22. Pain and Gain
Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Rebel Wilson, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Ken Jeong
Release Date: April 26
Deservedly, Michael Bay has earned a not-so-enviable reputation as being a shameless purveyor of hollow, glossy CGI orgies that lack character depth or any other byproducts of good screenwriting. Not that he really gives a shit, though, since he recently signed on to direct a fourth Transformers movie. But there's definitely a part of Bay that'd love to silence the naysayers with a smaller, less computer-generated hit.
Enter Pain and Gain, an action-comedy that harkens back to Bay's Bad Boys movies and features Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie hamming it up as three dim-witted and totally ripped bodybuilders on the run from the Miami Police Department. Sure, it's not going to win any awards, but tell us that the proposition of watching Wahlberg and The Rock playing bumbling steroid junkies doesn't sound, at the very least, entertaining.