Love, Death & Robots (Season 1)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 
PROS –
1) I’ll rate LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS better than Black Mirror and Electric Dreams. The core of any sci-fi story can be explained in a few minutes and we don’t a 90 minutes episode for character development. The short duration of each episode is the biggest asset of the show.
2) Stories from various genres including Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Fantasy, Post-Apocalypse, Absurdism, Cyberpunk, etc.
3) Exceptional animation quality from various studios around the world. Every next episode is a surprise.
4) “Good Hunting” – Exploring the Huli jing mythology in Cyberpunk Hong-Kong
5) “Suits” – Who is the real invader?
6) “Zima Blue” – Absurdist robot.
7) “When the Yogurt Took Over” – A warning for the inevitable economic collapse.
8) Matthew Perryman Jones – Living in the Shadows

 

 
CONS –
1) “Sucker of Souls” – a plain storyline
2) “The Witness” – a mind-fuck story told for a zillionth time now.
3) “Helping Hand” – 127 Hrs in space
4) “Fish Night” – Great animation with a mediocre story

 

 
QUOTE –
“Zima: My search for truth is finished at last.I’m going home.”

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The Game (1997)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Multiple plot-twist towards the climax will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats.
2) Michael Douglas as Nicholas van Orton – One man show
3) It’s like a “Twilight Zone” episode

 

 

Cons –
1) The final twist somewhat brought the whole movie down. With Nicholas dying by suicide he actually beats the game but he surviving means the game won, as planned.

 

 

Quote –
Feingold: This is fucking dangerous.
Nicholas: You don’t seem to understand. Right now — I’m dangerous.

Mindhunter (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Similar to The Night Of – it’s a show without destination, just enjoy the journey
2) Somewhere between Seinfeld & True Detective – A Show About Nothing
3) Rhoda Griffis as DA Esther Mayweather – Small but impactful role
4) Cameron Britton as Edmund Kemper – menacingly huge
5) Feet-tickler subplot

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing worth nail-biting. David Fincher remains the primary reason to watch the show.

 

Quote –

 

DA Mayweather : “I’m an elected official.Here in Georgia,death is the will of the people.”

Alien 3 (1992)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley – badass bald look
2) Lance Henriksen as damaged Bishop – The only worth-watching CGI scene.

 

Cons –

1) 3 Alien movies and still no Weyland-Yutani sub-plot.
2) Wrong set-up.Deserted prison with no sci-fi.Also too long for such a story-line
3) Unlike Aliens, it’s about just 1 alien. The climax of bait-and-chase plan with closing door is disaster.
3) Ripley’s death. Bad CGI & Anti-Climax.

 

 
Quote –

 

 
Ripley: You’ve been in my life so long, I can’t remember anything else.

Gone Girl (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Rosamund Pike as Amy Elliott Dunne: One of the greatest villain Hollywood has ever seen (giving “Anton Chigurh” a run for his money)
2) Mid-Way plot twist
3) 149 minutes long but gripping.
4) Non-linear narration.
5) Tyler Perry as Tanner Bolt.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“Nick Dunne: Come home, Amy. I dare you.”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Opening Credit from the Columbia Logo through “Immigrant Song”
2) Rooney Mara attire and appearance.
3) Thriller set in a cold weather (reminds of Polanski’s Ghost Writer)
4) The rape-revenge scene
5) Chris Plummer’s screen presence
6) 2.30 hrs long but still gripping. David Fincher had set the bar too high for any sequel.
7) Daniel Craig’s first role where his acting beat his Bond persona.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
Lisbeth Salander: Do you doubt anything I’ve said? Do you doubt what’s in the reports that have followed me around all my life? What do they say, if you had to sum it up? They say I’m insane.