Monday, November 27, 2017

Justice League Movie Review, Great Geek Gifts, December Movie Preview, and IWSG News!

I’m back! Hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a good time with family.

Justice League Movie Review

No idea what film the critics saw. The disparity between critical reviews and movie goers is around fifty percent, which is very suspect. My wife thinks Disney paid off the critics so they’d bash this DC film.
I thought it was great!
Justice League really captures the feel of a comic book. Whereas Marvel films feel like big budget productions, this feels like it was ripped from the pages of the comics. The Mother Boxes are part of the Justice League mythology, as is the villain Steppenwolf, which is obviously leading up to Darkseid.
Marvel has done better setting up the movies, but this film puts DC on the right track. It’s not perfect, but the special effects are great, the characters are spot-on, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun. There are moments which are touching and others where you will laugh out loud. (The Flash has the funniest moment in the movie.)
The team is brought together out of necessity more than they want to be together. This leads to some jabbing and poking, especially from Aquaman. (So, you dress up as a bat?)
Plus it’s under two hours, which is just perfect.
Highly recommended!

Geek Gifts

Looking for some unique gifts for the geek in your life? Look no further thanks to Think Geek!

For Star Trek fans, how about a Next Generation bath robe:

For the Star Wars fan, there’s an R2-D2 Coffee Press:

If you have to go the ugly sweater route, at least make it cool with a Serenity Christmas sweater:

And for the Doctor Who fan, there’s a Tardis rug:

Ninja News

The final 2017 posting for the IWSG is Wednesday, December 6.

Chrys Fey is visiting the IWSG site today, discussing the IWSG Goodreads Book Club and its benefits for writers.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the next IWSG Twitter Pitch Party – Thursday, January 18!
With hundreds of agents and publishers, this one will be ten times bigger than our first event.
So, polish those manuscripts over the Christmas break and prepare your Twitter pitch!

New release!
DISPOSAL by Tara Tyler
Pop Travel, Book Three
Cooper and Geri are finally in a good place, but their bliss is short-lived when Cooper's rebellious nephew Jimmy moves in with them for a summer internship…
Find it on Amazon.

Piper Morgan Plans a Party by Stephanie Faris
Piper tries to plan the perfect party in the fifth book of the charming Piper Morgan series.
Find it on Amazon

And thanks to my co-host Heather M. Gardner and everyone who participated in the Remakes Blogfest! There were some really good picks.

December Movie Preview

Here are the upcoming theatrical releases for December! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snark provided by me.

8 –

The Shape of Water
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones
As they say in MST3K, it’s the swamp thing verses the sweet thing… (It is supposed to be awesome though.)

15 –

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.
Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
Rumor has it Rey joins the Dark Side and slaughters a village of Ewoks…so the Dark Side can’t be all that bad.

22 –

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose.
Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black
Welcome to the Shameless Cash Grab was the original subtitle...

Anyone else see Justice League? Ready to geek out with any of those gifts? Looking forward to #IWSGPit next year? And what movies will you see in December?


Elephant's Child said...

I hope your family time was wonderful.
I am considering some geeky gifts, and the tardis rug would certainly hit the spot. Thanks.

nashvillecats2 said...

Hi Alex welcome back. Loved the geek gifts.
Have a good week.


Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Alex!

I get what you are saying about the gap between critical reviews and fan reviews of Justice League. I don't know what to think or who to trust anymore. The only criterion that really matters is whether or not you like it. I am not hard to please and I've got a feeling I will be joining those raving about Justice League.

My brother-in-law received a cool drone for his birthday and demonstrated its capabilities for us Thanksgiving day. That thing rises vertically to 100 feet in about two seconds and captures a 360 degree aerial view of the neighborhood - amazing!

Have a nice week, good buddy Alex!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I recently read a bad review about the Justice League which surprised me. I'll take your word, Alex, that it's good. Looking forward to seeing it.

