The Boxer (1997)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) An ex-IRA volunteer trying to rebuild his life after spending 14-years in prison amid a turbulent Northern Ireland. Gerard McSorley’s performance as the primary antagonist Harry is the only noteworthy character from the movie.

 
CONS –
1) It’s neither a full-fledged sports-drama nor a conventional romantic movie. IRA skirmishes remain the core of the movie.
2) For a movie named The Boxer, the boxing choreography is quite mediocre.

 
QUOTE –
Danny: I’ve lived with your face in silence for fourteen years. It’s hard to talk to the real you.

War & Peace (2016 Miniseries)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A grand adaptation of a grand novel. Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece with a classic happy ending. Primary themes of this classic include love triangles, forgiveness, sacrificing love for family, spirituality, the cycle of karma, etc.
2) Great casting including Jim Broadbent, Brian Cox, Paul Dano, etc.
3) A story is as good as it’s the main villain. This grand story’s grand villain is none other than Napoleon Bonaparte.
4) Rated-R war scenes
5) Andrei and Natasha love story
6) Some of the most fascinating characters of this story are the mild-mannered generous Count Ilya Rostov, and the villain-turned-hero Fedor Dolokhov.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Pierre Bezukhov: They say sufferings are misfortunes. But if I was asked, would I stay as I was before I was taken prisoner, or go through it all again? I would say for God’s sake, let me be a prisoner again.

Rushmore (1998)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

PROS –
1) A very peculiar love-triangle with hilarious consequences.
2) Jason Schwartzman as Max Fischer. The entire character of Max is intriguing. School’s most extracurricularly active and least academic student.
3) Wes Anderson movies are known for three things. Deadpan comedy, symmetrical compositions in cinematography, and the soundtrack from the 60s & 70s. This movie excelled in all 3 departments.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Herman Blume: She’s in love with a dead guy anyway.

Super Troopers 2 (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Good to see the old pack back again.
2) Kevin Heffernan as Farva – this character stood out in this one-time watch comedy.

 

 

CONS –
1) This is the problem when you make a fan-favorite movie sequel too late.
2) A predictable storyline full of lame jokes.

 

 

QUOTE –
“happiness in your household”

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Basic plot involving 2 characters.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Bad execution by the director with hardly any scary moment.
2) The title include the word autopsy but still the gore level is mediocre

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Tommy: It’s like finding a bullet in a brain, but with no gunshot wound.

Super Troopers (2001)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) A side-splitting comedy movie.
2) Bidibodi Bidibu – The Bubbles (the frisking scene).
3) Gigantic cotton candy.
4) While still a reefer comedy, it doesn’t compromise with the crime plot.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
I’ll believe ya when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Andy Serkis’s performance as Caesar is another feather on his hat.
2) The wonder drug ALZ-112.
3) Buck & Koba
4) The end credits giving us a preview of the sequel.

 

 

CONS–
1) Freida Pinto is a bad actress.

 

 

QUOTE-
Dodge Landon: Take your stinking paw off me, you damn dirty ape!
Caesar: NO!

RED 2 (2013)

Red 2

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Byung-Hun Lee
2) John Malkovich

 

Cons –
1) Same Old Action film
2) No Bruce Willis Action

 

Quote –
What happens in the Kremlin stays in the Kremlin!