Sahir Palijo

Sahir Palijo

The author is an undergrad pursuing a degree of Business Administration. He loves to write his thoughts and is a movie freak. He tweets at @The_Sahir (twitter.com/the_sahir)

5 reasons why ‘The Expanse’ has what it takes to be the new ‘Star Trek’

There is an abundance of science fiction shows on television today. Every TV channel has its horse running in the race to attract the geek fandom and create a following like no other TV show. Over the years, there have been some iconic sci-fi shows that have left a lasting impact on the viewers, and continue to live despite finishing their respective TV runs decades ago. Shows like Star Trek, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica will undoubtedly continue to be watched by generations to come. For how many sci-fi shows that have aired in the past decade could we pass the ...

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‘Tag’: A hilarious story of an outlandish tradition that will make you miss your friends

In January 2013, The Wall Street Journal ran a story about a group of friends who had been playing a game of tag for 23 years. The game started in high school, continued throughout college, and soon became a no holds barred tradition, where whoever got tagged as “IT” would have to travel all across the country to tag one of the other competitors. The “Tag Brothers”, as they came to be known, decided to sell their story, resulting in the movie, Tag, whose trailer was released recently. Tag stars an ensemble cast of Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, Avengers), ...

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With wisecracks that stop at nothing, the trailer for ‘Deadpool 2’ will leave you in splits

It was only after the movie had spent 12 years in development hell that we finally got to watch Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool on the big screen. Yes, like everyone else, including Reynolds himself, I am disregarding his appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As it turns out, Deadpool was a huge hit and became an even bigger sensation than the X-Men series. Some people also believe that 20th Century Fox went ahead with Logan, an R-rated affair, because Deadpool was such a big hit. The film released in 2016, and as it happens with superhero movies, Reynolds is going to be donning the red ...

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Is Black Panther’s ‘Killmonger’ the greatest supervillain yet?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been a roaring success since its inception in 2008. Superheroes brought by Marvel to the big screen, from Iron Man to Thor to Captain America, have all become a major hit with both audiences and critics alike. However, even though Marvel movies have always been well-received and have shattered box office records time and again, these superhero flicks have somewhat lacked in the antagonist department. Yes, you read that right! Marvel villains are, at best, subpar, barring a few exceptions. If you’re asked to name a few Marvel villains, what are the names that will pop ...

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‘Hurricane Heist’ seems like a messy mix of ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘xXx’

Director Rob Cohen helmed some iconic movies like The Fast and the Furious and xXx in the early 2000s, but since then, he has not been a part of something as remarkable as his previous works. With Hurricane Heist, the director clearly aims to replicate his past fortunes, which is quite a tough feat to achieve given his earlier body of work. The plot of Hurricane Heist revolves around two brothers, Will and Breeze, played by Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Warcraft) and Ryan Christian Kwanten (True Blood) respectively. Joining the two is treasury agent Casey, played by Maggie Grace ...

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Intense and insane, ‘Blackmail’ seems to have all the ingredients to be a real winner

The moment the posters for Irrfan Khan’s upcoming dark comedy Blackmail were released, with the actor wearing a paper bag over his face while he stood bare chested in his boxers, I knew it then and there that we were in for a treat! Khan rarely misses that quality movie mark and the kind of movies he does are always a little different than what Bollywood usually has in stores for us. The trailer of the movie released recently, and as expected, it seems like one hell of a ride. The trailer, with a 150-second runtime, is hilarious and quite intense. Usually, Bollywood ...

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Pari’s trailer had one job – to scare the viewers – but unfortunately, it failed

Pari will be Anushka Sharma’s third production under her banner, Clean Slate Films. Pari, as the name suggests, is not at all a feel-good movie, or a fairy tale as the poster warns, about an angel; it’s the complete opposite – a horror movie. Sharma’s last production, Phillauri, also revolved around a supernatural entity and it performed decently at the box office. This might be why she is taking on another project surrounding the supernatural – to replicate those results this time around too. The trailer of Pari dropped recently and it has left me unimpressed to be quite honest. The ...

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Venom’s teaser was empty and disappointing, but hope never dies when it’s Tom Hardy

A standalone movie featuring Venom has been in the pipeline at Sony since 2007. Many scripts were written and scrapped, ideas were thrown around, but nothing quite actually worked out. What we got instead was Venom appearing in Sam Riami’s Spider-Man 3 as a super villain portrayed by Topher Grace (That 70s Show). Venom, as portrayed in Spider-Man 3, was criticised by fans and movie critics for lacking depth and the inhumanity the character was known for. After striking a deal with Marvel Studios regarding the future of the Spider-Man franchise, Sony has decided to kick start its very own Marvel Universe ...

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Skyscraper seems similar to Die Hard and definitely worth every buck!

After seeing him going on a rampage against creatures of enormous sizes, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson can now be seen jumping off of huge buildings in Skyscraper, according to its trailer, which debuted during the Super Bowl. Johnson doesn’t do much wrong – Baywatch being an obvious anomaly – when it comes to choosing films to star in. He has everything – fans love him and all of his movies wreak havoc at the box office. So, it’s quite understandable that he has his own popcorn flick lined up for release this summer. The plot revolves around Will Ford (Johnson), a former FBI hostage ...

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Can Ant-Man and the Wasp surpass its prequel, or will it be a case of one and the same?

Back in 2013, when Paul Rudd was cast as Ant-Man, a relatively unknown superhero, fans were quite sceptical about watching an entire movie about a man whose powers were comparable to an ant’s abilities. But fortunately, Rudd’s dedicated performance, a well-written, comical script and a talented supporting cast helped the movie gain worldwide praise and rack in plenty of moolah. Three years later, the trailer of its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp finally dropped. Rudd, like he did in the prequel, has co-written the screenplay. Most of the cast has returned for the sequel with Walton Goggins (The Shield, Justified), ...

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