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The ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ trailer has Dinobots, prominent American flags

The full-length trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction has arrived, promising pretty much the same stuff we got from its three predecessors. Despite jettisoning the cast of the original trilogy and transplanting them with Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor, Age of Extinction looks like business as usual from Michael Bay. The presence of screenwriter Ehren Kruger (who scripted […]

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Trailer Debut: ‘Lone Survivor’

Mark Wahlberg bravely takes on the Taliban (and admits to attending a Coldplay concert) in the trailer for Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor.  Also starring Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch, it was suggested by several pundits that this could have been a late Oscar contender (perhaps the first in Berg’s career). Though […]

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Brie Larson set to join Mark Wahlberg in The Gambler

Brie Larson is in talks to play the female lead opposite Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming remake of The Gambler. According to Deadline, negotiations are in the very early stages. It seems all that Oscar buzz she’s getting for Short Term 12 (in which she plays a foster care worker) is doing great things for […]

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Bullet time – 2 Guns review

By Simon Miraudo October 8, 2013 There are actually 111 guns in 2 Guns, but that sum doesn’t include concealed weapons, so we’ll never really know the truth. This was an independent count, conducted by myself, during a first viewing of Baltasar Kormákur‘s double-cross crime comedy. (I say ‘first’ as if it will be followed […]

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Poster Debut: Transformers 4 – Age of Extinction

The official subtitle of Transformers 4 has been revealed on its very sandy teaser poster. It’s been christened: Age of Extinction. This title – and the general fossilised nature of the one-sheet – seems to confirm those rumours that Dinobots would share the screen with the Autobots and Decepticons this time around. Great news for […]

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The winner takes it all – Pain & Gain review

By Simon Miraudo August 8, 2013 Michael Bay, burdened with glorious purpose, pours his everything into Pain & Gain; the closest thing to an indie-spirited passion project he will likely ever make. It tells the true tale of three bodybuilders who kidnapped a fellow patron of their Sun Gym haunt and tortured him until he […]

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Kelsey Grammer to play villain in Transformers 4

Frasier Crane, friend of the Decepticons. Kelsey Grammer has been cast as the human baddie in Michael Bay’s Transformers 4, Deadline reports. Though details are under wraps, he will reportedly play a “counter intelligence guy” called Harold Attinger. The pic will also feature fellow series newcomers Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Raynor. Scripted […]

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Trailer Debut: 2 Guns

Fans of buddy action films featuring a white cop and a black cop unite! The trailer for 2 Guns was released recently and it looks like a huge amount of fun. The film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two undercover cops who rob a bank together not realising one another’s law enforcement credentials. […]

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Trailer Debut: Pain & Gain (Red Band)

A new trailer for Michael Bay’s (relatively) low budget black comedy Pain & Gain has arrived online. This one shows off its gorier aspects, hence the Red Band. Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in the flick as ‘roided-up gym junkies who get tangled up in a blackmail scheme. It’s based on a fantastically compelling true story […]

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Vote or die – Broken City review

By Simon Miraudo March 5, 2013 Broken City may break new ground when it comes to pioneering cinematic scowls, but that’s the only area where the cast is able to elevate the banal material. Director Allen Hughes (his first time working without brother Albert) and screenwriter Brian Tucker have crafted a truly ho-hum political thriller; […]

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Trailer Debut: Pain & Gain

See Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson in all their brawny glory in the trailer for Michael Bay’s black comedy Pain & Gain. Wahlberg and Johnson star in the flick as ‘roided-up gym junkies who get tangled up in a blackmail scheme. You may not believe it after watching the trailer, but it’s based on a true […]

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Aussie Brenton Thwaites cast in Transformers 4

For those concerned Michael Bay’s fourth Transformers flick wouldn’t have gorgeous teenagers to lust over, calm those nerves! Australian Brenton Thwaites (Home and Away) and Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) have scored plum roles in the feature. According to Twitch, Peltz will play Mark Wahlberg’s daughter in the flick, while Thwaites will appear as her biker boyfriend. Radical! […]

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Poster Debut: Pain & Gain

We’ve got our first look at Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay’s (relatively) low-budget black comedy Pain & Gain in this new poster. The two of them star as ‘roided-up gym junkies who get tangled up in a blackmail scheme. Inspired by a true story, Bay spent just $22 million on the making of the […]

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Mark Wahlberg really will star in Transformers 4

It was rumoured months ago, but Michael Bay denied it. Now, Bay and Paramount Pictures have announced Mark Wahlberg will indeed star in Transformers 4. Wahlberg worked with Bay on his (relatively) small budget black comedy Pain and Gain. It seems the experience was a positive one for the both of them. “Mark is awesome. We had […]

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Mark Wahlberg in talks with Michael Bay for Transformers 4

Mark Wahlberg is in very (very) early talks with Michael Bay regarding Transformers 4, Twitch reports. Twitch notes the preliminary nature of their chats, but the site has been reliable on casting scoops in the past. It was revealed last week that a teenage girl would be the focus of the new instalment, as opposed to Shia […]

