For anyone that really wants to know what a musical of 'Game of Thrones' might look like, this Red Nose Day sketch will either satisfy your appetite, or leave you wanting more.
For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you combine Chris Martin, Liam Neeson, and a large section of the cast of 'Game of Thrones'? Well, you get a behind-the-scenes mockumentary of 'Game of Thrones: The Musical', featuring some of your favourite characters singing such hits as 'Rastafarian Targaryen'.
Peter Dinklage sang about how his character, Tyrion, is still alive despite the odds
The six-minute sketch contained a lot of the current (surviving) cast of the show, like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington, as well as actors like John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy/Reek), Iwan Rheon (Ramsey Bolton) and Charlotte Hope (Myranda). There was also an appearance from some of the long-past actors like Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon in Season One), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), who received a serenade from Kit Harington. Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) also made a brief appearance to discuss how the whole concert was a terrible idea.
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. A trade dispute on the planet Naboo has led to a full-scale invasion of the planet. Two members of the of the honourable Jedi Order, Master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) travel to the Trade Federation flagship to negotiate an end to the blockade. While they are there, however, they uncover a secret invasion of the entire planet which threatens to endanger millions of lives. Their quest to save the planet and keep the peace will lead them to a young boy with incredible potential. And the fate of the entire galaxy will be thrown into danger.
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The majestic order of honourable, strong Jedi, do all they can to keep the peace in a galaxy slowly tearing itself apart through trade disputes and separatist uprisings. All the while, they are becoming aware of the steady growth of an ancient group of darker, hate filler Jedi known as The Sith, are returning. In amongst their troubles, a young boy is discovered; a boy who could be more powerful than any Jedi that has ever lived. If a legendary prophecy can be believed, he is the one who will destroy the Sith and bring balance back to the Force - the energy which binds all life together.
Liam Neeson is set to narrate a documentary series to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Liam Neeson will narrate a series to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The three-part documentary series, entitled 1916: The Irish Rebellion, will be broadcast on Irish television next year. The documentary will also be shown in Irish embassies across the world.
Liam Neeson will narrate1916: The Irish Rebellion.
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The Disney re-boot looks set to top this weekends box office with strong opening figures.
Kenneth Branagh’s live action reboot of Cinderella, starring ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lily James looks set to rule the US box office this weekend, after taking $23 million on Friday. The film, which also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett has earned positive reviews from critics and currently holds a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 84%.
Lily James as Cinderella
Cinderella will easily beat its only competition this weekend, which came from Liam Neeson action flick Run All Night, which looks on track to take just $11million, according to Variety. The film, which stars Neeson as a hit man who’s forced to betray his boss to save his son, is the actor’s weakest opening in some time, with his last outing Taken 3 having opened to $39.2 million in January.
Despite his career reimagining as an action star, Liam Neeson has revealed how he is preparing to leave the genre behind.
While out promoting his latest action romp 'Run All Night', Liam Neeson has admitted that there's a limit to how much longer he can play these kinds of roles.
Liam Neeson in 'Run All Night'
"Career-wise, I'm in a very great place," he admitted. "With the success of certainly the 'Taken' films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I'm not knocking it. It's very flattering. But there is a limit, of course ... maybe two more years if God spares me and I'm healthy. But after that I'll stop, I think."
Continue reading: 'Run All Night' Wears Liam Neeson Out
Liam Neeson will bring his ass-kicking movies to an end in two years time.
Liam Neeson says he will continue his run of lucrative action movies for "maybe two more years" before possibly returning to dramatic roles. Neeson was once considered one of the world's finest actors after turns in Schindler's List, Kinsey and Michael Collins, however, after the 2008 hit Taken became a surprise monster hit at the box-office, the Irish actor has favoured similar high-on-action low-on-quality roles.
Liam Neeson says he will quit action movies in two years
"Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I'm healthy," he said in a US interview. "But after that, I'll stop [the action] I think."
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With a script by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace), this thriller has more substance than most, although it's also been compromised by the inclusion of a lot of contrived action mayhem. At its centre, there's a nice exploration of two retirement-age men looking at the world they have created, and how things have changed since they made key decisions as younger men. But director Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop) seems uninterested in these serious themes, and would clearly rather stage another shoot-out or chase instead.
Liam Neeson stars as Jimmy, a lifelong criminal who's now a wheezy husk of his former thrusting self. But he maintains his childhood friendship with Shawn (Ed Harris), who turned his crime empire legit but is having problems keeping his son Danny (Boyd Holbrook) out of trouble. Now Danny has made a dodgy deal with some Albanians, and when that goes predictably wrong, it accidentally puts Jimmy's estranged good-guy son Mike (Joel Kinnaman), his wife (Genesis Rodriguez) and kids in danger. So Jimmy sets out to set things right, although this means that he ends up on opposite sides of the conflict from Shawn. And he and Mike also have to outrun his detective nemesis (Vincent D'Onofrio) and a ruthless assassin (Common).
