actor: Mark Wahlberg

Date Night

April 9, 2010
Steve Carell and Tina Fey have good chemistry in playing humor off each other. They play a married couple named Phil and Claire who try to keep the romantic flame burning by having a date night once a week. When Phil wants to do something different the New Jersey couple drive to Manhattan and [...]

The Lovely Bones

January 15, 2010
Fourteen-year-old Susie Salmon almost receives her first kiss from a boy in her high school. It is interrupted and she leaves after setting up a time to meet the boy at a mall the following Saturday. Unfortunately, Suzie never makes it home. As she crosses the cornfield she comes across a man who [...]

Max Payne

October 17, 2008
Meet the creatures of the night! Are they real or just shadows? This is a moody and dark picture and literally several scenes are filmed either in the dark or without much lighting in the scene. Mark Wahlberg plays a maverick cop named Max Payne, and his last name fits him well. He is in a lot of [...]

The Happening

June 13, 2008
I am very disappointed in Mr. Shyamalan's latest effort. What starts out with promise to be one of his best writing and directing efforts in film, ends up at the bottom of the list way below films like "Unbreakable", "Lady in the Water", "Signs", "The Sixth Sense" and even "The Village". It seems [...]

We Own the Night

October 12, 2007
This story of bad guy turned good lacked any type of story arc. If the film had ended fifteen minutes in, it would have been no less of a surprise as when the film ended two hours later. The performances given by the usually stellar actors Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Duvall, were [...]

Shooter

March 23, 2007
"Shooter" is as disturbing as it is well made. I knew "Shooter" was well written when I heard the dialog: "I'm a United States Senator!" exclaims Senator Charles F. Meachum (Ned Beatty). "Exactly!" responds Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg). This dialog captures the total unsettling premise of the [...]

Invincible

August 24, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This inspirational film based on the real life story of Vince Papale is one of the best films I have seen in awhile. Mark Wahlberg nails the part as the underdog teacher and part-time bartender, who would be a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. This story, partly because it is based in [...]

The Departed

October 6, 2006
"The Departed" will be spoken of highly in Academy circles this year with many of the cast being nominated for Oscars, as actors in films like this often are. Deception begets deception and violence begets violence in this shoot-'em-up action thriller. Who is the good guy and who are the bad [...]

Four Brothers

August 12, 2005
This movie has it all! Unfortunately, the all in this case is almost all the unsavory part of the human condition. While there is love, loyalty, and a desire for justice, there is also greed, revenge, lust, corruption, anger, murder, fornication, hatred, betrayal and mistreatment of others. The [...]

I Heart Huckabees

October 8, 2004
A big part of this one is the barrage of filthy language, including more than 50 obscenities. Even before the opening credits, Albert vents with a string of f- and s-words. Add to that a crude sex scene when Caterina seduces Albert and the two disappear into a muddy marshland where they engage in [...]

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