Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Duration: 140 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 30-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

Story:
In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir...

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Review: Hichki

Hichki

Hichki

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 120 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 23-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
Hichki presents a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.

Overall Review:
Produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Sidhhartha Malhotra, Hichki is Rani Mukerji’s drama about teacher-student bonding. She plays the unconventional teacher Naina Mathur who lives with Tourette Syndrome, a nervous system disorder marked by involuntary motortics and grunting sounds. The first half is dominated by Mukerji winning the reluctant misfits. While story is predictable, screenplay is engaging and keeps you hooked on to its first half...

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Review: Pacific Rim – Uprising

Pacific Rim - Uprising

Pacific Rim – Uprising

Genre: Adventure, Sc-Fi, Action
Duration: 110 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 23-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Plot:
Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Overall Review:
Uprising is is a Sequel of Pacific Rim which was released 2013. It is directed by Steven S. DeKnight, known for series like Angel, Smallville and Daredevil (Season 1). Story is simple: Uprising takes place ater 10 years from the first movie where the world is now free from kaiju threats...

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Review: The Square

The Square

The Square

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 150 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 16-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Story:
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next exhibit is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Overall Review:
Swedish dire...

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Review: Hate Story IV

Hate Story IV Poster

Hate Story IV Poster

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration: 131 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 16-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Plot:
A revenge story where two brothers fall for the same girl.

Overall Review:
Vishal Pandya and his team, the makers of the ‘Hate Story’ series are back with their latest installment titled ‘Hate Story IV’ starring Urvashi Rautela and Ihana Dhillon alongside Vivan Bhatena and Karan Wahi. Fourth franchise is the story of a girl who causes a rift between two brothers. Film is already making waves online for its bold and sensual content and thankfully the film has enough steamy scenes along with thrills minus dialogues. Execution of the film has been kept simple...

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Review: Pari

Pari

Pari

Genre: Horror, Mystery
Duration: 133 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 02-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Plot:
Pari is a supernatural thriller starring Anushka Sharma who plays an abuse victim.

Overall Review:
Pari, the supernatural thriller directed by newcomer Prosit Roy stars Parambrata Chatterjee and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. This is Anushka Sharma’s third production after NH10 and Phillauri. Pari is touted as Horror Genre with Super Natural Powers. The first half of Pari, blends romance into a plot that’s decidedly dark and gruesome. However, the director seems to get his command back in the second half as he beautifully executes spooky scenes and their sudden occurrences. Anushka Sharma dares to do what not many leading ladies would...

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Oscar Predictions

90th Oscar Awards

90th Oscar Awards

** (Blue: 1st Choice / Green: 2nd Choice) **

BEST PICTURE
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk
Jordan Peele for Get Out

BEST ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out
Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

BEST ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie for I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
Meryl Streep for The Post

BEST SUPPORTING ACT...

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Review: Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Genre: Crime, Drama
Duration: 94 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 02-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating:3.75 on 5

Plot:
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Overall Review:
Coming of age films are a risky business for film makers. There are so many but the really outstanding ones are few and far between. Multi-talented Greta Gerwig steps behind the camera for the first time as a director, dips her toe in the whirlpool and gets it right first time with ‘Lady Bird’. The film has been nominated for five Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Film is about Life, Love and Finding your Way...

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Review: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

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SKTKS

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Duration: 138 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 23-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on5

Plot:
Titu is going to marry a perfect woman named Sweety. Titu’s best-friend Sonu doubts Sweety’s character and tries to break the marriage while Sweety tries to do opposite and which leads to war between Bromance and Romace.

Overall Review:
Tongue-twister ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ is directed by Luv Ranjan who gave us surprise hit PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA in 2011. The filmmaker is back with yet another film with his favourites: Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Singh and Nushrat Bharucha. The film is a fresh concept of bromance vs romance & director manage it to execute it without any cliche...

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Review: Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Duration: 120 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 23-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Plot:
Welcome to New York is a comedy film, in which Hero (Diljit Dosanjh), a sloppy recovery agent, and Jeenal Patel (Sonakshi Sinha), a fashion designer, become part of a big Bollywood event in New York – and chaos ensues.

Overall Review:
‘Welcome To New York’, directed by: Chakri Toleti, stars Diljit Dosanjh, Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh and Rana Daggubati. Film has been piquing fans’ interest ever since it was lunahced. The film centers around a popular award show held abroad...

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