Thursday, August 5

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Manchester United (2019/20) Season Review
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Manchester United (2019/20) Season Review

A forgettable average season comes to a deserving end!The team got the fans like me excited on certain occasions but much like last season ran out of gas towards the end (finishing 3rd notwithstanding). Some of the things that stuck of as positives and negatives for me as a fan.+ve Emergence of #MasonGreenwood ! What a finisher the boy is !+ve Anthony Martial stepped up as a true center forward. If he maintains his newfound hunger for goals, he would light up PL and Europe next season.+ve #BrunoFernandez / #Pogba partnership. Good to see a central midfield pair finally blossoming, Both of them are willing to take creative risks and on the long run would auger well for United.+ve #WanBissaka , what a defender. Understandably towards the end of the season he did run out of steam but he is t...
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Avengers Endgame | Questions | Lots of Spoilers and thoughts.

Endgame turned out to be a good one time watch but fell a bit short of my expectations. Go in with low expectations and you might think differently. What follows next in this article is a bunch a questions I had and a ton of spoilers which go with them. Along with those are some of those goosebumps worthy moments in the movie and a small review as well. So read along only if you don't mind the spoilers. How did Hawkeye end up with the Soul stone? Nat killed herself and she is definitely not one that Hawkeye loved the most. I thought you need to sacrifice that you loved the most to get the Soul stone ?The Time Travel sequence did mess up my brain. The second snap is supposed to have put things back to prior to when the first snap took place for the people w...
Lucifer | Malayalam | A thoroughly entertaining Thriller for Mohanlal Fans.
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Lucifer | Malayalam | A thoroughly entertaining Thriller for Mohanlal Fans.

Delivers to the hype. The Prithviraj Directorial debut, Lucifer, truly quenched the longing for an entertaining Mass movie from Mohanlal. It's truly 'the thriller' that many of the recent high profile Malayalam movies promised to deliver but was unable to deliver. I must confess, I was not at all a fan of the recent 'Pulimurugan' circus as well (It was at best a below average movie) ! An Ensemble star cast, a humongous budget and the fabled 'first venture' into direction by prodigal son of Malayalam Cinema had 'recipe for blockbuster' written all over it from the day the movie was announced. However the recent high profile duds such as 'Odiyan' and 'Kayankulam Kochunni' did leave the skeptical Malayalee in me a bit doubtful at times. Lucifer, however, did deliver handsomely. A lot ...
Triple Frontier | A half decent Action Flick
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Triple Frontier | A half decent Action Flick

Worth a watch. Netflix had hit he ground running in 2019 with a host of big name Originals in The Meyorowitz Stories, Dumplin and Velvet Buzzaw. Triple Frontier now adds to the list. The movie however failed to deliver to the fullest of its potential. Triple Frontier leads us through the lives of 5 ex-special forces men who are going through less than ideal times in their lives. They decide to rob a cartel boss for a score that would set them for life. Oscar Isaac and Charlie Hunnam as 'Pope' and 'Ironhead' were thorough in their roles, whereas Ben Affleck maintains his usual 'I do not have any clue on what I am doing here' expression throughout the movie. The movie passes through its best phase by the end of the hour mark and from there on its a slow meandering journey towar...
Alita: Battle Angel – A likable movie with certain obvious flaws
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Alita: Battle Angel – A likable movie with certain obvious flaws

The movie left me with mixed opinions. One part of me absolutely loved the VFX, the heroine and bgm. The whole premise was pretty new to me due to my ignorance of the 'Manga' world. I certainly understand what the craze is all about. However, when a movie ends with more questions than answers by the end of it its obvious to leave you a bit flabbergasted and that is precisely how i felt. If you are a fan of 'manga', it probably is a no-brainer but for the rest of the world this movie is going to evoke a mixed response. You will be Wowed by the heroine, doctor, VFX and action but would be left questioning some of the cliched roles and characters including that of the villain and 'hero'. All I can say is that, there is a better chance of you liking it than disliking it.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle | Netflix | An enjoyable take on the childhood classic
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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle | Netflix | An enjoyable take on the childhood classic

I am still wondering why Netflix did not choose to release it in the big screen.  Andy Serkis version of Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (Jungle Book) might have been the millionth take on the legendary tale by Rudyard Kipling but it still surprised me with the an engaging 90 minutes. Big names such as Chritian Bale, Kate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis did justice to their roles with perfect voices while young Rohan Chand  gave a compelling performance as the title character.  This is not the sweet, funny Jungle book from the Disney version but a darker and more engaging version that tries to combine a lot of stories from the Jungle Book cartoon series immortalized by Disney. The visuals and BGM are also top notch. I would recommend this to anyon...
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The Kominsky Method | Netflix | Brilliant, thought provoking, well made comedy for adults.

  Some friendships never get old, says the tagline and that is precisely what 'The Kominsky Method' is all about. Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin star in this story about a couple of senior citizens who are at an uncompromising crossroad that life threw at them at an age that can be considered to be 'old'. The friendship is beautiful, thought provoking and at the same time funny to the core. Just goes to remind that life is a thousand times easier if you have a funny bone in you irrespective of the situation you are in. I loved watching the series and am eagerly waiting for the season 2.
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Ratsasan | Tamil | One of the truly great thrillers ever made in any language.

Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul weren't necessarily the dream cast, nor did Ram Kumar strike me off as a director, whose movies I was eagerly waiting for. Hence, I do probably belong to the majority of fans who decided to give it a go after the numerous brilliant 'by word of mouth' reviews. Ratsasan (2018), didn't disappoint. In fact, it blew me away from the very first few moments itself and never let go of the pace for not even a single second. Ratsasan, is about a young aspiring filmmaker Arun, who gets constantly rejected by producers who are unwilling to invest on his projects involving psycho serial killers. Eventually after much persuasion from his family and a standing offer from the force owing to his father passing away while on duty, he ends up joining the Poli...