Future Man (Season 2)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Wolf’s entire adventure in NAG was the best part of this season
2) An unpredictable surreal time-travel saga spanning different eras where the characters forget about the actual quest and are lost in their own petty errands.
3) The show is terribly under-rated. Just like the first season, it’s fast-paced, witty and full of pop culture references.
4) Stu & Tiger on MARS.
5) Seth Rogen’s cameo in the finale. The finale confirms that in a time-travel adventure, things will always go from bad to worst. And we are ready for more in the next season.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Wolf: In prison, he was my friend. He gave me a rock hammer and I used it to dig a hole, bit by bit every night, to make my escape.
Level: How did they not see the hole?
Wolf: Oh, well, that was the great part. He also gave me a sexy poster to hang on the wall to cover the hole.
Hatchet: They let you have a poster?
Lathe: That seems implausible.
Wolf: Well, I helped them out with their taxes. But [stammers], that’s not important.

The Sisters Brothers (2018)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) A story of two hitmen brothers, poles apart with conflicting personalities caught up in the California Gold Rush.
2) Hermann Warm‘s formula. I wasn’t expecting it to work. Moreover, the entire “phalanstery project” appeared as a scam.
3) A very fulfilling climax with both brothers returning home.
4) John C. Reilly as Eli Sisters is clearly one notch above every other actor in this movie.

 

CONS –
1) What is the central plot? The gold rush, Eli Sisters‘ reluctance or Charlie Sisters‘ greed? Whatever it was, it achieved nothing spectacular when the credit rolled.

 
QUOTE –
Charlie Sisters: You do realize that our father was stark raving mad and we got his foul blood in our veins? That was his gift to us. That blood is why we’re good at what we do.
Eli Sisters: Our father drank, Charlie.
Charlie Sisters: Touché.

The Hurt Locker (2008)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Sniper shootout alongside the mercenaries.

 
CONS –
1) It’s really baffling that good war movies like Black Hawk Down (2001) or even Three Kings (1999) aren’t even nominated for Best Picture Category at the Oscars while over-rated lifeless forgettable movies like this went on to win 6.
2) No character development, no noteworthy scenes, no interesting sub-plots. This movie is a sheer disappointment.

 
QUOTE –
Staff Sergeant William James: [Speaking to his son] You love playing with that. You love playing with all your stuffed animals. You love your mommy, your daddy, your nature pajamas. You love everything, don’t ya? Yeah. But you know what, buddy? As you get older… some of the things that you love might not seem so special anymore, you know? Like your Jack-in-a-Box. Maybe you’ll realize it’s just a piece of tin and a stuffed animal, but the older you get, the fewer things you really love, and by the time you get to my age, maybe it’s only one or two things. With me, I think it’s one.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Another John Hughes’ heart-warming classic chronicling a single day’s adventures of a high school senior.
2) Ferris Bueller on a parade float lip-syncing “Danke Schoen” and “Twist and Shout”
3) Charlie Sheen’s cameo.
4) Jeffrey Jones as Edward R. Rooney – a man of expressions and eye-rolls.
5) Climactic run – March Of The Swivel Heads by The English Beat. In fact, the entire soundtrack is awesome

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Ferris: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Beginners (2010)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) A character-driven movie full of curious characters
2) Ewan McGregor voice-overs monologues
3) Christopher Plummer as Hal – A dying man living his last days to the fullest extent.

 
CONS –
1) A boring film with zero entertainment value for the average moviegoer.

 
QUOTE –
Hal: I don’t want to be just theoretically gay. I want to do something about it.

Mystic River (2003)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A riveting small-town murder-mystery from Clint Eastwood.
2) Sean Penn as James “Jimmy” Markum led the pack playing the grieving father of a murdered daughter hell-bent for revenge. The scene where he discovers his dead daughter and he’s restrained by the cops is extremely moving.
3) Marcia Gay Harden as Celeste – Apart from Sean Penn, her performance as the timid scared wife of Dave Boyle is worth noticing.
4) Eli Wallach as Mr. Loonie – The sheer presence of this legend on screen even for a minute is huge.

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Dave: Neighborhood needs a fucking crime wave. Get property values where they belong.

The Predator (2018)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) This movie is bad. A 90s sci-fi plot done to death. A doctor/scientist, an army super-soldier, a ruthless govt. agent, a kid, and a bunch of loonies team up to fight an alien.
2) Boyd Holbrook as Quinn McKenna – bad choice for the lead

 
QUOTE –
Traeger: Gentleman, remember… they’re large, they’re fast, and fucking you up’s their idea of tourism!