Pink (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Post script 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
ACTOR – n/a
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!”