• Movie Review

    Teddy (2021)

    Teddy (டெடி) is an action thriller featuring a teddy bear that’s alive as an important character along with Arya and Sayyeshaa in the lead roles. It gets a Mangoidiots rating of “Raw”. Available on Disney+ Hotstar. Sayyeshaa, a college student helps a road accident victim and gets hurt, getting herself admitted to a private hospital, she disappears. Then a teddy bear comes into the life of Arya, a super-brilliant individual who can learn any topic in months and master it. How they solve an international crime network is the story. The teddy bear animation has come out well, kudos to the team for that. Arya has done the action sequences…

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    Journey to the West (2013)

    Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons is an interesting fantasy comedy from China. It follows the journey of a Buddhist disciple who goes from places to places to save the villagers from the horrors of demons, he competes with four other commercial demon hunters. There is a lot of blood, killings and mutilations in the film, if you can avoid taking it to heart and see the comedy on the narration you will enjoy the film. It is available on the Kanopy streaming service. The first twenty minutes where a blood-thirsty water demon attacks the residents living on river stilt houses built was pictured very well. The action sequence…

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    Hotel Mumbai (2018)

    Hotel Mumbai (2018) is a fictionalized account of the terrorist attack on the iconic Hotel Taj in Mumbai that happened on 26th November 2008.  The film does a reasonable job of covering the terror unleashed by a handful of boys with sophisticated weapons on the metropolitan city of 15 million residents. On that line, I was expected more from the film but it came out being simple with only a few moments that took to your seat’s edge. It is available on the Zee5 streaming service. The first few minutes of the film sets the mood well, showing how the gunmen were able to simply walk into their locations of…

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    Space Sweepers (2021)

    Space Sweepers (2021) is a Korean science fiction film, which gets a MangoIdiots rating of “Raw”. The plot is about how a bunch of misfits, space junk scavengers unknowingly get involved in saving the earth from complete destruction. They take on the most powerful and the greatest inventor in the universe, who is the owner of the largest corporation. The film was well-taken but fails to impress you as everything feels like you have already watched in earlier films on this genre of a dystopian world. It is available on Netflix. The lead actors playing the roles of Tae-ho, Captain Jang, Robot Bubs & Tiger Park have done their roles…

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    True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)

    True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) was a predictable comedy spy action film starring Kevin James. It is about a fiction writer being mistaken for a real assassin who gets caught in a multinational conspiracy. I like Kevin James and as a result, I liked the film, but others will hardly find anything interesting. It is available on Netflix. Sam Larson (Kevin James) is an aspiring writer who keeps writing spy-thriller stories which never gets published. An online publisher titles his recent work as the true memoirs of an international assassin that becomes a hit. Thinking he was a real spy, a Venezuela rebel group kidnaps him and assigns…