Mile 22 Review - An Action Packed Race Against Time CIA Thriller

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Mile 22, from STX Entertainment, brings to the screen a contemporary, high tech espionage story focusing on a special active CIA team traveling the globe answering the call when hot situations threaten the safety and security of America.

 

Directed by Peter Berg, Mile 22 stars Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohen, Iko Uwais, Rhonda Rousey, Carlo Alban, Emily Skaggs, Sam Medina, Billy Smith, Myke Holmes, Chae-rin Lee, Jenique Hendrix, Terry Kinney, and John Malkovich and has a strong team of support talent. Mile 22 was written for the screen by Lea Carpenter based on story by Graham Roland.

The film begins with a montage of the life of James Silvia, played by Mark Wahlberg, with brief pauses emphasizing  personality quirks, a mind that moves faster than his words or actions and keep up with and a rubber band on his wrist to snap him back to the moment when he feels himself spinning out of control. Of course, rage, a horrific accident that kills his mother and two brothers, his exemplary military service, and finally induction into a special unit of CIA operatives are also featured.


The Wife Review - Stunning, Captivating, A Must See


With the background on Silvia is established the film cuts to live action focusing on a couple who are going back and forth as they question whether they have the directions right, are they at the right house, did he search the right Christmas Tree Lane, Circle, Street? It’s a white house, just ask, we’re lost, just ask.

This scene builds as one wonders are they going to ring the door bell and the house blows up, or walk in on a massive shoot out, either way the expectation is our lost couple will somehow get caught up in a wrong place, wrong time scenario.

As the drone sends back images we see five heat sources inside and our couple at the front door, the information is relayed to team leader, Silvia who is positioned in the back yard with his team in place waiting for the go ahead.

Bishop, also known as Mother, played by John Malkovich, runs the operation along with a technical team who have the ability to control anything on a grid system, from traffic signals and controls, to emergency services. A map system outlines the area and overhead images sent by drones.

All operations are CIA, although outsourced to a special teams unit, who at the onset of each operation resign their government employment and are reinstated at the missions end.

Given the go order, the team at the front door are still asking directions when the door opens and a Russian female answers. Barely opening the door, the “husband” we see tosses a smoker and the entire house becomes a take down operation.

As it is described on the six o’clock news, the Russians were running a Safehouse in suburbia and an unfortunate explosion killed everyone.

With the team style and operations established the next mission in this ultra-modern age of global annihilation, we find the team has been called to to US Embassy in the Philippines, where on a solid source they moved on a house expecting to secure a form of missing anthrax type powder which is expected to be released in six major global cities.

This is where we meet our operations team with Missions Director Johnny Porter, played by Terry Kinney, Alice Kerr, played by Lauren Cohan, Sam Snow, played by Ronda Rousey, Li Noor, played by Iko Iwais. Support team King, played by Keith Arthur Bolden, Knight played by Jenique Hendrix, Rook, played by Billy Smith, Pawn played by Myke Holmes and M.I.T played by Emily Skeggs and the enemy, Axel, played by Sam Media.

With the raid a bust, we see the finer side of Silvia, and a descriptive term by each member of the support team, as he attempts to secure information from Alice as to why her source, that she marked, was suddenly unreliable, which is when a walk in with a computer disc shows up and Alice explains he is her source.

Considered mentally imbalanced Wahlberg plays the extreme team leader with borderline personality disorders well and even as he "goes off" his team recognizes his effectivness and skill.

Mile 22, at this point becomes a race against time to get the source to the airport 22 miles from the embassy. As a high level operative, with Mother calling the shots the team expects a ten minute drive, as Silvia later explains during a debriefing of all things he expected in the trip he expected the comms to be secure, only to find another nation wanted the team dead.


BlacKkKlansman Review – A Powerful Scathing Indictment Worthy of Oscar Gold


With seriously heavy body count, Mile 22 is a remembrance that the cold war is often as hot as declared war zones, and to protect America, some blood must be shed. Mile 22 uses every possible weaponry, from mixed martial arts, high powered automatic weapons, knifes, improvised weaponry, glass shards, hand to hand combat.

The film plays the race against time well, with Wahlberg and Director Peter Berg team taking on another element of American patriotism, as each attack becomes greater the losses do as well. Mile 22, may be a work of fiction and it obviously contains modern CIA tactics and scenarios. Most of which don’t make the news.

Mile 22, an action packed CIA, seriously high powered race against time opens August 17, 2017. See it.

Haute Tease

  • Global Debut and Historic Reunions Headline Bentley’s Presence At 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    (Crewe, 25 June 2014).  Bentley prepares for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed with an exclusive line up of cars. Spanning the company's rich 95‑year heritage, the Bentley models on display at Goodwood showcase the best in British luxury and performance.

