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'Taken' captures $24.6M, Leads Weekend Box Office
Yahoo & AP ^ | 2/1/09 | Greg Risling

Posted on 02/01/2009 5:46:24 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta

Liam Neeson's CIA thriller "Taken" bumped off "Mall Cop" at the weekend box office, raking in $24.6 million and helping fuel the first $1 billion January in Hollywood history.

"Taken" follows Neeson as a former CIA operative trying to track down a group of kidnappers who want to sell his daughter into the sex slave trade.

"We are thrilled. It's an all-audience movie," said 20th Century Fox distribution executive Bert Livingston.

"When people come out they are going to talk about it. I think it's going to play for a long time."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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'Taken' is a good movie, and I recommend it. (PG-13)

1 posted on 02/01/2009 5:46:24 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Liam Neeson is an underrated actor IMO.


2 posted on 02/01/2009 5:51:19 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvUxdQ4q-Lg

Trailer for ‘Taken’


3 posted on 02/01/2009 5:52:08 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: randomhero97
Liam Neeson is an underrated actor IMO.

I agree. He was excellent.

4 posted on 02/01/2009 5:52:49 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Absolutely!

This movie was amazing, and I love the fact that it was politically incorrect (REALISTIC) regarding the villains.

Amazing movie, and it flowed very well!

Hollywood (for some strange reason) really has their act together this year.

I loved Gran Torino, Defiance, Valkyrie and Taken.

5 posted on 02/01/2009 5:56:46 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: icwhatudo; perfect_rovian_storm; PhiloBedo; amyjane; chuckles; DollyCali; Arizona Carolyn; ...

*Ping


6 posted on 02/01/2009 6:00:31 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Prole

Great movie. This guy made Jack Bauer look like a .... word that I can’t say here. No mercy, no trials...


7 posted on 02/01/2009 6:02:26 PM PST by WatchYourself
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To: WatchYourself
No kidding.

Liam Neeson was in top form.

He wasn't playing around at all.

Loved every minute of it, especially the conclusion to the chase scene outside the airport terminal.

8 posted on 02/01/2009 6:04:36 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Prole

We took my 87 yr old mother who’s in a wheelchair. She usually falls asleep in movies, but she was wide awake in this one! She really liked it.


9 posted on 02/01/2009 6:06:31 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: WatchYourself; Prole

10 posted on 02/01/2009 6:09:18 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Hmmm, we may have to go to the movies this week, sounds like this is worthy, thanks for the ping.


11 posted on 02/01/2009 6:10:35 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Is definitely on my short list.


12 posted on 02/01/2009 6:11:51 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Arizona Carolyn

You’re welcome! We actually had to sit way down in front because the theater was so crowded.


13 posted on 02/01/2009 6:13:35 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Arizona Carolyn

You won’t be sorry, it’s very good.


14 posted on 02/01/2009 6:13:41 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I predict the liberals and pacifists over at MSNBC will be wringing their hands over this movie.


15 posted on 02/01/2009 6:16:32 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

There’s a 5-minute extended trailer on the movie’s Web site:

http://www.takenmovie.com/

Click “Video”, then click “5 Minute Clip.”


16 posted on 02/01/2009 6:26:21 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Thank you


17 posted on 02/01/2009 6:27:16 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta; Eaker; Squantos
This movie was recommended by a FRiend. Between that & the trailers, Eaker & I will be heading to the movie theatre next weekend (last movie we saw in the theatre was Passion of The Christ).
18 posted on 02/01/2009 6:35:06 PM PST by TheMom (What day is it?)
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To: TheMom

I’m sure you’ll have a fun day.


19 posted on 02/01/2009 6:36:40 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Every day with Eaker is a fun day!


20 posted on 02/01/2009 6:38:54 PM PST by TheMom (What day is it?)
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To: TheMom

...:)


21 posted on 02/01/2009 6:40:07 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: TheMom

Moral of the story ....never fook with kids of old retired spooks that retained their specific skills !

You will enjoy this !!


22 posted on 02/01/2009 6:51:50 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: randomhero97; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Gamecock; F15Eagle

But not as good as Jon Voight. :-)


23 posted on 02/01/2009 6:53:01 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Squantos

Hmmm . . . wonder who is scarier – an old retired spook or a really pissed off mom?

Thanks for the recommendation.


