Manly Movies

Mark Wahlberg

Ted 2 (2015)

Ted 2 (2015)

Ted 2    26 Jun 2015

R 115 minReleased

6.3
IMDB: 6.3/10 166 votes

I thought the first Ted movie had its moments, a good laugh here and there and good chemistry between Mark Wahlberg – at his best playing a dumb dudebro jock – and the actual bear itself. But despite how good the premise was, a foul mouthed bear that got shit faced in your apartment with you, I personally never returned to the movie. You’d think that such a movie would be up there with the likes of Bad ...

The Gambler (2014)

The Gambler (2014)

The Gambler    25 Dec 2014

R 111 minReleased

6.0
IMDB: 6.0/10 595 votes

Forty years ago James Caan appeared in a solid drama/thriller, The Gambler. Now they’ve remade it with Mark Wahlberg, although the word remake isn’t thrown around much for it, that’s quietly what it is. The original is a superior film, I might put a review up of that one to compliment this piece, and if you’re thinking of checking this one out, I’d suggest not wasting your time and going after the James Caan 1974 original instead. The story ...

Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor    10 Jan 2014

R 121 minReleased

7.5
IMDB: 7.5/10 245 votes

Not much was expected of this movie, at least with people who’d heard that Peter Berg was on board to direct. That man also directed Battleship (2012). C’mon now, ’nuff said. Combine that with Mark Wahlberg… not good. There’s also the little matter of support for the war in the States being at an all time low, projected to be at around 18%. So you’d think that the movie would bomb financially and be less than ...

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain    26 Apr 2013

R 129 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 187 votes

Michael Bay hasn’t made a good movie since the 90’s. Pain and Gain, with it’s relaxed budget looked set to change that. The idea being that Bay would be forced to actually prove his mettle as a film creator and present something with a bit more torque and substance. Well, Bay, the hour cometh, and your movie is not funny. You’re a poor director, and it’s clear now you’re skilled in collecting percentages in business deals ...

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22    17 Aug 2018

R 94 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 477 votes

This past weekend was a holiday weekend for many of us on my side of the pond cause we got to celebrate Labor Day. There is an urge to hit the road and live life to the fullest or go to the beach or do some outdoor activity or have an adventure but instead I decided to catch up in movies cause I am way behind so I decided to go to the cinema twice and let the Ferris Bueller ...

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

Daddy's Home Two    10 Nov 2017

PG-13 100 minReleased

6.0
IMDB: 6.0/10 882 votes

With this film you cannot go by the usual review aggregation verdicts. There is a disproportionate bias that we kept an eye on (it was mostly hatred of Mel Gibson), and while it’s not exactly Gibson or Mark Wahlberg’s best entry, it’s easily worth a watch. Even before Gibson shows up, it’s already fun. Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) and Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) are now best pals, with the latter now acquiescing to Whitaker’s softly and ‘progressive’ family leadership methods. It’s ...