Not everyone can make the transition from early '90s rapper/underwear model to Academy Award-nominated actor. Over the years, Mark Wahlberg proved he could break the mold, and he's hoping to do that again with Michael Bay for "Pain and Gain," the director's small true-life passion project about Miami bodybuilders turned kidnappers.
Wahlberg spoke with MTV News while promoting his new crime thriller "Contraband" and opened up about making the move to comedy with Bay at the helm.
"We're talking about ['Pain and Gain']," Wahlberg said. "We've got to figure it out, scheduling and all that stuff. It's a possibility. It's a great script. [Bay has] got a great take on it and how he wants to do it."
So many classic Christmas movies have toys that everyone wants. That toy might not even be real, but that didn't stop us from dreaming that somehow Santa would bring us the gift that didn't actually exist. So as we open our presents on this Christmas morning, we've made a list of some of our favorite Christmas movie toys.
The toy every young boy wanted gave Arnold Schwarzenegger one of the worst last-minute holiday shopping experiences of all time in "Jingle All the Way," but it was totally worth it. Turbo Man has everything that a great action figure should have, but most importantly, he has a jet pack. Being the good dad Arnie was (in this movie, at least), Arnold faced off with Sinbad and pulled out all the stops in order to bring the awesome action figure home.
A lot goes into making a World War II epic like "Red Tails." You can just ask one of its stars Tristan Wilds. In this exclusive look behind the scenes, Wilds guides us through the making of George Lucas' pet project.
For over twenty year, Lucas attempted to bring the amazing story of the courageous Tuskegee Airmen to the big screen. Having finally succeeded in moving ahead with the project as producer, all there was left to do was film the thing.
When a trailer as hyped as the first one for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" finally drops, its reception can live or die on the impressions of entertainment writers and bloggers. Last night's trailer met its fair share of criticism, but the general response was overwhelmingly positive from fans and writers alike.
Reactions to the "Hobbit" trailer!
Even though some lucky writers first saw the trailer two weeks ago at Butt-Numb-a-Thon, some prominent bloggers took to Twitter to voice their opinions for the trailer's wide release.
We've collected a few below.
Ethan Hunt and the IMF are back and bigger than ever in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." For the fourth go around, Tom Cruise makes the jump to IMAX screens and makes it worth while. If you do go see "Ghost Protocol," be sure to seek out IMAX showings. It's the way the film was meant to be seen.
Here are five more reasons why you should initiate "Ghost Protocol" this week.
Hey, if he ain't broke, why cast another Bond?
Producer Michael G. Wilson wants to take that position when it comes to Daniel Craig as the legendary super spy. In a recent interview with People UK, Wilson revealed that he hopes to keep the latest Bond around for a record-breaking eight movies. With Craig currently filming his third Bond movie, "Skyfall," that would mean five more movies to break the record set by Roger Moore.
Taking on the role of John le Carré's master spy, George Smiley, involves navigating two enormous obstacles. First, the legendary Alec Guinness claimed the character for himself in the beloved BBC miniseries of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" from 1979. Second, outside the more descriptive world of the novels, Smiley is a mystery, a silent, poker-faced old pro who knows the spy game too well to betray his thoughts or emotions, if he has any at all.
But Gary Oldman has proved he is up to the task. His performance in the new film adaptation of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" received universal praise from critics as one of his finest and one on par with Guinness'. Oldman opened up to MTV News about playing Smiley and the satisfaction the part gave him.
Next year will be a great one for films. The blockbusters alone have us with too many movies to be looking forward to. With epic superhero flicks, returns to old franchises and the ending of others, we are in for a real treat next year.
But we need your help. We want to know what movie you can't wait to see next year. Vote in the poll below to help decide which is the film to beat next year.
For every list of movie award nominations, there will probably be an almost equally long list of snubs. Unsurprisingly, this year's Golden Globe nominations missed some of the year's best work, but some of the snubs were just too big to ignore.
To right some of the wrongs, we picked our five most unforgivable oversights from the Golden Globe nominations.
Now that we're in the aftermath of the Golden Globe nominations and people everywhere are focusing on the snubs and robberies, it's an important time to reflect on the choices we are absolutely in love with.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association did manage to acknowledge some of this year's best work despite the annual longlist of snubs, so here are the picks we want to applaud from this year's field of contenders.