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When I read about the new Netflix original Bird Box (2018) which was about entire population committing suicide after seeing mysterious creatures I was skeptical as I don’t enjoy super natural or horror genre, still I watched it through – I was not disappointed neither was I impressed. Sandra Bullock single-handedly carries the entire film and her brilliant acting keeps us engaged. Where the film falls short is that it offers nothing new. It follows…

I heard of Sorry to Bother You (2018) in TWiT podcast – the main “black” protoganist in the film using a “white voice” and a modern day slave boss character being modeled to remind us of Jeff Bezos in a way of highlighting the poor working conditions in Amazon warehouses. The protoganist “Cash” Green is a struggling African American with his girlfriend trying to earn a living. He gets a job as a tele-caller in…

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) is an interesting experiment (released as an original film) by Netflix to provide interactive entertainment – to offer multiple narratives at every turning point in a story and let the viewer(s) make a selection. The idea has been around for a long time in video games (decades ago, I had programmed interactive quizzes in Atari) and to a limited way by a few adult entertainment titles, but this is the first time…

Superstore is a comedy TV series by NBC that’s been running for four seasons and, I kind of like it. It is about what happens in a store of a large supermarket chain called “Cloud 9”, covers the interpersonal issues between the employees working there and makes fun of the rigidity of corporate policies. The story of each episode is mostly ordinary, some episodes even being dull, but the series overall impresses you, thanks to…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) was fun and more enjoyable on an IMAX 3D theatre. This is not a sequel to The Amazing Spider Man 2, but a parallel narration. Spider-Man (2018) is an animation film about Miles Morales, a teenage boy of African-American race, accidentally becoming a spiderman and tasked with saving the entire universe he is living from being destroyed by the villain Kingpin. Kingpin is building a particle accelerator to access parallel universes to…