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Watch: Trailer for Michael Bay's '90s Set 'Pain & Gain' with Wahlberg, Johnson & Mackie

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 7, 2013 at 1:27PM

Oh, Michael Bay. Keep milking the pockets of teenage boys and overgrown manchildren as long as you can, because one day--there is hope--the dominating movie tastes will change. In Bay's upcoming "Pain & Gain," out April 26, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie star...
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'Pain & Gain'
'Pain & Gain'

Oh, Michael Bay. Keep milking the pockets of teenage boys and overgrown manchildren as long as you can, because one day--there is hope--the dominating movie tastes will change. In Bay's upcoming "Pain & Gain," out April 26, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie star as bodybuilders who get caught up in some illegal scheming du jour. Who wouldn't be excited for a ladies' night double feature with this and Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike"?

This article is related to: Video, Trailers, Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.