DVDs "Transsiberian" It's not a sequel to "Transamerica" and there's no gender-reassignment. Don't miss this nail-biter of a little independent...
It’s not a sequel to “Transamerica” and there’s no gender-reassignment. Don’t miss this nail-biter of a little independent thriller, with Woody Harrelson (I know, but trust me) and Emily Mortimer as a troubled Yankee couple who become entangled with a sketchy pair aboard a long, cramped train trip from Beijing to Russia. Ben Kingsley plays a Russkie detective who won’t stop sniffing around. Tensionwise, think “Shattered Glass.” From First Look, rated R, available Tuesday.
Mark Rahner, Seattle Times DVD writer
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The Orient Express
For kitschy fun, not much beats sitting down to dinner in a retired train car. Happily, SoDo’s Andy’s Diner, which closed in January, has reopened as The Orient Express (2943 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle, 206-682-0683, www.menu.oe-restaurant.com), specializing in Chinese, Thai and American food. Read all about it in Nancy Leson’s food blog, www.seattletimes.com/allyoucaneat. Now if they’d just bring back Pioneer Square’s Iron Horse, where model trains delivered your burger right to your table …
Lynn Jacobson, Seattle Times Arts & Life editor