Run All Night

'Pollock' is visually cool, interesting but shallow

Though Ed Harris is a performer who most people would recognize at this point, he’s still not exactly what one thinks of when they think of a “movie star.” While he’s not exactly a “that guy” character actor who constantly shows up playing small roles, he’s not quite a leading man either. He’s more likely to show up in a movie as the guy behind the guy, just one step behind the hero, or even as the villain, someone who’s probably just as essential to a story as the hero but doesn’t get nearly as much of the credit when box office receipts and reviews start rolling in. Harris is more often than not the highlight of every film he appears in, and he has the chiseled looks and piercing eyes of a leading man, but for some reason he’s never quite broken through to that next level of Hollywood where he’s gotten the opportunity to get the big, showy roles and anchor the big, expensive films. Whether that’s because casting agents think that he’s lacking some sort of intangible quality that makes one a star or just that Harris himself prefers to make a living and build a career doing smaller, often more interesting work isn’t clear. But what is clear is that he’s been one of the best actors working regularly over the last few decades, he’s always a welcome name to see pop up on any casting list, and we now have reason to celebrate, as there’s […]


Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson seems intent on making money off his somewhat-newly-minted role as Hollywood’s Only Action Star, as Deadline Hollywood reports that the actor has now signed on to star in the Brad Ingelsby-penned Run All Night. Warner Bros. is also reportedly negotiating with with director Jaume Collet-Sera to helm the project. Neeson and Collet-Sera are currently filming Non-Stop together, that Neeson-as-air-marshal actioner that sounds like a ton of fun, though obviously the merits of the resulting project remain to be seen. The real fly in the ointment? The lackluster Unknown, the pair’s first team up from 2011, which disappointed audiences eager to embrace a post-Taken Neeson. As long as they don’t bring Unknown co-star January Jones on board for Run All Night, we should be just fine. The story of Run All Night seems to be relatively straightforward, so hopefully it’s got some tricks up its sleeve. Neeson will star as “a mob hitman who, in a single night, is forced to take on his former boss. The guy has to protect his son and family, and winds up on the run from the mob and the authorities with his estranged son.” Sounds kind of basic, but fun, and just the type of project that Neeson can make his own.

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published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015

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