The Nun (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Gothic Romanian setting.
2) The epilogue featuring Ed and Lorraine Warren with a possessed Maurice.

 
CONS –
1) The Conjuring Universe is dead without James Wan.
2) Weak screenplay brought down the entire myth around the Nun who first appeared in The Conjuring 2

 
QUOTE –
Frenchie: What’s the opposite of a miracle, Father?

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) A fitting tribute to Philip K. Dick was long overdue.
2) 10 episodes with a vast range of actors. Most notably Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Buscemi, and Timothy Spall.
3) Best episodes: “Impossible Planet”, “Real Life”, “The Father Thing”, “The Commuter”

 

Cons –
1) A mild version of Black Mirror
2) Boring episodes: “The Hood Maker”, “Crazy Diamond”, “Human Is”, “Kill All Others”

 
Quote –
“Irma: I dreamt you, Mr.Norton.Deep in my heart. And I think maybe you dreamt me too.”

The Commuter (2018)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Entertaining one-time watch as expected from the duo of Liam Neeson & Jaume Collet-Serra
2) Hand to hand combat scenes

 

Cons –
1) Unnecessary shaky camera
2) Mediocre primary motive
3) Too many loose ends in the screenplay including the epilogue.

 

Quote –
“You want proof you’re a good man, take a look at your family”

Source Code (2011)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The primary sci-fi plot is revolutionary. The story-line, however, was mediocre with a mediocre villain till the climactic mind-fuck plot twist which elevated the entire movie.
2) Opening establishment shots, Jake’s train jump shot. Quality CGI scene.
3) No silly sub-plots. Fast paced.

 

Cons –

 
N/A

 
Quote –

 

Colter Stevens: Any soldier I’ve ever served with would say that one death is service enough.

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

1) Demonic Nun figure, Valak : scariest creature created in recent years in any horror film
2) The thrills : unlike the prequel , this is full of scary moments from start to end.
3) The doubt of all this being a Prank

 
Cons –

1) Franka Potente : anyone noticed her ?

Quote –
“Help me! It won’t let me go!”

The Conjuring (2013)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Few moments of thrills: hide&clap / flying laundry sheets scene.

 

CONS –
1) Though it’s based on true story, the basic plot-line is a cliched haunted house with witch and exorcism.
2) The movie is not having a constant tone of horror. At times the movie is relaxing the audiences with light moments without any haunting music or action.
3) Terribly over-rated. This is not a groundbreaking horror movie.

 

QUOTE –
“Ed Warren: Sometimes it’s better to keep the genie in the bottle.”