Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Fast paced movie with a subtle climax and a social message
2) Despite being a Bollywood movie the melodrama level is surprisingly and pleasantly less.
3) Outstanding supporting cast.
4) Sahil Vaid as Somdev

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

“Middle class baap se provident fund ke paise maangna … unki kidney maangne barabar hai”

The Jerk (1979)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –

 

1) Rudimentary version of Forrest Gump
2) M. Emmet Walsh as The Yellow-Page-Serial-Killer

 

Cons –

 

1) Average screenplay ; very few moments of laugh
2) Weak supporting cast

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Sniper: EVERYDAY RANDOM SON OF A BITCH! TAKE THAT YOU RUN OF THE MILL BASTARD! DIE GAS PUMPER!

eXistenZ (1999)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Mind-fuck sci-fi thriller with element of body-horror
2) Multiple plot-twists towards the end of the movie
3) Strong supporting cast

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Movie poster

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Chinese Waiter: Hey, tell me the truth… are we still in the game?

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The “One Arm” running gag with Crispin Glover

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Back To The Future rip-off
2) No chemistry between actors. It would have been a better film with the “frat pack”.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Lou: If that guy doesn’t lose his arm soon, I’m gonna fucking take it from him myself.

The Constant Gardener (2005)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Rachel Weisz as Tessa
2) The African back-drop

 
Cons –

 

1) One boring movie.Under-average thriller with a hopeless predictable plot.
2) The director is confused to make it a thriller or a romantic film.

 
Quote –

 

Tessa Quayle: I thought you spies knew everything.
Tim Donohue: Only God knows everything. He works for Mossad.

Source Code (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The primary sci-fi plot is revolutionary. The story-line, however, was mediocre with a mediocre villain till the climactic mind-fuck plot twist which elevated the entire movie.
2) Opening establishment shots, Jake’s train jump shot. Quality CGI scene.
3) No silly sub-plots. Fast paced.

 

Cons –

 
N/A

 
Quote –

 

Colter Stevens: Any soldier I’ve ever served with would say that one death is service enough.

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Michael Cera as Robin – Just like Lego (2013)
2) Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman – Not your regular voice artist, but putting extra-ordinary effort.

 

Cons –

 

1) The LEGO movie plots are getting repetitive now.

 
Quote –

 
How many times I gotta tell you ? Batman works alone.