The End of the F***ing World (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Coming-of-age love story of 2 teenage psychopaths
2) Fast paced screen-play
3) The guitar-based soundtrack – mesmerizing! The strongest asset of this show.
4) The narration by lead characters gives a very authentic comic-book experience.
5) First sincere comic-book adaptation since Scott Pilgrim.

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“I’m James.I’m 17. And I’m pretty sure I’m a psychopath.”

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Circle (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) 87 gripping minutes
2) 12 Angry Men with an alien Jigsaw

 

Cons –

 

1) It’s  “Black Mirror” episode with an uncertain climax.
2) Unknown cast
3) It’s like Primer – a good concept but average execution

 

 

Quote –

 

“Oh yeah, he bought us 2 minutes. Throw him a Purple Heart”

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.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller together

 

Cons –

 

1) It’s a Wes Anderson movie not directed by Wes Anderson
2) Pretentious movie – Wannabe Nebraska
3) Dustin Hoffman as Harold – one annoying character

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Harold: It’s called flirting when you’re young. I’m not sure what it’s called when you’re over 70.

Stranger Things (Season 2)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

 

1) 1984 – The father of all years.This season captivates it perfectly.
2) Sean Astin as Bob
3) The show is full of colorful characters – some cool some annoying
4) Billy vs Steve grand dual
5) Comic Con “Thriller” Trailer – Best trailer this year for any movie or series.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) One season was enough
2) Kali subplot – unnecessary & boring
3) Apart from adding 3 new main characters (Bob/Billy/Max) the show got nothing new to offer

 

 

Quote –

 

“Remember, Bob Newby: superhero.”

Mindhunter (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Similar to The Night Of – it’s a show without destination, just enjoy the journey
2) Somewhere between Seinfeld & True Detective – A Show About Nothing
3) Rhoda Griffis as DA Esther Mayweather – Small but impactful role
4) Cameron Britton as Edmund Kemper – menacingly huge
5) Feet-tickler subplot

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing worth nail-biting. David Fincher remains the primary reason to watch the show.

 

Quote –

 

DA Mayweather : “I’m an elected official.Here in Georgia,death is the will of the people.”

Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)

STORY – N/A
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Finally – a stand-up act from Jerry Seinfeld
2) Climactic end footage with Johnny Carson

 

Cons –

 

1) 75 % Old material – was expecting lots of new internet age jokes (e.g. Uber joke)

 

 

Quote –

 

“I was either eating 100% sugar, or airborne.”