Screen Junkies » abduction http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:58:01 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Taylor Lautner To Do More Running And Jumping In ‘Tracers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taylor-lautner-to-do-more-running-and-jumping-in-tracers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/taylor-lautner-to-do-more-running-and-jumping-in-tracers/#comments Mon, 14 May 2012 20:29:09 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248676 We're one step closer to 'Parkour Werewolf: The Film'.

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Abduction, Taylor Lautner’s first foray into action-oriented leading man territory, didn’t yield a profit but he’s getting a second chance to prove he’s good at running around and jumping. Lautner will star in Tracers, a thriller set in the world of parkour.

The story centers around a bike messenger indebted to an organized crime syndicate. His life is forever changed when he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger who inducts him introduces him to parkour. And then I guess he bests the mob by running up walls or driving his bike off a drawbridge or something. Hopefully, he’ll retain his Twilight werewolf powers. There just aren’t enough movies about parkour werewolves. (Deadline)

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Weekend Box Office Report: Still Good To Be The ‘King’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-still-good-to-be-the-king/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-still-good-to-be-the-king/#comments Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:19:25 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229915 Step aside, movies released in the past 15 years.

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Apparently my theory that people will pay a theoretically infinite amount of money to see The Lion King is one step closer to being proven true: The 3D re-release of a nearly 20-year-old movie (holy god, is The Lion King really 17 years old? Man oh man) is the number one film at the box office for a second-straight weekend. Does this mean Disney is going to extend its originally two-week limited engagement? It’s not known for sure, but when have you known Disney to turn down a buck?

Taylor Lautner Still Running, Hiding In Second 'Abduction' Trailer

Anyway, The Lion King managed to hold onto the top spot even though it had the much-buzzed-about Moneyball and Abduction as competition. Of those two, Moneyball did the best, riding an all-star cast to a $20.6 million opening weekend for 2nd place. Abduction didn’t do quite so well, with an $11.2 million opening weekend, putting it in 4th place, right behind Dolphin Tale. The other big movie to open this week, The Killer Elite, made an expendable $9.5 million for fifth place. (The Playlist)

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Lily Collins And 9 Other Hot Rock Star Daughters Who Went On To Act http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/lily-collins-and-9-other-hot-rock-star-daughters-who-went-on-to-act/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/lily-collins-and-9-other-hot-rock-star-daughters-who-went-on-to-act/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:37:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229481 Special thanks to Aerosmith for making some really hot girls...

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We here at Screen Junkies will undoubtedly be dragged along to screenings of Abduction this weekend by the teen girls we “volunteer” with. Luckily, Lily Collins co-stars opposite Taylor Lautner, so the guys will have something to look at as well. Lily began her acting career with roles in 90210, The Blind Side, and Priest, but is also known as the youngest daughter of “rock star” Phil Collins.

That comes as a bit of a surprise given the lack of family resemblance, but acting is actually a popular career path for the hot daughters of rock royalty. This fact is reinforced by the beautiful ladies below.

Liv Tyler

Pops: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

Let’s get the most famous hot rock star daughter out of the way. Liv Tyler spent the first nine years of her life under the belief that she was the daughter of “Hello It’s Me” singer Todd Rundgren. However when she noticed her resemblance to one of Steven Tyler’s hot daughters, the cat was let out of the bag. It wasn’t long before she got to work being really hot professionally in Aerosmith videos, which led to roles in films like Armageddon, the LoTR Trilogy, Jersey Girl, and One Night At McCool’s.

Cosma Shiva Hagen

Moms: Nina Hagen of The Nina Hagen Band

Cosma Shiva received her odd name when her punk rock mom thought she saw a UFO while pregnant. Hagen has shown off her hotness in several German films, but hasn’t expanded her career very much in America. Unless you count her appearance in Speed Racer, which you probably don’t.

Chelsea Tallarico

Pops: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

You might argue that Chelsea Tallarico doesn’t count as an actress given that her only IMDb credit is that of Bystander #1 on an episode of Lizzie McGuire. But let me ask you this; did you actually see her performance in the “Xtreme Xmas” episode of Lizzie McGuire? It was some damn fine bystanding. You really believed she was standing there. Also, she’s gorgeous. Let’s thank God everyday for Steven Tyler’s recessive genes.

