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By Geeky Gem

This week I thought we would take a break from my Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost  love fest and bring you an all round action movie. Starring the great Liam Neeson. Taken is a brilliant movie and here is way.

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Doing this film propelled Famke Janssen to take action in the real fight against corruption. She now serves as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime.

The martial art style used by Liam Neeson is Nagasu Do. It’s a hybrid martial art style that borrows from Judo, Aikido and Ju Jitsu.

Before any action takes place, Bryan already has scratches to the left side of his face. Hinting at his “spare time” activities.

The curved knife used in the final fight is a karambit. It’s an Indonesian /Malaysian weapon and the finger hole in the handle makes it very difficult to disarm, which was evident in the fight scene.

According to Liam Neeson, he agreed to take this role because he believed that the film was going to be a straight-to-DVD release.

The singer’s name in the movie is Sheerah. In Hebrew, shirah is the feminine form of the word meaning “sing”.

All of Liam Neeson’s character’s ex-agency friends were played by actors who had previous roles in ‘spy’ or ‘cop thriller’ television shows and movies – Jon Gries played a major role in The Pretender, Leland Orser was in both The Pretender and 24, and David Warshofsky has appeared in minor roles in numerous similar shows.

In the film, Katie Cassidy’s character (Amanda) is 19 years old and Maggie Grace’s character (Kim) is 17 years old. In real life, Maggie is 3 years older than Katie.

Former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier Mick Gould trained Liam Neeson in combatives and weapons handling skills to prepare him for the role.

Over the course of the movie, Bryan kills 35 people in order to get to his daughter.

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Movie of the Month – October 2012

By Geeky Gem and @hmsbeefnuts

This has to have been one of my easier picks for movie of the month. I really like Bond movies and I have seen them all, no there is a similar argument between who is your favourite Bond as there is who is favourite Batman. I think all the gentleman that have played the secret agent have been fantastic.

However there is just something I love about Daniel Craig’s Bond that makes me watch Casino Royale over and over again and no it’s not because you see him in tight swimming trunks, although that scene is nice to watch. However I went a bit off track there, any way it has been a few years since Quantum of Solace came out and now Bond is back in Skyfall.

The plot for this movie is still very top-secret but what I can tell you is this Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As always for your veiwing pleasure here is the trailer for Skyfall.

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Well what can I say? Skyfall looks fantastic, and I would have picked that too, but, there is another movie out this month, one with a protagonist with a particular set of skills, skills that guarantee that people are going to get fucked right up. Let me ask you a question, after the events of the brilliant Taken, what gangster in their right mind would seek revenge on Liam Neeson? Did they not watch the first film? Dude went bat shit crazy when they took his daughter. Well I’m not complaining, because this sequel, Taken 2 (Taken Again?), looks just as fun as the original. I expect Liam is kicking himself, because you know the old saying, ‘Take my daughter once, shame on you. Take my daughter twice…shame on me’, so you know Liam is going to be furious about the whole Taken thing again.

Who would win in a fight? Liam Neeson or Daniel Craig? My money is on the big Irish man, years of experience wins the day, although I’m sure Skyfall will win at the box office, there is room for both these guys this month I think. Unusual that we didn’t pick a horror based film too. What will Paranormal Activity 4 be like? I liked 3, and 1 and 2, so I’m not totally dismissing it out of hand, we will have to see. But for now, let Mr Neeson tell you what to watch this October…

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