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Salopian 
"Four ever Salopian"

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  11:40:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Put any five reviews you like in your F.Y.C. list.
Do not use reviews from the previous round: you must change them every round.
Post here to declare that you've done it: sooner is better than later.
Provide spoiler warnings in your post when appropriate.
Read the F.Y.C.s of all participants.
The next round starts on Monday at noon or later, F.W.F.R. time.

Salopian 
"Four ever Salopian"

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  14:48:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
P. L. Travers was extremely demanding.

Spoiler for Star Wars: Episode VIII (ambiguous in the review): After having been AWOL for ages, Luke dies.
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 02/01/2018 :  13:39:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lemmy in for #1237.


Victor Mature is the titular Chief.


The Conqueror - in one of the worst casting decisions in Hollywood history, John Wayne plays Genghis Khan.
A true bomb.
What prompted the use of the word 'bomb' in the review was the fact that the film was shot near a Utah atomic test site and many of the cast and crew, including Wayne, later died of cancer.


Brando before bloating.

Edited by - lemmycaution on 03/01/2018 08:50:02
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Larry 
"Larry's time / sat merrily"

Posted - 02/01/2018 :  18:32:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Two years earlier, Audrey Hepburn starred in Funny Face.
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demonic 
"Cinemaniac"

United Kingdom

Posted - 02/01/2018 :  18:45:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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NB:
A wounded civil war soldier finds himself in a school where the female residents and students compete for his attention in "The Beguiled".
Shia LeBeouf plays John McEnroe.
In "A Ghost Story" Casey Affleck's character dies and returns to haunt his marital home, dressed in a sheet.
The death of a young woman on a Native American reservation prompts a dangerous FBI investigation in "Wind River".
Kenneth Branagh attempts to play Hercule Poirot.
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Salopian 
"Four ever Salopian"

Posted - 03/01/2018 :  13:53:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by demon18c

Kenneth Branagh attempts to play Hercule Poirot.

I am literally just about to go out and watch it, so I hope it's not that bad, but I grant you that the trailer was pretty strange.

Edit: Well, I mostly enjoyed it, although it was an odd experience. For most people, or at least most Britons, and certainly me, Poirot is David Suchet, and having anyone else just doesn't feel right. Branagh attempts to balance the demanding pickiness with likeability but doesn't always manage, whereas I suppose that is what made Suchet so successful. And the moustache is really absurd, but perhaps it's possible that someone of his personality of the time could have that style. I've read several of the novels and of course seen loads of adaptations, but hadn't thought about the fact that I hadn't done either for Murder on the Orient Express, so it was a bonus that I didn't know who the culprit was.

Edited by - Salopian on 04/01/2018 01:47:48
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demonic 
"Cinemaniac"

United Kingdom

Posted - 05/01/2018 :  11:32:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Europian
I am literally just about to go out and watch it, so I hope it's not that bad, but I grant you that the trailer was pretty strange.

Edit: Well, I mostly enjoyed it, although it was an odd experience. For most people, or at least most Britons, and certainly me, Poirot is David Suchet, and having anyone else just doesn't feel right. Branagh attempts to balance the demanding pickiness with likeability but doesn't always manage, whereas I suppose that is what made Suchet so successful. And the moustache is really absurd, but perhaps it's possible that someone of his personality of the time could have that style. I've read several of the novels and of course seen loads of adaptations, but hadn't thought about the fact that I hadn't done either for Murder on the Orient Express, so it was a bonus that I didn't know who the culprit was.




Knowing the end before I went it definitely didn't improve the experience. The moustache made it much, much worse. It's a pity you now know the end before seeing the much better Lumet version. It occurs to me that Christie doesn't bear repeat reading/viewing.
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Salopian 
"Four ever Salopian"

Posted - 05/01/2018 :  18:53:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by demon18c

quote:
Originally posted by Europian
I am literally just about to go out and watch it, so I hope it's not that bad, but I grant you that the trailer was pretty strange.

Edit: Well, I mostly enjoyed it, although it was an odd experience. For most people, or at least most Britons, and certainly me, Poirot is David Suchet, and having anyone else just doesn't feel right. Branagh attempts to balance the demanding pickiness with likeability but doesn't always manage, whereas I suppose that is what made Suchet so successful. And the moustache is really absurd, but perhaps it's possible that someone of his personality of the time could have that style. I've read several of the novels and of course seen loads of adaptations, but hadn't thought about the fact that I hadn't done either for Murder on the Orient Express, so it was a bonus that I didn't know who the culprit was.


Knowing the end before I went it definitely didn't improve the experience. The moustache made it much, much worse. It's a pity you now know the end before seeing the much better Lumet version. It occurs to me that Christie doesn't bear repeat reading/viewing.

That makes it unfortunate that I have previously read Death on the Nile, which this film slipped in as subtly as a sledgehammer as being the sequel.
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Salopian 
"Four ever Salopian"

Posted - 05/01/2018 :  20:23:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by demon18c

More 2017

Kenneth Branagh attempts to play Hercule Poirot.

By the way, would you not want to make it "Branagh butchers Belgian brogue"? A Belgian accent is not a brogue, I know, but he is Irish so it's logically in the bizarre mix.
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demonic 
"Cinemaniac"

United Kingdom

Posted - 06/01/2018 :  22:18:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Europian
That makes it unfortunate that I have previously read Death on the Nile, which this film slipped in as subtly as a sledgehammer as being the sequel.



I'd say it's up for debate if that gets made - I don't think this one has been has been as successful as the studio would have liked -bad reviews from the outset put people off regardless of Depp, Cruz, Ridley, Dench, Uncle Tom Cobbly and all.

quote:
Originally posted by Europian
By the way, would you not want to make it "Branagh butchers Belgian brogue"? A Belgian accent is not a brogue, I know, but he is Irish so it's logically in the bizarre mix.



A little tenuous, but more importantly would take away from my primary aim - referring to the murder on the Orient Express being more Branagh's portrayal.
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Salopian 
"Four ever Salopian"

Posted - 07/01/2018 :  13:57:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by demon18c

quote:
Originally posted by Europian
That makes it unfortunate that I have previously read Death on the Nile, which this film slipped in as subtly as a sledgehammer as being the sequel.

I'd say it's up for debate if that gets made - I don't think this one has been has been as successful as the studio would have liked -bad reviews from the outset put people off regardless of Depp, Cruz, Ridley, Dench, Uncle Tom Cobbly and all.

Well, from this weirdly sycophantic article, at least, it seems like the film was actually pretty successful.
quote:
quote:
Originally posted by Europian
By the way, would you not want to make it "Branagh butchers Belgian brogue"? A Belgian accent is not a brogue, I know, but he is Irish so it's logically in the bizarre mix.

A little tenuous, but more importantly would take away from my primary aim - referring to the murder on the Orient Express being more Branagh's portrayal.

I meant butcher as a synonym for murder, especially the kind of murder involved here.
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 07/01/2018 :  14:02:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep.

Four players! I'm almost giddy!
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