Category Hollywood

Review: Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Genre: Action, Crime, Music
Duration: 114 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 30-JUN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 / 5 (Vehicular Musical Getaway)

Plot:
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Overall Review:
After departure from Marvel Studios ‘Ant-Man’, Edgar Wright pulls back with his latest action-packed production “Baby Driver” that tells the story of a getaway driver named “Baby”. The plot of the film is pretty straight forward, a direct homage to a specific genre of film, in this case, the heist movie. Film ticks from the opening scene itself; first car chase that sets the pace beautifully...

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Review: The Big Sick

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Duration: 119 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 30-JUN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4/5 (Fresh, Funny & Heart-Warming ROM-COM)

Plot:
A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

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Terry: “I’ve always wanted to discuss 9/11 with a Muslim.
Kumail: “9/11 was a tragedy. (Long pause) We lost 19 good guys.”

This is just a single gem among the zippy one-liners that appear in “The Big Sick,” a gag that Terry for a moment thinks is the Pakistani-American’s true feeling.

“The Big Sick” directed by Michael Showalter is engaging and thoughtful romantic comedy film based on a real life story of Kumail Nanjiani and his now-wife Emily Gardner...

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Review: Life

Life

Life

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 103 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 24-MAR-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (An Intense Sci-Fi Thriller)

Plot:
Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism – the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren’t always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Overall Review:
Arrival, Gravity, The Martian, Interstellar and now “LIFE”, comes straight from the writing team behind DEADPOOL, and director Daniel Espi...

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Review: Before I Fall

Before I Fall

Before I Fall

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Duration: 98 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-MAR-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (Conceptual Drama mixed with the Sci-Fi quality of Looped Time)

Plot:
What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has it all: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over she begins to question just how perfect her life really was...

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Review: Beauty And The Beast

BATB

BATB

Genre: Fantasy, Family, Musical
Duration: 129 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-MAR-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (A Wonderful Musical | A Faithful & Fresh Adaptation)

Plot:
Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

Overall Review:
Disney has been doing a good job reviving their animated classics into live-action versions: with Cinderella in 2015 & The Jungle Book in 2016, with varying degree of success...

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Review: Moonlight

Moonlight

Moonlight

Genre: Drama
Duration: 111 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-FEB-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5 (Missed Opportunity)

Plot:
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Overall Review:
“Moonlight” is based on a story by Tarell McCraney, based on his own experience of growing up gay in a tough Florida neighborhood. Moonlight is about poverty, intolerance, the battle to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and love. Barry Jenkins’ film is essentially three short stories woven into a larger tapestry...

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Review: John Wick – Chapter 2

John Wick 2

John Wick 2

Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Duration: 122 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-FEB-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (A Gun-Fu Battle with lots of Action but No Sparks)

Plot:
After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Overall Review:
John Wick: Chapter 2 is the second installment of the series (2014’s John Wick) that represents a seamless extension of the original film. All the things that made the first movie so compulsively watchable, at least for high-octane action fans, are once again in the forefront: stylized action sequences, minimal “down time”, and a dry sense of wit. Director Chad Stahelski maintains the tone of the first movie...

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Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Duration: 104 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-FEB-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (Fun Ride not to be missed!)

Plot:
There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Overall Review:
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is a consistently hilarious, smart and actually rather moving animated comedy from the team that brought us THE LEGO MOVIE. Directed by Chris McKay, film stars Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes and Zach Galifianakis...

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Review: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 127 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-FEB-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (Amusing, Entertaining and Satisfying Delight)

Plot:
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return...

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Review: XXX – The Return of the Xander Cage

XXX

XXX

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Duration: 107 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 13-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.25 on 5 (A Complete Let Down. Give it a SKIP)

Plot:
Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Overall Review:
XXX: The Return of the Xander Cage is directed by DJ Caruso...

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