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Mile 22 Trailer #1 (2018) *Option Number Three*

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.  

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have teamed over the last few years to bring some extraordinary true-life events to the screen with Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and Patriots Day.  Mile 22 is their first fictional collaboration, and the first trailer promises an action stuffed outing for the first weekend in August (SOMETHING IS COMING OUT IN AUGUST THIS YEAR!!!).  Mark Wahlberg is joined by The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan, Rhonda Rousey, and John Malkovich for the film.  The Wahlberg/Berg connection has been flawless so far, and I’m hoping they can do fiction as well as they’ve done reality.  Personally, I’d like to see them tackle more real tales in the future.  Their films have been fitting monuments to dark hours in recent history.  I can, however, understand after those three in a row, they could use a little fictional escape. Mile 22 opens August 2, 2018.

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Mark Wahlberg’s 10 Best Movies

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg began his career as frontman for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and is now one of Hollywood’s most reliable actors. Wahlberg’s career is a mix of projects I find unbelievably irritating (Entourage, Boogie Nights, Transformers) and projects where he has a strong director to bring out his impressive acting talents, both comedic and dramatic. No one does this better than Peter Berg, with whom Wahlberg has teamed to make three incredible films documenting real-life tragedies in Lone Survivor, Patriots Day, and Deepwater Horizon. Scorcese and Russell have worked well with him, but Berg seems to have the best handle on how to reach past Wahlberg’s “Marky Mark” past and find an everyday guy who can rise to extraordinary circumstances. If Wahlberg sticks with Berg, the two of them, can have an extraordinary, career-defining partnership.

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No Formal “In Theaters” Column This Weekend – 12/29/2017

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All the Money in the World
There are no new, wide releases on the final weekend of 2017.  I did neglect to include three films in the 11 movies the opened around the Christmas weekend.  Molly’s Game (written and directed by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin), All the Money in the World (directed by Ridley Scott), and The Phantom Thread (Daniel Day-Lewis’s final movie) all opened on Christmas Day, and I have placed their trailers below.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi repeated at the box office, but with 11 new competitors and mixed fan reaction, it’s total barely stayed in triple digits at $101 million (though that number is in contention; some have it at $99 million).  This was enough to make Episode VII already #3 in 2017 domestic box office and it will pass Wonder Woman for #2 this weekend.  Internationally, the film has made $815 million, and will likely move from #10 to #4 for the year by weekend’s end.  We’re one weekend away from a 47-5 record for the year and a 90% prediction rate so I’m staying with The Last Jedi for at least one more week, but this weekend will be where we see just how the split in the fan base affects the box office.

All the Money in the World Trailer #1 (2017) “How Much Would You Pay?”

 

Sony Pictures has revealed the first trailer and poster for director Ridley Scott’s Getty kidnapping drama All the Money in the World, starring Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer and Timothy Hutton.  

All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Spacey) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

Directed by Ridley Scott (Alien: Covenant, The Martian, Gladiator) from a script by David Scarpa (The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Last Castle), the true-life drama is based on the book by John Pearson.

Sony will release All the Money in the World in theaters on December 8, 2017.
*Text from Coming Soon
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Trailer Time: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer #3 (2017) *For My World to Live, Yours Must Die*

While they haven’t specifically used the word, it seems clear that Unicron is the threat in Transformers: The Last Knight and that he is responsible for turning Prime evil (didn’t we do that already?) and trying to consume Earth.  While this is the least annoying of the trailers for the fifth live-action Transformers film, it still doesn’t give me any hope that anything has changed.  What’s more chilling is that director Michael Bay is claiming (I gave the source for CONTEXT) that 14 more Transformers films are in the works following next year’s Bumblebee spin-off, which will be a prequel.  Just mull that over.  TWENTY of these if they keep making money.  For what that will cost, we could go to Mars…..and leave Michael Bay there. Continue reading Trailer Time: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer #3 (2017) *For My World to Live, Yours Must Die*