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movies I'm looking forward to

April 9th, 2008 (11:13 am)

TAKEN. Next to no info about the flick. It's a thriller from the Luc Besson factory, starring Liam Neeson (!) in ass-kicking mode(!!). Check out the trailer below the cut:

Yeah, women in peril and all that, but tell me your face doesn't split into a grin when Neeson lays out the facts to the guy on the other end of the phone call. If you want to know how to get David to watch a movie, that trailer is a great example. I don't know dick about the flick; that trailer tells me all I need to know to get my butt in a seat.

Also excellent: the trailer for REDBELT, David Mamet's (!) upcoming mixed martial arts movie (!!) starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (!!!). They've cut two trailers, one obviously targeting a male audience and one as obviously targeting a female one. Both trailers make the movie look pretty damn sweet. Edjiofor is a martial-arts instructor in financial troubles who winds up getting shoehorned into a nasty situation.


Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: April 9th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)

What is up with all the MMA films coming out recently? Crazy. At least Redbelt looks infinitely better than Never Back Down looked. I avoided it, but that looked dreadful.

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: April 10th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC)

Yes, that "Taken" trailer does look awesome. And its great to see The Operative go against those Big Entertainment fat cats.

Posted by: Darkrose (darkrosetiger)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)

You know, the rest of the movie could completely suck, and I WON'T CARE, because Liam is so incredibly perfect in that bit that I'm reminded why I want to have his babies (except for the part where Natasha Richardson could totally kick my ass).

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: Taken

Yeah, there is just something magic about the Pure Moment of Bad-Assery. I find that as I get older, I don't need the exquisitely choreographed and expensively shot action scene as much as I need the calm-but-intensely-exciting social situation.

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