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.

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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.”

The Hunger Games (2012)

The Hunger Games

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Dystopian future plot
2) 3 Finger Salute

 

Cons –
1) Battle Royale rip-off
2) Shallow characters, unlike the Japanese movie.
3) 142 running time for a young-adult movie

 

Quote –
“May the odds be ever in your favor! “

The Grey (2011)

The Grey

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Brand new action star Liam Neeson post Taken and A-Team
2) Marc Streitenfeld’s music

 

Cons –
1) Uncertain climax

 

Quote –
Ottway: Do something. Do something. You phony prick fraudulent motherfucker. Do something! Come on! Prove it! Fuck faith! Earn it! Show me something real! I need it now. Not later. Now! Show me and I’ll believe in you until the day I die. I swear. I’m calling on you. I’m calling on you! Fuck it. I’ll do it myself.

The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd

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

Verdict –5 /5

 

Pros –
1) Gothic Comedy (starting from the haunting title track)
2) Sheldon from TBBT is hypothetical nerd while Moss is a real nerd.
3) Matt Berry as Douglas Reynholm
4) Richmond Avenal – the half vampire

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
1) Have you tried turning it off and on again?
2) 0118 999 88199 9119 725! [pauses] 3!
3) Moss: (Vista) We are going to die!
4) Moss: I came here to drink milk and kick ass. And I’ve just finished my milk.
5) Jen: With all due respect John, I am the head of IT and I have it on good authority that if you type “Google” into Google, you can break the Internet.

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Woody Allen’s typical non-linear narration.
2) Sally Hawkins as Ginger
3) Cate Blanchett – powerful performance portraying the fall of a rich woman and her absolute meltdown.

 

Cons –
1) Though branded as Comedy-Drama, there are no moments of laughter. Rather too gloomy.

 

Quote –
Jasmine: Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown, there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming.