MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Taken 3’ Is A Complete Waste Of Time

Film: Taken 3
Starring: Liam Neeson
Directed by: Olivier Megaton

Seven years after first saving his daughter from an underground prostitution ring, Bryan Mills is back once more with a story that lacks the heart, grit, and fun that previously set the Taken franchise apart.

The setting is Los Angeles, and for the first time since he and his wife were abducted abroad in Taken 2 Bryan Mills is finally living the life he always wanted. He’s close with his daughter, Kim, and he’s managed to remain close with his ex-wife, Lenore. It’s clear the horrors of previous years no …

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy to Screen With Live Orchestral Accompaniment

Sci-fi nerds, rejoice. For the first time ever, Peter Jackson’s entire Lord of the Rings trilogy will be screening in America with live orchestral accompaniment. The Oscar-winning series, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, will see its live debut in New York City at Lincoln Center in April 2015. Mark your calendars.

As the New York Times reports, conductor Ludwig Wicki and the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Howard Shore’s original score live while all three of the epics unfold on the screen behind them. As of right now, there will be two full performances, both of which …

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How To Dress Well Finishes Music Video Trilogy With “Childhood Faith In Love”

R&B neo-crooner How To Dress Well has given us a bit of time to soak up his gorgeous new album, What Is This Heart?since it came out in June. Now he’s coming back, swinging that emotional stick hard until we’ve all cried more than we’re used to. To support the LP, he announced that a trilogy of music videos would be made. Things began with the heartfelt “Repeat Pleasure” where a hospice nurse fell in love with her patient’s grandson, continued in “Face Again” where the couple had to deal with loss, and now comes to …


Plini Announces ‘Sweet Nothings’ EP, Second In Trilogy

The Sydney, Australia-based one-man project known as Plini has announced a new EP, entitled Sweet Nothings, being the follow-up to Other Things, in a trilogy of extended plays.

The new EP will be released for free on October 11 via both Youtube and Plini’s Bandcamp page.

Judging by the excellent material found on Other Things and his new single, “Cloudburst,” which will be featured on Sweet Nothings, we’re very excited to get our hands on this release. Plini’s unique blend of fusion post-rock and progressive metal amongst layers of various instruments makes for one of the …

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‘Star Wars’ Casting Rumor Puts Saoirse Ronan At The Reading Table

Behold! The internet yields yet another Star Wars rumor. Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has supposedly read for a role in the upcoming, long awaited, but possibly not hoped for, Star Wars sequels. With a massive fog of J.J. Abrams related rumors to trudge through, who knows which side of the force these whispers lie. But, Saorise Ronan would be a pretty badass addition to a growing, rumored roster.

With her first round of attention garnered from her role in the 2007 film Atonement, Ronan has gone on to star in The Lovely Bones, Hanna, and is set …


‘Riddick’ Wins Quiet Box Office Weekend

Vin Diesel has carved a unique niche in Hollywood as the guy who stars in larger-than-life, complete suspension of belief films that are high on fun and low on depth. The dialogue in most of his films reads like well thought out tweets, and yet somehow he’s managed to remain one of the biggest box office draws for the past decade. This weekend he put his personal finances on the line when Riddick arrived in theaters, and this morning we learned his gamble has officially paid off.

After The Chronicles Of Riddick failed to live up to the success of …


Liam Neeson Closing Deal To Join ‘Taken 3’ For $20 Million

If there was ever any doubt it’s good to be Liam Neeson, a new story on Deadline this morning should put all naysayers to rest.

Not long after Taken 2 opened last Fall, 20th Century Fox announced plans to move forward with a third film in the franchise, but offered no indication whether or not star Liam Neeson would again return. Neeson was famously cautious to make the sequel in the first place, but eventually gave in (taking a $15 million dollar pay day in the process). Now, according to an article posted just last night, sources close to the …

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James Franco Launches Indiegogo For Upcoming Film Trilogy Project

Before you go and write this off as another instance of somebody who’s made of money turning to the public in search of the funding to put together a project that could easily fund it himself, don’t. James Franco’s recently launched Indiegogo fundraiser for his Palo Alto: Stories collection that hit bookshelves back in mid-2011 is less about himself and more about four NYU directors and charity.

The lofty goal of $500,000 done through a flexible funding campaign doesn’t seem as much once it’s taken into consideration that all of the earnings, whether it’s the complete amount met on deadline …


EXCLUSIVE: Adam Green Teases Releasing ‘Hatchet’ Trilogy As Single Film

The Boston Marathon bombings have brought many fundraising events to the city of Boston, and last night was the biggest to date. Not only was the internationally broadcast “Boston Strong” event taking place at TD Garden, but just down the street myself and over a hundred additional horror fans showed up to support our city at the first-ever Hatchet Marathon, which culminated in the world premiere of Hatchet 3. Director Adam Green and Victory Crowley himself (Kane Hodder) asked that we keep the movie’s secrets under wraps, but we do have one juicy tidbit to share that will surely …


The Weeknd Reveals New Album Title Through Twitter

Abel Tesfaye is making sure that everyone is familiar with his R&B project The Weeknd in 2013.

Yesterday, he took to the social networking website Twitter to reveal his forthcoming album title to follow-up last year’s Trilogy release. The only information to be let go from this announcement was the title Kiss Land in a black box. Stay tuned for further details on The Weeknd’s highly anticipated album Kiss Land right here on Under The Gun Review.

Want to pay an insane amount of money for The Weeknd’s Trilogy on vinyl? The set is going for $200 dollars right here


The Weeknd Announces Limited Vinyl Run Of ‘Trilogy’

Abel Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd has announced details to release a special shipment of his Warner Bros debut, Trilogy, on vinyl. There’s a huge catch though. The price.

The Weeknd’s Trilogy collection includes his three albums, House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence.

According to his webstore, these fine collectables will be going for an astounding price of $199. Each copy is signed and hand-numbered with a limited amount of 500 copies worldwide. After hearing the price are you turned off from purchasing these items?

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RUMOR: Harrison Ford Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode VII

Well now that we have a director confirmed, it’s time for an onslaught of casting rumors. Latino Review (who all things considered is a relatively trustworthy source) has announced that director J.J. Abrams has confirmed Harrison Ford to reprise his role as Han Solo in the next installment in the Stars Wars series.

Now, I know most Star Wars fans are hyperventilating, and I just caught my breath too. But until I hear it directly from Disney themselves, I’m going to take every rumor with a huge grain of salt. However this casting rumor isn’t totally unreasonable. Harrison Ford has …

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