#DaddysHome2 and #OrientExpressMovie – Movie Reviews

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Daddy’s Home 2 – Review

Daddy’s Home 2 – Budget of $69 million – 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Daddy's Home 2
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Brad and Dusty are making the co-dad relationship work.  But they are dealing with co-parenting issues like kids leaving things at one parent’s house, parents buying the same gift, and separate Christmases.  However when Megan stands up in front of her entire school and says she hates separate Christmases, Brad and Dusty decide to have one Christmas together.  Then, the phone rings.  Kurt, Dusty’s father, is coming for Christmas.  Kurt has been unavailable for Dusty’s biggest moments and it’s driven a wedge in their relationship.  Dusty is not happy about his father’s arrival but Brad is ecstatic.  Brad realizes that their fathers will land at the same airport at the same time and he can’t wait to meet Kurt.  Kurt arrives and has nothing but shady comments to give.  Brad’s dad Don arrives with hugs and kisses for everyone.  Kurt believes that all the dads are playing nice and harbor deep resentment.  He will do anything to expose it.  So when Brad and Dusty tell them their plans for a “Together Christmas”, Kurt rents a cabin for both families.  He plans to pick everyone apart.  Starting with Dusty.

The sequel to Daddy’s Home, this movie adds more dads but keeps the same amount of laughs and heart.  Luckily, the story is different.  While the first movie was developing respect among parents and step-parents.  This movie is about harboring emotions among fathers and sons as well as step-parents. If you are seeing this movie for John Cena, please be advised he is only in the last 30 minutes of the film.  Most of the film revolves around the 4 other men.  The subplot is the 4 men giving Dylan dating advice while stopping Adrianna’s influence on Megan.  If you have a child younger than 13, it will get a little awkward during some of the jokes.  The rest are ok.  If you are a fan of the 1st, see this movie at matinee price.  And be ready for a new dad in the picture!

I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars

Leather pants and side boob, that’s perfect for a school event – Sara

You’re leaving – Adrianna

Brad, you don’t know what you are talking about so shut your fat hole – Dusty

I wanna be his friend so bad – Brad

Next time you shoot someone, don’t graze them. Aim for center mass – Kurt

It’s a beautiful tree – Don

I love this song – Roger

Hi, I shot a man and a turkey today. Guess which one died – Megan

I did it. I kissed a girl I liked – Dylan

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Murder on the Orient Express – Review

Murder on the Orient Express – Budget of $55 million – 1 hour and 54 minutes

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Murder on the Orient Express
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World famous detective Hercule Poirot just finished a case at The Wailing Wall and wants to take a vacation.  Just as he is planning to relax, he gets a new case from London and must return.  Poirot’s friend Bouc (director of the Orient Express) offers him a ride on the full train.  During a dessert service, Poirot is approached by Samuell Ratchett.  Ratchett has received several death threats and wants to hire Poirot as his bodyguard.  During the night, Poirot sees someone running in a red robe and hears noises coming from Ratchett’s room.  The butler knocks on the door, hears “It’s nothing”, and walks away.  Poirot goes to his room and sleeps.  Later an avalanche, the train derails and leaves them all stranded together.  The butler knocks on everyone’s door but when Ratchett doesn’t answer, Poirot opened the door.  Inside Ratchett is dead with 12 stab wounds to the chest.  Poirot finds a partially destroyed note, a bloody handkerchief with the letter “H” on it, and a cup of barbital drugged coffee.  Poirot must discover the killer before the train is back on the tracks.

Based on the novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, this movie has to be watched twice (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  There is so much going on with so many characters, it’s hard to keep up.  While telling a grim tale, it does provide a few laughs at the human condition.  You feel an urge to solve the mystery along with Poirot.  This movie allows you to come up with your own theories as Poirot questions each suspect.  But be warned this movie DOES follow the book; no new suspects, plots, or murders are given.  The director, Kenneth Branagh, must be applauded for his use of continuous shots as Poirot enters and leaves the train.  Also, some scenes are shot from above, allowing the audience to be a fly on the wall or ceiling.  Seeing the behind the scene and the director’s commentary on this movie will be amazing.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars

Order me the fish – Princess Dragomiroff

Vice is where the devil finds his darling – Pilar Estravados

I blame the chicken – Hercule Poirot

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