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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Walhberg visits 'Extra' studios at Universal Studios Hollywood - Universal City, California, United States - Friday 3rd June 2016

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg greets fans and signs autographs at Extra in Universal Studios at Universal Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 3rd June 2016

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Heidi Klum, Leni Samuel , Mark Wahlberg - Heidi Klum takes her children to a soccer game in Brentwood and bumps into actor Mark Wahlberg. - Brentwood, California, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg attends The Northern Trust Open Golf Tournament. - Pacific Palisades, California, United States - Wednesday 17th February 2016

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg leaves Bristol Farms at Bristol Farms - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 20th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg takes his two eldest kids, Michael and Ella Rae Wahlberg, to a movie at The Grove - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 18th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg , Denzel Washington - Celebrities at the Lakers Game. The Houston Rockets defeats the Los Angeles Lakers by the final score of 107-87 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 17th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - New York premiere of 'Daddy's Home' at AMC Lincoln Square - Arrivals at AMC Lincoln Sqaure Theater - New York, United States - Sunday 13th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - New York premiere of 'DADDY'S HOME' held at AMC Lincoln Square - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 13th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - UK film premiere of 'Daddy's Home' at Vue West End - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg , Will Ferrell - 'Daddy's Home' - U.K. Premiere - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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Will Ferrell , Mark Wahlberg - The UK premiere of 'Daddy's Home' held at the Vue West End - Arrivals at Vue West End - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Actors Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell arriving at their London hotel following a guest appearance on 'Good Morning Britain'. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg leaves his son's soccer game with his family. As Mark gets to his car he takes his shoes off and asks the photographers to give the shoes to someone who needs them, and gets into the car shoeless. at Brentwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 5th December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg shopping at Bristol Farms at Bristol Farms - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st December 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg shopping at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills at Bristol Farms - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th November 2015

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Will Ferrell Thrown Out Of Basketball Stadium


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Actor and funny-man Will Ferrell got thrown out of a basketball game after nailing a cheerleader with a ball. This wasn’t some disgraceful public meltdown, though: Ferrell had surprised New Orleans fans during half-time by shooting part of his new film Daddy’s Home, which also stars Mark Wahlberg.

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Will Ferrell shot a scene from upcoming Daddy's Home during halftime in New Orleans

Wahlberg was also courtside on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center, home of the New Orleans Pelicans who were playing host to a game against Los Angeles Lakers. Ferrell shot a scene that required him to drunkenly attempt a half-court shot and miss, wiping out an unsuspecting cheerleader in the process.

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The Gambler Review


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With a strangely simplistic screenplay by William Monahan (The Departed), director Rupert Wyatt and his cast struggle to dig beneath the surface in a meaningful way. Mark Wahlberg does what he can in the lead role as a self-destructive gambling addict, but since he's never remotely likeable it's impossible to care what happens to him. It's decently made, but without strong characters or a resonant message the movie ultimately feels like a vanity project that's gone wrong somewhere along the way.

Wahlberg plays Jim, a swaggering university professor who torments his brightest student Amy (Larson) in front of the whole class. But she knows that he's also unable to pass a blackjack table without losing a small fortune. And it's probably money he owes to someone. Indeed, he's accruing such severe debts to a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) that he turns to his millionaire mother (Jessica Lange) for help, knowing that if she gives him the cash he'll gamble it away before settling his accounts. So he also turns to tough loan shark Frank (John Goodman), who stresses to Jim the importance of paying up and getting out of the betting world for good. But Jim seems incapable of even a shred of self-control.

It's virtually impossible to connect with a character this one-sided. Aside from his literary intelligence, there's nothing remotely redeeming about Jim, so it's difficult to escape the feeling that he's getting just what he deserves. And it gets worse when he starts romancing Amy, a nubile girl barely half his age. Wahlberg never plays Jim as anything but an unapologetic loser who has orchestrated his own misfortune. So why should we care what happens to him? At least the side characters interject a bit of complexity, most notably Lange and Goodman, who command the entire film with just a couple of scenes each. The usually terrific Larson barely registers in an underwritten role that makes very little logical sense.

