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August 20, 2006 | By Hugh Hart FOR THE INQUIRER
Maybe Mark Wahlberg is a glutton for punishment. Or maybe he's simply an actor who approaches his bone-jolting roles with Method-actor intensity. Or maybe he's a little of both. Making Invincible in Philadelphia last summer, Wahlberg took nearly all of his own hits at Franklin Field as he re-created Vince Papale's bruising rookie season with the Eagles under Dick Vermeil in 1976. And last week, speaking from a trailer in Vancouver, Canada, where he's filming his new thriller The Shooter, Wahlberg wearily described the previous day's activities.
NEWS
January 9, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - David Cross. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Mark Wahlberg; Heather Morris; Snow Patrol. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Janet Jackson; Larry the Cable Guy; Eli Young Band performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Channing Tatum; reality-TV star Ben Flajnik; Uh Huh Her performs.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai and Inquirer Staff Writer
Growing up, Philadelphia native Jessica Barth dreamed of being an actress — and of meeting Mark Wahlberg. "I definitely had Mark Wahlberg's poster on my wall, in his little Calvin Kleins," she said. "I was a huge fan of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. " While acting in the movie Ted, which opens in area theaters Friday, Barth got to accomplish both dreams. She plays Tami-Lynn, streetwise Bostonian girlfriend of the titular character, a magically alive teddy bear. It's the first live-action film for Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
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December 27, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reprinted from Thursday's editions. If Mark Wahlberg's new pic, The Gambler , feels like a stale rehash of existential tropes, that's because it is.   A disappointing thriller from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, The Gambler is a remake of the 1974 James Caan gem of the same name, which itself was loosely based on a 1867 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of the grandpapas of existentialism. The original story is about a despairing, fatalistic antihero who'd rather sink into an abyss of chance events than take his fate in his own hands.
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January 13, 2012 | BY GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
MOVE "THE TOWN" to New Orleans and swap Ben Affleck for Mark Wahlberg and you grasp the general drift of "Contraband. " Wahlberg's picture isn't in that class (it steals at least one line and a couple of plot ideas), but it's a competent genre movie enlivened by vivid sense of place/culture - shot on location in New Orleans, delving into the world of merchant seaman/dock workers/smugglers. Wahlberg plays Chris Farraday, a retired smuggler running a legit security business when he's blackmailed by a local thug (Giovanni Ribisi)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin's intensely strange and wonderful film, about a girl named Hushpuppy, her defiant but deathly ill father, and the ragged Louisiana delta community they inhabit, is dreamlike and full of grand emotional swells. Moviemaking as outsider art. PG-13 Take This Waltz Michelle Williams is sad and beautiful as a Toronto freelance writer who falls for a charming artist who lives across the street. They're a perfect couple, except for one thing: She's married.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2011
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" marks the third entry in what we'll call Steve Carrell's Sad Sack Trilogy that also includes "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Date Night. " Now that Carrell is a full-time movie star, we hope he says au revoir to the déjà vu . HIS CHARACTER "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Sexually frustrated single man "Date Night": Sexually frustrated married man "Crazy, Stupid, Love": Sexually frustrated separated man FRIEND WHO ENCOURAGES SEXUAL ADVENTURE "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Romany Malco, Seth Rogen "Date Night": Mark Ruffalo "Crazy, Stupid, Love": Ryan Gosling UNEXPECTED CAMEO FROM A MUSICIAN "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Loudon Wainwright III "Date Night": will.i.am "Crazy, Stupid, Love": Josh Groban PHILLY CONNECTION "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Kevin Hart "Date Night": Tina Fey "Crazy, Stupid, Love": Kevin Bacon GAGS WITH A SHIRTLESS ACTOR "The 40-Year-Old Virgin": Carrell gets his chest waxed "Date Night": Mark Wahlberg is consistently shirtless (not that there's anything wrong with that . . . )
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2012
        Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson's coming-of-age romance takes place in a dollhouse world of scout camps, churchyards and New England-y beachscapes, as a troupe of parental units, police, and scoutmasters go looking for a pair of runaway 12-year-olds. Sublime stuff from the auteur of Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. With Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis as the grown-ups. PG-13 Ted Seth (Family Guy)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2011
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with a great guy, "Jonah," for four months. We get along well and enjoy a lot of the same things. At times he can be jealous when other men notice me, but we have never had arguments about it. Only one thing about me really bothers him - it's my infatuation with actor Mark Wahlberg. Jonah is so upset about it he refuses to see any of Mark's films with me and gets annoyed when I mention him. It irks me because I know being with Mark isn't a realistic option, but Jonah acts like it is. What can I say to make him see that he (Jonah)
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December 27, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reprinted from Thursday's editions. If Mark Wahlberg's new pic, The Gambler , feels like a stale rehash of existential tropes, that's because it is.   A disappointing thriller from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, The Gambler is a remake of the 1974 James Caan gem of the same name, which itself was loosely based on a 1867 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, one of the grandpapas of existentialism. The original story is about a despairing, fatalistic antihero who'd rather sink into an abyss of chance events than take his fate in his own hands.
