Godless (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Finale: Epic gun battle in the final episode
2) Jeff Daniels: the Central character of this mini-series. Possibly his definitive role.
3) The “Indian Ghost” plot-twist – I’m considering it was a joke
4) Some good cinematography and scenic locations
5) Christopher Fitzgerald as Valentine: The best actor in the entire show.Less screen-time but great performance.

 

Cons –
1) A lot of characters like Logan, Whitey were highlighted in all episode however with a dissatisfying conclusion.
2) This miniseries could’ve wrapped up in 3 episode max.
3) Jack O’Connell as Roy Goode – They could’ve found a better actor for such an important role.

 

Quote –
Pastor Moore: ‘Tis a fearful thing, to love what death can touch.

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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) One of the most unexpected heartbreaking climax.
2) Mia Farrow as the naive wide-eyed movie lover and timid wife.This movie can be called “The Tragedy Of Cecilia”.
3) Woody Allen’s avoided being over-melodramatic with an 82-minutes running time.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

 

Quote –
Cecilia: I just met a wonderful new man. He’s fictional but you can’t have everything.

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Huge ensemble but it’s a David Strathairn show – The defiant cigarette smoking broadcast journalist.

 

Cons –
1) It’s a documentary – if any movie is using prime elements of the plot from archive news footage, don’t sweat to call it a feature film.
2) Pretentious movie – lacking adrenaline of a newsroom.

 

Quote –
Edward R. Murrow: This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is merely wires and lights in a box. Good night, and good luck.

Steve Jobs (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The Structure of film is fascinating. 3 Acts – all before major launch .
2) Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman : I failed to recognize her.
3) Jobs-Sculley Confrontation scene in the 2nd Act.
4) Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak – delight as always.
5) The movie captures the iconic moments of technology.The music , adapted screenplay is oscar worthy and much better than “The Social Network”.

 
Cons –

 

1) The “Lisa” sub-plot.

 

Quote –

 

Steve Wozniak: I’m sorry to be blunt, but that happens to be the truth. The Lisa was a failure, the Macintosh was a failure. I don’t like talking like this, but I am tired of being Ringo when I know I was John.

The Martian (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
n/a

 

Cons –
1) Shallow & cliched characters
2) Predictable story-line
3) No “Ridley Scott” factor here. It’s a star-studded dud.

 

Quote –
“Mark Watney: In the face of overwhelming odds, I’m left with only one option, I’m gonna have to science the shit out of this.”

Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Just for old times’ sake.
2) Return of Billy in 4C
3) Kidney prank ( though it was ruined in the trailer)
4) “Bush Club”, “The Old Stinkeroo”
5) Captain Lippencott’s camouflage bodysuit gags

 

CONS –
1) A sequel too delayed
2) One-time watch
3) Bad supporting cast.

 

QUOTE –
“GOT YOU!”