Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington team up in this preposterous, yet fun heist/buddy movie.
It’s chock full of unbelievable and outright silly plot points, yet the charisma and camaraderie on display make it an enjoyable effort.
Ok, everyone, here we go! The second half of the Summer slate for 2013! There’s plenty of big movies in store, and of course, a handful of DOAs.
Click through to check out the second half of this Summer!
Tags: 2 Guns, 300: Rise of an Empire, Aaron Johnson, Adam Sandler, AJ Bowen, Al Pacino, Alan Cumming, Alexandra Daddario, Alice Braga, Allison Janney, Amanda Peet, Amber Heard, Andy Samberg, Anthony Head, Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Armie Hammer, Aubrey Plaza, Barry Pepper, Bill Hader, Bill Paxton, Brad Garrett, Brendan Gleeson, Brent Musburger, Bruce Willis, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Cheri Oteri, Chloe Grace Moretz, Chris Renaud, Chris Rock, Christina Ricci, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke, Clark Gregg, Connie Britton, Dane Cook, David Spade, Denzel Washington, Despicable Me 2, Diego Luna, Donald Glover, Ed Helms, Edgar Wright, Edward James Olmos, Elysium, Emma Roberts, Eva Green, Fred Armisen, Gabriel Iglesias, Gary Oldman, George Lopez, Gore Verbinski, Grown Ups 2, Guillermo del Toro, Hank Azaria, Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman, Idris Elba, James Badge Dale, James Frain, James Hong, James Mangold, James Marsden, James Wan, Jared Harris, Jason Sudeikis, Jeff Bridges, Jemima West, Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Jim Rash, Jodie Foster, Joey King, John Cleese, John Leguizamo, John Malkovich, Johnny Depp, Jonathan Winters, Josh Holloway, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julian McMahon, Karl Urban, Katy Perry, Ken Jeong, Kevin Bacon, Kevin James, Kick-Ass 2, Kristen Wiig, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lena Headey, Liam Hemsworth, Lili Taylor, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Luis Guzman, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Matt Damon, Maya Rudolph, Michael Peña, Michelle Rodriguez, Nathan Fillion, Neal McDonough, Neil Patrick Harris, Neill Blomkamp, Nick Frost, Nick Offerman, Nicolas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives, Pacific Rim, Paranoia, Patrick Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Paula Patton, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Planes, Priyanka Chopra, R.I.P.D., Rachel Bilson, RED 2, Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Jenkins, Rob Corddry, Rob Paulsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Ron Livingston, Ron Perlman, Russell Brand, Ruth Wilson, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L Jackson, Scott Porter, Sharlto Copley, Simon Pegg, Snoop Dogg, Sofía Vergara, Stacy Keach, Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, Steve Coogan, Taylor Lautner, Teri Hatcher, The Conjuring, The Lone Ranger, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Smurfs 2, The To Do List, The Way Way Back, The Wolverine, The World's End, Tim Gunn, Tom Wilkinson, Toni Collette, Turbo, Val Kilmer, Vera Farmiga, We're the Millers, Will Yun Lee, Willem Dafoe, William Fichtner, You're Next, Yvette Nicole Brown
Based on an unbelieveable, appalling
true story, “Pain & Gain” is a tale of three meat-headed bodybuilders who kidnap and torture a local businessman until he agrees to sign over all of his assets. Even more shockingly, they almost get away with it.
In Bay’s hands, it becomes an indictment of the American dream, especially the obsession with strength, size, status and success. He’s the perfect director to make a bigger, stronger, dumber movie about big, strong, dumb men who want it all and are willing to go to any lengths to get it.
Tags: Anthony Mackie, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris, Entertainment, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Bay, Movie, Movie Review, Movie Reviews, Movies, Pain & Gain, Review, Reviews, Tony Shalhoub
YES! We made it through the Winter Movie Season, where Hollywood unloads their junk on us, and now we’re headed into the Spring!
Spring is a time for mini-blockbusters, and movies that Hollywood hopes will have decent runs. Last year, “The Hunger Games” was released in March, for example, and we all saw how well that did!
Click through to see all the movies that this Spring Season has to offer!
