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    Gervais Skewers Fame in Life's Too Short, With Tall Guest Liam Neeson

    No one is smarter or funnier at tweaking celebrity than Ricky Gervais, and if you loved the inexhaustible wit of Extras as I did, you will probably also love his new HBO series Life’s Too Short, even though it doesn’t revolve around Gervais himself. Created by Davis, Gervais and his...

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    Lee Daniels Still Wants Liam Neeson To Play Lyndon B. Johnson, Only This Time In 'The Butler'

    It looks like Lee Daniels really wants to get the "Selma" gang back together. Last night it was reported that the director was gearing up the gestating "The Butler" that he first signed on to back in 2010 with a number of big names in the mix including Oprah Winfrey, Hu...

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    Will Crowe and Neeson Face Off in Aronofsky's 'Noah's Ark'

    Christian Bale is a no-go for Darren Aronofsky's "Noah's Ark," but Russell Crowe may be taking the helm as Noah. Word is, Aronofsky is eyeing both Crowe and Liam Neeson for the biblical retelling with Crowe as the good guy and Neeson the bad...

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    Russell Crowe & Liam Neeson Circle Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Epic 'Noah'

    First it was Christian Bale, but then he got preoccupied with two Terrence Malick films (not bad work if you can get it. Then the idea of Michael Fassbender was floated around, but as much as we love Fassy, we know in the eyes of studios he can’t float a $130 million dollar ambitious epic &nda...

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    Joe Carnahan To Write & Direct Remake Of 'Death Wish'

    Joe Carnahan must be feeling vindicated this morning. The writer/director broke out with 2002's terrific, muscular cop thriller "Narc," but hasn't had a lot of joy since: his 2006 sub-Guy Ritchie action-comedy "Smokin' Aces" wasn't beloved by many, while a director-for-hire gig on the would-be-tentp...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Grey' Sees Green, While Audiences Stay Away From The 'Ledge'

    Good ole’ dependable Liam Neeson. This is the third straight early-year period where the character actor turned badass leading man has scored a number one hit. While “The Grey” couldn’t pull in the same numbers as “Taken” or “Unknown,” it did top $20 m...

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    The Grey—movie review

    Liam Neeson is one of those actors who validates a film by his mere presence in it. Sure enough, he brings gravitas and credibility to this survival thriller set in the snowy wilderness of Alaska. I wish he’d also brought along a better script.

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    Liam Neeson Talks Preparing For The Cold In 'The Grey' & His Plans To Do Some 'Die Hard' Style Movies Soon

    The career of Liam Neeson has taken an unmistakable shift in recent years. After a long stretch highlighted by acclaimed performances in epic-tinged material like “Schindler’s List,” “Rob Roy” and “Michael Collins,” Neeson took an unlikely turn in Pierre Mor...

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    Joe Carnahan Wants Liam Neeson To Play Blake Morrow In 'Nemesis'; Old 'Dark Knight Rises' Rumor Gains New Heat

    To call Oscar winner Liam Neeson's recent surge of genre material something new would be to forget that many years ago, he starred in Sam Raimi's "Darkman" as the titular hero, and also suited up for George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequel trilogy. The only thing that has c...

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    Why Brave "The Grey"? Millions of Dollars, Says Liam Neeson (Video Interview)

    What would entice Liam Neeson and director Joe Carnahan to endure the camera-and-butt-freezing conditions of a frigid shoot in British Columbia?  “Well, it was the millions I was paid,” Neeson laughed, which has to be one of those jokey answers with more than a hint of truth. T...

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