Preview This! “Murder on the Orient Express”

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

 

Murder on the Orient Express  (2017)  PG-13

Murder on the Orient Express

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

A murder has been committed on the Orient Express and the world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is on the case. Murder on the Orient Express Website

What to Watch for:  The stellar cast includes Daisy Ridley, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe and Judi Dench.

Word on the Street:  If the film is a success, then there will likely be a sequel or two.

My Take:  Kenneth Branagh is one of my favorite actors.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

Daddy’s Home 2  (2017)  pg-13

Daddy's Home 2

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

It’s  the holidays and Brad (Will Ferrell), and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) must deal with not only their own families but with their fathers (Mel Gibson, John Lithgow) as well. Daddy’s Home 2 Website

What to Watch For:  John Cena is back in the role of the film’s main antagonist.

Word on the Street: Writer/Director Sean Anders also wrote and directed the first Daddy’s Home (2015).

My Take: I always like it when I see Linda Cardellini on the screen.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Square  (2017)  R

The Square

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Christian (Claes Bang) runs a contemporary art museum and is a devoted father of two. His world will change when his phone and wallet are stolen. The Square Website

What to Watch For:  The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Word on the Street:   The film is Sweden’s submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Academy Awards.

My Take:  I find it fascinating that most of the film is based on true events.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Tragedy Girls  (2017)  R

Tragedy Girls

Photo courtesy of Gunpowder and Sky

Best friends Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) are on a mission to boost their social media status as they track down a local serial killer. Tragedy Girls Website

What to Watch For:  The film was one of the most talked about movies at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The film is currently at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.

My Take:  I can’t wait to see this film.

The film opens Friday exclusively at the Plaza Theatre

The Paris Opera  (2017)

The Paris Opera

Photo courtesy of Film Movement

A behind the scenes look at one of the most famous Opera companies in the world. The Paris Opera Info

What to Watch For:  The film won the Best Film of the Documentary competition at the 2017 Moscow International Film Festival.

Word on the Street:  The Paris Opera was founded in 1669.

My Take:  I am always up for a good documentary.

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

 

If  you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, then stay at home and watch movies on Atlanta’s CW:

Sunday

1:00 pm

Alvin and the Chipmunks  (2007)  A struggling songwriter named Dave (Jason Lee) finds success when he discovers three singing chipmunks named Alvin, Simon, and Theodore.

3:00pm

Saving Silverman  (2001) Two buddies (Steve Zahn, Jack Black) conspire to keep their friend (Jason Biggs) from marrying the wrong woman (Amanda Peet).

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