The third time's a charm for Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, who previously teamed for the true life adventures Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon, both films that spent too much time glorifying rah-rah heroism to properly tell their stories. But this dramatic thriller, which recounts the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, is a startlingly visceral experience, allowing for a lot more humanity in the characters. Which actually makes them feel both more honest and more heroic.
Wahlberg plays Tommy, a street cop who feels like no one notices that he's rather good at his job. When two brothers (Alex Wolff and Themo Melikidze) explode bombs at the marathon's finish line, Tommy leaps in to help the injured. And due to his local knowledge, he also helps advise FBI investigator Richard (Kevin Bacon), who is working with the local police commissioner (John Goodman). As the frantic manhunt for the bombers extends over the following days, Tommy's wife (Michelle Monaghan) tries to get him to rest, but he pushes on. And with the whole city helping the cops, the brothers are eventually chased into the neighbourhood of beat cop Jeffrey (J.K. Simmons) for an intense showdown.
This film manages to get the balance right between gritty action and inspiring heroics. Berg mixes documentary footage in seamlessly, grounding everything in reality, and he lets the actors draw out the flaws in these real-life people. This makes them much easier to identify with, which in turn makes the action sequences that much more involving. There's a shootout in here that is perhaps one of the most outrageous ones ever put on film, even more remarkable because it's true. And while Wahlberg is the only character who gets some proper depth, he plays Tommy beautifully, bouncing off everyone else in ways that add meaning and energy to the film.
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The couple met on the set of ‘Glee’ in 2012.
According to TMZ, Benoist cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and doesn't want the courts to give either party spousal support. The couple have no children together.
Melissa Benoist has reportedly filled for divorce from husband Blake Jenner
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On the morning of April 13, 2013 the citizens of Boston city awoke in a good mood, it's Patriots' Day and also the day the Boston marathon is held on. As is usually the case, additional police are asked to put on their uniforms and help with crowd control for the event which is always popular with residents and tourists.
Tommy Saunders was one of the officers to take to the streets and help police the event. As the race starts, the mood in the crowd is high and all are seen to be having a good time; The sergeant talks to his boss, Police Commissioner Ed Davis and then sees a familiar face in the crowd; his wife Carol be beckons Tommy over and the two begin to have a brief chat before an almighty noise and tremor is unleashed through the streets.
The police officers on the street run into action and begin to help wounded runners and bystanders. Hundreds of people are on the streets injured and worried; first responders begin treating as many people as possible and sending the injured off to hospital.
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Blake Jenner seen posing alone and with Melissa Benoist at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival premiere of 'The Edge of Seventeen' held at Roy Thomson Hall - Toronto, Canada - Saturday 17th September 2016
Kal-El finally gets to catch up with cousin Kara.
It had to happen eventually! We'll finally get to see a new incarnation of Superman for the 'Supergirl' TV series as season 2 arrives on our screens this fall. He'll be portrayed by Tyler Hoechlin, who's best known for playing Derek Hale in 'Teen Wolf'.
Melissa Benoist is Supergirl
The first family image of Supergirl and Superman together has been unveiled, and it's also our first glimpse of the new Clark Kent's outfit. It's very similar to Henry Cavill's 'Man Of Steel' suit, though perhaps a little cleaner. It was designed by costume designer Kiersten Ronning, who also did Supergirl's outfit and also happened to work on the set of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.
Melissa Benoist - 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival - 'Lowriders' at ArcLight Cinemas - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinemas’ Cinerama Dome, Los Angeles Film Festival - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 1st June 2016
The network has decided not to air the scheduled episodes due to their plots’ similarities to the recent events in Paris.
CBS has announced it will not air planned episodes of ‘Supergirl’ and ‘NCIS: LA’ on Monday out of respect for the events in Paris. Both shows' plots featured similarities to Friday’s attacks on Paris, which left at least 129 people dead.
Melissa Benoist stars in 'Supergirl'.
Monday’s planned episode of ‘Supergirl’, titled ‘How Does She Do It?’, revolved around a large city being hit by bombings. CBS will now show the episode ‘Livewire’ in its place, which was originally set to air on November 23rd.
Supergirl has struck - let's meet the main people in her extraordinary life.
'Supergirl' finally premiered on CBS last night (October 26th 2015) and with it we were introduced to the main cast; reviving characters from the original DC comics as well as unveiling new additions to the ever growing superhero world. We learn that Supergirl is the cousin of Superman, similarly now working for the media, who also now has an adopted family and a desire to bring her powers to the surface.
'Supergirl? Not... Superwoman?'
Of course, last night's Pilot also saw the introduction of some new villains, namely Vartox who's known in the comics as the nemesis of both Superman and Power Girl (a later incarnation of Supergirl), and Astra; the twin sister of Kara's mother Alura who's determined to seek revenge on the latter, kill Kara and rule the world. So who else is about to have a massive impact on Kara's life?
Superman's cousin hits the small screen with Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.
Feminist comic book fans have been saying all along that there needs to be more female superheroes brought to screen, and now that desire comes to fruition tonight as 'Supergirl' flies on to our television screens for the first time.
Melissa Benoist stars as brand new TV icon 'Supergirl'
Melissa Benoist plays Kara Danvers (real name Kara Zor-El); the Kryptonian cousin of Superman who possesses much of the same abilities but in a smaller and more adorable package. Benoist is best known for starring in 'Glee', and it is alongside 'Glee''s creator Ali Adler that 'Supergirl' is produced, also bringing together Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg of 'The Flash' and 'Arrow'.
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Calista Flockhart is “100 percent” behind her husband’s return to flying, five months after he had a plane crash in which he suffered a broken pelvis.
Calista Flockhart is fully supportive of her husband’s return to flying. Flockhart’s husband, Star Wars actor Harrison Ford, was involved in a plane crash earlier this year which left him in hospital for a number of weeks. Ford’s quick thinking ensured no one on the ground was injured but it was certainly a near miss.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at the 86th Annual Oscars in March 2014.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum has joined the cast of CBS’ ‘Supergirl’.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum has reportedly been cast in a recurring role in CBS’ upcoming series, Supergirl. The 34-year-old actress will play Lucy Lane, Lois Lane’s younger sister, in the upcoming series.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the 5th Annual Dizzy Feet Foundation 'Celebration of Dance' Gala in Los Angeles in August 2015.
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Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner are married! The former ‘Glee’ co-stars married in March after dating for three years.
Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner are married!
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