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Kenneth Branagh Praises Actors Who Boarded The “Orient Express”

 

Kenneth Branagh stars as Hercule Poirot and directs Murder on the Orient Express. While promoting the film, Branagh talked about what Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, and Michelle Pfeiffer bring to the table as collaborators. Check out Branagh’s thoughts below (audio is included) on working with members of the ensemble!

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Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Space Opera Of The Highest Order

 

The powers that be told media members to keep their plot details at the barest of minimum, so this “review” of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is more of a general collection of scrambled thoughts that’s spoiler and narrative free. However jumbled and incoherent these following words come across, simply know this: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ranks right up there with “Star Wars” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” And personally, it’s my favorite installment of the series.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer & Images Favors The Heart Side

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Walt Disney Studios

 

“There’s been an awakening – have you felt it?” – Star Wars: The Force Awakens VO provided by Andy Serkis

I’m still a bit annoyed by the Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) plotline behind the disappointing Star Trek Into Darkness, but today’s release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer reminded me that director J.J. Abrams is also a talented craftsman.

His coming of age, sci-fi tale Super 8 definitely tugged at the heartstrings (as well as displayed Abrams’ innate love for filmmaking), and hearing John Williams’ iconic score brought on years of nostalgia – feelings which almost got me choked up (I stayed the course, however and didn’t shed a tear).

Walt Disney Studios also released its first set of images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring a few new additions to George Lucas’ ever expanding universe. Here’s the set:

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Walt Disney Studios

Actress Daisy Ridley feels the need for speed.  I have no idea if Ridley’s cruising around Tattoine or playing two point hit ’em up with a bunch of Sandcrawlers. Needless to say – it’s awesome.

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Walt Disney Studios

John Boyega, best known for his work in Attack the Block, is having a very bad (but possibly elucidating) moment. If this picture could speak, I’d venture that Boyega’s storm trooper days are over after looking into what seems to be the face of terror. A switch to the Light Side perhaps?

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Walt Disney Studios

I can’t seen anyone but Han Solo in charge of the Millennium Falcon, but one wonders if this rust bucket’s days are numbered. Still, don’t expect two measly TIE fighters to take this baby down!!

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Walt Disney Studios

And the winner for most dangerous looking lightsaber goes to . . . Adam Driver. The Girls and What If star is rumored to be playing one of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ major villains.  I’m guessing he’s a Sith – but I’ve been wrong time and time again.

As for John Williams (I count myself as one of the millions, thanks to his work on Brian De Palma’s horror/thriller The Fury), here’s a bit of good news:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens nationwide December 18, 2015.

So what are your thoughts on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and its first images? Did it live up to your expectations? Feel free to comment below!