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Box Office: Avengers: Infinity War Reaches 96.30 Crores In Just 3 Days!

Avengers: Infinity War is undoubtedly the biggest release of the MCU ever, of course, it's a ten-year culmination of all Marvel movies and fans are beyond excited to watch their beloved superheroes together on-screen for the first time. So, as expected, the film did gangbusters not only at the worldwide box-office but also in the Indian market as well.

Released in over 2000 screens in India, the film registering an occupancy of 90-100%. Due to advance booking, the film’s collection went straight up in the skies and in just 3 days, it broke many domestic and international records. Here are the details of the B.O collections for the weekend.

Friday            Saturday        Sunday          Grand Total
31.30 crore    30.50 crore    34.50 crore    Rs. 96.30 crores

In India, the movie is the highest first weekend grosser of the year, surpassing Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi 2 and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. As for now, on the first weekend itself, the worldwide gross of the film is 630 million and holds the second place for the highest grossing movies of 2018.

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Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma Are Coming Back For Commando 3!

Commando is a smash success back in 2013 and although the sequel Commando 2 did not fare well at the box office, the producers seem to be moving forward with a third movie in the franchise. If rumors are true, Vipul Shah, the producer of the franchise has roped in both the leads Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma for the third installment of the film. 

A source close to the developments says, “Yes Vipul Shah has signed both Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma for Commando 3. But the cast of the film is still far from complete. In fact, Vipul is still searching for another actress to feature in the film as well.” When prodded for further details on Commando 3, the source adds, “It is still too early to talk about the story of Commando 3 but the film will be like the previous two, an out and out action entertainer.”

If everything advances as planned, Commando 3 will be directed by Aditya Dhar who is busy shooting for Uri starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam.

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Avengers: Infinity War - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "Emotional and Entertaining!"

Remember when the first Iron Man came out? That's like ten years ago, I still remember my first impressions when I first saw the Iron Man poster at a local theater and contemplating it as an action movie of some sorts. Back then, Superhero film genre is an unknown entity for me, but now fast forward to 2018, comic book movies had become a significant part of my life and I should say that it all started because of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is been consistent with its quality and execution in all respects.

Shortly after the events of Thor: Ragnarok, Thanos (Josh Brolin) is busy bringing together the six infinity stones as he believes that the whole universe requires a balance for a better good. So, a group of twenty-five superheroes squares off against Thanos and his callous children to stop the commotion and his quest to dominate the entire universe.

Now, one of the main reasons why I'm excited to watch this movie is because of the crossovers between different characters that we all fell in love within the past ten years. Consequently, we've got many collaborations throughout the film like Thor with the Guardians and Iron Man with Doctor Strange and Star-Lord. Furthermore, I should say that everything worked and delivered as we anticipated. Also, they're few ecstatic moments which made me jump out of my seat with joy.

Another critical aspect that was maintained throughout the film was the relationship between the core characters. The character arc between Star-Lord and Gamora, Wanda, and Vision added an emotive impact in the film who later have to go through severe consequences due to their ardent decisions. The Russo Brothers did an exceptional job by giving the characters their time to shine and therefore by the climax when the film took few risks it felt heartfelt and genuine.

Now, a lot of people complain the antagonists in the MCU movies excluding Loki from Avengers and Killmonger from Black Panther were bland and disappointing and I agree with them for the most part. But, after watching this film, I should say that Thanos is by far the best villain that MCU ever had. He's big, powerful, menacing, unstoppable and at a certain point, I believed that no one can ever overpower him and that shows you how effectively he was portrayed as the mighty supervillain.

That brings me to the entertaining aspects of the film which are the action and the comedic sequences. The action/fight scenes were fun and as I stated before, the team-up of different Avengers like Captain America and Black Panther is what made these particular scenes so different and interesting in the first place. The humor worked in most cases, but I had few issues which I'm going to get into in a bit. However, they're loads of laugh-out-loud moments throughout the film which cracked me up hard couple of times.

Nevertheless, here are my major problems with this film, like I said the humor worked for the most part, but I felt that it got exhausted after a while. Drax who is a badass mercenary in the first Guardians film is now wasted as a comedic relief along with other characters. Also, the pacing of the film during the first and the second act felt a bit off where it was stretched-out and took a good amount of time to get to the point. Likewise, the abrupt cuts between scenes (especially when there's important going on) bothered me a bit which is one of the main problems I had with Justice League in 2017.

