Tag: Mark Wahlberg

Instant Family Blu-ray Review

Instant Script There isn’t a surprise in Instant Family’s story. It’s a movie made to pull some heartstrings and push out a few sarcastic laughs. For that, it’s fine. …

Mile 22 Blu-ray Review

Failure to Raid Built on an alpha male, macho foundation, the (literal) killer attitude of Mile 22’s secret government op is insufferably raw. The idea of this loud, booming, …

Daddy’s Home 2 4K UHD Blu-ray Review

Fight Men Fight The best scene in Daddy’s Home 2 concerns a mishap between a wandering snowblower and endlessly strung together Christmas lights. Doltish Will Ferrell engages in some …

Transformers: Age of Extinction 4K UHD Review

Extinction Incomplete In back-to-back viewing, the Transformers films blend mindlessly together. Blame their formula, which, even with different casting in Age of Extinction, still features a geeky intellectual and …

Patriots Day UHD Blu-ray Review

Patriot Mark Wahlberg Director Peter Berg, who moved from the banality of Battleship into a string of true story adaptations, handles Hollywood’s version of the Boston Marathon bombing. Hollywood …

Daddy’s Home Blu-ray Review

Ferrell and Wahlberg Strain for Laughs Daddy’s Home opens with a product placement. Not a phone or computer logo in the background – Will Ferrell gives an entire speech …

Ted 2 Review

Return of the bear Ted 2 is homophobic, transphobic, racephobic, joggerphobic, nerdphobic, sex workerphobic – almost precisely in that order. Seth McFarlane’s work is relentlessly phobic but he has …

The Gambler Blu-ray Review

Gambling a life away Jim Bennett wants out, out from everything. His posh suits. His English professor job. Getting away from his debts and into a new life. That …