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Hubie Halloween Movie Review: Nothing Spooky or Funny About This Adam Sandler Netflix Comedy!

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Hubie Halloween Movie Review: Nothing Spooky or Funny About This Adam Sandler Netflix Comedy!

Hubie Halloween Movie Review: Dear Academy, why the heck did you not nominate Adam Sandler for his terrific performance in Uncut Diamonds? For a change, the actor, mostly known for his comic roles, went out of his safe zone, and whenever he does that, it results in some fine performances like in Punch Drunk Love, Spanglish, Funny People and Uncut Diamonds. Who knows, an Oscar nomination could have veered him away from the usual unsavoury comedies he does like The Grownups series, Jack and Jill, That’s My Boy et al. Sadly, Hubie Halloween is no different. Adam Sandler Says Hubie Halloween Was Easier Than a Serious Drama.

Hubie Halloween, directed by Steven Brill, is yet another movie that comes out of the collaboration between Netflix and Adam Sandler’s production house, Happy Madison Productions. And it follows every trend of the comedies that came out his stable – critically reviled, but manages to score viewership rankings on the OTT platform. Sandler could be Hollywood’s own Salman Khan – both like to crack bad jokes and do childish stuff. What makes Bhai different from Sandler, is that Bhai is the one to hit people, while it’s the other way around for Sandler – who is always hit around.

In Hubie Halloween, Sandler once again plays a man-child with a made-up voice, this time sounding as if Rocky Balboa is having a bad cold. He is the resident advisor of a town called Salem, where no one likes him. Kids keep bullying him and the adults, like Landolfa (Ray Liotta) or Lester (Tim Meadows) either taunt him or make fun of him,

The only person who cares for him is his mother (June Squibb). Another person who doesn’t mind him is his long-time crush Valentine (Julie Bowen), She had divorced her husband, the resident Sheriff (Kevin James), and is a single mother to three surrogate kids, one of them being Stranger Things‘ Noah Schnapp. One of the sore points of being a part of a good show on Netflix, also means you are coerced into bad ones too!

Anyway, just before Halloween hits the town, a madman escapes from the nearby hospital and heads to Salem. Around the same time, Hubie also gets a strange neighbour in Walter (Steve Buscemi), who he thinks to be an undead long resident of the town. On Halloween night, strange things happen in the town, including people getting missing, though only Hubie notices them. And since he is always paranoid, nobody takes him seriously.

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When it comes to making you laugh, Hubie Halloween is just as unfunny as most of its lead star’s comedies. Unless you guffaw out loud at the gags on farts, incest, feces, urine and other gross out stuff. If that’s the case, well, we know who is responsible for the obsession Sandler’s scripts have with bodily excrements. OTT Releases Of The Week: Yami Gautam’s Ginny Weds Sunny, Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween, Bad Boy Billionaires: India On Netflix, Gandii Baat 5 on Zee5 and More.

Sandler’s artificial performance is just the same we have seen in  movies like Happy Madison, and The Waterboy. The other cast members join him in livening up the absurdity.

The only two aspects worked for me when it came to Hubie Halloween, one of which being the central mystery that comes with some surprise twists and turns. And the other being the production design made to create Salem, that has this spooky charm, which the film lacks. Otherwise, this is yet another disappointing Sandler that we have to cringe about, till he releases his next with Netflix.

Yay!

– The Central Mystery

– The Production Design

Nay!

– Almost Everything Else

Final Thoughts

Hubie Halloween comes across as neither spooky, nor funny enough. This comedy is strictly for Adam Sandler fans. Neither Trick nor Treat here! Hubie Halloween is streaming on Netflix.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 08, 2020 10:41 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Vidya Balan Decks Up For Durgashtami Celebration and Her Red Velvet Suit is Making us Say ‘Khoob Bhaalo’ (View Pics)

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Vidya Balan Decks Up For Durgashtami Celebration and Her Red Velvet Suit is Making us Say 'Khoob Bhaalo' (View Pics)

Vidya Balan is one excited girl as she gets ready for Durgashtami celebration this year. The festival holds a lot of prominence in East India and Bengalis, in particular, celebrate it with a lot of vigour. Vidya took to her Instagram account to share pictures from her celebration and boy, did she look radiant! While the festivities are restricted to a virtual celebration this year, the Parineeta actress ensured that she lits up our mood with her stunning get-up. Yo or Hell No? Vidya Balan’s Six Yards of Pure Grace by Masaba Gupta.

Vidya was seen wearing a red and black velvet suit from the house of Ayush Kejriwal. With nothing but an embroidered pattern on its next, the outfit was pretty simple and yet it looked so radiant. It was perfect festive wear and we suggest you invest in one, provided you have an affinity towards velvet. While the fabric is a nightmare to wear in this season, we bet Vidya had no qualms about it, as long as it looked gorgeous. The actress further accessorised with a pair of earrings, red lips. well-defined brows, nude eye makeup and hair tied in a sleek bun. Vidya Balan Continues her Support for #VocalforLocal, Flaunts a Colourful and Pretty Striped Dress by Label Anushree.

