‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a Thrilling Tale of Mystery and Moustache

Adapting Murder on the Orient Express in 2017 presents a problem almost as perplexing as the mystery that famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot faced in the original novel. The book, by legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie (the most widely published author of all time), was originally released in 1934. Since its first days in print, the novel has become a classic, and one of Christie’s … Continue reading ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a Thrilling Tale of Mystery and Moustache

‘Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You’ is a Prime Example of Nostalgia Gone Wrong

Animated movies can appeal to both adults and children, but Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You doesn’t treat either with any respect. The film, a soft reboot made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original television series, is as dumb as a Psyduck, and as dull as a Metapod. The vast majority of the adult audience looking for a rush of nostalgia will be … Continue reading ‘Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You’ is a Prime Example of Nostalgia Gone Wrong

Maroon 5 Bring Glossy Pop Production on ‘Red Pill Blues’

Maroon 5 continues their descent into full-fledged mainstream pop on their latest release, Red Pill Blues. Gone are the days of the adult-contemporary, soft rock band that once was, making way for the glossy, perfectly produced electro-pop group. Luckily for them, their transition to being one of the most played pop bands on Top 40 radio has been relatively seamless. Helmed by falsetto-aficionado Adam Levine, Maroon … Continue reading Maroon 5 Bring Glossy Pop Production on ‘Red Pill Blues’

‘The Florida Project’ is a Compelling Look at Life Outside the Happiest Place on Earth

The Florida Project is the latest film by editor, writer and director, Sean Baker, telling the tale of a single mother and her daughter as they live in a motel outside of Walt Disney World. Baker’s follow up to the acclaimed Tangerine is a well-directed and incredible tour de force, which explores topics such as friendship and motherhood. It’s filled with colourful cinematography and wonderful … Continue reading ‘The Florida Project’ is a Compelling Look at Life Outside the Happiest Place on Earth