Peppermint is an action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Jennifer Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force — eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI — as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.
I didn’t want to have any expectations for this one and now that both Kyle and Scott have seen it, my expectations are even lower. I’ll check it out, but that’s because it’s my job and not really because I WANT to see it. Hey, Steve’s time is worth a lot. Check out Kyle’s review here:
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
See my take for Peppermint and this time it was Ralph that lowered my expectations even more. I do still actually want to check this one out, but I am less enthused about it. Here is Ralph’s review:
God Bless The Broken Road
God Bless the Broken Road tells the story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence. The film combines elements of faith, country music, and stock car racing while paying tribute to those who serve in the United States Military.
Yes, this is an inspirational story, but is it appealing? I just don’t see it and I really do not see myself seeing this one any time soon. It is struggling on Rotten Tomatoes at a lowly 17%. Don’t have high expectations for this one, people.
That’s all for this week. It’s a rough week for new releases so it means that it’s time for you to catch up on things like Crazy Rich Asians and The Meg if you haven’t seen them already. Next week we get The Predator, A Simple Favor and White Boy Rick. Have a great weekend!