Overall, Avengers: Infinity War was everything that you've hoped for. It's funny, emotional, entertaining and was a great ensemble of a gigantic cast. Russo Brothers did the best they could with the script and did a magnificent job by concluding the first part with many unanswered questions and tons of curiosity within the fans. They're bountiful of drawbacks inside and out but nonetheless, I had fun watching the film.

My Rating - 3.25/5 | Grade - B (Entertaining! With Few Noticeable Flaws!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Shahid Kapoor to Play a Boxer in Raja Krishna Menon's Upcoming Film!?

Two weeks before we reported that Shahid Kapoor's next film will be directed by Raja Krishna Menon (Airlift fame). According to the recent reports, Shahid will be seen playing a boxer and it will be a sports drama.

According to a report in a leading daily, "Shahid is doing a sports-based film with Raja. He wanted to explore that space for quite some time. He plays a boxer who emerges triumphant against all odds in his life."

A source close to the project added, "He needs to have a particular physique to play the character convincingly and learn the techniques of boxing. Someone had approached Shahid with the story. He liked it and since he was already discussing about collaborating with Raja, Sasha asked the filmmaker if he would want to work on it. And the latter started developing it further.”

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Kartik Aaryan to Star Opposite Kriti Sanon in His Next!?

Fresh off from the success of his latest blockbuster film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, multiple offers have been landing for the talented actor Kartik Aaryan. According to latest sources, the actor will now be seen opposite Kriti Sanon in a Dinesh Vijan produced film. If insiders are to be believed Kartik has given his nod to Vijan’s film and also signed on the dotted lines but the female lead is yet to be decided. Kriti Sanon’s name is making the most noise to be paired opposite Kartik.

The untitled project is said to be a romantic comedy and will be directed by cinematographer-cum-director, Laxman Utekar. In the past, Utekar has cinematographed movies like Dear Zindagi, English Vinglish, and Tevar and has also been director of photography for Hindi Medium and Blue. He has also directed two Marathi films, namely, Lalbaugchi Rani and Tapaal.

Kriti is also seen in Dinesh Vijan's directorial Raabta which is one of the worst movies of last year. So, it should be interesting if she accepts to do another film.

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Bharath Ane Nenu - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "Bland and Boring!"

Directed by Koratala Siva, Bharath Ane Nenu starring Mahesh Babu in the lead role is a political-drama dealing with the current situation of politics in Andhra Pradesh and also stars Kiara Advani as the female lead.

After his father's sudden demise, Oxford University graduate Bharath (Mahesh Babu) is cherry-picked by his uncle (Prakash Raj) as the next Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Irritated with the poor governance in the state, Bharath brings few radical changes to the society which in-turn introduces him to new rivals and bitter adversaries from the opposition party who questions and argues for his zany agendas.

Now, if you've seen Koratala Siva's previous films, you're well aware that he presents his heroes remarkably. Similarly, his execution of Bharath's character was exceptional to watch. The stature, persona, and caliber were brilliantly presented by Siva as Mahesh Babu did his best to deliver on his performance. Also, the dialogues were also well written and added a much-needed weight to the film.

Advancing to the technical aspects, Ravi K. Chandran and Tirru did a fantastic job when it comes to the camera work. The music and the background score was well presented by Devi Sri Prasad especially the BGM which synced in well with the bestowment of the film. Also, Kiara Advani was delightful to watch. Although her character and involvement in the film felt forced and was understandable, she did her best in the role she's offered.

But, I'll tell why this movie didn't work for me. First up, the storyline, which is nothing new or broke any rules. As I stated earlier, they are few radical ideas in the film that I want to see implemented IRL, but, the basic storyline excluding the ideas was bland and mundane to watch. I can't help draw similarities between this film and Leader starring Rana Daggubati cause the two storylines are soo parallel to each other and I didn't see this coming from an acclaimed director like Siva.

Nevertheless, Bharath Ane Nenu had few moments here and there, but on the whole, this movie is a disappointment as it felt like something I've seen before. Watch it when it debuts on Amazon Prime.

My Rating - 2.5/5 | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks
An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Rampage - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "A Dumb Action-Entertainer!"

