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post #1 of 86
Thread Starter 

I enjoyed Liam Neeson's previous work with the same director (Non-Stop is very underappreciated, in my opinion) and Vera Farmiga is great in everything, so this trailer has me cautiously interested.

 

post #2 of 86
Looks fine. A bit cheap but Neeson always brings something and Farmiga makes for a decent femme fatale.

God, he looks old, though. I thought the same while watching Silence (when I wasn't questioning my prejudice and faith) but at least he was supposed to have been through a lot already. Easy to forget Neeson has been a round forever.
post #3 of 86

I appreciate him wanting to do a more traditional thriller. I guess I just appreciate it more when he's beating the hell out of dudes.

post #4 of 86

Vera Farmiga?  A commuter train?  Having to find someone specific on the train?

 

WHAT IS THIS, SOURCE CODE 2??

post #5 of 86
I was hoping this would be about him stuck in a traffic jam in a 1998 Hyundai Elantra and intermittently whipping a car-jacking terrorist's ass for two hours.
post #6 of 86

Vera Farmiga is an actress who can evidently make anything work. She looks like she's having fun chewing on some scenery here. 

 

Sounds like Liam Neeson is retiring from "action movies." So that makes this something of an event...? Not sure how "action-y" it is but in any case, looks like fun.

post #7 of 86
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I enjoyed Liam Neeson's previous work with the same director (Non-Stop is very underappreciated, in my opinion) and Vera Farmiga is great in everything, so this trailer has me cautiously interested.

 

 

Watched Non-Stop last night on a whim (Apes 3 felt too heavy, Kingsmen felt too loud for a quiet Thanksgiving evening, and didn't feel like [hopefully] taking the energy to laugh with/at Hitman's Bodyguard).  

 

Cannot believe how much I enjoyed it.  One of the very few likeable from beginning-to-end straight genre action films I can remember from the last few years.  Going to check out Unknown and Commuter by this director along with whatever else Neeson has been up to (I saw Taken 1 and 2, didn't know there was a 3).  

post #8 of 86

Collet-Serra is a really solid journeyman director. We need more genre guys like him.

post #9 of 86
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Originally Posted by AtomTastic View Post
 

Collet-Serra is a really solid journeyman director. We need more genre guys like him.

 

Non-stop really made me take a moment and realize that just competent paced direction is becoming exceedingly rare.  Or maybe it always was.  

 

**On another note, as I suddenly became interested in Neeson's action resurgency/conclusion, I could not believe how much money Neeson's movies have been making over the last 6-8 years!

post #10 of 86
This movie looks like the most '90s movie that ever '90s movie'd.
post #11 of 86

Taken 2-3 are seriously terrible films though.

 

The former is hilariously bad. The latter is just dull. None of the action stuff works.

post #12 of 86
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This movie looks like the most '90s movie that ever '90s movie'd.

 

Non-stop is 50% Executive Decision, 25% Passenger 57, 10% Die Hard, 10% Speed, with a dash/5% Taken.  

 

So basically, right up my alley.  

post #13 of 86
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Originally Posted by felix View Post
 

Taken 2-3 are seriously terrible films though.

 

The former is hilariously bad. The latter is just dull. None of the action stuff works.

 

I didn't like Taken 2 at all.

 

Should I skip Taken 3 entirely?  

post #14 of 86
I thought Taken 3 would be a dope remake of The Fugitive.

It turns out I was just a dope.
post #15 of 86

I tentatively have:

 

Taken 3 (on fence)

Walking with Tombstones

Run All Night

Unknown.

 

 

Which one(s) are skippable?

post #16 of 86
Thread Starter 

Don't bother with Taken 3

post #17 of 86
Run All Night had a sweet trailer, but the movie was just "eh."
post #18 of 86

*crosses Taken 3 off the list*

post #19 of 86

A Walk Among The Tombstones is a must watch.

 

The opening credits is disturbing once you realize what it really is.

post #20 of 86
Figures the one I haven't seen is the good one.
post #21 of 86
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Figures the one I haven't seen is the good one.

You liked Non-Stop.

post #22 of 86

A Walk Among The Tombstones has one of the absolute worst side kick characters in the past 50 years.

 

Unknown is a solid Frantic riff, though.

post #23 of 86

Unknown is up next!  

 

 I really hope the director works in that horribly painful looking armbar thing Neeson does.  

post #24 of 86
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post

I didn't like Taken 2 at all.

Should I skip Taken 3 entirely?  
I liked Taken 3.

But then....I liked 2.


Sooooo yeah you can probably just write that one off..
post #25 of 86
Thread Starter 
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I liked Taken 3.

But then....I liked 2.

 

post #26 of 86
I'll do ya one better than that.....I'd rather watch any of the Taken movies over any of the Bourne movies because the Bourne movies just bore the ever loving shit outta me these days..
post #27 of 86
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post

You liked Non-Stop.

