Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol review

Director:
Brad Bird
Cast:
Tom Cruise
Paula Patton
Simon Pegg
Jeremy Renner
Rated: PG-13

The latest installment of the “Mission Impossible” franchise once again follows the agents of IMF. In the film, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is called upon by the IMF to stop Russia’s nuclear arsenal from falling into the wrong hands. However the villain Ethan and his team are hunting frames them for a disaster causing the IMF to be disbanded.

That’s not entirely true, though, as the Secretary of Defense informs Ethan that he and his team can go into “ghost protocol” and still go on their mission to stop nuclear war. The team then get’s together, joined by some new members, and travels the world tracking down the villain to the Middle East where they must infiltrate a couple different high security places.

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The Help review

Director:
Tate Taylor
Cast:
Emma Stone
Viola Davis
Octavia Spencer
Bryce Dallas Howard
Jessica Chastain
Rated: PG-13

Wow, Bryce Dallas Howard can really play one mean bitch.

The Help is about black maids working in a Mississippi town in the 1960s. The people they work for usually don’t treat them very well and the film delves into their plight. The two main maid characters were Aibileen (Davis) and Minny (Spencer), and after we find out their lives, we meet Skeeter (Stone), a young woman who has just finished going to school at Ole Miss and is now looking for a job in journalism.

As Skeeter gets to know Aibileen and Minny, she soon sees the difficulty they go through and decides to tell their story by writing a book and getting it published by a New York company. While this goes on, Minny begins working for a new person named Cecilia (Chastain), who is ecstatic to have a maid. And it just so happens that both Cecilia and Skeeter are starting to get under Hilly’s (Howard) skin.

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