Directed by Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in the lead role, Rampage is based on the popular 1980's video game of the same name and narrates the story of a rare albino gorilla named George and his relationship with Davis (The Rock) and how he (along with two other animals) quickly transforms into a ruthless monster after being exposed to a biochemical pathogen which is genetically edited.

Being the Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment History, The Rock demands the screen presence throughout the film. His charisma, magnetic persona and allure keep you invested in the movie despite its standard flaws. His relationship with George was heartwarming, amusing and few scenes between them were the best moments from the entire film. Adding more to the positive side, the action sequences in the movie were enjoyable to watch. It's just super-large and crazy animals squaring off against military and government officials and Brad Peyton made sure that the monsters looked gigantic, scary and alarming. Also, with a runtime under 110 minutes, I thought that the film was well-paced and didn't waste time in terms of concluding or establishing the plot.

But, the movie majorly suffers do it's weak and lousy storyline. It's predominantly predictable and explores nothing new. The characters apart from The Rock were mostly underwhelming. The English actress Naomie Harris plays the tedious doctor that we see in every disaster film, Malin Åkerman plays the most obvious generic rich villain, Joe Manganiello was by and large wasted and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character didn't make proper sense cause he shows up at the right time and at the right place a bunch of times to save the lead characters.

Overall, Rampage is a dumb action entertainer which you will enjoy for the spectacle, action sequences, and The Rock's compelling screen presence. Watch it if you really want to, if not, just wait till it debuts on any streaming platform.

My Rating - 2.5/5 | Grade - C+ (It Deserves Your Attention for a While!)
-An Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Krishnarjuna Yuddham - Instant Movie Review #39

Merlapaka Gandhi's - "Krishnarjuna Yuddham"

Positives:
1) Screenplay
2) Cinematography
3) Music

Negatives:
1) Story
2) Runtime

Introduction - 2017 has been a successful year for the Natural Star 'Nani' with his films like Nenu Local, Ninnu Kori, and MCA garnering box-office success irrespective of how critics felt. On the other hand, director Merlapaka Gandhi has also seen great success with his previous two films Venkatadri Express and Express Raja and was immensely appreciated for his screenwriting work. So, with the director and actor both being in terrific form, I expected an entertaining film with commercial elements sprinkled all over it. But!

Analysis - Clocking at 154 minutes, the runtime is one of the primary drawbacks of the film. Established on a bland generic, seen-before storyline, the film loses its pace and delight in the first thirty minutes and never tries picks it up. But, Gandhi entertains with his clever and adept screenplay and proves that he is still one of best screenwriters around. Karthik Ghattamaneni once again impresses with his remarkable camera shots and his ability to make a scene look delightful, rich and vibrant should truly be commended. Also, a special shout-out to the Kollywood sensation Hiphop Tamizha for his incredible work with the background score and music.

Performances - Despite few dull character moments, Nani impresses and entertain in his double-role, especially with this Chittoor district slang and verbiage, Nani demands the screen presence and enthralls with his incredible performance. Both the actresses, Anupama Parameswaran and Rukshar Dhillon were decent in their respective roles as well as the supporting cast.

Verdict - Overall, Krishnarjuna Yuddham is a total disappointment, the lackluster story and the dreadful runtime hurts the movie immensely. If you have the right amount of patience to sit through a bland film then this might be for you.

My Rating - 2.5/5 | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks
An Instant Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to Star in a New Film Under YRF!?

Post 'Padmaavat', Ranveer Singh, and Deepika Padukone were trending on social media sites these days with their marriage rumors. But, the Bollywood stud Ranveer has finally denied all the reports about their impending marriage and also hinted about being in a relationship.

But according to the latest reports, the darling couple will soon be seen in a film together under the YRF banner and Maneesh Sharma ('Fan' fame) will be directing the movie. YRF is known for romantic films, but the question is whether they will be going for a full-fledged romantic drama for this sensuous couple. While Aditya Chopra was always keen on producing a film with Ranveer, we hear that they decided to rope in Deepika Padukone after one of her recent films was put on hold.

The film is expected to go on floor next year after Ranveer wraps up his upcoming film '1983'.

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Sridevi and A R Rahman Win Big at the 65th National Film Awards! Check out the Complete List of Winners!

