Movie review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ a star-studded whodunit – The ESO Network

A group of strangers board the luxurious Orient Express for what appears to be an uneventful train ride to Istanbul. Then, a storm creates an avalanche that traps all these passengers in the mountains. In the middle of the night one of these passengers is murdered. With the train stuck in the snow and a killer on the loose, no one on board the train is safe. This is just the sort of mystery for Hercule Poirot, novelist Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective, played this time by Kenneth Branagh. The brilliant but eccentric detective must solve the case by the […]

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It’s time to Ragna-rok and roll! Thor goes cosmic in latest MCU film – The ESO Network

For better or worse, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films always follow a certain template. They have a similar look and feel, and a similar style of humor. I happen to really like this formula, and I think it still leaves plenty of room for variety (i.e. the heist feel of “Ant-Man,” the trippy, psychedelic elements of “Doctor Strange,” etc.). While the latest, “Thor: Ragnarok” (out in theaters now), is still very much an MCU movie, it is the film that perhaps veers the farthest from the Marvel template that we’ve seen before (perhaps even farther than “Guardians”!) With a lot […]

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‘Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!’ Is Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise still relevant? – The ESO Network

October has already been a busy month for movie/entertainment geeks: buzzworthy new trailers for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and Marvel’s “Black Panther”; a highly praised sequel to a sci-fi classic, “Blade Runner 2049”; “Spider-Man: Homecoming” coming to home video; and the ongoing debate about what we think of the new Star Trek series, “Discovery,” as well as the new streaming service we have to watch it on, CBS All Access. So it’s perfectly understandable that some may have missed the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which slipped out on DVD on Oct. 3. […]

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The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – The Kingsman: The Golden Circle – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Mr. Gene and I are back to give our opinions of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. How did Harry come back from the dead? Who the hell is Poppy? Did The Statesman rule or drool? Is the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service worth your time? Check out this podcast to find out. Finally, here is the link to my survey. By filling this out, you are truly supporting me and this podcast.

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Movie review: Kingsmen saddle up for sequel, ‘The Golden Circle’ – The ESO Broadcasting Network

On paper, the Kingsman sequel, “The Golden Circle,” looks like it has all the right elements. It features the same details we loved about the first film, “The Secret Service,” such as over-the-top action, quirky humor, lots of unrealistic but super fun spy gadgets, and a sense of British charm. Then, to keep things fresh, the sequel adds in a new wonderfully cheesy super-villain and the Kingsmen’s American counterparts, the Statesmen. However, even though “The Golden Circle” is a fun, entertaining movie, the final product doesn’t live up to its predecessor. In “The Golden Circle,” Eggsy, a.k.a. “Agent Galahad” (Taron […]

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