Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Just for old times’ sake.
2) Return of Billy in 4C
3) Kidney prank ( though it was ruined in the trailer)
4) “Bush Club”, “The Old Stinkeroo”
5) Captain Lippencott’s camouflage bodysuit gags

 

CONS –
1) A sequel too delayed
2) One-time watch
3) Bad supporting cast.

 

QUOTE –
“GOT YOU!”

The Interview (2014)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) The “Sony-hack-event” gives this movie a reputation/notoriety of almost starting a nuclear war and thus already a cult status.
2) Eminem Cameo.
3) Few establishing shots.

 

Cons –
1) Great concept but badly executed.
2) Latest in the streak of bad movies for Seth Rogen.
3) A stoner angle would have been better.

 

Quote –
“Honeypotting and Honeydicking”

Death Wish II (1982)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) The Shadow Of Vigilante
2) The park shoot-out sequence
3) Return Of Det. Ochoa

 

Cons –
1) A half-hearted effort of director Michael Winner
2) Disappointing sequel
3) Paul Kersey’s romantic angle

 
Quote –
Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz: Let me get this straight… you and your wife were attacked by four muggers and then all of a sudden this guy comes out from nowhere and begins shooting, killing these two here… and you don’t know what he looks like?
Tourist: He saved our lives dammit! Where were you, giving out parking tickets?
Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz: I want a description of that guy looked like!
Tourist: He was a very good citizen!

Wayne’s World (1992)

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

Verdict – 5 /5

Pros –

1) The Definitive 90s movie
2) Every scene got cult written all over it.
3) Breaking of 4th Wall
5) Multiple Climax
6) T-1000 Cameo
7) The nerdy backdrop
8) Pop-Culture references
9) Great Music

Cons –

n/a
Quote –

“We’re not worthy. We’re not worthy.”

The Equalizer (2014)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

1) Fast paced story-line
2) Action packed
3) That orphan Russian boy’s story.
4) End Credits (Guts Over Fear)

 

 

Cons –

1) Bad supporting cast
2) Cliched sub-plots
3) The ex-CIA angle
4) In a nutshell, it’s “Jason Bourne” meets “Death Wish” with a “History Of Violence”.
5) The Russian Mafia portrayal is not as convincing as Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.

 

 
Quote –

“Don’t doubt yourself, son. Doubt kills.”

The Maze Runner (2014)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) The story being told from the POV of Thomas.
2) Lord Of The Flies? Anyone?
3) Battle Royale: Original
Hunger Games: Too long Rip-Off
Maze Runner: Fast Paced Rip-Off
4) Fast Paced storyline and a climax full of twists.
5) The poster is amazing. Great set design of the gigantic maze.

 

Cons –
1) My greatest fear is its sequels will ruin the legacy.

 

Quote –
“Wicked is good.”

Predators (2010)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Opening skyfall Scene
2) The planet scene: the sheer thrill of not being on earth
3) Cliffhanger ending

 

CONS –
1) Adrien Brody unnecessary Batman voice.
2) Once the Predators are visible the thrill is gone.

 

QUOTE –
Stans: Wow, what a shithole. You live here?
Noland: Oh, no. No. This is my summer home. I winter in the Riviera. The schools are so much nicer there. And the men… Ooh, la, la!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) The final scene which shows the effect of ALZ is fading.
2) The final battle scene where apes are fighting humans while riding horses shooting guns.
3) Koba will remain the most memorable character from this movie.

 

CONS –
1) Full of cliched characters; both humans and apes.
2) Gary Oldman wasted
3) Caesar’s family sub-plot

 

 
QUOTE –
Koba: Apes not kill apes.
Caesar: You are no ape.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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

 

Verdict – 3 /5

 

Pros –
1) Analogy between Llewyn and Ulysses
2) Cinematography
3) Bob Dylan near the end scenes

 

 

Cons –
1) Too many loose ends
2) John Goodman wasted
3) Not the best from Coen Brothers
4) Average Music

 

 

Quote –
“- Merchant Marine again?Just exist?
–  Heh, exist? Is that what we do outside of show business?It’s not so bad, existing.”