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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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 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.
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Ronda Rousey signed on to star in Mile 22 over three years ago. The former MMA champion and current WWE star was going to star alongside Iko Uwais (The Raid) in a version of the story that was more of a straight-up martial arts movie, which director Peter Berg was only going to produce. After spending a while in development, though, Mile 22 went from a two-hander to an ensemble pic that’s directed by Berg and led by Mark Wahlberg, playing team leader Jimmy Silva.
Since she first signed on to the movie, Rousey has acted in movies like Furious 7 and The Expendables 3, but she has a much more substantial role in Berg’s movie compared to her previous work. If you’ve seen Rousey fight before, you know she has a presence and intensity just waiting to be unleashed on the big screen with the right role. Hopefully, that role is Sam Snow. Read on for our full Ronda Rousey Mile 22 interview from the film’s set.
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Mark Wahlberg and his team of heavily-armed ass-kickers are out for blood in the red-band Mile 22 trailer. The film reunites Wahlberg with director Peter Berg to tell an action-packed story about a top-secret tactical command unit. Watch the Mile 22 trailer below.
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UPDATE: We have updated this post with the official synopsis from STX Entertainment.
Almost two years ago, Peter Berg signed on to direct Mark Wahlberg, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, and Iko Uwais (The Raid) in Mile 22. Since then, Berg and Wahlberg have made two serious, and seriously overlooked, films, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day. They’re tackling much lighter fare the next time around with Mile 22, which they hope to make a trilogy.
Below, learn more about the movie Wahlberg wants to define his career.
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This may come as a surprise, but Comedy Central’s Drunk History officially won an Emmy last year. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series award the show was nominated for (a nod the series also landed this year), but instead for the wonderful historical costumes crafted by Christina Mongini. However, if the new Drunk History season 4 trailer is any indicator, then an award win for the series as a whole could still be coming down the road. Watch below! Read More »
Last August, Nintendo announced that they were exploring the possibility of turning some of their video game properties into feature films. The company was turned off of the idea of adapting their video games into movies after the disaster that was Super Mario Bros. back in 1993, but over 20 years later, Nintendo’s creative mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto said:
“As we look more broadly at what is Nintendo’s role as an entertainment company, we’re starting to think more and more about how movies can fit in with that—and we’ll potentially be looking at things like movies in the future.”
We haven’t heard of any development on specific properties heading to the big screen, but if UFC champion turned actress Ronda Rousey had the opportunity, she would love to bring bounty hunter Samus Aran to life in a Metroid movie. Read More »
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If the second big screen team up of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in Sisters wasn’t quite as good as you hoped, then maybe teaming up one-half of the comedienne duo with MMA champion turned actress Ronda Rousey will do the trick. Universal Pictures has just picked up a comedy pitch called Do Nothing Bitches that will have Fey and Rousey co-starring. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Ronda Rousey wants to play Captain Marvel and she’ll snap as many limbs and crush as many skulls as necessary to land the job. Until that becomes necessary, she’s taking a more civil approach and just taking every possible opportunity to talk about the part in public. Maybe Marvel Studios will consider her for the role before she has to start demolishing every human being standing in her way.
For the new Ronda Rousey Captain Marvel chatter, hit the jump.
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