Tag: Mark Wahlberg

2 Guns Review: A Movie That’s Been Done Several Times Before

Movies based on comic book properties are now as common as the use of special effects and 3D. Not every comic book movie has superheroes in tights and capes though. 2 Guns may be based on a comic book but it’s an homage to buddy cop movies. Based on Steven Grant’s book, 2 Guns is the story of DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and Navy Intelligence Officer Michael “Stig” Stigman (Mark Wahlberg).  Neither man knows the others’ true identity until they try to arrest each other. As the story unfolds, both men realize they can’t trust their organizations...

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Kick Ass 2, Elysium, The World’s End and More in Summer Movie Preview

Summer is almost over but we still have a strong month of films to look forward to. Let’s close out August with the Guys Girl Summer Movie Preview! [image source] 2 Guns (Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton)     + A DEA agent and a Navy officer are caught in a double cross involving millions of dollars. + Based on a comic book series by Steven Grant + Two of Hollywood’s most charismatic leading men, action, and humor   Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion) + Based on Rick...

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Pain and Gain: Another Typical Michael Bay Movie

Michael Bay’s movies have certain trademarks. Big budgets, chases scenes, gunfights, and an attractive cast. While his action films have comedic moments, Bay hasn’t attempted a full on funny picture, until now. Pain and Gain tries dark comedy, but suffers from a directing style that doesn’t fit the material.   Pain and Gain is based on a true story, in Miami, during the mid-90s. Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg), a trainer at Sun Gym, wants finer things in life, minus the work to get them. He convinces co-worker Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and former inmate Paul Doyle (Dwayne “The Rock”...

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