Crazy Rich Asians Box Office

Last week The Meg overperformed at the box office, but this weekend, it’s time for another title to shine as it swims past the prehistoric shark action thriller.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ much buzzed about romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians surpassed expectations by raking in $25.3 million at the box office from 3,384. That was enough to have it top The Meg, which raked in a respectable $21.5 million in its second weekend. However, not all movies were quite as lucky. Mark Wahlberg‘s action thriller Mile 22 opened below expectations while the specialty release Billionaire Boys Club had one of the most embarrassing box office debuts ever. 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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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 sequel

The good news about the new Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg action movie Mile 22 is that it’s moderately short, clocking in at barely over an hour and a half. The bad news is that Mile 22 still isn’t short enough. Mile 22 goes in the same category as the recent Sicario: Day of the Soldado; it’s an often repugnant and obnoxious exercise in faux-cinema verite style that serves to beat down its audience into submission as opposed to being entertaining. The compact nature of the story is fairly novel, but the way in which its ticking-clock premise is executed is both exhausting and inexplicable.

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.

Read More »

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?

Read More »

Mile 22 trailer

Remember 16 Blocks, the 2006 film in which a cop (Bruce Willis) had to drag a testifying witness (Mos Def) to safety over that distance? Well, a new action movie is here to put that film to shame. 16 blocks? Pfft. How about 22 miles, motherf*cker? Lone Survivor director Peter Berg re-teams with his favorite lead actor Mark Wahlberg for Mile 22, an action thriller that sees Wahlberg and his CIA squad trying to transport a foreign agent (The Raid star Iko Uwais) across the mean streets of Bogata, Colombia.

Check out the new red-band Mile 22 trailer below.
Read More »

Mile 22 sequel

Mile 22 is still months away from release, but the sequel is already moving full steam ahead with a new writer. Umair Aleem, a writer with a script on the coveted Black List, will pen the sequel to the Mark Wahlberg action movie.

Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

lauren cohan interview

Mile 22 is one of those action movies where all the characters seem to have catchy and cool names. Take, for instance, Alice Curr, an Overwatch operative without much of a home life who’s ready to call it quits. Curr is played by Lauren Cohan, who’s perhaps best known for her work on a niche television series called The Walking Dead.

Curt is a part of Jimmy Silva’s (Mark Wahlberg) team trying to get a corrupt cop (Iko Uwais) with valuable info out of Southeast Asia, but along the 22-mile journey of gunfire and explosions, everything goes sideways. While filming an action movie sometimes sounds like a rigid experience, that’s not the case for a Peter Berg movie. We visited Bogotá, Colombia, earlier this year, where Cohan told a group of us all about the experience of making a movie with Berg. Read our full Lauren Cohan Mile 22 interview below.

Read More »