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Mark Wahlberg Praises 'The Gambler' Remake


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Remaking and rebooting older films is the bread and butter of modern Hollywood. Once in a while, a filmmaker decides to approach a previously known work in order to retell the story in a different way or look at the same themes from a different angle. Sometimes, this approach will land a screenwriter with a serious prize, as William Monahan discovered when he adapted Hong Kong's 'Infernal Affairs' into 'The Departed' and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Mark Wahlberg in 'The Gambler'

Monahan has returned to write the screenplay for a remake of 1974's 'The Gambler', and lead actor Mark Wahlberg (who also starred in 'The Departed'), couldn't have more praise for the writer. "I mean, I was a really huge fan of the original" said Wahlberg, "but I felt that Bill Monahan did a really amazing job of bringing something different to it."

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'Entourage' Movie Finally Sees The Light Of Day [Trailer And Pictures]


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Cameo appearances can make for some of the greatest moments in movies. Remember seeing Alice Cooper in 'Wayne's World'? Stan Lee in 'Mall Rats'? Mike Tyson in 'The Hangover'? Or, possibly the greatest cameo of all time, Bill Murray in 'Zombieland'? Well, for a show set in and around Hollywood, based on the exploits of rapper/actor/executive producer Mark Wahlberg, it was understandable why HBO's 'Entourage' has more than its fair share of A-list cameos.

'Entourage' is set to hit US theatres on 5th June, 2015.
'Entourage' is set to hit US theatres on 5th June, 2015.

Over the course of its seven-year runtime, 'Entourage' racked up a very impressive list of cameo performances, including Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Hefner, Peter Dinklage, James Cameron, Seth Green, Snoop Dogg, Peter Jackson - you get the idea. There were an awful lot of people getting involved in 'Entourage', so it stands to reason that when the trailer for the feature adaptation launched, people were eagerly looking to see who would be making an appearance outside of the main cast.

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'The Gambler' Is Not Worth The Risk On Christmas Day


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Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you really, really like gambling than Mark Wahlberg's remake of James Caan's slick drama The Gambler may satisfy your Christmas appetite, but even then, this one's a bit of a mess.

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Wahlberg plays Jim Bennett, a risk taker and a former English professor who plays high-stakes games. Wahlberg bets it all when he borrows from a terrifying gangster (Michael K. Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. However, always one step ahead, Benett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Jessica Lange). 

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Mark Wahlberg Wants A One-On-One Meeting With Assault Victim


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Mark Wahlberg's criminal past resurfaced last week after he filed for a petition on November 28th to seek a pardon for a felony assault charge stemming from 1988, for which he served three months in prison. And now the Hollywood star wants to offer an apology to his victim.

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Wahlberg wants to meet the man he viciously assaulted

The incident occurred when Wahlberg was only 16 years-old, he was arrested for assaulting man his Dorchester, Mass., neighbourhood while attempting a robbery outside a convenience store. While under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the young Wahlberg attempted to steal two cases of liquor from the victim, hitting him over the head with a stick and then punching a second man as he escaped from police.

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Mark Wahlberg Opens Up About Pardon Request On 1988 Felony Assault Charge


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Since news broke that Mark Wahlberg filed for a petition on November 28th to seek a pardon for a felony assault charge stemming from 1988, for which he served three months in prison, many have criticised the actor for trying to erase this crime from his record.

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Wahlberg says his pardon isn't about "waving that magic wand" 

The incident occurred when Wahlberg was only 16 years-old, he was arrested for assaulting man his Dorchester, Mass., neighbourhood while attempting a robbery outside a convenience store. While under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the young Wahlberg attempted to steal two cases of liquor from the victim, hitting him over the head with a stick and then punching a second man as he escaped from police.

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'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Wants To Win Oscar For Best Picture


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It currently boasts just 18% on Rotten Tomatoes and is ranked the worst film in one of the most critically derided franchises of all time, but Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction is campaigning to win Best Picture at the Oscars in February.

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Studio bosses at Paramount hope to see Age of Extinction competing in 12 separate categories (mainly in the technicals , though also in Best Picture and Best Director).  

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Mark Wahlberg Talks Losing 60 Pounds For 'The Gambler' Role


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As well as being known as a Hollywood star, and for his brief rap career, Mark Wahlberg has always boasted a muscular physique, but the 43 year-old actor lost an alarming amount of weight and looked like a shadow of his former self in 'The Gambler.'

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Wahlberg lost a staggering 60 pounds for his role as Jim Bennett, an English professor by day and a high-stakes gambler by night, in the upcoming thriller, and at the AFI Fest premiere of the film in Hollywood on Monday (Nov 10th), he revealed why he had to be "as thin as possible."

