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Famke Janssen Wants To Return To X-men


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Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner will take over the mutant superhero role for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse prequel, but Famke, who originally played the part in the first three X-Men movies, would love the opportunity to get back in action - although she fears Hollywood "sexism" means it's unlikely to ever happen.

The Dutch beauty, 51, suggests screenwriters should consider bringing her back as an older version of Jean Grey, and have her appear in scenes beside her 20-year-old counterpart - just like they have for Patrick Stewart and James MCAvoy's character Magneto and rival Professor X, played by both Ian MCKellen and Michael Fassbender.

"It's not the first time obviously that it's happened (characters have been recast)," she told Entertainment Weekly Radio. "In the X-Men series, they've been doing this for years.

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Famke Janssen Out For A Walk In Soho

Famke Janssen - Famke Janssen out for a walk in Soho - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 11th November 2015

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Famke Janssen Shopping At The Apple Store

Famke Janssen - Famke Janssen shopping in a red dress at the Apple store in The Grove in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd June 2015

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Taken 3 Review


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As with the first two films in this dumb but bombastically watchable franchise, writers Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen seemingly put no effort into writing a script that can even remotely hold water. This is such a boneheaded story that it boggles the mind, eliciting laughter every time it tries to show some emotion or menace. But watching Liam Neeson charge around on a personal mission, cleaning up the criminal underworld in the process, is still rather good fun.

Back home in Los Angeles, former super-spy Bryan (Neeson) is trying to re-bond with his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) while waiting for his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) to leave her sweaty but wealthy husband Stuart (Dougray Scott) and come back to him. But this dream is cut short in a twisted act of violence that leaves Bryan as the prime suspect. With Inspector Franck (Forest Whitaker) on his tail, Bryan traverses the city trying to unknot the mystery and find out who the real villain is, so he can clear his name and protect his family. With the help of an old pal (Leland Orser), Bryan manages to taunt and elude the cops at every turn while tracking down the nasty Russian mafioso Malankov (Sam Spruell). But something is clearly not right here.

Instead of centring on one far-fetched kidnapping, pretty much every character in the story gets "taken" at some point in the movie. The film benefits from this break in the formula, creating a relentless pursuit that runs right through the story. So even if the details never remotely ring true, and even if most scenes feel badly contrived, it's thoroughly entertaining to watch Neeson's stand-in stuntman leap across backyard fences or drive like a maniac on the freeway, causing mass carnage in his wake. Sadly, director Olivier Megaton directs and edits the film by chopping scenes into splinters, then reassembling them so they make no sense at all. It's loud and fast and incomprehensible.

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'Taken 3' Fan Event Screening

Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen - Shots of a variety of stars including Liam Neeson as they attend the 'Taken 3' fan event screening which was held at the AMC Empire 25 theater in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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Liam Neeson Admits Bryan Mills Has Finally Met His Match In 'Taken 3'


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Liam Neeson is set to return yet again for another spell of breakneck action and a seemingly impossible manhunt in 'Taken 3'; a movie which he claims will be the biggest of the franchise yet as the tables turn on Bryan Mills.

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Liam Neeson returns in 'Taken 3'

We thought the Mills family had finally got their happy ending, with Bryan re-united with Lenore (Famke Janssen) and their daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) apparently over her sex-trafficking trauma of the first movie, moving on with her new boyfriend and heading to college. We thought wrong. Unfortunately for Bryan, he didn't kill enough people and now more overseas criminals are out to eradicate his loved ones, and frame him for murder along the way. On the run from the LAPD, the FBI and the CIA while attempting to hunt down the real killer, Mills is facing a bigger challenge than ever.

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Liam Neeson Is On The Lam In "Taken 3" [Trailer + Pictures]


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Liam Neeson is back doing what he does best – kicking a** and taking names – in the newly released trailer for Taken 3. I can almost hear the collective groan at that piece of information. While 2008’s Taken was a masterpiece, with just the right amounts of gore, suspense, drama and Liam Neeson speeches, things took a drastic turn for Sucksville with the second one in  2011. We get it, Mr Neeson, you need to put food on the table, but a third one is just pushing it.

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Liam Neeson is out to protect his daughter again - but this time, he has to clear his own name first.

Judging from the trailer, this one will veer dangerously close to 24 territorry, with Neeson’s Brian Mills facing the death of his ex-wife and having to prove his innocence after being accused of her murder. Subplot: he also has to defend his daughter from a mysterious organization, out to kill “everyone he loves”. Sound familiar? See, that’s what we meant.  

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Taken 3 Trailer


Things are finally quieting down for Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson). After the ex-special forces operative tracked down and returned his daughter (Maggie Grace), then his wife (Famke Janssen) following their captures, Mills is now settling into a normal life in Los Angeles. But when his wife is suddenly murdered by an unknown villain, Mills finds himself accused and ends up on the run from the LAPD. Inspector Franck Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) heads up the investigation against Mills and orders him to give himself up. But Mills is not going down until he looks for his wife’s murderer, finds them, and kills them. 

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Famke Janssen Doesn't Want X-Men Recast


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Famke Janssen hopes her 'X-Men' character isn't recast with a younger actress.

The 48-year-old actress, who plays telekinetic superhero Jean Grey in the popular films, admits she would be disappointed if the part is recast and has expressed her hope of reprising her most famous role.

Janssen's comments come after Jean Grey - who was killed off in 2006's 'X-Men: The Last Stand' - made a short cameo at the end of recent blockbuster 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', the events of which appeared to rewrite history and undo the deaths seen in past films.

