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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…

Gulabo Sitabo (2020) starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushman Khurrana is a comedy-drama that got released on Amazon Prime Video. The story revolves around a century-old Mansion (Haveli) in Lucknow. While the film feels different from the typical comedy we see from Bollywood, a slow screenplay leaves us impressed. Even an excellent performance by Amitabh Bachchan is unable to lift the movie – it keeps dragging and suddenly ends. The aged ‘Mirza’ (Amitabh Bachchan), husband of ‘Begum’, the nonagenarian owner of the Mansion, and the tenant Baankey (Ayushmann Khurrana) are greedy, lazy and half-witted in their own way. While Mirza plots…

Space Force (TV series) is a brand new comedy TV show, a Netflix original. It is made by the star of The Office (USA) Steven Carell and Greg Daniels, the creator of The Office, SNL, The Simpsons, and many other popular shows. The story is about the newly created (sixth) branch of United States Armed Forces, named US Space Force, the unit is in a chaotic race to attain space supremacy over their adversaries. I found the show to be average, nothing noteworthy or engaging. The show highlights how incompetent the current US administration has become, especially the POTUS (President…