Jojo Rabbit (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A light-hearted Nazi black-comedy from a POV of a fanatic 10-year-old Nazi kid. A movie for people who don’t have the stomach to watch The Pianist (2002), Life Is Beautiful (1997), or Schindler’s List (1993)
2) Colors and framing give a very distinctive look like a Wes Anderson movie.
3) Great casting
4) Soundtrack: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand [ The Beatles], Everybody’s Gotta Live [Love], Mama [Roy Orbison], and a German version of Heroes [David Bowie].

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Adolf Hitler: I’ll burn down the house and blame Winston Churchill.

Family Guy (Season 16)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 
PROS-
1) HTTPete – best episode

 
CONS-
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Sorry, I was too busy taking a selfie while shooting a Snapchat while periscoping that Snapchat while Instagramming latte art while Shazaming the Weeknd while streaming Master of None while retweeting George Takei while saying, “This wins the Internet!” while still being #SoooBored.

Super Troopers 2 (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Good to see the old pack back again.
2) Kevin Heffernan as Farva – this character stood out in this one-time watch comedy.

 

 

CONS –
1) This is the problem when you make a fan-favorite movie sequel too late.
2) A predictable storyline full of lame jokes.

 

 

QUOTE –
“happiness in your household”

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.

Jolly LLB 2 (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Saurabh Shukla as Justice Sunderlal Tripathi resumed from where he left last time.
2) Annu Kapoor as Pramod Mathur delivered the best monologues.

 

CONS –
1) The movie got a strong supporting cast but very little for everyone to contribute. Sanjay Mishra, Avijit Dutt, etc. are wasted.
2) Characters are over the top with very little substance. There was no point of replacing Arshad Warsi with Akshay Kumar.
3) Kashmir angle is forcibly added.
4) Huma Qureshi tried to play “Tanu” but not convincing enough.

 

QUOTE –
“Mathur: Mushkuraiye aap Lucknow mein hai.”

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Visual extravaganza; colorful adventure film with caricaturish characters. A standard “WA” grand ensemble movie with a fast-paced screenplay. A comic-thriller story-line with subtle horrors of war.
2) A story within a story
3) The Society of the Crossed Keys

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“M. Gustave: Keep your hands off my lobby boy!”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 1)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1)”Buddy-Precinct” genre
2) Single Camera (hand-held-camera effect)
3) Andy Sandberg witty character and unexpected one-liners

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE-
Boyle: “Am I planning the worst wedding ever?”
Peralta: “Second worst. Red wedding, Game of Thrones.”