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Let me try to be nice on saying how I feel about “2.0 (2018)”. If “I (2015)” of Director Shankar was an uninspired remake of his earlier film “Anniyan (2005)”, then 2.0 is an unintelligent remake of its prequel “Enthiran (2010)”. Even Robots like Chitti have emotions, but this film made us feel nothing – as the audience streamed out of the theatre, I didn’t see any hesitation in anyone to use their cell phones. After…

I am a fan of Star Trek. When I saw this new TV Series made by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane called “The Orville” and it was a Sci-Fi with a comedy twist I was captivated. Surprisingly, though starting slowly the series picks up speed as it progresses, and Season 1 didn’t disappoint as a lighter version of Star Trek. Adding to a familiar space exploration and alien civilization stories, each episode adds some drama due to…

I was intrigued by the description of the film Downsizing (2017) starring Matt Damon – it is about a time when many are getting themselves downsized with a newly invented bio-cellular technology, not in an economic or in an infrastructure sense, but in their body size being reduced from about 6 Feet to 5 inches. We have seen this concept in comedy films like “Honey, I shrank the Kids”, but this is a serious take on why…

I love Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” TV series and get my philosophy lessons from it! I am a fan of the series.  I feel it is easy to discuss major political problems or get some understanding of philosophical questions when you place it in a distant galaxy, and make the stakeholders as an alien species – away from the familiar “Earth” we are not clouded by our inherent biases.  I was excited to open this parcel. It is…

Seeing the world around us, most of us would’ve thought what the world will be if it was led by the best of the best – a world designed and run by the most qualified scientists, innovators, inventors and the like. Disney’s Tomorrowland (2015) is supposed to be about such a world, instead, it comes out as an Alice in the Wonderland version of Terminator. Casey Newton is a smart girl who is worried about…