The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Opening Credit
2)”LIFE” magazine factor. This is possibly the best case of product placement since Wilson volleyball in Cast Away (2000).
3) Visually Stunning (better than Gravity & Life Of Pi Combined)
4) Great supporting cast which includes Sean Penn and Shirley MacLaine.
5) Space Oddity – Performed by David Bowie and Kristen Wiig.
6) LIFE magazine cover running montage.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Walter Mitty: To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

30 Minutes or Less

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

PROS –
1) Danny McBride as Dwayne “King Dwayne” Mikowlski

 

CONS –
Bad Story meets bad director

 

QUOTE –
“That’s what she said.”

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

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

Verdict –5 /5

Pros –
1) The sailing Fedora
2)The Thompson
3) Jon Polito & John Turturro

 

Cons –
1) The Love triangle

 

Quote –
“The old man’s still an artist with a Thompson.”

Semi-Pro (2008)

Semi-Pro

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

Verdict –0 /5

Pros –
1) Jackie Earle Haley
2) Jackie Moon

 

Cons –
Waste of time & waste of talent

 

Quote –
Jackie Moon: Everybody panic! Oh my God, there’s a bear loose in the Coliseum! There will be no refunds! Your refund will be escaping this deathtrap with your life! If you have a small child, use it as a shield! They love the tender meat! Cover your sodas! Dewie loves sugar!

Nebraska (2013)

Nebraska

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

 

Verdict – 5 /5

 

Pros –
1) A real American movie
2) Very “Coen-ish”. Bruce Dern gave the performance of a lifetime.
3)”Little Miss Sunshine” in Black & White

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“David Grant: Jesus Mom! Was the whole town trying to seduce you?”