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Popcorn Highlights

Batla House

Batla House is an Indian action-thriller, starring John Abraham and Mrunal Thakur. It has been directed by Nikkhil Advani, and produced by Bhushan Kumar, alongside others. The film follows the police, who, upon receiving the information regarding a terrorist organisation, proceed to raid a house to find the suspects. It was originally released on August 15, 2019, under the banner of T-Series, alongside other production companies, and has been distributed by Panorama Studios and Anand Pandit Motion Pictures. 

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City is an American drama miniseries, starring Laura Linney, Ellen Page and Paul Gross. The series, which has been based on the novel, Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin, has been developed by Lauren Morelli, and produced by Gail Barringer. The series follows the life of Mary Ann, a middle-aged woman, who returns to her family, after being away from them for two decades, and tells the story of the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, where her family lives. It was originally released on June 7, 2019, and is currently available on Netflix, with ten episodes.


Power is a crime-drama series, with its sixth and final season released on August 25, 2019, on Starz network. It was created by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis Jackson, and stars Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora and Lela Loren, among others. The story follows the life of a drug-lord, named James St. Patrick (A.K.A. Ghost), who wants to abandon his criminal lifestyle, in order to run his nightclub in New York City. 


Ballers is a drama-comedy series, starring Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington and Omar Benson Miller, among others. It was created by Stephen Levinson, and distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution. The plot follows Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player, who becomes a financial manager for current players. The fifth season was aired on August 25w, 2019, and can be watched on HBO.

The Affair

The Affair is a drama series, aired on Showtime, with its fifth and final season released on August 25, 2019. It surrounds the lives of a novelist, Noah and a waitress, Alison, who get involved in an extramarital relationship. The fifth season is set decades after the fourth, where two different time frames are introduced. The series stars Dominic West, Ruth Wilson and Anna Paquin, among others, and was created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi.

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