Have a great week!!!

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats to those with new releases!

Looking forward to seeing what the question is for the IWSG post next week.

Nilanjana Bose said...

Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. Welcome back!

Agree totally on Justice League! I was quite flummoxed by the reviews too. Anyways, here the policy is always to go by word-of-mouth from friends/family rather than the reviews. Don't think film critics and I are on the same wavelength :)

Have a super week.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I like that Tardis rug. :)

I read terrible reviews of Justice League, too. Good to hear that it's much better than the critics say!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Hope you had a good holiday. The Shape of Water and Star Wars sounds good. I really want to see Wonder more though. Maybe over the holidays I'll treat myself.

Awesome that you have another pitch with agents coming.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I do want to see The Shape of Water - definitely looks interesting.

After seeing so many mentions of John Carpenter's movie THE THING during the Remakes Blogfest, I watched it again over the weekend. Fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elephant's Child, it was!

Shady, just go see it an enjoy. A drone would be a really cool geek toy.

Cathrina, ignore the bad reviews!

Nila, they aren't on my wavelength, that's for sure.

Elizabeth, I don't know what the deal is with the critics.

Madeline, great film, isn't it?

Charles Gramlich said...

I kind of want to see the new Jumanji but my wife thinks it looks pretty bad

Heather R. Holden said...

Shameless Cash Grab...hah!

And glad to hear you enjoyed Justice League! It seems to be getting rarer for movies to be under two hours anymore, so it's cool to see this one goes against that trend...

Arlee Bird said...

Didn't see Justice League and might or might not when it comes to DVD. I agree about disparity between what I see and what critics tell me about a film, but often I'm on the road less taken when it comes to films.

AS far as the movies to come, I'll be seeing either what I've already recorded from TV or what is coming on that looks interesting. And whatever Netflix sends me from my list.

Tossing It Out

Pat Hatt said...

I'm sure it has been done, but do you think Disney would really bother paying off critics? Many critics just seem to have a hate on for DC because it is the in thing. Jumanji is a cash grab indeed.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm going to look into the IWSG Twitter Pitch Party process this time around. Sounds interesting and fun.

Lidy Wilks said...

I love Justice League and Flash was hilarious even more so against Superman. Now I'm wondering with a possible Justice League 2 in the future, will they ever make a Teen Titans movies. If so, I can see Zendaya playing Star Fire.

I'd like to participate in the IWSGPitch in January but that'll mean a mad dash of completing and editing the only WIP I have that's nearly ready. Probably shouldn't rush it and wait for the next one. But I will be giving my support!

The Cynical Sailor said...

I love the R2D2 coffee press! If I didn't already have a coffee press, that would be the one I would get. Congrats to folks on their new releases.

Erika Beebe said...

I hope you had a great break. I plan to see the new Star Wars movie as soon as it is released. Great gift ideas! Congrats to all the authors!

cleemckenzie said...

I needed Thanksgiving this year. A good break from the day-to-day. Love those robes. I may have to break down and buy one!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charles, your wife might be right...

Heather, two hours was perfect.

Pat, I think they just hate the director.

Lidy, you can do it! That scene with Flash and Superman was hilarious. I'd be all for a Teen Titans movie.

Lee, need to show off your geekness!

Truedessa said...

Welcome Back! I am looking forward to seeing Star Wars-The Last Jedi. The robes are rather cool, but now what color?

I did enjoy the Thanksgiving break and I hope you did as well!

Carrie-Anne said...

I'm not a coffee person, but that coffeemaker is awesome! I'd want it just for a fun piece to display. The robes are also neat.

Chrys Fey said...

I really like that coffee press!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - glad you had a good time away. I doubt I'll see Justice League - but for future (DVD) know it'll be good ... nerd gifts ... that Tardis Rug looks fun to have around ... cheers Hilary

Suzanne Furness said...

