Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Steve Carell & Emma Stone nailed it.
2) The movie on this historic event was long overdue.
3) Great supporting cast.

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Antagonizing Margaret Court for being straight? Not Okay.
2) Lesbian saved womankind – that’s the underlying theme of this film.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

JACK : I’m not sure you understand. If you’re not in the USLTA, you can’t play the Grand Slams. No Wimbledon,no Palm Springs, no nothing.
BILLIE JEAN : Oh, I get it. But what will your Grand Slams be without the best women players in the world? Not so grand.

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The Big Short (2015)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) For those who missed the documentary Inside Job (2010)

 

 

Cons –
1) Everyone is “all-over-the-place”. Too much over-acting or over-reacting.
2) Pseudo-documentary

 

 

Quote –
Ben Rickert: Do you realize what you just did? You just bet against the American economy.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) “Revenge” (featuring The Flaming Lips) – Dark Night of the Soul
2) Plot-Twist
3) Analeigh Tipton
4) It’s more coming-of-age than a Rom-Com-Drama

 

Cons –
1) Hitch Sub-Plot
2) Weak main plot

 

Quote –
Cal: What a cliché.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Brick and Chani (deserves a spin-off)

 

 

CONS –
1) Worst than “The Lost Movie”. This movie is a disaster as compared to its prequel.
2) The Newscasters battle-royale legacy is ruined (Jim Carrey was the only saving grace)

 

QUOTE –
“Ron Burgundy: Who the hell is Julius Ceasar? You know I don’t follow the NBA!”

The Way, Way Back (2013)

The Way Way Back

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

Verdict –2 /5

Pros –
1) AnnaSophia Robb as Susanna
2) Sam Rockwell

 

Cons –
1) Generic coming-of-age drama
2) One time watch

 

Quote –
Betty: That’s exactly the kind of suit that got me pregnant the first time.