A Walk to Remember (2002)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Small town teenage love story of a tough guy and a simple girl with a tragic ending.
2) A decent soundtrack but for a particular audience.

 
CONS –
1) Run-of-the-mill cliched teenage romance from Nicholas Sparks. There is one available for every generation.

 

QUOTE –
Landon: I’m sorry she never got her miracle.
Reverend Sullivan: She did. It was you.

Unknown (2011)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A fast-paced and gripping thriller from the first to the last minute.
2) An assassin who mistakes his fake identity to be his reality because of a freak accident.
3) Great supporting cast with legends like Frank Langella and Bruno Ganz

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Ernst Jürgen: In the Stasi, we had a basic principle: ask enough questions and a man who is lying will eventually change his story. But the man who tells the truth cannot change his, however unlikely his story sounds.

The Pelican Brief (1993)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) An investigative thriller that unfolds slowly like a Jason Bourne movie without the action sequences.

 
CONS –
1) Slow, boring and too long. From the very beginning, the President is revealed to be the real culprit and it became pointless to explore the movie for another 100 minutes.

 
QUOTE –
Prof. Callahan: I’ve decided my agenda for the future. I’ll stay in bed, drink, make love and forget the whole damn business.

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) It’s a Nora Ephron movie not directed by Nora Ephron. A rom-com with a great cast but without any soul.
2) Hugh Grant playing the rich man-child character for the zillionth time.

 
QUOTE –
Tony: All men are pawns when it comes to women.

The Fountain (2006)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Hugh Jackman – versatile actor proving his knack once again
2) The final tree of life sequence
3) The one sequence where Hugh’s character is lost in his thought while crossing the street and audiences can hear only his footsteps.

 

CONS –
1) The audiences will not waste their time to decipher this boring and philosophical movie with a non-linear storyline.

 

QUOTE–
Isabel: For every shadow, no matter how deep, is threatened by morning light.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) 2 hrs of “High Octane” non-stop action that can give restless nights to Fast & Furious franchise. We wonder why George Miller was wasting time in Babe: Pig in the City (1998) and Happy Feet (2006) when he can deliver this.
2) Charlize Theron as Furiosa, another legendary hand-amputee joining the league of Luke Skywalker, Ash Williams, Jamie Lannister, Winter Soldier, etc.
3) Mind-blowing cinematography and chase sequences.
4) Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe

 

CONS –
1) Many unanswered questions

 

QUOTE –
“Mediocre”