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From his fine performance in the Forrest Gump (1994) to last year’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), Tom Hanks impresses me in every film due to his versatility and by being faithful to the given character. His latest film, a World War II battle in the ocean Greyhound (2020) got released in Apple TV+ recently and the film was 100% about Tom Hanks. [If you have bought any Apple device say iPhone or iPad within the last year, you can activate a free one year subscription for Apple TV+ in India too]. During WWII, a convoy of 37…

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a typical time travel film with an unoriginal plot but was super successful. Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are boneheaded high school students, one day when they are struggling with their history report, a person from the future comes and gives them a time travel machine (what else, but a phone booth). They travel around the world to bring back various historical figures with them from the past to present on stage. In the climax, we are shown a lame excuse on why the people from the future want to help them. The…

Red Sparrow (2018) is a spy thriller played between Russia and America, that keeps you engaged due to Jenniffer Lawrence excellent performance, unfortunately the thrill associated with this genre was largely missing, making the film to be average watch.  The movie is available on Disney+ Hotstar. Dominika Egorov (Jennifer Lawrence) is a successful ballerina in Moscow whose career is stopped due to onstage injury, she then gets recruited by Russia’s spy agency. After her successful training, she is sent to Budapest to befriend & seduce an American CIA agent to extract the identity of an American mole in Russia. Did…

Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator has been one of the popular Sci-Fi franchises of the 80s and the 90s. Last year, when it got released the latest in the series – Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) didn’t get great reviews, so I watched it only now and it turned out to be an average affair. It is available on Disney+ Hotstar. The movie brings no ‘fresh’ ideas, so it was not as much fun as Terminator 2 (1991) or Terminator (1984). Coming only in the second half as a retiree living a family life, Arnold Schwarzenegger has got a limited scope and…

Upload (TV Series) is the new sci-fi available on Amazon. The story revolves around Nathan (Robbie Amell) who dies in a car accident and gets his consciousness uploaded to a virtual resort where he can live for eternity and connect with the external world. There was little original in the show, feels like an extended version of the episode of “San Junipero” from the famous Black Mirror, and, that makes the show less engaging. There were many logic gaps which were not covered at all: Why people living in the Upload can’t work when they can actually eat, use the…