Toy Story (1995)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/4

 

 
PROS –
1) Adventure of toys who pretend to be lifeless in the presence of humans. Disney struck the gold-mine with this story.
2) Great characters and great voice-actors.
3) Final rescue adventure with the rocket.

 

 

CONS –
1) Computer-animated movies cannot match traditionally animated movies. Even by 1995 standard, the 3-D animation is poor.

 

 

QUOTE –
Buzz: To infinity, and beyond!

Uncle Buck (1989)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) John Hughes’ one-time watch, light-hearted family comedy.John Candy’s one-man show.

 
CONS –
1) Half-baked screenplay and direction.

 

 

QUOTE –
Buck Russell: Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face!

Roseanne (Season 10)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Working-class sit-com; not too many around nowadays.
2) Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris – the best character of the series
3) “Go Cubs” – best episode

 

Cons –
1) It’s not a laugh riot. Treat for old fans but not for new viewers.

 

Quote –
Roseanne: Did she just call you ‘Darlene’?
Darlene: Yeah, so what? I don’t have a problem with that.
Jackie: It’s very modern, Roseanne. It allows the parents and the kids to communicate as equals.
Becky: See you, Jackie.
Jackie: Call me ‘Aunt Jackie’, it’s the only title I have.

The Big Bang Theory (Season 11)

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

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) Stuart remains the only character who is still true to its character.

 

Cons –
1) Each and every character of this sit-com is getting more annoying with every passing episode.
2) It’s no longer a geeks show, now it’s a first-world-problems-show
3) The guest celebrities are adding insult to injury

 

Quote –
Sheldon: Hello, Arthur.
Arthur: What part of “Rest in Peace” don’t you understand?

Lady Bird (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Editing – increased the pace of the movie
2) Laurie Metcalf and Beanie Feldstein – impressive performances
3) Coming-Of-Age drama of a school-girl

 

Cons –
1) Mediocre film – Hollywood indie-circuit keeps coming with one such pretentious film every 5 years.
2) While the first half is funny and interesting, by the third-act the movie is lost.The climax is over-stretched.
3)It’s 2002 – not 1982: No need to go over-retro.

 

Quote –
‘Lady Bird’: Different things can be sad… it’s not all war!