There’s romance, crime, thrills, laughs, and fun under the big top in this drama by director Cecil B. DeMille and starring Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charleston Heston, and Jimmy Stewart. In a controversial upset, “The Greatest Show on Earth” won the 25th Academy Award for Best Picture over “High Noon” with Gary Cooper. Does it meet expectations? Watch my review to find out.
Cyborg?! Really?! I still can’t get over this. You finally have a Justice League movie and all these heroes to choose from, and you pick Cyborg? Why? My vote would be for Green Lantern, but if one of the Corps wouldn’t work, then at least go for Martian Manhunter. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Continue reading →
Story: In the winter of 1934, world famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) must find out who murdered Samuel Ratchett, a vile and crooked American gangster turned art dealer played by Johnny Depp, aboard the Orient Express. A slew of colorful and diverse characters are his suspects: the ultra-religious Pilar Estravados (Penélope Cruz), a racist Austrian scientist (played by Willem Dafoe), the bossy Princess Dragomiroff (Judi Dench) and her meek German maid (played by Olivia Colman), Rachett’s suspicious secretary (played by Josh Gad), Ratchett’s elderly servant (played by Derek Jacobi), Dr. Arbuthnot (Leslie Odom Jr.), a ditsy and overly flirty widow (played by Michelle Pfeiffer), a warm governess (played by Daisy Ridley), the mysterious Countess Helena Andrenyi (Lucy Boynton) and the short tempered and violent Count Rudolph Andrenyi (played by Sergei Polunin), and the charismatic and open Biniamino Marquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo). With lies and revelations behind every corner, the case won’t be an easy one for Poirot mentally or emotionally. Continue reading →