Tag Archives: Mark Wahlberg

Cinema Review – Deepwater Horizon

In April 2010, the biggest oil spill un US history began with an explosion aboard the offshore drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) returned to work on the rig not long before the accident, and struggled to get as many people off the rig alive as he could, while trying to stop the disastrous chain of events that had been set in motion. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ted 2

After Ted (Seth MacFarlane) marries the beautiful but ditzy Tami-Lyn (Jessica Barth), it only takes one short year for the two to start having troubles. Convinced that a baby would solve their problems, the two start chasing down possible sperm donations or adoption, unaware that they are drawing Ted to the State’s attention. When Ted is deemed to not be an actual person, Ted, John (Mark Wahlberg) and their lawyer Samantha (Amanda Seyfried) team up to fight for Ted’s recognition and human rights. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Gambler

Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a literature professor, with a sideline as a high stakes gambler. When his past debts come back to haunt him, it seems that Bennett is digging himself deeper and deeper into the red. With loan sharks out to get him, Bennett has no choice but to play to win. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Transformers: Age of Extinction

After the battle of Chicago, the Autobots and Decepticons alike have gone into hiding. When Cade (Mark Wahlberg) finds an old truck that he plans to fix up and sell, it is not long before he realises he has got more than he bargained for, and the government is on his trail. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Lone Survivor

Based on a true story, Lone Survivor follows the fate of four US Marines sent to capture or kill a notorious Taliban leader near a small Afghani village. The team find themselves fighting for their lives in a desperate effort to survive. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – 2 Guns

Bobby (Denzel Washington) and Stig (Mark Wahlberg) are undercover operatives from competing bureaus, each tasked with taking down a Mexican drug cartel. The trouble is that neither knows the other’s true affiliation and, after a sting operation goes wrong, they find that they can only truly trust one another. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Broken City

New York City cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is relieved of his duty after being tried and acquitted of murder. Several years later, as Billy is working as a private investigator, he stumbles onto corruption that goes all the way to the stop. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW – Contraband

Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is a former smuggler who has given up his life of crime and is living in New Orleans with his wife and two young sons. When his brother-in-law falls foul of a master smuggler, Chris is pulled back in to the world he has left behind. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Lovely Bones

For some reason I did not see The Lovely Bones when it first came out. I don’t know why. But now that the hype has died down, I am glad that I didn’t.

There was so much press surrounding the release of the movie, Oscar buzz for Saoirse Ronan and the fans of the book coming out and declaring how excited they were to see it translated onto the big screen. Then came the reviews, and any I heard were not favourable. Maybe that was why I steered clear of the movie for a while. Whatever the reason, I am happy I did. Continue reading

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