Peppermint

Riley (Jennifer Garner) leads what seems to be a normal life. She has a young daughter and a husband who loves her. Riley’s husband appears to be on the edge of doing something that is on the wrong side of the law. At the last minute he backs out.
The family decide to celebrate their young daughter’s birthday at the amusement park. After riding a few rides, they get ice cream. Riley goes back to get a few napkins, Father and daughter head toward the car. A dark sedan cruises by and opens fire on the Father and daughter, Riley runs to them and also gets shot. The story unfolds from there…

“Peppermint” is filled with intrigue, drama and suspense. There are a few holes and the back story on the husband is missing, but the move is very entertaining and you are riveted to your seat. I personally love seeing Jennifer Garner in action/drama roles. She appeared in “Peppermint” as I remember her in the ABC hit “Alias”.

I am not sure why the “Paid Critics” were so hard on “Peppermint”. It’s not as dismal as they make it seem. It is Vigilante at its finest!!

If you enjoy “Action/Drama/Suspense, “Peppermint” is worth a look.

This is a 3 ½ Star Movie!!

Operation Finale

Fifteen years after the end of WWII the Israel Intelligence agency launched a secret mission to capture the notorious Eichmann (Ben Kingsley). Eichmann had been reported dead following the Nazi Germany’s collapse but was, in fact living and had a wife, 2 sons and was working in a suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina under an assumed identity. Once he was discovered, the agency put together a team and started watching Eichmann’s every move and planning when they could actually grab him. The story unfolds from there…

Based on a true story, Compelling, Suspenseful, Slow and Intriguing are the best ways to describe “Operation Finale”. The title of the movie is very fitting. Capturing Eichmann was a “Finale” for a lot of people who survived WWII.

Ben Kingsley was stellar in his performance. If you can stand seeing the events of WWII Nazi unfold in front of you check out “Operation Finale”.

This is a 3 Star Movie!

Mission: Impossible Fallout in 3D

Once again Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Alec Baldwin) along with several of their allies (Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan) find themselves trying to correct a mission that has gone terribly wrong.

The team races against time to stop several nuclear blast. The story unfolds from there…

Wow! They went back to the drawing board and figured out how to best the first installment!

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” is loaded with action, violence, intrigue, drama and crazy stunts. The story is deep and the plot is wide. It’s “Edge-of-Your-Seat” entertainment. The cinematography is brilliant. The 3D aspects are very good.

Even if you don’t love Tom Cruise, you have to respect him. He does all his own stunts and the stunts he does in this installment are worth seeing.

It’s very rare that deep into installments one comes along that’s better than the first. This is one of those times.

If you are a fan of the “Mission:Impossible” Franchise, “Mission:Impossible – Fallout” is a MUST SEE!

This is a 5 Star Movie!!

Skyscraper in 3D

Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) is a decorated soldier and former FBI Agent. He and his family live on the 96th floor of the newly built “Skyscraper” in Tokyo, Japan. Will’s security services are requested by the corporation that owns the “Skyscraper”. Little does Will know that he is being setup. There are people who are jealous of the success that has come from the building of the “Skyscraper” and there is an elaborate scheme to try and burn it down. The story unfolds from there…

“Skyscraper” would be fun if it had a solid agenda. The story is sketchy at best. Dwayne Johnson did what he could with what he was given. The best elements of the movie are the cinematography, Dwayne Johnson and “The Skyscraper”, a beautifully built 200+ floor building.

“Skyscraper” is best viewed on cable, DVD or Blue Ray.

This is a 2 Star Movie!!

Sicario: Day of Soldado

“Sicario: Day of Soldado” starts a new chapter in the continuation of the first installment “Sicario”. The team is faced with a new battle in the ongoing drug wars where there are no rules and regulations. Everything and everyone is fair game. The team has been tracking the Mexican Cartel who has been trafficking terrorist across the border into the US.

In an attempt to get to the Cartel, Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on his old buddy Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) whose family was murdered by a Drug Cartel Kingpin to help the team escalate the war between the Mexican Cartels. The story unfolds from there…

There is never a dull moment in “Sicaro: Day of Soldado”. The movie is bloody and “In-your-face” violent. As long as the story stays true to its self, everything is fine, but there are a few detours that throw the movie a bit off track and that is why it’s not quite as thrilling as the first installment, but none the less it’s worth seeing as there are a few surprises at the end.

This is a 3 Star Movie!!

A Quiet Place

The only reason you are receiving a review of “A Quiet Place” is because my husband went with me to see the movie. My husband loves horror movies. I no longer have a tolerance for them.

A family must navigate their daily lives around a mass of seemingly ghastly creatures that have taken over. As long as the creatures can’t or don’t hear you, you are safe, but make a loud sound or noise and they will come for you. The family’s survival depends on their silence. The story unfolds from there…

“A Quiet Place” is definitely fresh!! I personally have not seen anything like this before. The suspense and intrigue are heavy. The cinematography and camera angles are fantastic. The movie is not gory like some horror movies.

If you have even a mild likeness for mystery/horror/suspense, you should see “A Quiet Place”.

This is a 4 ½ Star Movie!

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

You know that old phrase “Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman Scorned”. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony is all about that.

Taraji P. Henson is Melinda a loving faithful wife who stands by her devious husband through thick and thin until he proves unfaithful and untrustworthy.

“Acrimony” is a take on “Fatal Attraction” although the slow pace makes the movie a bit difficult to watch. There is no real suspense or intrigue. The story is complex and not truly explained. There is no real back story. The voice-over narrative could have been left out. Taraji P. Henson is the best element in the movie, unfortunately that’s not enough.

Sadly the movie ends on a bad note and that is the cherry on top of the bad Sundae!!

This is a 2 Star Movie!