Cinemaholics #39: Murder On The Orient Express Review

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The Cinemaholics are rolling out of the theater this week with their review of Murder on the Orient Express, as well as the new A24 film, Lady Bird, and they’re joined by special guest Kristen Lopez!

Packed with one of the most star-studded casts in recent memory, Orient Express really is Kenneth Branagh’s movie, as he both directs the film and stars as its prestige detective Hercule Poirot. Based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name and succeeding a slew of other adaptations, Orient Express has a lot to live up to, but does this early November release live up to its own legacy? Tune in to find out!

But first, the Cinemaholics dig into Lady Bird, directed and written by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan. This is a movie Jon, Will, and Kristen have been anticipating for almost a year, so you can expect a long and satisfying discussion surrounding the new coming of age tale set in 2002.

Meanwhile, the gang also spends some time discussing the recent sexual misconduct and assault allegations coming out about Kevin Spacey and Louis CK, and how this news will affect their upcoming movies. The future isn’t too clear for either of these actors, but the Cinemaholics definitely have a lot to say about what this all means for Hollywood moving forward.

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