     
  • Bonhams Los Angeles Unveils Outdoor Murals Inspired By The L.D. “Brink” Brinkman Collection

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Los Angeles-Bonhams announces its collaboration with 'The Most Famous Artist' aka Matty Mo in celebration of the upcoming auction of The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection on February 8, and public exhibition from February 2- 15, 2019.

     
  • World’s Largest Rowing Competition Marks 50thAnniversary with Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta® In Boston

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The annual Head Of The Charles Regatta®presented by BNY Mellon, will mark a momentous milestone this October, celebrating its 50th occurrence with a gala celebration to cap off the historic two-day race event along Boston’s iconic Charles River with more than 10,000 athletes from around the globe set to compete in historic event before 400,000 spectators along Boston’s Charles River.

     
  • Oliver Stone’s South of the Border: Sizzling Hot

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Oliver Stone’s newest film South of the Border, “A Political Road Movie” fills the back seat of the old beat up opinion and travels, through the seven countries of South America, serving up more heat than the media can handle.

     
  • Salon Privé Announces Full List Of Entries To The Prestigious Chubb Insurance Concours D’elégance

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Salon Privé, the UK's longest-running and professionally-judged Concours, is delighted to announce the full list of entries to its revered Chubb Insurance Concours d'Elégance event taking place at at Blenheim Palace on Thursday 31st August.

     
  • HL Exclusive Bourne Resurfaces: Is Jason Bourne the Best Action Series Since 2000

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Friday, July 29 marks the release of "Jason Bourne," the fifth entry in a modern-day action series that's part "Memento," part "James Bond." Based on the Robert Ludlum books, the series follows a former CIA assassin who's lost his memory. He's resourceful but bewildered, trained to kill but clueless about his past.  

  • Health, Wellness:Shocking Salads That Have More Calories Than a Big Mac

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    America is seeing a health revolution. Grocery stores are selling green juices instead of soda and many restaurant menus now flag "gluten free" or "healthier" options. And people looking to stay healthy typically opt for salads.

     
  • Actress Angie Harmon Launches ‘X Red Earth’ Jewelry Collection

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Actress Angie Harmon’s new "X Red Earth" is no ordinary jewelry line. Her edgy, socially conscious collection combines chic designs, unconventional materials and artisan craftsmanship that takes skull and bone baubles to a sophisticated new level.  

     
  • Three Defendants Plead Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Participating in $57.3 Million Fraud on Victims of Nazi Persecution

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that GENRIKH KOLONTYRSKIY, MOYSEY KUCHER, and DORA KUCHER pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to defraud programs administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. (the Claims Conference), established to aid the survivors of Nazi persecution, out of more than $57 million.

     
  • North Dakota Pipeline Dissidents Michael Foster, Sam Jessup Convicted

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    After Judge Refused to Allow Climate Change Experts To Testify In Their Defense, Climate Activists Michael Foster and Sam Jessup Are Convicted on Felony Charges in North Dakota Court for Shutting Off the Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline.

     
  • Paris Fashion Week Rani Zakhem Couture Spring Summer 2018 - Gorgeous, Vibrant, Exquisite

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Fury, fervor, effervescence! For his first couture fashion show in Paris, Rani Zakhem celebrates life and joy in incandescent metaphors. Fire is the essential element of this sumptuous yet relaxed collection, dedicated to a volcanic woman.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Trickledown Agenda; Students/Journos Murdered; Flint; Killer Winter Storm

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama met this week, for last time as he embarks on his end of term duties, with America's Mayors hoping to motivate them to see beyond the chronic challenges that may not present solutions under their term.

     
  • Scottish Psych Pop Band The Moonkids Are Something Spectacular

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button
    Scottish Psych-Pop outfit The Moon Kids are shooting for the stars.The band's latest single 'Forever Blue' - a sunshine-drenched slice of 21st century Indie attitude - is the latest salvo in a series of white hot releases that began with their acclaimed debut EP.  
  • JSix San Diego Review - Six Reasons To Succumb To The ‘Chef's Mercy‎’ Menu

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    JSix, a neighborhood bar and restaurant, located in San Diego's kinetic, community-centric East Village, offers warm hospitality, culinary whimsy, craft cocktail ingenuity, a seasonally-driven menu committed to hormone-free, sustainable and organic "farm-to-fork" dishes, that create a gastronomic experience that leaves you wanting.

     
  • Jaguar Land Rover Makes Global Auto Show Debut Of Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar C-X17 In Moscow; Showcases Its Discovery Vision Concept

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Whitley, UK– Jaguar C-X17 and Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept makes Russian debut Earlier today Land Rover unveiled its eagerly anticipated Range Rover Sport SVR to global media at the prestigious Moscow International Auto Show (MIAS).

 

Login Form