Liam Neeson

Interview: Mark Williams on directing Blacklight with Liam Neeson and filming in Australia

February 10, 2022

Ever since 2008’s Taken reorganised Liam Neeson‘s career, the actor has embraced his action persona and, almost annually, kept his fans satiated with each subsequent outing. His latest release is Blacklight, a slightly more grounded action film where he stars as FBI operative Travis Block who uncovers a conspiracy within his own agency.  To coincide […]

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Film Review: Blacklight opts for an emotional and political edge over standard action thrills

February 10, 2022

It’s almost hard to believe there was a time before Liam Neeson took an almost exclusive stance on the midrange-budgeted actioner where his character, usually an operative in some form or another, possessed enough of a skillset to inflict pain on an interchangeable villain.  It’s been the actor’s go-to for almost 15 years, and whilst […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see Blacklight starring Liam Neeson

February 8, 2022

Thanks to Rialto Distribution we have 5 double passes (Admit 2) to give away for the upcoming release of Blacklight, starring Liam Neeson, set for release in cinemas from February 10th, 2022. Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds […]

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Film Review: The Ice Road is a by-the-numbers actioner buoyed by a surprising emotional current

August 12, 2021

Seemingly defined at this point in his career by the grizzly, no-nonsense avenger-types he encapsulates – first realised in the 2008 actioner Taken – The Ice Road eases up on Liam Neeson‘s menacing persona and gives his somewhat-everyman a blue collar temperament. He’s still out there risking his life, mind you, but it’s comparatively slightly […]

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Interview: The Ice Road writer and director Jonathan Hensleigh on his love of the action genre and shooting practically

August 11, 2021

Though his name might not be instantly recognisable, it’s supremely unlikely that you haven’t at least heard his dialogue.  As a screenwriter for such successes as Die Hard With A Vengeance, Jumanji, The Rock, Con-Air, and Gone In 60 Seconds, Jonathan Hensleigh has more than placed his stamp on the action genre for close to […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see Liam Neeson in The Ice Road

August 4, 2021

Thanks to Rialto Distribution we have five double passes to give away to the upcoming release of the action film The Ice Road, starring Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne, in Australian cinemas from August 12th, 2021. After a remote diamond mine collapses in the far northern regions of Canada, an ice driver leads an impossible rescue mission […]

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Film Review: Honest Thief fails to make even the most generic genre tropes engaging

October 22, 2020

Given how many lightweight actioners Liam Neeson has aligned himself with in the last decade or so, you’d be forgiven for not being able to differentiate them from one another given how they have all basically bled into each other.  There’s nothing inherently wrong with this late-in-the-game career change for the gruff Irish actor – […]

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Film Review: Cold Pursuit (USA, 2019) is peak Neeson Season material

February 7, 2019

It’s hard to believe but at this present time, whenever you ask young people who Liam Neeson is, they often tend to quote his action films and then not know or forget about his critically acclaimed films like Schindler’s List, Michael Collins, Rob Roy and others. But ever since the 2008 action film Taken, Neeson […]

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Liam Neeson coming down under this Summer to promote Cold Pursuit

December 12, 2018

He’s an acting icon, with an impressive list of dramatic roles including Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Kinsey. But more recently he’s made a name for himself as a gritty action star courtesy of the Taken trilogy, The Grey and The Commuter. Now Irish actor Liam Neeson will be coming down under in the middle […]

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Film Review: Silence (MA15+) (USA/JAP/TWN, 2016) not one of Scorsese’s best, but an illuminating experience

February 16, 2017

If there’s one filmmaker who, in my opinion, hasn’t made a bad film, that filmmaker would be Martin Scorsese. Venturing from genre to genre with ease (who else can go from the family fantasy Hugo to the dark comedy The Wolf of Wall Street just like that?) and always applying professional care and passion within […]

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Irish Film Festival celebrates The Past, The Present and Future including eight films and three shorts!

March 10, 2016

Returning in its second year, The Irish Film Festival will be running a variety of films, providing film enthusiasts an opportunity to gorge on movies from the Irish culture. The festival will be running at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington and will be presenting eight feature films including three shorts. The event will start on  Thursday […]

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Taken prequel casts lead

February 22, 2016

NBC’s prequel to the Liam Neeson thriller films of the same name has found its Bryan Mills. Vikings-star Clive Standen is set to play a younger incarnation of Neeson’s character, with the series set to show audiences the story behind his ‘specific set of skills’. Standen is primarily known for his work on Vikings as Rollo. Alexander Cary is set […]

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Liam Neeson and his particular set of skills return in the trailer for Tak3n

October 1, 2014

Liam Neeson is returning to the role that made him an action star with the third Taken film, now awkwardly titled Tak3n, hitting cinemas early next year. Since the brilliant original film was a surprise hit in 2008, Neeson has experienced a career resurgence that has seen him frequently kicking the asses of men half his age. But despite his […]

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Film Review: Non-Stop (USA, 2014)

February 26, 2014

When I think about movies like Non-Stop, I like to imagine a bunch of guys in suits sitting around a table, somewhere in a Hollywood boardroom, with an elaborate multiple choice flowchart spread across the table. It’s littered with options, and the guys around the table work their way across and choose from the options. “So… […]

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