The gifts look fun! Not planning on seeing any movies in the near future but you never know! I might check out the twitter pitch event in January.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Ooh, that ugly sweater is really ugly. Looking forward to seeing Justice League movie. Have you watched The Punisher yet? I'm left hoping there is a season 2.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I agree with you on Justice League. I did like how powerful Superman came across. Him punching Steppenwolf by saying, "Is this guy still bothering you?" was kind of fun. I didn't like how he was clearly more powerful than Wonder Woman. That's a kind of sticking point with several DC blogs and is up to interpretation depending on how you look at it. WW and Superman are functionally the same strength as far as characters go. But it was a nice team up film. Darkseid is gonna be so much fun though. Can't wait.

Joanne said...

My guy at work gave Justice a so-so. I put it on the back burner, but might move it back up. I enjoyed Pixar's Coco.
Guillermo's work is otherworldly but the previews looked odd. No doubt we'll hang with the Last Jedi (so I can talk at work).
December shall fly by. Enjoy it in an ugly sweater. I would if it would get cold enough. Cheers!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I loved Justice League. The Flash was so funny.

The Shape of Water will be excellent but I'm sure depressing in some way.

Zoltán Gecse said...

And who will slaughter the Gungans? :D

Sandra Cox said...

I love that coffee press...and the bathrobes:)
Have a productive day and pleasant evening, Alex.

Andrew Leon said...

I'm skipping Justice League until it comes out on disc. I'm just not willing to put out money to see that in the theaters when, other than you, the best I've heard about it is, "Well... It's better than Batman vs Superman." said...

I really like that R2-D2 coffee press.
Maybe I'll take two - one for me, one for Mini Alex.
Have a great week, Alex.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Want to see Justice League but haven't yet. Have the Twitter Pitch on my calendar.

Roland Clarke said...

Very behind with my movies - and my reading - so wary of adding anything. On writing front, I am aiming to finish the 4th draft of the WIP that I was locked into in October - pre-NaNoWriMo. That might inspire something for #IWSGPit = looking forward (with trepidation).


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations to all the new books. Piper Morgan is adorable. A great gift for young readers.
The Geek gifts look like fun.
I probably won't see any movies in December.
The Twitter Pitch looks like fun, but I won't have anything ready. Too slow.
Have a super week.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Yay, so glad you enjoyed Justice League - a reviewer I usually agree with called it 'boring'. We almost saw it yesterday, but the showing was cancelled (we were already at the cinema), and the next showing was too late. So we came home again. Hopefully we'll try again next weekend. But I'm looking forward to it all the more now!

J E Oneil said...

I wasn't that fond of Justice League. It was disappointing what they did with the Amazons, although I did like Cyborg (boo-yah was the best part of the movie). I'm really looking forward to The Last Jedi. Please just don't let them ruin Rey.

Liz A. said...

I'm hearing so many different things about Justice League. Although, I heard something good about the new Jumanji. We'll see...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Truedessa, glad to be back! Had a great week with family. And just don't get the red robe...

Joylene, I've watched a few episodes.

Michael, yes, technically they are the same strength. Although Superman is a little harder to kill. (Even though he died in the last film.) Darkseid is where it's going to get really good!

Joanne, we are finally cold enough!

Zoltan - funny!

Andrew, everyone I know has said it was great.

Robyn, thanks! Although he doesn't drink coffee either.

Roland, hope so!

Annalisa, go! Boring? How? It never stopped moving.

Cherie Reich said...

I do want to see Justice League, but I might have to wait for it on DVD as I can't talk anyone to go see it with me. I will likely see Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the movie theater, though.

mshatch said...

I will definitely be going to see The Last Jedi and Swamp Thing, I mean the Shape of Water looks like fun, too :)

I also know the perfect person for that Tardis rug.

Spacer Guy said...

The Star Trek bath robes look great and I must catch Justice League. You're really getting into the Christmas trekkie spirit, hehe - I just couldn't resist. So with the Twitter Pitch around the corner, and manuscripts polishing... theres a lot of preparation.

