True Detective (Season 1)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A must watch detective crime thriller of epic proportion with 17 years of non-linear storyline. It’s HBO’s reply to Memories of Murder (2003).
2) Matthew McConaughey as Detective Cohle gave a great performance of a sociopathic cop.
3) Opening song: “Far from Any Road”
4) Unapologetically good ol’ misogynist show with a high level of testosterone.
5) The climactic fulfilling scene between Rust & Marty

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Marty: A man’s game charges a man’s price. Take that away from this, you’ve nothing else.”

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) An ordinary story elevated by the performance of Penélope Cruz as María Elena. Notably, her screen time is less than 15 minutes.
2) Though the movie is a generic rom-com, at times it appears as a great satire on characters like Cristina who are confused about their life and sexuality.
3) The first meeting of Juan Antonio with Vicky & Cristina.Brazenly outspoken.

 

Cons –
1) This primary plot is of little consequences. A one time watch.

 

Quote –
Cristina: If you don’t start undressing me soon this is going to turn into a panel discussion.

Transformers (2007)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Giant robo-monsters fight.
2) Scorponok; Qatar battle.
3) BumbleBee / Chevy Camaro & Optimus Prime / Peterbilt 379 .
4) Michael Bay’s direction is undoubtedly certified summer blockbuster.No matter how bad the story is.
5) What I’ve Done (LP)

 

Cons –
1) Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky

 

Quote –
“Optimus Prime: I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars. We are here. We are waiting.”

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.