Liam Neeson, in a meme so aptly created in 2008 for “Taken,” is the man who trained Batman and Darth Vader, voiced Aslan in “The Chronicles of Narnia” films and plays Zeus. So six years after a late-career boost from someone foolishly kidnaps his daughter in “Taken,” Liam Neeson is back using his “special-set of skills” to save someone from the midst of an impossible situation.
Another year, another young adult adaptation, and yet another featuring supernatural forces. While this may seem the statement of an exasperated reviewer, the truth is, the exasperation comes for the expectations I hold for many of these films.
This is no different with the new “Vampire Academy,” now in theatres. Released pre- “Twilight” craze, the main character even makes a comment regarding the sparkly vampires, and how the vamps of VA do no such thing. Continue reading “Vampire Academy”
When it was announced that George Clooney and Sony were moving their WWII film “The Monuments Men” to February, instead of its prime spot in December, the rumors swirled about what was wrong with the movie.
According to Clooney himself, those rumors were false. It was moved back to give the editors prime time to prepare the movie for release. Turns out, it was the right decision. Continue reading “Monuments Men”