Murder on the Orient Express

The literary adaptation sub-faction of Film Board thugs gathers here to spoil the unraveling of Agatha Christie’s great mystery masterpiece. It’s an immensely remarkable award-laden cast gathered by Kenneth Branagh for this remake, but do they adequately slay the source material? It could be a crime to pull this relic out to confound new audiences — did the mustache pull it off? Do the filmmakers get away with it?

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The Film Board gathers! This week we’re choosing sides with the Kingsman and the Statesmen as we take on Poppy and the minions in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Does Matthew Vaughn’s vaunted sequel deserve as much praise as K1? Do the Statesmen live up to our well-clad crusaders we know so well? Is Jeff Bridges just showing up to drink on set? We take on all these questions and…. End up more split on this film than perhaps any other we’ve covered on this show!

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The Dark Tower

Stephen King’s opus inspired the movie and The Film Board gathers here to throw out a bunch of thoughts on it. There will be talk about the source material for this story and what needed to happen for it to come together on the big screen. How’s that old turn go again about the baby and the bathwater? We’ll try to pin that metaphor on the relevant elements as we break down The Dark Tower.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Film Boards drops out of Exospace this month to experience the other-dimensional adventure of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Luc Besson brings this graphic novel adaptation to us in what the trailers described as a vision that was “a lifetime in the making” from source material that “inspired a generation.” We’re getting thuggy with it to identify which generation in what lifetime.

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