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Famke Janssen And Cole Frates Leave Bar Pitti

Famke Janssen and Cole Frates - Famke Janssen and Cole Frates leave Bar Pitti in the West Village and walk their dog. - New York City, California, United States - Sunday 25th May 2014

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World Premiere 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - Arrivals

Famke Janssen - World premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' at the Jacob Javits Cente - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 11th May 2014

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Famke Janssen Owns 'The Lonely Doll' According To The Police


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 X-men star Famke Janssen is left looking red-faced as Police say she is the owner of the creepy children's book 'The Lonely Doll' and it wasn't planted next to her bed by burglars.

The 48 year old reported an alleged break-in to her New York City apartment last August (10th) claiming that the culprit must have left the children's book next to her bed on a shelf because she had never seen it before. The actress also reported nothing had been taken and there was no sign on a forced entry, a highly skilled burglar leaving children's books seems a bit farfetched right?

8 years ago in 2005 Janssen reported a crazed fan to the police for harassment as he wouldn't stop sending her photographs and letters, and at first the police department thought the two incidents could be related with the book acting as a sign for some sort of threat from an alleged stalker.

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Famke Janssen's Break-In: Burglar Leaves 'The Lonely Doll'


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Famke Janssen claims a break-in occurred at her New York City apartment this weekend.

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Famke Janssen at the UK premiere of The Wolverine in Leicester Square, London.

Janssen filed a report with the NYPD after returning to her apartment on Saturday evening to find a copy of The Lonely Doll in her bedroom, according to a report by TMZ. The X-Men star claims never to have seen this book before or ever owned it.  According to one police officer, speaking to the NY Post, "she walked into her bedroom and noticed a children's book standing on the shelf beside her bed."

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US Weekend Box Office: The Wolverine Cuts The Competition Despite Critical Reaction


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The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, has placed at number one in the US Weekend Box Office. The latest instalment in the X-Men franchise sees Wolverine a.k.a. Logan visit Japan in order to face his past. The movie continues the story of X-Men: The Last Stand in which we saw Wolverine forced to kill Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). Also starring alongside Jackman are Hiroyuki Sanada (Sunshine) and models Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukishima.

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Hugh Jackman with Tao Okamoto (L) and Rila Fukashima (R) at the London premiere of The Wolverine.

Those who have commented positively on The Wolverine have said the film creates a diverse character which "pumps some feeling into the guy along with his muscles and steel talons" (Geoff Pevere - Globe and Mail). Others, such as Toronto Star's critic Raju Mudhar, have praised the production team for ensuring the "superhero/Asian crime drama mash-up" is successful. 

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The Wolverine Review


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It's only been four years since 2009's X-men Origins: Wolverine, and it's hard to see how this film does anything to correct that film's messy plot, harsh editing and uninteresting action. This one has a much more interesting Japanese setting and some great characters, but its focus on action over depth leaves it feeling gratuitous and empty. We may be entertained by the whizzy chaos of it all, but we never feel much suspense.

It begins in Alaska, where Logan (Jackman) is still licking his wounds after the death of his lover Jean Grey (Janssen), who appears regularly to him in sexy, soft-focus dreams. Then a young woman (Fukushima) turns up, insisting that he return to Japan to see Yashida (Yamanouchi), whose life Logan saved in the A-bombing of Nagasaki. But in Tokyo, Logan finds that the near-dead Yashida wants to relieve him of his healing immortality with the help of a sinister blonde doctor named Viper (Khodchenkova). Meanwhile, Yashida's son Shingen (Sanada) is miffed that his daughter Mariko (Okamoto) is the heir to his father's fortune. And there are armies of tattooed goons and arrow-shooting ninjas chasing Logan wherever he goes.

The film has a brisk pace, barely pausing to regain its breath before plunging into another massive action set-piece. But none of these sequences stands up to even the slightest scrutiny: laws of logic and physics are abandoned as the hugely muscled Logan battles everything in sight. Even after Viper steals his powers, he still has those retractable adamantium claws, which come in handy when you're fighting tenacious thugs on top of a speeding bullet train.

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Famke Janssen

Date of birth

5th November, 1964

Occupation

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Sex

Female

Height

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Taken 3 Movie Review

Taken 3 Movie Review

As with the first two films in this dumb but bombastically watchable franchise, writers Luc...

Taken 3 Trailer

Taken 3 Trailer

Things are finally quieting down for Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson). After the ex-special forces operative...

The Wolverine Movie Review

The Wolverine Movie Review

It's only been four years since 2009's X-men Origins: Wolverine, and it's hard to see...

The Wolverine Trailer

The Wolverine Trailer

Logan is the mutant Wolverine who, along with a skeleton of adamantium, retractable claws and...

The Wolverine Trailer

The Wolverine Trailer

Logan's mutant ability to survive almost anything is beginning to take its toll. After alienating...

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Movie Review

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Movie Review

Made in Germany, this raucous adventure merrily refuses to follow the usual Hollywood route of...

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Taken 2 Movie Review

Taken 2 Movie Review

There wasn't really anywhere for the story to go after 2008's surprise hit Taken, and...

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Trailer

Fifteen years later, Hansel and Gretel are still suffering from the traumatic effects of a...

Taken 2 Trailer

Taken 2 Trailer

Ex CIA agent Bryan Mills mercilessly slaughtered the majority of perpetrators of a European...

Taken Movie Review

Taken Movie Review

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