Margin Call (2011)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Silence before the storm of the 2008 Financial Crisis. A companion movie to The Big Short (2015).
2) Exceptional cast.
3) The late-night emergency meeting. Jeremy Irons nailed that scene in the room full of acting talents.
4) Wolves by Phosphorescent

 

CONS –
1) Not for the audiences who don’t understand financial jargons.

 

QUOTE –
John Tuld: Let me tell you something, Mr. Sullivan. Do you care to know why I’m in this chair with you all? I mean, why I earn the big bucks.
Peter Sullivan: Yes.
John Tuld: I’m here for one reason and one reason alone. I’m here to guess what the music might do a week, a month, a year from now. That’s it. Nothing more. And standing here tonight, I’m afraid that I don’t hear – a – thing. Just… silence.

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys

 

Cons –
1) Average Star-Trek movie, nothing extraordinary

 

Quote –
Spock: Fear of death is illogical.
Bones: Fear of death is what keeps us alive.

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan – A good actor added to Star Trek universe

 

Cons –
1) Alice Eve as Lieutenant Carol Marcus: Not sexy but annoying
2) Disappointing sequel as compared to Star Trek (2009). No reason to watch it again.

 

Quote –
My name is… KHAN.