Movie Brew: Murder on the Orient Express

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I will admit, going in to Murder on the Orient Express, that I have never read the Agatha Christie book and only seen bits and pieces of the previous films over the years. So, I am still asking myself what it was in the trailer that made me want to see this movie. There is one part of me that is fatigued from all of the sci-fi and comic action movies which are so prevalent in today’s pop culture. Then there is another side that likes a good mystery movie, as well as one with a setting so timeless as the early 1930s in Europe, so this movie was right on time for me.

The movie opens with famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (played by Kenneth Branagh) solving a case of some missing gold in Jerusalem and trying to go on holiday. In the midst of it all, however…

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