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.

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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!