Tag Archives: Mark Wahlberg

Its #filmfriday so isn’t it time you hit the cinema? Here’s what’s on thanks to @thereelfilmshow #film #gonein60secs

31 Jan

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Yes film fans, its that time of the week (as in the end of the week – yippee!) And the fantastic team at The Reel Film Show have the best way of celebrating. Its a bite sized film show that brings you this weeks top films to watch at the cinema all in one whole minute!!!

Presented by little old me, this should be the only style guide you need to know your way around your local multiplex, so share it with your friends, and most importantly book that ticket to the cinema and watch some great movies!

Gone in 60 Seconds brings you the big movies that are being released every week and gives you a quick indication of whats hot at the cinema so you can make your mind up on what to watch over the weekend!

This week there’s something in it for everyone, boys, girls, cyclists!!! So make sure you tune in and subscribe to The Reel’s ace You Tube channel which is officially launching in the next two months. So beat the crowd and be part of a film going revolution!

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2 Guns review #film #movie #filmreview #2guns

12 Aug

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Mark Wahlberg is making some clever role choices this year, showing he’s versatile, engaging and exciting to watch… in 2 Guns he positions himself against the great Denzel Washington and proves to be a fantastic sparing partner full of quick wit, muscle and great comedic timing.

The film itself follows the two Hollywood heavyweights play a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer who find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

Speaking of working with Denzel Washington, Wahlberg said at a recent press conference in London, “It’s just one of those things, it either works or it doesn’t. He was game, I was game; we had a great part and a great director in Baltasar, who knows me and how I like to work. I like to improvise a lot, and I like to constantly be throwing curveballs at people, and he was just up for it, so it kind of worked.”

Screen Shot 2013-08-12 at 08.22.51We certainly see this working to a tee in the film, as well as a fantastic pre-credits opening scene where the fun friendly relationship is established between the two characters, we also learn that some of the quick quips that Wahlberg throws out during a ‘chicken shooting scene’ are actually improvised, which will have audiences rolling with laughter throughout.

What’s great about this film is most certainly the relationships. When actors work well together on set it comes across brilliantly on scene, this is very apparent here. Not only from Wahlberg and Washington but with Paula Patton as a supporting DEA agent and love interest, plus the superb Bill Paxton who plays Earl a ruthless CIA agent.

2 Guns remains fast paced and exciting throughout, it brings back sentiments of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but unfortunately it’s nowhere near as memorable. It’s certainly a film that you could go to the cinema, and enjoy with your friends, but in terms of a staple addition to your collection, we’re not so sure. Never the less, if you’re a Denzel, or a Mark Wahlberg fan, you wont be disappointed, for Denzel he steps away from the serious and brings his smooth talking ability to centre stage with great ease, and for Wahlberg we see another slightly off the wall sidekick character which shows that he’s got some serious acting chops as well as his muscle.

3 Stars

Broken City looking to spark up 2013

8 Jan

Looking set to be one of the films of 2013, here’s a little bit of information about the upcoming film Broken City:

When disgraced cop turned private detective Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is hired by NYC’s mayor (Russell Crowe) to tail his wife (Catherine Screen Shot 2013-01-08 at 15.34.11Zeta-Jones), he uncovers a city-wide conspiracy of corruption, sex, and murder.  With his life threatened at every turn, Billy finds himself faced with an impossible choice, which could have disastrous repercussions for his career and family.

The film is on general release on 1st March 2013.

Its directed by Allen Hughes and stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta Jones.

Review out soon.

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