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Watch: Mark Wahlberg Slam Dunks Over Some Kids In Clip From Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 2:16 PM
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This week, Michael Bay is going indie -- kinda -- with "Pain & Gain," his first non-"Transformers" movie in quite some time. And it seems theater owners aren't too happy about it. At last week's CinemaCon, Deadline revealed that after seeing the completed movie, some theater folks complained it was "too long and too gory" and that the comedy and hard violence didn't come together. But maybe they were just bummed there were no robots and a built-in audience for this, meaning that this might require a bit more effort to get people into cinemas. While we wait for the verdicts to come in, all we'll say is a movie that has Mark Wahlberg slam dunking over kids and dominating the court is a movie that we will gladly watch.

Watch: New Clip From 'Pain & Gain' Celebrates Stryper

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 8:22 PM
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Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain" will either be awesome or maybe not so awesome, but it will certainly be supersized and memorable. And after two clips dropped last week to help boost the movie, another arrives tonight providing yet another peek into the HGH fueled flick.

Penis Magic & Honest Mistakes: 2 Clips From Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 9:02 AM
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It doesn't seem to a complete summer movie season with something from Micheal Bay, and while "Pain & Gain" will likely not feature the sort destruction the filmmaker has be wreaking with this robot toy franchise, it's still probably going to be unlike anything else you see over the next few months. Bodybuilders, kidnapping, extortion and the American Dream...yes, we're still talking about a Michael Bay movie.

Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' Flexes With Batch Of New Pics Featuring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 9:01 AM
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At this point, you're either totally stoked to see Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain" or you're not, and if you're not, we're not sure what to tell you. Sure, Bay has spent pretty much the last decade making toy porn for man children, but "Pain & Gain" represents a return to his "low budget" roots (relatively speaking), and brings together a pretty crack cast for an outrageous tale that's based on a true story. What's not to like?

Watch: Trailer For '2 Guns' Starring Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 29, 2013 3:36 PM
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Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur and Mark Wahlberg must have hit it off during "Contraband," because when David O. Russell shifted his interests away from the project "2 Guns," Kormákur quickly filled the vacated director's chair. Coming via Universal Pictures this summer, "2 Guns" centers on a DEA agent (Washington) and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer (Wahlberg) who have been tasked with investigating one another until they discover they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from. While we're at it, a new trailer has arrived.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' Awesomely Goes After A Twisted American Dream

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 7:14 PM
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Oh sure, we like to rag on Michael Bay, but considering that it's been eight years since he's made a non-"Transformers" movie, it's also become rather easy. Perhaps we've forgotten he's the same dude behind the immensely popular popcorn spectacles like "The Rock" and "Bad Boys," but no worries, because he's coming this spring with a whole new arsenal of his usual toys in what looks like a movie directed by a can of Red Bull. In other words, it looks sorta awesome.

Mark Wahlberg Reveals J.J. Abrams Asked Him To Play Kirk's Father In 'Star Trek'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 3:56 PM
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...well, that certainly would've been different. Mark Wahlberg hasn't dipped his toes into the sci-fi genre much, and we'd reckon maybe that's because of the whole "Planet Of The Apes" thing. And while he's reuniting with his bud Michael Bay for "Transfomers 4," the actor reveals that he couldn've been part of another icon franchise...had he understood the script.

First Pic From '2 Guns' With Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Plus The Cast Of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Look Thrilled

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2013 3:52 PM
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So, do you have a gritty midbuget thriller that needs two bankable stars? Call up Mark Wahblerg and Denzel Washington. And that's just what Universal did for "2 Guns," the latest in a slew of movies from both actors that sees them getting a gritty wardrobe and putting on some mean mugs as they set out to take care of bizness....

Box Office: Jessica Chastain Dominates With 'Mama' & 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'The Last Stand' Flops

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 20, 2013 1:03 PM
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Jessica Chastain: A-List star? Following a Best Actress Oscar nomination for "Zero Dark Thirty," the leading lady stars in the top two films at the box office despite a fairly crowded weekend. Cheapie horror film "Mama" blew away a couple of newcomers to open strong at the top spot, followed by the second weekend of Kathryn Bigelow's Best Picture nominee, both movies showcasing the actress in very different roles. It's not enough that Chastain's films would finish 1-2, but rather that in the horror picture, she plays an ineffectual goth surrogate mother, and in the military thriller, she assumes the role of a government-approved dealer of death. Swank, thy name is Chastain. Not Hilary Swank, though, don't get it twisted.

'Ted' Is Going To Appear At The Oscars, Confuse Your Parents

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 2:22 PM
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Well, this is kind of obvious, but if anything, it's another reminder that Oscar host Seth MacFarlane was behind one of the biggest comedy hits of 2012. That's right, the director of "Ted" is gearing up to bring his offbeat brand of comedy to a primetime cable event, and to help out is the little creature that helped push his directorial debut to over $500 million.

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