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5 Careers Taylor Lautner Should Pursue Besides Acting http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-careers-taylor-lautner-should-pursue-besides-acting/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-careers-taylor-lautner-should-pursue-besides-acting/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:36:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229498 There are so many jobs more fulfilling than "B-list movie star." Just ask my mechanic, Michael Dudikoff.

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I’m not a Taylor Lautner fan. I have never been wronged by the guy. In fact, I don’t even think I’ve ever seen any of his movies. But I’m painfully aware of his presence. I’ve never heard him speak, but should the situation require it, I’m confident I could sketch his abs from memory.

As such, Taylor Lautner has done nothing to my benefit, but occupies a spot in my brain that probably used to hold the quadratic equation or the significance of the Magna Carta or the Battle of Hastings.

God damn you, Lautner. If only you weren’t an actor, I’d have that knowledge back. As such, here are a few jobs I wish Taylor Lautner had instead of “actor.”

Blimp Pilot

Like I said, I have no problem with Lautner, I just think he’s probably not a good actor. For instance, he’s a good-looking guy, but in Hollywood, that and fifty cents will get you a Coke (not coke, mind you, but rather a soda). However, if he held some other job, I might be able to appreciate him a little more.

If I won a trip on the MetLife blimp to get an aerial view of the women’s semifinals at the US Open, I would want to meet the pilot, because when I step into a floating balloon, I like know who’s in charge of my safety. Right then, out of the cabin, Lautner would step around the corner and extend his hand.

“Hi, I’m Taylor Lautner, but please, call me Pilot Taylor.”
“You betcha, Taylor. Thanks for the opportunity this afternoon.”
“Seriously, folks, it’s my pleasure. Is the wife I presume?”

My wife and I would then sit wherever one sits in a blimp and discuss how impressive it is that such a handsome man is a blimp pilot.

Chipmunk Veterinarian

I am keeping it intentionally vague as to whether I mean a vet that treats chipmunks or a general vet that has many chipmunk-like characteristics.

While it would be impressive if he (or anyone, for that matter) was to become a veterinarian, it would be soooo much cooler if he became a veterinarian that exclusively treated chipmunks. Because he so much resembles a chipmunk himself.

Everyone would be all, “I heard that, while in the womb, a small part of his DNA was spliced with chipmunk DNA, and now he feels a kinship to them, so he’s dedicated his life to treating chipmunks to ensure that they have the highest quality of life of any rodent.”

And some other dude would be like, “No, no, no. I heard that he liked chipmunks from a young age and he has spent so much time with them, that he has begun to take on chipmunk characteristics.”

And then the hipster guy in on the conversation would be all, “I was into chipmunks a long time ago, but they’re kinda played out now.”

Kevin Spacey’s Assistant

I’m sure Lautner is very hard-working, so he could complete all the duties required of a personal assistant, but I think the whole time, people would be a little suspect of the arrangement. They’d be all, “Did you see Spacey’s new assistant? What’s his name? Travis? What do you think is going on there? You don’t think…NO! NO WAY!”

And then someone else would be like “Dude. It makes sense. Think about it. When was the last time you saw Kevin Spacey with a date? He took his mom to the Oscars in 1996. I mean, I’m sure the kid makes a good latte and everything, but it’s a little hard to ignore.”

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Abduction http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/abduction/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/abduction/#comments Sat, 17 Sep 2011 23:59:19 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228102 Director: John Singleton Cast: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina Synopsis: A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo...

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Director: John Singleton

Cast: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina

Synopsis: A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Release Date: September 23, 2011

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Taylor Lautner Still Running, Hiding In Second ‘Abduction’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/taylor-lautner-still-running-hiding-in-second-abduction-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/taylor-lautner-still-running-hiding-in-second-abduction-trailer/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:58:25 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=224336 They shot his fake dad!

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post-album postid=”212009″ item=”1″]Poor Taylor Lautner. One day he’s a misunderstood werewolf with chipmunk teeth, the next day he’s finding out that the people that have been raising him aren’t his parents. And to add insult to injury, he still has those chipmunk teeth.