Tags: 42, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Abigail Spencer, Admission, Adrianne Palicki, Alan Arkin, Alan Tudyk, Amanda Seyfried, Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Niccol, Anthony Mackie, Antoine Fuqua, Ashley Bell, Ashley Benson, Ashley Judd, Ashley Tisdale, Ashton Kutcher, Audrina Patridge, Ben Barnes, Ben Mendelsohn, Bill Cobbs, Bill Nighy, Brad Anderson, Brad Beyer, Bradley Cooper, Brandy Norwood, Brian Helgeland, Bruce Campbell, Bruce Greenwood, Bruce Willis, Bryan Singer Nicholas Hoult, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Keener, Chadwick Boseman, Channing Tatum, Charlie Sheen, Chris Sanders, Christine Ebersole, Christopher Meloni, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Colin Farrell, Dane DeHaan, Daniel Booko, Darius Marder (screenplay); Ryan Gosling, David Duchovny, David Otunga, Derek Cianfrance (director/screenplay); Ben Coccio, Dermot Mulroney, Diane Keaton, Diane Kruger, Dominic Cooper, Don Scardino, Dustin Ybarra, Dwayne Johnson, Dylan McDermott, Ed Gass-Donnelly, Ed Harris, Eleanor Tomlinson, Elizabeth Blackmore, Ella Joyce, Emma Stone, Erica Ash, Eva Mendes, Evil Dead, Ewan McGregor, Fede Alvarez, François Chau, Frances Fisher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Gerard Butler, Gillian Jacobs, Gloria Reuben, Halle Berry, Hamish Linklater, Harmony Korine, Harrison Ford, Heather Locklear, Ian McShane, J.K. Simmons, Jack the Giant Slayer, Jacki Weaver, Jake Abel, James Franco, James Gandolfini, James Woods, Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Jim Carrey, jOBS, Joey King, Jon Chu, Jon Lucas, Jonathan Keltz, Jonathan Pryce, Joseph Kosinski, Josh Gad, Joshua Michael Stern, Jurnee Smollett, Justin Chon, Justin Zackham, Kate Walsh, Katherine Heigl, Ken Jeong, Kendra Wilkinson, Kim Kardashian, Kirk DeMicco, Lance Gross, Lily Tomlin, Lindsay Lohan, Lou Taylor Pucci, Lukas Haas, Malcolm D. Lee, Mark Wahlberg, Matthew Goode, Matthew Modine, Max Irons, Melissa Leo, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Bay, Michael Eklund, Michael Imperioli, Michael Sheen, Michelle Williams, Mike Tyson, Mila Kunis, Miles Teller, Molly Shannon, Morgan Freeman, Morris Chestnut, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Niels Arden Oplev, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Noomi Rapace, Oblivion, Olga Kurylenko, Olivia Wilde, Olympus Has Fallen, Oz the Great and Powerful, Pain & Gain, Park Chan-wook, Paul Rudd, Paul Weitz, Phantom, Rachel Korine, Rachel Weisz, Radha Mitchell, Ray Liotta, Ray Park, Ray Stevenson, Rebel Wilson, Rob Corddry, Robbie Jones, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Rose Byrne, Ryan Merriman, Ryan Reynolds, RZA, Sam Raimi, Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Wright, Scary Movie 5, Scott Moore, Sean Patrick Flanery, Selena Gomez, Shiloh Fernandez, Skylar Astin, Spring, Spring Breakers, Spring Movies, Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, Stoker, Susan Sarandon, T. R. Knight, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Terrence Howard, Terry Crews, The Big Wedding, The Call, The Croods, The Host, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Last Exorcism Part II, The Place Beyond the Pines, Tina Fey, Toby Huss, Todd Robinson, Tom Cruise, Tony Cox, Tony Shalhoub, Topher Grace, Tyler Perry, Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Williams, Wade Barret, Wallace Shawn, Walton Goggins, William Fichtner, William Hurt, Zach Braff
Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe square off as a fallen ex-cop and a corrupt mayor in this tale of political intrigue, suspense and conspiracy.
Except without the political intrigue, suspense and conspiracy.
Tags: Barry Pepper, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Entertainment, Jeffrey Wright, Kyle Chandler, Mark Wahlberg, Movie, Movie Review, Movie Reviews, Movies, Review, Reviews, Russell Crowe
Ok, boys and girls. The Holiday Season is over… and the Spring Season, full of mini Blockbusters, is still months away.
Between now and then lies Hollywood’s dumping ground. The Hollywood fields lie fallow in the winter, bearing little quality product. It’s the two months of the year we need to “Get through”. While January typically offers some limited releases from the prior year going wide, there’s typically little else to get excited over.
Will this year be different? Are there any movies to get excited about these next two months? Let’s take a look at the release slate and see what we’ve got!
