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New set video for Transformers: The Last Knight has been released online featuring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel and director Michael Bay offering a behind-the-scenes look at some sort of water scene.

Per the norm, we can see explosions are involved.

“As Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel discovered, this isn’t your typical water slide,” the Transformers movie social networks posted.

Watch below.

“Transformers: The Last Knight” has a June 23, 2017 release directed by Michael Bay starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stephen Merchant, Isabela Moner, Jean Dujardin, Jerrod Carmichael, Allen Phoenix, with Peter Cullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime.

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When it comes to the pinnacle of football, there’s the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and now the Wahlbowl. Yes, the Wahlbowl.

Mark Wahlberg was in town last weekend to show the Patriots a screening of his new movie, but as it turns out, that wasn’t the only Foxborough-based filming he had going on. The whole Wahlberg clan hit the field at Gillette Stadium in the season finale of “Wahlburgers,” which aired Wednesday on A&E.

In the episode, Mark, his brothers, and their families played a game of touch football at the Patriots practice facility, the Empower Field House. The teams were split up by Mark’s children, Brendan and Mikey, and there were even some Patriot cameos.

Broadcaster and former quarterback Scott Zolak did what he does best and called play-by-play for the game, alongside the Wahlberg matriarch Alma. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also stopped by to watch the game and even stepped up big time for the team anchored by Bob Wahlberg.

“It was a little trick play I pulled out of the bag, and he caught it,” Bob said.

Robert tied the game with his touchdown, even though he “lost it in the lights” for a few seconds.

With Robert as a spectator for most of the Wahlbowl, Paul Wahlberg felt the pressure.

“I don’t know if he’s looking at future picks,” he said. “I don’t know what the deal is.”

Mark settled in as quarterback for his team, launching left-handed passes downfield for his nephew, Brandon, and at least one Wahlberg made an impression on Robert.

“You’ve got a good arm, tight spiral,” Robert told Mark. “I’m going to tell Tommy [Brady] he’s got to be careful.”

“Brendan’s Bad Boys” ultimately defeated “Mikey’s Ducks, but both teams were able to bolster their highlight reels and get some reps. And now the Wahlbergs need only wait until the 2017 NFL Draft to see if their hard work on the practice field paid off.  []

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Chinese star Zhang Ziyi also will participate in a conversation as the festival added 35 films by first- and second-time directors, more docs and virtual reality exhibits.
The Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday finalized the lineup for its 41st edition, adding onstage conversations with Deepwater Horizon star Mark Wahlberg and Chinese star Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as well as 35 films from first- and second-time directors, more docs and virtual reality fare.

Toronto’s Discovery sidebar will feature world premieres of Wayne Roberts’ Katie Says Goodbye, starring Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and The Killing star Mireille Enos; Scottish director Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling, starring Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick; and Rachel Lambert’s In the Radiant City, produced by Jeff Nichols.

Elsewhere, the TIFF Docs section added world premieres for Oscar-nominated director Nanette Burstein’s Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee, about the anti-virus pioneer who went on the run from authorities in Belize in 2012; Michelle Sinclair’s The Terry Kath Experience, about an original member of the pop band Chicago, directed by Kath’s daughter; and Mohanad Yaqubi’s Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory.

And Toronto on Tuesday unveiled its virtual reality lineup, having planned five VR exhibits, including Tracy Rector’s Ch’aak’ S’aagi (Eagle Bone); Maureen Fan’s, Eric Darnell’s and Michael Hutchinson’s Invasion!; Michael Beets’ Jafri; KA and The Battle Within, from Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil Media.


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Some quick news is coming in via the Tracking Board as they’re reporting that Patrick Hughes (The Hitman’s Bodyguard) has been tapped to direct Home Invasion starring Mark Wahlberg.

Home Invasion will re-team Wahlberg with Contraband scribe Aaron Guzikowski, who also penned Prisoners and the upcoming new installment in the Friday the 13th franchise. In addition to starring, Wahlberg will produce with Stephen Levinson through Leverage Management.

Wahlberg will play a contractor whose artist wife suffers from an illness that prevents her from being in the sunlight so he builds a futuristic house that blocks out natural light. When a band of criminals attempts to break into the house to steal one of his wife’s valuable sculptures, he must evade and outsmart them to protect his home.

The film was pitched as “Panic Room meets Die Hard.”


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Patriots training camp isn’t all about snap counts and blocking schemes. After practice Sunday, the team gathered at Showcase Cinemas Patriot Place to watch a screening of “Deepwater Horizon,” Mark Wahlberg’s new movie about the massive oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (The movie arrives in theaters next month.) Addressing Pats players beforehand, Wahlberg, who was accompanied by his mom, Alma, said: “I know the work you guys put in, the effort, and the commitment it takes to do what you do and what you risk going out there on a daily basis.” A big Pats fan who played improbable Philadelphia Eagle Vincent Papale in the 2006 film “Invincible,” Wahlberg said the character he plays in “Deepwater Horizon,” an electrician named Mike Williams, is a Pats fan in real life. Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he thought the movie might resonate with players. “It’s about mental toughness, persevering, knowing how the guys around you are doing,” he said. The crowd, which included coach Bill Belichick and players Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Jimmy Garoppolo, Danny Amendola, Malcolm Butler, and Malcolm Mitchell, applauded when the credits rolled.  []


Mark Wahlberg with his mother, Alma, and team owner Robert Kraft before the screening of his new film, “Deepwater Horizon,” for the Patriots.

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Life should be lived with a smile on your face and no one does a better job of putting one on our faces than you. We are forever grateful for the love you bring into our lives. Thank you for all you do. ‪#‎HappyBirthdayDonnie‬! 🎈 🎉


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Actor Mark Wahlberg is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, showing no signs of slowing down. He joined “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he dished on his projects, fitness regimen, the removal of his tattoo, and the other actor he gets mistaken for.

Even after decades of being in the spotlight, Mark and superstar buddy Matt Damon deal with a funny case of mistaken identity. He shared, “People always say they love me in ‘The Bourne Identity’… And I just say say, ‘Thank you.’” Matt gets mistaken for Mark as well, adding that fans say, “I love you in ’Ted.’” Mark says, “We just laugh it off. I never correct anybody, I just say, ‘Thank you very much. Watch me in ‘The Bourne Identity 4.’”  []

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Wahlberg is in Detroit filming “Transformers 5,” and while filming ran long Tuesday, he was less than an hour late for his scheduled 7 p.m. red carpet appearance.

“I get out of work when Michael Bay says I get out of work,” he joked.

“Detroit reminds me very much of Boston, it’s a great sports town,” he added, saying he’d move to Detroit if his wife wanted to. “We’re pushing to get more incentives here so we can make more films. We’re going to open up more restaurants, so I’ll be here quite often.”

Fans lined Monroe, hoping to catch a glimpse of the actor.

“We’re big fans,” said Angela Miller, who came to Greektown at 9 a.m. from Brighton with her friend Heather Ferrell of Belleville. “We’ve been following Mark and Donnie for a long time, and we got to meet Paul earlier today. We thought it was opening today so we came down.”

Emily Jilg, 27, of Novi cut her family vacation short by one to be in Detroit on Wednesday. She flew out of Orlando at 4 a.m., arriving on Monroe with her friend Linda Wilson, also of Novi, around 1 p.m.

“I would like to meet him and get a selfie,” she said. “I’ve been a fan for years and years and years.”

In December, Wahlberg announced in an interview with FOX 2’s Lee Thomas his plans to open a Wahlburgers in Greektown this summer in a Bedrock building. Later, it was revealed to be 569 Monroe, a 4,200-square-foot space next to the Red Smoke Barbeque restaurant.

In June, Wahlberg released a video statement saying the opening date would be “in four weeks,” estimating a late July opening.

Wahlburgers is owned by Mark, Paul and brother Donnie, who plays Detective Daniel Reagan on CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and is a member of boy band New Kids on the Block. Local partner Cutraro also owns Bella Piatti in Birmingham.

According to its website, Wahlburgers has locations in Toronto, New York and the brothers’ native state, Massachusetts. The Greektown restaurant will be first of six Wahlburgers planned for southeast Michigan. These locations are part of a nationwide expansion for the brand, which struck deals with various franchise groups to expand to a total of 118 restaurants.

Wahlburgers Detroit will serve lunch and dinner. The menu includes a full bar with a focus on burgers, sandwiches, sides, salads and gourmet sodas.  []

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PLOT: A precocious Junior High school graffiti artist risks it all to compete against a mysterious new rival to earn respect from his peers during the dawn of the golden age of hip-hop culture in Miami circa 1991.  Trailer below.


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New Kids on the Block performs as the Mixtape Festival came to Hersheypark Stadium featuring New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera on Saturday, August 6, 2016.

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New Kids On The Block perform in Concert at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk on August 4, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of Brooklyn, New York. (Photos by Janette Pellegrini and Brian Babineau)

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The poster for Lionsgate’s Mark Wahlberg starer “Deepwater Horizon” has been released.

Wahlberg stars in the film alongside Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O’Brien, Gina Rodriguez and Kate Hudson.

Peter Berg directs from a screenplay written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan based upon the 2010 New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours” by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul.

The film will hit cinemas on September 30.

Inspired by the true story that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.


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He’s one of the most successful actors on the planet. But that’s not enough.

At 45 years old, Mark Wahlberg is an Oscar-nominated actor and producer, an entrepreneur, a Catholic, and a father of four who never misses family dinner.

It’s hard to believe he’s the same guy who sold drugs and pleaded guilty to assaulting two Vietnamese men as a teen. Those 45 days at Boston’s Deer Island House of Correction were the start of how that guy became this guy.

Wahlberg’s jail cell lesson: Being a screwup is a choice.

“I knew the only way I could be successful was by working hard and doing the right thing,” he says.

That resolve is evident today in everything he does, starting with the alarm clock that goes off at 4:10 a.m.

In the September issue of Men’s Health (available on newsstands and the Apple iTunes Newsstand now), Wahlberg opens up about how he became the man he is now. Keep scrolling for a sneak preview.


