Review – Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

by Kevin Muller

Before comic book films became the craze, the holiday season was reserved for films that had big casts, a large budget, and usually an adaptation of a famous novel. Who doesn’t want to see their favorite stars all together on screen acting with one another?  Murder on the Orient Express has been adapted many times as both a film and a TV production. This time, Shakespearean lover, and the man who brought the mighty Thor to the silver screen, Kenneth Branagh, takes a shot at the famous Agatha Christie murder mystery.

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Review – Thor : Ragnarok (2017)

by Old King Clancy

Since the reviews for Thor: Ragnarok came out and was praised for its humor, it’s been hard not to see people’s complaints about Marvel being too light-hearted and trying to be too funny. I haven’t felt the superhero fatigue that others have yet, but it’s not hard to see why people feel that way. I bring this up because there was talks of Thor: Ragnorok being a reinvention of the MCU leading into Infinity War, and it’s really not in fact. If you’re not on board with the Marvel Model this won’t win you over. What it is in fact, is a funny, colorful, and entertaining movie that has Led Zeppelin on the soundtrack.  Honestly, what more could you want or need?

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Review- The Death of Stalin (2017)

by Old King Clancy

With The Thick Of It and it’s cinematic partner, In The Loop, covering UK politics, and Veep covering the US, it can be argued that nobody has a better, or funnier, grasp on the ineptitude of politicians than Armando Iannucci. Now with his latest film, The Death Of Stalin, Iannucci tackles historical Russian politics to show that no matter where or when, politicians were and are idiots!

Loosely based on the true story of the Russian governments reaction to the death of Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin), the film finds the Russian cabinet – Deputy General Secretary Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), First Secretary Nikita Kruschev (Steve Buschemi), head of secret police Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale) and Deputy Premier Vyacheslav Molotov (Michael Palin) – coming together to help guide the country through a period of mourning. Nikita sees the opportunity to ease up on Stalin’s torturous rule and induct a more liberal approach to the Russian Government, however, Beria starts mobilizing his Police Force to manipulate Malenkov into giving him more power, and seizing the chair for himself.

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I AM ALONE out now on DVD, Digital, and VOD!

A FRONT ROW SEAT TO THE END OF THE WORLD!

Random Media and Abstract Forces Productions announce the DVD, Digital and VOD debut of the award-winning independent film festival favorite, I AM ALONE. When an unknown virus begins to spread through the population infecting people almost instantly, the CDC discovers a lone TV survivalist host’s resistance. The CDC tries to piece together why the Zombie-inducing virus has taken longer to transform the journalist than others, reviewing the events of the previous days through
footage to learn more, in hopes of a cure.

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Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

by Kevin Muller

Ah, okay, it is incredibly refreshing to be able to talk about a film without beating around the bush.  Unlike ‘Mother!,” this film is just a standard action film with an A to B plot-line. Back in 2014, the original Kingsman: The Secret Service, hit theaters and knocked everyone out with its satire, kick ass action, and one hell of a leading man, Colin Firth. Once again, we are thrown back into the world of espionage, gadgets, and satire. Does it work again?

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