Indecent Proposal (1993)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 


PROS –
1) A young couple’s relation is turned upside down after a billionaire offers one million dollars to them for one night with the wife.
2) Robert Redford plays the suave billionaire John Gage, who believes everything’s for sale in this world for a price.
3) Scintillating Demi Moore in her prime.

 

 

CONS –
1) While the first act is fast and rich, the remaining movie is a formulaic sappy drama without any interesting outcome.

 

 


QUOTE –
Diana: Someone once said, if you want something very badly, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, it was never yours to begin with.

Anger Management (2003)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) A girl secretly hatches a grand plan (with the help of an eccentric psychiatrist) to instigate his submissive boyfriend who is constantly bullied in his personal and professional life.
2) A comedy of odd couple,  full of quirky characters and witty dialogues. A sure shot Adam Sandler entertainer.
3) An effective supporting cast and memorable cameos by Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, & Heather Graham.

 

 

 

CONS –
1) The cameo by Rudy Giuliani and the Yankees Team at the end is equally cringy.

 

 
QUOTE –
Dr. Buddy Rydell: Let me explain something to you, Dave. There are two kinds of angry people in this world: explosive and implosive. Explosive is the kind of individual you see screaming at the cashier for not taking their coupons. Implosive is the cashier who remains quiet day after day and finally shoots everyone in the store. You’re the cashier.
Dave Buznik: No, no, no. I’m the guy hiding in the frozen food section dialing 911. I swear.

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Just like the first installment, it’s a nice enjoyable zombie-comedy. The movie gets into the mood from the Columbia/SONY intro itself.
2) Luke Wilson as Albuquerque
3) One scene where Columbus and Flagstaff are wrangling over their respective rules and commandments.

 

CONS –
1) Nothing extraordinary added to the franchise, rather it’s a sequel too late.

 
QUOTE –
“They say when something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, destroy you, or strengthen you.”

True Detective (Season 1)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A must watch detective crime thriller of epic proportion with 17 years of non-linear storyline. It’s HBO’s reply to Memories of Murder (2003).
2) Matthew McConaughey as Detective Cohle gave a great performance of a sociopathic cop.
3) Opening song: “Far from Any Road”
4) Unapologetically good ol’ misogynist show with a high level of testosterone.
5) The climactic fulfilling scene between Rust & Marty

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Marty: A man’s game charges a man’s price. Take that away from this, you’ve nothing else.”

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Final 20 minutes with some good action scene

 

Cons –
1) Weakest entry in the series
2) 45 minutes too long – during the first 1 hr, nothing happens.
3) Over melodramatic moments covering for a weak primary plot
4) Nova, the mute orphan – What is she doing in the movie? Just extended the movie by another 20 minutes.

 

Quote –
Caesar: APES TOGETHER STRONG!

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS  –
1) “Crips & Bloods” monologue with Father Montgomery
2) Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes – An unapologetic character
3) One shot scene – Red Welby threw off the window.
4) Woody Harrelson’s suicide note
5) Exemplary soundtrack by Carter Burwell – the highlight will be Mildred burning the police station with Molotov Cocktails with The Last Rose of Summer playing in the background.
6) Screenplay – new unpredictable events keep coming in this movie every 10 minutes.
7) Sam Rockwell as Officer Jason Dixon and his chemistry with his mother.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE  –
Mildred Hayes: So how’s it all going in the nigger-torturing business, Dixon?
Dixon: It’s ‘Persons of color’-torturing business, these days , if you want to know. 

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 

PROS –
N/A

 

 

CONS –
1) Lacking the fast-paced unpredictable nature of its prequel
2) Painful to watch Michael Caine & Morgan Freeman wasting their talent in this garbage.
3) Daniel Radcliffe for only 4 scenes? That’s all? Shitty performance anyways.
4) The movie failed to explain the events of the prequel, establishing the prequel as a movie full of potholes.
5) Woody Harrelson: irritating twin version
6) Jesse Eisenberg is a one-film-wonder. His career is going south like Shia LaBeouf.
7) Terribly photo-shopped theatrical release poster.

 

 

QUOTE –
Arthur Tressler: Hell will look like a day at the spa once I’m through with the Four Horsemen.
Walter Mabry: You had me at “Hell.”

Semi-Pro (2008)

Semi-Pro

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

Verdict –0 /5

Pros –
1) Jackie Earle Haley
2) Jackie Moon

 

Cons –
Waste of time & waste of talent

 

Quote –
Jackie Moon: Everybody panic! Oh my God, there’s a bear loose in the Coliseum! There will be no refunds! Your refund will be escaping this deathtrap with your life! If you have a small child, use it as a shield! They love the tender meat! Cover your sodas! Dewie loves sugar!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) 3 Finger Salute
2) No more “Battle Royale. Now it’s La “Truman Show”
3) District 13 twist
4) Mockingjay Dress

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“President Snow: Fear does not work as long as there is hope.”