Famke Janssen

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  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    Movie Review | Ali | 26th February 2013

    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters bears all the hallmarks of a film that knows entirely how silly it is. For starters, it's called Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. It's produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, the freewheeling comedic spitballers behind Anchorman. Peter Stormare is in it. Crucially, it has a concept so inherently ludicrous – Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) are all grown up and hunt witches with hardware that'd shame Seal Team Six – you'd think it impossible for such a film to lack self-awareness. Why, then, does Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters fumble almost every chance it has to be funny?

  • Liam Neeson dials down threat following Taken 2's 12A rating

    Movie News | Ali | 15th September 2012

    Revenge-fulled violent kidnap torturefest Taken 2 goes for the teen pocket money demographic with a 12A rating. (Full BBFC details here).

  • Taken 2 to feature guns, mourning, torture, extreme air guitar

    Movie News | Ali | 1st September 2012

    If it's anything like its predecessor, Taken 2 will feature lots of shots of Liam Neeson looking pained, plenty of gunplay and more than its fair share of torture. One new addition for the sequel, however, is the inclusion of rockin' out. Let me explain.