Bad Moms On the Orient Express

Posted November 22, 2017 by shooting in TV/Movies / 17 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! And if you don’t celebrate, or don’t live in the U.S., Happy Wednesday! One of my family’s usual traditions for Thanksgiving is to go and see a movie. I know a lot of other people do this too – or you might be seeing something tonight or over the weekend -so I thought I’d do a couple mini reviews for movies that I’ve seen recently. I’ll be seeing Justice League tomorrow; would you like a review of that in the near future? Let me know! Also, I already reviewed Thor:Ragnarok so you can find that here.

See a movie this holiday season: mini reviews of A Bad Moms Christmas + Murder on the Orient Express #moviereview Click To Tweet

A Bad Moms Christmas – learn more on IMDB

I saw the first Bad Moms back in theaters and I found it to be really funny, so I was excited to check out the sequel. I love the main actors – Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Kathryn Hahn- and now in A Bad Moms Christmas, we would get those three with their moms, played by some hilariously funny actresses! Now, I have to say that I didn’t find A Bad Moms Christmas as funny as the first movie. There were some funny moments, and I again loved all the actresses, but something just seemed to be missing for me. I think part of that might have been the idea of that these were moms who were doing away with the “perfect life” illusion. That’s there, but not as much as in the first, and I think I missed that aspect. All in all, it was a fun one, and it would still make an enjoyable girl’s night out movie, but definitely not a favorite!

Murder on the Orient Express – learn more on IMDB

This was a movie I was really excited to check out! I read this book back in the 7th grade, and unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to re-read it since (though I do want to; I love Agatha Christie), so I knew how the book ended but that was about it. Knowing how it ends doesn’t stop you from enjoying the movie though! Murder on the Orient Express has a star-studded cast, led by Kenneth Branagh (Professor Lockhart for you Harry Potter fans) who plays the famous detective Hercule Poirot (as well as directs the film). The basics of this film is that Poirot is traveling on the Orient Express when someone is murdered. He knows the man in charge of the train, so he agrees to talk to all the passengers and figure out “who done it.” There are moments when the film is fast-paced, but overall, this is a more slow moving film. That’s not a complaint though. It allows you to get to know the story, the players, and even Poirot. And it’s a great ending – if you don’t already know it! If you do, it’s still an enjoyable film! I hope Branagh continues to make more Poirot films!

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Now tell me – have you seen either of these? Are you planning to?

17 responses to “Bad Moms On the Orient Express

  1. I saw Bad Moms Christmas a few weeks ago. I agree it is not as funny as the first, but it was still kind of a fun holiday movie. I thought the casting of the moms of the moms was pretty well done, especially Kristen Bell and Cheryl Hines, they look like they seriously could be related!

  2. Oooooh, thanks so much for the review! What a bummer about the new Bad Moms movie; I loved the first (the women were so stinkin’ funny!) but some things don’t need a sequel. That said, I’ll prob catch it when it’s out on video 🙂

    I haven’t read Murder on the Orient Express in SO MANY YEARS, I don’t remember anything about it. I’d love to see this one in the theaters though!

    Happy happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I didn’t know there was a Bad Moms 1, but the previews for this one seemed funny. I’ll have to check out the first movie and maybe skip this one. I really enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express. It is a great story and it was beautifully adapted here, even though I liked the previous adaptation a little better. Love Agatha Christie! 🙂

  4. I really enjoyed the first “Bad Moms” and I am looking forward to the second one. The actresses are brilliant and I cannot wait to see Cheryl Hines as Kristen Bell’s mother!

  5. I just saw two movies, Wonder with my son’s class and then I saw Injustice with my husband last night. I didn’t think I’d enjoy Injustice, just because there has been SO many superhero movies lately, but it was really good! I’ll have to check out these other movies you’ve mentioned.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  6. I love this tradition- I wish we did it. 🙂

    I’ve been wanting to see Orient Express so I’m glad to hear it was good. Can’t wait to see it!

  7. I watched A Bad Moms Christmas about a week ago. I’m not usually a fan of comedies, but I laughed hard during this film. Kathryn Hahn kills it in the first movie, and in this one! I don’t really have a desire to see Murder on the Orient Express.

  8. I’m not much of a movie-goer (Gasp! I know, I know…) so I tend to only go when there’s something I’m really, truly excited about (which happens maybe twice a year LOL). I never saw Bad Moms so I passed on the follow-up. I had no idea Kristen Bell was in those. I do like her. With Murder on the Orient Express I was mildly interested but then started seeing so many mixed reviews that I decided to give it a pass. Maybe one day when it shows up on cable. LOL Otherwise it just didn’t seem like something I needed to rush out to see. What’s funny is that I still enjoy reading reviews for movies I have no intention of seeing. Ha!

  9. I haven’t seen either of the Bad Moms Movies. I would like to someday though, they look funny! 🙂 We saw Murder on the Orient Express and I enjoyed it. I would definitely agree that it is slow though. I wanted it to be just a bit more compelling… but I did like it overall. The cast was excellent and the cinematography was gorgeous! 🙂 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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