Pink (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Postscript Amitabh Bachchan Poem.
2) Core plot of the movie in end-credits.
3) Smart editing. Second half is more better.
4) No songs.
5) Amitabh Bachchan as a lawyer in a courtroom drama. This is a spiritual sequel to Damini . A troubled lawyer coming out of retirement to rescue the helpless. This is the perfect Bollywood take on Gran Torino  or Harry Brown.
6) Excellent Supporting cast (especially Dhritiman Chatterjee as Judge Satyajit Dutt)
7) This may be Amitabh’s best performance in last 2 decades.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Na” sirf ek shabd nahi … apne aap mein ek poora vakya hai … isse kisi tarakh, spashtikaran, explanation ya vyakhya ki zaroorat nahi hoti … na ka matlab na hi hota hai”

Central Intelligence (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Cameos: Aaron Paul & Melissa McCarthy
2) Kumail Nanjiani & Kevin Hart Airport scene.

 

Cons –
1) Generic Kevin Hart. Seems like a Ride Along spin-off
2) Predictable
3) CGI fat Rock will be funny? No thank you.
4) I guess they are planning a sequel.

 

Quote –
Bob Stone: Phil, when this thing is over, I’m going to rip your throat out like Patrick Swayze in “Road House”.
Phil: Oh, my God, you and “Road House”. Get over that movie. It sucked then, it sucks now. The only movie that sucks more is “Sixteen Candles”.
Bob Stone: How dare you.

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 3/4

 

 

PROS –
1) Explicit content : story for mature audience
2) Batman : Supporting character
3) Nice homework before watching live-action “Suicide Squad
4) High quality action with lots of comic characters viz Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Riddler, Amanda Waller,   Captain Boomerang, Black Spider, King Shark, Killer Frost, Penguin etc.

 

 

CONS –
1) Overstretched climax : could’ve been 10 minutes shorter.

 

 

 

QUOTE –
“Captain Boomerang: Mate… you just out-crazied The Joker!”

Paul (2011)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together in a Sci-Fi film.Dessert for all Cornetto-Trilogy fans.
2) Sigourney Weaver as “The Big Guy” : Perfect cameo

 

Cons –

 

1) It’s like an ugly mash-up of Edgar Wright & Evan Goldberg productions.
2) Greg Mottola trying really hard to copy Edgar Wright in the first half of the movie … and failing.

 

Quote –

 

Clive : You know,there are 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe.
Pat : Oh ! Makes you think, doesn’t it ?
Clive : What ?
Pat : Where is everybody ?

Hard Times (1975)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) The quintessential street-fighter movie
2) Delight of watching 52 year old bare chested Charles Bronson sparring street fighters in the streets of New Orleans.
3) Supporting cast : James Coburn & Strother Martin

 
Cons –

1) A film without anyone having any purpose. No villains, no back-story.

 

Quote –

 

“Speed: Well, you know Chick, like old momma said, next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing.”

Moon (2009)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Brilliant sci-fi concept with survival theme
2) Another superb performance from Sam Rockwell
3) Modest budgeted 1 actor’s show : directorial achievement
4) Climax respecting the intelligence of audience.

 
Cons –

 

n/a

 
Quote –
“Sam Bell: That’s enough. I want to go home.”

Rick and Morty (Season 2)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Unity : “Can You Feel It”.
2) The Concept of “Total Rickall” , including the opening sequence with Mr Poopy Butthole
3) Schwifty : “Show me what you got”
4) The Concept of “micro-verse”
5) “Rixty Minutes” in hospital waiting room : Jan-Michael Vincent
6) Death Of Birdperson
7) Rick in Galactic Federation prison : new season will chronicle the back-story of Rick and Birdperson.

 
Cons –

n/a

 

 

Quote –
“Excuse me, Nurse? Can you take my temperature? ‘Cause I think I got Jan Quadrant Vincent fever over here!”

Jason Bourne (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

1) Thanks, Paul Greengrass for keeping the franchise alive.

 

 
Cons –

1) Dull story; like a Bourne parody. It’s like watching some deleted scenes from an old Jason Bourne film.
2) Stupid editing; weird cuts.
3) Not a single noteworthy action sequence
4) Dumb “Deep Dream” sub-plot.
5) 10 years since we last saw Jason Bourne and still we are wondering about Treadstone, Blackbriar.Instead of being the new adventure of Bourne, it’s Bourne still looking for his identity.

 

 
Quote –
Jason Bourne:  I volunteered because of a lie.

Rick and Morty (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) Futurama on steroids
2) Godfather of animated Sci-Fi adventures
3) Very strong philosophy
4) Infinite earth concept is old however it is exploited in this show like never before.
5) Spiritual successor of “Back To The Future” .
6) Best episode – Rixty Minutes : Morty revealing his grave to Summer is one iconic scene.
7) New sci-fi concepts : Cronenberg World, Abradolf Lincler, Gazorpazorp etc.

 

Cons –

1) Episode 10 was an ideal epic finale.There was no need to episode 11.

 

Quote –

“Morty : Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die.”

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Small town thriller
2) Morgan Freeman & Ed Harris
3) Edi Gathegi as Cheese – Powerful character
4) Story questioning morality & righteousness. A crime solved but only future will decide whether it was for good.

 

Cons –
1) Too much like Mystic River

 

Quote –
Patrick Kenzie: Cheese, if you ever disrespect her again like that, I’m gonna pull your fuckin’ card, okay? So you’re saying you didn’t do it, fine. We’ll take your money, and we’ll be on our way. When it turns out you’re lying, I’m gonna spend every nickel of that money to fuck you up. I’m gonna bribe cops to go after you, I’m gonna pay guys to go after your weak fuckin’ crew, and I’m gonna tell all the guys I know that you’re a C.I. and a rat, and I know a lot of people. And after that, you’re gonna wish you listened to me, ’cause your shitty pool hall crime syndicate headquarters is gonna get raided, and your doped-up bitches are gonna get sent back to Laos, and this fuckin’ retard right here is gonna be testifying against you for a reduced sentence, while you’re gettin’ cornholed in your cell by a gang of crackers. ‘Cause from what I’ve heard, the guys that get sent up Concord for killing kids, life’s a motherfucker.