There’s Something About Mary (1998)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

PROS –
1) A Farrelly brothers’ classic laugh-riot.
2) Out of all the suitors, Matt Dillon character of Pat Healy stands out. He giving Ted a fake description of Mary is the funniest scene in the movie.
3) The hitch-hiker with Ted talking about 7-Minute Abs. Ted’s scene at the police station is another gem.
4) Pat trying to revive Pufferball with CPR and electric shocks.

 

 

CONS –
1) Bollywood ruined this classic, for the uninitiated, with Deewane Huye Paagal (2005)

 

 

QUOTE –
Pat: Was Mary a little big-boned back in high school?
Ted: Big-boned? No, no, not at all. No.
Pat: I guess she packed on a few pounds over the years.
Ted: Oh, yeah? So she’s a little…? She’s a little chubby?
Pat: I’d say about a deuce, deuce and a half.Not bad.
Ted: My. A deuce and a half. Huh?
Pat: Well, you know, you shit out a bunch of kids…and you’re bound to put on a few pounds.
Ted: So she’s…? She’s married?
Pat: No, no, she’s never been. That’s the good news. Four kids. Three different guys. but no rock.Hyperactive little fuckers too. Tough to keep up with in a wheelchair, I bet.
Ted: She’s in a wheelchair? Mary’s in a wheelchair?
Pat: I thought that was part of your kick.

The Death of Stalin (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Text-book example of a good political black comedy. One of the best black comedy I’ve watched since Dr. Strangelove
2) Seasoned actors with witty one-liners
3) When you’re watching a good comedy, it hardly matters if it is historically correct
4) Slow-motion introduction of all major characters
5) Simon Russell Beale as Lavrentiy Beria: A significant historical character who almost led the Soviet Union after Stalin.

 

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Nikita Khrushchev: This is how people get killed, when your story don’t fit.

The Accountant (2016)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) “A Beautiful Mind” with Guns.
2) In 2016, Jason Bourne disappointed us and so did Batman.This movie compensates for both.
3) Well written screen-play with no lose ends and excellent cast.Batman and Punisher as brothers ? You’ve gotta be kiddin’ me!
4) The opening “Ali Jigsaw” scene culminating with the final “Ali Portrait” scene revealing the final plot twist is remarkable.
5) An unfinished love-story.A sequel will rival John Wick.

 

Cons –
n/a

 
Quote –
Christian Wolff: I like incongruity.

Paul (2011)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together in a Sci-Fi film.Dessert for all Cornetto-Trilogy fans.
2) Sigourney Weaver as “The Big Guy” : Perfect cameo

 

Cons –

 

1) It’s like an ugly mash-up of Edgar Wright & Evan Goldberg productions.
2) Greg Mottola trying really hard to copy Edgar Wright in the first half of the movie … and failing.

 

Quote –

 

Clive : You know,there are 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe.
Pat : Oh ! Makes you think, doesn’t it ?
Clive : What ?
Pat : Where is everybody ?