Great Expectations (1946)

Great Expectations (1946)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Jean Simmons as young Estella
2) Martita Hunt as Miss Havisham
3) Finlay Currie as Abel

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
I realized that in becoming a gentleman, I had only succeeded in becoming a snob.

The Watch (2012)

The Watch

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 
PROS –
1) R. Lee Ermey had a decent cameo.

 

 
CONS –
1) The plot seemed so promising but the execution ruined it.
2) A great pool of talent wasted. Even with the presence of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill, it’s a painful watch.

 

 
QUOTE –
Lock and load, bitches! Anything from outer space, kill it!

 

Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) The movie is a post-apocalyptic western with an eye-patched hero called Snake Plissken.
2) Lee Van Cleef as Bob Hauk – the sheer aura of this iconic western legend in this post-apocalyptic science-fiction.
3) The iconic poster with the severed head of Statue Of Liberty
4) The opening scene with Snake in handcuffs walking from the helicopter through the hallway is dripping with swag.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
“Call Me Snake”

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Leo Di Caprio as a mentally challenged brother of a person himself struggling to make ends meet.
2) Darlene Cates as Bonnie Grape: loving obese mother
3) A good movie on the Mother-Son relationship. The short police station scene was incredible.
4) A small town entertaining and emotional movie

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Bonnie : Jerry, I’ve come for my son.
Jerry : Bonnie, you’ll need to fill out some papers.
Bonnie : No! No!
Jerry : Police procedure requires…
Bonnie : I want my boy, Jerry.
Jerry : But Bonnie, you have to calm…
Bonnie : My son! Give me my son!

Basic (2003)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Samuel L. Jackson as Master Sgt. Nathan West – a larger than life character
2) Sgt. West training monologues
3) Final plot twist.
4) Possibly the last John McTiernan movie. It’s last but definitely not the least.

 

 

CONS –
1) Weak presentation and marketing. This movie is terribly under-rated.

 

 

 

QUOTE –
A Ranger never relinquishes his weapon! If George S. Motherfucking Patton rises from his holy grave and asks you for your weapon, you will not surrender your weapon. Everybody better give me a “Hoo-ha, sergeant.”

This Is the End (2013)

This Is the End

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) It’s a treat for Team Apatow fans. Full of pop-culture references as they are playing fictionalized versions of themselves roasting each other.
2) Cameos: Rihanna, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Channing Tatum, etc.
3) Music: Gangnam Style;  final heaven scene with Backstreet Boys is a real show-stopper
4) Craig Robinson and Danny McBride stole the show.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Craig Robinson: Ain’t no party, like a no panty party, cause a no panty party don’t stop!

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Happy Gilmore

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) An ostracized hockey player with anger issues utilizes his hidden golf talent to help his grandmother
2) Ben Stiller as the evil orderly running the nursing home. His scenes with Frances Bay are most hilarious.
3) Great supporting cast
4) A quintessential Adam Sandler movie in all it’s glory.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
“Happy Gilmore: [to his golf ball] You little son of a bitch ball! Why you don’t you just go HOME? That’s your HOME! Are you too good for your HOME? ANSWER ME! SUCK MY WHITE ASS, BALL!”

Sarkar Raj (2008)

Sarkar Raj

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

Verdict – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Amitabh Bachchan as Subhash Nagre again gave a stellar performance.
2) Dilip Prabhavalkar as Rao Saab. The “Don Altobello” twist was unexpected
3) Full of quotable one-liners
4) The final confrontation between Rao and Sarkar – There is a reason why RGV is the king of Bombay-noir.

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
“jaan lena jurm hai … sahi samay pe jaan lena … raajneeti”

Sarkar (2005)

Sarkar

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Amitabh Bachchan as Subhash Nagre – a fusion character of Veto Corleone and Bal Thackeray.
2) Govinda Govinda Chant

 

CONS –
1) Though well made, it’s a shameless The Godfather rip-off.

 

QUOTE –
“mujhe joh sahi lagta hai main karta hoon … woh chahe bhagwan ke khilaaf ho, samaaj ke khilaaf ho, police, kanoon … yah phir poore system ke khilaaf kyun na ho”