Murder on the Orient Express

The novel was my introduction to Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, and the world of murder mysteries.

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This film was one I desperately wanted to see, and yet I was apprehensive. It is always a toss-up going to a movie based on a book or play that you have a special …

The Martian

According to one source*, what astronaut Mark Watney had to do to survive alone on Mars was quite accurate.

   I hope you were not expecting to stay away from spoilers in the opening line. The plotline is pretty basic, though. A mission is interrupted by a storm and one


I was pleased and disappointed at the same time.

   I was pleased because there was more to the story than I was anticipating. I hadn’t heard much about it, believe it or not. Of course I knew the ship was doomed, and I had a vague notion of the

The Maze Runner

I did not see that last twist coming.


   Of course, it makes sense once you realize it’s a setup for the sequel. This movie makes a great “first-in-a-series” film. Although there was significantly less humor than other “firsts” I have seen, the characters are engaging and the

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

You know the acting is good when you don’t think about it at all.

   Really, even when you think, “Wow, that was good acting,” you’re admitting it’s acting. Something was not done in earnest. Something made you believe it was fake. Of course, there is a lot more