Monthly Archives: March 2018

Movie Thoughts: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

expressWhy is every property a candidate for film franchise these days?

For all the strengths and weaknesses of this new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express may have, the biggest takeaway I had was the feeling that since Sherlock Holmes didn’t spawn a new franchise of films , why not try with Hercules Poirot now?

And if we are to have a Poirot series of films, I guess Orient Express is a good starting point. It’s arguably one of Agatha Christie’s best known stories featuring the Belgian detective and his mustache (more on that later).  But, it’s still a story that’s had multiple adaptions on the large and small screen.

I’ve never seen any of the previous adaptations of Murder on the Orient Express.  However, I have read the original novel, so I knew the solution to the mystery before I sat down to view the new version that hit theaters last year. Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet by Gerry Davis

Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet: 1st Doctor NovelisationFor some reason, I missed reading Gerry Davis’ adaptation of his and Kit Pedler’s script for “The Tenth Planet” during the height of my reading and collecting the Target novels. It could be due either to that fact that I didn’t appreciate the William Hartnell serials as I do now during my initial viewing of Doctor Who or it could be that this one just didn’t show up at my local bookseller.

A pivotal story in the history of Doctor Who, “The Tenth Planet” features two huge firsts — the debut of the Cybermen and the first time the Doctor regenerated.

You’d think that for a story this pivotal to the long-running history of the show, the Target novelization would be more to write home about. Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR

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Happy first day of Spring!

To celebrate, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks what books are on the Spring To-Be-Read list.  I’ve got a couple of books I’m looking forward to reading this spring and there are probably some from my Winter TBR list that I haven’t read yet but need to get around to reading!

  1.  Sunburn by Laura Lippman
  2. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  3. Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
  4. The Outsider by Stephen King
  5. Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant
  6. Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Quotes

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This week’s focus for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is our favorite quotes.  Here are a few that have stood out to me over the years. Continue reading

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