Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)

CONTENT – 0
EXECUTION – 1
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 1/3

 

Pros –
1) Finally – a stand-up act from Jerry Seinfeld
2) Climactic end footage with Johnny Carson

 

Cons –
1) 75 % Old material – was expecting lots of new internet age jokes (e.g. Uber joke)

 

Quote –
“I was either eating 100% sugar, or airborne.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Spider-man theme song playing with opening Marvel logo
2) Quick Civil War rewind from Peter Parker perspective
3) Battle of New York – the way Marvel is handling that alien attack is unprecedented.Usually in comic books universe, devastating battles are forgotten and people go back to their normal lives but Marvel is treating this plot as MCU’s 9/11
4) Return of the socially inept and introvert Peter Parker.Marvel learned from Sony and didn’t made the same mistake as they did with Andrew Garfield.
5) MJ plot twist

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing worth in this movie for a re-watch
2) Mediocre post-credit scene
3) Summer blockbuster, multi-billions dollars franchise, A-list star-cast but still a mediocre “story” developed by 2 movie-writers and 6 screenwriters

 

 

Quote –

 

Tony Stark: Can’t you just be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

Killing Gunther (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Bobby Moynihan as Donnie – Only actor trying to do some comedy in this mess.

 

Cons –

 

1) Filming Style from “The Office”
2) Old irritating jokes

 

Quote –

 

Donnie: Boom goes the dynamite.

The Little Hours (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Nick Offerman as Lord Bruno – Delivered as expected

 

Cons –

 

1) Expectation was a mad reefer comedy but not a single compelling scene
2) Waste of a great ensemble

 

 

Quote –

 

Lord Bruno – Bring me his goddamn balls.

The House (2017)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler – this duo made me survive me this 88 minute ordeal
2) The basic story was full of potential

 

Cons –

 

1) One time watch – avoidable comedy with inconsistent characters and lazy direction
2) Even Jeremy Renner cameo can’t save this disaster.

 

Quote –

 

Casino Patron: Are those women’s sunglasses?
Scott Johansen: No, they’re Italian.

Preacher (Season 2)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Pip Torrens as Herr Starr – One hell of a interesting character
2) Noah Taylor as Adolf Hitler – One particular reason why I’ll wait for watch Season 3
3) “Humperdoo”

 

Cons –

 

1) The plot-story left for season finale could have been wrapped up within 10 episodes.

 

 

Quote –

 

Jesse: I didn’t sign up for this shit.
Herr Starr: Spoken like a true Messiah.

Baby Driver (2017)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The character of a music-obsessed driven criminal.One scene in particular where he can’t get the stolen car started mid-way a police chase without getting the right song from radio-station.
2) Jamie Foxx as Bats – one step away from Anton Chigurh.
3) There are few Tarantino-esque moments of intense uncertainty and anticipation
4) Gunsmiths massacre scene where gunshots sync with music.

 

Cons –

 

1) 4 Years wait for an Edgar Wright movie and not worth it. Frustrating to see a director with huge potential wasting his talent on such story. While James Cameron is already wasting rest of his life in Avatar sequels it’s sad to see Edgar Wright do something similar.
2) Ansel Elgort as Baby … Why ?
3) The climax … Dream or reality ?

 

 

Quote –

 

Baby: You and I are a team.
Doc: Don’t feed me any more lines from ‘Monsters, Inc.’ It pisses me off!

Get Shorty (1995)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Barry Sonnenfeld being a long time cinematographer of Coen Bros, the movie appears to be a Coen Bros movie.
2) John Travolta as Chili Palmer – The movie buff loan-shark
3) Outstanding cast
4) Smooth music & sleek fast-paced screenplay

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Harry Zimm: I once asked this literary agent, uh, what kind of writing paid the best… he said, “Ransom notes.”

Mean Streets (1973)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

 

PROS –
1) The movie explores the lower level of New York mafia with street-bosses and caporegimes.
2) An almost amateur gangster feature film from Martin Scorsese which is no doubt heavily influential in this genre for future films.

 

CONS –
1) Dark cinematography, underdeveloped characters and boring screenplay.

 

 

QUOTE –
Martin Scorsese: You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it.