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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 - 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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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg and his wife Rhea Durham watch their son play in a football game - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st November 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg showing his toned torso in a tight t-shirt with Nike "Jumpman" logo for Air Jordan, goes shopping at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hill at Bristol Farms - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 15th November 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg leaving Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills with friends at Bristol Farms - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th November 2015

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Ella Rae Wahlberg, Rhea Durham , Mark Wahlberg - Operation Smile's 2015 Smile Gala at The Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 3rd October 2015

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Mark Wahlberg, Rhea Durham , Ella Wahlberg - 2015 Operation Smile Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 3rd October 2015

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Mark Wahlberg , Vince Papale - World Meeting of Families Film Festival - 'Invincible' - Screening - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Friday 25th September 2015

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Mark Wahlberg, Sharon Pinkenson , Michael Blackson - 'Invincible' Screening at World Meeting of Families Film Festival at Kimmel Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Friday 25th September 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - The Fighter actor Mark Wahlberg leaving Bristol Farms supermarket in Beverly Hills wearing a purple shirt and listening to his cell phone with headphones at Bristol Farms - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 20th September 2015

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Mark Wahlberg , Ella Rae Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg and his daughter Ella Rae Wahlberg pick up red roses at Ralphs market in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 18th September 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Celebrities arrive to watch Taylor Swift in concert at the Staples Center at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 21st August 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg has soup for lunch then poses with fans in Beverly Hills wearing a 'Today I Win' t-shirt at beverly hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015

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Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg poses with fans in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015

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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. 

Age of ExtinctionTransformers Age of Extinction has been panned by critics ahead of its US release today (Friday 27th June). 

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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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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The 10 Worst Films Of 2013


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10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III
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Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to kill him. But the story is wafer-thin, and the film is almost overpoweringly indulgent.
Read more about 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' here

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9. Pain & Gain - Michael Bay's comedy may feature enjoyably offhanded performances from Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, but it's also the year's most offensive movie. Playing a true-life murder for laughs is only the first mistake.
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Read the full review for 'Pain & Gain' here

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After A Year In Court, Tom Cruise Settles With Tabloids On Defamation Lawsuit


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Tom Cuise has settled his defamation lawsuit with InTouch and Life & Style over the accusations that he had abandoned his daughter Suri, published by the tabloids last year. The settlement included a carefully worded apology by the defendants. In it, they claim: “Bauer Publishing, 'In Touch' and 'Life and Style' never intended to communicate that Tom Cruise had cut off all ties and abandoned his daughter Suri and regret if anyone drew that inference from anything they published.”

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Cruise only settled on the condition that the tabloids in question apologise for their statements.

The settlement also states that each side is to pay its own legal fees, according to TMZ. The settlement was originally started by Cruise over accusations that he’d “abandoned” his then six-year-old daughter, following his public divorce from Katie Holmes.

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Mark Wahlberg Admits He Was "Kind Of A D---" To Leonardo DiCaprio


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In news that hasn’t really been relevant for at least two decades, Mark Wahlberg was apparently “a bit of a d**k” to Leonardo Dicaprio back in the 90s. The Pain and Gain star revealed as much in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Wahlberg talked about many things in the interview – finding religion and supporting gay marriage at the same time, his early years in Hollywood and, as part of that – that time he was almost looked over for a part in The Basketball Diaries alongside Leo.

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These two got off on the wrong foot.

 

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Mark Wahlberg Admits He's Getting Silent Treatment From His Mother


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In a surprising statement on 'Live with Kelly & Michael', Mark Wahlberg touches on some family drama revealing that his mother Alma is currently giving him the silent treatment, for reasons as yet unknown.

While Alma Wahlberg is the matriarch of a particularly large and successful family, it seems it's not always easy to get along. 'Lone Survivor' star Mark Wahlberg opened up to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on their chat show about recent conflicts when he was asked if his mother helped him choose his grey suit. 'My mom's not speaking to me right now', he revealed, though didn't elaborate.

In a bid to lighten his mood, Kelly suggested that she may just have her hands full with his seven other siblings, whose careers have been significantly overshadowed by the youngest child's Hollywood breakthrough. 'It's because you're doing well', Kelly insisted. 'The mother always likes the one whose doing least well the most.'

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A Week In Movies: Catching Fire Premieres, Portman Dodges The Paps, Jolie Is Maleficent, Farrell Travels In Time And Wahlberg Is Buzzing


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Hunger Games Catching Fire

The big event this week was the world premiere on Monday night of the new Hunger Games movie Catching Fire, with the entire cast on the red carpet in Leicester Square. Early word on the film has been overwhelmingly positive before it opens worldwide next week. The press have even been seen applauding at screenings. Click here to read why The Hunger Games Catching Fire is leaving fans starving for more [Premiere Pics, Trailer, Movie Stills and More].

New films released in Britain this week include Lee Daniels' star-packed drama The Butler, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's crowd-pleasing writing and directing debut Don Jon, Ridley Scott's A-list thriller The Counsellor and Jude Law in the British crime comedy Dom Hemingway. But will any of these be able to unseat Gravity on the UK box office chart? Click to read our reviews for The ButlerDon JonThe CounsellorDom Hemingway and Gravity.

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Mark Wahlberg: "How F*cking Dare Actors Compare Movies To War!"


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Mark Wahlberg has ridiculed the idea that preparing for war movies is similar to being in real conflict. The actor - who plays a Navy SEAL in his latest movie, Peter Berg's Lone Survivor - was speaking at the premiere of the movie in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 12, 2013).

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Though Wahlberg made no mention of Tom Cruise, his remarks come just a week after the Hollywood star appeared to compare being away from his young daughter for a movie shoot to "serving in Afghanistan."

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Was This Mark Wahlberg's Response To Tom Cruise For Comparing Acting To Tour Of Duty?


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The world premiere of Mark Wahlberg's new marine film 'Lone Survivor' took place on Tuesday (Nov 12th) at the TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. According to The Wrap, the 42 year-old joined the packed audience for a Q&A session after the unveiling of his new movie, and Wahlberg displayed great passion for the armed forces.

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Wahlberg's emotion rant begin with targeting privileged Hollywood actors, "For actors to sit there and talk about 'oh I went to SEAL training'? I don't give a f-ck what you did," Wahlberg said.

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Welcome To Wahlburgers: Mark & Donnie Wahlberg Handed Restaurant-Based Reality Series


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Mark Wahlberg isn't just a one-time pop star-turned-one of the highest paid actors in the world, he also happens to be a restauranteur too. Mark is a part of Wahlburgers, a family-owned and run burger joint based in Hingham, Massachusetts, that will serve as the backing for a new reality series, also titled Wahlburgers.

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Mark [L] and Donnie [R] will both appear throughout the series

With the help of his brother, Donnie Wahlberg, Mark will front the show, which will give a candid look at life within the restaurant business, as well as giving us a closer look at life within the Wahlberg clan. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will feature the two brothers heading back to their native Boston to join forces with their "most talented sibling," Paul, who acts as executive chief of the Wahlberg business.

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Mark And Donnie Wahlberg Will Star In A&E Reality Series


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Mark and Donnie Wahlberg will become the latest stars to have their own reality show.

The upcoming series, on A&E, will see how Hollywood actor Mark copes with his brothers, Donnie and Paul, in running a family owned restaurant.

The show will be called 'Wahlburgers'.

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The 'Entourage' Movie Is Officially GO. Today Is A Good Day.


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Looks like Vinnie Chase, Turtle, Eric, Ari and Johnny Drama are getting the old gang back together. According to Jerry Ferrara, who plays the street-smart Turtle, the Entourage movie is officially a goer despite stories of unrealistic money demands. 

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"I am proud to announce the #Entourage movie is officially a GO! Have to thank @wbpictures  and @HBO for all the support to make this happen!" he tweeted on Monday.

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Mark Wahlberg's Jail Time Changed Him


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Rapper-turned-singer Mark Wahlberg, has opened up about his time in jail and referred to it as a "wake-up call". The actor, who is now 42-years-old, was sentenced to two years in prison at the age of 16 for assaulting a Vietnamese man. While he only served 45 days of the sentence, he admits that it was a harsh punishment which convinced him to set himself on the straight-and-narrow.

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

Explaining the experience and his decision to turn his life around, 'Pain and Gain' star, Wahlberg said that: ''When I went to jail, that was a wake-up call. Over my lifetime I've known a lot of unsavoury characters. I made a lot of mistakes in my own life, too, but thankfully I was able to learn from them. That was quite some time ago."

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Pain & Gain Review


Good

Spirited and very funny, this movie should actually be rather disturbing since it's a true story about torture and murder. But director Michael Bay is so slick with the action and comedy elements that he lulls audiences to sleep, entertaining us with events that really should send chills down our spines. So the movie feels rather tasteless when you begin to think about it.

Wahlberg stars as Daniel, an obsessive bodybuilder in 1990s Miami who works as a personal trainer at a local gym. But he's becoming increasingly annoyed by the fact that his clients are much wealthier than he is. So he convinces his steroid-addicted colleague Adrian (Mackie) to help him kidnap a customer (Shalhoub) and steal his fortune. Realising that they need some help, they enlist born-again ex-con Paul (Johnson) in their plan. But none of them is very smart, and the kidnapping goes badly wrong from the start. Still, they manage to steal quite a lot before a tenacious private detective (Harris) notices something isn't right.

For a story that deals with such intensely serious themes, this is an oddly broad comedy. Bay never even tries to find dark irony here; he just focusses on how stupid these criminals are, convinced that they are as cool as the characters from their favourite movies and eerily unbothered by the fact that they are inflicting pain and even death on people for their own greedy ends. The actors inhabit the roles with a disarming naivete, so we can't help but laugh at their idiotic actions. Wahlberg plays Daniel as a muscle-head so focussed on getting what he wants that he doesn't notice the carnage in his wake; Mackie at least gives Adrian a sense of self-doubt, plus some comical romance (with scene-stealer Wilson); and Johnson has a tricky role as a religious guy with a weakness for drugs and women.

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Justin Bieber Make-A-Wish Hits A Record - 200 Dreams Come True


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The Justin Bieber Make-A-Wish Foundation partnership is proving popular; the young hitmaker has granted 200 separate wishes to sick kids which, considering his escapades over the last few months, is actually welcome news.

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The foundation used Twitter to thank Bieber "for granting so many amazing wishes." - "Hey Beliebers! Join us in congratulating @JustinBieber on his 200th wish & help us grant even more," they said. His 200th wish? Granting an eight-year-old girl - who is suffering from a life threatening liver condition – the gift of marriage. He accepted her proposal and made the Atlanta-born Annalysha Brown-Rafanan a very happy little lady.

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2 Guns Review


Excellent

What looks like a rather standard buddy action comedy is elevated by a smarter-than-normal script, skilful direction and surprisingly offhanded chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg. In addition to the usual action chaos, the film lets big issues gurgle under the surface while refusing to play it safe. For example, the villain here is the US government, rather than some cliched foreign nutcase.

It's set on the US-Mexico border, where smooth operator Bobby (Washington) is working with fast-talking Stig (Wahlberg) to make a deal with the drug kingpin Papi Greco (Olmos). When they decide to rob a local bank to get his attention, the whole situation blows up in their faces. Not only does it emerge that both are undercover federal agents (Bobby with the DEA and Stig with Navy Intelligence), but their bosses (Burke and Marsden, respectively) are unwilling to protect them. Even Bobby's colleague-girlfriend (Patton) can't really help. And now they're being chased by everyone, including Papi and a swaggering killer (Paxton) with connections to the CIA.

The rather crazy plot demands that we pay attention as each of these factions is brought into focus, and it's refreshing to see a big movie that never abandons its own internal logic. Everything does indeed fit together into a larger picture, and since Bobby and Stig are alone in trying to figure it out, we happily go with them. Washington and Wahlberg are having a lot of fun with these characters as they jostle against each other in various displays of messy bravado. Opposite them, Patton has a thankless sexy-female role, but Olmos is quietly fierce, and Paxton steals every scene as a cocky, sneering villain who leaves a trail of destruction in his wake.

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Mark Wahlberg's Wife Dislikes His Sex Scenes


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It isn't particularly shocking to discover that Mark Wahlberg's wife is not particularly happy about the sex scenes he is occasionally called on to film. The actor has stated that he now does whatever he can to avoid having to film such scenes, after his wife, Rhea Durham, voiced her concerns to him. 

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

Durham, who is the mother of Wahlberg's four children (Ella, 9, Michael, 7, Brendan, four and Grace, 3), was happy with her husband's performance in '2 Guns', as he didn't even take his shirt off for the role. Wahlberg talked about his '2 Guns' character, stating ''I love that about him. He's constantly trying to be a ladies' man but he never scores ... And my wife prefers it that way. I prefer to stay away from scenes with me and naked women - it doesn't go down too well. ''

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Weekend Box Office - '2 Guns' Is 2 Powerful For Competition


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As predicted, the big names of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg were enough to draw in the crowds as 2 Guns took the weekend box office crown. A total of $27m changed hands so people could see the action/comedy, while the also-released Smurfs 2 managed a reputable third spot.

Sandwiched in-between was The Wolverine, which lost its top spot to 2 Guns. $21.7m took its total gross to $95m. Including the worldwide market, the Hugh Jackman film has eclipsed its budget, which will please the studio after some pretty scary early reviews.

Talking of scary reviews, The Smurfs shouldn’t be anywhere near the top ten, but a strong existing fanbase and some high profile celeb voices saw the parents and kids roll up for an afternoon of blue action. $18.2m was enough to secure a not-too-embarrassing third place.

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US Weekend Box Office: '2 Guns' Shoots Past 'The Smurfs 2' To No.1


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2 Guns shoots to the top of the US Weekend Box Office grossing, on its opening weekend, over $27 million.

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Denzel Washington at the premiere of 2 Guns at the SVA Theatre, New York.

2 Guns stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. The cast also includes Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden and Edward James Olmos. The film follows a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer on the run after failing to infiltrate a drug cartel.

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A Week In Movies: Red Carpets For 2 Guns And Lovelace, New Glimpses Of Walter Mitty, The Millers And Bad Grandpa


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2 Guns

The stars turned out this week for the world premiere of 2 Guns, the new action movie that teams up Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Both actors were on the red carpet in New York along with the film's Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur and costars including James Marsden and Bill Paxton. Musicians Robin Thicke and 50 Cent also turned up to see the film, which will have its international premiere in London next week.

Video - Mark Wahlberg And Denzel Washington Spotted At 2 Guns World Premiere

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Video - Mark Wahlberg And Denzel Washington Joke Around In '2 Guns' Interview


Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington are interviewed about their new action comedy flick '2 Guns' in which they star as two double-crossed, undercover cops. They talk about the characters' relationship and why is makes such desirable cinematic viewing.

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It's Back To Broadway For Denzel Washington In 'A Raisin In The Sun'


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Like many accomplished actors, Denzel Washington found the stage to be his biggest and most rewarding challenge, so it’s no surprise that he’s heading back to Broadway in the spring for a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play, ‘A Raisin in the Sun.

"It's a marathon, not a sprint," he told CNN of his acting career, specifically on sticking with Hollywood for all these years “I'm just a regular guy. I'm still trying to get better at what I do." A starring role in Fences three years ago saw Washington take home a Tony Award.

"Working with those actors and working with great material, it kind of gave me new energy," Washington added tp CNN of working in theatre. "I'm like, OK, I've gotta rededicate myself and work harder at it." And with such a love for the stage, Washington just can’t keep himself from it.

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Nobody Knows If Wahlberg, Washington's '2 Guns' Is Great, Or Terrible [Trailer]


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Two crooked undercover cops partner up, unknowingly leading investigations on the other. Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington's latest movie 2 Guns has been made at least 20 times in the past. And if it hasn't, then it should have been. But it probably has.

Essentially, 2 Guns is a throwback to the 80s buddy cop comedies, though the adaptation of Steven Grant's book is a little darker. Washington and Wahlberg star as Bobby Trench and Marcus Stigman, who become embroiled in a dangerous war with drug kingpin (Edward James Olmos) whilst investigating each other. 

During an interview with Screen Rant, Washington explained how he wasn't too fussed about the script and simply wanted to work with his pal Wahlberg. Shame it was 2 Guns Wahlberg and and not The Departed, or The Fighter Wahlberg, then.

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'2 Guns' Failures To Fire Up Critics In Early Reviews


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2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, is due to be released on US cinemas on 2nd August. The film sees a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer forced to run following their failed attempt at infiltrating a drug cartel. The film has received less than favourable early critical reviews.

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Denzel Washington at the premiere of 2 Guns in New York.

Many have described the action film as being cliché and lacking in a cohesive plot or particularly strong characters. Keith Uhlich of Time Out New York said the movie "quickly degenerates into boilerplate Hollywood sound and fury, complete with a climactic Mexican stand-off that revolves around a massive, burning pile of money".

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Denzel Washington Struggles To Keep His Weight In Line


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Denzel Washington has admitted that he has difficulty keeping his weight under control, mainly due to his love of ice-cream. The 58-year-old has revealed a strong sweet-tooth, but his real guilty pleasure is Häagen-Dazs, despite its massive calorie count. He attributes his fluctuating weight to the ice-cream.

Related: Chris Pratt In Talks to Join Denzel Washington in 'Magnificent Seven'

Washington appeared on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' on 29th July, 2013, revealing that: ''Actually at one point I got to 247 lbs. I was directing a movie and I was editing the film so I was very nervous about it and I'm in the dark in the editing room for five or six months and I'm just eating.'' Washington is set to appear in '2 GUNS' opposite Mark Wahlberg, for which he had to get back into shape for all of the stunts in the movie. He reveals, however, that there is now quick way to get fit.

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Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence And Kristen Stewart Top Forbes Highest Paid Actresses List


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Angelina Jolie returns to the top of the Forbes highest paid actress list after a three year break since her last big-budget movie.

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Angelina Jolie at the London premiere of World War Z.

That's not to suggest Jolie has been lazing about, quite the contrary, she has written and directed her first film The Land of Blood and Honey; opted for a double mastectomy following the discovery she carries the BRCA1 gene and wrote a New York Times article on her operation. 

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Ben Foster Lined-Up To Play Lance Armstrong In Movie Biopic


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Ben Foster has emerged as the number one candidate to take on the role as Lance Armstrong in the upcoming biopic about the seven-time Tour de France winner who was stripped of his titles in 2012 following an investigation into claims that he had used performance enhancing drugs. According to Deadline, who broke the story, Foster is in the final stages of discussions with the film's bosses, with filming expected to begin as early as fall this year.

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Foster is in 'advanced talks' with studio bosses

The Stephen Frears-directed biopic, which is being penned by Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge, will follow Armstrong from his battle with cancer in the mid-1990's, leading up until his much-publicised fall from grace in 2012 when he was found guilty of using illegal, performance enhancing drugs. Although he denied ever using drugs throughout his career, the disgraced cyclist admitted to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.

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What The Hell Has Happened To M. Night Shyamalan?


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How many chances is M. Night Shyamalan going to get to direct a big-budget movie without making it toe-curlingly horrible? The Indian-American filmmaker proved he had the talent to put together an entertaining narrative with The Sixth Sense, though audiences are still waiting for Shyamalan to recreate that magic. They have been waiting for a long time.

There were flashes of quality in his two efforts after the Bruce Willis horror-drama, Signs and Unbreakable, though both suffered from sequences that bordered on the ridiculous. The dip in form continued with The Village (2004) though reached a terrifying low with Lady in the Water (2006) - or so we thought.

The Happening, starring Zooey Deschanel and Mark Wahlberg, prompted the New Republic to assert, "[A]n astonishment, so idiotic in conception and inept in execution that, after seeing it, one almost wonders whether it was real or imagined," though Shyamalan's career eventually reached its nadir with the infamous Last Airbender (2010) about a 12-year-old boy who provides the last hope of restoring harmony to a land consumed by chaos. "$150,000,000 well wasted. The Last Airbender is an insult to those wanting sophisticated, entertaining or even competent cinema," said Michael Leader of Film4. In his scathing review, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian said, "After the first five seconds, it seems as if you have been watching it for around two-and-a-half hours, and that this time has passed in four-and-a-half days." 

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Is This A Joke? Comedian T.J. Miller Joins Michael Bay's 'Transformers 4'


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American comedian T.J. Miller is joining Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay's Transformers 4, according to industry website The Wrap. The Paramount movie reboots the live-action cast of the franchise, with Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz taking the reins from Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whitely.

Miller will play a blue-collar mechanic who is a long-time friend of Wahlberg's character. The Transformers franchise has been a bit of a joke for a couple of movies now, though Paramount and Michael Bay appear to be making every effort to make the fourth instalment a true return to form. We certainly admire the unusual casting decisions, including the recent acquisition of Kelsey Grammar to play the villain.

Miller is currently shooting Universal and Gold Circle's comedy Search Party and is probably best known for his movies Yogi Bear and She's Out Of My League. 

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Brand New Cast Of Humans And Automatons Set To Revive 'Transformers 4'


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Brace yourselves, the Transformers are coming – and with a complete cast overhaul apparently, as Mark Wahlberg, T.J. Miller and newcomers Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor are all joining the party/giant robot face-off in place of Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and co.. There are also changes in the production team, with Ehren Kruger having written the script and Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing with Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy, The Wrap reports.

But after what seemed like the end of the franchise, Michael Bay will need more than a revamped cast list to get everyone excited for this. Cue the giant robots. The big deal and what most of us go to theatre to see are, of course, the transformers and the studio knows it. That’s probably why photos of two brand new Autobots (well, in car form anyway) have been leaked online to create some hype around the project. The first is a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse, which sources have pegged as the Autobot swordsman Drift. The other is a C7 Corvette Stingray that is most likely the Autobot Slingshot, according to MTV. Clearly, Bay isn’t planning on letting go of the formula, which has served him so well in the past – namely, beautiful actors, a healthy dose of CGI and lots and lots of explosions. And, let’s be honest, nobody can complain about that.

Despite all of the changes, Bay promises that this will not be a reboot, but a sequel to the previous trilogy. "It's not a reboot; that's maybe the wrong word," Bay told the Los Angeles Times. "I don't want to say 'reboot' because then people will think we're doing a 'Spider-Man' and starting from the beginning. We're not. We're taking the story that you've seen — the story we've told in three movies already — and we're taking it in a new direction. But we're leaving those three as the history. It all still counts." Good to know. Still, it’s mostly about the giant robots.

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Dwayne Johnson's Emergency Operation Didn't Harm The Wrestler's Good Spirits


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Everyone breathe easy, Dwayne Johnson is recovering after his hernia surgery. The wrestling star was rushed to hospital on Monday and had an emergency operation, but The Rock isn’t one to mope at all. He suffered three hernial tears while wrestling John Cena earlier this month. The debate over the “realness” of wrestling is still ongoing, but Johnson is living proof that you can get some pretty real injuries doing it.

Because of the emergency, Mr Johnson had to miss the premiere of his latest flick – the pretty aptly titled, given the circumstances, Pain & Gain. The flick co-stars Mark Wahlberg and opens across theatres this Friday. Director Michael Bay chided the wrestler for risking his health with the sport. But it looks like The Rock’s wellbeing is no longer in danger and neither is his good mood, as he tweeted a picture of himself in the hospital, flexing in his Superman T-shirt, accompanied by the caption: "Surgery a success! Dr repaired 3 hernial tears (fun pain). Superman is on the mend.. #WeFallWeRise."

A bit over-confident perhaps, but that’s the recovery spirit none the less. Johnson’s publicist, Alan Nierob, revealed for The Associated press that The Rock is now anchored at home, recovering. We’re sure that with Johnson’s rock solid good spirit, the recovery will be a breeze.

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2 Guns Trailer


Marcus Stigman and Bobby Trench have, for the last year, been working together as part of a drug organisation; however, neither knows the other's true identity as they have both been sent out undercover as part of their work as federal agents in separate organisations. Their attempt to uncover millions of dollars from a Mexican drug cartel goes badly wrong when the agents turn on each other revealing their true identities; Stig is a Naval Intelligence officer while Bobby is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration. They take the situation to their respective superiors and discover that they have both been set up with the money that they recovered not belonging to who they thought it did. They realise that they must work together to bring down the real criminals while they themselves are wanted dead or jailed.

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Mark Wahlberg And P-Diddy Are In The Drinks Business Together, Launching AQUAhydrate Water.


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If water isn’t enough for you, then perhaps AQUAhydrate water will be. See, normal water is for idiots, but Mark Wahlberg and P-Diddy’s water-drink is the water hard-working celebs drink. So it’s better.

"I grew up a Kool-Aid kid, I would drink sodas, juices everything ... and never drank water because I didn't like the way it tasted," said P-Diddy to MTV News at the announcement of his partnership with Wahlberg. "I drank this water, I loved the way it tasted. It gave me a certain amount of energy, a certain amount of focus and helped me with my recovery for those nights where ... I do work hard, but it is a known fact that I do play hard," added the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy. The pair, and the drinks company alike, will be hoping their enhanced profile will help launch AQUAhydrate into new realms of sales. But what is so different about this drink? Well, according to the fluid’s official site, “cutting-edge pharmaceutical grade UV filters clear impurities and strip water of unwanted harmful dissolved solids.” So we’re just drinking bad solids now. We still can’t figure out why is tastes different though.

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Ratings Up But That Won't Save Seth Macfarlane's Oscars Reviews


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They say that all publicity is good publicity, right? Though it has to be said, if Seth Macfarlane happens to be self-googling this morning, he will probably be questioning why they say that and whether it holds any truth at all. After Macfarlane shut the lid on his controversial Oscars hosting stint, the dust is still a long way from settling.

Macfarlane’s management of his hosting role resulted in him offending pretty much every minority group going, particularly women and Jews (and especially Jewish women, we expect). And judging by New York Times’ report on the matter, even the white middle-class males that for the leftover majority managed to be offended on behalf of and out of sympathy for everyone that was already offended. Academy member Lawrence Turman remarked “I think I’m a very liberal guy, but I actually winced.” Jewish groups have labeled the Family Guy creator as “offensive, unfunny and inappropriate,” the Daily Mail report, after his Ted alter-ego told Mark Wahlberg that he had to be Jewish if he wanted to work in Hollywood.

He also took a pop at Adele’s weight, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s relationship and a whole bunch of female Hollywood actresses, including Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron, for daring to take their clothes off in movies. It’s not looking good for Macfarlane, who appears to have offended everyone in sight, if the headlines are to be believed (and the paragraphs after the headlines, containing all the evidence…) but hey, at least the ratings were up, eh, Seth!? That’s the main thing, right? 

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Video - Mark Wahlberg Ignores Paparazzi Who Ask To Snap Him As He Gets Into His Car


'Ted' star Mark Wahlberg is spotted leaving a building in Beverly Hills while talking on his cell phone before getting into his car. He ignores paparazzi who are shouting across the street asking for photos; one photographer says, 'Just a few for the homies!' and mentions a photo that he took of Mark and his son that appeared on the Daily Mail website.

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Pain & Gain Trailer


Daniel Lugo is a former criminal whose passion lies in his love for fitness and bodybuilding. When he is hired at the particularly notorious Sun Gym in Florida - a place where the pressure is on to get as big as possible, and where steroids are for sale in the locker rooms - he finds enjoyment there initially before deciding that his low wage wasn't worth it and sets out to organise a criminal method of gaining fortune and fame. He teams up with part-time gym worker Adrian Doorbal and another bodybuilder and former criminal Paul Doyle to set up a plan of extortion and kidnapping against another man, Victor Kershaw, who also has a criminal past. Despite Daniel promising Paul that there would be no-one harmed in their plot to take ownership of all Kershaw's assets, things get out of hand, people end up murdered and they find themselves on the run from the police led by detective Ed Du Bois. 

'Pain & Gain' is an action comedy directed by Michael Bay ('Bad Boys', 'Pearl Harbor', 'Transformers') and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely ('The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'). It is based on a set of Miami New Times articles written by investigative journalist Pete Collins in 1999 about the real Daniel Lugo and Adrian Doorbal from the Sun Gym Gang who both received death sentences for their crimes. It is due to be released in the UK on May 3rd 2013. 

Director: Michael Bay, 

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'Pain And Gain' Trailer Released: Preview Of Michael Bay Movie Hits The Web


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Michael Bay’s going back to what he does best with his latest movie Pain & Gain. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson (‘The Rock’) and Anthony Mackie, the movie finds the director finally unleashed from the world of Transformers and back into a world of action movies and dark humour.

