Adamantium Bullet
12Sep/18

Reviews: THE NUN / PEPPERMINT / PAPILLON

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 Valak, 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.

Taissa Farmiga, who played Sister Irene in this film, is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga in real life, who played Lorraine Warren in THE CONJURING and THE CONJURING 2. Though the sister's characters are not at all related to each other, both characters are both devout Catholics with clairvoyant abilities. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

Riley North was living a happy and uneventful suburban life with her husband Chris and 10 year-old-daughter Carly. While they may have been struggling to make ends meet their lives were filled with laughter and love. Baited by the idea of a quick money grab that could ease their financial burden, Riley’s husband Chris is pulled into a potential “business” opportunity involving local members of a powerful drug cartel. Questioning the morality of his prospective actions, Chris ultimately backs out, but this brief flirtation with the criminal underworld leads to a deadly retaliation that alters the course of their lives forever.

When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerrilla. Channeling frustration into motivation, the young widow spends years in hiding -- honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force. Eluding the underworld, the police and the FBI, Riley embarks on a deadly quest to deliver her own personal brand of punishment.

(MILD SPOILER ALERT!) Jennifer Garner’s character kills 43 people throughout the movie, 5 off-screen and 38 on-screen. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books “Papillon” and “Banco", the film follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with a convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape, ultimately resulting in a bond of lasting friendship.

"Papillon" means "Butterfly" and was Henri Charrière's nickname due to the butterfly tattoo on his chest. (IMDB)

J Bryant

AngieBee

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