Mark Wahlberg

Deepwater Horizon

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a good disaster movie. I love to see landmarks explode, tidal waves roar through cities, and the earth swallow cars. Deepwater Horizon is indeed a disaster movie. It has all the criteria of a classic popcorn flick, where an everyday guy become heroic as the world goes …

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Patriot’s Day

I remember when the Boston Marathon bombing occurred because my office had a co-worker that was running the race that year. As the headlines splashed across social media, we immediately thought of our friend and his family that were all there to support him. It took a nerve-wracking hour or so to find out that …

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The Fighter

I totally enjoyed watching The Fighter, but walked away from it chewing on all the characters, except, well, the fighter himself. Poor Marky Mark, bless his heart, his limited acting skills, and his excellent abs and eyebrows… His Micky Ward was so overwhelmed on screen at all times, if not in the boxing ring itself, …

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Shooter

Complete the following comparison:Eddie Murphy’s Norbit is to DreamgirlsAs Mark Wahlberg’s ________ is to The Departed Yes, Shooter is right up there with Norbit as a shockingly bad film that almost single-handedly sends its star right back to square one. The only difference is that Mark Wahlberg walked the red carpet at the Oscars with …

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Broken City

After shooting a man involved with the rape and murder of a young inner-city woman, police officer Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is tried for murder. While it’s clear that the man he killed was up to no good in general, there’s little evidence that Taggart had reason to shoot him when he did. Though perilously …

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Pain & Gain

All I can say is, thank goodness that I didn’t see until the END credits that Michael Bay directed Pain & Gain. It totally would have colored the way I looked at the film, because it has been duly noted that I’m not his biggest fan. So, count me surprised that I found this over-the-top …

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