Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi
2) Tatooine sunset
3) Landspeeder
4) Darth Vader
5) Stormtrooper costume
6) That iconic poster

 

Cons –
1) Annoying Droids as comic-relief

 

Quote –
“Obi-Wan Kenobi: Remember…the Force will be with you, always.”

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Frozen (2013)

Frozen

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Opening “Frozen Heart” Chain-gang song

 

CONS –
1) A movie made for children only.
2) Disney’s latest princess is as cliched as any other princess. Also the characters like the sidekick animal and the evil Duke etc. are equally annoying.
3) Second rate animation
4) Irritating comic-relief snowman

 

QUOTE –
“The cold never bothered me, anyway.”

Easy Rider (1969)

Easy Rider

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Choppers (Captain America bike and Billy Bike)
2) Stoner / Counter-culture
3) B-Grade appearance
4) Dennis Hooper’s being himself
5) Jack Nicholson’s UFO monologue
6) Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf

 

CONS –
1) Badly directed & edited (so-bad-its-good)

 

QUOTE –
“George Hanson: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.”

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Paris – One of the best portrayal of this city by any director.
2) Sticking to the fantasy adventure theme instead of a hangover dream.
3) Owen Wilson best role to date.
4) Marion Cottilard
5) The awesome ensemble cast.
6) “Gabrielle” – Though not disclosed in the film, Owen Wilson did ask her that she was too young to know all about that music. It appears she is from the future and spending  2010 as her “Golden-Era”.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) The rise of socialist ideology in India along with Naxal ideology.
2) A take on the pseudo-ideologists
3) Chitrangada Singh perfectly executes every shade.
4) Bihar factor
5) One of the finest movie on Emergency.

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
“rahiman dhaga prem ka mat todo chhatkai … aaisi sharan chhodkar pagle tu kahan jaye”

Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Melissa McCarthy as Megan Price – most entertaining character.
2) Chris O’Dowd

 

Cons –
1) Directionless movie in a cliched story(& clearly there was no editing process).
2) Too long for a Rom-Com
3) This rom-com gives the least importance to Chris O’Dowd & Kristen Wiig’s characters. Total waste.

 

 

Quote –
Officer Nathan Rhodes: You’re like the maid of dishonor.

Lust, Caution (2007)

Lust, Caution

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Rater-R scenes
2) Anupam Kher cameo
3) Period backdrop

 

Cons –
1) Length of the movie (30 minutes too long)
2) Climax disappoints.
3) Movie promoted as a “thriller” while it’s more period “Coming-Of-Age”.

 

Quote –
“Go,Now !”