The 65th National Film Awards were held at PIB Conference Room at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. The jury was headed by the legendary director, actor and producer Shekhar Kapur and the jury panel has 10 members including screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey. The award ceremony will be held on May 3, 2018, and all the awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Here's the complete list of the winners:

Best Film: Assamese film Village Rockstars

Best Direction: Jayaraj, Bhayanakam

Best Actor (Male): Riddhi Sen, Nagarkirtan

Best Actor (Female): Sridevi, MOM

Best Supporting Actor (Male): Fahad Fazil, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Supporting Actor (Female): Divya Dutta, Irada

Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Original Screenplay: Sajeev Pazhoor, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jayaraj, Bhayanakam

Best Malayalam film: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Marathi film: Kaccha Limbu

Best Kannada film: Hebbettu Ramakka

Best Oriya film: Hello Aarsi

Best Jasari film: Sinjar

Best Ladkhi film: Walking With The Wind

Best Hindi Film: Newton

Best Tulu film: Paddayi

Best Bengali Film: Mayurakshi

Best Assamese Film: Ishu

Best Tamil film: To Let

Best Gujarati Film: DHH

Best Telugu film: Ghazi

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration: Dhappa

Best Non-Feature Film: Water Baby

Best Educational Film: The Girls We Were and The Women We Are

Best Animation Film: The Fish Curry and Tokri: The Basket

Best Film on Art and Culture: Girija: A life of music

Best Film on Social Issues: I am Bonnie and Veil Done

Best Short Film (Fiction): Mayyat

Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment: Baahubali: The Conclusion

Best Music Direction: A R Rahman, Kaatru Veliyidai

Best Background Score: A R Rahman, MOM

Best Male Playback Singer: K J Yesudas, “Poy Maranja Kalam” in Viswasapoorvam Mansoor

Best Female Playback Singer: Shashaa Tirupati, “Vaan” in Kaatru Veliyidai

Best Lyrics: Prahlad, Muthu Ratnada Pyate

Best Audiography: Avinash Sonawane, Pavasacha Nibandha

Best Cinematography: Nikhil S Praveen, Bhayanakam

Special Jury Award: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings.

Special Mention Awards: Marathi film Morkiya, Oriya film Hella Aarsi and Malayalam film Take Off

Best Action Direction: S. S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion

Best Choreography:  Ganesh Acharya, Toilet Ek Prem Katha’s song “Gori Tu Latth Maar”.

Best Special Effects: Baahubali: The Conclusion

Best Makeup artist: Ram Rajjak, Nagarkirtan.

Best Production Design: Santhosh Raman, Take Off

Best Sound Design and Best Recordist: Walking with the Wind

Best Child Artist: Banita Das, Village Rockstars

Best Children’s Film: Mhorkya,  Amar Bharat Deokar

Best Non-Feature Films Director: Nagraj Manjule

Best Debut Film of a director: Pampally, Sinjar

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The Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif Dance Film to be Shot in 4D!?

Last month we reported that Remo D' Souza is planning for a dance film starring Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif and now we're hearing reports that the film in a 4D format as the director wants to take this filmmaking experience a step ahead.

In fact, Remo D’Souza was reportedly quoted saying that they have been eyeing on the 4D format and IMAX format for the film. He also asserted that he is still in the process of learning the technology and wants to use it in an appropriate way in his film. At the same time, Remo has also expressed his concerns about how demanding the technology can be.

Speaking on the same, Remo elaborated on how audiences are deeply involved whilst using this technology since physical enhancements are a part of 4D. Keeping in mind all the elements that need to be considered, the camera angles, the mark of the actors etc. are necessary. In the same breath, he also went on to add that just because of the use of technology, he doesn’t want to compromise on the story. Considering that it is a dance-based film, Remo doesn’t want compromises on the dancing front too.

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Shahid Kapoor and Raja Krishna Menon Join Hands for an Upcoming Film!

Shahid Kapoor is in a weird situation right now, post Padmaavat, his upcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam, found itself in the midst of a controversy after facing financial issues. However, Shahid who is known for doing unusual fresh-new films is planning a film with director Raja Krishan Menon (Airlift fame) as he believes that it will be an intriguing one.

The filmmaker also confessed that they have been keen on collaborating for a while and this is the story that left Shahid impressed. However, he refused to divulge details, albeit reasserting that it is indeed based on true story.

The film is expected to go on the floor only by the end of this year and we hear that the schedules will be divided between India and abroad. While major schedules will be shot across the country, only one portion of the shooting is being scheduled on foreign shores.

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Ready Player One - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "A Classic Steven Speilberg Film!"

Directed by the illustrious Steven Speilberg, Ready Player One is a film adaptation of a popular book (of the same name) written by Ernest Cline and stars Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse fame) and Olivia Cooke in the lead roles. One of the most significant reasons why the book is widely popular among the audience is because of the 80's pop culture and film references that we've seen glimpses from the trailers. However, I have a confession to make, my knowledge of the movies from the 1980's is fairly weak. Although I know the more mainstream ones like Back to the Future and Nightmare of Elm Street, I'm sure that they're tons of references in this movie that didn't get cause I haven't yet watched many films from the golden era.

With that being said, let's kick off with the plot. Set in the year 2045, where living in the real world is a mundane activity for people as they spend the majority of their time in a virtual reality world called the Oasis. Inside the Oasis, people can do whatever they want and everything is off-limits. Shortly after we are introduced to the fantasy world, we learn that the creator of the Oasis James Halliday (Mark Rylance) pieced together a convoluted maze to find the next inheritor of the trillion-dollar company before he passed away. So, we follow Wade's adventurous journey with his trustworthy friends in solving the intricate puzzle with the help of clues that Halliday plants after each level.

Before I get into the positives, let me quickly glance through the problems I had with this film. Now, I heard fans saying that Nolan Sorrento's (Ben Mendelsohn) character in the book was authoritative and menacing. But, in the movie, he was underwhelming as I expected a more dominant antagonist. Also, Nolan's sidekick F'Nale played by Hannah John-Kamen was another dud and felt like she's doing a bad impression of Ruby Rose in John Wick: Chapter 2.

With 70% of the film taking place in the Oasis, the majority of it is computer generated imagery. Walking into this movie, I had a feeling that the CGI will disqualify the emotion and feel more of a distraction. But, the Oasis experience was enjoyable. The action sequences were great and fun to watch and the entire design and the presentation of the fairyland was flawless.

That brings me to the magic of all Speilberg movies, the emotional elements. From the beginning until the end, this film was filled with heartwarming scenes that we usually expect in a Speilberg film. The characters were so well developed as you start to root for these kids throughout the entire film. Countering to my earlier point, I didn't feel distracted by the CGI characters cause the emotion was in the right place that makes you immerse in the storyline which was paced and told perfectly.

About the nostalgic factor, I was very surprised to see many familiar movie references stuffed throughout the runtime. In particular, there is one scene that pays respect to one of the most popular horror films of all time, and that was hands down the best scene in the entire film and I'm sure that you'll be flabbergasted.

Overall, Ready Player One was a ton of fun to watch, it's filled with great character and emotional moments, incredible action sequences, flashes of memorable nostalgia and that Steven Speilberg magic that we all grew up watching. Watch this film while it's in the theatre's cause it's one of those rare occasions that you will enjoy the movie-going experience.

My Rating - 3.5/5 | Grade - B+ (A Perfect Weekend Pick!)
-A Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Kedarnath Fallout: Abhishek Kapoor to Takeover the Production from KriArj Entertainment

Kedarnath is riddled with controversies initially, the movie was jointly produced by Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment and director, Abhishek Kapoor’s Guy In the Sky Pictures. But after their recent fallout, it is reported that the film will now be made only under Abhishek’s banner as the director will repay a sum of 15 crores back to Prernaa and will wrap the film under his banner.

Talking about it, a trade source stated to the daily, "Abhishek and Prernaa talked across the table. Now, it has been decided that Gattu will reportedly give the latter Rs 15 crore that she paid him for the initial shooting. Once this money is settled, Abhishek will wrap up the movie under his banner."

Earlier, talking about the next schedule of Kedarnath, a source told a leading daily, "After the dust settled down, both Abhishek and the producers (Prernaa Arora and Arjun Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment) realized they were personally invested in the film and did not want to hamper it in any way. Both parties sat down and resolved their issues. The case filed against Abhishek by Prernaa has been withdrawn as well." No release schedule is been finalized yet.

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TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

1. The Infinity Stones: Where Are They Now?

As of the release of Thor: Ragnarok (2017), five of the six Infinity Stones have surfaced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Space Stone (also known as the Tesseract) was first revealed in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and now resides with Loki. The Mind Stone, which was housed in Loki's staff until Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and now is in the possession of Vision. The Power Stone, first seen in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), is under control of the Nova Corps. The Reality Stone (also known as the Aether) was first seen in Thor: The Dark World (2013), and was placed in the care of the Collector. With the destruction of the Collector's Vault in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), its whereabouts are unclear. The fifth and final known stone, the Time Stone (also known as the Eye of Agamotto), was revealed in Doctor Strange (2016) and is under his protection in Kamar-Taj. The whereabouts of the sixth stone, the Soul Stone, is unknown and may appear in this movie.

2. A Little Context Before You Watch the Movie 

It has been confirmed by the Russo brothers that what happened in Captain America: Civil War (2016) will still continue in this movie where the teams will still be divided. The film will conclude the Thanos and the Infinity Stones story arc, and the plot will follow the Avengers joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from destroying the universe with the six Infinity Stones.

3. The Dope New Shield: Made in Wakanda

Steve Rogers wields a new shield in this film, made from Wakandan Vibranium, that splits apart into two arm guards. This is based on two different shields Rogers wielded in the comics: one shield was provided by the Black Panther, and the other split apart into two guards. The tech reflects his surroundings, apparently made of vibranium — the same rare naturally occurring meteoric ore that Black Panther’s suit is made of — which derives from the African nation. And according to the recent reveal that Shuri is the tech genius behind her brother’s superhero gadgetry, it’s pretty safe to say that Cap’s new gauntlet shield was invented by the Princess of Wakanda herself.

4. Hey Thor! How About a New Hammer!?

Having lost his hammer Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor constructs a new hammer in this film, known as Stormbreaker. Stormbreaker is named for the Asgardian hammer given to Thor's comrade Beta Ray Bill. It is a war hammer-ax, based on the Marvel Ultimate Mjolnir.

5. The White Wolf < The Winter Soldier

Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Bucky Barnes will go by the code name 'White Wolf' in Avengers: Infinity War, as he was referred to by the children of Wakanda in the after credit scene in Black Panther (2018). White Wolf in the comics was T'Challa's adopted brother Hunter who was the leader of Wakanda's secret police: The Hatut Zeraze.

Sources and Writing Credits - IMDB and Nerdist. (Thanks)

-A Top 5 List by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Blackmail - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "Justifies the Black-Comedy Genre!"

Directed by Abhinay Deo (Delhi Belly and Force 2 fame), Blackmail starring Irrfan Khan in the lead role is a black-comedy and revolves around the elements of revenge, deceit, and trickery. The film also co-stars Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh and Omi Vaidya as the supporting cast and is jointly produced by T-Series Films and RDP Motion Pictures.

The film takes us through the life of Dev (Irrfan Khan), a typical middle-class citizen who is in a depressed state with his failing marriage, monotonous job and increasing money problems. Amid all the troubles that he's already facing, he finds out that his wife Reena (Kirti Kulhari) is having an extramarital affair which motivates him to take misconstrued steps which primarily involves blackmailing.

First up, have to appreciate director Abhinay Deo for taking the risk and doing a black-comedy which are rare to find in Bollywood these days. Similar to Delhi Belly, Blackmail also impresses with its clever and unorthodox humor. I found myself laughing throughout the entire movie and I can't remember the last time I chuckled soo hard sitting in a theater. So, the film delivers from a comedic standpoint and justifies the black-comedy genre. But!

Here's the problem, this movie is 140 minutes long and that's a long stretch. Assembled around a tight and an interesting concept, I expected the screenplay to be swift and well-paced, but, unfortunately, the movie falls apart at times and dwindles down after the second half. Few unnecessary sub-plots would've easily been minced which in-turn could've helped the narrative, but that didn't happen.

The performances from the complete cast were decent. As always, Irrfan Khan impresses with his character work, he had nothing new to explore cause I felt that this character is not tailored especially for him as its accessible to anybody. Also, a special shout out to Omi Vaidya who was hilarious and is a great addition to the film.

Nevertheless, This film had an interesting concept and was extremely funny to watch. Despite having few ups and downs with the screenplay, pace, and runtime, Blackmail impresses as a black-comedy and is totally worth spending money on it.

My Rating - 3/5 | Grade - B (Worth a Watch!)
-A Honest Movie Review by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee Starrer Satyameva Jayate Has a Release Date!

After getting through and clearing all the release date issues of his upcoming release 'Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran'. John Abraham will now have to prepare for his second release this year 'Satyameva Jayate', a dramatic thriller in which he co-stars with Manoj Bajpayee and debutante Aisha Sharma (Neha Sharma's sister).

Producers, Emmay Entertainment took to Twitter and announced the title and release date for the film and it is expected to hit the theatres on August 15, along with Reema Kagti's Gold starring Akshay Kumar.

Here's the tweet: "#SatyamevaJayate, starring @TheJohnAbraham and @BajpayeeManoj and directed by @zmilap is coming your way this Independence Day, 15th August 2018. Get ready for some intense action and power-packed dialoguebaazi! #SMJ"

Mid-Day, in one of its reports ,suggests that the makers of the film — Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Nikkhil Advani — were keen on keeping the film's title as Satyameva Jayate, but were waiting for Aamir Khan (who hosted a socially-relevant TV show by the same name) to give a clean chit, which they have got now.

Also Read: Yami Gautam to Play an Intelligent Officer in Her Upcoming Film Uri!

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Yami Gautam to Play an Intelligent Officer in Her Upcoming Film Uri!

'Kaabil' and 'Sarkar 3' fame Yami Gautam, who is currently busy shooting for her upcoming film 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' alongside Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor will take on an intense and dramatic role in 'Uri' which is directed by Aditya Dhar and co-stars Vicky Kaushal ('Raman Raghav 2.0' fame).

Based on the infamous attacks in Uri [Jammu and Kashmir] in 2016, the film features Vicky as an army official. Now we hear that Yami Gautam will be seen as an intelligence officer. Her character is expected to be a prominent one that plays an integral role in the operation strike.

Speaking about her role, Yami said “This is the first time I am playing a role like this. I’ve been looking to do roles like this that represent the strength and courage of today’s girls.”

She also added “Aditya’s passion about the film is infectious and the amount of extensive research he has done is amazing. I am really thrilled to be part of this film.” As of now, no release date is set for the film and further casting choices will be released very soon.

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Kareena Kapoor to Star Opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Salute!?

 

Shah Rukh Khan who's currently busy shooting for his upcoming film 'ZERO' will start working on his next film 'Salute' right after wrapping the Aanand L Rai directorial. The film is a biopic based on the life of an Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma and will see King Khan in a more dramatic role.

After finalizing SRK, the makers are now in search for a female lead for the film and we hear reports that the lascivious diva of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor Khan is in talks for the actress role.

As per now, the rumors are still remain up in the air as we're yet to get an official confirmation. SRK and Bebo were last seen in the atrocious superhero film Ra. One and it's been seven years since we've seen this attractive couple together on the silver screen. Anyway, what do you guys think about Kareena potentially romancing SRK. Excited or Not!? Let us know in the comment section below NOW!

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John Abraham Starrer Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran FINALLY Has a Release Date!

After months of speculations and postponements, John Abraham starrer 'Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran' will now finally release on May 4, 2018, after JA Entertainment announced the termination of a contract with its co-producer KriArj Entertainment after claiming that the latter committed "material breaches". They cited that delay in payments/non-payments have caused delays in the post-production work after the film's principal shoot was completed on time and on schedule last year. 

They were also unhappy that despite repeated follow-ups, KriArj Entertainment had not shared the distribution plan for the film. On its part, KriArj Entertainment has dismissed the allegations as "false and frivolous", and lashed out at JA Entertainment's "unethical fashion" in dealing with the film. 

Talking about the movie, director Abhishek Sharma said in a statement, "Much in line with India's journey to becoming a nuclear power, our film's journey to its release has also had its own ups and downs! However, it is perhaps a befitting tribute to the true heroes of our nuclear programme — our army and our scientists, that Parmanu is releasing in the same month as we are celebrating 20 years of Operation Shakti — India's nuclear test explosions in Pokhran in May 1998. We are extremely proud of the film and what it stands for and can't wait to take it to our audience on May 4, 2018."

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