Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Seth MacFarlane, marks the 10th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2012. I’m going to be downright honest. I do mot know what 2012 me ever saw in Ted. It was, apparently, enough to purchase the film on Blu-ray in late November 2013. I wasn’t even writing for then-Flicksided at the time so I can’t even look at a previous review to see what I wrote. I’ll be…"Ted: Raunchy Comedy Marks 10th Anniversary"
Shooter makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD one week ahead of the film’s 15th anniversary of its theatrical release in 2007. In development hell for well over a decade, the film is based on Stephen Hunter’s 1993 novel, Point of Impact. One of the things that screenwriter Jonathan Lemkin did was move the script out of the Vietnam War and into a contemporary setting. It certainly works for the film’s advantage to an extent.…"Shooter Arrives on 4K Ultra HD for 15th Anniversary"
Spider-Man star Tom Holland delivers a solid performance as Uncharted makes the transition from video games to the big screen. There are two mid-credit scenes. This film isn’t the best action-adventure film but I can be very forgiving if I’m having fun. That’s the thing with action-adventures especially when it’s focusing on the adventure of itself. I’m not familiar with the PlayStation game but it never stopped me from having fun. The script isn’t above…"Uncharted: Tom Holland Does Indiana Jones"
Adam McKay’s The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, is a genius parody of the buddy cop action comedy genre. If you haven’t watched the film yet, there is a post-credits scene. After watching Don’t Look Up earlier this month, I’ve been in a mood to rewatch Adam McKay’s earlier work. The Other Guys is one of those films that serves as both a buddy cop action comedy and a commentary on the…"The Other Guys Is A Work Of Genius"
Scoob!, now available for audiences to purchase on Digital/VOD, offers a contemporary update that fans of the Scooby-Doo cartoons will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite animated dog lives to see another day. Given the family appeal, it makes perfect sense for Warner Bros. to offer this film through VOD rather than wait until theaters to re-open. In a perfect world, we’d be sharing our laughs and screams in a theater right now. When it comes to animated…"Scoob! Offers A Contemporary Update"
The Departed continues filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s trend of making at least one motion picture masterpiece per decade–this time, winning an Oscar. Even though the film adapts a story from another country, the filmmakers still find a way to tie it to Boston. This is one of the best ideas to go into the film. For all intents and purposes, mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) is Whitey Bulger. Basically, the film deals with crime and…"The Departed: A Martin Scorsese Masterpiece"
Spenser Confidential puts the city of Boston front and center while taking its inspiration from Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland. There’s something in seeing a Mark Wahlberg action film debut not in cinemas but on Netflix. It’s just a little bit weird to be watching a Wahlberg film for the first time on TV during opening weekend. But hey, this is the world we’re currently living in so we may as well start getting used to…"Spenser Confidential Shows A New Boston"
The performances from Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams in The Fighter are the very definition of a masterclass in acting. Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is a welterweight boxer. Ward is managed by his mother, Alice Ward-Eklund (Melissa Leo), and trained by older half-brother Dicky Ecklund (Christian Bale). As far as his boxing career goes, Micky isn’t at a great point when he first meet him. He’s the person that you defeat while you’re…"The Fighter Puts On A Masterclass in Acting"
Both heartwarming and inspiring, Instant Family is a family comedy that displays the importance that comes with being a foster parent. When one learns about Sean Anders’ history as a father, Instant Family comes off as a passion project. It’s quite a different film than Daddy’s Home despite the casting of Mark Wahlberg. This is their third film together and much better than the last one released a year ago. It’s Anders’ most personal film…"Instant Family: Heartwarming and Inspiring"
Mile 22 doesn’t shy away from the clichéd thriller tropes but the film’s humor plays to the strengths of Mark Wahlberg and Lauren Cohan. A quick prologue at a Russian safe house paves way for the ultimate action in Indocarr in Southeast Asia. This is where a CIA team led by a super-focused James “Jimmy” Silva (Mark Wahlberg) is now stationed. They are in charge of making sure an asset, Indocarr Special Forces officer Li…"Mile 22: An Intense Action Thriller"