The Benchwarmers (2006)

The Benchwarmers

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Anti-bully theme
2) Over-age Carlos’s birth-certificate scene.

 

CONS –
1) A decent story with poor-execution. It could’ve been a lot funnier with a better screenplay.

 

QUOTE –
Carlos: Me tummy, es sicko.
Umpire: Well you got proof he’s a kid?
Gus: Come on! Look at his beard. He’s 50.
Wayne: Not according to birth certifico.
Umpire: He’s got documentation. Play ball!

Escape Plan (2013)

Escape Plan

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 

PROS –
1) The 2 best action stars from the 80s in a prison escape plot.
2) The whole prison set-up makes it a worth watch.

 

 

CONS –
1) Waste of good actors in supporting cast.
2) Underwhelming climax.

 

 

QUOTE –
Breslin: This can go two ways. You let me go, and I’ll pretend this never happened. If you don’t, I’ll burn this fucking place to the ground on my way out.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Will Ferrell chemistry with John C Riley
2) Sacha Baron Cohen as the gay F1 driver Jean Girard – His intro scene at The Pit Stop is super hilarious
3) Jane Lynch as Lucy – Granny Law

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Cal Naughton, Jr.: Shake and bake!
Ricky Bobby: What does that do? Does that blow your mind? That just happened!
Jean Girard: Is that a catchphrase or epilepsy?

Cop Land (1997)

Cop Land

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Best Stallone (non-action) film
2) NY Confidential
3) No unnecessary subplot

 

CONS –
1) Too little screen time for De Niro

 

QUOTE –
“Bein’ right is not a bulletproof vest, Freddy.”