Lethal Weapon. End of Watch. Se7en. Hot Fuzz. These buddy cop movies and many more live and die on the chemistry between the two lead actors. With 2 Guns, the team of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg can be added to the list of great duos, even if the film itself doesn’t do enough to be elevated into the genre’s distinguished pantheon.
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Mark Wahlberg is a busy guy. He’s currently shooting Transformers 4 but flew in from Detroit to promote his latest film, the action-comedy 2 Guns, in UK cinemas on 16 August. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who also directed the actor in last year’s Contraband, the movie stars Wahlberg and Denzel Washington as two undercover cops from competing bureaus who are forced to go on the run together. Despite being jet-lagged, Wahlberg was in good spirits throughout the press conference. Here he chats about working with Washington, how much stunt work he does himself and reuniting with his Contraband director, Kormákur.
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‘Another one?’ That was the sceptical reaction of many when I told them that a new Mission: Impossible was coming out this year. After all, they’ve done three of them so the trilogy is complete, right? And yet, the famed spy series work better as standalone movies as opposed to continuations of the films that preceded them. All three movies have had different directors, and all have put their own unique stamp on the series; Brian De Palma introduced us to super-agent Ethan Hunt in 1996, John Woo had Hunt stopping deadly viruses in 2000, and J.J. Abrams got Ethan hitched in 2006. With Ghost Protocol, the trend continues; this time it’s the turn of Brad Bird, director of animated delights such as The Incredibles and Ratatouille. In his first live-action feature, is he able to eclipse the high benchmark set by the previous Mission: Impossible movies?
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