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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: Passengers

Passengers

Passengers

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Duration: 116 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 06-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (A let down Fairy-Tale Romance set in Space)

Plot:
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Overall Review:
Passengers is directed by Morten Tyldum and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne. The theme of the film is loneliness & the concept of the film is excellent & thought provoking but is wasted on a pretty generic, relatively bland and silly script. The film is predictable with part love, survival, space odyssey stories...

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Review: Arrival

Arrival

Arrival

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Duration: 116 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 25-NOV-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5 (A Masterpiece in Sci-Fi Genre)

Plot:
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Overall Review:
October 2013 – Gravity, November 2014 – Interstellar, October 2015 – Martian & November 2016: Dennis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL (First film in Sci-Fi Genre from the director of Sicario) based on the award-winning novel “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang...

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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: Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner - The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 132 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 25-SEP-2015

Plot:
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the
mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Overall Review: The story picks up right after the first film, and it is generally about explaining the tons of mysteries left to explain in the first film, a bit more about organization WCKD, the goodies and bad...

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Review: Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

  Terminator Genisys

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 125 minutes
Language: English (Hollywood)
India Release Date: 02-JUL-2015

Plot:
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.

Overall Review: In 1984 The Terminator was sent back to kill Sarah Connor in the classic beginning of this story “The Terminator...

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