Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Yondu’s sacrifice will go down as one of the most emotional moment in Marvel’s history.
2) Perfect balance among all characters
3) Fresh humor
4) Cameos – especially David Hasselhoff
5) Establishing Stan Lee as an important character completing the MCU cameo-arc.
6) Sylvester Stallone & Michelle Yeoh – Now part of MCU !

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

Drax: When you’re ugly and someone loves you, it means they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who to trust.

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Henry Zebrowski & Mo Collins as Buddy Cop Duo

 

Cons –

 

1) One of those movie where you know the entire story just after watching the trailer.
2) Full of middle-school humor and it’s a forgettable one-time watch
3) Aubrey Plaza as Lenore – Why she agreed to do this cheap-ass American Pie rip-off is the big question.Actresses tends to do such role on their debut not after getting established.
4) As far as De Niro is concerned, it appears he just wants to have fun by making such silly comedies.It won’t hurt his legacy anyway.

 

 

Quote –

 

Dick Kelly: Party till you’re pregnant!

Naram Garam (1981)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The return of Golmaal ensemble
2) Swaroop Sampat as Kusum
3) Om Prakash cameo as Shastriji

 

Cons –

 

1) Hrishikesh Mukherjee trying to rip-off his own movie.
2) Incoherent screenplay and direction
3) Below average music – no R.D.Burman magic here.
4) Shatrughan Sinha overacting
5) Unnecessary and weird Ratna-plot
6) Dina Pathak – hardly any scene – absolute waste

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“A man is as old as he feels”

The Man from Earth (2007)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The mind-blowing gripping story – Got to give all credits to Jerome Bixby.
2) The set-up is like a play. Brilliantly adapted.
3) A tinge of 12 Angry Men.
4) The Jesus revelation took the plot to a different level.
5) This movie is a definitive cult and it’s a shame that it missed all mainstrem awards and recognition

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

 

John Oldman: Piety is not what the lessons bring to people, it’s the mistake they bring to the lessons.

Master Of None (Season 2)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Ep 1 – A modern homage to Bicycle Thieves
2) Ep 6 – A New York Anthology culminating with all watching Death Castle
3) Ep 8 – Thanksgiving – Maybe one of the best TV episode ever – A story of conflict and acceptance
4) This season took the series to new heights even better than the first season
5) “Onscreen Texting” on TV/films got revolutionary changes after-Sherlock.However, MON used close-ups of phone ‘coz texting is actually a important part of the show.
6) No matter how turbulent emotional is the sitaution, Dev will berserk the hell out his inner conflicts to Arnold in a comic way.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The Francesca arc.Dull and boring.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Dev : Grandma Ernestine, your yams turned out really nice this year!You add a little nutmeg?

Grandma : Hmm?

Dev : “I SAID YOUR YAMS TURNED OUT REALLY NICE THIS YEAR. DID YOU ADD ANY NUTMEG?”

Joyce : She added nutmeg! Don’t you ask another fucking question! Nutmeg, cinnamon, whatever the hell! You know what go in the damn yams!

 

Audition (1999)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) That final torture scene is one of the most disturbing slasher scene in cinema.
2) The element of body-horror is Cronenberg level.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Ordinary plot but extraordinary direction
2) Eihi Shiina as Asami Yamazaki – not the best actress for an iconic role

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Asami Yamazaki:  Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri!