Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –

1) “Veronica” vs. Hulk
2) Opening Sokovia Battle ; Absolute comic-book action
3) Dark Haunting visions instigated by Scarlet Witch
4) Ultron : super villain with a personality
5) Superhero conversation – just like Avengers I
6) Paul Bettany finally making physical appearance as Vision (and lifting “Mjolnir” ).
7) Seoul street battle (with flying truck scene)
8) Hawkeye’s family
Cons –

1) No post end credit scene – it was a bummer
2) The story is multi-layered in the first half but ended up with a mediocre AI droid with the most cliched mindset.
3) Loki’s scepter is still the corning-stone of the story.
4) Shallow character development of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
5) Andy Serkis – strong screen presence but less screen time (hoping he’ll return in MCU)
6) Thor and Dr. Selvig plot – leaves too many unanswered questions

Quote –

“Peace in our time.”

Casino Royale (2006)

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

Verdict – 4 /5

Pros –

1) Opening B/W Sequence
2) Madagascar Parkour Chase & Airport Chase
3) The Vesper Twist
4) Action choreography
5) Climax hinting sequel.

Cons –

1) Weak poker scene
Quote –

Vesper Lynd: Am I going to have a problem with you, Mr. Bond?
James Bond: No, don’t worry, you’re not my type.
Vesper Lynd: Smart?
James Bond: Single.

Better Call Saul (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Spin-off no less than Breaking Bad – Post BB opening scene with Saul Goodman in a bakery is spine chilling.
2) “Slippin’ Jimmy” flashbacks
3) Chuck’s betrayal
4) Bingo Monologue
5) “Sovereign Sandia Republic.”
6) Opening title cards.
Cons –

1) Mike sub-plot yet to click.
Quote –
Mike: The lesson is, if you’re gonna be a criminal, do your homework.
Price: Wait. I’m not a bad guy.
Mike: I didn’t say you were a bad guy. I said you’re a criminal.
Price: What’s the difference?
Mike: I’ve known good criminals and bad cops. Bad priests. Honorable thieves. You can be on one side of the law or the other. But if you make a deal with somebody, you keep your word. You can go home today with your money and never do this again. But you took something that wasn’t yours. And you sold it for a profit. You’re now a criminal. Good one, bad one? That’s up to you.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

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

Verdict – 1 /5

Pros –

1) Fun movie with promising plot.
2) The concept of “Star Whores” and the sequels.

Cons –

1) Unlike “40 Year Old Virgin” , even with nearly the same cast – the story never clicked.

2) Mediocre and predictable IIIrd Act.

3) Cant even identify Brandon Routh in the movie.Zero screen presence or charisma.Difficult to digest this guy once played the man of steel.
Quote –

Zack Brown: This is just the beginning, guys. If Star Whores works and *it will*, we are set up for sequels galore. The Empire Strikes Ass.
Miriam Linky: Return of the Brown Eye.
Deacon: The Phantom Man Ass.
Delaney: And Revenge of the Shit: The All Anal Final Chapter.