Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

Plainly Poirot is a sufferer of unhealthy timing twice over. “Homicide on the Orient Specific” was launched on November 10, 2017, shortly after Johnny Depp had divorced actress Amber Heard. Particulars of their abusive relationship started to leak into the general public, and lots of grew to become cautious of supporting something Depp needed to do with. With “Specific,” some discovered it straightforward to miss Depp’s presence as he was the homicide thriller’s superstar sufferer, and his character — John Cassetti, aka Edward Ratchett — was a villainous felony who was killed off early on. The majority of the movie focuses on the myriad suspects on board the titular prepare. As increasingly particulars concerning the Depp/Heard divorce grew to become public, fewer and fewer folks wished to see Depp in any capability. “Homicide on the Orient Specific” is a superb movie, however one should watch Johnny Depp. 

The timing received even worse with “Demise on the Nile,” a movie that suffered from two main bouts of unhealthy luck concurrently. The primary was the COVID-19 pandemic, which compelled the movie’s launch to be delayed by over two years. When it lastly did hit theaters in 2022, some information about main man Armie Hammer had simply been launched to the general public. 2021 noticed some leaked texts from the actor whereby he propositioned numerous girls — whereas he was married — to interact in unusual and violent sexual fantasies. At first, Hammer’s habits might solely be described as caddish and maybe unusual (I am actually not going to kink-shame anybody), however additional particulars quickly got here out that he was additionally aggressive and abusive to a number of of his earlier companions. 

With the allegations being investigated, “Demise on the Nile” hit theaters. One would possibly notice that Hammer barely seems within the previews. 

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