Tags: 2013 Winter Movie Preview, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, A Good Day to Die Hard, A Haunted House, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Alanna Ubach, Alden Ehrenreich, Alexandra Daddario, Alice Englert, Amanda Peet, Amaury Nolasco, Analeigh Tipton, Anna Faris, Anne Vyalitsyna, Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Barry Pepper, Beautiful Creatures, Benjamin Bratt, Bill Burr, Bill Murray, Bobby Cannavale, Brendan Fraser, Brian Van Holt, Broken City, Bruce Willis, Bullet to the Head, Cal Brunker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Channing Tatum, Charlie Sheen, Chloe Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Christian Slater, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christopher Walken, Clark Duke, Clifton Collins, Cobie Smulders, Cole Hauser, Cory Hardrict, Craig Robinson, Dakota Goyo, Dan Yeager, Dark Skies, Dave Franco, David Costabile, David Koechner, David Lyons, Dwayne Johnson, Elizabeth Banks, Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Escape from Planet Earth, Essence Atkins, Fisher Stevens, Gangster Squad, Genesis Rodriguez, George Lopez, Gerald Butler, Giovanni Ribisi, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Identity Thief, J.B. Smoove, J.K. Simmons, Jack McBrayer, Jai Courtney, Jamie Noel, Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Jason Mamoa, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Statham, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Irons, Jessica Alba, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, John Malkovich, John Moore, Jon Favreau, Jon Seda, Josh Brolin, Josh Duhamel, Josh Hamilton, Jr., Jude Law, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Hough, Justin Long, Kate Bosworth, Kate Winslet, Katheryn Winnick, Keri Russell, Kieran Culkin, Kristen Bell, Kyle Chandler, Kyle Gallner, Lasse Hallström, Leslie Bibb, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Mama, Mark Margolis, Mark Wahlberg, Marlon Wayans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mary-Charles Jones, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Chiklis, Michael Peña, Michael Tiddes, Mike Pniewski, Mimi Kirkland, Mireille Enos, Naomi Watts, Nicholas Hoult, Nick Nolte, Nick Swardson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Noah Lomax, Parker, Patricia Arquette, Patrick Warburton, Paul Reubens, Ric Roman Waugh, Richard Gere, Richard LaGravenese, Rob Corddry, Robert Patrick, Roman Coppola, Rooney Mara, Ruben Fleischer, Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Safe Haven, Sala Baker, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Shahi, Scott Eastwood, Scott Stewart, Sean Penn, Seann William Scott, Sebastian Koch, Seth Gordon, Side Effects, Snitch, Sofía Vergara, Stand Up Guys, Steven Soderbergh, Sung Kang, Susan Sarandon, Sylvester Stallone, Tania Raymonde, Taylor Hackford, Teresa Palmer, Terrence Howard, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Thomas Mann, Tony Shalhoub, Trey Songz, Uma Thurman, Vinessa Shaw, Viola Davis, Wade Williams, Walter Hill, Warm Bodies, Wendell Pierce, William Shatner, Yuliya Snigir
When a young boy who’s lonely for a friend makes a wish that his teddy bear was really alive, his wish magically comes true. And while that’s a magical, sweet, incredible thing for a
young boy… no one anticipated how things would be a couple of decades down the road. Ted would wind up being an unemployed, middle-aged foul-mouthed teddy bear with substance abuse problems. Which is bad enough in and of itself, but it’s also causing issues for the now grown-up boy.
An attachment to a teddy bear has a way of holding a man back in life.
“Ted” is vulgar, fun, and funny. The central “joke” of a foul-mouthed living Teddy Bear may wear a little thin by the end of the film, but it still has a lot of very funny moments and filth to spare. Easy to recommend for fans of partying humor everywhere.
Tags: Entertainment, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Movie, Movie Review, Movie Reviews, Movies, Review, Reviews, Seth MacFarlane, Ted
(You can find
Part I here and Part II here)
By 2008, I had completely soured on M Night. “The Lady in the Water” was that bad. I honestly had no expectations of him any more, and no anticipation of his future projects. If he was atop my favorite working directors list in 2002, he was nowhere near it in 2008.
Which is why I was surprised
when trailers for his next film, “The Happening” were intriguing. It was apocalyptic looking and moody, and features that great shot he got of bodies falling through the air.
What if “The Lady in the Water” were an aberration? I mean, you take that movie out, and the guy’s filmography was awesome. Three great flicks and one ok one. So maybe he just had one wild idea and he whiffed on it. I mean, even if it sucked, it was still…. unique. What if now he was pissed off over being called a hack, and this movie was his return to form? With a vengeance?
Oh my God no. No, no, no. LOL.
Tags: Bruce Willis, Devil, Haley Joel Osment, Hollywood Mysteries, Jaden Smith, Joaquin Phoenix, M Night Shyamalan, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L Jackson, Signs, The Happening, The Lady in the Water, The Last Airbender, The Sixth Sense, The Village, Toni Collette, Unbreakable, Will Smith, Zooey Deschanel
(If you missed
Part I: The Rise, it’s here.)
In the summer of 2004, M Night Shyamalan was the hottest Director in the World. His name was selling tickets to the extent where the
promo poster for that summer’s “The Village” has essentially NOTHING on it except his name. “M Night Shyamalan’s The Village”, some wooden planks, a stripe of paint. In those days, that was all his movies would need. It opened with a $50 million dollar weekend.
A funny thing happened though.
It wasn’t any good.
Tags: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Hollywood Mysteries, Joaquin Phoenix, M Night Shymalan, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L Jackson, Signs, The Happening, The Lady in the Water, The Last Airbender, The Sixth Sense, The Village, Toni Collette, Unbreakable, Zooey Deschanel