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'Unknown' Blu-Ray Is Unexceptional

July 6th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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The next title on this week's list is the Liam Neeson thriller Unknown, which also arrives from Warner Home Video in a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. Here's my review.

The Movie

One of my friends jokingly remarked that we might be starting a whole genre of films where an angry Liam Neeson gets revenge on and/or beats up people, not unlike the Mel Gibson of such movies like Payback. After seeing Unknown I think he was right - and at least to me, Neeson is a much more interesting actor to watch than Gibson. Having said that, Unknown basically boils down to a basic thriller, if an ambitious one...
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Check Out 'Unknown' On Blu-ray, DVD & Download June 21

June 18th, 2011 7:17am EDT
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Liam Neeson headlines the thriller "Unknown" about a prominent doctor on a business trip to Germany when he awakens from a coma to find that another man has stolen his identity and taken over his life.

Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson) has just arrived in Berlin to deliver an important presentation when he realizes that his briefcase has gone missing, and leaves his wife, Elizabeth (January Jones), at their hotel to try and retrieve it. During his cab ride back to the airport, however, a serious car accident lands Dr. Harris in the hospital, where he lies in a coma for four days. Upon awakening, ...
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Rango Lassoes Top Spot at Box Office

March 6th, 2011 10:57pm EST
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Rango roped in the top spot at the weekend box office, according to Box Office Mojo.

The animated film, which reteamed Johnny Depp with Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski, grossed an estimated $38 million in its first weekend.

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The adult thriller The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon, came in at No. 2 with an opening weekend tally of $20.9 million. Fellow new release, Beastly, earned...

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'Gnomeo & Juliet' Beats 'Hall Pass' At The Box Office

February 28th, 2011 8:16am EST
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Animated Disney film "Gnomeo & Juliet" has surprised movie experts by triumphing over Owen Wilson's new comedy "Hall Pass" to top the box office chart in its third week of release.

The 3D family favorite, which is based on the Shakespeare tale and features music by Elton John, climbed to number one with takings of $14.2 million, boosting its total gross in the U.S. to $75.1 million.

"Hall Pass," directed by the Farrelly Brothers, debuted in second place with $13.4 million, while Liam Neeson's former chart-topper "Unknown" fell to three.

Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" is in fourth posi...
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'Unknown' Surprisingly Tops Weekend Box Office

February 21st, 2011 8:38am EST
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Liam Neeson's thriller "Unknown" has shocked movie industry experts by beating action film "I Am Number Four" to the top of the box office.

The closely contested race ended with Neeson's new film, in which he plays a botanist who ceases to exist in the eyes of his family and colleagues after a car crash, scoring a $21.8 million opening weekend - $2 million more than second-placed "I Am Number Four," which stars "Glee's" Dianna Agron and Brit Alex Pettyfer.

"Unknown" beat most projections by $3 million.

Animated comedy "Gnomeo & Juliet" was just behind in third with $19.4 million, taking ...
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'Two Jews on Film' Review: 'Unknown' - Only one Finds This Thriller Thrilling (Video)

February 18th, 2011 10:18am EST
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What if you know deep down, who you really were, but couldn't prove it? And what if someone else - someone you didn't know- claimed to be you and everyone believed him? That is the dilemma Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) faces in the film 'Unknown'.

Dr. Martin Harris, a botanist, arrives with his wife, Liz (January Jones) at the Hotel Adion in Berlin for a biotechnology summit. When Martin realizes that his briefcase was left behind at the airport, he grabs a cab and rushes back to retrieve it. But fate has other plans for our doc. En route, there's a terrible accident and the taxi, th...
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Kim Kardashian's White Coat & Leather Pants - Hot Or Not?

February 17th, 2011 2:00pm EST
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Kim Kardashian showed up to the "Unknown" Los Angeles premiere last night wearing a loose, white tunic coat and leather pants. What do you think of her look?

