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‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright Books a Trip With ‘Orient Express’ Sequel ‘Death on the Nile’

With Murder on the Orient Express, director and actor Kenneth Branagh loaded the cast with famous faces and impressive actors, all in the name of bringing Agatha Christie’s mystery to life. Branagh clearly wants to repeat this approach with the sequel, Death on the Nile. Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Jodie Comer already have parts, and now Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright has climbed aboard the Death on the Nile cast as well. Wright will play one of the suspects Branagh’s Hercule Poirot is i...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Disney, Fox, Egypt, Adaptation, Kenneth-Branagh, 20th Century Fox, Agatha Christie, Christie, Wright, Gal Gadot, Hercule Poirot, Branagh, Orient Express, Mystery/Suspense


10 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, April 19-25

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Famous’ A play by Michael Leoni about the price of celebrity. When: 8 p.m. April 18-20; 8 p.m. April 26-27; 7 p.m. April 28. Mature content. No late seating. Where: The 11:11, 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. Tickets: $20-$50. Information: 323-378-6969; www.famoustheplay.com ‘Side Man’ A staged reading of a play about a man recounting the pivotal moments in his life, from growing up in a broken to dealing with his mother’s alcoholism and trying to understand his trumpet-pl...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Kentucky, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Abba, Agatha Christie, Southern California, San Bernardino, Tennessee Williams, Lewis Black, Harmony House, Lucille Lortel, Floyd Collins, La Palma Ave Anaheim


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 12-19

    Pastel artist Otto Sturcke demonstrates using pastels on April 15 in Santa Clarita. (Photo of ‘El Musico’ courtesy of Otto Sturcke)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “Protoplanetary Discs – Nursery of Exoplanets,” 8:30 p.m. April 12. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Egg Hunt, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


The Mount Juliet Estate in Ireland & Crafting the Perfect Getaway

After several trips to the Emerald Isle, I have learned that it is shockingly difficult to find a bad hotel or resort. Kindness and warm hospitality are among the many reasons why I love traveling around Ireland, and in the country’s best hotels those are qualities found in abundance. There are though a handful of properties that aren’t just nice, they’re remarkable places to stay and explore. They become part of the destination, part of the adventure and that is certainly the case at the expan...
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Michelin, Jack Nicklaus, Agatha Christie, Destinations, Resting Your Head, Hunter, Carrick, Julie, Kilkenny, Manor House, Mount Juliet, Smithwick, Kilkenny Straddling, St Canice


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 8-15

  A workshop meeting about plans for the upper Los Angeles River will be held on April 9 at the Rose Goldwater Community Center in Canoga Park. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 8, and Mondays. Wend...
Tags: Australia, California, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Agatha Christie, Malibu, Wendy, Rotary Club, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley


Fun Freetime: CosyKiller

When it comes to picking the perfect gift for your mother this year - why not look to give your mother something that will immerse her into a year long mystery puzzle and release the inner Agatha Christie in her? This year's top seller for Mothers' Day looks likely to be CosyKiller the latest in mystery subscription boxes to hit the market.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Agatha Christie


Details Finally Revealed About Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Details finally revealed about Rian Johnson’s Knives Out Rian Johnson has finally let loose details of the plot for his follow-up to The Last Jedi (or interlude to his next Star Wars journey), the ultra-secretive Knives Out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer-director was on hand at CinemaCon to not only screen some footage but offer up a few key plot points about the mysterious project. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Movies, Lionsgate, America, Danny Boyle, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Craig, Michael Shannon, Jai Courtney, Hitchcock


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 5-12

  Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 presents “Let Shape Color Form: A Tribute to Stan Johnson” on April 6 in North Hollywood. (Photo courtesy of ADG Gallery 800)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Aging into the Future Conference & Expo: St. Barnabas Senior Services, a nonprofit organization, presents the event th...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


‘Knives Out’ Footage Showcases Rian Johnson’s Mystery Movie Follow-Up to ‘The Last Jedi’ [CinemaCon 2019]

