So here is my review of Run All Night.
Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman’s new movie.
I liked it!
As a bit of a Joel Kinnaman fangirl there’s no suprise there!
If you liked the Taken movies then you’ll like Run All Night.
It doesn’t quite have the atmosphere of the first two Taken movies but is better than the third one.
Liam Neeson is still fighting for his family in this one, namely Joel Kinnaman as his son Michael.
The difference though is that in the Taken movies he was a good guy fighting for his family.
In Run All Night he is fighting the demons of his past and is not the kind of guy you really want in your life.
Michael finds it very hard to accept him and his help and the film battles with getting that Father son connection back before it’s too late.
I have to say that I was very impressed with Joel and I’m trying desperately not to be biased here.
Joel hit my radar after Robocop last year.
A film I loved but Joel spent the best part of the movie in a Tin Man suit being very…. well… robotic!
I managed to see him in some of his Swedish films with subtitles.
Easy Money and In Your Veins are brilliant films!
His other English speaking films have been very small parts and didn’t really showcase his talents at all.
The only other English speaking thing I’ve seen him in was ‘The Killing’, a TV series that ran for 4 years.
His character, Stephen Holder is one of the best detectives ever brought to the small screen.
The Johan Falk series of Swedish films were good and Joel’s character, Frank Wagner, is very ‘Holder’ ish, but in Swedish!!
Now, having seen him in a meaty supporting role next to Liam Neeson and holding his own, I’m a lot happier that people will now see that he has a lot of potential as a leading man a little more often.
I’m hoping that ‘The Bends’ due out next year and starring along side Rosamund Pike, will seal the deal!!
I’m also hoping that ‘Suicide Squad’, also due out next year, will showcase him in a totally different way, as a Superhero, or to be more precise, an ex-supervillain!!
Right, now I just have to wait for ‘Child 44’ next month!
OK, so things have been a little quiet over the last 6 months when it comes to Joel Kinnaman.
Over the last couple of weeks I finally got some news about a couple of films he has in pre-production for release next year.
Both ‘starring roles’
Next month sees the release of ‘Run All Night’ in which Joel plays the son of Liam Neeson in another ‘don’t piss off the geriatric gunman’ outings.
It actually looks pretty good!
Anyway, I had to be up at 06:30 this morning…. on my day off!!
I needed to get Marjorie out of bed and off to school early.
She’s doing Media studies and is currently part of the crew for a dance show.
They are competing against other schools in a ‘Rock Challenge’ today and needed to leave school at 07:30 and won’t be home until nearly midnight!
So, early morning cuppa before tackling some college work and trawing the internet for a little while and what do I find?
New pictures of Joel enjoying some down time with his new girl, Chloe Wattenstrom.
Unfortunately it’s now time for a cold shower because one photo in particular hit my ‘weak spot’.
That spot…. right there…. just behind the ear and down to the nape of the neck!!
And he has such a long neck!!!
OK, time to get my head out of the gutter and think about some actual work.
Well, the day started with all good intentions.
I got some cleaning done.
Got the washing on the go.
Went to collect tickets for an Unlimited showing of Kingsman on Monday evening before a quick trip to Tesco.
That’s where things took a bit of a turn.
I went to Tesco for some fresh bread for the kids school packups and came out with 3D Guardians of the Galaxy!!
Just…. couldn’t…… resist!!
OK, I said, better get some college work done.
I sat at the computer with all good intentions but I just couldn’t get my head into gear.
After an hour of playing around with the same questions and getting nowhere I decided it just wasn’t going to happen today.
So I sat a watched X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Then I started to have a little nose around the internet instead.
I’m so glad I did.
Information and pictures of my man Joel have been a little thin on the ground since he finished promoting Robocop and filming the last season of The Killing early in 2014.
He seems to have taken a break from things for a while to just enjoy life.
Any photos I do find are of him simply enjoying himself with friends.
He received the prestigious Eliason Merit Award from The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles for his ability to successfully raise Sweden’s profile within the arts and entertainment industry back in November 2014.
But I have been waiting with baited breath for a few films he has listed on his IMDB site.
One of them ‘Knight of Cups’ is directed by Terrence malick who is notorious for ‘over’ filming and then cutting the film to it’s final stage and in some cases totally cutting out an entire actors performance!! So I still have no idea if Joel made it to the final cut.
Another one is ‘Child 44’ Starring Tom Hardy.
This one is directed by Daniel Espinosa and as Daniel was responsible for bringing Joel to the States, I’m expecting good things with Joel.
The one I am currently really excited about is ‘Run All Night’ Starring Liam Neeson.
Hot on the heels of his success in the Taken trilogy, Liam Neeson plays an aging hitman who is forced to take on his brutal former boss to protect his estranged son and his family.
Joel plays his son Michael!! and I’ve just seen the Trailer.
I’m expecting this one around April.
After these though, I’m getting a little worried because IMDB are not listing him for any else.
Nothing has been announced.
Nothing is in pre-production.
No TV shows.
With two films completed and one in post production, I would hope to see something else crop up on his IMDB listing pretty soon.
Guess I’ll just have to be patient.