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Poster Debut: Pain & Gain

Michael Bay‘s upcoming action-comedy Pain & Gain gets a poster and the fascination continues regarding this mysterious ‘low-budget’ effort from the grand auteur of chaos cinema. For years Bay has spoken of returning to his roots to make a small film and it seems the reality of this bizarre project is getting closer and closer. Pain […]

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Entourage film script close to completion

Entourage creator Doug Ellin is close to completing the script for a feature film version of his hit HBO show, Deadline reports. The real news from that report, however, is that people are apparently bugging Ellin on the street to make the movie: “Everywhere I go, people ask me, ‘Where’s the movie?’” Really? Ellin is under the […]

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Fluff piece – Ted review

Ted  – Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and the voice of Seth MacFarlane. Directed by Seth MacFarlane. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Has it really been 13 years since Family Guy first made its inauspicious debut? Originally axed on account of low ratings, Seth MacFarlane‘s baby was resurrected and is now perhaps the most popular […]

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Adam Sandler replaces Mark Wahlberg in Will Ferrell comedy

Last year it was reported that the stars of The Other Guys – Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg – would reteam for the backyard football comedy Three Mississippi, to be directed by Ferrell’s regular collaborator Adam McKay. Vulture today reports that Wahlberg has had to drop out of the picture due to scheduling issues, and Adam Sandler might […]

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Trailer Debut: Ted

The trailer for Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane‘s feature film debut Ted has arrived online. Though I’m no fan of FG,I find something really appealing about the premise of Ted, which tells of an immature man (Mark Wahlberg), who is still attached to his childhood teddy bear. The bear can talk and carry on a life […]

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Mark Wahlberg wants in on Headhunters remake

Mark Wahlberg is keen to star in the English language adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s crime novel Headhunters. Wahlberg told Shortlist he was a big fan of the recent Norwegian version, going so far to call it “one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time” “I met with the director [Sacha Gervasi] and pleaded with […]

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Anthony Mackie in talks for Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain

Anthony Mackie (Half Nelson, The Hurt Locker) is in negotiations to star opposite Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson in Michael Bay‘s crime caper Pain and Gain. According to Variety, Mackie would play the third lead in the picture. Said to be a relatively smaller budget exercise for Bay – at least, smaller than the presumed budget of his […]

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The Departed screenwriter discusses potential sequel

Martin Scorsese‘s Best Picture winner The Departed is based on the Hong Kong crime classic Infernal Affairs. Considering Infernal Affairs is followed by two sequels, rumours of another instalment of The Departed have lingered since its release in 2006. There has been, of course, one giant obstacle in the way of continuing the saga … (SPOILERS […]

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Trailer Debut: Contraband

The trailer for Mark Wahlberg‘s Contraband has debuted online, featuring Marky Mark as a retired smuggler forced to get back into the game for one. last. job. So, it’s not going to win any awards for originality, but Contraband has a few intriguing elements going for it. Firstly, it’s been helmed by Icelandic director Baltasar […]

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Wahlberg and Hill teaming for Lethal Weapon-style buddy film

After playing opposite Will Ferrell in the buddy comedy The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg is set to join Jonah Hill in what has been described as a Lethal Weapon-style action flick called Good Time Gang. According to The LA Times, Wahlberg and Hill will play “two party-happy mercenaries” who take on a terrorist, only to discover that one […]

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Limitless director taking on Uncharted

Limitless director Neil Burger will take the director’s seat recently vacated by David O. Russell on the adaptation of the video game Uncharted. According to Variety, Burger will write and direct the project for Sony. It is unknown if Mark Wahlberg will still star as hero Drake, considering his close relationship with Russell. Discuss: Still interested […]

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Adam McKay to direct Ferrell and Wahlberg in Three Mississippi

A couple of months back it was revealed that The Other Guys themselves, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, would reteam to star in a backyard football comedy named Turkey Bowl. According to Vulture, TOG director Adam McKay has signed on to helm the film, newly-retitled Three Mississippi. Ferrell and Wahlberg will star as the patriarchs of two […]

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David O. Russell no longer directing Uncharted

Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (The Fighter, Three Kings) will no longer direct the film adaptation of the popular video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. The news comes from Deadline, although no reason for Russell’s exit has been mentioned. It is unknown if frequent Russell collaborator Mark Wahlberg still remains attached to play Drake. Fans of the video […]

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Ferrell and Wahlberg reunite for Turkey Bowl

The Other Guys – Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg – are set to reteam for a new comedy in which they play neighbourhood rivals who face off in an annual football game. According to Deadline, Warner Bros acquired the pitch – tentatively titled Turkey Bowl – from writers Robert Carlock (30 Rock) and Scott Silveri […]

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Sequel to The Fighter in the works?

O.K., it’s not often we discuss throwaway comments made on the red carpet, but this one seemed too good to pass up. At the Academy Awards, Mark Wahlberg revealed to Extra that he is interested in making a sequel to The Fighter. The David O. Russell-directed feature picked up two Oscars at the ceremony, for […]

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