neeson, is a gripping suspense thriller about a man who wakes up from a coma to discover that his identity has been stolen. Neeson's character, Dr Martin Harris has just arrived in Berlin with his beautiful wife, played by...