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'The Fighter' Movie Review: Marketable Real-Life Inspired Drama

'The Fighter' movie stars Mark Wahlberg as boxer Micky Ward: Only key cast member not shortlisted for the Academy Awards. 'The Fighter' movie review: 'Smart' – i.e., 'marketable' – filmmaking David O. Russell's The Fighter is a smart film; smart in the way it's constructed and executed as a means […]


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'The Fighter' Movie Review: Marketable Real-Life Inspired Drama



'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Review: Michael Bay Least Aggravating 'Transformers' Movie

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' review: Michael Bay's latest 'Transformer's movie is 'the least aggravating of a very aggravating lot' (image: Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction') Suffice it to say, there are many special effects in the Transformers movies of which Transformers: Age of Extinction is […]


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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Review: Michael Bay Least Aggravating 'Transformers' Movie



'2 Guns': Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Flop?

'2 Guns' weekend box office: Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington pairing disappointing? A limp “low $20 million” range, is what 2 Guns U.S. distributor Universal claims it's expecting at the North American box office from the first-ever pairing of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg – as momentous a cinematic occasion, if […]


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'2 Guns': Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Flop?



'Iron Man' Movie Sequel: Second Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Ever?

'Iron Man 3' with Robert Downey Jr. 'Iron Man 3' box office: Second biggest domestic debut ever? May 4, '13, update: Directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man 3 will likely boast the second biggest opening weekend ever at the North American box office – not […]


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'Iron Man' Movie Sequel: Second Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Ever?



Mark Wahlberg and Ted: Oscar Family Affair

Mark Wahlberg and Ted: Oscar 2013 presenters Oscar 2013 will be a family affair. Ted's teddy bear Ted and Mark Wahlberg will be presenters at the Oscar 2013 ceremony, Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced earlier today. (Image: Mark Wahlberg, Ted in Seth MacFarlane's Ted.) “We are happy […]


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Mark Wahlberg and Ted: Oscar Family Affair



'Magic Mike' Strippers Surprise & 'Ted' Movie Breaks Record + Tyler Perry 'Madea' Movies Losing Steam

'Magic Mike' opens strongly July 1, '12, update: Directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic), and featuring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer (photo), Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey, and Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike way overperformed at the North American box office this weekend, trailing only Seth MacFarlane / Mark Wahlberg […]


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'Magic Mike' Strippers Surprise & 'Ted' Movie Breaks Record + Tyler Perry 'Madea' Movies Losing Steam



'One for the Money' & 'The Devil Inside' Surprise

Debbie Reynolds, Katherine Heigl, One for the Money Jan. 28, '11, update: Forget Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement: Liam Neeson's action vehicle The Grey, which will likely be totally ignored when the Oscar 2013 nominations are announced, will easily top the North American box office this weekend. After taking in an […]


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'One for the Money' & 'The Devil Inside' Surprise



Mark Wahlberg & Wife Rhea Durham + Mark Ruffalo & Wife Sunrise Coigney: Academy Awards

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham: Academy Awards' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham are pictured above on the 2011 Oscars' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, […]


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Mark Wahlberg & Wife Rhea Durham + Mark Ruffalo & Wife Sunrise Coigney: Academy Awards



Christian Bale, Jacki Weaver: Oscar's Veterans 2010

Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg in David O. Russell's The Fighter (top); Jacki Weaver in David Michod's Animal Kingdom More Oscar Veterans: From 1996 to 2010 Christian Bale Christian Bale nominated as Best Supporting Actor for David O. Russell's The Fighter. This is Bale's first Academy Award nomination. He began his […]


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Christian Bale, Jacki Weaver: Oscar's Veterans 2010



Luncheon for Oscar Nominees: Warren Beatty & James Franco + Annette Bening & Jeff Bridges

Luncheon for Oscar nominees Annette Bening, Jeff Bridges and (partially) Nicole Kidman. Annette Bening, Jeff Bridges photos: Oscar Nominees Luncheon 2011 Best Actress Academy Award nominee Annette Bening sits on Best Actor nominee Jeff Bridges' leg at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2011 Oscar Nominees Luncheon, held […]


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Luncheon for Oscar Nominees: Warren Beatty & James Franco + Annette Bening & Jeff Bridges



Christopher Nolan 'Oscar Snub' No Snub?

Ellen Page, Michael Caine, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Nolan, Inception Despite the box office success of the sci-fier/thriller Inception, Christopher Nolan was snubbed once again in the Academy Awards' Best Director category. Nolan had been bypassed before: in early 2009, The Dark Knight was nowhere to be found among the Best […]


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Christopher Nolan 'Oscar Snub' No Snub?



SAG Awards Nominations Predictions: Annette Bening & Mark Wahlberg + Jacki Weaver & Lesley Manville?

SAG Awards: Shoo-in Best Actress nominee Annette Bening and potential Best Actress (or Best Supporting Actress?) nominee Julianne Moore: Loving and dysfunctional lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's likely Best Cast nominee The Kids Are All Right. The SAG Awards should also shortlist Bening and Moore's male co-star, Mark Ruffalo, in […]


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SAG Awards Nominations Predictions: Annette Bening & Mark Wahlberg + Jacki Weaver & Lesley Manville?



'The Other Guys' 2nd Best Will Ferrell Debut? Chace Crawford & Porn Industry Movies Flop

'The Other Guys' with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg brings down 'Inception.' Domestic box office: Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg 'The Other Guys' has solid debut Aug. 8, '10, update: Adam McKay's action-comedy The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, took the top spot at the North American […]


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'The Other Guys' 2nd Best Will Ferrell Debut? Chace Crawford & Porn Industry Movies Flop



'Shooter': Can Heavy-Duty Weaponry and a Little Napalm Make the World a Better Place?

A graduate of the George W. Bush School of Peace and Democracy, Mark Wahlberg gives a demonstration of his skills as global peacemaker. When former marine corps scout sniper Bob Lee Swagger is called to Washington to come up with a carefully detailed plan to shoot the U.S. president – […]


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'Shooter': Can Heavy-Duty Weaponry and a Little Napalm Make the World a Better Place?



'I Heart Huckabees' Movie Review: Tragically Unfunny Nihilistic Nietzsche

'I Heart Huckabees' with Jude Law and Naomi Watts. 'I Heart Huckabees' quotes nihilistic Nietzsche while stellar cast mostly flounders Beginning with Spanking the Monkey (not a film about animal abuse), David O. Russell has gained a reputation as a director of quirky comedies. I Heart Huckabees is no exception. […]


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'I Heart Huckabees' Movie Review: Tragically Unfunny Nihilistic Nietzsche