I Saw the Devil (2010)

I Saw the Devil

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Choi Min-sik
2) Climax Revenge

 

Cons –
1) Deserves a back-story of Kyung-chul
2) Much hyped but not the best serial-killer story (that too after watching “Old School”)

 

Quote –
Kyung-chul: Fuck you. I don’t know what pain is. Fear? Don’t know that either.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 1)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1)”Buddy-Precinct” genre
2) Single Camera (hand-held-camera effect)
3) Andy Sandberg witty character and unexpected one-liners

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE-
Boyle: “Am I planning the worst wedding ever?”
Peralta: “Second worst. Red wedding, Game of Thrones.”

Grudge Match (2013)

Grudge Match

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

Verdict –3/5

Pros –
1) “Raging Bull Vs Rocky” Factor – a brave choice for both the lead actor to play a parody of their greatest role.
2) The supporting cast – Kevin Hart & Alan Arkin
3) Tyson-Holyfield in End Credits

 

Cons –
1) Cliched Story
2) Kim Basinger Love triangle

 

Quote –
Henry ‘Razor’ Sharp: Will one of you hurry up and rape this guy already?

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Colin Farrell as Mr. Goff
2) Emma Thompson – great performance as the apprehensive author.
3) End Credits
4) Big Fish was about Father-Son relation; What’s Eating Gilbert Grapes was about Mother-Son relation and this is all about Father-Daughter relationship.

 

Cons –
1) Historical inaccuracy

 

Quote –
“P.L. Travers: You think Mary Poppins is saving the children, Mr. Disney?”

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Establishing “The Hobbit” trilogy almost neck to neck to the sequel “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
2) Smaug – An epic villain of epic size.
3) Sauron Cameo
4) Legolas Vs Bolg

 

CONS –
1) Less screen time for Gandalf

 

QUOTE –
“Smaug: I am fire… I am death!”

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Brick and Chani (deserves a spin-off)

 

 

CONS –
1) Worst than “The Lost Movie”. This movie is a disaster as compared to its prequel.
2) The Newscasters battle-royale legacy is ruined (Jim Carrey was the only saving grace)

 

QUOTE –
“Ron Burgundy: Who the hell is Julius Ceasar? You know I don’t follow the NBA!”

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Goodfellas in White Collar
2) “Popeye-Spinach-Cocaine-Shot” rivals “Pulp-Fiction-Injection-Shot” Scene
3) LEMMON 714
4) Jean Dujardin

 

Cons –
1) Matthew McConaughey & Jon Favreau: Talent wasted.
2) Same old rise-and-fall themed story as seen earlier in Goodfellas /American Gangster / Casino / Scarface etc.
3) 3 Hours Long duration

 

Quote –
My Killers..My Killers..who will not take a “NO” for an answer…My fucking warriors ..who will not hang up the phone until their clients either buys or fuckin’ dies.

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) “North-By-Northwest” on Mars
2) Multiple Twists
3) Fast paced screenplay
4) Three-Breasted Hooker
5) Johnnycab

 

Cons –
1) Deserves a sequel

 

Quote –
Johnnycab: The fare is 18 credits, please.
Douglas Quaid: Sue me, dickhead!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) 3 Finger Salute
2) No more “Battle Royale. Now it’s La “Truman Show”
3) District 13 twist
4) Mockingjay Dress

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“President Snow: Fear does not work as long as there is hope.”