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GhostRider

Genre:
Superhero, ActionStory:
The Devil locates men in need, and gives them what they desire, in turn he makes them sign a contract. The contract of becoming a Ghost Rider. The contract says that the Ghost Rider will destroy a thousand evil souls. Johnny Blaze and his father, both are stunt bikers. His father has cancer. The devil makes him sign the contract, in turn he cures his dad's cancer. But the next day he kills him. He tells Johnny to leave his friends, family, his love otherwise they would all be killed. In fear Johnny leaves them all, including his love Roxanne.Years pass by, he becomes the greatest Stunt Biker ever, achieving feats no one has achieved. He's pushing the limit to see if its him doing it or is it the Devil's power. Then he meets Roxanne again, he takes it as a sign that it is indeed him. Just as their relationship started, the fateful day has come. The son of Devil, challenges his father, Mephistopheles. He wants to get the contract.…

Zoom

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Super Hero, KidsStory:
Kids with supernatural abilities from around the world(they were all americans in the movie) are located and brought together to give special training so that they get the ability to control their powers and enhance them, thus, becoming superheros. Zoom, who was the captain of the 5 member superhero team 30 years ago, is their instructor. He pretends that he has lost all his powers, and also strongly believes that the kids should be allowed to lead their own, normal lives, instead of bringing them here and turning them into Super Heros.  All this because his whole team, including his brother Concussion, was killed in their last mission.What he is not told is that Concussion is still alive and that the kids are being trained for a mission to trap him and drain his powers from him. Watch the movie to find out what happens.Comments:
Mast time pass.

Terminator

Genre:
Sci-fi, Superhero(villain)Cast:
Arnold SchwarzennegerStory:
After the war between humans and machines ended, machines took over the Earth. They made slaves out of humans. But there was a revolution led by John Carter, a revolution for freedom. The machines send a terminator to the past to terminate his mother, Sharon Connor, so that he is never born, and as a result there is no revolution. Jack sends one of his soldiers Reese Carter to protect her. Jack dies, terminator dies, Sharon Connor lives. Before dying Jack becomes impregnates Sharon with his seed, the child would be born to become John Carter.
Comments:
Well Made. Just wondering what happened to the person who originally fathered John, before Reese came from the future to change the past, and as a result the future!

October Sky

Rating:
GreenGenre:
BiographicalStarring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura DernStory:
USSR launches the first satellite into space. Entire United States is cursing them, they believe it is a plan to bomb them. There is a boy, Homer, in a small mining town called Coalfield. Instead of fearing it, he finds it beautiful. In a town where the young kids only have one goal, to become the captain of the Rugby team, so that they can get a scholarship and move out of the city, because if they don't there is just one thing for them to do, to become a miner, he dreams of building a rocket. He dreams of building a rocket so that he can participate in the science fair, get a scholarship and get out of the town. His father, John, hates him because he does not want to become a miner. While he visits every single match of Homer's brother Jim, who is the rugby captain, he doesn't visit a single launch of Homer's rockets. Homer's team consists of his two friends and Qu…

Aamir

Rating:
GreenGenre:
SuspenseCaste:
Rajeev KhandelwalStory:
Aamir, a Doctor, returns from the US to find that somebody has kidnapped his family and wants him to do a terrorist job. He needs to deliver a red briefcase to ensure the safety of his family. The movie is about how he is forced to participate in terrorist activities and the turmoil that he faces. Watch the movie to find out whether he is able to save his family.Comments:
A decent movie. It shows how normal, educated youth are forced by terrorists to perform terror activities. Some people may want to link it to the recent series of bomb blasts that have been performed by educated youth.

Bhooth Nath

Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Kids' Movie

Caste:
Amitabh Bachchan, ShahRukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and the Kid(whatever his name is)

Story:
Son(Vijay Nath) leaves father(Kailash Nath - Amitabh Bachchan), who dies in an accident while trying to stop his son. He becomes a Bhoot and lives in his bungalow, scaring away anyone who comes to live in the house. Then a Cruise Line Officer's family moves into the house. He tries to scare the kid Banku, but is unsuccessful. Instead he develops a bond with Banku. Meanwhile, Vijay returns from the US and wants to sell the house. Watch the movie to find out what happens!

