Movie Review – Triple 9





Michael Belmont (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is Ex-Special Forces and indebted to Irina Vlaslov (Kate Winslet), the wife of a Jewish Russian Mob Boss who’s imprisoned back home. Irina promises to pay handsomely if, Michael and his team of corrupt Atlanta detectives can recover items from a bank’s vault. Irina’s sister, Elena (Gal Gadot) has a son with Michael but, Irina has the boy in custody, as an extra incentive for Michael to complete his tasks. With a window of 5 minutes to acquire the package, the team moves quickly; but the apparently their mission isn’t complete in Irina’s eyes. There’s still one major item to be acquired before Michael’s debts are settled. The package sits somewhere inside of a Homeland Security compound. If everything went well, the crew could be in and out in about 15 minutes. Several minutes longer than the average response time for cops to arrive, the only chance of success is to draw all cops to an event, big enough to draw every cop in the city. A triple 9 call.  Continue reading “Movie Review – Triple 9”

Movie Review – Secrets In Their Eyes (2015)

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Former FBI Investigator Ray Kasten (Chiwetel Ejiofor) spends many sleepless nights searching among the thousands of faces for one man. Wherever he is, Ray is determined to bring the suspect to justice. The crime: rape and murder. The Victim: Carolyn Cobb (Zoe Graham) high school senior, months away from college and daughter of Ray’s former partner, Jess Cobb (Julia Roberts). 13 years ago while working in a counterterrorism unit in the Los Angeles division of the FBI, with the images of the attacks on 9/11 seared in the consciousness of America; Ray and Jess along with Bumpy (Dean Norris) and the unlikable Siefert (Michael Kelly) get a report of a homicide. The crime scene is in close proximity to a mosque that has possible links to a terrorist sleeper cell waiting to strike Los Angeles. When Carolyn is discovered as the victim, everything changes. The team is understandably morose, but aren’t allowed to investigate Carolyn’s death due to their current assignment being of a top national security priority. That doesn’t stop Ray as he privately investigates the case, developing a person of interest and a name. Frustrated by the Bureau’s inability to pursue justice for Jess, Ray leaves Los Angeles and finds work in New York, still haunted by this mystery. Continue reading “Movie Review – Secrets In Their Eyes (2015)”

Movie Review – The Martian

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All is well on the mission of the Ares 3. The manned mission to Mars, is on time and on schedule; nearing the end of their trip to the red planet. After a disastrous windstorm threatens the safety of the crew, the order is given to abort mission and return to the Hermes spacecraft, then Earth. During the evacuation Botanist and mechanical engineer Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is struck by flying debris and separated from the crew. During the height of the storm, Captain Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) presumes that Watney perished in the storm and evacuated the planet safely.  Continue reading “Movie Review – The Martian”