Oblivion (2013)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Great CGI with innovative designs (Tower Post)
2) The primary concept of the movie – Just like “The Island” the primary characters were given a false narrative about the fate of the earth
3) Morgan Freeman as Malcolm Beech – The moment he lights his cigar making his entry was super awesome.

 

Cons –
1) Movie Title “Oblivion” – could’ve been better.

 

Quote –
How can man die better: than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods.

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Assassins (1995)

Assassins

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Antonio Banderas and his desperado swag
2) Great cinematography and some good action scenes
3) It’s a classic 90s action extravaganza which will attract viewers every time it’s on TV.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Once upon a time, there was this little sparrow, who while flying south for the winter froze solid and fell to the ground. And then to make matters worse the cow crapped on him, but the manure was all warm and it defrosted him. So there he is, he’s warm and he’s happy to be alive and he starts to sing. A hungry cat comes along and he clears off the manure and he looks at the little bird and then he eats him. And the moral of the story is this: everyone who craps on you is not necessarily your enemy, and everyone who gets you out of crap is not necessarily your friend, and if you’re warm and happy wherever you are you should just keep your big mouth shut.

American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman – A wealthy insecure narcissistic investment banker living alternate lives of a high-class materialistic, and the other of a psycho killer begging to get caught.
2) Great ensemble of supporting actors
3) The line between fantasy and reality is quite blurred in this screenplay completed with an ambiguous climax.
4) John Cale’s soundtrack.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Patrick Bateman: I have to return some videotapes.

The Queen (2006)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Michael Sheen as Tony Blair

 

CONS–
2) No “Candle In The Wind”….. seriously?

 

QUOTE –
HM The Queen Mother: Don’t be ridiculous. Remember the vow you took?
HM Queen Elizabeth II: I declare that my whole life, rather it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.
HM The Queen Mother: Your whole life. That is a commitment to God, as well as your people.

Blades of Glory (2007)

Blades of Glory

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros – The “Iron Lotus”
Cons – Ricky Bobby Redux

Quote –
Chazz: Hey. They laughed at Louis Armstrong when he said he was gonna go to the moon. Now he’s up there, laughing at them.