This October, Liam Neeson is returning to do what he does best: retrieving taken people, violently. For Taken 2, Colombiana‘s Olivier Megaton takes over directing duties from Pierre Morel and we see revenge enacted upon Bryan Mills after all the baddies he killed in the first. His wife (Famke Janssen) gets taken, followed this time by him, and it’s up to his daughter (Maggie Grace) to save him.
The first international trailer has launched and it looks to be some more neck-snapping good times. While I feared Megaton would go overboard in flashy overproduced effects like in his other films, he looks to keep things relatively controlled here. Along with a more serious role in The Grey, Neeson is covering both angles this year, with this simply fun-looking actioner. Check out the trailer below.
Taken 2 hits theaters October 5th.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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