Under the Skin (2013)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) An alien’s tale of self-discovery.
2) The story is ordinary and got nothing special to offer but the direction and music make this movie a chilling ride.
3) Mica Levi – the haunting soundtrack.

 

Cons –
1) Not an entertaining movie for average moviegoer as it’s slow paced.
2) Unknown supporting cast

 

Quote –
Deformed Man: People wind me up.
Female: How?
Deformed Man: They’re ignorant.

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A Quiet Place (2018)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) A post-apocalyptic world where a Predator-like creature with hypersensitive hearing is ruling earth.
2) The grain-silo scene; the childbirth scene
3) The “silence” factor.

 

Cons –
1) While the primary concept is very intriguing, I’ll wait for a sequel to know more about this world.
2) While the plot is established in first few minutes, an entire hour is wasted for built-up.

 

Quote –
Evelyn: Your father will protect you. Your father will always protect you.

The Fly (1986)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) An eccentric scientist’s experiment went wrong. The consequence is a body-horror nightmare.
2) Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle. His transformation or disintegration from a one version of “Brundlefly” to another grotesque version is incredible. Credits to the make-up team.
3) Howard Shore’s score.
4) Not a single subplot. The direction is top-notch and to the point.
5) The work-out scene, the arm-wrestling scene, the parturition nightmare are not for the faint-hearted.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Ronnie: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Ready Player One (2018)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Behind the neon lights, pop-culture references, and future gaming – this is a Huxley’s nightmare. A dystopian movie with dark undertones.
2) Spielberg chooses the right novel to adapt this time. This movie reminds us again why the 80s was the most important decade for the technological advancements which we have today.
3) Prominent tributes include Back To The Future, a revisit to “Hotel Overlook” and Iron Giant returning for one more sacrifice.
4) I-R0k – Best character from the movie.

 

Cons –
1) Over-stretched and mediocre 3rd act.

 

Quote –
It’s fucking Chucky!

Sunshine (2007)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Ensemble cast
2) Oxygen garden
3) The primary concept of a dying Sun and frozen Earth

 

Cons –
1) Ordinary mission messed up by silly mistakes
2) Presence of Pinbacker makes the movie less scientific

 

Quote –
Capa: Icarus… who is the fifth crew member?

Tomorrowland (2015)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Like Jumanji, it’s highly influential to younger audiences
2) Frank’s home security fighting AAs
3) Nix final monologue

Cons –
1) Disney’s wet-dream
2) Over-stretched and mediocre third act
3) Covert environmental message

Quote –
Casey Newton: There are two wolves and they are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. Which wolf wins?
Eddie Newton: Whichever one you feed.

Black Mirror (Season 4)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Most uplifting Black Mirror season so far. Less disturbing, more entertaining.
2) USS Callister: Nerd Rage – The movie.
3) Hang the DJ: A Black Mirror romance with an advanced dating app.
4) Metalhead: The 4-legged robotic dog will go down in history as a serious competition to T-800 and Omnidroid
5) Black Museum: Dr. Dawson subplot is better than rest of the episode.

 

Cons –
1) Arkangel: Hazards of advance technology as already explored in season 3
2) Crocodile: As already explored in Season 1 (The Entire History of You)

 

Quote –
Nanette Cole: Okay, stealing my pussy is a RED FUCKING LINE !