The Ten Commandments (1956)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Epic treatment of an epic event.
2) 4 Hrs long but still not boring.
3) Yul Brynner as Rameses.
4) CGI : as per 1956 standard
Cons –

n/a
Quote –

Moses: What change is there in me? Egyptian or Hebrew I am still Moses. These are the same hands, the same arms, the same face that were mine a moment ago.

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The Deer Hunter (1978)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Russian-Roulette
2) Christopher Walken
3) The PTSD of war

 

Cons –
1) One hour long Act I

Quote –
Nick : One Shot

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) End Credits
2) “Mr-And-Mrs-Smithing” Scene
3) Ice Cube’s epic melt-down scene
4) “Mr. Walters and Eric ” – Cameo
5) Jillian Bell as Mercedes (best outcome from this movie)

 

Cons –
1) Chaning Tatum College Bromance sub-plot.
2) Being “Exactly the same”.

 

Quote –
Captain Dickson: This is bullshit! Waiter! Can a black man get some water!
Schmidt: Someone get the man some water. He’s black, he’s been through a lot!

Escape from L.A. (1996)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Return of Snake (for the fans of the first movie)
2) Steve Buscemi as Map to the Stars Eddie
3) Mentioning The Cleveland Escape
4) Pam Grier as Hershe Las Palmas
5) Bruce Campbell’s Cameo

 

Cons –
1) C-Grade Cheap CGI
2) Same Story – Different City
3) Wasting Peter Fonda as Pipeline – What was he even doing in this movie?

 

Quote –
Malloy: The United States is a no-smoking nation. No smoking, no drinking, no drugs. No women – unless of course, you’re married. No guns, no foul language… no red meat.
Snake : [sarcastic] Land of the free.

The Two Faces of January (2014)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) A tight story with few characters.
2) The 60s European setup

 

Cons –
1) Only a few moments of thrills.
2) Shallow character development
3) No intense scenes

 

Quote –
Chester MacFarland: I’m sorry I disappointed you.