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Can Mark Wahlberg Finally Reach Oscar Glory In The Gambler?


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Despite the fact that Mark Wahlberg reportedly lost a staggering 60 pounds for his role in the new film, The Gambler, he could gain a few back in the shape of a golden statue if the Oscar rumour mills are anything to go by.

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His new film, due out on December, 19, is directed by Rupert Wyatt who oversaw the reboot of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Wyatt, in turn, is dealing with a script written by William Monahan, who penned the Academy Award winning, The Departed.

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Mark Wahlberg Is 'The Six Billion Dollar Man' (Adjusted, Due To Inflation)


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Mark Wahlberg is teaming up with Lone Survivor director Peter Berg for a feature-length version of the 1970s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man - inflated to The Six BILLION Dollar Man for a modern audience. 

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Wahlberg will play Steve Austin, former astronaut who, after a horrific plane crash, is saved by doctors and fitted with bionic replacements for both legs, his right arm and left eye. Austin suddenly becomes a force to be reckoned with and begins work as a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence. 

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Video - Mark Wahlberg And Amanda Seyfried Film A Scene For 'Ted 2'


Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried appear to do take after take of a particularly tense scene while filming for Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2' in New York. They are also seen talking to crew and the physical prop used for the titular bear can be seen getting carried across the set.

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Is Mark Wahlberg Boycotting His Brother Donnie's Wedding Because He Dislikes Jenny McCarthy?


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Mark Wahlberg is reportedly missing his brother Donnie's wedding, and some reports are claiming it's because the Transformers actor isn't a fan of his future sister-in-law, Jenny McCarthy. Donnie and McCarthy are due to be married today (Saturday 30th August) but Mark and his wife Rhea Durham are missing the festivities as their daughter's birthday party is on the same day.

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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg (L) and Rhea Durham and Mark Wahlberg (R) are rumoured to not be as close as McCarthy claims.

Read More: Jenny McCarthy Blasts "Crazy" Rumours She Criticised Cousin Melissa McCarthy's Weight.

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Michael Bay "Passing On The Transformers Baton" - But Does Anybody Want It?


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Michael Bay, the action movie director who scored a hit over the weekend with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, says he will hand over the baton to other filmmakers for new Transformers movies. The latest movie in the franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, will likely be the highest grossing film of 2014 and is currently the 9th highest grossing picture of all time.

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With Mark Wahlberg now leading the cast, Bay has acknowledged that "there's a lot that's unexplored" in the Transformers world, though says he will hand over to another director. In a feature in USA Today, the paper said the filmmaker  "believes he will pass the baton for future Transformer movies to a new director while he turns his focus elsewhere."

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Copyright Lawsuit Questions The Originality Of Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" Character


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Seth Macfarlane – frat guy favorite and walking controversy generator – is now involved in an intellectual property lawsuit over his 2012 hit, Ted. A Cali-based production company, called Bengal Mangle Productionsis suing MacFarlane, claiming that its 2008 screenplay Acting School Academy featured a raunchy teddy named Charlie. Like Ted, Charlie lives in a "human, adult world with all human friends. Charlie has a penchant for drinking, smoking, prostitutes, and is a generally vulgar yet humorous character," the lawsuit states. It also claims that the two fictional characters reside and similar environments (both spend substantial amounts of time on a living room sofa) and behave in a similar manner, including their speech and delivery. The suit was filed this past Tuesday and names producer and distributor Universal Studios and MacFarlane’s own production company Fuzzy Door Productions, along with MacFarlane himself. The suit alleges copyright infringement and seeks unspecified damages.

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The lawsuit is unlikely to affect the Ted 2 project in any significant way.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Review


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With each film in the Transformer saga, Michael Bay makes it clear that all he's interested in are massive metallic special effects bashing into each other and usually exploding. Because otherwise this is a vacuous thriller without any characters to speak of, no sense of plot coherence and an appallingly simplistic sense of geography. There's plenty in this franchise to enjoy (just watch the original 2007 film again), but Bay takes everything so seriously that only die-hard fans will have any fun this time.

