#ProudMaryMovie and #TheCommuter – Movie Reviews

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Proud Mary – Review

Proud Mary – Budget of $30 million – 1 hour and 28 minutes

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Proud Mary
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One year ago, Mary was sent on a contract killing for her boss Benny.  A bookie owes Benny $100,000 and Benny is tired of waiting.  Mary walks into the bookie’s home and kills him.  But she hears a noise in another room.  She looks into a room and sees a young boy named Danny with headphones on while playing a video game.  Mary looks at the boy’s picture and leaves him alive.  Now, Mary sees that same boy unconscious in an alleyway and brings him back to her place.  He tells Mary his father’s death has had a domino effect of bad luck in his life.  He is now a drug runner for a man called Uncle.  Uncle beats and starves Danny each day but will never let him go.  Mary decides to go to Uncle and convince him to give Danny up.  When Uncle says no, Mary takes matters into her own hands and starts a gang war that will put Danny’s and her life at risk.

Is this Atomic Blonde? No, but she does wear a blonde wig.  Is this John Wick? No, but she does kill without hesitation.  This story is more like the Blaxploitation films of the 70’s that starred Pam Grier and Richard Roundtree.  And the more time Mary spends with Danny, you come to realize that Mary and Danny have similar lives.  Mary doesn’t help Danny just out of guilt but to save him from her life.  While Mary is saving Danny, she will have to save herself.  This any action packed movie with a lot of heart.  In addition to giving a nod to the 70’s with its opening credits, it has a lot of 70’s music in the film score.  Dare you to try and not sing along.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

Don’t answer that – Mary

It’s alright. I like your style – Uncle

Last thing we need is a war – Benny

You can’t check in – Tom

I started easy. Now you owe – Danny

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The Commuter – Review

The Commuter – Budget of $30 million – 1 hour and 45 minutes

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The Commuter
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The retired police officer turned insurance salesman, Mike has just lost his job.  After 10 years on the job, Mike is 60-years old, his son Danny’s tuition check in the mail, and he has 2 mortgages.  Mike doesn’t want to tell his wife.  He dreads the ride home.   So he has a few drinks with an old cop friend and a few laughs.  He gets on his normal train and heads home.  A woman named Joanna, a  behavioral analyst, ask him to find one person on the train that doesn’t belong.  Once he finds the person, he has to get there bag and put a GPS tracker on it.  He will never see that person again or be affected by what happens. But that person’s life will be changed forever.  If he accepts there is $25,000 in the bathroom for him.  If he completes the task, there is $75,000, waiting for him.  Mike takes the offer to find the person, but when he starts to question Joanna’s motives, she tells him to complete the task or his family and everyone on the train will die.

This is a high octane thriller but it gives 30 minutes to delve into the mind of Mike.  He gets up at the same time every day, showers, gets dress, talks with the family, and head to work.  He is the average daily commuter.  So he knows the everyday riders and you watch him narrow them down one by one.  So along with the action thriller, you have the fun of an added mystery.  You try to figure out the unknown rider along with him.  But why Joanna is after this person and who is helping her is the most shocking revelation of them all.  Sit back, relax, watch, and remember to breathe.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

What kind of person are you – Joanna

Is this what you do every day when you go to work – Danny

You’re kidding me – Mike

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One thought on “#ProudMaryMovie and #TheCommuter – Movie Reviews

    TaQuanda Taylor said:
    January 29, 2018 at 3:35 AM

    I really enjoyed Proud Mary.

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