Check Out Vidya Balan’s Pictures from Durgashtami Celebration

Vidya’s celebratory post is a reminder that festivities will always be a crucial part of our lives, with or without corona. We’re glad to see the actress support our vocal for local initiative and to see her strut in style in all ethnic wear. Vidya’s tryst with fashion has just gone from better to best and we hope she continues walking down the same path in future. Till then, let’s keep ogling at her new stunning pictures.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 05:07 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Gauahar Khan Is Powerful and Sustainable Chic in Ivory!

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Gauahar Khan Is Powerful and Sustainable Chic in Ivory!

This girl is such a #Bawse; Gauahar Khan is back in the Bigg Boss 14 house as a Senior this time. Having won the Bigg Boss 7, the model turned actress who is revered by her heady fan following of 3 million on Instagram for her shenanigans is back to doing what she does the best – Slay! Her fashionable offerings have always been a hoot. Effortlessly chic and fuss-free always are the constants of her style. She culminated the love of her fans, fashion lovers alike garnered for her Bigg Boss 7 in house styles into a fashion label, Gauahargeous. While Gauahar styles her own looks most of the time, she seeks out fashion stylist Devki Bhat’s keen styling sensibilities from time to time. This time around, the duo has notched up the bar giving the much-loved celebrity-approved style staples a worthy spin. One of them, a sustainable all-white chic style featuring separates from the humble homegrown label, Ahmev caught our attention. Needless to say, Gauahar gives the breezy separates a slick touch of nude brown lips, statement earrings and a slicker hairdo.

While Gauahar Khan cemented her place as an exceptional actress with an engaging screen presence in films like Ishaqzaade and cameos in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, she consciously steered clear of the stereotypical bracket of acting. What sets Gauahar apart is her affable charm, a keen sense of style play and a whiff of subtle confidence. Here’s a closer look at her style. Wait, What! Did Gauahar Khan Give the Classy White Shirt-Blue Denim a Contemporary Chic Desi Twist?

Gauahar Khan – Sustainable Chic

An ivory relaxed fit cropped blouse featuring a mandarin collar and buttons paired with high waist pants by Ahmev was paired with nude brown lips, earrings by Kohar and a no-nonsense bun. Bigg Boss 14: Gauahar Khan Is Changing the Game in the New Promo of Salman Khan’s Show.

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Gauahar Khan (Photo Credits: Instagram)

On the professional front, Gauahar was last seen in the mockumentary, The Office, the Indian adaptation of the original BBC series of the same name for Hotstar’s new label Hotstar Specials.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 05:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Aahana Kumra Is Giving Off That Fizzy, Fuzzy Feeling for Pink With a Pair of Thrifty Chic Sandals Worth Rs.800!

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Aahana Kumra Is Giving Off That Fizzy, Fuzzy Feeling for Pink With a Pair of Thrifty Chic Sandals Worth Rs.800!

She goes on to dish out perennially easy, effervescent styles that give a big shout out to the homegrown labels. The Lucknow girl courted recognition with the 2016 black comedy, Lipstick Under My Burkha thereon adding some interesting character portrayals on the silver screen and digital platform. A lone quality that separates her from her peers is unconventional and a firm refusal to be typecast in the regular run of the mill roles. Perhaps this same thriving vibe sees her ring in an atypical fashion sense, going for street style chic moments that are affordable yet so chic. Her smart choices are worth a reckon. A recent testament to this sensibility was when she posed wearing a pair of denim shorts with a pink knitted relaxed fit top. Her colour blocked flats from Yellow Soles worth Rs.839 was what caught our attention. Modest styles with an affable charm is how Aahana rolls!

Sarees, ethnic dresses, neo-ethnic ensembles and chic western gowns with oodles of minimalism dominate Aahana’s fashion arsenal. An accompanying befitting and subtle beauty game accompanies all of Aahana’s styles. She keeps the social media feeds abuzz with her travel, food, fashion and work shenanigans. Here’s a closer look at her thrifty style moment. Aahana Kumra Goes Thrifty Chic in a Floral Co-Ord Set That’s Just for Rs. 2,999!

Aahana Kumra – Thrifty Chic

A pink knitted top worn on one shoulder was teamed up with a pair of denim shorts. A pair of trendy slip-on in pastel pink and contrasting hues by Yellow Hues worth Rs.839 along with subtle makeup and a high ponytail completed her look. Aahana Kumra Is Dressy Chic, Enjoying the Breeze and Having Us Hooked!

Aahana Kumra

Aahana Kumra (Photo Credits: Instagram)

On the professional front, Aahana was last seen in Khuda Haafiz, an action thriller film sharing screen space with Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, Annu Kapoor and Shiv Panditt set during the financial crisis of 2007–2008. She will be seen in Shamshera, an upcoming action-adventure film starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor, produced by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 24, 2020 05:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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