FlixChatter Review: Death on the Nile (2022)

Kenneth Branagh's first Agatha Christie adaptation, Murder in the Orient Express, was a modest success (worldwide gross total of over $350mil million against a production budget of $55mil), so it's no surprise that the sequel got green-lit soon after. Well, this movie was supposed to come out in 2019, but then filming issues, then Covid …

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FlixChatter Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

There are films you'd readily see just for the cast and this is one such a film. I'm familiar with Agatha Christie's work though I can't claim I've actually finished even one of her books from start to finish. I did however, see the episode from British ITV production of the Agatha Christie series starring David …

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Music Break: Five soundtracks from 2015 I’m currently obsessed with

Most people who know me know I have an old school taste when it comes to music. I basically only listen to genres. One is classical music – my radio dial goes back and forth from MPR news to Classical MPR 99.5, and I'm not ashamed that I owned two Sarah Brightman CDs. The other is movie music [natch] My CD changers …

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FlixChatter Review: Cinderella (2015)

Growing up watching Disney fairy tale movies, I have to admit Cinderella wasn't my favorite heroine. Over the years though, as there are more and more adaptations of this quintessential underdog story (more so than any other Disney "princesses" it seems), the more I appreciate the animated classic. Lately the cinematic trend is reinvention, giving a classic tale a …

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Music Break: Disney’s Animated Classic CINDERELLA (1950)

One of the screenings I'll be going to later this week is the live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Now, I mentioned in this post that having grown up watching all those Disney Princess movies, naturally I'm curious to check it out. I know what you're thinking. Do we have to have a live action version of …

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FlixChatter Review – Jack Ryan: The Shadow Recruit

It's been over a decade that we saw a Jack Ryan film. Chris Pine now fills the shoes that's been vacated by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck in the fifth feature of the long-dormant franchise. The major difference is, this is the first time that the film's plot isn't based on a specific …

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FlixChatter Review: BRAVE

Whenever I go see a film at the cinema, there's a certain expectation to be swept away by the experience. With Pixar, that little slice of cinematic heaven always begins with the short movie attached at the beginning of the film. In this case, La Luna truly is magical. I think the terms 'over the …

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