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Blu-Ray Review: THE LEGO MOVIE Is Surprisingly Great

Movies In Focus doesn’t really do animation. That’s something of an unwritten rule around these parts – but there was something about The Lego Movie that made me curious (even though I was vocal about hating the movie’s concept). Maybe [...]

July 19, 2014

Mel Gibson To Star In TAKEN-Style Thriller BLOOD FATHER

We’ll be seeing the mighty Mel Gibson back on the big screen, as the action icon has signed to star in Blood Father. The film, pitched as a Taken-style actioner will be helmed by Mesrine director Jean-Francois Richet. Written by The Town writer [...]

March 30, 2014

Liam Neeson Scores A $20 Million Payday For TAKEN 3

He was late to the party in the action hero stakes, but it looks like Liam Neeson is now officially one of the biggest action (and otherwise) stars in the world. The actor will pocket an up-front $20 million fee for Taken 3. It’s really not a [...]

June 25, 2013

Hunt Down Liam Neeson In Joe Carnahan’s THE GREY

I didn’t catch The Grey when it first was first released. It came out smack-dab in the middle of Liam Neeson’s ageing action man run (which is still continuing) and I felt that it might be similar in quality to Neeson’s Taken and Unknown (i.e. [...]

June 9, 2013

St Patrick’s Day Special: Top Irish Actors

A rundown of the top Irish actors– be warned this isn’t a definitive list – these are just my top picks! Michael Fassbender When I first wrote this, Fassbender was the new acting kid on the block, and on the cusp of being the next big thing. [...]

March 16, 2013

Weekend Box Office Lowdown: 5th November, 2012

Wreck It Ralph will score the top spot at the box office, grossing an impressive $49 million. That puts it in a good position to score some serious bank over the holiday season. Not that I care. Robert Zemeckis’ return to live action filmmaking, [...]

November 5, 2012

Hollywood Salaries Have Been Taken To The Bank

Liam Neeson took home a $2 million payday for 2009’s Taken (a career best at the time). However, for Taken 2 the Irish actor was paid a very impressive $12 million upfront and he looks set to score much more with his back-end participation. [...]

October 13, 2012

Eli Roth Directs Russell Crowe In HARKER

Eli Roth (Hostel) looks set to direct Harker, a retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The film is a new interpretation of the classic vampire tale, which will see Russell Crowe play the legendary blood sucking Count. Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy [...]

July 11, 2012

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