There's a nice sense of respect and inevitability to the relationship between Jimmy and Shawn that goes a long way in making this overlong movie watchable. Neeson and Harris are terrific at playing men who are too old to be running around with guns. Their quietly tense conversations are by far the most riveting scenes in the film. By comparison, the action sequences feel rather routine: brutal and fast, with flashy editing, outrageous stunts and more firepower than is strictly necessary. And for a man who can barely stand when the film opens, Jimmy is suspiciously able to run, jump, drive and shoot like a trained professional a third his age.
Continue reading: Run All Night Review
Joel Kinnaman, Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez and Common - Shots from the World premiere of 'Run All Night' as a variety of stars took to the red carpet at the AMC theater in Lincoln Square, New York City, New York, United States - Monday 9th March 2015
With the marriage between Ted (Seth Macfarlane) and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) having gone off and the honeymoon over, the couple want to have a baby. But, as best-friend John (Mark Wahlberg) realises, there might be a bit of a problem with that plan. The problem stems - primarily - from Ted being an anthropomorphic teddy bear. Ted, however, has a plan. He knows that he needs to get a sperm donor, so he and John break into the house of Tom Brady - American football Quarterback for the New England Patriots. The problem is, he wakes up before they can do what they planned, and hilarity ensues.
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The sequel to 2012's 'Ted' sees this bear through court as he fights for fatherhood.
Now definitely one of the world's favourite teddy bears, Ted is back for another round of crude jokes, raucous partying and a whole load of trouble with his best friend John in Seth Macfarlane's highly anticipated sequel 'Ted 2'.
The dubious duo are back with more hijinks
We never thought it would happen but Ted has finally tied the knot to his busty blonde long time girlfriend Tami-Lynn, in a wonderful ceremony surrounded by friends and locals who are, by now, totally unperturbed about having a talking bear living amongst them. Ted wants to go that step further, however, and bring up a child of his own; the only problem is he needs a donor because... well, he's a bear.
Ted (Seth Macfarlane) is getting married. The next thing the couple have on their to-do list post honeymoon, is start a family together, for which Ted's best friend John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is going to be a sperm donor. After a series of mishaps and incidental accidents, Ted discovers that he is unable to start a family in such a way until he can prove before a court of law that he is a person. In case you didn't know, Ted is an anthropomorphic teddy bear. Ted and John now have to embark on a hilarious adventure through the US legal system as they battle left and right to prove that not only does the brash and crude bear have a soul, but that he is just as human as, well, humans.
Continue: Ted 2 - Teaser Trailer
The general manager of the cinema backed his staff before Odeon issued an apology.
Richard Bridger, a wheelchair-bound man who requires the use of a ventilator to keep him alive, was kicked out of a cinema in Epsom because of complaints that he was being too noisy. Bridger, 31, suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy but was asked to leave the Epsom Odeon 40 minutes into a showing of Taken 3 after apparently upsetting fellow cinemagoers.
Mr Bridger was watching a screening of Taken 3
Mr Bridger, who requires the use of a ventilator for 18 hours a day, was sat in the cinema's wheelchair bay when he and his carer were asked to leave. The pair were informed that six people out of the 200-strong audience were "complaining that the ventilator was a nuisance," Mr Bridger's father Steve Bridger told the Epsom Guardian.
Continue reading: Man On Life-Saving Ventilator Kicked Out Of 'Taken 3' Screening
Liam Neeson hates guns.
Liam Neeson, the star of the shoot-em-up Taken franchise, has denounced gun laws in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killing in Paris. During an interview with Gulf News, the Irish actor - who has thrived in the action genre in recent years - maintained that violent movies were not the problem.
Liam Neeson [L] - the star of the Taken movies - has spoken out against gun laws
"First off, my thoughts and prayers and my heart are with the deceased, and certainly with all of France, yesterday. I've got a lot of dear friends in Paris," said the actor, "There's too many guns out there.Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There's over 300m guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it's a disgrace. Every week now we're picking up a newspaper and seeing, 'Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'"
Continue reading: Liam Neeson: "There's Too Many Guns Out There - It's A Disgrace"
The 62 year old actor slammed the state of gun control in America when questioned about the recent Paris shootings.
Liam Neeson has waded into the gun control debate, saying that America has “too many f*****g guns”.
