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.

Men in Black: International (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Kumail Nanjiani as Pawny – clichéd but the only entertaining character in the movie.

 
CONS –
1) MiB movies are known for their distinctive humor and action. This movie got none.
2) Chris Hemsworth is at his annoying best.
3) Not the same franchise without Tommy Lee Jones And Will Smith.

 

QUOTE –
Always remember: the universe has a way of leading you to where you’re supposed to be, at the moment you’re supposed to be there.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Jurassic Park ATV tour
2) Kumail Nanjiani cameo as the masseur.

 

CONS –
1) Devoid of fun and good jokes.
2) Aubrey Plaza trying to do an April Ludgate but it didn’t work.
3) Stephen Root wasted.

 

QUOTE –
Tatiana: The key to teaching children is repetition. You’d be surprised how stupid they are.

The Big Sick (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Ray Romano & Holly Hunter saved this movie from being utter boring.

 

Cons –
1) Zenobia Shroff – huge miscast
2) Anupam Kher – he’s done the role of a desi-orthodox father for a zillionth time now.
3) The real-life incident must be a big thing for the real-life couple but on the silver screen, this plot is done to death.

 

Quote –
Wow.They should call this website,“everything is cancer, dot-com.” Whatever symptom you put in, it… could be cancer.Hiccups could be cancer. Come on.Take the fun out of hiccups now.

Central Intelligence (2016)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Cameos: Aaron Paul & Melissa McCarthy
2) Kumail Nanjiani & Kevin Hart Airport scene.

 

Cons –
1) Generic Kevin Hart. Seems like a Ride Along spin-off
2) Predictable
3) CGI fat Rock will be funny? No thank you.
4) I guess they are planning a sequel.

 

Quote –
Bob Stone: Phil, when this thing is over, I’m going to rip your throat out like Patrick Swayze in “Road House”.
Phil: Oh, my God, you and “Road House”. Get over that movie. It sucked then, it sucks now. The only movie that sucks more is “Sixteen Candles”.
Bob Stone: How dare you.