NEWS
December 15, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
SO MUCH NEWS this week we didn't get into such as the ongoing collateral damage resulting from the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Hackers revealed actress Jennifer Lawrence received a lower salary than her male "American Hustle" co-stars and posted emails between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin joking about President Obama 's favorite films. They sounded a little bit racist to some. Read on for more celeb news. Yesterday Scott Stapp , the troubled former Creed front man, claimed to be a CIA agent with one mission in mind: assassinate President Obama , according to a 9-1-1 recording obtained by TMZ. The singer's estranged wife, Jaclyn Stapp , and his sister-in-law called 9-1-1 frantically late last month after he left the house shirtless and began to ride around his Boca Raton, Fla., neighborhood saying he wanted to assassinate Obama, according to a recording released by TMZ. Police determined Stapp didn't show enough signs of mental instability so they did not place him on a psych-hold.
NEWS
October 18, 2013
HARRY BELAFONTE has sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr., saying that it "astonishingly" blocked his attempts to auction off three King documents. Filed on Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, the suit seeks unspecified damages and a court declaration that Belafonte is the rightful owner. The documents are an outline of a Vietnam War speech by King; notes to a speech that King never got to deliver in Memphis, Tenn.; and a condolence letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson to King's wife after the civil-rights leader's 1968 assassination.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
  T   HE GAME and Drake plan to donate $22,500 to help Ohio woman Anna Angel pay for the funerals of her five children and boyfriend who died in a mobile-home fire. The Game called the Burger King restaurant where Angel works and asked what he could do to help her, a spokesman for the family said. Angel's five children and her boyfriend were killed early Sunday when a fast-moving fire tore through their mobile home in Tiffin, about 50 miles southeast of Toledo.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
A NTHONY MACKIE , star of "Pain & Gain" with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson , walked the makeshift red carpet at South Philly's UA Riverview on Tuesday night. But Mackie wasn't going to stay for long. After introducing the Michael Bay action-comedy, Mackie headed out to the Phillies game. Turns out, despite hailing from New Orleans, he's a big fan Phillies fan. Why? A horse, of course. When Mackie was a kid, he would watch syndicated episodes of the talking-horse sitcom "Mister Ed. " "There was a 'Mister Ed' commercial and he had this thing where he would go (imitating Mister Ed)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boston native Mark Wahlberg was one of many celebs incensed by Monday's bombing attack in Boston that left three dead and more than 170 injured. "It's horrible, man. It's [expletive] disgusting, man. I just - I'm very upset," Mark, 41, said Monday at the New York premiere of his pic Pain and Gain . Later, he told an Us Weekly reporter, "The world obviously needs to change. If you think about all the events over the last couple years, if we can't protect our innocent women and children, then we have a serious problem.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was Chastain vs. Chastain at the box office last weekend, as the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain 's latest movie - the horror film Mama - dislodged the acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty from the top spot. Mama, which bears the imprimatur of producer Guillermo del Toro , opened above expectations with $28.1 million, topping director Kathryn Bigelow 's Zero Dark Thirty , which took in $17.6 million. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger 's post-governorship comeback, The Last Stand , could prove to be just that for the action star.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THE PULPY "Broken City" stars Mark Wahlberg as an ex-cop-turned-private-eye caught up in the power politics of a New York City mayor's race. He plays Billy Taggart, who makes a meager living taking pictures of cheating spouses for divorce proceedings, though he spends most of his time trying to collect from deadbeat clients. So, he's naturally eager when the incumbent mayor (Russell Crowe) offers him $50,000 to produce incriminating photos of his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and the man she's sneaking off to see. A little too eager - anyone who correctly places "Broken City" into its proper neo-noir slot will recognize poor Billy as an expendable middleman whose $50k payday is probably just enough to buy him a one-way ticket to Palookaville.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
It isn't hard, the first time Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe square off in Broken City , to see that the two stars are enjoying themselves mightily. Wahlberg is a New York cop asked to resign in the wake of a controversial shooting, and Crowe is the mayor asking for his badge. They meet in the mayor's City Hall office - it's a tense, tough exchange, with Jeffrey Wright , another formidable actor, off to one side. But there's clearly an amiable vibe mixed in with the brinkmanship, too. "Russell didn't come on until week six of production," Wahlberg recalls.
NEWS
January 11, 2013 | By Dan Gross
MARK WAHLBERG 's new movie, "Broken City," was neither shot nor set in Philadelphia, but he's grateful for the response he's gotten from locals while in town to promote the thriller, out Jan. 18. Wahlberg, who has starred in five films shot here - "The Italian Job," "Shooter," "The Happening," "The Lovely Bones," and "Invincible" - says Philadelphia "Reminds me of home," referring to Boston. "Good people. Hardworking people. No nonsense. No BS. They tell you what they're thinking, whether you ask them or not," he says.
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