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.

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) A fitting tribute to Philip K. Dick was long overdue.
2) 10 episodes with a vast range of actors. Most notably Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Buscemi, and Timothy Spall.
3) Best episodes: “Impossible Planet”, “Real Life”, “The Father Thing”, “The Commuter”

 

Cons –
1) A mild version of Black Mirror
2) Boring episodes: “The Hood Maker”, “Crazy Diamond”, “Human Is”, “Kill All Others”

 
Quote –
“Irma: I dreamt you, Mr.Norton.Deep in my heart. And I think maybe you dreamt me too.”

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Brick and Chani (deserves a spin-off)

 

 

CONS –
1) Worst than “The Lost Movie”. This movie is a disaster as compared to its prequel.
2) The Newscasters battle-royale legacy is ruined (Jim Carrey was the only saving grace)

 

QUOTE –
“Ron Burgundy: Who the hell is Julius Ceasar? You know I don’t follow the NBA!”

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

You've Got Mail

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Another Nora Ephron rom-com with a “New-York” factor and Meg Ryan.A companion movie to Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
2) Once upon a time when internet romance was new.
3) Entire subtle tribute The Godfather (1972).
4) The entire soundtrack is full of classic tracks

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
The Godfather is the I Ching. The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? ‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli.’ What day of the week is it? ‘Maunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday.’ And the answer to your question is ‘Go to the mattresses.’ You’re at war. ‘It’s not personal, it’s business. It’s not personal it’s business.’ Recite that to yourself every time you feel you’re losing your nerve. I know you worry about being brave, this is your chance. Fight. Fight to the death.