Moneyball (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Jonah Hill as Peter Brand : His best non-comedic performance so far.

 

Cons –

 

1) Same old “escape to victory” plot.
2) No heated argument scene between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brad Pitt –  even for the sake of artistic liberty.
3) Chris Pratt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright : good actors with no scope in the story-line.

 
Quote –

 
Billy Beane: When your enemy’s making mistakes, don’t interrupt him.

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The Great Wall (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) “Tao-Ties” – A monster for future spin-off movies.
2) Action packed entertainment with high production value.

 
Cons –

 

1) Boss-fight – too mediocre for such huge built-up.

 
Quote –

 
“William : I’m alive today because I trust no one.”

Get Out (2017)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Brutally racist : A movie with the cult level of House on Haunted Hill . Brave debut for Jordan Peele.
2) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with Rosemary’s Baby
3) Lil Rel Howery as Rod Williams

 
Cons –

 
n/a

 

Quote –

 
Rod Williams: Man, I told you not to go in that house.

The Witch (2015)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) A folk-tale presented like a folk-tale without any stupid sub-plot.
2) The backdrop: 17th century New England with the original language.
3) Anya Taylor-Joy as Thomasin

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
William: Corruption, thou art my father!

Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami : Central character and continues where she left last time.

 
Cons –

 

1) Slow 1st half ,rushed 2nd half and over the top climax.
2) 3 hrs running time and only 1 new character added (Kumara Varma)
3) Anushka Shetty as Devasena : Huge miscast for a under-developed character.

 

 

Quote –

 
“Aurat par haath daalne wale ki ungaliyaan nahin kaat tey, kaat tey hain toh gala”

The Intern (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

 

Pros –
N/A

 

 

Cons –

1) It’s neither Devil’s Wears Prada nor As Good As It Gets.
2) Robert De Niro is the title character but mid-way the central story shifts to the relation of Anne Hathaway and Anders Holm which is preposterous for a moviegoer like me who is here only for Bobby.
3) Not a single memorable scene.Absolutely avoidable.
4) Anders Holm as Matt – bad casting for an important role.
5) The movie is full of predictable and stereotypical characters.

 

 
Quote –
Fiona: Sitting is the new smoking.

The Princess Bride (1987)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) The essence of this movie is its simplicity. Plain narrative, like a classic predictable fairy tale adventure with colorful characters.
2) Memorable characters: Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya, André the Giant as Fezzik

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE – 
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father; prepare to die!”