The Game (1997)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Multiple plot-twist towards the climax will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats.
2) Michael Douglas as Nicholas van Orton – One man show
3) It’s like a “Twilight Zone” episode

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The final twist somewhat brought the whole movie down.With Nicholas dying by suicide he actually beats the game but he surviving means the game won, as planned.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Feingold : This is fucking dangerous.

Nicholas :You don’t seem to understand. Right now — I’m dangerous.

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Poster Boys (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Primary plot is rich and promising

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Filled with tired old jokes and slapstick comedy
2) Weak supporting cast – biggest problem of the movie
3) Bobby Deol – His overacting is annoying.
4) Self-parody – SRK and Sunny Deol are infected with the same virus.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

sachchai ke saath saath agar kuch chahiye toh woh hai sansani

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Bhumi Pednekar as Sugandha completely overshadows Ayushmann Khurrana
2) Seema Bhargava & Brijendra Kala – these 2 actors have now become the quintessential part of any movie exploiting the small-town middle-class DNA
3) Opening Bollywood flashback collage.

 

Cons –

 

1) Over the top climax – The plight of Erectile Dysfunction was ridiculed to a funny sub-plot
2) Now, these movies are becoming more and more predictable – arrange marriage fiasco in the first half, a jagrata remix song before intermission, hero’s sidekick, and loud climax.

 

 

Quote –

 

Sugandha : Aapko WhatsApp chalana aata hai ?
Father : Arrey, mera to FB pe bhi account hai.Lekin mein password bhool gaya. Pata nahin “SherawaliKiJai” tha ya “JaiSheraWaliki” ?

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 4)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Better writing and fast-paced storylines (as always)
2) Cliffhanger finale.
3) #BlackLivesMatters in Ep – 16
4) Andre Braugher – gotta give it to him – 4 seasons and never out of character.A deadpan character in a sit-com.

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Jake : I hope you like sharing my one grey towel.
Amy : Was it grey when you bought it?
Jake : I didn’t buy it. It was in the apartment when I moved in.

Future Man (Season 1)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Unapologetically funny and fast-paced – it’s a time-travel galore!
2) Closest thing we can get to a live-action Rick & Morty
3) Full of pop-culture references – The Last Starfighter, James Cameron, Back To The Future, Terminator etc.
4) The later episodes are more like stand-alone adventures.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The climax would’ve been much better if it was a cliffhanger.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“Josh: It’s time-travel 101”

The Birds (1963)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A perfect example of a mediocre story and superior execution.
2) CGI – way ahead of its time.
3) Eerie climactic scene – will never be able to envisage birds the same way again!
4) The build-up.The first half pretend to be a Rock Hudson rom-com but in the second-half, the movie turns upside down.The events in the first half actually jostle the viewer toward a cozy setting and when everyone is in their comfort zone – the ferity begins.

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Cathy Brenner: Can I bring the lovebirds, Mitch? they haven’t harmed anyone.

Dunkirk (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Music and Cinematography – Top notch! Hans Zimmer’s music will keep you on edge of your seat throughout the movie.
2) Opening ambush scene – Open matte.
3) “We shall fight on the beaches”.

 

Cons –

 

1) Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy – meaningless roles. While one is shell-shocked in a boat doing nothing, the other’s face was shown 2 times in the entire film
2) There are claims that Atonement‘s one-track-shot of Dunkirk is better than this entire movie – well those are not entirely wrong. The emotion captured in that 5-minutes scene is way strong and captivating than this entire 100 million adventure.
3) No doubt there are few great moments in the movie but the movie as a whole is like a war documentary with unknown nameless characters.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Captain Winnant: What do you see?
Commander Bolton: Home.