Rian Johnson is following up Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Knives Out, a star-studded mystery movie that released its first footage to the crowd at CinemaCon. According to Johnson himself, Knives Out is a tribute to the locked-room mysteries of Agatha Christie, with Daniel Craig’s Detective Benoit Blanc meant to evoke Christie’s Hercule Poirot. Ready to piece together the clues and solve the Knives Out footage reaction mystery? To make Knives Out, Rian Johnson has assembled one of the cooles...
Tags: Movies, America, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Chris Evans, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Craig, Michael Shannon, Christie, Rian, Hitchcock, Cinemacon, Christopher Plummer, Mystery/Suspense, Footage Reaction


12 theater productions to see in Southern California this week (April 5-11)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Madama Butterfly’ Pacific Opera Project presents the Puccini opera with a new libretto by Eiki Isomura, artistic director of Opera in the Heights, and Josh Shaw, artistic director of POP, with all Japanese roles sung in Japanese and by Japanese-Americans and all American roles sung in English. When: Opens 7 p.m. April 6. Show runs 7 p.m. April 13; 2 p.m. April 14. Where: Aratani Theatre, 244 San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Tickets: $25-$75. Information: 213-680-3700; www.pacifico...
Tags: London, Cheryl Strayed, Los Angeles, Sport, Pop, Soccer, Arkansas, Woody Allen, Shakespeare, Sam, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Agatha Christie, Humphrey Bogart, South Coast, Southern California, San Bernardino


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 1-8, 2019

  Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council presents candidates for council board election at their April 3 meeting at Gault Street Elementary School. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 1, and Mondays. Wendy’...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Agatha Christie, Northern California, Wendy, Rotary Club, Burbank, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Millie


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 29-April 5

  Brandon Boyd signs his art game ‘Deux Portes Two Doors: An OptiMystic Memory Game,’ based on his ‘Portals’ watercolor series on March 30 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Boyd)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “MarsQuest,” 8:3...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


10 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, March 29-April 4

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Birdland Blue’ Robey Theatre Company presents a play about an evening in the life of jazz musician Miles Davis; in a New York nightclub, he dabbles in romance and deals with the challenges of unhappy band members, an unscrupulous club owner, substance abuse issues and more. When: April 4-May 12. Where: Theatre 4, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles. Tickets: $35. Information: 866-811-4111, www.thelatc.org ‘Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe’ This pla...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, California, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Arkansas, Miles Davis, Woody Allen, Whoopi Goldberg, Sam, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Agatha Christie


Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Will Reunite Him With ‘Brick’ Composer Nathan Johnson

After a five year hiatus from creating film scores, Nathan Johnson is returning to the art form to compose the score for Rian Johnson‘s upcoming murder mystery Knives Out. Nathan, who happens to be Rian’s cousin, has been responsible for the music in all of Rian’s movies save for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (which, naturally, was provided by John Williams). FilmMusicReporter says Nathan Johnson is coming back to score Rian’s Knives Out, an Agatha Christie-esque murder mystery. The last feature f...
Tags: Movies, Johnson, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Jeremy Renner, Penelope, Laura, Nathan, Rian, Nathan Johnson, Lionsgate Films, Brothers Bloom, Soundtracks, Mystery/Suspense, Knives Out, John Williams FilmMusicReporter


Yoda Actor Frank Oz Reuniting with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson to Act in ‘Knives Out’

Director Rian Johnson relished the opportunity to bring Frank Oz back to the Star Wars movies as Yoda in The Last Jedi, and now Johnson has enlisted Oz’s services yet again for his upcoming murder mystery Knives Out. Oz will himself be appearing on screen this time, marking one of the few instances in which he’s appeared in a live-action movie as a human instead of lending his voice to a puppet (or Muppet) character. “We had a magical night where Frank came and puppeteered the Yoda,” Johnson...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Bob, Johnson, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Yoda, Sxsw, Southwest, Frank-Oz, Frank, Dan Aykroyd, Lionsgate Films, Mystery/Suspense, Knives Out


Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories to Develop Miss Marple Series from Agatha Christie Novels

Miss Marple, the cunning old sleuth created by Agatha Christie, is returning to television. “Big Little Lies” producer Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has announced it is partnering with Agatha Christie Ltd on a new series centered on the iconic literary figure. The project will be developed together with Endeavor Content and is inspired by […]
Tags: News, Bruna Papandrea, Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie Ltd, Made Up Stories, Miss Marple, Agatha Christie Novels


Amtrak stuck for 36 hours in Oregon

An Amtrak train stranded for 36 hours, with 183 people on board, has finally returned to Eugene, Oregon. But not without its fair share of hardship. While the train was en route to Los Angeles on Sunday, it hit a tree that had fallen onto the tracks and was rendered inoperable. Heavy snowfall covering the tracks further complicated matters, turning the ride into a 36-hour ordeal. Tim McMahan, a spokesperson for Union Pacific Railroad, told CNN that the train ceased working in Oakridge, Orego...
Tags: Travel, Oregon, Los Angeles, Cnn, Agatha Christie, Amtrak, Coo, All, Eugene, Oakridge, Union Pacific Railroad, Scot Naparstek, Tim McMahan, Oakridge Oregon, Rebekah Dodson, Amtrak Crash


5 Romantic Date Night Ideas For Going Out This Valentine’s Day

If you’re lucky enough to be all loved-up this February 14th, don’t be a cynic and ignore it altogether. Head out and spend a nice evening to remember with your better half. You might roll your eyes at the thought of slow-motion embraces and drooping bouquets, but planning a unique date experience your partner will actually treasure — that’s romance. Though there are many romantic ideas for couples that would rather stay in the comfort of their own home this Valentine’s Day, there are lots of op...
Tags: Relationships, Happiness, Lifehacks, Agatha Christie, Valentine, Ferris, Murder Mystery Party


Is Britain’s West End Finally Stepping Up For Women Playwrights?

Looks like it. Of course, there’s always (been) Agatha Christie and The Mousetrap, but looking beyond Dame Agatha, “Changes do appear to be happening. And activism … is helping.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Britain, Agatha Christie, 02.08.19


Albert Finney, legendary star of Skyfall and Tom Jones, dies aged 82

Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has diedAlbert Finney: a life in picturesAlbert Finney, who forged his reputation as one of the leading actors of Britain’s early 60s new wave cinema, has died aged 82 after a short illness, his family have announced. In 2011, he disclosed he had kidney cancer. Related: Albert Finney: the most almighty physical screen presence | Peter Bradshaw Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Television, Film, Tim Burton, UK News, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Stage, Film adaptations, Steven Soderbergh, Oscars, Skyfall, Alan Parker, Tom Jones


Albert Finney, legendary star of Tom Jones and Miller's Crossing, dies aged 82

Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has diedAlbert Finney: a life in picturesAlbert Finney, who forged his reputation as one of the leading actors of Britain’s early 60s new wave cinema, has died aged 82 after a short illness, his family have announced. In 2011, he disclosed he had kidney cancer. Related: Albert Finney: the most almighty physical screen presence | Peter Bradshaw Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Television, Film, Tim Burton, UK News, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Stage, Film adaptations, Steven Soderbergh, Oscars, Skyfall, Alan Parker, Tom Jones


From ‘Tom Jones’ to ‘Skyfall’: Actor Albert Finney dies at 82

By GREGORY KATZ | Associated Press LONDON — Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from “Tom Jones” to “Skyfall,” has died. He was 82. Finney’s family said Friday that he “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.” He died Thursday from a chest infection at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Finney was a rare star who managed to avoid the Hollywood limelight for more than five decades after bursting t...
Tags: Facebook, England, Hollywood, London, Celebrities, News, Tim Burton, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Julia Roberts, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, Obituaries, House


