Thursday, January 17, 2013
Deco Features: Broken City
Everybody knows Miami is the Magic City. In Mark Wahlberg's new suspense thriller, New York is a "Broken City". The movie's a throwback to those realistic crime thrillers Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino from back in the day. At least, that's what Mark said when we caught up with him and co-star Natalie Martinez recently.
MARK WAHLBERG: "I'm old school you know I grew up watching movies with my dad the first movie I ever saw in the theater was "Hard Times" with Charles Bronson and James Coburn."
For Marky, "Broken City" brought back memories of two classics in particular.
Mark wants the film to lead his fans to other movies just like it.
Part of what makes "Broken City" a great story is the troubled relationship Mark's character has with his girlfriend, played by Miami home girl Natalie Martinez. Spoiler alert: They don't make it.
NATALIE MARTINEZ: "It's sad because after being in a relationship for seven years with someone and going through all that especially what we came together for it's kinda sad, but it's reality it's what happens sometimes."
What Natalie didn't find sad was the fact that her character is an actress.
She thought life imitating art was funny really...
NATALIE MARTINEZ: "It's just funny you know sometimes when you have to kinda pretend to be in a movie within a movie so it's kinda changing your character just a little bit you know it's funny is what it is it's funny."
Mark hopes moviegoers appreciate the character-driven nature of "Broken City."