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Gurpreet posted a review for Made In China in Movies
Great film with strong content and social message. The story is based on the major issue of our society. It takes time to create a story in the first half. But in the second half you will easily get connected. Rajkumar Rao plays the Gujarati character very well. Boman Irani's character was very energetic and it seems natural for some time. Paresh Rawal's cameo was awesome. In the climax you will be really surprised and appreciate the character. Mouni Roy's screenplay was short but he played it well. The songs are average. The background music sounded weak in some scenes and so you can get bored especially in the first half. Everything else is good. This film could have been made more interesting and impressive.
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Gurpreet posted a review for Zombieland: Double Tap in Movies
Given that this was ten years apart from its predecessor, I feared that this movie would suffer the far-separated comedy sequel curse, but my doubts were quickly shaken. The sequel remains really funny, including the return of the fun narrative cutaways and the, sometimes creative, use of text for the rules of surviving the zombie apocalypse. The returning four main characters remain great. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) are a great odd-couple duo with excellent chemistry. Emma Stone as Wichita continues to do a great job as the one who reacts sarcastically. I love new character Madison (Zoey Deutsch). She is a bimbo/airhead type, but she has a specific quirkiness that makes the character distinctive. She always has the most random lines. The plot itself is a little lightweight; the movie mostly runs on the jokes. Overall, I had a good time with this and recommend it.
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Gurpreet posted a review for The Addams Family in Movies
So here it is: a feature look into the lives of the ghoulish family that bears the name of their creator. In this case, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and Gomez (Raul Julia) are raising their family, when long lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) rejoins the family. But there may be other people who want the Addams' house. Most people don't seem to realize that "The Addams Family" actually had some social commentary: everyone outside the Addams house considers them weird because they live differently, but they're actually a very loving family. As it was, "The Addams Family" was always better than "The Munsters" (cleverer and not as silly). But anyway, this is the feature, and it's one of the few TV-to-movie adaptations that got it right.
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Gurpreet posted a review for Gemini Man in Movies
The idea of clones is very interesting by itself, but not in this film. The story line isn't that good and is very predictable. I did not like the CGI. It looks like someone else is wearing Will Smith's face and not in a good way. Does not look real. Many action sequences look too digitalized. You get out of the movie thinking, OK, that's it? Where's the story? What's the point? Seems like both of them are missing.
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Gurpreet posted a review for The Zoya Factor in Movies
We do relish madcap entertainers but what director Abhishek Sharma serves here transcends all limits! I must avow that it's futile to expect anything sensible except for mindless mediocrity. If there's a universally reviled film this year, it's Fox Star Studios & Ad-Labs Films Limited's The Zoya Factor, more so because some of director Abhishek Sharma's earlier films were hits. No director can be senseless enough to think this is fine or remotely funny. Idiocy is a gentle term for what is unleashed upon us. It's a two hour show reel of plot-less, witless, joylessness. Silliness can be great fun. But brainless doesn't have to translate to brain-dead. The direction is a complete let-down. The situational gags try too hard to tickle the funny bones of the viewers consummately and the essence of the story gets dissipated because of unwanted scenes galore with no tie-in to the ongoing. It doesn't even get its 'Cricket' aspect right. The direction is middle-of-the-road precisely, as the writing (Anuja Chauhan, Pradhuman Singh Mall and Neha Sharma) lacks the meat and the sequence of events just don't work. The pace also mar the overall impact with songs acting as killjoy. After Studios' VFX is pathetic. The Zoya Factor will drain you at the end. While it begins on a promising note - it's a premise ripe with comic potential - the graph only spirals southwards barely half an hour into the film. It's not sacrilege to attempt a no-brainer but the smiles/guffaw/laughter should never be in short supply. The actors, putting their best foot forward, try so so so hard to make you giggle even when the gags are weak. The banal jokes and the lame PJs coupled with the muddled screenplay are clearly responsible for the royal mess. Because there's little to count on in terms of story, the fate of The Zoya Factor depends almost entirely on the likeability of its leads. The film belongs to Dulquer Salmaan , who proves, yet again, that he is an incredible actor. He adds so much to the sequences. Sonam Kapoor delivers an earnest performance but she fails to rise above the flawed script. Angad Bedi does complete justice to his character. Sikandar Kher seems comfortable in the given space. Sanjay Kapoor is natural. Anil Kapoor's cameo is hilarious. Manu Rishi Chadha is fine, not overdoing the lisping bit. Koel Purie is strictly okay. Pooja Bhamrrah (Sonali) looks quite glamorous and plays the supporting part well. From the Cricketers, the ones who leave the mark are Abhilash Chaudhary (Shivi), Gandharv Dewan (Harry) and Sachin Deshpande (Lakhi). To sum up, The Zoya Factor is not entirely unwatchable because it's shot in a manner that's easy on the eye. But walking out of the cinema once the lights come back on, you're just glad it's finally over. Stay miles away from it! A nickel-and-dime stuff!
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