Botanist said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was peaceful, Alex. A Jumanji follow-up? Really? Shameless Cash Grab seems right on the nail :(

Stephen Hayes said...

Almost saw Justice League this weekend but saw Three Billboards instead. It was superb.

dolorah said...

I do want to see Justice League, but will likely pass on the others. I want a Tardis rug.

L.G. Keltner said...

I love those geeky gifts!

My boys are getting excited about seeing the newest Star Wars film.

Helena said...

Gotta pass on the geek gifts, but you're tempting me with Justice League (I'm a sucker for humor). Definitely want to see the Star Wars movie, however, and thanks too for the heads-up about the Twitter Pitch party. I missed the last one but I should be ready for the next one in January.

I hope your Thanksgiving was restful and perfect, Alex.

Rhonda Albom said...

Tonight at dinner my girls were debating whether or not they should see the Justice League. I wish I had read this first.

Cool gift ideas. Too bad that rug costs $47 to ship here.

kaykuala said...

Welcome back Alex. Quality time for Thanksgiving with the family is just fantastic. So much been said of Justice League and with such mixed reviews, it is best to see it for oneself


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cherie, just go by yourself.

Marcy, good!

Ian, yes it does.

Helena, hope you participate in the next one.

Rhonda, tell them to go. And that's a hefty shipping cost.

Hank, that's always the best answer.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Alex, welcome back. Hope you had a wonderful time with your family.

I'm excited about IWSG Twitter Pitch party on 18th Jan. My manuscript will be ready by then.

Both Tara's and Stephanie's books look wonderful.

December will be the time when I will revise and polish my manuscript and maybe outline another book, so no movies in December, just writing.

Christine Rains said...

I've heard varying reviews for JL. But I think that a good length and something to just have fun with. Love those geek gifts! I have all my shopping done. Have a terrific week! :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed Justice League. That's unethical if Disney paid off reviewers to write poor reviews for it! Thanks for the reminder about the Twitter Pitch and the reminder that I need to finish reading and reviewing Tara's book, Disposal. So much to do and so little time!

Lidy Wilks said...

I have a question I want to confirm about IWSGPitch. Considering how long Twitter tests doubling its characters from 140 to 280. If they make the change permanent by the next pitch party, do we still limit our pitches to 140 characters?

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Sandra Cox said...

I got the HH a Cubs' ugly sweater year before last.
Hope your day was productive and your evening is pleasant.

Toi Thomas said...

I too thought the Justice League movie was pretty good. So glad DC got this right.
Those are some really cool geek gifts. My husband would love the coffee press.
Looking forward to the new Star Wars movie.

Jo said...

Hoping to see Justice League in the near future. I finally saw Wonderwoman this weekend. A very different story, I was quite surprised at the WWI setting. Not what I expected at all. I enjoyed it though. The Shape of Water sounds interesting. I bought a Dr. Who T shirt for one of the guys at the bowling alley who is obsessed about the show. It shows the Tardis settling in snow in London.

Lynda Dietz said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the Justice League movie. Glad to hear it had good moments!

I love geek gifts. Just saw the R2-D2 coffee press yesterday and was sad that we already have a coffee press and really couldn't use a second one.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rachna, glad you will be able to pitch that day!

Sherry, you said it!

Lidy, you can make it as long as Twitter allows!

Sandra, that's funny! Evening rocked - saw a concert!

Toi, glad you enjoyed it.

Jo, the setting in Wonder Woman was perfect.

Lynda, it could be a backup!

C.D. Gallant-King said...

I am absolutely flabbergasted by all the Star Wars merchandise available these days. I would have said the R2-D2 coffee press was cool, if I hadn't already seen this week an R2-D2 USB hub, R2-D2 AC power bar, R2-D2 egg cup, R2-D2 pepper grinder, R2-D2 bra (I don't know if that one was officially licensed), R2-D2 room humidifier (that one was)...

