Murder on The Orient Express is a Gorgeous & Loving Homage to The Golden Age of Detective Stories (Review)

Murder on The Orient Express is a Gorgeous & Loving Homage to The Golden Age of Detective Stories (Review)

This week it was either Daddy’s Home 2 or Murder on the Orient Express, a choice that pit Mark Wahlberg against Dame Judi Dench for my attentions.  You might think that choice would be obvious and had Mr. Wahlberg worn something sleeveless in the trailer, I would have been helpless.  But as it happened, Daddy’s Home 2 is a Christmas film, all sweaters and snowsuits, so it’s off to Murder on the Orient Express for me.  I’d rather watch Kenneth Branagh than Mel Gibson anyway. Read more

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Beautiful & Nonsensical but Full of Great Moments [Review]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Beautiful & Nonsensical but Full of Great Moments [Review]

This week I went to go see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children the new movie directed by Tim Burton.  If I’m going to be completely honest, the last movie of Tim Burton’s I 100% liked was The Nightmare Before Christmas and that was only produced by Tim Burton.  I still hold out hope, though, that something will come close to rivaling it, but Miss Peregrine was not that film.  Which is not to say I didn’t like it.  I probably liked Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children much more than it deserves. Read more