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Just the previous two in the series, Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) is also a nonsensical film that you can’t stop watching and in fact like a lot. Starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter this one was equally enjoyable as the first, which is uncommon for sequels. This one happens in the present. Even after trying hard for 25-years Bill and Ted haven’t come up with a song that will unite the world. The people of the future are worried and summon the two. In their efforts to salvage the grave situation they are now assisted by their…

Extraction (2020) starring Christopher Hemsworth is a Bollywood fashioned action-thriller available on Netflix. A mercenary from Australia is hired to safely extract the kidnapped son of a Mumbai underworld don. Most of the story happens in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is a typical action film that will keep you engaged, but I was disappointed to find nothing more than the stunts – a bit of an emotion play or love helps and that was absent here. Normally in this genre, you will see two gangs shooting and outsmarting each other, here the mercenary’s opponent role is played mostly by the Bangladesh…

After watching Director Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said (2013) I watched her recent film The Land of Steady Habits (2018). This is another divorcee settling down film – seems to be a popular theme with the director. The film was watchable; early on the screenplay sets us with an expectation of something different but goes along in a well-beaten path. It is available on Netflix. Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn) has recently divorced & retired from his high-paying job in finance so that he can change his “steady habits”. Sadly he is unable to stop being pulled into his family & community…

Enough Said (2013) starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a mature romantic comedy. Eva, a divorcee, is a massage therapist, whose daughter is leaving for the college soon. She starts seeing Albert (James Gandolfini), who is an unlikely partner for her. Eva is fit, beautiful and organized. Whereas Albert is unattractive, obese and unorganized. Eva & Albert start seeing and start liking each other. Unfortunately, at the same time, Eva is serving Albert’s ex-wife Marianne. Things become uncomplicated, to say the least! This was not a unique story, but the unglamorous and honest treatment by the director Nicole Holofcener makes “Enough Said”…

I wanted a feel-good movie to end the year and Operation Christmas Drop (2020) was one of those canned cookies that Hollywood releases every year around the season, and was what I was looking. It is available on Netflix. The film takes the idea of the US Air Force along with their allies dropping off Christmas presents to far-off islands in Micronesia and spins a rom-com around. Erica (played by Kat Graham) who works for a Congresswoman keen to have the Airbase in Guam closed and the Christmas drops are seen to be an indication of the splurge that’s happening…