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Mark Wahlberg and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Broken City

Broken City

Move over, gangster squad
Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe
Directed by Allen Hughes

Every January Hollywood releases mostly third-rate action vehicles that have been sitting on the shelf awhile. "Broken City" appears to be an excuse to get Mark Wahlberg fans flocking to the cinema during a time when the Oscar-nominated indie pics are the main attraction. Surprisingly, though, it is a watchable thriller packed with endless twists that eventually work themselves out--the story as a ... more >

Broken City

Big-city cop brawn and mayoral intrigues
Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe
Directed by Allen Hughes

Allen Hughes, one half of the directing brothers who did the stylized Jack The Ripper feature “From Hell” and street-life drama “Menace 2 Society," flies solo for “Broken City.” And yet, if his name was not included in the credits you would've never known it. Lacking suspense, style, and the surprise effect "Broken City" falls on its face almost out of the gate. Mark Wahlberg is Billy Taggert, ... more >

Mila Kunis

A kind of adorable Ted

Seth MacFarlane makes his live-action director's debut
Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis
Directed by Seth MacFarlane

You’ll never look at your child’s teddy bear the same way again. From the mind of “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane comes his debut film (Universal Pictures) about a stuffed teddy come-to-life who enjoys the finer pleasures like strippers, smoking weed, cursing, and dirty sexual innuendi. Once you're done reading our review buy your tickets via Fandango by clicking on the icon below. This ... more >

JEREMY PIVEN

“ENTOURAGE” THE MOVIE- PROJECT HEADED FOR STARTING BLOCK

Ari Gold to have his day on the big screen

Even though the eighth and final season of “Entourage” had left some fans disappointed, the HBO show still retains an ardent cult-like following. And so it is with much glee, in all likelihood, that these fans will welcome the news that the “Entourage” movie project is picking up speed. According to the site Hypable shooting should begin in early 2013. Visit ScreenComment's Facebook page for ... more >

The Fighter

A movie narrative that keeps on giving
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams
Directed by David O. Russell

There is never a doubt about how the fights will turn out in “The Fighter,” except the ones that play out within the family of Mickey Ward. Dickey Eklund (Christian Bale) at one time was called "Pride of Lowell, Massachusetts” because he managed to knock down Sugar-Ray Leonard (though some would say Sugar-Ray tripped). Now he mostly spends his time training his brother Mickey (Mark Wahlberg)--when ... more >

The Lovely Bones

It's the story of a life and everything that came after
Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg and Saoirse Ronan
Directed by Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lovely Bones’ accomplishes one thing that’s hard to do. I’ve never seen a film in which the foreboding sounds of inanimate objects cause such an emotional stir while the allegedly animate actors cause almost none. In his adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel about a child murder, Jackson’s film does pretty well in re-creating the sights and sounds of 1973, capturing that ... more >

We Own the Night

I don't need any more guns in my life, that's for sure
Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Eva Mendes
Directed by James Gray

At the Cannes Festival sometimes things can turn violent between journalists. Or at least that's what I feared upon exiting the Debussy theatre this past May after a press screening of James Gray's We Own the Night, which has its commercial release later this October. The film got copiously booed as end credits rolled--in my opinion because of its formulaic zeal, when you see the final scene, ... more >