Pain & Gain Premiere: Mark Wahlberg's Rhymes and Ed Harris' 'Roid Rage on the Red Carpet (VIDEO)

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Pain & Gain is what appears to be just the first of many collaborations between Michael Bay and New Times, a treasure trove of story ideas perfectly suited to his unique talents. He was game for our pitches, but we soon realized that articles about people getting arrested for masturbating while speeding down the highway or the "Ten Best Pay Toilets in Miami" do not as readily lend themselves toward a big-budget action movie. Bay told us that the ideas seemed more like "YouTube videos" than his next blockbuster. Still, if there's anyone who can pull those off, it's Michael Bay.

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