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Everyone Is A Suspect Trailer: Murder on the Orient Express!

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express has been adapted for film several times – each new director giving it a slightly different spin.

Now Kenneth Branagh (who also plays Hercule Poirot) has taken the helm and set the film in winter, adding an extra layer of beauty and forboding.

Murder on the Orient Express will be in theaters on November 10th.

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Wallander: The Complete Collection – ScandiNoir at Its Finest!

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The Wallander novels of Henning Mankell are the basis for the fine British crime series Wallander. The four series (seasons) of the show contain fifteen ninety-minute episodes – nine adaptations of one of the nine novels – that follow Wallander through seven years of his life.

The stark, serene and occasionally eerie landscapes of Sweden (the series was shot in and around the city of Ystad – where the novels are set) are used as both connective tissue (Wallander drives some distances between work, home and visiting his daughter) and as an emotional undercurrent (ranging from mysterious to unexpected comic relief) to the various mysteries and character arcs of the show.

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Tweaks Make Cinderella Better Than The Original Toon!

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Quick note: Cinderella is amazing in IMAX! Everything about its presentation – incredible sets, mind-blowing (and appropriate) effects and stunning costumes on appealing characters – is just gobsmackingly perfect in IMAX.

Then there’s the actual movie – a live action take on Disney’s animated classic, Cinderella, that improves on the story and is told with wit, class and panache.

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Romantic Trailer: Disney’s Cinderella

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There’s a sweepingly romantic new trailer for Disney’s Cinderella – and judging from I’ve seen, Cinderella is not in need of rescuing so much as in just getting out of the house! Check it out after the jump.

Cinderella opens on March 13th.

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Behind The Scenes: The Cinderella Legacy!

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Walt Disney’s animated classic Cinderella is one of the most loved movies of all time, so making a live-action version of the version has to be considered something of a risk – even if Disney’s Maleficent and Into The Woods turned out to be hits.

There’s an  intriguing featurette available that looks at the legacy of the animated Cinderella and how it affected making the live-action film. Check it out after the jump.

Walt Disney’s Cinderella will be in theaters on March 13th.

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Romantic Trailer: Cinderella!

Cinderella at the Ball

The trailer for Disney’ live-action Cinderella – directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett – has been released and it looks gorgeous!

Check it out after the jump. Cinderella opens on March 13, 2015.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Is a Solid Origin Story!

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT

Tom Clancy never really got deeply into the story of how Jack Ryan came to be a hero, but Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit does a lovely job of filling in that background and grounding the character in today’s world. There’s not much we haven’t seen before, but Kenneth Branagh gives it some serious zip and Chris Pine makes a convincing Ryan.

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