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Review: Inferno

Inferno

Inferno

Reviewer: Dhruva Koranne
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Duration: 121 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 14-OCT-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5 (BAD but far from Worse)

Plot:
Robert Langdon (Hanks) wakes up in a hospital in Italy and has no recollection of the last 2 days. He must stop a deadly virus or half of the world’s population will die as he struggles with his amnesia. Langdon along with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) must find the virus, clues to which are hidden in Dante’s ‘Inferno’.

Overall Review:
The film is based on the novel ‘Inferno’ by Dan Brown. The plot of the movie sounds thrilling, but sadly the movie isn’t. Ron Howard who previously won an Academy Award will surely feel that this film is just not one of his best works...

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Review: Skiptrace

Skiptrace

Skiptrace

Genre: Action, Comedy
Duration: 107 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 02-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5 (Skipping Affair. See it only for Jackie Chan)
Plot:
A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.
Overall Review:
Skiptrace is directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) and written by Jay Longino with Ben David Grabinski. Film stars Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville along with famous mainland Chinese actress Fan Bingbing who plays as the adopted daughter of Jackie Chan’s character. Truly speaking, movie is disappointing. Jackie Chan turns in a decent performance but typical of his earlier action movies...
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Review: Sultan

Sultan

Sultan

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Duration: 170 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 06-JUL-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4.5 on 5

Plot:
Sultan is a story of Sultan Ali Khan – a local wrestling champion with the world at his feet as he dreams of representing India at the Olympics. It’s a story of Aarfa – a feisty young girl from the same small town as Sultan with her own set of dreams. When the 2 local wrestling legends lock horns, romance blossoms and their dreams and aspirations become intertwined and aligned. However, the path to glory is a rocky one and one must fall several times before one stands victorious – More often than not, this journey can take a lifetime...

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Review: Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 2

Genre: Action, Thriller
Duration: 129 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-JUN-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (Good but not Great Movie)

Plot:
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

Overall Review:
Sequel isn’t as exciting as it’s predecessor...

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Review: Warcraft

Warcraft

Warcraft

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 123 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 10-JUN-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Overall Review: Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft franchise, Director Duncan Jones succeeds the challenge of translating Warcraft with intelligence onto a big screen...

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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows (TMNT2)

TMNT2

TMNT2

Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Duration: 112 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 10-JUN-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Plot:
As Shredder joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.

Overall Review: The heroes in a half shell are back in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows!! It is directed by Dave Green and is the sequel to the hit 2014 film. The film stars Megan Fox, Stephen Amell and features the voices of Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher and Alan Ritchson. As for the Turtles, it’s nice to see them getting more screentime where each of them has their moments...

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Review: The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Duration: 116 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 10-JUN-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

Plot:
Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn’t the only party interested...

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Review: The Angry Birds

The Angry Birds

The Angry Birds

Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Duration: 97 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 27-MAY-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Plot:
Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Overall Review: Flying direct from the world of video games, The Angry Birds finally makes their big screen debut in a bold, bright and colorful film for kids and adults. The Angry Birds Movie is not a classic, but it doesn’t try to be. It is fun, light, and energetic. It should keep the kids entertained and the adults amused...

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Review: Criminal

Criminal

Criminal

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Duration: 113 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 13-MAY-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

Plot:
Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed “The Dutchman.” When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent’s memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM’s and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

Overall Review:
Directed by Ariel Vromen and written by Douglas Cook & David Weisberg, Criminal is an Action Crime Thriller with Sci-Fi twist...

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Review: 24 (Tamil Movie)

24

24

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 164 minutes
Language: Tamil, Telugu
India Release Date: 06-MAY-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

Plot:
A scientist discovers a time travel device (the watch named 24) which is wanted by his evil brother Aathreya, however a few years after the watch is acquired by the scientist’s son. Aathreya then kills the scientist and his wife and he then time travels, so he can fight with his nephew for the watch.

Overall Review:
Director Maestro Vikram Kumar displays his mastery yet again after Manam: This time with Sci-Fi fantasy film 24, having Singham star in Triple Role. Film deals with the idea that what a man can do if he gets the power to change the history...

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