Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Sleepless in Seattle

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) The climax being a tribute to An Affair to Remember (1957)
2) The perfect lead actors for a heart-warming story. Meg Ryan is indeed the definitive leading lady of 90s rom-coms.
3) The entire soundtrack is a perfect romantic mix-tape with artist like Jimmy Durante, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion etc.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Sam Baldwin: I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.

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You’ve Got Mail (1998)

You've Got Mail

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Another Nora Ephron rom-com with a “New-York” factor and Meg Ryan.A companion movie to Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
2) Once upon a time when internet romance was new.
3) Entire subtle tribute The Godfather (1972).
4) The entire soundtrack is full of classic tracks

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
The Godfather is the I Ching. The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? ‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli.’ What day of the week is it? ‘Maunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday.’ And the answer to your question is ‘Go to the mattresses.’ You’re at war. ‘It’s not personal, it’s business. It’s not personal it’s business.’ Recite that to yourself every time you feel you’re losing your nerve. I know you worry about being brave, this is your chance. Fight. Fight to the death.

Larry Crowne (2011)

Larry Crowne

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Cedric the Entertainer & Julia Roberts
2) Feel good one time watch rom-com

 

Cons –
1) Predictable plot
2) Tom Hanks as the director is playing it safe unlike Tom Hanks the actor.

 

Quote –
Dr. Matsutani: This is college, there’s only two things you can’t do: smoke in the building and use your phone in my class.

Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee
2) 33 Rules
3) Bill Murray cameo

 

Cons –
Jesse Eisenberg –  not a good actor in this zombie-comedy

 

Quote –
Tallahassee: Out west, we hear it’s back east. Back east, they hear it’s out west. It’s all just nonsense. You know, you’re like a penguin on the North Pole who hears the South Pole is really nice this time of the year.

Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown – the definitive example of a mad scientist.
2) A fast-paced entertaining film with great characters and a tight screenplay.
3) Highly influential movie for all future time-travel movies and TV shows.
4) “The Power of Love” – Huey Lewis and The News
5) The perfect climax for the sequel.

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
Marty McFly: Silence, Earthling. My name is Darth Vader. I am an extraterrestrial from the planet Vulcan!

Man of Steel (2013)

Man Of Steel

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Last 2 Minutes

 

Cons –
1)Hans Zimmer’s music is surprisingly mediocre.
2)Killing Pa Kent for a silly reason.
3)Amy Adams as Lois Lane – miscast
4)How come a Superman movie so dark?

 

Quote –
Lara Lor-Van: He will be an outcast. They’ll kill him.
Jor-El: How? He’ll be a god to them.