This Abduction trailer has us running and hiding with Lautner as he tries to piece together who those people were and why they’re now dead. It would be dismissive and easy to call this a “Bourne for the Twilight set,” which is exactly why I’m so comfortable calling this film a “Bourne for the Twilight set.”

John Singleton appears to have done a decent job with the action here, which leaves the acting in the very capable hands of Lautner. *Trying hard not to giggle*

 

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What’s Sillier: Taylor Lautner Surfing On A Building Or Sean Penn In A Ladywig? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/whats-sillier-taylor-lautner-surfing-on-a-building-or-sean-penn-in-a-ladywig/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/whats-sillier-taylor-lautner-surfing-on-a-building-or-sean-penn-in-a-ladywig/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:47:12 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217418 New posters for 'Abduction', 'This Must Be The Place', 'Crazy Stupid Love', and 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

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A couple of new posters for you to contemplate before you decide whether or not they are fit for your wall. First, there’s Taylor Lautner surfing on a skyscraper in Abduction. Then there’s Crazy Stupid Love, in which Steve Carell plays a newly-divorced man re-entering the dating scene with some coaching from Ryan Gosling. Then we there’s a creepy poster for the Guillermo del Toro-produced haunted house thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. And then there’s an even creepier poster of Sean Penn dressed a post-punk rocker in This Must Be The Place.

Posters are all below but proceed with caution.

 

It’s like, use the stairs, dude. AND NO RUNNING!! (via Yahoo)

Here Steve Carell gets his first gander at vagina and stares with gape-mouthed wonder. I’m betting it belongs to Julianne Moore or Marisa Tomei. They’ve got a reputation. Or maybe that’s actually Kevin Bacon in front of him. I believe we were all just as surprised when we saw Wild Things. (via Yahoo)

I know that I said no running on the stairs, but… RUN, BITCH! RUN!!! (via Empire)

We laugh but this look could still get him laid in Silverlake. (via Recent Movie Posters)

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Twihards Rejoice For Taylor Lautner’s ‘Abduction’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/twihards-rejoice-for-taylor-lautners-abduction-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/twihards-rejoice-for-taylor-lautners-abduction-trailer/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 02:42:18 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=207022 If you aren't crying with joy and squealing while watching this trailer for Taylor Lautner's 'Abduction', they will kick you out of Team Jacob.

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If you aren’t crying with joy and squealing while watching this trailer for Taylor Lautner‘s Abduction, they will kick you out of Team Jacob. I assume for most Screen Junkies readers, that would be heartbreaking.

Twilight‘s Lautner stars in Abduction, directed by John Singleton, about high school kid who finds out that his parents aren’t really his parents, and then explosions. Suddenly, Lautner is getting tracked down by secret agents and other bad guys who cannot be trusted. But who can be trusted, you guys? All I know is, I hope I never discover that my parents are fakes, so I won’t have to jump off buildings and dodge gunfire. I assume that’s standard protocol.

I do like the company Lautner’s keeping these days, with hot Lily Collins by his side and forever classy Sigourney Weaver to watch his back. Maybe his parents are aliens? Those bitches.

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Lautner In ‘Abduction’: “You’re Not My Real Dad!” http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lautner-in-abduction-youre-not-my-real-dad/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lautner-in-abduction-youre-not-my-real-dad/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:30:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21408 Taylor Lautner doesn't appear to be hurting himself with his post-Twilight role selections.

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Taylor Lautner doesn’t appear to be hurting himself with his post-Twilight role selections. While Fanning has gone all pixie and indie, and even Pattinson is working with Cronenberg, Lautner seems cool with whatever, man. His starring role in Abduction, directed by John Singleton, seems to encapsulate that ethos nicely. Abduction centers around Lautner’s character, who discovers that the adults that have been raising him aren’t his real parents, and escape from them puts his own life in danger. Sounds like that SwimFan/Glass House mashup that no one was clamoring for.

Three stills were released earlier today, which show Lautner alternately running and hiding. No surprises there. With these stills, bask in the glory that is Lautner in Abduction.

Hiding.

Running.

Hiding.

Get excited (?) for Abduction, hitting theaters September 23rd. (Cinema Blend)

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