murder in the orient express

Guys I feel downright insulted

I wanted to read Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” for a book club meeting tomorrow. I started at 7 with a break to shower and get ready with small bits of time allotted to translate certain french phrases.

My mom walks in at like 7:30 like put these clothes away. I say okay but I wanna finish this book tonight. She doubted me. How dare?

Long story short I just finished it and I love it!
How Scores to ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Get Out’ and ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Tune Up Intensity
A newcomer and two past Oscar nominees scored 2017’s crop of suspense dramas. Each tells a story — musical and otherwise — vastly different from its competitors but all yield a similar …
By Jon Burlingame

Murder on the Orient Express
Score by Patrick Doyle

For Kenneth Branagh’s remake of the Agatha Christie thriller, he called on his longtime collaborator, Scottish composer Patrick Doyle (“Hamlet,” “Henry V”), to underscore the mystery.

Doyle, who describes the music as “a late Baroque-early Classical feel,” was inspired both by the elaborate train that was constructed in Surrey’s Longcross Studios and by actor-director Branagh’s performance as Christie’s famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. “I saw an early clip of Ken as Poirot and I thought, this is like Plato meets Bond, the convergence of two worlds,” he says with a laugh.

Doyle wrote a plaintive piano and cello melody for the backstory involving many of the suspects. He then turned that piece of music into a song, with lyrics written by Branagh and sung by Michelle Pfeiffer at the end of the movie. Says Branagh: “The theme accompanies the sadness and heartbreak at the center of the story. The song expresses a kind of ache inside one of the central characters and offers an additional emotional closure.”

2018 Oscar Nominee Predictions

Pretty straightforward: these are the films I think will be nominated—not necessarily that I think SHOULD be nominated, mind you—in many of the Oscar categories this year. Right now, I’m not speculating on what will win, as I’ll save that for the official announcement on Tuesday.

Care to try and out guess me?

Best Picture

 Call Me By Your Name


Get Out

The Greatest Showman

Lady Bird

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Luca Guadagnino for Call Me By Your Name

Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk

Steven Spielberg for The Post

Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape of Water

Martin McDonaugh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor

Timothy Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name

Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour

Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out

Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks for The Post

Best Actress

Michelle Williams for All the Money in the World

Soairse Ronan for Lady Bird

Meryl Streep for The Post

Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer for All The Money in the World

Armie Hammer for Call Me By Your Name

Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project

Richard Jenkins for The Shape of Water

Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Best Supporting Actress

Vicky Krieps for Phantom Thread

Octavia Spencer for The Shape of Water

Hong Chau for Downsizing

Allison Janney for I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird

Best Original Screenplay

Jordan Peele for Get Out

Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer for The Post

Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor for The Shape of Water

Martin McDonaugh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Adapted Screenplay

James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for The Disaster Artist

Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan for Last Flag Flying

Aaron Sorkin for Molly’s Game

Steven Conrad for Wonder

Best Visual Effects

Alien: Covenant

Beauty and the Beast

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Thor: Ragnarok

War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Animated Feature Film

The Breadwinner

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie



Loving Vincent

Best Original Score

Sufjan Stevens for Call Me By Your Name

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for The Greatest Showman

John Williams for The Post

Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water

Carter Burwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Cinematography

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom for Call Me By Your Name

Barry Aykroyd for Detroit

Hoyte Van Hoytema for Dunkirk

Seamus McGarvey for The Greatest Showman

Dan Lausten for The Shape of Water

Best Production Design

Sarah Greenwood for Beauty and the Beast

Anne Ross for The Beguiled

Nathan Crowley for Dunkirk

Mark Tildesley for Phantom Thread

Paul D. Austerberry for The Shape of Water

Best Film Editing

Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos for Baby Driver

Joe Walker for Blade Runner 2049

Lee Smith for Dunkirk

Mick Audsley for Murder on the Orient Express

Martin Walsh for Wonder Woman

Best Make Up and Hairstyling

Darkest Hour

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran for Beauty and the Beast

Ellen Mirojnick for The Greatest Showman

Alexandra Byrne for Murder on the Orient Express

Veronique Melery for Phantom Thread

Lindy Hemming for Wonder Woman

NOTE: Due to the simple fact that I don’t live in New York or LA, I’ve been unable to see most, if any, of the short films, foreign films or documentaries, and thus I did not predict those categories.


Michelle Pfeiffer - Never Forget (From “Murder on the Orient Express” So…



























Soulmates-Dramione (Part one?)

Draco Malfoy was not an easily shocked man.

He had lived through a war, almost got turned into a werewolf and has a horrible mark that will never fade.

So shocking him was a challenge. He had seen almost everything.


He had not seen his soulmate or at least seen them knowing that they were his soulmate.

“Let me guess, I’m going to say something utterly ridiculous and your going to kiss me right after”

He hated those words.

The ones that kept him up at night, made him hate himself more than he already did in 6th year, made him want to help his soulmate find a new one, a better one. One that they deserved because it was not him.

“If Murder on the Orient Express is your favorite book, then shouldn’t you let someone else borrow the book?” He had said to her, leering at her as they tugged at the ends of the book.

And she went white. Hermione Granger was shocked.

“Jesus Christ.” She mumbled


“Let me guess, I’m going to say something utterly ridiculous and your going to kiss me right after.”

And Draco Malfoy was not shocked, no he was paralyzed, broken, not comprehending.

“Malfoy?” Hermione snapped her fingers in his face, to no avail, he continued staring at her with wide eyes and a stiff posture. “For the love of Godric, Malfoy? Draco? Dra—“

He dropped the book immediately and pulled her to his chest.

“I’m sorry.”