Sorry to Bother You (2018)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 
Pros –
1) One of the most important film of the decade. This absurdist sci-fi black comedy joined the ranks of other anti-consumerism movies like They Live, Fight Club and Idiocracy.
2) Kickass direction by debutant Boots Riley. It’s funny, racist, offensive and powerful satire like Get Out.
3) “I Got the S#*@ Kicked Out of Me!” – this show within the movie summarizes the modern sugar-coated dystopian TV contents.

 

 

Cons –
1) Climax is not ambiguous but vague.

 

 

Quote –
Cassius: “So, I guess comparing to what we doing to what they’re doing is like apples to oranges.”
Langston: “More like apples and the Holocaust.”

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Parks and Recreation (Season 5)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Possibly the best season so far
2) Patton Oswalt’s EPIC monologue
3) Return of Burt Macklin
4) Jenny Slate as Mona-Lisa Saperstein

 

Quote –
“Garth Blundin : Let the filibustering begin.”

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) End Credits
2) “Mr-And-Mrs-Smithing” Scene
3) Ice Cube’s epic melt-down scene
4) “Mr. Walters and Eric ” – Cameo
5) Jillian Bell as Mercedes (best outcome from this movie)

 

Cons –
1) Chaning Tatum College Bromance sub-plot.
2) Being “Exactly the same”.

 

Quote –
Captain Dickson: This is bullshit! Waiter! Can a black man get some water!
Schmidt: Someone get the man some water. He’s black, he’s been through a lot!

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Opening Credit
2)”LIFE” magazine factor. This is possibly the best case of product placement since Wilson volleyball in Cast Away (2000).
3) Visually Stunning (better than Gravity & Life Of Pi Combined)
4) Great supporting cast which includes Sean Penn and Shirley MacLaine.
5) Space Oddity – Performed by David Bowie and Kristen Wiig.
6) LIFE magazine cover running montage.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Walter Mitty: To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander

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

Verdict – 3 /5

Pros –
1)Mugatu
2)Magnum
3)Also Sprach Zarathustra
4)David Bowie
5)The Walk-Off

 

Cons –
1)Frat Pack failed to generate too many laughs

 

Quote –
“Mugatu: Oh, I’m sorry, did my pin get in the way of your ass ?”

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Starsky & Hutch

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Huggy Bear and
2) Iconic Gran Torino
3) The dance-off scene with Patton Oswalt commentary
4) Will Ferrell as Big Earl

Cons –
1) Vince Vaughn as Reese

 

Quote –
Starsky: In Bay City, when you cross the line, your nuts are mine.