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Falling Inn Love (2019) is a typical piecing together your life and reinventing it in a new country surrounded by new people story.  Gabriela (played by Christina Milian) who is an architect in San Francisco, loses her job, breaks-up with her boyfriend and lands up as the owner of an old bungalow in a small town in New Zealand. As you would’ve guessed, the first person she encounters is Jake (played by Adam Demos) with whom she starts in a wrong foot, learns his past, then partners to restore the inn and eventually fall in love. There are all the…

After a tiring day, what better way to unwind and relax, than a good comic book. Today, I did the next best thing, which was to watch an animation film featuring the Asterix and Obelix, the fearless Gauls in the Asterix: The Mansion of Gods (2014). As usual, the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar schemes a way to get rid of the Gauls from Brittany. This time he comes with a cunning plan of surrounding the Gaul village with huge apartments and having hundreds of Roman civilians to move in. Initially, due to the obstructions created by Asterix and Obelix, the construction…

I am always interested in movies on Time-Travel, whether it is the classics like Back to the Future (1985) and Primer (2004), or comedy attempts like the Portugal film Mother Knows Best (2016) and the Tamil film Indru Netru Naalai (2015). Today I saw See You Yesterday (2019) from Netflix. What’s different about this film are the protagonists, two super-smart students, CJ and Sebastian. They are African-American, living in a black community that is affected by police brutality. The kids invent a time-machine for their school expo which will get them into one of the prestigious universities. As you will expect…

Netflix is on a spree producing Sci-Fi series. The latest is Another Life (2019) starring Katee Sackhoff. It is about a crew of astronauts flying the first faster than light (FTL) powered spacecraft in search of a planet from where an artefact seems to have landed on earth – who are the aliens, are they friendly or hostile? From the beginning, it was clear the series didn’t have many ‘new’ imagination, but thanks to right casting and good writing it kept me engaged to watch the whole Season 1. It starts with the arrival of an artefact from an unknown location,…

It was fun to watch The Lion King in Tamil (தி லயன் கிங்) in Tamil. The story and the characters were (almost) the same as in the original animated film that released in 1994 and became a super-hit for Disney. The photorealistic animation in this release was unbelievably good. Hearing Simba, Scar, Nala, Zazu and other characters speak in the voice of famous Tamil film stars Siddharth, Arvind Swami, Aishwarya Rajesh and Manobala added to the entertainment. Go for this film, enjoy it with your kids.