The Client (1994)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 


PROS –
1) A 11-yr old street-smart kid witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer. Before the lawyer killed himself he gave sensitive information to the kid for which now he’s wanted by the mafia as well a flamboyant US Attorney with political ambitions. The only person he can trust now is a female lawyer with a troubled past.
2) Brad Renfro as Mark Sway is the star of the movie. He doesn’t play a typical “scared witness” but rather a go-getter kid with a witty and confident attitude.
3) John Grisham’s story assures entertainment with legal knowledge. The screenplay is fast-paced and gripping.
4) Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon one-on-one against each other is the highlight of the movie.

 

 


CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Lawyer’s Secretary: Where are your parents?
Mark: Where are yours?
Lawyer’s Secretary: Are you even injured?
Mark: Do I look injured?
Lawyer’s Secretary: Well, we only do injuries.
Mark: Well, I’ll just go get hit by a truck and come back.

Under Siege (1992)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 


PROS –
1) An ex-CIA operative goes rogue and seize control of a U.S. battleship. Now, an ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can save the ship’s company and stop the terrorist from selling the ship’s nuclear-tipped Tomahawks to North Korea.
2) Tommy Lee Jones’ performance as the wacky villain compensates for Steven Seagal’s stone-faced acting.
3) It’s an obligatory must-watch 90s action movie with great entertainment.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Strannix: Meet at the bird cage as planned, Roadrunner, out!
Krill: You’re the roadrunner?
Strannix: Yeah, never been caught. Mee-meep.

Ad Astra (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The nothingness and emptiness of the space observed by a mad astronaut and his son; both fighting their solitude.
2) The breathtaking LRV chase sequence got to be one of the highlights of this movie.
3) Colonies on Moon and Mars, space baboons, etc. This sci-fi universe has some promising sub-plots.

 

CONS –
1) It appears like a wannabe Interstellar (2014) with a gloomy vibe throughout the movie.

 
QUOTE –
I am looking forward to the day my solitude ends. And I’m home.

Just Getting Started (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
N/A

 

 

Cons –
1) This movie qualifies for all criteria of a bad and boring movie.The makers of this movie should be charged with felony.
2) Watching an Asylum movie will be more entertaining than watching this stale so-called comedy film.
3) At this point of time, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones are just signing movies for easy money.

 

 

Quote –
Duke: I’m just a country boy tryin’ to fade into the sunset with a smile on my face.

Jason Bourne (2016)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

1) Thanks, Paul Greengrass for keeping the franchise alive.

 

 
Cons –

1) Dull story; like a Bourne parody. It’s like watching some deleted scenes from an old Jason Bourne film.
2) Stupid editing; weird cuts.
3) Not a single noteworthy action sequence
4) Dumb “Deep Dream” sub-plot.
5) 10 years since we last saw Jason Bourne and still we are wondering about Treadstone, Blackbriar.Instead of being the new adventure of Bourne, it’s Bourne still looking for his identity.

 

 
Quote –
Jason Bourne:  I volunteered because of a lie.

Space Cowboys (2000)

Space Cowboys

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

Verdict –3 /5

 

Pros –
1) “One-Last-Time” themed story never gets old.
2) Fast paced
3) VFX
4) 1958 Opening Scene
5) Jay Leno

 

Cons –
1) Shallow character development
2) Marcia Gay Harden nerdy look ( big let down for Miller’s Crossing’s fans)
3) Half-Cooked subplot (nuclear missiles etc.)
4) Cliched comic elements

 

Quote –
Col. William ‘Hawk’ Hawkins: What is a pancreas, anyhow? I mean, I don’t know what the damn thing does for you, besides give you cancer.