Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 7)

VERDICT – 3/5

 

QUOTE –
Captain Holt: I’m off to walk my beat again, much like Sisyphus, condemned to push the same boulder up the same hill day in and day out.
Sergeant Jeffords: You know, according to French Philosopher Albert Camus, Sisyphus achieved happiness in that absurd repetition.
Captain Holt: Any French philosophy post-Rousseau is essentially a magazine. You rube.

Balls of Fury (2007)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) A pleasant surprise to see Christopher Walken as Feng.

 

 

CONS –
1) A promising plot suffering from a weak screenplay and poor writing. Except for the dead/fake panda joke, there is not a single good joke.
2) Dan Fogler playing a role tailor-made for Jonah Hill, Jack Black or someone from Team Apatow.

 
QUOTE –
Feng: What part of “sudden death” didn’t you understand?

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.”

Deadpool 2 (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) James Bond themed opening credit scene.
2) X-Force recruitment with Brad Pitt Cameo before they MacGrubered
3) Zazie Beetz as Domino and her superpower – luck.
4) Post-credits scenes. We equally hate X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Gavin Hood’s version of Deadpool.
5) Rednecks discussing toilet papers. Was that a product placement for Huggies Baby Wipes?

 

Cons –
1) Are we suppose to take this meta-plot seriously? This film is toying with the X-Men timeline and creating a fiasco. While the movie is good entertainment full of good jokes and good one-liners but Deadpool is breaking the 4th wall and giving pop-culture references to justify every plot hole.
2) So basically Cable travel back in the past to alter future by killing Firefist, and Deadpool is trying to save him to attain salvation while the prime-villain “headmaster” is killed by Dopinder.

 

Quote –
Cable: Who are you?
Wade Wilson: I’m Batman.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 5)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) The fast-paced quality of the show is not declined even after 5 seasons.
2) Dropped by FOX, picked by NBC.
3) Cameos: Danny Trejo, Reginald VelJohnson

 

Cons –
1) Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago – lost her charm

 

Quote –
“Title Of Your Sex Tape”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 4)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Better writing and fast-paced storylines (as always)
2) Cliffhanger finale.
3) #BlackLivesMatters in Ep – 16
4) Andre Braugher – gotta give it to him – 4 seasons and never out of character.A deadpan character in a sit-com.

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Jake : I hope you like sharing my one grey towel.
Amy : Was it grey when you bought it?
Jake : I didn’t buy it. It was in the apartment when I moved in.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 3)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) The fun continues in the precinct with interesting stories and cheesy one-liners
2) Adrian Pimento story-arc culminating the season with a “Goodfellas” ending

 

Cons –
N/A

 

 

Quote –
Terry: It’s stock, one million shares!
Jake: Oh, my God!
Terry:… Of Blockbuster Video stock.
Jake: What? Is that bad? I still have a Blockbuster card. WHAT HAPPENED TO BLOCKBUSTER?!

Idiocracy (2006)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) An eerily realistic future movie with cult written all over it. A dim-witted human population controlled by corporate in every possible aspect of life.
2) Terry Crews as U.S. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho. This is the most memorable character of the movie.
3) Slangs and low “registers” of the English language spoken in the future world got an analogy with the Russo-Eng language developed in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).
4) This Mike Judge’s magnum opus is an homage to Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Cyril M. Kornbluth.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way,”

The Expendables 3 (2014)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Antonio Banderas as Galgo

 

Cons –
1) It fails its core fan-group; No great action scenes
2) Wasting time with new-comers while seasoned Expendables are just bench-warming.
3) Bad timing and overexposure of Arnold. (He needs to work out)
4) Why Patrick Hughes?
5) Mel Gibson fails the expectations if you are expecting a JCVD.

 

Quote –
Galgo: I need a job! All I know what to do is kill! Goddammit!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 1)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1)”Buddy-Precinct” genre
2) Single Camera (hand-held-camera effect)
3) Andy Sandberg witty character and unexpected one-liners

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE-
Boyle: “Am I planning the worst wedding ever?”
Peralta: “Second worst. Red wedding, Game of Thrones.”