Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Introduction of Statesman: American cousins of Kingsman
2) Supporting Cast: Jeff Bridges, Pedro Pascal
3) Elton John’s extended cameo – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
4) Some good action sequences

 

Cons –
1) Similar story to its prequel – A insane villain trying to take over the world.

 

Quote –
President of the United States: Let the junkie scum go down in flames!

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Logan Lucky (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

 

1) Soderbergh returns to his favorite genre with Hillbilly characters.
2) Prison riot scene with “Game Of Thrones” reference.
3) Dwight Yoakam as Warden Burns
4) Movie is fast paced and genuinely funny even with a well-known plot
5) Daniel Craig as Joe Bang explaining the chemical equation to the Logans about his plastic bag explosive

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

 

Joe Bang: Is it 20 or is it 30 ?… We are dealing with science here!

Coach Carter (2005)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Not your typical “escape to victory” sports movie
2) The movie is single-handedly driven by Samuel L. Jackson.

 

Cons –
1) 136 minutes is little too long for a sports movie with little substance. It should be a TV movie of 90 minutes.
2) Ashanti pregnancy sub-plot is useless and slows down the pace of the movie.

 

Quote –
Principal Garrison: For some of these kids, this basketball season will be highlight of their lives.
Coach Carter: Well, I think that’s the problem. Don’t you.

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

1) Alden Ehrenreich as Hobie Doyle : he’s a revelation
2) Jonah Hill as Joseph Silverman : Best character from the movie

 

Cons –

1) Generic Coen Bros film , missing the cutting edge. One step away from being next lebowski.Good to see Coen Bros returning to their roots after the disaster called “Inside Llewyn Davis”.
2) Small characters were better than lead characters.

 
Quote –
Hobie Doyle: It’s complicated.

The Hateful Eight (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) 70MM SUPER CINEMASCOPE using Ultra Panavision 70
2) Every character is more corrupt than the other
3) Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren; the central figure and also the most hateful character.
4) Kurt Russell as John Ruth; One of his best role.
5) Plot twists with Ennio Morricone’s epic score.
6) Civil War references

 

Cons –
1) Tim Roth & Michael Madsen: wasted

 

Quote –
John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth: No one said this job was supposed to be easy.
Major Marquis Warren: Nobody said it’s supposed to be that hard, either!

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!

21 Jump Street (2012)

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Ice Cube opening monologue at the Korean church. The entire church scene is super hilarious.
2) Johnny Depp Cameo
3) End-Credits
4) Jonah Hill – everything that came out of his mouth was comedic gold.

 

CONS –
1) Dakota Johnson in that minor role?

 

QUOTE –
Captain Dickson: That’s you, man. Don’t do it. Keep that dirty dick inside your pants. Don’t fuck no students, don’t fuck no teachers…

Schmidt: Sir, I know we may look like a couple of lady-killers, but me and my partner will be super professional…

Captain Dickson: Clearly I wasn’t talking to you, big-titties. You cherub-looking motherfucker. I was talking to your partner, fake-ass Handsome McGee here. When I’m talking to him, I’m talking to him. When I say “shut the fuck up,” I’m talking to you.