Comments:
Good, in parts. Rajpal Yadav, Shah Rukh Khan have been under utilized. Too many songs, and hardly any good ones. Overall a decent timepass.

Rocky Balboa

Rating:
Yellow
Caste:

Sylvester Stallone

Genre:
Drama

Story:
Rocky comes out of retirement, challenges the current heavyweight world champion. He practices and fights. Is he able to stand in the ring till the end? Is he able to win? Watch the movie to find out.

Comments:
From where I saw the movie, there was no story. It was all about a fight. Watchable.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Rating:
Green
Genre:
Drama, Suspense
Starring:
Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Story:
A rich father's son, Dickie, goes to Europe. He's writing a book and has absolutely no intention of going back. The father sends Thomas Ripley to Italy, to get his son back. Tom is a multi-talented person, he can mimic, copy signatures, play piano, sing and what not. He agrees to go only because of his desire to tour Europe. Tom finds Dickie, befriends him and is fiancé, Marsha, and starts living with them. He tells Dickie the real reason for his trip which brings them closer, they start visiting, playing and singing at various clubs in Italy.

While Tom falls in love with Marsha, Dickie is having extra-marital affairs. This results in an argument that ultimately results in the murder of Dickie by Tom. Using his talents Tom assumes the life of Dickie. He uses Dickie's money to set a life. But things get complicated, he tries to get away but wherever he goes, he meets people who know both him…

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Rating:
Yellow
Genre:
Romantic Comedy, Super-Hero(ine)
Starring:
Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Ivan Reitman, Anna Faris

Story:
A piece of rock falls from the sky. Girl(Jenny) touches it and becomes Super Girl(G Girl). She saves the world with her superpowers while living a second life as a normal girl next door. The problem is she does not have anyone whom she can trust. Even though there is Prof who has been in love with her since the time when she was just a normal girl. Because of some misunderstanding both of them have come to hate each other. In between she meets a guy who tries to impress her by trying to help her out. They have an affair. Everything is going fine when jealousy sets in. Guy realizes that he is in love with Hannah, his co-worker, who has now broken up with her model-boyfriend, whom she caught in bed with a whole group of girls. SuperGirl goes crazy and tries to ruin his life. Guy teams up with Prof and schemes to get SuperGirl to a piece of rock which will drain her of her …

Blade Squad

Rating:
Yellow

Genre:
Action

Story:
A movie about a squad of cops who wear bullet proof uniforms, and move around the city on roller blades propelled by rocket-type bags trying to control crime. The movie is based in the future, when because of the excessive traffic it becomes almost impossible for regular cops to reach the crime spot in time. The squad is made up of people with dubious pasts, brought together by their sergeant whose only selection criteria for the squad is the drive to chase. They can't leave the squad because this is their last chance of holding a badge.

A junkie is killed in a road-accident while trying to evade arrest by the Blade Squad. His brother thinks that the leader of the squad is the cause of his death. He makes a plan. He conducts a robbery and creates a situation where the squad is chasing him. In doing so, the squad leader meets with an accident and is paralyzed head down for life. This creates a lot of emotional and mental pressure on the squad members.…

50 First Dates

Rating:
Green
Genre:
Romantic

Caste:
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

Story:
Henry is at the island taking care of the aquatic life there. One day he goes to this restaurant and sees a girl and love happens at first sight. He starts a conversation with her(Lucy) and they almost go on their first date. Well she has to go pick a pineapple with her dad for his birthday as per the Indian customs. So she promises to meet him at the same restaurant for breakfast the next day. The next day he sees her in the restaurant and walks up to her, but she does not recognize him any more. The owner of the restaurant, who was a good friend of Lucy's mother, pulls him outside and tells him about Lucy. That she had met with an accident about a year ago, because of which she suffered a short term memory loss. She has been living the same day, the day after her accident for the past year, day after day. She tells him how her father and brother have sacrificed their lives to take care of her.

This is a story of ho…