Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.



facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News





On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time


View from the Hill


Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities



Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics






Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week


10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard


Kyle's Kars


Susan Michelle's Compass


Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona


Dancing with Earthquakes


Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It


Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews



America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle


News Briefs

Local News



Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages


Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week


“2 Guns” Action-Comedy With Twists
Posted by LaDale Anderson on Aug 4, 2013 - 4:45:03 AM

HOLLYWOOD—Seeing the trailer to “2 Guns” starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington as co-stars did not sell me.  Washington is not known for doing comedy, which is the perception that is presented to audiences from the countless trailers and TV spots.  While the actor has expressed an interest in doing comedy, this is one picture that doesn’t work well in my opinion. It’s that action buddy flick, similar to “Beverly Hills Cop” or “Lethal Weapon.”

People forced to work together, who aren’t quite fans of one another, hence Wahlberg’s character Marcus Stigman, a Navy Seal who believes he has been set-up by DEA Agent Bobby Trench (Washington).  There are indeed some funny moments between the two actors whose mere presence creates chaos. The chemistry between the two actors work, and at times it appears a bit contrived. It’s not the best cop-pairings in my opinion.

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in "2 Guns."


Both characters suspect the other as being involved in a scheme to steal millions from the mob, but when they discover that they’ve been set-up by the CIA they are forced to work with each other to bring down the real culprit. Paula Patton shows up as Deb, a flame of Washington’s that is his kryptonite.  This is the second time the duo has worked together; previously they starred in the action-thriller “Déjà Vu.”Bill Paxton delivers a villainous turn as Earl, the man who holds Deb hostage until he gets his money from the agents.


What makes “2 Guns” a compelling picture is the fact that the audience has no idea what will happen. The picture is a mystery, as much as an action-comedy. Just when you suspect that you know a character a curve-ball comes out of left field to stun the audience. The twists are not as thought out, as one should expect and may have the viewers saying, “Really?”  If you’re walking into the multiplex expecting tons of gunfire and excessive explosions, that expectation will exceed what one suspects.  Throw in a few chuckles and a few thrills and you have a combination that is a satisfying trip to the multiplex.


Cliffside Malibu




Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.