Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Captain Marvel - Movie Review (2.5/5 Stars)

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)


Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck ‘s written and directed Captain Marvel is the 21st installment in the Marvel cinematic universe and the weakest entertainer from the ensemble in my perspective. Don’t take me wrong it’s still a well-made, visually pleasing, action packed usual Marvel entertainer but considering it to be the first female lead super hero film from MCU, it was given that it will be compared to Wonder Woman (the first female lead DC film). And somehow in comparison it lacks the oomph’s and punches big time. I was expecting a lot more from Captain Marvel after ‘Infinity War’, as she was termed as the savior, the most powerful of all, so when you get a mediocre origin story like this, you as a Marvel fan are destined to be disappointed.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Simmba - Movie Review ( 3.5/5 Stars)

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)


With Simmba, Rohit Shetty officially introduces his cinematic universe of super heroes or I must say Super Policemen. This universe has now two super policemen Sigham and Simmba. Let me share a secret, wait for the pre credit song scene and you will get a glimpse of the third super policeman, who will be introduced in 2019. Just like any Marvel super hero origin movie , Simmba is also one origin movie and has all the ingredients in balanced proportions.

3 things that make 'Dubai Frame' the best observation deck experience in town

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)


Observation decks are the key attractions for tourists especially in big modern cities like Dubai. Dubai offers many observation decks in form of dedicated viewing platforms and lounges/restaurants on high levels of many of the high-rise structures across the city, including Burj Khalifa. Dubai Frame is one such unique structure and stands out among all as the perfect place to soak in the views of this magnificent city because of following three main reasons.

Zero ( Movie Review 2/5 Stars)

By  Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)


Growing up, all of us who love Hindi Movies, have loved Shahrukh Khan. Every year through late 90s to early 2000 , there has always been one blockbuster movie, where he has always been in his element. He has won Film Fare best actor award ( which is equivalent to Oscars in India) in a row for couple of years. We as an audience who grew up loving him expects the same level of impact and greatness from his Movies even today. That's why we get upset and thrash an otherwise average movie like Zero. If I strictly talk about film Zero then it was an ok movie perhaps a little drag and got off topic in second half, but if I look at it from a Shahrukh Khan film perspective then it was a disaster.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Pinky Memsaab: A Dubai Story ( Movie Review 3.5/5 Stars)


By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)



Pinky Memsaab is an experience, it’s a bouquet of unique characters and their emotions/personal journeys put together by debutant director Shazia Ali Khan. As a Desi expat living in Dubai one can relate to it on so many levels which makes it even more interesting.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Aquaman (Movie Review 4/5 stars)

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)



DC is getting there and creating a niche of their own. Finally, a fast-pace adventure movie with bright visuals, thrilling action set pieces and convincing CGI to come from the world of DC. I know you would say, Wonder Woman is already there from DC in this regard but believe me even wonder woman wasn’t this happy and lit. I have never seen a diverse super hero movie like this, imagine “Lord Of The Ring” with tone/treatment of “Thor Ragnarok” enhanced with CGIs like “Valerian” while being set underwater. Amidst all of this, massive screen presence of Jason Momoa takes you on a journey that will satisfy the comic nerd in you to the core.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Movie Review : 4/5 Stars)


By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the coolest super hero movie ever made. I am usually not a fan of animation movies but as an audience I was so engrossed in the narrative and characters on screen that I forgot if it was an animation or live action. Animation is also unique and brings the actual format of comic books to life.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

2.0 (Movie Review 2/5 Stars)

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)


Shankar's grand spectacular 2.0 has it all , first grade CGI , two superstars , a believable story line embedded with a great message but what it doesn’t have is the subtle art of knowing when to stop which makes this whole experience exhausting and tiring.