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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Mark Wahlberg!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity* and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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10.19.2015
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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Inherent Vice, The Gambler, Paddington

This Week: Getting baked with Inherent Vice, the decent Mark Wahlberg movie no one saw last year, and a visit from Britain's beloved bear ► Paul Thomas Anderson takes Thomas Pynchonís weird novel INHERENT VICE and, if anything, makes it weirder. Thatís a given working with Joaquin Phoenix, the De Niro...
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04.28.2015
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What's New in Blu-ray and DVD releases this month? (April 2015)

This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Liam Neeson gets revenge the third time around in TAKEN 3 , Oscar Isaac has A MOST VIOLENT YEAR , Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix reteam for INHERENT VICE , childrenís lit favorite PADDINGTON gets his own movie, THE BABADOOK jumps from the page, Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz paint BIG EYES , Jennifer Aniston has her CAKE ,...
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04.01.2015
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Review: The Gambler

PLOT: A literature professor ( Mark Wahlberg ) finds himself in debt to various underworld figures for $240,000 as a result of his hardcore gambling addiction. REVIEW: Itís always a shame when a film youíve been looking forward to underwhelms. Rupert Wyatt ís THE GAMBLER looked, on the outset, to be exactly the kind of gritty crime drama thatís like catnip to me. I...
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12.22.2014
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Mark Wahlberg doesn't know when to fold 'em in the new The Gambler trailer

The first red band trailer for THE GAMBLER gave us very little from Mark Wahlberg and a lot from John Goodman and Jessica Lange . This new trailer puts a lot more of the plot into perspective while also showcasing Michael Kenneth Williams, Brie Larson , and Wahlberg himself. THE GAMBLER, a remake of the James Caan film, looks to be a nice thriller but also a deep performance...
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11.05.2014
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Mark Wahlberg enters level f-bomb in this red-band trailer for The Gambler

Director Rupert Wyatt surprised audiences by delivering a very character-driven prequel in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and it's that kind of characterization that's really going to lend his newest flick, THE GAMBLER, some serious weight. Speaking of, actor Mark Wahlberg slimmed down to take on the role of Jim Bennett, a literature professor who borrows from everyone and his...
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10.22.2014
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See the first images of a transformed Mark Wahlberg in The Gambler

The first images from Paramount Picturesí remake of THE GAMBLER have landed online. Director Rupert Wyatt ís (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) upcoming drama follows star Mark Wahlberg as a literature professor whose gambling spirals out of control. Looking at the images below you will likely notice how much weight Wahlberg dropped for the role; just a few months ago he took us to a...
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10.07.2014
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Jessica Lange joins Mark Wahlberg in Rupert Wyatt's remake of The Gambler

It was only a matter of time before Jessica Lange 's career renaissance brought her to a big movie. Aside from her three amazing roles on AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Lange has only had two film roles: a supporting turn in THE VOW and the upcoming erotic thriller IN SECRET. Once again cast as someone's mother, Lange will join the cast of Rupert Wyatt 's remake of THE GAMBLER. THE GAMBLER...
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12.20.2013
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Casting Round-Up Ladies Edition with Brie Larson and Rose Byrne

Here's another installment of Casting Round-Up Ladies Edition. This time we have Brie Larson and Rose Byrne up to the plate. I enjoy doing the "ladies edition" of Casting Round-Up because it allows me to find photos of these lovely ladies. Can we also discuss how perfect Rose Byrne is? Speaking of Byrne, this lovely lady has landed a role opposite Melissa McCarthy in...
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10.17.2013
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Director Rupert Wyatt and Mark Wahlberg may team up for remake of The Gambler

I've got another remake for you guys, and it might be one that you don't mind seeing an update for. Paramount has been developing another go at 1974's THE GAMBLER which originally starred James Caan . The flick centered on Caan as "a college professor whose gambling addiction overcomes him even after he gets in big trouble with the wrong guys." The studio is apparently...
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09.11.2013
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