Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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

VERDICT – 2/4

 
PROS –
1) Adventure of a mad scientist with food where he’s saving the world from his own cataclysmic invention.
2) Andy Samberg as “Baby Brent” – the only voice-over artist putting an effort.

 
CONS –
1) Childish predictable plot with familiar stock characters.Nothing new to offer.
2) Mediocre animation quality

 

QUOTE –
Sam Sparks: You may have seen a meteor shower, but I bet you’ve never seen a shower “meatier” than this.

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Future Man (Season 2)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Wolf’s entire adventure in NAG was the best part of this season
2) An unpredictable surreal time-travel saga spanning different eras where the characters forget about the actual quest and are lost in their own petty errands.
3) The show is terribly under-rated. Just like the first season, it’s fast-paced, witty and full of pop culture references.
4) Stu & Tiger on MARS.
5) Seth Rogen’s cameo in the finale. The finale confirms that in a time-travel adventure, things will always go from bad to worst. And we are ready for more in the next season.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Wolf: In prison, he was my friend. He gave me a rock hammer and I used it to dig a hole, bit by bit every night, to make my escape.
Level: How did they not see the hole?
Wolf: Oh, well, that was the great part. He also gave me a sexy poster to hang on the wall to cover the hole.
Hatchet: They let you have a poster?
Lathe: That seems implausible.
Wolf: Well, I helped them out with their taxes. But [stammers], that’s not important.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Will Forte as Doug Kenney – The Wolf Of Lampoon Street.

 

Cons –
1) A futile attempt to recreate the magic of Man On The Moon but David Wain is no Miloš Forman
2) Too many characters, too little time.
3) This biopic follows the same rise and fall formula as used in Goodfellas, Scarface and The Wolf Of Wall Street.

 

Quote –
Tom Snyder: Mr. Kenney, it’s a fine line between being clever and offensive, isn’t it?
Douglas Kenney: Look, if I could just say something in defense of National Lampoon for one moment…
Tom Snyder: Please.
Douglas Kenney: We come from a tradition of truth-tellers. A long time ago, there was someone else society found offensive. They thought that what he did was radical – dangerous. They persecuted him… and eventually killed him. Of course, I’m referring to Dracula.

The Last Man on Earth (Season 4)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) The show is aging like fine wine. The antics of Tandy are now no longer annoying but the cornerstone of the show.
2) Finale will leave everyone waiting for Season 5
3) Return of Mike

 

Cons –
1) Half-cooked Jasper plot.

 

Quote –
Todd: Boy, damn. Damn you, Zihuatanejo! You lied to me! All of you! The entire production team of The Shawshank Redemption.

The Last Man on Earth (Season 3)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Changing the location to San Jose.The story was going nowhere in Malibu
2) Ep. 10 adding Kristen Wiig as the new character.
3) Radioactive fallout – adding scientific accuracy to the story.

 

Cons –
1) The current cast sucks except Will Forte.All non-comics actors

 

Quote –
Carol Pilbasian: Tandy, you can’t bring dead things back to life.
Tandy: You tell that to Jesus Christ… and his buddy, Frankenstein

The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Kra_ _ Gl_e.
2) Mugatu + Megamind = Lord Business (and also Will Ferrell’s live-action scenes)
3) Morgan Freeman as Vitruvius & Jonah Hill as Green Lantern
4) Star-Wars cameo.
5) The Double Decker Couch
6) “Everything is Awesome”

 

Cons –
1) Though the overall theme depicts a powerful satire on the current generation, the predictable nature of story is a minus point.

 

Quote –
“Release the Kragle”

Nebraska (2013)

Nebraska

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

 

Verdict – 5 /5

 

Pros –
1) A real American movie
2) Very “Coen-ish”. Bruce Dern gave the performance of a lifetime.
3)”Little Miss Sunshine” in Black & White

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“David Grant: Jesus Mom! Was the whole town trying to seduce you?”