The story picks up five years after the cataclysmic Transformers' battle in Chicago, as Texas inventor and overprotective single dad Cade (Mark Wahlberg) builds gadgets in his rural barn, oblivious to the fact that his 17-year-old daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz) is secretly seeing 20-year-old Shane (Jack Reynor). Luckily, Shane is a race driver, so he's handy to have around when black ops agents commanded by shadowy CIA director Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) raid Cade's farm looking for an old truck that turns out to actually be Optimus Prime in hiding. This sparks a return to Chicago for more mayhem, followed by a hop to Beijing and Hong Kong, where Optimus Prime and a handful of remaining good-guy Autobots take on the villainous Lockdown. Helped of course by Cade, Tessa and Shane, plus billionaire inventor Joshua (Stanley Tucci).

The new gimmick this time is dinosaurs, building on a prologue showing the real reason they went extinct. This comes back in the climactic battle in the form of Dinobots, ancient Transformers that will have fanboys squirming in their seats with joy while everyone else yawns and looks at their watches, astounded that Bay has somehow managed to stretch this paper-thin story out over nearly three hours of metal-on-metal chaos. As in the earlier films, the action is quite literally cartoonish, purely animated mayhem that's not easy to decipher. At least the humans help keep it vaguely approachable, as they provide running commentary in their dialogue and bounce through the air like plastic action figures who never get hurt.

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‘Tammy’ Proves No Match For ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ At 4th Of July Box Office


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Melissa McCarthy’s road-trip comedy Tammy, has failed to topple the mighty Transformers: Age of Extinction at the US Independence Day box office.

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The Michael Bay directed blockbuster, which has earned negative reviews from critics, grossed $10.6 million at the US box office on Friday, while McCarthy’s Tammy only managed $6.4 million. So far this summer, Transformers: Age of Extinction is the only movie to hold the number one spot at the stateside box office for two weeks straight.

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"Older & Wiser" Mark Wahlberg Wants To Set Good Example To Young Actors


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Mark Wahlberg has four children and stars as a father in Transformers: Age of Extinction and he certainly seems to be channelling his paternal role whilst on set. In a recent interview with the Mirror, Wahlberg described how he wants to set a "good example" for the rest of the cast and crew whilst filming.

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Mark Wahlberg with his wife Rhea Durham and three of their four children at the Transformers: Age of Extinction premiere.

The 43-year-old actor explained that now he is "getting older" he wants to be able to deal with the importance of image in Hollywood in a different way. Wahlberg said it was important to portray a father figure and "embrace" his age as "if Hollywood has its way," the female role in Transformers would be altered from his daughter to a romantic interest.

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"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" Holding Tight In US AND Chinese Box Office Lists


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When the Transformers: Age of Extinction production team set the story in China, with Chinese actors, and banked on an overseas release, they were clearly making a focused effort to appeal to loyal fans of the franchise in the country. It paid off in the very first week, with the film’s Chinese release vastly outpacing the American one.

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How does Michael Bay keep finding an audience for these things?

According to China Media Group, via CRI, Transformers: Age of Extinction has made $134 million in its first five days of hitting the big screen in China. Meanwhile, its first week in the US has registered just $121 million. Still a success for Universal, but these numbers seem like the herald of a cultural shift, at least with regard to movie sales. The film debuted with a $100+ million weekend in the US and, despite a projected 60% drop rate for the second weekend, it is expected to hold on to the top spot at the box office this coming three day period, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Is Rubbish, But Just How Much Money Can It Make?


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It’s been a mixed week for Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg and Transformers: Age of Extinction. First off, weak reviews emanated from the press, threatening to derail the bandwagon that had, until then, been moving pretty steadily.

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Of course, studios will happily ignore reviews if the box if good, and Age of Extinction seems to be making up for that poor critical reception with cold, hard, countable cash - $312,642,664 of it to be exact. 

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'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' May Be Bad, But It's Making A Ton Of Money


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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' has claimed over $100 million in North American ticket sales alone for its opening weekend. Paramount Pictures said on Monday that Michael Bay's big budget epic sold $100,038,390 of tickets in the U.S and Canada from its debut Thursday through Sunday.

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If you haven't checked out the reviews yet: the latest Transformers movie bombed with the critics. It holds just 16% on Rotten Tomatoes after a slew of reviews.

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Bound For Extinction? When Will Michael Bay Stop Making Transformers Movies?


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Let's talk about Transformers: Age of Extinction. It begins after an epic battle left a great city torn apart. It has a shiny new cast including Mark Wahlberg. Optimus Prime is back. It's billed as an "incredible adventure". It's not very good. It has 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. Everyone hates it.

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"The movie's crammed with useless nuts and bolts, the storytelling equivalent of a mechanic who lifts the hood of your car and says, "That's everything, fix it yourself."" said Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly.

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With 18%, 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Looks Another Dud For Michael Bay


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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' has been criticised in reviews ahead of its US release on Friday (27th June). The action is excessive and there is nothing remotely original about the fourth in the hugely successful franchise. 

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The film, directed by Michael Bay, stars Mark Wahlberg (Ted), Stanley Tucci (Devil Wears Prada), Kelsey Grammer (Fraser) and Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel). Age of Extinction continues on from Dark of the Moon in which we saw Chicago ravaged by the Autobots and Decepticons. Four years later, a group of ambitious business men have started to use the alien technology to create weapons. In the meantime transformers, whether Autobots or Decepticons, are being hunted down by the CIA. 

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Time For "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" To Prove Its Metal With Early Release In China


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Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in Hong Kong today, after months of anticipation. Since the previous movies of the franchise performed so well on the Chinese market (which is now the second biggest film market in the world), Paramount Pictures are expecting to gain a sizeable advantage on release weekend, thanks to the early release in Hong Kong. Transformers will open in theatres worldwide one day later.

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Clever marketing and strong ties to China are likely to give Transformers an edge on the market.

Age of Extinction has been courting the sizeable Chinese audience since its conception, hense it has a built-in advantage on the local market. It was shot in Hong Kong and three mainland cities including scenes at the Great Wall. Chinese actress Li Bingbing was cast in the film, and four smaller parts were filled by actors chosen from a Chinese TV reality show.

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'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' First Reviews: Another No-Go?


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The release of Transformers: Age of Extinction is just days away in the USA, meaning fans of Michael Bay's franchise will soon be gingerly heading back into cinemas once more to see whether the new movie lives up to the hype.

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Critics Haven't Trashed 'Transformers 4' But It Seems That, Like Its Predecessors, It's A Pretty Flawed Film.

After kicking off with 2007's Transformers, the (nevertheless commercially successful) franchise has suffered a decline in ratings with Bay's direction consistently caught in the crosshairs. In other words, there's a lot riding on film four, not least the filmmaker's reputation as he bows out of the sci-fi action movie series.

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A Week In Movies: The Fault In Our Stars Hits London, Transformers Bows In Hong Kong, New Trailers For Washington, Daniels, Carrey And More


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Fans lined the streets outside London's May Fair Hotel to glimpse the cast of the teen hit The Fault in Our Stars as they attended a special gala screening in advance of the film's opening in Britain this weekend. Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Laura Dern chatted to the fans as they attended the event along with Greg Wise and Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams. Read our The Fault in Our Stars review here.

Meanwhile in Hong Kong, cast and crew turned out for a rain-soaked world premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction, including director Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing. The Imagine Dragons did a live performance as part of the film's celebrations. Mark Wahlberg and his Transformers: Age Of Extinction castmates had to brave monsoon conditions for the world premiere of the action film in Hong Kong on Thursday (19Jun14).

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer


Taking place after the events of 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon', we see a new part of the Transformers story in 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' where the human race must rebuild from a great battle between the Autobots and Sentinel Prime. However a new evil force is at hand attempting to change history, which will send Earth into a new crisis. New human friends will help Optimus Prime and the Autobots face their most difficult task yet, on an amazing journey around the planet that will decide who will win between good and evil. 

'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' will see a new live action cast featuring Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Nicola Peltz as Cade's daughter Tessa Yeager, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T.J. Miller, Jack Reynor and Titus Welliver. Peter Cullen will once again voice Optimus Prime.

Michael Bay reprised his role as director for this instalment of the franchise. The film is written by Ehren Kruger, who wrote the previous two Transformers films 'Revenge Of The Fallen' and 'Dark Of The Moon'. 'Age Of Extinction' also has the same producers as the previous three films Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce.

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New Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer: "This Isn't War - It's Human Extinction" [Trailer + Pictures]


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As anticipation for Michael Bay’s latest Transformers mega-popcorn super movie reaches new heights, a new trailer featuring heavy emphasis on all-out Transformer v Decepticons with thrown in dinobots warfare. But as the trailer warns us: “This isn’t war – it’s human extinction”.

