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Blu-ray Review: 'Contraband'

April 25th, 2012 10:35am EDT
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How far would you go for family? That’s the dilemma facing husband and father Mark Wahlberg in the new to Blu-ray action flick "Contraband" out April 24 from Universal Home Video. The family tree grows review roots below!

Title: "Contraband"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster

Director: Baltasar Kormakur

Rating: R

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: What is actually a story rehash of the David Caruso and before that the 1947 Victor Mature flick "Kiss of Death" thank...
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Check Out 'Contraband' On Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand April 24

April 21st, 2012 7:15am EDT
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In "Contraband," a reformed smuggler faces drug lords, criminals, corrupt officials, and trigger-happy hit men after getting back into the business to help his brother-in-law settle a deadly debt.

When it came to transporting illicit goods under treacherous circumstances, Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) used to be the best in the business. But all of that changed when he chose to give up his life of crime to start a family with Kate (Kate Beckinsale). Chris learns that leaving his past behind is easier said than done, however, after Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) goes to work for...
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Mark Wahlberg Blames Reporter For Inaccurate 9/11 Comments, Inappropriate Sexual Questions

January 21st, 2012 12:00pm EST
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Mark Wahlberg has hit out at the magazine reporter who recently quizzed him about the 9/11 terrorist attacks because he only sat for the interview to promote his new movie.

The actor hit headlines on Wednesday when an excerpt from his chat with the upcoming issue of Men's Health was released online, in which the "Contraband" star claimed he would have done more to overcome the terrorist hijackers who flew a plane into New York's Twin Towers.

He told the publication, "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that f...
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Mark Wahlberg's 'Contraband' Takes Weekend Top Box Office Spot

January 16th, 2012 10:55am EST
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Mark Wahlberg's new movie Contraband has debuted at the top of the U.S. box office with a $24 million opening weekend take.

The remake of Baltasar Kormakur's cult Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam ended horror film The Devil Inside's one-week run at the top.

Beauty and the Beast took in $18.5 million over the weekend to come in second, while Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible sequel Ghost Protocol falls to four. Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton's new choir film Joyful Noise debuts at five.
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Contraband,' 'Joyful Noise' & More

January 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
After a great deal of hype, I finally watched David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and honestly I’m not in love with it. Aside from the fact that it’s long-winded at 2.5 hours, the movie isn’t all that exciting in the first act. We get to see two separate storylines involving Lisbeth (Rooney Mara) and Mikael (Daniel Craig), which aren’t very compelling on their own, especially Craig’s portion.

My biggest gripe however, is its over-sexualized lead character Lisbeth. Even though I haven’t read the book series on which the film is based, I understand that Lisbeth is not terr...
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Hot, Hot, Hot! Theron, Beckinsale, Depp & Downey Jr. Named Sexiest Movie Stars Of 2012

December 8th, 2011 4:00pm EST
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Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale, Johnny Depp and Robert Downey, Jr. have topped a new list to find the sexiest movie stars of next year's blockbusters.

Editors at leading movie news and ticket website Fandango.com asked film fans to select the stars that turn them on in the most-anticipated releases of 2012 and the foursome came top of the separate male and female hot lists.

Theron, who will terrify as the evil queen in "Snow White & The Huntsman," has topped the women's list of sexiest female stars, beating "Gravity's" Sandra Bullock and Kate Beckinsale, the star of 2012 movies "Total R...
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