Die Hard (1988)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) An era-defining action movie from John McTiernan ; one of the most under-appreciated director of our time.
2) One man against all odds theme.
3) Nakatomi Plaza
4) Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber : Iconic villain.
5) Iconic explosions sequences

Cons –

n/a

Quote –

Hans Gruber: Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?

John McClane: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.

Wayward Pines (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) “Truman Show” meets “Lost” in “The Twilight Zone”
2) Solid execution of a perfect sci-fi script.
3) The ensemble cast.
4) The final cliffhanger twist.
5) Absolved M. Night Shyamalan from his first major disaster : “The Village”

Cons –

1) Season 2 might be in progress.

Quote –

“Peter McCall: “Before I built a wall, I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.” That’s Robert Frost. Which is it? Is it keeping us in? Or something else out?”

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) 2 Stalwarts : Gregory Peck vs. Laurence Olivier
2) The Nazi Factor
3) Final segment in darkroom : Cliffhanger
4) Gregory Peck as Dr. Josef Mengele : evil mad scientist

Cons –

1) Climactic thrill revealed too early.

Quote –

“Dr. Josef Mengele: The right Hitler for the right future! A Hitler tailor-made for the 1980s, the 1990s, 2000! ”

Snowpiercer (2013)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) One of the most influential post-apocalyptic dystopian film.
2) Tilda Swinton as Mason
3) The Train : Cinematography
4) John Hurt Twist
5) Namgoong Minsu and Yona
6) Yekaterina Bridge
7) CW7
8) Chris Evans final monologue

Cons –

1) Too many questions left unanswered ; ambiguous climax
2) Lack of promotion

Quote –

Edgar: They’ve got no bullets!

Spy (2015)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –

1) Jason Statham as Rick Ford : One of the most interesting movie character developed in recent movie history after “Jack Sparrow”. Best Jason Statham role so far.
2) Melissa McCarthy in her typical style.
3) Peter Serafinowicz as Aldo
4) Director: Paul Feig
5) Jason Statham’s monologues
Cons –

1) Predictable storyline with cliched sub-plots.
2) Brace yourself : A sequel is expected.
Quote –
Rick Ford: I once used defibrillators on myself. I put shards of glass in my fuckin’ eye. I’ve jumped from a high-rise building using only a raincoat as a parachute and broke both legs upon landing; I still had to pretend I was in a fucking Cirque du Soleil show! I’ve swallowed enough microchips and shit them back out again to make a computer. This arm has been ripped off completely and re-attached with *this* fuckin’ arm.During the threat of an assassination attempt, I appeared convincingly in front of congress as Barack Obama.I watched the woman I love get tossed from a plane and hit by another plane mid-air. I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while it was on fire. Not the car, *I* was on fire.