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Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, TJ Miller, Sophia Myles and up-and-coming Irish actor Jack Reynor all star in a new cast marking a fresh new direction for the film.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction - Trailer


Following the destruction caused by Optimus Prime's benign Autobots and, their nemeses, the evil Decepticons led by Megatron, the US government have decided to sever ties with the Autobots in a bid to reclaim their crumbling world. After a while, it seemed that they had indeed disappeared completely but Cade Yeager, a struggling inventor who is desperate to put his daughter Tessa through college, is about to make a discovery that would change his life forever when he uncovers the unusual metal properties of the new vehicle he has bought. It isn't long before the government and the Decepticons are swooping in on Cade's home, demanding to know where he is hiding Optimus Prime; America wants to destroy the living machines despite the Autobots past help, and the Decepticons simply want to destroy everything. If the humans want to survive, their old friends may be their only hope.

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The Kids' Choice Awards 2014: So, Who Got Slimed?


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Jennifer Lawrence and pop group One Direction were among the big winners at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. Selena Gomez, Robert Downey Jr and Ariana Grande were also honored at Nickelodeon's annual awards show, at which 'unslimable' host Mark Wahlberg met his match.

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Lawrence scooped two of the major awards - for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was named Favorite Movie.

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One Direction & Jennifer Lawrence Receive Top Awards At Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards


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Pharrell and Kaley Cuoco did not manage to avoid the slime at this year's Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. The awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, were held yesterday night (29th March) at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.

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One Direction won the awards for Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song.

Music wise, One Direction did incredibly well gaining the awards for Favourite Song with 'Story of My Life' and Favourite Music Group. Whilst, in the solo category, Justin Timberlake received took home the award for Favourite Male Singer and Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer. Gomez was seemingly delighted with the award and tweeted thanking her fans for voting for her, adding a picture of her after the awards grinning broadly.

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Fault In Our Stars' Shailene Woodley And Ansel Elgort To Present At MTV Awards


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Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort have been announced to be two of the awards presenters at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. TheThe Fault In Our Stars co-stars will join other A-listers, including Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, to celebrate a fabulous year in film.

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Shailene Woodley Will Be Presenting An Award At The MTV Movie Awards This Year.

Before they head to the stage to present the award, the details of which are currently unknown, the MTV audience will be treated to exclusive scene from their soon-to-be-released romance during the 2014 Movie Awards Pre-Show, starting at 8:30pm, according to MTV News.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Trailer


It's been four years since the disastrous conflict between the benevolent Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, and the evil Decepticons, led by Megatron. Now, it appears that the US government is no longer willing to work alongside the Autobots and instead long for Earth to be reclaimed by mankind. Cade Yeager is an inventor who is struggling to find the money to get his daughter Tessa through college, but he's about to make the breakthrough of a lifetime when he discovers that a vehicle he has newly purchased is made from no ordinary metal. On realising that he is housing Optimus Prime in his workshop, the government and the Decepticons are quick to attack, though when it becomes clear that Megatron is still hellbent on taken over Earth, he must band together with Optimus to save themselves and everybody else on the planet from total extinction.

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"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" Trailer - Explosions, Mark Wahlberg, More Explosions


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Shia LaBeouf may have been replaced from the Transformers franchise, but all that matters is that Michael Bay is staying, as he reminded us with the flashiest, most-explotion filled trailer of forever. The new installment, now starring Mark Wahlberg, has a trailer as of yesterday and in case viewers ever miss the hint of a coherent story that Bay’s flicks have been lacking from the beginning, there are a lot of explosions and loud music to distract them from those shortcomings.

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It seems like Michael Bay got almost free reign with the budget on his final installment.

Written by Ehren Kruger and directed by Bay, the new film sees Mark Wahlberg, playing a mechanic named Cade Yeagar, join the series about warring tribes of alien robots with a propensity for causing massive destruction here on planet Earth. To be fair, it’s only a teaser trailer, so there is plenty of time to reveal more of the story.

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Mila Kunis Is Out, Amanda Seyfried Is In For Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'


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Seth Macfarlane is replacing Mila Kunis with Amanda Seyfried as the female lead in Ted 2. According to Deadline, Kunis will either appear in a small role in the sequel or not appear at all. Apparently there’s no bad blood between Kunis and Macfarlane. The casting change was just a creative decision and Kunis continues to provide the voice of Meg Griffin on MacFarlane’s longrunning Family Guy.

