Peppermint: Jennifer Garner Carries Predictable Revenge Flick to the Finish Line

2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) Jennifer Garner is an extremely talented actress.  Gaining fame on TV’s Alias, Garner continued to show her range across multiple genres, often being a high point in most of her films.  That continues with Peppermint, a revenge thriller in the vein of Death Wish that, despite a mostly predictable script and overzealous editing, manages to succeed on Garner’s devotion to the Continue Reading

“Nine Lives” Is Purrfectly Adequate Family Entertainment

Nine Lives poster

2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) I walked into the new family comedy Nine Lives expecting something so mind-numbingly stupid that I would want to leave the theater out of sheer agony. The origin of this expectation was the 5% critical reception on, a website that gathers and averages reviews of films and provides a general consensus.  Nine Lives was not screened early for critics (often a bad Continue Reading