Kenneth Branagh takes on this new adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic as director and detective as he plays the mustachioed Hercule Poirot trying to solve a murder mystery on a train. Of course, this being what it is, traditionally you gotta have a huge cast and here we’ve got Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacoby, Michelle Pfeiffer, and more. But how does it hold up next to the previous versions? Listen to Patience, Michael, JC, Frank, and Chris tell you.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.