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Mark Wahlberg

Scene Stealer: Boogie Nights

Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights (1997) charts the rise and fall, and rise of pornstar newcomer Dirk Diggler. In a pivotal scene, the well-trodden territory of a tense drug deal is injected with a dose of levity before it finally shoots…

Mojave (2015)

Mojave, the new thriller written and directed by American filmmaker William Monahan - who won the Oscar for his adapted screenplay for the film The Departed (2006) - and starring Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund and Mark Wahlberg, has a strange…

Mojave Poster & Trailer release

The poster for Mojave has been released and we have to admit that it looks rather splendid, and not only because it features a quote from Flickfeast writer Cleaver Patterson! In this intense classical thriller, from an original…

Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor depicts an American operation in Afghanistan that went badly awry. This gung-ho memoir of one man's actual experience is notable for its realism of physical detail. It tells a war story of soldiers who die honourably in…

2 Guns (2013)

This all-action buddy movie courtesy of Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur pits Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two criminal comrades with uncertain loyalties. It’s revealed early on that both men are secretly undercover for…

Pain & Gain (2013)

Sun-bathed Miami, men being as macho as can be, some ridiculous camera moves, fast cars and flash lifestyles, there's a lot in Pain & Gain to remind viewers that it's a Michael Bay movie. But this is also a very different type of movie…

Ted (2012)

Seth MacFarlane has quite a fanbase nowadays. Personally, I am a big fan of Family Guy and will watch an episode whenever I have the good fortune to catch it on TV. I've only seen clips of American Dad! but it seems to be just as good,…

Contraband (2012)

Going astray -- just one more time January, in the US, is seen as Hollywood's dump-the-rubbish month. And that may be true, but it has its plus side. Movies that come out at this time are pleasantly free of Oscar pretension. You can let…

Contraband (2012)

Gritty, pumped and stylish Contraband has great action thriller DNA. Over the course of 100 or so minutes, the film ties the viewer’s stomach in knots refusing to release until the very end, as things go about as bad as they can go in the…