Roland D. Yeomans said...

When JL ended, I asked the same question you did, Alex. I enjoyed it. I wondered at all the scenes from the trailers that were not included. Being forced to cut a 3 hour movie down to 2 by the studio made a rushed, jarring tone to it. But Joss Whedon did a fine job I think. We will never know what the movie would have looked like totally done by Zack Snyder. :-(

Birgit said...

My niece would love that rug since she loves Dr. Who. I wouldn't mind the bathrobe in blue even though I am not into science. I have to see The Justice league still...and Wonder Woman! I love that actress who can truly kick butt. I wonder what they will do with Leia since Carrie Fisher died. Now, as for the Ewoks, I totally agree with you and they may taste good on the BBQ. They might be a bit gamey but I bet they taste quite good with salt and pepper.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I saw Justice League over the weekend with the family and we all loved it. I never read pro reviews because I don't trust them- I wait for thumb's up or down from peeps like you- always more reliable.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I have no interest in watching Justice League but I’m glad to hear you had fun with it. I’m sure it will delight many fans.

On the other hand I was ready to hate Jumanji since the first movie is near perfect. But then I’m hearing the early reactions are surprisingly positive. I might catch it

Magic Love Crow said...

Welcome back Alex! Thanks for the honest review for Justice League! Love the Geek gifts! LOL! Congrats to everyone on their new releases! I really want to see Jumanji! Looks like fun! I'll probably wait till I can see it for free! LOL! Take Care!

T. Drecker said...

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! I'm hoping to see Justice League this coming week. I've only heard good things. And I saw one or two things on those geek presents ideas which would work great for a couple peeps on my list. Thanks for the hints!


I don't see that many movies theaters are very expensive these days, but love to come and see what you put. Great job my friend. Early to bed for me had a root canal done and I feel like I've been hit in the face with a sledge hammer! GOODNIGHT!

Patsy said...

There seem to be a lot of shameless cash grab films. If someone owns a name or franchise that's made money in the past they can't seem to resist trying to squeeze out a bit more. I suppose it's easier than coming up with something new which is actually worth watching.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Those robes are awesome! I've heard mixed reviews from people about Justice League. One person told me he thought it was because if people don't know the comics they don't get certain aspects. What do you think about that theory?

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle looks good to me. I think they chose the right actors and that might be key.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Alex,
My sister saw Justice League and really enjoyed it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

CD, the bra one is funny!

Roland, that's probably a good thing. I'm sure there will be an extended version on DVD.

Birgit, they probably are gamey.

Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed it!

Maurice, that is surprising all right. Not a DC fan?

Tonja, you're welcome.

Marie, I've had those days...

Patsy, sadly that's true.

Holly, it was truer to the comic books and had the feel of a comic book rather than the grandness of just a big budget super hero film. Maybe that's it?

Sandra, good!

Murees Dupé said...

My brother would love that Star Trek bath robe. Looking forward to seeing the Justice League. I never trust the expert reviews. I never seem to agree with the masses. I like a movie and then the critics hate it. I think as long as you enjoyed it. What they think doesn't matter.

Jemi Fraser said...

I can totally see Momoa deadpanning that line! :) Reminds me of some of his lines on Stargate :)

Chemist Ken said...

JL was good. Even my daughter thought it was great and she hadn't even wanted to see the movie because of all the reviews. There's still some areas where the directors could learn from the Marvel films, but overall I was pleased with it.

Al Penwasser said...

Going to see Justice League next weekend with my daughter-can't wait.
Then Star Wars at Christmas-can't wait.
I'm all atwitter.
Unless I'm on Facebook.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Uh-oh, I guess it must be official. I think ALL of your "geeky" gift ideas are awesome, so I must be (gulp) a geek. (Not bad enough I was already a nerd...)

