The Mandalorian (Season 1)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) The best thing happened to Star War since Rogue-One. Honestly, the Lukewalker Saga is now milked enough and the entire storyline around the Lukewalker family doesn’t resonate with this generation.
2) A huge round of applause to Jon Favreau for giving a new breath of life to this franchise. He is the founding father of MCU and he proved his mettle once again.
3) Jaw-dropping concept art montage in each episode’s end credits.
4) The surprise element of “Baby Yoda” is massively promising.
5) Speeder-Bike, AT-ST, Bounty robot IG-11, etc. are some brand new addition to Star Wars tech.
6) The Mandalorian theme by Ludwig Göransson

 

 

CONS –
1) This space western got huge influences from Lone Wolf and Cub, Seven Samurai (1954), etc.
2) Moff Gideon [played by Giancarlo Esposito ] – dumb boss villain.

 

 

QUOTE –
“This is the way.”

The King of Staten Island (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) The story of a 24-yrs old unemployed pothead and wannabe tattoo artist. This semi-biographical Pete Davidson movie is as hopeless and unfunny as it can be. A movie without Team Apatow is not a Judd Apatow movie.
2) The last good movie directed by Judd Apatow was Funny People (2009). He should concentrate more on producing movies rather than directing them.
3) Pete Davidson is not a good actor. Him being the central character doesn’t make any sense. It appears Apatow made this movie for him out of pity to prevent him from committing suicide.

 

 
QUOTE –
Margie: Kids don’t do stuff like this. He did the second-worst thing you could do to a kid in the woods.

Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (2019)

CONTENT – 1
EXECUTION – 1
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 2/3

 
PROS –
1) Bill Burr got a particular niche audience. We know what to expect from him and he delivered as expected.
2) Extremely politically incorrect not holding back any punches targeting Michelle Obama, male feminists, and even #MeToo.
3) He kinda explained the reason for his temper in the final bit about letting go of his dog and bottling up all the emotion.

 

CONS –
1) Most of the jokes are somewhat familiar from his multiple appearances on Conan.

 

QUOTE –
“Someday, there’s going to be the first female president, which means there’s going to be the first male First Lady, And you wait, you fucking wait… The first time that dude opens his mouth about some political shit, you watch all these feminists: ‘You shut the fuck up! It is her time now. She was elected, not you. Go pick out some plates, bitch.’

Daddy’s Home (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The chemistry between Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg – the only reason to watch the movie when you know the entire plot by just watching the trailer.

 

Cons –

 

1) Predictable plot – One time watch only
2) Hannibal Buress – miscast. Someone like Kenan Thompson would have rocked in this role

 

Quote –

 

Griff : Christmas? How long was I asleep for?

The Heat (2013)

The Heat

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Melissa McCarthy – One woman show!
2) Sandra Bullock’s cat running gag.

 

Cons –
1) Simon Larkin’s plot – damp squib

 

Quote –
Mullins: My fear is that I’m gonna put you in a bikini and you’ll still look like a fucking bank teller.