Pain and Gain tells the tale of a ‘gym rat’ who finds himself discontented with his life and plots to steal from a corrupt businessman, with the help of two fellow weight-lifting buddies.The trailer looks pretty neat, a fine blend of action and a sharp comic strip. Oh and Mark Wahlberg, looking distinctly beefy in his role as Daniel Lugo, the frustrated fitness freak. Pain & Gain is based on the story of the Sun Gym Gang - three guys who “robbed and extorted their way around southern Florida in the mid-90s", according to Empire online and the script appears to have been deftly handles by the Chronicles Of Narnia’s Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The story was originally reported on by the Miami New Times journalist Pete Collins, back in 1999. Now, their tale gets the big budget Hollywood treatment, courtesy of Bay.

Also starring Ed Harris and Rebel Wilson, the movie is scheduled for release in April 2013 in the US and May 2013 in the UK. Prepare yourselves for a great deal of hype between now and then! 

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Video - Mark Wahlberg Opens Car Door For Wife After Leaving Restaurant


'Boogie Nights' star Mark Wahlberg is snapped coming out of a restaurant in Beverly Hills with his model wife Rhea Durham. As they walk to their car, gentlemanly Mark opens the passenger side door for Rhea before getting into the driver's side himself.

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Video - Mark Wahlberg: I Don't Want Other Kids To Make The Same Mistakes I Made


'The Fighter' star Mark Wahlberg takes phone calls and discusses his faith, his producing and, most importantly, the charity that he's involved with at CIBC Miracle Day where he is helping to raise money for children's charities.

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Wait, Has Henry Cavill Signed On For Fifty Shades Of Grey?


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As Hollywood rolls into awards' season, the head honchos at Universal Pictures and Focus Features are probably busy plotting for 2013 having landed the rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Paramount and Mark Wahlberg's company all placed bids for the rights in one of fiercest movie bidding wars of recent times. Despite the general critical mauling of E.L. James book (though massive sales figures), the movie boasts a pretty impressive team. The Social Network producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti have signed on while Terra Nova's Kelly Marcel will pen the script.

But that's all the boring stuff. We want to know who's playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele right? Murmurings around Hollywood suggest Ryan Gosling is pretty much everyone's first choice to play the wealthy protagonist. Universal want Gosling, the producers want Gosling, the fans want Gosling, hell, Gosling probably wants the role himself. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power have the Drive actor as 2/1 favourite, though one man threw a pretty giant spanner into the works this week. He's the third favourite with the bookmaker, he plays Superman in the forthcoming movie Man of Steel. He is Henry Cavill

The 29-year-old British actor - who screen-tested for the role of James Bond before Daniel Craig got the part - discussed Fifty Shades of Grey during a recent interview with Details magazine. When quizzed as to whether he would take the role, Cavill gave a curious answer. Whereas Gosling, Ian Somerhalder and Michael Fassbender have coyly laughed off suggestions of becoming Mr Grey, Cavill said, "Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made. It would be a very different kind of thing than Man of Steel." The interviewer observed that Cavill spoke in "the measured tones of someone who knows his way around a Hollywood gag order."

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Broken City - Trailer Trailer


Billy Taggart is a less than perfect former police officer who is hired by the newly elected mayor of New York City, Nicholas Hostetler, to investigate his wife Emily Barlow's infidelity and find out exactly who she is romantically involved with. When he manages to acquire photographic evidence after following Barlow for Hostetler, he realises that this is a whole bigger thing and Taggart finds himself stuck in a position he can't get out of, where the mayor plans to discredit him in a major set up upon discovering a few smudges on his police record which could be potential harmful to him. However, it seems that the mayor has chosen the wrong cop to pick on as the unrelenting Taggart will stop at nothing to achieve justice and expose Hostetler as the corrupt politician he is.

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Ted Review


Very Good
Plying his trade in pop culture references and surprising punchlines, MacFarlane jumps the adult-oriented comedy bandwagon with a film that's smarter and funnier than most. It also has a surprisingly warm and serious thematic undercurrent.

After a childhood wish brought his teddy bear to life, John (Wahlberg) has become inseparable with his buddy Ted (voiced by Macfarlane). But John's girlfriend Lori (Kunis) is starting to think that a 35-year-old man and his fluffy pal should stop living like stoner-slackers. Worried about the foul-mouthed, womanising Ted's influence, she encourages John to make his own way in life, so they can be a proper couple. But separating Ted and John is more difficult than it looks.

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