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Kunis [l] is out, to be replaced with Amanda Seyfried [r].

There might be some dramatic twist coming in the Ted sequel, if Kunis’ character Lori Collins is no longer in the picture. At the end of Ted Lori married Mark Wahlberg's John Bennett, so there must be some shakeup in the story – either between the two movies or at the beginning of the second one. The rest of the primary cast – Mark Wahlberg and MacFarlane himself as the voice of the foul-mouthed teddy bear – are, of course, reprising their roles.

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Debbie Wahlberg Remembered In Wahlberg Family Reality TV Show


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Debbie Wahlberg, the sister of brothers Mark Wahlberg, Paul and Donnie who died in 2003, was remembered in last night's premiere episode of Wahlburgers - the new reality show that centers around the boys' burger bar in Boston.

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The three famous brothers were seen looking over family photographs in the premiere, while Paul spoke briefly about his sister, who died on the same day that Mark became a father for the first time. Deborah tragically died at the age of 43 after reportedly suffering a heart attack while being treated for kidney stones - meanwhile, across the country, Mark was celebrating the birth of his baby girl Ella Rae. 

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Mark Wahlberg's Lone Survivor Shoots Down Disney's Frozen From Box Office Peak [Trailer]


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Lone Survivor has triumphed in its first weekend of release to rise to the top of the US and Canadian box office. The war movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg, has defied critics in topping the weekend's movie theaters, dislodging the No.1 place stalwart Frozen and earning $38.5 million, exceeding the $26 million prediction.

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Mark Wahlberg's New Movie Has Shot To The Top Of The North American Box Office.

Based on a memoir written by Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, the movie opened on a crowded weekend that launched other eagerly anticipated films such as Her and The Legend of Hercules. The film accomplished the impressive task of dethroning Frozen, a film that saw off competition from Anchorman 2, The Hobbit 2 and American Hustle.

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Mark Wahlberg Jokingly Threatens One Direction's Harry Styles, "I'm Going To Punch Harry In The Nose" [Video]


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Mark Wahlberg has a problem with British boy band One Direction and one member in particular.

The 42 year-old has decided to attack the 'Story of My Life' singers because his daughters, Ella and Grace, prefer to talk about Harry Styles rather than daddy's movie career.

Wahlberg discussed his new hate for the former X-Factor contestant's while appearing on Conan O'Brien's talk-show on Thursday night (Jan 9th).

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Mark Wahlberg: "I'm Gonna Punch Harry Styles When I See Him"


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Michael Wahlberg appeared on Conan on Thursday night (9th January) and discussed his secret hated of One Direction! The 42-year-old actor told host Conan O'Brien how he wanted to punch Harry Styles as his young children were obsessed with him. 

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Mark Wahlberg wants to punch Harry Styles.

He explained how his two daughters, Ella (aged 10) and Grace (aged 4), absolutely adore the lead singer of the British pop group. The Ted actor imitated his daughter, saying "My 4-year-old's going 'Daddy, I like Harry.' And I'm like, 'Well I'm gonna punch Harry in the nose when I see him.'" 

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Lone Survivor Review


Very Good

The title kind of gives away the ending of this harrowing true story, which is worth a look despite its tendency to exaggerate the heroics. But it's also an unusually well-made military thriller that throws us right into the middle of the chaos with visceral filmmaking. And it's impossible to miss the point that these men rely on each other every moment of every day: they certainly can't survive alone.

The events take place in 2005 Afghanistan, where a Navy Seal team is sent into the mountains to find a feared Taliban leader (Azami). These men are like brothers, with Marcus (Wahlberg) leading Mike, Matt and Danny (Kitsch, Foster and Hirsch), under the command of Erik (Bana) back at the base. As they head out on their mission, everything goes to plan until they run into a group of innocent goatherds. Letting them go will compromise their mission, but it's clearly the right thing to do. And this decision sparks an escalating situation that seems increasingly hopeless.

From the very start, we know these Seals aren't normal soldiers: they undergo especially gruelling training and then bond tightly as colleagues, relying on their ruggedness, tenacity and camaraderie. Which of course allows writer-director Berg to portray them as superheroes. This is a problem, because it reduces the Afghans to faceless, murderous villains, at least until the much more complex final act in which an entire village risks its life to save an injured American soldier. And this strikingly moving sequence is the one we remember much more than the chest-pounding patriotism.

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