Friday, September 21, 2018

Peppermint - A Jennifer Garner's Violent Vengeance Movie

When this movie premiered on Tuesday, I was unable to see it until only last night. It only played in 1 cinema chain, but since one of them was located very near my home, it was not difficult for me and my wife to see this. I did not choose to see it in a Dolby Atmos theater as it did not have that sound effect. Anyway let's get on with the movie now.

Brief Story Line

Riley North (Jennifer Garner - Alias TV series, Elektra etc) was a woman whose lives was torn apart when a gang of drug dealers led by Diego Garcia (Juan Pablo Raba - Narcos TV series) decided to attack on her family. Unfortunately the corrupt system and people made sure that Garcia's men never got convicted, even though Riley got the support from Detective Carmichael (John Gallagher Jr. - 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Belko Experiment etc) and his partner Beltran (John Ortiz - Fast & Furious, Kong: Skull Island etc). 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The House with a Clock in Its Walls - A Nice Enough Novel Adaptation Fantasy Movie

Yesterday this movie premiered in some of the Indonesian cinema chains. It was rather odd that it did not play in all cinemas, and since that was the case, there were limited options to see the movie. After discussing our plans, my wife and I decided to see this in the cinema nearest to my office at CGV Pacific Place. Although we did not have any idea what the movie was all about (never saw the trailer at all either), we thought it would be a fun one since it had Jack Black in it. OK, now let's move on to the movie.

Brief Story Line

Set in the year 1955, a 10 year old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro - Daddy's Home and its sequel) moved to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Goosebumps etc) in the city of New Zebedee. Jonathan's house was an old and very weird looking place that seemed to have lots of strange stuffs. And there were countless clocks everywhere, plus rather scary sounds at night. Jonathan's neighbor and best friend Florence (Cate Blanchett - Ocean's 8, Cinderella etc) was always around the house and would soon become quite close with Lewis as well. But there was also another very nosy neighbor Mrs. Hanchett (Colleen Camp - The Swinging Cheerleaders, Clue etc) who was not appreciative of the noises Jonathan made during late nights.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Humanity Bureau - An Average Not Memorable Science Fiction Action Movie

Yesterday there was a new movie premiered exclusively in the largest cinema chain in Indonesia. As I have seen almost all the latest movies, I decided to give this one a chance. It was a Nicolas Cage movie which nowadays usually are B class movie. But this film caught my attention as the synopsis from the cinema website seemed to hint something interesting. More details on the movie below.

Brief Story Line

When the earth suffered the effects from global warming, some of the Midwest American area were in panic and having recession. To resolve it, the government had formed a new agency named The Humanity Bureau to identify the non-productive people and exile them to an area called New Eden. Noah Kross (Nicolas Cage - Teen Titans! to the Movies, Ghost Rider etc) was one of the best agents assigned to verify such cases.