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) Highly Influential / Cult written all over it.
2) U.S. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho
3) Post Credit: Upgrayedd
4) Tight Screenplay
5) Eerily realistic future
6) “Rehabilitation”
7) Low “registers” of English spoken in the future world got an analogy with the Russo-Eng language developed in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).
8) Aldous Huxley – George Orwell – Cyril M. Kornbluth

 

Cons –
1) The “zero-promotion” of the film by 20th Century Fox absolves the film’s mythology.

 

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!