Instant Family (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

PROS –
1) Margo Martindale as Sandy – small role but she reigned every time she’s on screen.
2) Tom Segura as Russ got the best lines.

 
CONS –
1) Promising start but the screenplay was too predictable.
2) Lack of good supporting cast – the 3 foster kids were not impressive.
3) Mark Wahlberg sidelined to a supporting role.

 

QUOTE –
Russ: You just spent 30 minutes talking about the deep state. You don’t have an opinion on your own family?
Jerry: None of my business.

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) The thermostat skit – only scene where an effort was made
2) Sully cameo
3) Ebullient chuckle as expected – better than its prequel

 

 

 

Cons –
1) It’s a one-time watch movie full of jokes from 1980s

 

 

Quote –
Brad: The thermostat is a secret covenant!

Daddy’s Home (2015)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The chemistry between Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg – the only reason to watch the movie when you know the entire plot by just watching the trailer.

 

Cons –

 

1) Predictable plot – One time watch only
2) Hannibal Buress – miscast. Someone like Kenan Thompson would have rocked in this role

 

Quote –

 

Griff : Christmas? How long was I asleep for?

Boogie Nights (1997)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Heather Graham as “Rollergirl” – An Iconic Character
2) The Raging Bull type final monologue scene with “big” revelation.
3) Goodfellas without the gangsters and narration.

 

Cons –

 

1) Poor man’s Pulp Fiction
2) Too long for a mediocre story-line
3) Too many unwanted characters with no significance in the plot

 

Quote –

 

Floyd Gondolli: I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That’s just me. That’s just something that I enjoy.

Patriots Day (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

 

1) Excellent thriller – complete encyclopedia about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
2) The epilogue with real people completes the movie.
3) Watertown shootout scene.

 

 

Cons –

 
1) Wahlberg’s fictional character was not needed in this plot.
2) John Goodman – talent wasted

 
Quote –

 

 

Dun Meng: Go catch those motherfuckers!

Three Kings (1999)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) One of the best Black Comedy War film
2) Spike Jonze as Private Conrad ; best character from the movie
3) Slow-motion action sequences
4) “I Get Around” – Beach Boys sequence
5) Cinematography

 

Cons –
n/a
Quote –

“Archie Gates: Hit them with the blinding power of American sunshine.”

Ted 2 (2015)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
n/a

 

Cons –
1) Obligatory sequel; time waste. Unfortunately, extremely talented Seth MacFarlane’s is not able to deliver something big so far apart from Family Guy. 
2) Not funny at all; can’t make a 2 hrs long movie counting on 4 jokes.
3) Reminds of Seth MacFarlane previous dud “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

 

Quote –
John: That’s great! I mean, just like Sam L. Jackson.
Samantha Jackson: Who is that?
Ted: You ever seen any movie ever? He’s the black guy.