Non-Stop wasn't on your list you posted upthread. But I appreciate that you memorize all my posts.
post #28 of 86
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Non-Stop wasn't on your list you posted upthread. But I appreciate that you memorize all my posts.

 

 I was looking for a Non-Stop release thread, and your post was on the top of the search engine.  

 

I have to admit, other than Taken, I had never heard of any of these until the last week or so.  

post #29 of 86
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I'll do ya one better than that.....I'd rather watch any of the Taken movies over any of the Bourne movies because the Bourne movies just bore the ever loving shit outta me these days..

 

I never liked any of the Bourne movies.  The casting of Damon being the most fundamental problem (also, too much shaky cam).  

post #30 of 86
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post

 I was looking for a Non-Stop release thread, and your post was on the top of the search engine.  

My greatest achievement.
post #31 of 86
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

 

Watched Non-Stop last night on a whim (Apes 3 felt too heavy, Kingsmen felt too loud for a quiet Thanksgiving evening, and didn't feel like [hopefully] taking the energy to laugh with/at Hitman's Bodyguard).  

 

Cannot believe how much I enjoyed it.  One of the very few likeable from beginning-to-end straight genre action films I can remember from the last few years.  Going to check out Unknown and Commuter by this director along with whatever else Neeson has been up to (I saw Taken 1 and 2, didn't know there was a 3).  

 

 

Yes as Mr. Saxon noted, Non-Stop is a lot of fun. Just finally saw it myself a couple of short months ago. Had an absolute blast with it. It's more Hitchcock than McTiernan, and as much as I love in-his-prime McTiernan, it's all the better for it. 

 

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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

I tentatively have:

 

Taken 3 (on fence)

Walking with Tombstones

Run All Night

Unknown.

 

 

Which one(s) are skippable?

 

Unknown is a lot of fun. Taken 3 is slightly better than I think many here are claiming but I only saw it once and have a hazy memory of it so I could be utterly wrong. A Walk Among the Tombstones is a solid noir detective tale but it struggles to completely cohere with itself. I give Scott Frank credit for his ambition, however. 

 

Run All Night is pretty minor in the ActioNeeson canon. Was expecting more. I do like the side characters like Vincent D'Onofrio's tough cop. It doesn't help that it's essentially a remake of Road to Perdition but with infinitely weaker cinematography and a less transporting setting. Ed Harris is all right, too. But yeah beat-for-beat it has a lot of similarities with Road to Perdition.

 

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Run All Night had a sweet trailer, but the movie was just "eh."

 

Pretty much.

post #32 of 86
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Originally Posted by AtomTastic View Post
 

Collet-Serra is a really solid journeyman director. We need more genre guys like him.

So true. I watched Orphan again for the first time since I saw it theatrically in the summer of '09 last month in the run-up to Halloween. It's a fiercely tense piece, and deliciously Hitchcockian. Wonderful. 

post #33 of 86
ORPHAN is the most wonderful movie!

I'm also currently sitting in a theater about to see a screening of THE COMMUTER
post #34 of 86
heheheh more NON-STOP antics!
post #35 of 86
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heheheh more NON-STOP antics!

Is he an irascible alcoholic in this one too?

post #36 of 86
naw! just an irascible ex-cop!
post #37 of 86

So should we catch this?

post #38 of 86
sure!

it really is just NON-STOP on a train
post #39 of 86
Thread Starter 

That's good enough for me! 

post #40 of 86
I notice Farmiga & Wilson are both in the movie. If they wanted to guarantee a box office hit this would be about the Warrens teaming up with Liam Neeson to fight a haunted train.
post #41 of 86
It could also be an A-Team sequel at the same time!

Also a Batman Begins tie in, because it also features the initial commissioner as a transit employee!
post #42 of 86
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

sure!

it really is just NON-STOP on a train

 

Then I'll probably dig it.  Thanks!

post #43 of 86

A new piece of camera-tech (video is from 3 years ago) that was used in THE COMMUTER:

 

http://cinefade.com/#introduction

 

 

 

Pretty cool!

post #44 of 86


Aw, yea!
post #45 of 86
THE MYSTERIOUS CINEMASCORE!!!

tell us everything!!
post #46 of 86
I gave it an "A" for "Action!"

Also, Liam Neeson beats up a guy with a guitar. A+
post #47 of 86
(twang!)
post #48 of 86
I incorrectly guessed who the main bad guy was. Using Ebert's law of economy of characters, I was like, "Oh, it's definitely *him*." But the film tricked me. It played me for a fool!

A+
post #49 of 86
who'd you think it would be?
post #50 of 86
The other guy, played by a recognizable character actor, who we meet randomnly in the bar during Act I.
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