Legendary Five-Time Oscar Nominee Albert Finney Has Passed Away at 82

Albert Finney, the five-time Oscar-nominated British actor who starred in the likes of Skyfall, Erin Brockovich, the original Murder on the Orient Express, and the Best Picture-winning Tom Jones, has died at age 82. News of Albert Finney dead was confirmed by a publicist to The Guardian. The actor announced a battle with kidney cancer in 2011, but he passed away due to a chest infection at the Royal Marsden hospital just outside London. The actor’s wife Pene and his son Simon were by his side...
Tags: Death, London, Movies, Tim Burton, Julia Roberts, Britain, United States, Ocean, Winston Churchill, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Skyfall, Tom Jones, Stephen Frears, Agatha Christie, Miller


Albert Finney, cinema's original 'angry young man', dies aged 82

Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has died• Albert Finney – a life in picturesAlbert Finney, who forged his reputation as one of the leading actors of Britain’s early 60s new wave cinema, has died aged 82 after a short illness, his family have announced. In 2011, he disclosed he had been suffering from kidney cancer. Having shot to fame as the star of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Finney received ...
Tags: Books, Television, Film, Tim Burton, UK News, Culture, Britain, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Stage, Film adaptations, Steven Soderbergh, Oscars, Skyfall, Alan Parker, Tom Jones


Knives Out: Rian Johnson Shares the Movie Posters Inspiring the Film

Knives Out: Rian Johnson shares the movie posters inspiring the film Earlier today, director Rian Johnson tweeted out some of the posters in the editing room that are serving as inspiration for his new murder mystery Knives Out. As expected, the posters are a smorgasbord of classic whodunits. You can check them out in the gallery below! The all-star ensemble cast of Knives Out includes Daniel Craig (Spectre), starring as a detective trying to solve a murder, along with Chris Evans (Aveng...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Danny Boyle, Johnson, Peter Jackson, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee, Movie News, Media Rights Capital, Knives Out, Looper Craig, Ram Bergman Johnson, Daniel Craig Spectre, Chris Evans Avengers


New Leaf Vote for for March 2019 • Murder, They Wrote: Deadly Pursuits

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in March 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, UK, Patricia Highsmith, California, Berlin, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Syria, Fbi, Dave, Brooklyn, Middle East, Book Clubs


Review: In Amazon’s ‘ABC Murders,’ John Malkovich Is a Sad Poirot

The latest in a BBC series of Agatha Christie adaptations portrays the fussy Belgian detective in a whole new light. Make that dark.
Tags: Amazon, Television, News, Bbc, John Malkovich, John, Alex, Agatha Christie, Christie, Agatha, Phelps, Malkovich, The ABC Murders (TV Program, Gabassi, Sarah (Screenwriter


In 'The ABC Murders,' John Malkovich Plays An Older, More Vulnerable Poirot

A new three-part miniseries takes a few liberties with the Agatha Christie novel upon which it's based — all of them commendable. Most notably: Malkovich's turn as a tender, sometimes tragic, Poirot.(Image credit: Gareth Gattrell /Amazon Prime Video)
Tags: News, Abc, John Malkovich, Agatha Christie, Malkovich, Poirot, Gareth Gattrell


Here’s What’s New on Amazon Prime in February 2019

Amazon Prime Video is bringing a number of new titles to its collection of movies and TV shows available to stream in February 2019. From original series, such as Agatha Christie Presents: ABC Murders and White Dragon to the addition of several familiar movies, like The Matrix and Four Weddings and a Funeral, there’s plenty…
Tags: Amazon, Television, News, Abc, Uncategorized, Streaming, Agatha Christie, Onetime, White Dragon


What’s streaming on Amazon Prime in February

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but you don’t have to be stuck watching rom-coms. Amazon Prime has plenty of other offerings to sweeten your screen time. Mystery lovers may want to check out the “Agatha Christie Presents: ABC Murders” series. Hercule Poirot (John Malkovich) receives letters from an “A.B.C.,” who is threatening murder and, after one is committed, he takes up the case. Rupert Grint and Andrew Buchan also star in this show based on the novel of the same name. Documentary...
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