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Outer Space is tough and unforgivable. We have seen many science fiction films that have explored how the bonding, courage and sacrifices of team members on a long journey to the unknown salvages a mission against all odds. Stowaway (2021) is one more of the same, it had little of science and more around the moral decisions that have to made on who gets to live and who dies in extreme situations. The film is available on Netflix and gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. A 3-member crew is on a two-year mission to Mars when they suddenly discover they…

Tenet (2020) was the most talked-about film of 2020 for two reasons: it was the first big-budget movie to get released during the pandemic and second was many viewers had a problem understanding the film, more often than the previous films by the famous Christopher Nolan. This is a science-fiction film involving saving the world from complete annihilation by a bad actor who gets help from the future. I liked the film but it is certainly not as intriguing as Mr Nolan’s previous films like The Prestige (2006) or Inception (2010) or Interstellar (2014) or Dunkirk (2017). Tenet gets a…

The Illegal (2019) made me sad and was painful to watch, not in a bad way but in a good sense. The pain and sufferings of a young lad landing in the USA with high hopes for a better life getting stuck in a rut due to his bad luck, and that hits you hard. The film gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Ripe’ mainly for brilliant acting by Suraj Sharma, but beware the film can be intense in its portrayal with little respite. Available on Amazon Prime Video. Hassan (Suraj Sharma), an aspiring film-maker, hailing from a middle-class household in…

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) starring Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni is a comedy film that was disappointing after the first ten minutes. Available on Netflix. Gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Rotten’. Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) gets promoted as Vice-President of Communication in a large corporation called Globodyne on the same day the company’s stocks crashed and closed doors. With all their savings invested in Globodyne’s stock, the family becomes bankrupt. Soon, to put food on the table Dick and his wife Jane Harper (Téa Leoni) starts robbing local stores and then plan for their mega-heist. Do they succeed? After the…

Bad Trip (2021) starring Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery is a comedy done with hidden camera pranks that are gross, combined with a mildly entertaining plot. There were a few moments of friendship which were nice. It is not for kids and gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. Available on Netflix. Chris (Eric Andre) and Bud (Lil Rel Howery) are African-Americans in Florida, single and finding it difficult to stay at any one job for long. One day while working at a juice bar Chris meets his high-school crush Maria (Michaela Conlin) who asks him to visit her in…