24 posted on 02/01/2009 6:56:14 PM PST by TheMom (What day is it?)
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To: TheMom

In the movies case .....the spook. In your case ya win !

You’ll like it.....just keep Eeeeek away from 16 penny nails and jumper cables for a while after he gets home.


25 posted on 02/01/2009 7:00:11 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Well hell - there goes our sex life! ;-0


26 posted on 02/01/2009 7:04:32 PM PST by TheMom (What day is it?)
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To: TheMom

Soon as I hit post I said .......this’ll be good.


27 posted on 02/01/2009 7:05:39 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Prole

I thought is was down with transporter. Gran Torino was far superior as was defiance. Nilsen was good but the movie was low caliber.


28 posted on 02/01/2009 7:17:21 PM PST by colormeread
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To: Prole

Zed’s dead?


29 posted on 02/01/2009 7:55:36 PM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: Commander in The Effort Against Culturally-Influenced Misbehavior.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

The poster of the year.


30 posted on 02/01/2009 8:12:49 PM PST by max americana
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Aslan kicks a**, again!


31 posted on 02/01/2009 8:16:12 PM PST by rabidralph (Obama is the McNabb of politics.)
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To: max americana

Could very well be...


32 posted on 02/01/2009 8:16:24 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: rabidralph

Yes, and what a fun ride...


33 posted on 02/01/2009 8:18:24 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

>> ‘Taken’ is a good movie, and I recommend it. (PG-13)

Good. If it reviews well here, it’s worth seeing.


34 posted on 02/01/2009 8:22:14 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I saw this movie a few months ago in Costa Rica. It is a great action movie.


35 posted on 02/01/2009 8:23:59 PM PST by diverg
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

He is my favorite actor. My computer wallpaper is Neeson in a kilt in Rob Roy.


36 posted on 02/01/2009 8:24:19 PM PST by marsh2
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To: Gene Eric
Good. If it reviews well here, it’s worth seeing.

I also heard about it here, which is why I went to see it.

37 posted on 02/01/2009 8:33:08 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: diverg
I saw this movie a few months ago in Costa Rica. It is a great action movie.

Practically non-stop...

38 posted on 02/01/2009 8:34:18 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: marsh2

39 posted on 02/01/2009 8:36:43 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: an amused spectator
The way that foot chase ended was great.

SMASH!!!!!!!!!!

40 posted on 02/01/2009 8:43:40 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta; All
Thanks for the ping! MSNBC compared this movie to the (KKK) "Birth of a Nation" film and said the "Bushies" will love it.

No Liberal themes or overtones AT ALL
No F bombs or nudity-just violence.
Hero is the dad.
"Enhanced interrogation techniques" are used
Bad guys are slimy French, Albanians, and Arabs.
Idiot is the liberal mom who lets her daughter go to Europe following U2 in concert because "all the kids are doing it"

You will love this movie! (Go see it just to piss off MSNBC)

Already made 67 million over seas before this 20+ million opening in US.

41 posted on 02/01/2009 9:34:42 PM PST by icwhatudo (Still a proud member of the VRWC)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

That’s the one -sigh


42 posted on 02/01/2009 11:42:03 PM PST by marsh2
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To: icwhatudo

After we saw it on Sat, I told my brother to go. He actually did go yesterday, and he liked it too.

It reminded me of movies I grew up with in the 50’s where the good guy killed the bad guys and won!


43 posted on 02/02/2009 5:02:34 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Steelfish; BlessedMom92; SeekAndFind; rvoitier; iowamark; Halfmanhalfamazing; Trajan88; STARWISE; ..

*Movie ping


44 posted on 02/02/2009 5:11:12 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

45 posted on 02/02/2009 5:19:32 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

You don’t want to do something like that to a former CIA operative.


46 posted on 02/02/2009 5:22:21 AM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Okay, now I really want to see this.


47 posted on 02/02/2009 5:29:21 AM PST by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: wastedyears

especially Liam Neeson.....


48 posted on 02/02/2009 5:36:24 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Publius804; Jakarta ex-pat; NutCrackerBoy; Cincinna

*Ping


49 posted on 02/02/2009 5:44:47 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Thanks for PING! Great movie, I’ve been trying to get my teenage daughter to see it. She’s wise to it...”Dad, I know it’s a story about bad things happening to girls....”


50 posted on 02/02/2009 5:53:58 AM PST by PhiloBedo (I won't be happy until Jet-A is less than $2.00 a gallon)
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