Today we have the official trailer for the upcoming "Broken City" crime drama, starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Check it out below.
Wahlberg plays an ex-cop-turned-private detective who is hired by the mayor (Crowe) to see if his wife (Zeta-Jones) is cheating on him. The private eye confirms those suspicions, and when the mayor's wife's cheating partner ends up dead, the private eye immerses himself in the mayor's business and uncovers a real estate scandal that involves the politician dealing himself choice city-owned properties.
The new movie is directed by Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli) and is set to hit theaters on January 18th, 2013.
So Crowe needs another star next to him these days to prevent a box office flop...
SACdaddywrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 11:07:55 AM
Looks great! Nice to see Crowe as the bad guy and Wahlberg playing Crowe's part from LA Confidential.
BTW Hughes Bros never lost their touch. Book of Eli was an amazing film that nobody seemed to understand. Everyone got so caught in the religious undertones that they missed a perfect modern samurai film.
minkowskiwrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 12:15:48 PM
"Everyone got so caught in the religious undertones that they missed a perfect modern samurai film."
So did you until AICN told you otherwise.
KillerCOckwrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 1:04:45 PM
Dude Book of Eli was sh*t! It wasn't difficult to understand and the religious sh*t had nothing to with why it sucked. It sucked because it went with a sh*tty direction, The movie was wasted potential.
Same thing happened with Dead Presidents and though I liked From Hell I acknowledge that it should've been better.
Book of Eli was Only worth watching for Mila and Gary.
minkowskiwrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 3:50:20 PM
Book of Eli was so busy trying to teach a lesson, it forgot to entertain the audience.
SACdaddywrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 6:10:37 PM
Lol Mink nice try but I haven't followed that site since i came to WP. I live in Austin so I had enough of Knowles fat pretentious ass years ago. It is nice to see that i'm not the only one who got the film though, so thanks for pointing it out. I think i've defended that film enough on this site (like every time someone like you hates on it) for everyone to know I have my own opinion of the it and have never needed you or some other lame site to define it for me.
SACdaddywrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 6:43:21 PM
@ Killer: "went with a sh*tty direction" ???
What are you talking about? It went the same direction all other westerns, post-apoc, blind swordsmen movie goe: Lone warrior walks in bar, gets f*cked with, f*cks up entire bar, gets recruited by bad guy who he tells to f*ck off, pisses bad guy off and they have it out until almost everyone is dead. The only thing that made it better was the caliber of talent in every role (including Kunis), its awesome style of action and camera work (outstanding long fight sequences without many cuts), and its big twist that almost no one saw coming. It was completely entertaining for action and from a thematic standpoint. I'm not religious by a longshot, but I loved the idea of showing a future where people had not only turned on Christianity but had also forgotten about it. It was a nice examination of what man in a desperate world devoid of morals would do with the enormous influence of the words of the Bible. It doesn't preach and it never fails to live up to its hard R rating. I loved it!!!
SACdaddywrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 6:44:37 PM
SACdaddywrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 6:53:52 PM
And how awesome was it to see an aging Denzel Washington come out of nowhere and become a total badass action hero. The opening 30 minutes of the film has fighting sequences i'd put up there with some of the best asian action films i've ever seen. Denzel is a f*cking killing machine and there was no shaky cam to ruin all the gory details. I wish more modern action films were shot and treated with the same respect.
KillerCOckwrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 6:55:49 PM
The twist was foreshadowed thru the movie. And it was a f*ckin disappointing twist, due to sh*tty direction, It wasn't even subtle, its f*cking spelled out for you in the movie even in the action sequences, Its made for you to piece it together. It was f*ckin stupid.
The fact that it took a familiar formula and still managed to drop the ball where many before have succeeded just points out how sh*tty its direction was.
Look, I'm glad you enjoyed it but it was a sh*t movie. I like movies ppl think are sh*t to but Book of Eli wasn't one of them.
KillerCOckwrites: on October 5th, 2012 at 6:56:43 PM
Denzel was more bad ass in Training Day, Real talk.