During an interview with Dubai’s Gulf News, the star of Taken 3 was asked about the recent terrorist incident in Paris at the offices of satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’. Firstly, he acknowledged the horrors of the attacks, saying: “First off, my thoughts and prayers and my heart are with the deceased, and certainly with all of France, yesterday. I’ve got a lot of dear friends in Paris”.
Liam Neeson at a fan event ahead of Taken 3
Continue reading: Liam Neeson Says There's "Too Many Guns" In America
The Irish actor is not leaving his Roman Catholic beliefs despite reports suggesting he was thinking about becoming a Muslim after filming in Turkey.
Many false reports are published about celebrities, but it is rare a high-profile star is questioned over his religion, but this recently occurred to Liam Neeson when it was rumoured he was thinking about converting to Islam.
Neeson is not confirming to Islam
While attending the 'Taken 3' premiere in Dubai, the Irish actor adamantly stated he has no plans to leave his Roman Catholic beliefs despite media reports suggesting he was changing religion after filming in Turkey.
Continue reading: Liam Neeson Clarifies He Is Not Converting To Islam
The Irish actor recently recalled how his 'The A-Team' co-star used to finishes his cigars for him once the scene was over.
When Liam Neeson starred as Hannibal in the action-comedy 'The A-Team,' he was required to smoke cigars for the role, and although the Irish actor didn't enjoy this experience, luckily his co-star Bradley Cooper was on hand to help him out.
Neeson revealed Bradley Cooper used to finishe his cigar son the set of 'The A-Team'
Neeson recently lifted the lid on the 2010 flick's on-set antics while speaking with the January 2015 issue of Cigar Aficionado, in which he also revealed acting projects that aren't necessarily on the big-screen.
Continue reading: Liam Neeson Reveals Bradley Cooper Stole His Cigars While On-Set
If only every young girl had a fake dad like Liam Neeson.
Having Liam Neeson as a fake dad had its uses according to 'Taken' star Maggie Grace, who plays Bryan Mills daughter Kim in the hostage action movie series, especially when it came to phoning up ex-boyfriends.
[L-R] Famke Janssen, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace And Forest Whitaker at 'Taken 3' premiere
Feeling concerned for his devastated on-screen daughter Maggie Grace, Liam Neeson decided enough was enough and took the initiative to phone her ex boyfriend - the apparent cause of a nasty break-up. We're willing to bet it was the scariest phone call of his life. Maggie revealed in an interview on 'Conan' that Liam took on his formidable Bryan Mills character before launching into a semi-threatening onslaught, which Maggie fortuitously recorded and played on the show.
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.
Continue reading: Taken 3 Review
Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace - 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
There are moments when this three-strand drama almost ascends to the emotional resonance of writer-director Paul Haggis' Oscar-winning 2004 movie Crash. Perhaps even more ambitious, this film is exploring issues of creativity, attraction and grief, but Haggis puts so much effort into the literary trickery that he fails to create characters the audience can connect with. So the drama ends up being interesting but never moving.
The central plot-thread is in Paris, where blocked writer Michael (Liam Neeson) is holed up in a hotel after leaving his wife (Kim Basinger) and arranging to meet his whip-smart mistress Anna (Olivia Wilde). But their witty romance seems to get entangled with his struggle to write a new novel. Meanwhile in Rome, dodgy American businessman Scott (Adrien Brody) meets Monika (Moran Atias), a sexy Roma woman trying to rescue her kidnapped daughter from local gangsters. With his own haunting back-story involving a lost child, Scott offers to help. And in New York, fallen soap-star Julia (Mila Kunis) has hired a lawyer (Maria Bello) in an effort to get custody of her son from her wealthy-painter ex (James Franco). But her life has gone so far off the rails that it's unlikely any judge will see things her way.
There's a clear sense that these storylines are swirling around in Michael's head as he tries to write. Each character has parent-child issues, including the event that sent Michael's career into a downward spiral. But Haggis never quite defines all of this, leaving ideas and themes dangling everywhere without connecting them to authentic people or experiences. So it's very difficult to get involved in any of the story strands, even though the actors deliver open, raw performances. Kunis has the film's strongest role, a complex journey into the aching soul of a mother, and she plays it beautifully. And Bello finds some moments of consuming emotion in her smaller part. Everything else feels rather cliched, from Neeson and Wilde's cute-prickly romantic games to Brody's journey to the dark side of Italy.
Continue reading: Third Person Review
Here's your first look at "Taken 3". Yes? No? Does this thing really need to exist?
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.
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.
Continue reading: Liam Neeson Is On The Lam In "Taken 3" [Trailer + Pictures]
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