The reality star spent the evening with her mother Kris Jenner while boyfriend Kris Humphries was nowhere in sight. She also spent Valentine's Day solo while the New Jersey Nets player was working.

Meanwhile, Kim's sister Kourtney has dismissed "crazy" reports she's engaged to wed boyfriend Scott Disick, insisting a recent magazine "exclusive" is completely fabricated.

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January Jones Opts For Odd Hairstyle At 'Unknown' Premiere

February 17th, 2011 9:33am EST
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We're huge fans of "Mad Men" star January Jones, but we're not fans of her look at the "Unknown" premiere. Should we file this under "What was she thinking?"

In the film, Liam Neeson stars as Dr. Martin Harris, a tourist visiting Berlin with his wife (Jones) when a serious car accident lands him in the hospital, unconscious. Upon awakening, Martin finds every relic of his identity erased, with every connection to his name, job, and even his marriage seemingly erased.

Facing total denial from all authorities, Martin finds himself fighting against practically everyone to prove who he is, ho...
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Quentin Tarantino Didn't Believe That Diane Kruger is German

February 16th, 2011 7:30pm EST
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Diane Kruger nearly lost the role as German actress/traitor Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds because director Quentin Tarantino didn't believe she was really German.

The sultry blonde is also featured in the March issue of GQ (on newsstands nationwide Feb. 22) and explains that the director needed alot of convincing to get him to cast her in the role.

"I basically had to fly to Germany and show him my passport," the sexy star says.

Kruger is set to star alongside Liam Neeson in the new stolen-identity thrillerUnknown, which opens nationwide this Friday (Feb. 18). She plays...
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Liam Neeson Has A New Lease On Life At 58

February 16th, 2011 10:32am EST
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Liam Neeson stars in another new action movie opening this weekend. In Unknown he plays a man in Berlin who finds himself replaced after an automobile accident. He has to fight his way to the truth, which is a new trend for Neeson.

“I seem to have gotten a new lease on life since this Taken movie was successful,” he said. “At the age of 58, it’s great to get that kind of an action hero.”

Neeson has a very particular set of skills that make him equipped to rise to the occasion each movie demands. “I was a kid when I boxed. I started when I was 9, and I finished when I was 17 or so, competi...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'I Am Number Four,' 'Unkown' & More

February 14th, 2011 10:39am EST
I am Number Four
The latest Best Picture Oscar nominee I've had the chance to watch is “The King's Speech,” starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. This period piece, which takes place in the 1930s leading into World War II, follows the soon-to-be crowned King George VI (Colin Firth), a man who suffers from a stammer.

George's speech impediment severely limits him in the numerous public speaking engagements he must attend, and leaves him without confidence as a leader. When traditional speech therapy fails him, his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) seeks out the unorthodox Li...
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Filming 'Unknown' Underwater Scenes Was Terrifying For Liam Neeson

February 8th, 2011 9:00am EST
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Liam Neeson struggled with underwater scenes in new thriller "Unknown" because he's a poor swimmer.

The Irish star tells WENN he's never been comfortable in or around water and he was dreading filming a stunt scene in his new movie, in which his character has to escape from the back of a sinking taxi.

He says, "It was very, very scary. I worked with a stuntman in a tank and a swimming pool to get used to it. I'm not a very strong swimmer. I came to water late. I learned to swim at the age of 20.

"There were lots of days where we would just meet in the swimming pool and I'd put my head si...
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Diane Kruger's Pastel Pink Chanel Couture Dress - Thumbs Up Or Down?

January 29th, 2011 12:00pm EST
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Diane Kruger attended the Gala de la Mode Sidaction 2011 in a dazzling pink off-the-shoulder dress. The event benefitted the fight against AIDS and was held last night at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris.

What do you think of the Chanel couture dress?

Diane stars in the upcoming film "Unknown" opposite Liam Neeson. A man (Neeson) wakes up from a coma while on a business trip to Europe only to find that some other man has taken his identity and stepped into his life.

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