PEPPERMINT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher jr, John Ortiz, Annie Ilonzeh, Juan Pablo Raba, Jeff Hephner, Cailey Fleming, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Eddie Shin, Tyson Ritter, Jeff Harlan. Jane Wick? This violent vigilante thriller with a high body count is like a cross between Keanu Reeves’ ultra-violent John Wick and Death Wish, albeit with a strong female protagonist. Peppermint stars Jennifer Garner, who really came to prominence with her role as international spy Sydney Bristow, who was recruited straight out of Continue reading

THE GUNMAN

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance, Peter Franzen. It's unusual to see Oscar winning actor Sean Penn (Mystic River, Milk, etc) stuck in such a generic action movie, but that's exactly what we get here. There must have been some attraction in this adaptation of The Prone Gunman, a crime novel written in 1981 by the late French author Jean-Patrick Manchette, as Penn has also served as one of the producers as well as co-writing the script with Don MacPherson Continue reading