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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: 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: 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: Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 118 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 29-APR-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Plot:
Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

Overall Review: Mother’s Day is the latest star-studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall (‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Valentine’s Day’) bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudeikisis. Film bets on women dealing with motherhood and affections. The plot is more or less same: romantic comedy with dramatic overtones populated by stereotypical beings with few funny situations. The pace of the movie was haphazard and there was no flow...

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Review: Allegiant Part 1(Divergent Series)

Allegiant Part 1

Divergent Series – Allegiant Part 1

Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Duration: 120 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 01-APR-2016

Plot:
After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Overall Review: Allegiant is the third movie in The Divergent Series franch...

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Review: The Hateful 8

The Hateful 8

The Hateful 8

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration: 187 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 15-JAN-2016

Plot:
Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock’s new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers...

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Review: AMY

Amy

Amy

Genre: Documentary, Biographic, Musical
Duration: 128 minutes
Language: English (Hollywood)
India Release Date: 10-JUL-2015

Plot: The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.

Overall Review: A British Jazz Player comes alive on the screen. A film that portrays Amy’s Career, Relationships and her ups and downs has been handled delicately with every minute details. The film’s title AMY in BIG BOLD capital letters with Magenta shade depicts emotions and young talent. The films excels in every frame as it is made up of home video and TV clips of Winehouse Family. Details are captured in with voice overs of people who were close to Amy and her family...

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