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2009-02-06 18:41:28

Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson said he went through serious training to get ready for the action sequences in his new blockbuster thriller Taken. In the film, which was No. 1 at the U.S. box office when it opened last weekend, the 56-year-old actor plays a former spy trying to find the men who kidnapped his teenage daughter. The style of fighting is called Kapour; it's an amalgam of various martial arts styles, Neeson told reporters in New York recently. I learned a very, very basic set of...

2008-09-28 03:00:17

By Ross, Deborah Taken 15, Nationwide Taken is the latest film from the French film-maker Luc Besson and is about American, ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) who turns Paris upside down -- 'I'll tear down the Eiffel Tower if I have to!' -- in his search for his abducted, 17-yearold daughter, Kim, although, personally, I wouldn't have bothered. Kim is so irritating. Kim is so excitable and such a pampered flouncer to boot. 'Bryan, ' I'd have said to him if I could, 'you're better...

2008-09-27 00:00:26

The latest high-voltage European-based thriller to come from the Luc Besson stable, Taken, is a trashy action yarn that will please its target audience. Besson, the Nikita auteur, has scripted this Paris-set yarn which stars an unlikely Liam Neeson as a former special forces operative who has taken a dull security job in order to be close to his estranged wife (Famke Janssen) and daughter (Maggie Grace). Against his better judgment, he approves a trip to France for the teenager, where she...

2006-01-13 09:11:25

By Kimberly Speight PASADENA, California (Hollywood Reporter) - Sci Fi Channel is getting into business with Steven Spielberg again by giving the green light to production of a 12-hour miniseries titled "Nine Lives," executives said Thursday. "Nine Lives" will focus on characters who are each grieving over the loss of a loved one and somehow discover how to reunite with them in the afterlife through near-death experiences, Sci Fi executives said during parent company NBC Universal...

2005-10-26 07:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Do you have memories of being abducted by aliens and whisked away in a spaceship? You wouldn't be alone. Several thousand people worldwide claim to have had such close encounters, researchers say. But in a new study, a psychology expert at Goldsmiths College says these experiences are proof of the frailty of the human memory, rather than evidence of life in other galaxies. "Maybe what we're dealing with here is false memories, and not that people are actually being abducted...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.