mcmillions

When The Daily Beast published an article last summer titled “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions,” it captured Hollywood’s attention in a big way. We later learned that was by design: the article, which details extreme (and wildly entertaining) levels of fraud surrounding the nationwide Monopoly game that McDonald’s previously participated in, was written with the express purpose of being adapted into a movie.

A film adaptation is still on the table, but now a documentary series called McMillions is already in production at HBO, and one of the Hollywood players who lost out on the film rights is executive producing this multi-part documentary show. Find out who’s involved below. Read More »

six billion dollar man director

Warner Bros. is putting its money on Travis Knight, the director of the surprise critical success Bumblebee, to helm its reboot The Six Billion Dollar Man. The Laika chief has been tapped as the new Six Billion Dollar Man director, replacing Damian Szifron after the project was picked up by Warner Bros. from the Weinstein Co. Mark Wahlberg is still set to star in the feature adaptation of beloved 1970s TV series.

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Contest: Win ‘Mile 22’ On Blu-ray

mile 22 blu-ray

Mile 22, the latest Mark Wahlberg/Peter Berg action extravaganza, is hitting Blu-ray this week. And if you like free stuff (who doesn’t?), we’ve got something for you: a chance to win a free Blu-ray copy of the flick. And that’s not all! We’re also giving away a hat – that’s right, you can be the proud owner of a Mile 22 hat. All your friends will think you’re really cool! Details below.

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instant family trailer

Mark Wahlberg‘s action flick Mile 22 fizzled witch critics and audiences alike, but the actor isn’t done with 2018 yet. He’ll next be seen in Instant Family, a new comedy from Daddy’s Home director Sean Anders. Based on true events from Anders’ own life, Instant Family finds Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who become foster parents to three children at once. Comedy ensues!. Watch the Instant Family trailer below.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spike Lee Influences & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, The BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee breaks down his film heroes. Plus, watch the adorable Disney Princess scene from the Ralph Breaks the Internet teaser in 23 languages from around the world, and find out if Mile 22 star Mark Wahlberg is telling the truth in a new lie detector interview. Read More »

Peter Berg directing Patriots Day

Director Peter Berg is not one for wasting time. He says as much, but it’s also evident when you’re on the set of one of his movies, speaking with an actor he’s worked with, or talking to the man himself. Look no further than his filmography the last few years to see the borderline light-speed pace at which he works. He’s made four movies in the last two years, including his latest pic, Mile 22. Nobody could ever call Peter Berg lazy, that’s for certain.

His newest and fourth collaboration with Mark Wahlberg is a significantly lighter film than their past work. It’s Berg, who made a remarkable directorial debut with The Rundown, returning to straight-up action movies. The Kingdom director brings his eye for fast-paced, practical, and point-of-view-driven action to his new lean and mean action movie. Recently, Berg told us about filming Mile 22‘s action, his respect for Wahlberg’s work ethic, when we’ll see his Rihanna documentary, and more.

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Mile 22 sequel

Mark Wahlberg is unleashed by director Peter Berg in Mile 22. Playing the unabashedly unsavory hero Jimmy Silva, Wahlberg gives a high-wired performance that never runs out of gas. If you like your Wahlberg fast and loud, Mile 22 has the performance for you.

Wahlberg’s work is reminiscent of some of his great supporting turns where he gets to play a character a little off-center and let loose. He makes Jimmy Silva feel like a supporting character that happens to be the star of the movie. The role is not too far off from the idea of a hothead character like Tommy from I Heart Huckabees (one of Wahlberg’s greatest achievement in my book) becoming an action hero for the U.S. government. The actor recently spoke to us about his fourth collaboration with Peter Berg, his very impressive work ethic, box office, and more.

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Kidding Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, some Emmy nominated actors like David Harbour, Edie Falco and William H. Macy provide some advice for how to make it in Hollywood. Plus, Jim Carrey takes us behind the scenes of his new Showtime series Kidding where he plays a children’s television program host, and the cast of Mile 22 partakes in answering the web’s most searched questions about themselves. Read More »

mile 22 clip

The marketing team behind Mile 22 is running full-speed ahead with new clips and featurettes. Perhaps they realize that they’re opening in the shadow of Mission: Impossible – Fallout or perhaps Migos isn’t as big of a draw as they hoped. Whatever the case, the latest Mile 22 clip gives us a glimpse of what we’re really watching this movie for: Iko Uwais.

The star of the cult Indonesian film, The Raid, Uwais is a both an acting and a martial arts powerhouse, and a new Mile 22 clip and featurette prove that this is still the case.

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mile 22 trailer

STX Entertainment has released the final Mile 22 trailer, loading the trailer up with more action, more thrills, and a new Migos song just to entice you a little further. Because we guess the demographics for Migos fans and Mark Wahlberg fans overlap?

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