The Disaster Artist (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The cast – full of talented actors.Especially Seth Rogen & Josh Hutcherson – small roles but you’ll crack every time you see them on screen.
2) Ed Wood – 2017 Version
3) The alley scene with Zac Efron

 

Cons –

 

1) The humor in the movie comes from the caricature what Tommy Wiseau is, however, there are very few scenes where the movie is actually funny.If a person watches this movie without any knowledge of The Room or Tommy Wiseau it’s gonna be very difficult for him to enjoy it.
2) Almost all funny scenes of the movie are already spoiled in the trailer.

 

 

Quote –

 

Raphael: That was fucking weird!
Sandy Schklair: At this point, it would be fucking weird if he didn’t do something that was fucking weird!

Triangle (2009)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Well-structured movie exploring destiny and choice
2) Another mind-fuck thriller with cult written all over it – even with relatively unknown cast

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) An over-stretched “Twilight Zone” episode amalgamated with the legend of Sisyphus.

 

Quote –

 

 

Driver: I’ll leave the meter running. You will come back, won’t you?
Jess: Yes. I promise.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Almost 3 hrs but still captivating.A visual triumph – a piece of art.
2) Ana de Armas as Joi – She stole the show.
3) The movie successfully inherited the soul of the original.
4) In-depth character development.

 

Cons –

 

1) Weak primary plot and a disappointing climax.
2) Jared Leto – The most over-rated and most annoying actor in Hollywood.

 

Quote –

 

Joi: Mere data makes a man. A and C and T and G. The alphabet of you. All from four symbols. I am only two: 1 and 0.

Bright (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Orcs, Elves, Fairies, Dwarves, Centaurs, Humans  – This movie is a great homage to Tolkien’s legendarium.It’s like an anthology episode of Middle Earth.
2) It’s not #BlackLivesMatters revisited as it appears in the trailer.
3) Broken People – Opening credit song.

 

Cons –

 

1) Weak third act.However, critics are too harsh for this movie for reasons unknown.
2) The mythology could’ve been better explored instead of a stupid wand-hunt

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Nick Jakoby: I think we might be in a Prophecy.
Daryl Ward: We’re not in a Prophecy, all right?
Nick Jakoby: How do you know?
Daryl Ward: We’re in a stolen Toyota Corolla.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Great story challenging faith and common sense.
2) Macy’s vs Gimbels plot
3) Courtroom Drama: A feel good trial

 

 

Cons –

 

1) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) remains the best Christmas film.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Fred Gailey: We intend to prove that Mr. Kringle is Santa Claus.

The Shootist (1976)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A befitting movie to celebrate the end of John Wayne’s illustrious career. His parting shot.
2) James Stewart’s extended cameo – The screen presence of these 2 stalwarts is huge
3) The story of dying West along with it’s greatest legend.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Missing scene – Gillom dealing the horse with Moses
2) No character development of 3 antagonist

 

 

Quote –

 

 

JB Books: I’m a dying man, scared of the dark.

It : Chapter One (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The Rated-R story and execution.
2) Teenage kids defeating a supernatural-clown. “The Losers Club” is not your typical nerdy, adventure loving Goonies.They are a wild bunch of foul-mouthed badass.
3) The sink-blood-fountain scene; Pennywise in the projecter scene.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) A creepy town with zero concerned parents. What kind of town is this? School bullies killing pushover kids, carving their initials with a knife on their victims. Psychopathic mother feeding pills to her kid and a father sexually assaulting his daughter.
2) To beat this kind of shapeshifting supernatural villain, it usually needs Batman, Justice League and the entire Avengers team.

 

 

Quote –

 

Eddie Kaspbrak: They’re gazebos! They’re bullshit!

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Steve Carell & Emma Stone nailed it.
2) The movie on this historic event was long overdue.
3) Great supporting cast.

 

CONS –
1) Antagonizing Margaret Court for being straight? Not Okay.
2) Lesbian saved womankind – that’s the underlying theme of this film.

 

QUOTE –
JACK : I’m not sure you understand. If you’re not in the USLTA, you can’t play the Grand Slams. No Wimbledon, no Palm Springs, no nothing.
BILLIE JEAN: Oh, I get it. But what will your Grand Slams be without the best women players in the world? Not so grand.

The Game (1997)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Multiple plot-twist towards the climax will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats.
2) Michael Douglas as Nicholas van Orton – One man show
3) It’s like a “Twilight Zone” episode

 

 

CONS –
1) The final twist somewhat brought the whole movie down. With Nicholas dying by suicide he actually beats the game but he surviving means the game won, as planned.

 

 

QUOTE –
Feingold: This is fucking dangerous.
Nicholas: You don’t seem to understand. Right now — I’m dangerous.

Poster Boys (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Primary plot is rich and promising

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Filled with tired old jokes and slapstick comedy
2) Weak supporting cast – biggest problem of the movie
3) Bobby Deol – His overacting is annoying.
4) Self-parody – SRK and Sunny Deol are infected with the same virus.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

sachchai ke saath saath agar kuch chahiye toh woh hai sansani