Wahlberg is up before dawn most days for a workout with kettlebells, dumbbells, bands, and a jump rope.

He helps send the kids off to school before a day’s work: Deepwater Horizon, about the deadly 2010 oil rig explosion, opens September 30; Patriots Day, based on the Boston Marathon bombing, premieres in December; and Transformers: The Last Knight is due out next summer.

Still, he’s home in time for a never-miss family dinner.

“There’s more than enough time in a day as long as you’re not burning the candle at both ends,” Wahlberg says. “As long as I’m not going out and getting crazy, I’m good. I get eight hours of sleep.”

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TCA 2016: Pop’s “The Joey Mac Project” is executive produced by Jenny McCarthy and fellow “New Kid” Donnie Wahlberg

New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre is set to play an exaggerated version of himself on Pop’s “The Joey Mac Project.”

The original series is inspired by the singer’s real life, as the grown-up boy band member tries to break into acting. Pop has ordered eight episodes of the half-hour comedy, which is executive produced by McIntyre along fellow “New Kid” Donnie Wahlberg.

Jenny McCarthy, Tim Gibbons (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Paul Greenberg (“Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris“) and Jenny Daly (“Storage Hunters,” “Hollywood and Football”) will also exec produce.

“I lucked out. What are the chances of me being cast as a character named Joey McIntyre?” said McIntyre. “But in all seriousness, if you love to laugh, we have a comedy gold team behind this project who have the secret sauce for funny TV … yes, I just said that.”

“I’ve worked with Joey since we were kids,” Wahlberg added, “but seeing all of his many talents come together in this show — I’ve never been more excited.”

“The Joey Mac Project” (working title) is produced by T Group Productions. Production kicks off this fall.


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It was a chance meeting on the field at MCU Park between Donnie Wahlberg and Mookie Wilson when the CBS “Blue Bloods” star decided to take a few good-natured ribs at the New York Mets 1986 Game 6 World Series hero. Engaging in some baseball banter before the July 21 Aberdeen game, the Dorchester, Massachusetts native told Wilson, “I’m going to break the curse that the Mets have over the Boston Red Sox when I throw out the first pitch tonight.”

Wahlberg explained further, saying, “We broke the Curse of the Bambino in 2004 and now it’s time to break the Curse of Mookie Wilson!” Laughingly, Wilson said that he wasn’t aware of the curse and gave Wahlberg a pat on the back and wished him well as Wilson returned to the clubhouse and Wahlberg walked to the Cyclone bullpen to practice for his ceremonial first pitch.

Ensuring that he’d make a good first pitch, the Cyclone staff lent Wahlberg Cyclone Pitching Coach Billy Bryk and right-handed pitcher Gary Cornish for a bullpen session. After 20 minutes of pitching in the pen, Bryk pronounced Wahlberg “ready to toe the rubber.” Unfortunately, the instruction went for naught as the Red Sox rooter realized his worse fear on the mound and bounced the ball in front of home plate on his delivery to the catcher.

Having missed Wahlberg’s first pitch, Wilson was informed of the short throw during the game to which he exclaimed with a wry smile, “Well if he bounced the ball, it doesn’t count to break my curse. Does it now?!”

However, some of Wahlberg’s Irish-Swedish heritage magic did rub off on the Cyclones as the team got lucky in the ninth inning on Irish Night and managed to hold on for a narrow 3-2 win. After the Cyclones’ emerging pitching ace Harol Gonzalez held Aberdeen scoreless over 7.2 innings with nine strikeouts, the Brooklyn bullpen uncharacteristically gave up two runs in the ninth inning to make the Cyclone fans once again grit their teeth.

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He first joined the franchise with a role in 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. And Mark Wahlberg is back for the fifth installment of the Michael Bay action saga, as he was spotted filming in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday. The 45-year-old was seen falling backwards out of a bright yellow Chevy Camaro as he shot with Autobot ‘co-star’ Bumblebee.

Mark showed off his sculpted physique in a long-sleeved, fitted navy blue sweater coupled with a pair of slate grey trousers. The father-of-four finished off the look with a pair of black oxfords, and wore his hair slicked back for the scenes. He was seen sitting in the driver’s seat of the bright yellow car, which itself is a character in the movie, Autobot Bumblebee.

In a series of photographs from the Detroit set, Mark can be seen tumbling backwards as the driver’s seat turns and spills out of the vehicle. In between takes Mark could be seen protecting himself from the sun as he huddled beneath a large, black umbrella. And the fan friendly star also used time in between takes to greet some fans, while promoting his family’s restaurant, Wahlburgers, by sporting a baseball cap with its logo. The day before he had been seen wielding a sword while looking a bit disheveled and wearing distressed clothing to film scenes in front of a green screen.

He was joined by co-stars Josh Duhamel and Laura Haddock as they shot the scenes by the green screen and a giant fan. Anthony Hopkins, Tyrese Gibson, and Ken Watanabe also star in the upcoming sequel, directed by Michael Bay. Transformers: The Last Knight is due in theaters on June 23, 2017.  []

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