'John Wick 4' Raises The Bar On Excellence And 'A Good Person' Amazes

HOLLYWOOD, CA — Fans of the “John Wick” universe will be excited to learn that “John Wick: Chapter 4” hits theaters this weekend with Keanu Reeves reprising his titular role of a beleaguered super-assassin. Joining him in the fourth chapter are Bill Skarsgård and Donnie Yen.

Also making a big debut this weekend is the drama “A Good Person,” starring Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman as two lost souls in the throes of pain and sufferings.

Are these two films worth your jaunt to the theaters? Check out what we thought of them below.
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“John Wick: Chapter 4”

Keanu Reeves, Bill Skarsgård, Donnie Yen; directed by Chad Stahelski

In nearly 10 years since the “John Wick” franchise burst into the cinematic universe with its unvarnished kinetic and emotional thrills, its propulsive action and wildly imaginative choreography have captivated audiences.

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“John Wick: Chapter 4,” directed by Chad Stahelski, is no different in this regard. It’s replete with an unrelenting salvo of martial arts and musketry — all beautifully captured in an arresting balletic movement and grace.

The latest installment finds the beleaguered assassin (Keanu Reeves) in Osaka, Berlin and Paris as he continues to dodge a fusillade of assaults. Wherever he goes, Wick must remain vigilant, as he remains the number one target of global assassins after killing an enemy at Continental, a boutique Manhattan hotel that caters for assassins and their needs.

For breaking the sacred code of the assassins’ guild called High Table, Wick is now excommunicated from his crime family with a $14 million price tag on his head. Winston (Ian McShane), Continental’s general manager and his loyal concierge Charon (the late Lance Reddick) are also being punished for the anti-hero’s transgressions.

The major threat on Wick’s trail? The menacing Marquis de Gramont (Bill Skarsgård), who runs the High Table. By hook or by crook, the two are bound to face off. If Wick wins the duel, he will finally be free.

But, Oh! There’s a catch…no spoilers here. You’ll just have to go see the movie.

See it.

Raising the bar on excellence, the movie dazzles with outstanding talent, visual ingenuity, the element of surprise and deft direction.

“A Good Person”

Florence Pugh, Morgan Freeman; directed by Zach Braff

A movie about redemption, forgiveness and empathy, writer-director Zach Braff’s new drama, “A Good Person,” opens with Allison (Florence Pugh) who is brimming with happiness, joy and excitement.

After all, her life is rosy. The young radiant woman is happily engaged to be married. Meanwhile, her career as a sales rep for a pharma company is also taking off.

One fateful afternoon, while Allison is driving on a highway with her future sister-in-law and brother-in-law, she takes her eyes off the road for a few seconds. In a blink of an eye, a collision occurs, leaving Allison injured and her passengers dead.

A year later, the once promising young woman is now in the throes of financial ruin, all while meandering aimlessly in life with her addiction to the pain-killer drug OxyContin. Sadly, her mother, Diane, (Molly Shannon) is also on the brink of despair, watching her daughter spend her days and nights in self-hatred.

Can Allison escape the paralyzing rut she’s in? Daniel (Morgan Freeman), an irascible alcoholic might just be able to save her from her seemingly insurmountable plight. And no, it’s not a romantic entanglement. Rather, it’s all about how to be a good person, especially in times of pain and suffering.

See it.

What a duo! Pugh and Freeman are amazing with their riveting performances. It exudes pure symbiotic harmony as two magnificent actors accentuate each other’s best in a movie that defies the trappings of hackneyed themes.

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