The Yards (2000) is another one of “Marky Mark” Wahlberg’s attempts to distance himself from his booty-shaking, rap-spewing and underwear-hawking past, and for that it’s pretty good. The yards are the rail yards of Queens, New York, where the subway cars are repaired. This of course offers the unscrupulous businessman an opportunity to pad budgets and make money illegally. This is not nor ever does it become a happy story of bad guys making out like bandits. They make out like bandits in that things get fucked early and ugly. If you’re more interested in the fuck that is beautiful, then there’s Charlize Theron. She gets topless in a sex scene with Joaquin Phoenix, but it’s a far shot. Still, it’s a money shot for us.