The Week Of (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Funny subplots – Uncle Lustig from WWII, huge booze bottles
2) Katie Hartman as Robin is a revelation
3) Steve Buscemi got best lines

 

Cons –
1) Run of the mill Adam Sandler movie
2) Chris Rock’s half-cooked role

 

Quote –
Airline Staff : This is an airport wheelchair.And I’m actually gonna need it back.Someone needs it more, sir.
Kenny: Oh! Someone needs it more than this guy?

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Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) High production value: style but not over substance, unlike many other Bollywood project.
2) Soundtrack – Copied / Remixed / Sampled – but still, an effort is made to make it entertaining.
3) Luv Ranjan‘s never-ending love for NCR and his perennial hatred for womankind.

 

Cons –
1) Sunny Singh as Titu – huge miscast.
2) Despite having a fresh story and good direction, it’s a one time watch.

 

Quote –
Ghasita : Mera life ka usool hai, Chutiye insaan ko kabhi mat batao ki wo chutiya hai.

Clerks (1994)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

 

Pros –
1) Great hang-out movie with lovable and identifiable characters
2) Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves – his prophetic voice and monologues
3) Birth of a cult.I’d like to visit “View Askewniverse” again.
4) Pop-Culture references

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Silent Bob: You know, there’s a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don’t all bring you lasagna at work. Most of ’em just cheat on you.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – high octane opening scene!
2) Gally’s return
3) Teresa’s death – Unexpected

 

Cons –
1) 3 years after “The Scorch Trials” – too late
2) Walton Goggins as Lawrence – interesting character but a meaningless subplot.
3) All over – it’s a mediocre end of an epic beginning.

 

Quote –
Minho: Gally, why are you helping us? I put a spear through your chest.
Gally: Well… Nobody’s perfect.

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) The movie looks fresh with a minimal dialogues screenplay and off-beat experimental score
2) The veiled violence – out of sight but brutal.
3) Joaquin Phoenix’s one-man show – a PTSD ex-FBI chasing pedophiles

 

Cons –
1) Better watch Hartigan and Nancy in “That Yellow Bastard”

 

Quote –
Senator Votto: McCleary said you were brutal.
Joe: …I can be.
Senator Votto: I want you to hurt them.

The Commuter (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Entertaining one-time watch as expected from the duo of Liam Neeson & Jaume Collet-Serra
2) Hand to hand combat scenes

 

Cons –
1) Unnecessary shaky camera
2) Mediocre primary motive
3) Too many loose ends in the screenplay including the epilogue.

 

Quote –
“You want proof you’re a good man, take a look at your family”

Fukrey Returns (2017)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Varun Sharma as Choocha – one of the best character ever created in Bollywood
2) Final treasure hunt and 2010 CWG Scam connection
3) Rajiv Gupta as Babulal Bhatia – a major role

 

Cons –
1) Ali Faizal, Manjot Singh etc. returned as cast members but without any role in the story.
2) Forgettable soundtrack

 

Quote –
“Life Of Chu”