Trainwreck (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Bill Hader: He did his best in this half-baked character
2) John Cena and LeBron James in their extended cameos.
3) Colin Quinn:: Alan Arkin spinoff from “Little Miss Sunshine” (His opening doll monologue)

 

Cons –
1) Amy Schumer: Not funny at all (also as ugly as she dresses)
2) Crowded with meaningless cameos & SNL cast members – worst Judd Apatow movie so far.
3) Spoiling “The Usual Suspects”
4) Terrible chemistry between the lead pair.
5) Overall boring and cliched

Quote –
“Monogamy isn’t realistic.”

Garm Hava (1973)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Balraj Sahni’s screen presence
2) The way it conveys the plight of post-partition Indian Muslims; without any melodrama.
3) Great ensemble-cast
4) Positive Climax
5) Blunt and politically incorrect.

 

Cons –
1) Amina’s sub-plot; Though Balraj Sahni is the central character of this movie, this boring sub-plot ruined almost half screen time of the great actor.

 

Quote –
“Jo Door Se Toofan Ka Karte Hain Nazara
Un Ke Liye Toofaan Yahaan Bhi Hai, Wahaan Bhi
Dhaare Mein Jo Mil Jaaoge, Ban Jaao Ge Dhaara
Hai Waqt Ka Elaan, Yahaan Bhi Hai, Wahaan Bhi”

The Running Man (1987)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Dystopian set-up
2) Richard Dawson as Damon Killian
3) Fast paced screenplay
4) The Stalkers: Subzero, Buzzsaw, Dynamo, Captain Freedom, and Fireball

 

CONS –
1) Rushed climax
2) Shallow Character development.

 

QUOTE –
Ben Richards: Killian! I’ll be back!
Damon Killian: Only in a rerun.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) 2 hrs of “High Octane” non-stop action that can give restless nights to Fast & Furious franchise. We wonder why George Miller was wasting time in Babe: Pig in the City (1998) and Happy Feet (2006) when he can deliver this.
2) Charlize Theron as Furiosa, another legendary hand-amputee joining the league of Luke Skywalker, Ash Williams, Jamie Lannister, Winter Soldier, etc.
3) Mind-blowing cinematography and chase sequences.
4) Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe

 

CONS –
1) Many unanswered questions

 

QUOTE –
“Mediocre”

Blue Velvet (1986)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Isabella Rossellini
2) Dennis Hopper: one of his most intense performance as the “gas-inhaling, foul-mouthed,sexual-sadist” violent sociopath.

 

Cons –
1) Too much hype and thrill leading nowhere.
2) Kyle MacLachlan

 

Quote –
Frank Booth: Let’s fuck! I’ll fuck anything that moves!

Ted 2 (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
n/a

 

Cons –
1) Obligatory sequel; time waste. Unfortunately, extremely talented Seth MacFarlane’s is not able to deliver something big so far apart from Family Guy. 
2) Not funny at all; can’t make a 2 hrs long movie counting on 4 jokes.
3) Reminds of Seth MacFarlane previous dud “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

 

Quote –
John: That’s great! I mean, just like Sam L. Jackson.
Samantha Jackson: Who is that?
Ted: You ever seen any movie ever? He’s the black guy.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Not the typical Salman “no-brainer”; an emotional roller-coaster
2) Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Chand Nawab
3) Bhar Do Jholi Meri – Qawwali
4) Om Puri: effective cameo.

 

Cons –
1) Salman & Kareena: Visibly old
2) Sloppy direction with predictable and cliched twists

 

Quote –
“Chand Nawab : Ek dafaa aur le lein ?”