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Zodiac >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

A serial killer considers killing humans to be the ultimate game. All that the police know is that he calls himself zodiac, he likes to be in the news and he's quite smart. Inspector David Toschi (Mark Ruffalo) and Inspector William Armstrong (Anthony Edwards) are investigating the case. Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) is the crime journalist assigned this news at his newspaper. Both David and Paul become obsessed with solving the case.

While David almost loses his job, Paul becomes a drunkard and goes nuts, and ultimately loses his job. Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a cartoonist at Paul's newspaper and his friend. His interest in solving puzzles gets him involved in the case. After everyone gives up, he takes the responsibility of finding the killer. He loses his job, and his family. But will he be able to figure out who Zodiac is?

Based on the real story of a serial killer who killed people just for fun, and to mess around with the police in the US in 1960s-70s.


La La Land >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

Mia (Emma Stone) is a struggling actress working at a coffee outlet while appearing for auditions. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a struggling jazz musician playing at different places to make ends meet. They happen to keep crossing paths time and again - and somewhere along the way fall in love.

The movie is about their struggle to be successful without giving up on their dreams, and their love. Will they be able to stay together and achieve it all? Maybe, maybe not ;)

Rating: Green - for the awesome music. The movie feels like its dragging in parts - but then there are other parts where it is better than awesome. 
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Dangal >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan) had the dream of winning an international gold medal for his country. However, the lack of support for sportsmen in the country, in general, and the lack of support from his family in particular meant he had to relinquish the dream and get a job for a living.

He thought he'll train his son to fulfill his dream. However, he doesn't have a son. With four daughters, he has given up on his dream. When one day he reaches home to find that his eldest daughters have roughed up some boys. He starts training them with the hope that they will fulfil his dream. Will they?

Rating: Green - a well-made movie that keeps you gripped onto it till the very end. The fight scenes are very well shot - very real, yet very gripping. The Haryanvi accent by the various actors including Aamir Khan falls short of quality - but if we ignore this small issue - this is one of the best sports movies ever made.

PS: The movie is factually incorrect in a number of critical plac…

Bahubali 2: The Conclusion >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

The sequel of Bahubali starts the story of Amrendra Bahubali (Prabhas) where the last movie left it. He is set to become the king - the entire Maahishmati kindgom is in a celebratory mood. He sets out to understand the problems faced by his subjects. That's when he comes across Devasena (Anushka Shetty) and falls for her. While he is living under cover in her palace trying to woo her, his evil cousin Bhallaladeva (Rana Daggubati) comes to know about it and plots against him.

Sivagami Devi (Ramya Krishnan) is influenced to give the throne to Bhallaladeva, while Bahubali is thrown out of the kingdom, and eventually murdered. Now it is upto Mahendra Bahubali to avenge the death of his father.

Rating: Yellow - overhyped movie but a good timepass nevertheless. Just like the first movie this movie is also awesome in parts and extremely boring in other parts.
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Star Trek Beyond >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

The USS Enterprise under the leadership of its Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) went to rescue a ship in trouble in a dark corner of the galaxy. By the time they realise it was a trap, the entire space-ship is destroyed and every single alive member of the crew taken hostage except the captain and a handful of others.

Helped by an alien warrior Jaylah (Sofia Boutella) they set out to rescue the others and save the space station, which they realise is about to be attacked.

Rating: Green - great screenplay and action! 
Though a question lingers - why didn't Kraal just attack the space station in the first go - he could have easily destroyed it and got what he wanted!
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The Perks of a Being a Wallflower >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a 15 yr old introvert schoolkid whose only friend - his best-friend committed suicide recently. He's coping with the loss and with a life with no friends when he meets Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson), who introduce him to life, as it normally is.

Rating: Green - with characters as real as they get you don't just watch the movie, you live with them for an hour and a half. Must watch!
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The Magnificent Seven >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

A poor village is being taken over by land mafia. They are openly butchering people. After they burn the church and kill Emma's husband along with all the young men present in the gathering there, she goes to look for help.

She finds a bounty hunter Chrisolm (Denzel Washington) who gathers seven other gun men to form a gang of seven to defend the village. Will 'The Magnificent 7'  succeed against an army of hundreds?

Rating: The movie is a remake of The Seven Samurai(1954). A tad too long, it drags in some places. Apart from that it is a good movie with great actors - gets a Yellow.
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Suicide Squad >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

A bunch of villians with super powers are brought together by the American defence forces to save the planet from another super-villian. Will they save the world?

Rating: Green - amazing visual effects, subtle humour, unpredictable twists, quality of action and superb acting all work together to get this squad of wackos a Green.
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SuperBad >> 30 seconds Review and Trailer

Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are best friends who will be going to different schools in 2 months. In the two months left, they want to party and lose their virginity.
They get invited to one of the most happening parties in town - thanks to the fake ID of their friend Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) which will help them get alcohol for the party.
But things go crazy when a mugger mugs the store just as Fogell was checking out with the alcohol. What follows is a lot of crazy fun.

Rating: Yellow - the setup in the first 15 minutes or so is a drag - living up to the name SuperBad. But, once the movie gets into its own - its crazy - reminds you of Hangover. A good time-pass overall, if you survive the start.
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