You Thought You Could Outrun the Wind, Mark

Mark Wahlberg ‘fesses up on The Happening.

Most actors are loath to talk about their crappy past movies. They usually elide around the subject, speaking in delicate, neutral tones. But in the press conference for his upcoming film The Fighter, Mark Wahlberg appropriately pulled no punches and confessed what we all already knew: The Happening was just a terrible movie.

Asked to talk about his co-star Amy Adams, Wahlberg revealed that they almost did a previous movie together and that’s when the truth started tumbling out:

“I was such a huge fan of [Amy Adams]. We’d actually had the luxury of having lunch before to talk about another movie, and it was a bad movie that I did. She dodged the bullet. I don’t want to tell you what movie… All right, The Happening with M. Night Shyamalan. It is was it is. F*cking trees, man, the plants. F*ck it. You can’t blame me for wanting to try to play a science teacher. You know? I wasn’t playing a cop or a crook.”

“We can’t just stand here as uninvolved observers! We’re not assholes!”


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4 Responses to You Thought You Could Outrun the Wind, Mark

  1. pt dismal says:

    uh, english nerd alert. dunno who wrote the italicized text, but you can’t “elide around” something. no preposition with a transitive verb. better not be you, kamper.

  2. Kamper says:

    It’s from Movieline. But just to make your head explode, here’s a verbatim quote from Sarah Palin on the sorry state of the lamestream media: “I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree. I studied journalism, who, what, where, when, and why of reporting.”

    Now diagram THAT, grammar boy!

  3. pt dismal says:

    ooh, kamper, thanks for the challenge.
    first off–too easy, she just flat out admits that she was a communications major. not really known for their english skilz. and then, on top o’ that, she says that she studied journalism! mind you, didn’t practice it, didn’t fucking write it, just studied it. which means she read a newspaper or watched a news show once.
    nonetheless, what i see in her semi-literate statement quoted above is a problem with restirictive and nonrestrictive clauses. the pronoun “that” indicates a restrictive clause, but what she intends to use is a nonrestrictive clause, which should be indicated by “which.” it would also be set off by commas. thus: “I want to help clean up the state, which is so sorry today, of journalism.” But the nonrestrictive clause also awkwardly separates a gerundive phrase from the subject it modifies, “the state,” which just indicates that she is boneheaded dimwit that should never have been let out of the state of alaska.
    nuff said.

  4. mrs. p.t. dismal says:

    My goodness! You’d think Mr Dismal didn’t have a full-time job and only time to sit around, drink beer, read blogs, and comment.
    Sounds like a response fueled by Oaked Arrogant Bastard!

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