Murder on the Orient Express: Honestly, the 1974 version by Sidney Lumet is much better, but Kenneth Branagh still did a fine job with this remake. Branagh not only directs, but takes up the lead role as Hercule Poirot. His performance is zany, and his mustache is even more so. The character though seemed almost too joke heavy. It would have been nice to see him take it a little more seriously.
The rest of the cast does well…
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Thor: Ragnarok: Easily the best movie in the "Thor" trilogy. Is that saying much? Not really. Fortunately, director Taika Waititi made this film visually dazzling and a whole lot of fun. Hopefully he continues working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The characters we know and love like Thor, Loki, and Hulk are all portrayed well, though Bruce Banner was a bit annoying. However, the brand new characters are what really steal the show. Cate Blanchett who played the villain…
Blade Runner 2049: Best movie starring Ryan Gosling and a piano ever! It also is by far the most visually stunning film of year. "2049" does a good job of connecting the story to the original "Blade Runner" without making it entirely necessary to have seen it. However, it probably helps. Director Denis Villeneuve deserves a lot of praise for making a sequel to the original cult classic work. Although I think the main praise deserves to go to…
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected): This Netflix original movie tells the story of a father and the shadow he has cast over three siblings' lives. Dustin Hoffman portrays the distant father as Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, and Elizabeth Marvel act as the dysfunctional siblings. Hoffman does a wonderful job as the father. The audience gets to see his life very close up even though he is a very distant person. Marvel and Stiller act fantastically as well, but…