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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS review

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Everyone Is a Suspect

“His name is Hercule Poirot and he is probably the greatest detective in the World”; at least that is how we are (re)introduced to the renown mustached-investigator in Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express”.  After solving a case of missing holy items in Jerusalem, Detective Poirot is offered a case in London while waiting in Istanbul, so he must find last-minute passage by way of the Orient Express.  On board, a colorful and diverse cast of characters await Continue reading

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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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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

“Captain” Jack Sparrow is back with his hapless crew of misfits in yet another backwards attempt to save the world in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Gibbs (Kevin McNally) and the rest of the crew are left penniless after a botch bank robbery. They pull a “Fast n Furious” style job dragging a huge safe through town destroying almost every building, Jack hiding in the safe and leaving the door open so that the money spills out during the chase. Gibbs and the crew have had enough and mutiny their captain and desert him.

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) is still fulfilling his duty as Captain on the Flying Dutchman while his son Henry makes repeated attempts to drown and join him there. Will tells him never to return to the Dutchman. 15 years later Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), now a British seaman, sails in search of Poseidon’s Trident, the only item that can save his father and Jack Sparrow, the only man that can get him to it.  Henry is aboard a ship chasing down pirates and is about to follow a ship into “The Devils Triangle”.

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Alice Through The Looking Glass- Karl “the Flick Fanatic” Sides

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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 

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“You can’t change the past, only hope to learn from it.” Time

Mia Wasikowska is back as Alice, the girl who tumbled down the rabbit hole to discover a new whole of impossible things called Underland. Alice is now having adventures in the real world until she returns home to find her mother has signed over their home. Alice goes to meet with the new owner of her fathers company. Hamish, the man she left at the alter. As Hamish explains to Alice that she is going to be a clrk not a ship’s captain Alice sees an old friend Absolem (the voice of the late Alan Rickman).

Absolem leads Alice to a mirror that becomes a portal back to Underland where she is needed to help save the Hatter. The tea party gang including the White Queen Mirana (Anne Hathaway), Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas) explain that the Hatter is dying from depression. Alice goes to see the Hatter (Johnny Depp) and learns the story of his family, the Hightopps .

Hatter tells the tale of how he ruined Princess Iracebeth’s coronation day by making her crown too small. The princess of hearts (Helena Bonham Carter) sends her jabberwocky to kill the Hightopps. Hatter had just made his first hat and gave it to his father only to have him dismiss it as a poorly made hat. While on a walk the Hatter finds that same hat and thinks his family is alive! No one believes him and he sinks into a depression that may kill him!

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