The Twilight Zone (2019) (Season 1)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) “The Comedian” – Best episode of the season. Tracy Morgan’s cameo was spot-on.
2) “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” – a story with a climactic plot-twist.
3) “The Blue Scorpion” – entertaining story of a legendary gun.

 

 

CONS –
1) “Replay”, “The Wunderkind”, “Point of Origin” – These 3 episodes are simply propaganda stories of Trump-era USA exploring issues of Black Lives Matter, US Presidential Election 2016, and Trump’s immigration reforms.
2) “A Traveler”, “Six Degrees of Freedom”, “Not All Men” – forgettable stories no one can make head nor tail of.
3) “Blurryman” – the finale tried to milk the iconic “Time Enough at Last” but to no avail.

 

 

QUOTE –
Narrator: Society is a fragile ecosystem. Razzle and dazzle people with the right lies and eventually they’ll go blind to the madness right in front of their faces.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) The primary plot of “Particle Accelerator” reveals that the Cloverfield monster is a result of some ripple in the space-time continuum which has altered all timelines.
2) Magno-Putty: a realistic future tech

 

Cons –
1) Casting – Daniel Brühl & Chris O’Dowd in supporting role while actors with zero screen presence are leading.Hollywood is surely going places for the sake of diversity.
2) Ava Hamilton family sub-plot – predictable.

 

Quote –
Volkov: We’re definitely not in Kentucky anymore.
Mundy: Kansas.
Volkov: Kansas? Really? Who gives a shit?
Mundy: People from Kansas.

This Is 40 (2012)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Albert Brooks as Larry – he got the best lines in the movie.
2) Melissa McCarthy cameo – and her extended ad-libbed end credit rant.

 

Cons –
1) Chris O’Dowd – wasted talent
2) 30 minutes too long for a rom-com.

 

Quote –
Ronnie: Keith Richards looked 70 when he was 40. And now that he’s 70 he looks 69. He’s regenerating.

Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Melissa McCarthy as Megan Price – most entertaining character.
2) Chris O’Dowd

 

Cons –
1) Directionless movie in a cliched story(& clearly there was no editing process).
2) Too long for a Rom-Com
3) This rom-com gives the least importance to Chris O’Dowd & Kristen Wiig’s characters. Total waste.

 

 

Quote –
Officer Nathan Rhodes: You’re like the maid of dishonor.

The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd

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

Verdict –5 /5

 

Pros –
1) Gothic Comedy (starting from the haunting title track)
2) Sheldon from TBBT is hypothetical nerd while Moss is a real nerd.
3) Matt Berry as Douglas Reynholm
4) Richmond Avenal – the half vampire

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
1) Have you tried turning it off and on again?
2) 0118 999 88199 9119 725! [pauses] 3!
3) Moss: (Vista) We are going to die!
4) Moss: I came here to drink milk and kick ass. And I’ve just finished my milk.
5) Jen: With all due respect John, I am the head of IT and I have it on good authority that if you type “Google” into Google, you can break the Internet.