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'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story' – Movie Review

A still from ‘American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story’ ‘American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story’U/A: Documentary/DramaDir: Richard LopezCast: Matt Whelan, Emmett SkiltonRating:  Would you believe it if we told you that publisher-businessman Hugh Hefner, considered among the most flamboyant playboys in Hollywood, was, in fact, rather shy? We didn’t either …

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'The Boss Baby' – Movie Review

Prev ‘The Boss Baby’ ‘The Boss Baby’U/A; Animation/ComedyDirector: Tom McGrathCast: Miles Bakshi, Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Patton Oswalt, Tobey MaguireRating:  This 3D animation comedy has puppies and babies coming out of every frame – so you would think it’s cuteness personified but that’s not the case …

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'Poorna' – Movie Review

‘Poorna’ ‘Poorna’U/A; BiopicDirector: Rahul BoseCast: Aditi Inamdar, Rahul BoseRating: I’m not sure how many ‘millennials’ are aware of this: Back at the turn of this century, actor Rahul Bose (also the director and producer of this film), was literally the face of Indian-English metropolitan cinema—a new genre that was gradually …

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'Naam Shabana' – Movie Review

Naam Shabana poster ‘Naam Shabana’U/A; Action, DramaDirector: Shivam NairCast: Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpaye, Prithviraj SukumaranRating:  Why is this film not a pure music video, or a ‘Lara Croft: Tom Raider’ type video game? Well, I’ll tell you what it is. It’s a spin-off—the kind of pix Hollywood makes tonnes of …

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Poorna movie review: An inspirational, goosebump-inducing story

Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: March 30, 2017 1:11 pm Poorna movie review: Rahul Bose, whose second directorial venture this is, gives us closeness without cloying sentimentality. Poorna movie cast: Aditi Inamdar, S Mariya, Rahul Bose, Gyanendra Tripathi, Heeba Shah, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Harsh Vardhan, Manoj Kumar, Arif …

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'Anaarkali of Aarah' – Movie Review

Swara Bhaskar in and as ‘Anaarkali Of Aarah’ ‘Anaarkali Of Aarah’A; DramaDirector: Avinash DasCast: Swara Bhaskar, Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj TripathiRating:  Here’s my genuine worry with ‘abla nari’ narratives (female-in-jeopardy films). They can get hard to consume as fictional entertainment. Some of them can be so solely well-meaning that they could …

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Life movie review: Even in space, Life screams Alien

Written by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Updated: March 24, 2017 3:19 pm Life movie review : It’s gratifying that a film would treat a Ryan Reynolds with the same economy as an Olga Dihovichnaya. Life movie director: Daniel Espinosa Life movie cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, …

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'Life' – Movie Review

Prev Ryan Reynolds in ‘Life’ ‘Life’Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon BakareDirector: Daniel EspinosaRating: What would happen if scientists on an International Space Station(ISS) find life forms in Mars’ soil Samples? Director Daniel Espinosa sets out to educate us on that. Six Astronaut/Scientists Dr. …

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