I sure hope that rumor about Rey going to the dark side and killing a village of Ewoks is wrong! No, no, no...

We haven't seen Justice League yet, but I'm sure we will.

Patricia Lynne said...

I wanted to see Justice League, but with hubby dead set against going to Canada and the fact he just bought a surround sound system, I didn't even ask if he wanted to go (and I didn't want to go by myself.) At least I know it should look good and sound good at home.

DMS said...

All of my friends who have seen Justice League loved it. Glad to hear you enjoyed it too. I was surprised to see a Jumanji movie- looks very different from the one that was out years ago!

The Happy Whisk said...

Once Superman came into it, there was no fight. "Oh, is this guy still bothering you?"

The cgi bad guy was boring. Don't get me started on the costumes for the girls. Horrible job. Not even anywhere near as good as the ones in Wonder Woman.

Whilst comic book lovers agree that the movie was closer to the comic, for this movie goer, the writers missed the boat. Also, rather than being focused on the two hour mark, I wish they would have kept those scenes in. And give us a better bad guy. That CGI was a mess and didn't look real, at all.

For me, this was not a winner.

Barbara Fisher said...

Hi Alex, I know just the person for that R2-D2 coffee press, not so sure about the bath robe or the Christmas jumper – I might give those a miss.
I’m looking forward to The Shape of Water, just hope it lives up to the hype.

Sandra Cox said...

Congrats to Steph and Tara!

What movie did you see?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Murees, exactly!

Jemi, he was awesome on Stargate: Atlantis.

Ken, that's why it's good Whedon stepped in to finish the film.

Al - funny!

Susan, geek girls rock.

Ivy, sorry you didn't enjoy it.

Sandra, we saw Coco. Great film!

Elsie Amata said...

Well, Alex, the Tardis people owe you a commission. I just bought a rug for one of the kids. What a great gift idea! So unique. He wanted a box set of all the DVDs, this was much more reasonable haha.

Have a beachy week!

Leslie S. Rose said...

SCORE! The Serenity sweater will check off most of my shopping list. Thank you Santa Alex.

Mason T. Matchak said...

Good to see another fan enjoying JL. I don't think there was any payoff, but the discrepancy between critics' reviews and fans' reviews is pretty major. *shrug* Definitely looking forward to Star Wars in a few weeks.

John Wiswell said...

If Disney was paying off reviewers to tank other comic movies, wouldn't Deadpool and Logan have reviewed poorly?

Regardless, I'll see Justice League when it hits HBO Go. Ezra Miller looks like such a cute Flash.

Deniz Bevan said...

Love those bath robes!

Karen Lange said...

Great geek gifts! I know a person or two who might like these items. Appreciate your time in gathering all this info for us.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Justice League highly recommended, huh? You're not the only one who's said this. I do seriously wonder why I just automatically hear that all of these DC movies are garbage now, despite some of them being pretty good.

And yes, strong pass on Jumanji. Are people tired of Kevin Hart yet? No? Not quite? Alright, maybe next year...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elsie, too cool!

Leslie, you're welcome.

Mason, the discrepancy is very suspect.

John, my wife thinks they just have it in for DC and Snyder.

Sandra Cox said...

I'm intrigued by The Shape of Water but unfamiliar with it.
Have a jolly day:)

JeriWB said...

I thought Justice League was a decent move, but I didn't love it. One review I read pointed out the underwater scene with Aquaman was hard on the eyes and they hoped entire movie featuring Aquaman would have a better visual appeal to it. And The Flash was definitely the best part :)

Sandra Cox said...

Heading out to see The Orient Express.

Mark Noce said...

Interesting that critics differed so much from fans. Very suspicious.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Brandon and Bryan, it's very suspect that they mostly get bashed.

Sandra, I'm sure it will have the same vibe as Pan's Labyrinth. And enjoy Orient Express!

Mark, very suspicious!