Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express

I didn't think it was possible that I could embrace the idea of anyone else playing Hercule Poirot after having watched hours and hours of David Suchet in that role, but I was wrong. Kenneth Branagh made it work. And the photography and scenery alone in this new 'Murder on the Orient Express' is worth the price of the ticket.

In case you haven't watched 'Murder on the Orient Express' with David Suchet, the above is a YouTube video of the entire movie. One of my favorites.

And 'Darkest Hour,' about Britain, Churchill in WWII is also coming to theaters in November. Good grief. We hadn't been to a movie since 'Bridge of Spies' and now there are two so close together that I want to see on the big screen. Unheard of.

And yeah, I still prefer David Suchet. 

P.S. Another word about 'Murder...':  Everything about the new movie is beautiful, BUT at the end, Kenneth Branagh didn't come anywhere close to portraying the anguish of spirit that David Suchet did in making his decision. If you've seen them both, you'll know what I mean.



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Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I do want to see that movie- it’s been a long time since a truly classic movie has been made. I’ve never seen the series- something I should watch as winter sets in! Your soaps are wonderful!

Arlene G said...

I was in doubt about this one too Judy as I am a big Suchet fan. I could not watch the Adam Dahlgleish series when Roy Marsden no longer played the poet detective. But I love Judi Dench so I thought I might give it a try!! Thanks for the review.

Cranberry Morning said...

I like Martin Shaw who took over the role of Adam Dalgleish, but he still seemed like an imposter. I wish they'd bring back the old Roy Marsden version at least on DVD.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have been thinking about seeing this movie. Thanks for sharing the link and review.
Have a happy day!

MadSnapper said...

I am the odd blogger out. I just can't watch these types of movies. also I have never seen Wizard of Oz, or Sound of Music and many others that the whole world loves... i don't read classics either except for the few in high school they forced me to read.

L. D. said...

Yes it is hard to see remakes with different people playing the role of Porot. Coincidently we are going this afternoon to see the same movie. Our new place puts us living three miles from the theater. My wife has taught me to like all the mysteries shows and I too am a fan.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Its great that you have 2 new movies upcoming that you want to watch. I love your soap Judy, each scent smells so wonderful and is a joy to use. Hugs to you today!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Thanks for letting me know. I have not wanted to see the "new" version because the old one was so engaging. I hope you have a great day, Judy. xo Diana

Elizabethd said...

David Suchet definitely wins. I really don't like the moustache in this new version.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would love to see that movie...thanks for the link! How nice to find some really good entertainment! Hugs!

Terri D said...

You are the expert on all things British so I take your review of this movie seriously! We rarely go to the movies. Maybe I can talk Joe into this one!

Rose said...

I wondered how I would feel about someone else playing Poirot...can't decide if I want to see it or not. You make me think I might want to.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Judy, good entertainment is hard to come by these days. I'm looking forward to seeing this one. Thanks for your link and the recommendation. ♥

Chatty Crone said...

So you liked it - good - my husband and I want to see that too - next week.

Terra Heck said...

I'm still on the fence about whether I want to watch this movie or not. I did just download a game on my iPad a couple of days ago called Mahjong Crimes, and it's based off Murder on the Orient Express. It's free to play if you want to check it out.

This N That said...

I have watch that movie many times and I enjoyed it each time. Period wonderful entertainment

Lorrie said...

I'm hoping to see the new Christie adaptation. The trailer looks great!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Good feedback, CM. We haven't seen the new 'Murder on the Orient Express' yet, but word on the street is that it's excellent. Haven't seen the Churchill movie yet, either (though I know how it ends...) - but we did get to see 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' the other week, and gave it a kind of plug on ABAB.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I am dying to see this movie as it's been a while since I've seen a good movie. Hopefully, I will be able to see this but I've just been so busy every weekend. Thanks for the heads up about this movie!
Enjoy the week and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Carla from The River said...

We plan to go see it. So glad for your review!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

We hope to see it soon! Glad that you liked it.


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