Paul McGuire Grimes, creator of Paul’s Trip to the Movies, gives his review for beloved a Agatha Christie story and recommends a new PIXAR home release.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (theatrical release)
When you have an all-star cast consisting of Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, to name a few, it’s imperative to use them well. It’s a shame that the ensemble remake of Murder on the Orient Express fails to do so. Kenneth Branagh stars as detective Hercule Poirot who is in between cases after solving a mystery in Jerusalem. He suddenly finds himself boarding the Orient Express on the advice from an old friend. He’s not the only odd character to board the train. Johnny Depp plays Edward Ratchett, a businessman and art dealer. He’s on edge after receiving some threatening telegrams. Ratchett approaches the legendary Poirot to watch his back. No amount of money will suffice as Poirot turns down his offer. Poirot has his hands full the next morning when one of the passengers turns up dead after being stabbed several times. To top it off, the train gets derailed after getting stuck in the mountains in a snowstorm. With nowhere to go and the murderer stuck on the train, Poirot needs to solve the case before more passengers wind up dead.
Is It Worth Your Trip to the Movies? Agatha Christie deserves a better remake
RATING: 2 out of 5 TICKET STUBS
CARS 3 (home release)
The world of race car driving is changing, and popular Lightning McQueen may no longer have what it takes to stay in first place. Jackson Storm is the hottest new car on the track and is replacing Lightning as everyone’s favorite car. Lightning is feeling forced out of the sport as he watches many of his other friends retire. He looks back at the career of his mentor, Doc Hudson, who didn’t get the career comeback he deserved and doesn’t want the same fate. He heads to his sponsor Rusteze Racing Center to get a full makeover and head back into training mode to regain his racing status. Lightning’s new trainer, Cruz Ramirez, is an energetic young car that also has her own dreams of making it big as a race car.