Tammy (2014)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Ben Falcone managed a great ensemble of actors for his debut.

 

Cons –
1) The central character is not Tammy but Pearl. It’s Susan Sarandon’s show.
2) Incoherent screenplay; switching between comedy and drama
3) Absolute talent waste of Toni Collette, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney etc.

 

Quote –
Keith Morgan: Tammy, do you know how I got to where I am?
Tammy: Sucking dick and kissing ass?

Blockers (2018)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Ike Barinholtz as Hunter – the only saving grace from this disaster
2) Gary Cole sub-plot provides some relief

 

Cons –
1) If you’ve seen the trailer then you can skip the first 60 minutes of the movie. Even the only sequence (beer chugging) where the writer tried to add slapstick humor was included in the trailer.
2) The movie is not funny. It never clicks. John Cena is trying to step foot in Will Ferrell shoes.
3) The only reason why it’s getting rave reviews of being a “progressive” teen-sex-comedy is due to the LGBT sub-plot

 

Quote –
Hunter: W,W,V,D,D?
Lisa: What would Vin Diesel do?

Veep (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Good Concept (but awful execution)
2) Season Finale (ENDORSE-Scene)
3) Nicknames
4) Dan’s Monologue (The Last Selina)

 

CONS –
1) Neither “Yes Minister” nor “House Of Cards”.
2) Boring
3) Jonah is the only recognizable character although annoying but enough to pull the show from disaster.
4) No reason to watch Season 2
5) Too much cursing does not make it cool.

 

Quote –
Dan: Remember that name. No one will want to call their child by that name. There are no more Adolfs. Soon there will be no more Selinas. You are looking at the last Selina. The Selina who killed America.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Will Ferrell chemistry with John C Riley
2) Sacha Baron Cohen as the gay F1 driver Jean Girard – His intro scene at The Pit Stop is super hilarious
3) Jane Lynch as Lucy – Granny Law

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Cal Naughton, Jr.: Shake and bake!
Ricky Bobby: What does that do? Does that blow your mind? That just happened!
Jean Girard: Is that a catchphrase or epilepsy?

In the Line of Fire (1993)

In the Line of Fire

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) John Malkovich as “Booth

 

CONS –
1) Unnecessary love angle and shitty climax.
2) Mediocre political-thriller with little consequences. A cliched plot of an aging Secret Service Agent who finishes one last mission before he retires.

 

QUOTE –
Mitch Leary: Do you know how easily I could kill you, Frank? Do you know how many times I watched you go in and out of that apartment? You are still alive because I have allowed you to live so you show me some GODDAMN RESPECT !