Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sleep Paralysis or Paranormal Activity - You Decide

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

Have you guys ever heard of sleep paralysis? Have you ever experienced it? I have once, and it was the most terrifying experience of my life. My logical brain tells me that it was sleep paralysis, but my Desi heart knows it was more than that, here is my account of it and I will let you guys decide was it just sleep paralysis or was it something more. For those who don’t know what Sleep Paralysis is, it is a state when, during awakening or falling asleep, a person is aware but unable to move or speak. During an episode, one may hear, feel, or see things that are not there. Modern day people usually assign most of their paranormal experiences to this phenomenon as it provides a sort of logical and scientific explanation to otherwise unexplainable things.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Race 3 - The Salman Khan Spectacular

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

Race 3 works, and I don’t know how. Screenplay doesn’t make sense, acting apart from Anil Kapoor is mediocre, Songs are forgetful, action for most part feels repetitive and still Race 3 works. I wasn’t bored in fact I enjoyed my time and I have no clue what worked for me. I believe it’s just Salman Khan.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

7 Din Mohabbat In - Movie Review (2.5/5 Stars)

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

To be honest after looking at the name (inspired by 7 din ladki in dialogue of Shahrukh from "Kal Ho Na Ho") and trailer of the film (where plot looked a lot like  Brandon Fraser and Elizabeth Herley starrer 'BeDazzled') I didnt have high expectations from this Eid release. This movie seriously lacked originality and on this point only this "Eid entertainer" really met my expectations.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Kaala - Movie Review (3/5 Stars)

By: Suhinth Mohan

Most celebrated superstar of Indian cinema Rajnikanth has returned to the screens with his latest film Kaala. Kaala is a second consecutive collaboration of Rajnikanth with the director Pa. Ranjith after Kabali in 2016. Movie was suppose to release later this year as Rajnikanth’s sci-fi action film 2.0 was scheduled in April. As the post production got delayed for 2.0 it made way for Kaala to be released early. This movie also stars Nana Patekar, Easwari Rao, Huma Qureshi, Samuthirakani. Music was given by Santhosh Narayanan who was also part of Kabali. The announcement of the movie created buzz as the previous collaboration Kabali didn’t meet fans expectations. The movie is also produced by Wunderbar films which is own by Dhanush. CBFC of India has certified this flick as U/A (unrestricted public exhibition subject to parental guidance for children below the age of twelve). Rajnikanth’s movie got this certificate after 27 years. Previously Thalapathy directed by Mani Ratnam obtained a U/A certificate in 1991.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

TAG - Movie Review (4/5 Stars)

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

Jeff Tomsic's TAG is pure fun. Before I get into the review I just want to say that whoever missed Jeremy Renner in Avengers Infinity War will love his role here, as his action sequences (yes there is some pretty good action here) will remind you of his Marvel Avatar and that too in a good way. Warner Bros might not be getting the DC cinematic universe right but their comedies are spot on, after Game Night this is another fun film on similar notes.

Ocean’s 8 Review: These Pros May Have a Con (3.5/5 Stars)

By:Victor Philip Ortiz

17 years after the first Ocean’s Eleven which itself was a remake of the original 1960 film, we’re treated to a whole new version of the popular heist series that now features woman because it’s 2018. But don’t let that fact prevent you from seeing Ocean’s 8, because it’s still a stylish, funny film as the previous entries in the series were, even if the plot didn’t wow as much.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (3.5/5 Stars)

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has it all from roaring giant dinosaurs to volcano eruptions, from claustrophobic horror to Chris Pratt’s usual charisma. J.A. Bayona understood what audience required from the franchise and delivered it perfectly. It is the 5th installment in the Franchise but probably the second best since the original Steven Spielberg 1993 classic.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Veere Di Wedding - Movie Review (3/5 Stars)

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

Shashanka Ghosh's Veere Di Wedding may feel pointless but is never boring. Narrative is well put and produced on screen but lacks the required graph. Just Imagine in Dil Chahta Hai there was no major conflict and focus was all on Amir Khan along with some mediocre music. It will still be a watchable experience but not a classic one as Dil Chahta Hai is.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Perfect Weekend Getaway - Sir Bani Yas Island

By Hamza Shafique (Instagram / Facebook)

I wanted to do something different something that would feel like travelling abroad but without leaving UAE and Sir Bani Yas Island provided just that.