Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Yondu’s sacrifice will go down as one of the most emotional moment in Marvel’s history.
2) Perfect balance among all characters
3) Fresh humor
4) Cameos – especially David Hasselhoff
5) Establishing Stan Lee as an important character completing the MCU cameo-arc.
6) Sylvester Stallone & Michelle Yeoh – Now part of MCU !

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

Drax: When you’re ugly and someone loves you, it means they love you for who you are. Beautiful people never know who to trust.

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Henry Zebrowski & Mo Collins as Buddy Cop Duo

 

Cons –

 

1) One of those movie where you know the entire story just after watching the trailer.
2) Full of middle-school humor and it’s a forgettable one-time watch
3) Aubrey Plaza as Lenore – Why she agreed to do this cheap-ass American Pie rip-off is the big question.Actresses tends to do such role on their debut not after getting established.
4) As far as De Niro is concerned, it appears he just wants to have fun by making such silly comedies.It won’t hurt his legacy anyway.

 

 

Quote –

 

Dick Kelly: Party till you’re pregnant!

Naram Garam (1981)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The return of Golmaal ensemble
2) Swaroop Sampat as Kusum
3) Om Prakash cameo as Shastriji

 

Cons –

 

1) Hrishikesh Mukherjee trying to rip-off his own movie.
2) Incoherent screenplay and direction
3) Below average music – no R.D.Burman magic here.
4) Shatrughan Sinha overacting
5) Unnecessary and weird Ratna-plot
6) Dina Pathak – hardly any scene – absolute waste

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“A man is as old as he feels”

The Man from Earth (2007)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The mind-blowing gripping story – Got to give all credits to Jerome Bixby.
2) The set-up is like a play. Brilliantly adapted.
3) A tinge of 12 Angry Men.
4) The Jesus revelation took the plot to a different level.
5) This movie is a definitive cult and it’s a shame that it missed all mainstrem awards and recognition

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

 

John Oldman: Piety is not what the lessons bring to people, it’s the mistake they bring to the lessons.

Audition (1999)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) That final torture scene is one of the most disturbing slasher scene in cinema.
2) The element of body-horror is Cronenberg level.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Ordinary plot but extraordinary direction
2) Eihi Shiina as Asami Yamazaki – not the best actress for an iconic role

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Asami Yamazaki:  Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri!

Going in Style (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) 3 stalwarts together having fun.

 

Cons –

 

1) Another one in the list of films with adventures of senior citizens.Similar to Last Vegas, Stand Up Guys, Grudge Match etc.
2) It’s upto the director if he wants to leave a mark or just make a comedy-caper.There are so may loop-holes in the heist plan that it’s best not to discuss it.

 

 

Quote –

 

“It’s a culture’s duty to take care of it’s elderly”.

Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Nel Cimitero di Tucson – A timeless classic from Reverberi duo.
2) A perfect prequel to the original movie ; especially the hangman sub-plot.
3) Terence Hill perfectly played the part maybe better than Franco Nero
4) Cinematography – the wagon chase scene, the opening fist fight
5) The machine gun massacre climax – we all knew what Django was hiding in that coffin from the very first minute but the anticipation is insane.

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

 

Django : Your debt to justice is too large.