Tv Show Review: Iron Fist (Marvel)

Finally, something from Marvel universe that has united fans and critics alike. The Hype was real as we were promised with a character so mind-blowing that he was going to destroy THE HAND and along with that the audience.  Actually to be fair although we don’t really know if he destroyed the Hand totally but audience was destroyed for sure. Let’s see what all we have we have from the adventures of Danny Rand/Iron Fist.

Synopsis: A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist (This much is more than enough).

Video: Marvel’s Iron Fist||Official Trailer

IMDB Rating: 7.3


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Movie Review: FAN (Bollywood)

Synopsis:

Gaurav, a huge fan of movie star Aryan Khanna, heads to Mumbai in order to wish his God a happy birthday. When things don’t go according to plan, Gaurav’s obsession with Aryan crosses the line.

IMDB Rating: 8.4

Review:

King Khan is back and this time with a non-Cliché out of the box idea. FAN, as the name suggests, is the story of a fan and how the fan and star relationship can go south. But that’s nothing out of the box. The out of the box idea is playing the roles of both the Superstar (Aryan Khanna) and the Fan (Gaurav Chandna) himself and Boy! hasn’t he done a fabulous job. The movie has various plus points, but as we all know nothing is perfect (unless its Christopher Nolan or DiCaprio 🙂 ), this movie too has shown a few bursts of the brilliance (SARCASM) of Bollywood. Now is it worth your time and money? I can’t give you a decisive answer. So instead I will give you the Good and the Bad and you decide for yourself whether to watch it or not. Here we go…………..

Video: FAN Trailer

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MOVIE REVIEW: Kung Fu Panda 3

Synopsis:

This movie takes us through the journey of the Dragon Warrior (Po) from a student to a teacher. He faces a supernatural threat as well as having to deal with the new developments in his personal life with the arrival of his presumed dead father and a whole village full of Pandas.

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Review:

The latest installment in the Kung Fu Panda Series hit the theaters in January (USA) and for some reason the release has been spread to a span of 3 months worldwide with the last release date of 13th April in Netherland. The first two flicks generated a lot of talks and even though the characters were all talking animals with some of them having Kung Fu knowledge, the movies were considered as one of the best works of Dreamworks. I have to say that it was said rightfully so. These movies had admirable animation, character building, A-class humor and at the end of the movie a cool lesson to learn. Now, the third part was delayed a little because the animation team wanted in depth knowledge of Kung Fu (specific animal styles) to make the latest part more awesome. But this movie doesn’t keep up to many of the standards set by its predecessors and according to me is quite a bit of disappointment. Let me explain myself…………..

Video: Kung Fu Panda 3 Final Trailer

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Movie Review: Batman v Superman (Dawn of Justice)

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the man of steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It’s up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis. (Source:IMDB)

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Review:

One of the most anticipated movies of 2016 has hit the theaters and as expected whole of the internet is buzzing with Batman v Superman feeds. I finally got to watch the movie after three days of pre-booked house full performance. Now I, like the millions of superhero fans, was eagerly waiting for this movie. From the time of the announcement of its title I had a few doubts about DC & WB bringing this level of epic superhero collision to the platform a little prematurely. Even if its Zack Snyder, it becomes really hard to carry such an enormous task when there is almost no background and you have to build the base for a much greater release (Justice League). Well, I have to say that my doubts weren’t unreasonable and this movie hasn’t been able to provide satisfaction to the common audience. Let’s try to dig a little deeper why…….

Video: FINAL TRAILER

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Game Review: NFS-Most Wanted

I have to say I am pretty excited about writing this post and a little bit scared too. Excited because this is the best racing game I have ever played in my life and scared because I might not be able to do justice to the beauty of this game in this post. Personally, I am biased towards racing games, but I think it is one of the best EA Sports games ever. Now, most of you might know that there are two Most Wanted games, The original one NFS Most Wanted 2005 and a kind of refurbished version NFS MOST WANTED 2012Though not much is similar in the games, they still belong in the same family. I think if I am to talk about the 2005 version, I would probably run out of words (Ya… I think it’s that good) so I would keep myself limited to the 2012 Most Wanted. So here we go………

Video: NFS Most Wanted Trailer

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Tech Review: Google DeepMind (AlphaGo)

Artificial Intelligence is no more a foreign concept to the modern world. For those of you who are not quite familiar to the concept: Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. It is also the name of the academic field of study,  which studies how to create computers and computer software that are capable of intelligent behavior. (Source: Wikipedia)

So in layman’s terms its the concept of machines with powers of human brains. Of course it is a very high level science, but we do have some high level minds working on it and hence some extraordinary results have been produced. Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo is latest on the list of results which is able to beat Lee Sedol, the top Go player in the world over the past decade, four times (5th match yet to take place). ‘Go‘ is an abstract strategy board game which is more complex than the game of chess. So we can assess that AlphaGo is a huge step forward in the field of AI. So let’s get to know it better.

VIDEO: The Computer that Mastered GO

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Movie Review: DEADPOOL (A)

Synopsis:

A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.

IMDB Rating: 8.6

Review:

Oh Yeah! That’s an adult movie alright. Don’t be fooled by the poster I put on my post 🙂 . Some out of the proportion mockery and an amazing promotional campaign has made this, kind of sidelined superhero, pretty hot stuff. I finally got to see the movie and I have to say I was a little let down, but all in all it was a good pass time. Marvel has done an excellent job with a budget of just $50M. As Deadpool himself mentions in the movie, Marvel studio couldn’t afford many of the x-men in the movie. But I guess that turned out to be  a good thing as they might have stolen the spotlight. Good acting by Ryan Reynolds is also quite a news (JK 😉 )

Video: Deadpool | Red Band Trailer (A)

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Movie Review: Spectre (007)

Synopsis:

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Review:

The tally of James Bond films has gone up to 24 and after a decent Bond movie (SKYFALL) one would expect more from the sequel. But after watching SPECTRE it seems as if these movie people are trying to get this franchise killed. The soul of a bond movie usually is a good mission, superb gadgets and last but not least “My name is Bond, James Bond.” Spectre has failed to deliver on the first two aspect totally and the dialogue, I have to say, shows some fatigue like that of an old man (Sorry Craig 😉 ). And I have no idea how it grossed 877.8 million USD !!!

Video: SPECTRE FINAL TRAILER

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Tech Review: Memristor

This decade is all about new ideas that have taken the world by storm, unlike last decade when new techs and inventions were the ones dominating. Inventions haven’t been able to create a buzz for a while now. Hopefully what I am going to mention in this post will be able to reach its potential and revolutionize the modern tech.

People with even a little Science background would have heard about the three kinds of electrical circuits- RESISTORS,CAPACITORS and INDUCTORS. These three circuits are the basis of almost all of the electrical items we know. But now another basic electrical circuit has been discovered, known as MEMRISTOR (Memory+Resistors) .

VIDEO: Memristor-Introduction

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Tv Show Review: Supergirl

Yes. It’s a show about Superman’s cousin and she is popularly known as Supergirl. Most of the people might know that either because of the comics or because of a number of supermodels portraying her in photo shoots. CBS released the show this fall and it has completed half of its season journey. Now if you haven’t watched it yet you might want to go through the review first.

Video: Supergirl First Look

IMDB Rating: 6.3

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