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Murder On The Orient Express- Karl Sides ( The Flick Fanatic)

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Murder on the Orient Express

Cast:

Kenneth Branagh- Hercule Poirot

Daisy Ridley-Mary Debenham

Johnny Depp- Edward Ratchett

Michelle Pfeiffer- Carolyn Hubbard

Josh Gad- Hector McQueen

Judi Dench-Princess Dragomiroff

The World’s greatest detective must solve a murder on a snow-bound train with everyone seemingly being a suspect in the new film “Murder on the Orient Express”.

Agatha Christie’s best “Who Dunnit novel” Murder on the Orient Express returns to the big screen with an All-Star cast and updated special effects. Kenneth Branagh stars as the world’s greatest detective Hercule Poirot and also directs the Christie mystery.

Poirot, fresh from flushing out a police detective who had stolen an artifact from a church in Jerusalem, boards a luxury train called the “Orient Express” to start his holiday. Poirot famous for solving crimes and his very impressive moustache. Is ordered back to Paris. Hercule is bunk mates with Hector McQueen, personal assistant to art dealer Edward Ratchett. Poirot manages to run into each passenger aboard the train, Governess Mary Debenham, Dr. Arbuthnot (Leslie Odom Jr.), Carolyn Hubbard, a single woman on the prowl, Princess Dragomiroff and her maid (Olivia Colman).

 

The train race through the mountains when an avalanche strands the train. The entire train is awoken and everyone, except Poirot, is shocked to find Ratchett dead in his cabin. Poirot is forced back on duty and immediately tells the guests that he will interview each one of them. Ratchett was drugged and stabbed 13 times.

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THOR:RAGNAROK REVIEW-Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic)

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THOR:RAGNAROK

Thor and Hulk team up to save Asgard in the new film “THOR: RAGNAROK”

It has been years since the Thor (Chris Hemsworth) defeated Malekith and the Aether, he and Jane have split up and Thor has search the realms for infinity crystals only to have himself captured in hell by Surtur so he can find out what the demon is up to. Surtur explains to the Thunder God, that Ragnarok is at hand and he will tower over Asgard while it burns.

Ragnarok: is the prophecy that foretold the destruction of Asgard.

Upon learning the plans Thor breaks his chains and summons his hammer, Mjolnir. Thor returns to Asgard, thinking he has prevented “Ragnarok”, to find Loki (Tom Hiddleston) still impersonating Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Thor calls out his brother and makes him take him to Earth to see where he stashed Odin. The nursing home is being demolished and Thor and Loki are collected by Dr. Strange who safeguards Earth against evil and Loki is the poster child for evil. Strange moved Odin to Norway, where Thor and Loki spent his final moments with their father. Odin explained that they had an older sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) that he banished when her lust for power drew too great. Now with him gone there is nothing to prevent her from returning to Asgard and taking over all the realms.

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A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS review

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And You Thought Your Mom was Bad

Just a little over a year after the hit “Bad Moms” thrilled audiences everywhere, the studio decided to jump on its popularity and crank out the sequel, “A Bad Moms Christmas”.  The “bad moms” are going through life and not much has changed since we last saw them: Amy is still with Jessie, Kiki is still raising her rambunctious kids, and Carla is still working at the spa and raising her son.  This time around though, their moms are Continue reading

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The Snowman- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic)

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THE SNOWMAN

Cast:

Michael Fassbender- Det. Harry Hole

J.K. Simmons- Arve Stop

Rebecca Ferguson- Katrine Bratt

Jonas Karlsson- Mathias

Val Kilmer-Rafto

Fassbender tracks through the snow searching for a killer with a “Frosty” fetish in the new thriller, “The Snowman”

Det. Harry Hole spends his time on drunken binges since Oslo Norway has such a low murder rate until he returned to a mystery note from someone saying he would leave clues to save “Her”, signed with a picture of a snowman. Hole and newcomer Katrine Bratt, a special agent that is tracking the snowman with a theory he is targeting single mothers from failed marriages, respond to a missing person for a woman who went missing with her young daughter sleeping in the house. Mysteriously there was a snowman in the front yard facing the house.

Another woman, Sylvia Ottersen (Chloe Sevigny) was reported missing. Hole and Bratt arrive at the Ottersen house to find Sylvia there. Hours later they are called back and meet her twin sister Ane and find Sylvia’s head on the top of a snowman!

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MARSHALL- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic)

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MARSHALL

Starring:

Chadwiick Boseman- Thurgood Marshall

Josh Gad- Sam Friedman

Kate Hudson- Eleanor Strubing

Sterling K. Brown- Joseph Spell

James Cromwell- Judge Foster

Chadwick Boseman delivers an award-winning performance as Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights attorney who won a landmark case in the new Film “Marshall”.

Thurgood Marshall, an attorney for the NAACP (National Assoc. for the Advancement of Colored People) who travel to represent black people accused of crimes just because of their color. Marshall a graduate of Howard University Law program, who very promptly sued the University of Maryland for discrimination and not allowing him to attend school there because of his color.

 

Marshall is sent to Connecticut to represent Joseph Spell, driver that the Strubing household, accused of raping and attempted murder of Mrs. Eleanor Strubing. Thurgood enlists the help of Sam Friedman, local tax lawyer, since he must be recommended by a local attorney to practice law in Connecticut. Marshall and Friedman draw Judge Foster who denies Marshalls request to represent Spell, and demands Friedman try the case and instructs Marshall “If you say one word I will hold you in contempt of court!”

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