Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22 is like a dumber, sloppier, more “patriotic” Fallout

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In 2012, when Mark Wahlberg told a Men’s Journal reporter that he probably could have defused the hostile takeover of one of the 9/11 flights, he wasn’t just committing an insensitive, dunderheaded faux pas of run amok machismo. He was also providing the world a preview of the next few years of his Hollywood career.…

Mark Wahlberg's pretty excited that crappy movies have a chance to win an Oscar now, too

Look, we all know that the Oscars aren’t necessarily a metric of “great” or even “good” movies. (Looking at you, Crash.) But still, we all sort of generally accept that an Academy Award nomination is some sort of baseline hallmark of quality, right? Which might explain why so many people were annoyed by the Academy’s …

Mark Wahlberg's Six Billion Dollar Man movie to finally come out next year

Good news tonight for anybody who’s ever watched a recent Transformers movie and wondered, “Why don’t they just cut out the middle man here and turn Mark Wahlberg into one of these fucking robots?” Per Variety, the actor’s long-in-the-works, inflation-adjusted film version of The Six Million Dollar Man has finally…

Mark Wahlberg's regular All The Money salary was almost 10 times more than Michelle Williams'

Today in systemic sexism: It turns out that the wage gap between Oscar-winning actress Michelle Williams and former leader of the Funky Bunch Mark Wahlberg for Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World was not confined to the film’s reshoots. In the same article in The Hollywood Reporter where it was revealed that…

Mark Wahlberg is giving all his All The Money In The World reshoot money to #TimesUp

Mark Wahlberg and his agents at WME have spun hard into damage control mode today, announcing that the actor—who was recently blasted in the public sphere for negotiating a $1.5 million reshoot fee on Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, while his co-star, Michelle Williams, was paid only a few thousand dollars…

Mark Wahlberg got a bonus for All The Money In The World reshoots, Michelle Williams did not

Ridley Scott has previously indicated that he was proud of how the cast and crew of All The Money In The World came together to reshoot the film with Christopher Plummer in place of Kevin Spacey, when Spacey was dropped from the project after a number of actors accused him of sexual assault and harassment. Scott even…

Removing Kevin Spacey isn't the only way they could have improved All The Money In The World

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Whatever else can be said about Ridley Scott’s ripped-from-the-headlines thriller All The Money In The World, you’d never guess—if you didn’t know already—that one of its key roles was occupied by an entirely different actor just six weeks ago. Gone is Kevin Spacey, who buried himself deeply under mounds of old-age…

Daddy’s Home 2 doubles the daddies, but not the laughs

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And so, the Daddy’s Home saga continues. Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell), the sensitive daddy, is now best buds with his wife’s ex-husband, Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg), the cool daddy, and all is almost right in the decked halls of the perfect American McMansion. But as prophesied in the sequel’s ominous tagline (“More…

Mark Wahlberg hopes God forgives him for Boogie Nights (also nearly beating 2 men to death)

Mark Wahlberg, who somehow regularly has the ear of various Catholic officials, from cardinals to the pope, has once again implored a holy audience to forgive him the sins of his misspent youth, including making Boogie Nights and the day he spent attacking Asian men. The Chicago Tribune reports that, while in town…

Mark Wahlberg to daddy up another family comedy with the director of Daddy's Home

The Daddy-ing of Mark Wahlberg continues this week, with Variety reporting that the actor has signed on for another film from Sean Anders, the writer-director behind the Daddy’s Home movies. It doesn’t sound like Instant Family, in which Wahlberg attempts to play doting foster daddy to three parenting-resistant kids,…

14 of the highest-paid actors make more than the highest-paid actress

This year, Forbes’ list of the highest-paid actresses indicated that totals were down across the board, with top-earner Emma Stone making $26 million in 2017 as compared to Jennifer Lawrence’s $46 million in 2016, but—unsurprisingly—things are still looking really good for the men of Hollywood. According to the man…

A titanic, bittersweet symphony: 35 pop-culture windows into 1997

Two years after warring electronics companies competing to develop high-capacity CDs declared a truce, their compromise format, the DVD, first went on sale in the U.S. in March of 1997. (Twister, The Mask, GoodFellas, and The Road Warrior were among the first batch of titles.) DVDs didn’t hit major retail chains like…

Mark Wahlberg has big plans for his upcoming sci-fi comic

It’s hardly a stretch to say that most movies these days are based on comic books, and it’s already a relatively common practice for comic books to become movies even before they’ve been published, but it’s still rare for a comic to be written with the expressed purpose of eventually turning it into a movie. That’s…

“Mark Wahlberg” goes to town on an American tragedy in this script for The Bowling Green Massacre

The Bowling Green Massacre—a.k.a., the dumb Kellyanne Conway gaffe that caught the hearts and minds of a nation—has inspired plenty of jokes, and even a semi-fake charitable movement, already. But no American tragedy can be truly real until Mark Wahlberg (or at least “Mark Wahlberg”) has made a Patriots Day-style…

Optimus Prime is still being a dick in new Transformers: The Last Knight teaser

Michael Bay seems to be hell bent on making it clear that his Transformers movies aren’t just about giant toys fighting other giant toys. For his latest entry in the franchise, The Last Knight, he’s turned Optimus Prime into a real jerk, the kind who thrashes poor Bumblebee repeatedly. If we understand the previous …