Adventureland (2009)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 


PROS –
1) A young graduate with a literature degree starts to work part-time at a local amusement park. The premise is a workplace rom-com.
2) The 1980s soundtrack is the only good thing about this movie.

 

 


CONS –
1) A promising workplace comedy wasted by the director of Superbad (2007). All the boring and sappy sub-plot were highlighted while the most colorful characters played by Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader were sidelined.
2) A pretentious movie without anything new to offer.

 

 


QUOTE –
Sue : What are you majoring in?
Joel: Russian literature and Slavic languages.
Sue : Oh wow, that’s pretty interesting. What career track is that?
Joel: Cabby, hot dog vendor, marijuana delivery guy. The world is my oyster.

Barry (Season 2)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Fast paced witty screenplay
2) The comedic duo of Cristobal & NoHo Hank
3) Finale shootout
4) Ep #5 “ronny/lily : The entire Taekwondo dual between Ronny and Barry was very impressive. We will possibly see more from the mysterious “mutant” like the character of Lily.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Gene Cousineau: Are you not familiar with the Japanese ritual of harakiri?
Barry Berkman: The baseball announcer?

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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

VERDICT – 2/4

 
PROS –
1) Adventure of a mad scientist with food where he’s saving the world from his own cataclysmic invention.
2) Andy Samberg as “Baby Brent” – the only voice-over artist putting an effort.

 
CONS –
1) Childish predictable plot with familiar stock characters.Nothing new to offer.
2) Mediocre animation quality

 

QUOTE –
Sam Sparks: You may have seen a meteor shower, but I bet you’ve never seen a shower “meatier” than this.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

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

VERDICT – 2/4

 
PROS –
1) Bill Hader as J.P. Spamley and his sidekick Gord were definitely the two best characters.
2) John C. Reilly as Ralph delivered as expected. The post-credit rick-rolling was spot on.

 
CONS –
1) The countless pop-culture references in every other movie are not making it better. It’s rather getting sickening.
2) The entire BuzzzTube plot was very dystopian and probably planted in the plot on purpose.

 
QUOTE –
J.P. Spamley: Wanna get rich playing video games?

Barry (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Finally, a show where Bill Hader is the lead central character.
2) Excellent supporting cast especially Stephen Root, and D’Arcy Carden.
3) Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau
4) Breaking Bad of black-comedy; gruesome
5) Superb finale

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Barry : “My Lord, the Queen is dead”

Sausage Party (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) For those who are done watching Disney-Pixar.
2) The Climactic Orgy : came out of nowhere
3) The movies theme : existence of god / religion / politics / xenophobia / drugs / sexual orientation
4) Pop-culture references : Saving Private Ryan, Terminator etc.
5) The ensemble cast of the usuals.

 
Cons –

n/a

 
Quote –
Gum: I am sorbitol, maltitol, xylitol, mannitol, calcium, carbonite, soy lecithin, vegetable, triglyceride and talc. But, for expediency’s sake. You can call me… Gum.

Inside Out (2015)

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

VERDICT – 3/4

 

PROS –
1) Inception (2010) for kids.
2) Highly influential for younger viewer.
3) A tinge of Christmas Spirit
4) Bing-bong’s sacrifice

 

CONS –
1) Poor animation quality “inside the mind”

 

QUOTE –
“Mind Worker Cop: Forget it, Jake. It’s Cloudtown.”

Trainwreck (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Bill Hader: He did his best in this half-baked character
2) John Cena and LeBron James in their extended cameos.
3) Colin Quinn:: Alan Arkin spinoff from “Little Miss Sunshine” (His opening doll monologue)

 

Cons –
1) Amy Schumer: Not funny at all (also as ugly as she dresses)
2) Crowded with meaningless cameos & SNL cast members – worst Judd Apatow movie so far.
3) Spoiling “The Usual Suspects”
4) Terrible chemistry between the lead pair.
5) Overall boring and cliched

Quote –
“Monogamy isn’t realistic.”

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) End Credits
2) “Mr-And-Mrs-Smithing” Scene
3) Ice Cube’s epic melt-down scene
4) “Mr. Walters and Eric ” – Cameo
5) Jillian Bell as Mercedes (best outcome from this movie)

 

Cons –
1) Chaning Tatum College Bromance sub-plot.
2) Being “Exactly the same”.

 

Quote –
Captain Dickson: This is bullshit! Waiter! Can a black man get some water!
Schmidt: Someone get the man some water. He’s black, he’s been through a lot!

The To Do List (2013)

The To Do List

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 

PROS –
1) Bill Hader as Willy is the only saving grace.

 

CONS –
2) Cheap & Vulgar; Underplaying sex

 

QUOTE –
“You Got a dick under that poncho ?”