The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Meal Ticket – Liam Neeson as the cold-hearted impresario and Harry Melling as the limbless artist stole the show in this wintry tale.
2) The Gal Who Got Rattled – The sorrowful end of a budding love story.
3) All Gold Canyon – An uplifting climax of a Gold Miner.

 

CONS –
1) Anthology movies are destined to be doomed. Coen Bros being great writers themselves used a small collection of their short-stories and developed this project for Netflix. Interestingly, the story of a dybbuk which was already used in a prologue of their 2009 released A Serious Man belongs to this project.
2) Buster Scruggs – The most lifeless story.

 
QUOTE –
Trapper: Well, I’m not an enemy of betterment, but I’m kept very busy with my traps.

The Disaster Artist (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The cast – full of talented actors.Especially Seth Rogen & Josh Hutcherson – small roles but you’ll crack every time you see them on screen.
2) Ed Wood – 2017 Version
3) The alley scene with Zac Efron

 

Cons –

 

1) The humor in the movie comes from the caricature what Tommy Wiseau is, however, there are very few scenes where the movie is actually funny.If a person watches this movie without any knowledge of The Room or Tommy Wiseau it’s gonna be very difficult for him to enjoy it.
2) Almost all funny scenes of the movie are already spoiled in the trailer.

 

 

Quote –

 

Raphael: That was fucking weird!
Sandy Schklair: At this point, it would be fucking weird if he didn’t do something that was fucking weird!

Alien: Covenant (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) David – His entry scene with signal flare
2) Final Walter/David plot twist
3) James Franco cameo – Hope there is something more in a prequel.
4) That Ozymandias quote never gets old.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The story is not going anywhere. There seems to be no end to Alien story-arc.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Oram: What do you believe in, David?
David: Creation.

Sausage Party (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) For those who are done watching Disney-Pixar.
2) The Climactic Orgy : came out of nowhere
3) The movies theme : existence of god / religion / politics / xenophobia / drugs / sexual orientation
4) Pop-culture references : Saving Private Ryan, Terminator etc.
5) The ensemble cast of the usuals.

 
Cons –

n/a

 
Quote –
Gum: I am sorbitol, maltitol, xylitol, mannitol, calcium, carbonite, soy lecithin, vegetable, triglyceride and talc. But, for expediency’s sake. You can call me… Gum.

The Night Before (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Michael Shannon as Mr. Green: A mythical character bound to develop a cult following in coming years.
2) James Franco cameo.

 

Cons –
1) Pathetic stoner movie with zero entertainment value
2) Even Miley Cyrus cameo can’t save this half-baked Christmas disaster.

 

Quote –
Mr. Green: About 20 Years ago, I read “The Great Gatsby”. I love the book. Movie’s alright .. 3D give me a headache .. but I’m a sucker for Leo.

The Interview (2014)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) The “Sony-hack-event” gives this movie a reputation/notoriety of almost starting a nuclear war and thus already a cult status.
2) Eminem Cameo.
3) Few establishing shots.

 

Cons –
1) Great concept but badly executed.
2) Latest in the streak of bad movies for Seth Rogen.
3) A stoner angle would have been better.

 

Quote –
“Honeypotting and Honeydicking”