Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson add immensity to the term “movie buff” as their new action-crime-comedy, “Pain & Gain,” hits theaters this weekend.
In the Michael Bay film, Wahlberg and Johnson play body builders who hatch a meatheaded plan to extort money from rich guys in early 90s Miami Beach. When these American dreamers turn out to be nightmarish thugs, all sorts of Bayhem ensues.
We all know Wahlberg and The Rock will fill up the big screen, but here’s five facts about “Pain & Gain” that you may not know.
The Rock Needs Food!
1. If you’ve ever seen The Rock throw “The People’s Elbow,” you may have thought he could simply walk off the wrestling mat and be ready to play a body builder on set. But that’s not the case. According to USA Today, besides upping his workout regime, the 6’4″ former wrestler put on “12 to 15 pounds of muscle” by going on a crazy calorie binge that amounted to seven full meals a day, topping out at over 250 pounds.. Here’s how he divvied up his daily allowance of “good complex carbs and protein/fat sources.”
Breakfast: 10-ounce beef fillet, 2 cups of oatmeal, two-egg omelet.
Brunch: 8 ounces of cod, 12 ounces of sweet potatoes, 1 cup of steamed veggies.
Half lunch: 8 ounces of chicken (we’re assuming not fried), 2 cups of white rice, 1 cup of veggies.
Lunch: 8 more ounces of cod, 2 cups of rice, 1 cup of veggies.
Lunner (or maybe dunch): 8 ounces of steak, 12 ounces of baked potato fries, a salad.
Dinner: 10 more ounces of cod (really, can you ever get enough cod?) 2 more cups of rice, another salad.
Late-night snack: 30 grams of casein protein powder, 10-egg-white omelet (yes, 10!), 1 cup of veggies, a tablespoon of Omega-3 to wash it down.
2. After going 150 days on that diet without cheating, The Rock broke his fast in the grandest of fashions. According to Muscle & Strength, Johnson went on a three round eating bender that consisted of 12 pancakes, followed by four “double dough pepperoni pizzas,” followed by 21 brownies and a jug of milk. Apparently The Rock isn’t much into moderation.
Hindsight is 20/20. And the story of director, director, ‘s first meeting with Kristen Stewart is no exception.
In late 2007, Stewart had already been selected to play the part of Bella by first “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke — who had also helmed ’70s-set beach-skateboard flick “Lords of Dogtown” (2005). Hardwicke had been tipped off by one of her “Dogtown” actors, Emile Hirsch, to Stewart’s talent. “Her mixture of innocence and longing just knocked me out,” the director told Entertainment Weekly in 2008. But Hardwicke was having a tougher time finding her Edward and is said to have even enlisted the help of Stewart in her vampire hunt. Continue reading →
You read many articles here but you may have been noticed i am not posting anyhting here for two days. That is because I was watching the seasons of a TV show named as “Modern Family”. You must be familiar with it. I was so busy watching it and i loved it. I am not writing a review of this series like the typical reviews found on the internt. I just want to show my feelings to you watching this series.
It feels more like my own family to me now. I love all of them. I love how in a funny way they give a message in every episode. I laugh all the time and feel sad with them. I love how they help each other every time someone needs help. All the family just gather up to help forgetting their matters. I love how they make mistakes and then on realizing these they apologize and try to make everything okay. And when someone don’t realize his mistake they just make him realize doing lovely little things. I love how they understand each other. I love when they talk to each other about the problems they have with each other. I love when they do little things to make their loved ones happy. Some jokes some hugs some kisses and making their loved ones realize that they are here whenever they need them. That’s like a beautiful family…actually an ideal one for me.
I always wanted a family like that where your problem becomes the problem of everyone not when you are just blamed of every problem and nothing else. These were some words describing my new crush on this family 😛 I love this family and I am watching it right now and enjoying it having a good time . Watch it if you hav’nt… you will have a good time too….I bet !! 🙂
After playing werewolf Jacob Black in “The Twilight Saga,” Taylor Lautner only has one regret.
When fans first met Taylor as Jacob, the actor sported long hair, which was a wig he wore during the filming of “Twilight,” and something he wished he still had.
“It’s my one regret,” he told Shaun Robinson at the junket for “Breaking Dawn – Part II.”
“They offered me the wig,” he explained. “And I did turn it down. But I am definitely wishing now I would’ve taken it.” Continue reading →
Movie stars aren’t the most valuable thing in Hollywood. Neither are whip-smart screenwriters, superstar directors, or deep-pocketed producers. The single most valuable thing in the movie business is owning popular content with a great track record and the possibility of future sequels. That’s where the money is.
And that’s why Disney is on a Popular Movie Franchise Spending Spree. In 2006, it paid $11 billion for Pixar. In 2009, it paid $4 billion for Marvel. And yesterday, it paid another $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilm and the right to continue the Star Wars franchise into the future.
TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 24: Actress Kristen Stewart waves to fans while promoting ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ at Kumamo Shrine on October 24, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on December 28 in Japan.
TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 24: Actress Kristen Stewart poses during a photo call while promoting ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ at Kumamo Shrine on October 24, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on December 28 in Japan. Continue reading →
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade since George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it would buy Lucasfilm Ltd. from him for $4.05 billion.
The seventh movie, with a working title of “Episode 7,” is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The trilogy will continue the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond “Return of the Jedi,” the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new “Star Wars” movie every two or three years. Continue reading →