Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) A time-traveling adventure movie for younger audiences.
2) An obvious precursor to Wayne’s World and Dumb and Dumber

 

CONS –
1) Childish predictable plot, bad acting.

 

QUOTE –
Party on, dudes!

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Stree (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Spooky and funny. Possibly one of the best Bollywood movie of this genre. Great debut for Amar Kaushik.
2) Supporting cast: Pankaj Tripathi as Rudra got the best lines, and Vijay Raaz cameo was spot-on.
3) Shraddha Kapoor as the unnamed femme fatale. The final plot-twist involving her was remarkable.

 
CONS –
1) The soundtrack is forgettable but who cares. The songs and dances are added just to promote the movie as a regular Bollywood movie.

 

QUOTE –
“Ye naye Bharat ki chudail hai”

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 
PROS –
1) The horrors of War in those trenches. Definitive First World War documentary.
2) This documentary is a triumph, an homage to the greatest generation of Britain. A story much needed to be told.
3) Initial 25 minutes in Black&White, snapping to colour the moment the troops landed the battlefields and switching back to Black&White once the war ends.
4) The intense close combat sequence narrated by soldiers with the first-hand experience through “The War Illustrated” magazine.
5) End credits: “Mademoiselle from Armentières”

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“The only thing that really did annoy me was, when I went back to work after I’d got demobilised, I went down the stores, and the bloke behind the counter was a bloke who I knew. He said, “Where have you been ? On nights ?”

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5


PROS –
1) The movie is supposed to be a no-brainer entertaining comedy and that’s what it is.
2) It’s a Mike Myers show from the start to the end.
3) Mini-Me – the equally evil clone of Dr. Evil.
4) The entire “Dick Rocket” joke.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Austin: I can’t believe Vanessa, my bride, my one true love, the woman who taught me the beauty of monogamy, was a fembot all along. Wait a tick, that means I’m single again! Oh behave!

The Sitter (2011)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Colorful cinematography; Single-Night story.
2) Karl’s surreal den.
3) Special mention for Landry Bender as Blithe.

 
CONS –
1) Sloppy writing; predictable jokes.
2) Forgettable one time watch

 
QUOTE –
Tina: I got your back now Noah because I found out you got some big ass balls, man!
Noah Griffith: Can’t buy underwear, balls don’t fit.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

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

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Jurassic Park ATV tour
2) Kumail Nanjiani cameo as the masseur.

 

CONS –
1) Devoid of fun and good jokes.
2) Aubrey Plaza trying to do an April Ludgate but it didn’t work.
3) Stephen Root wasted.

 

QUOTE –
Tatiana: The key to teaching children is repetition. You’d be surprised how stupid they are.

Project A (1983)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A fun-filled action-packed movie in the 19th century in Hong Kong. A must watch for Jackie Chan fans.
2) The Clock Tower stunt. The fascinating part is that Jackie Chan performed the stunt twice.
3) Great supporting cast that includes Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Hong: Password.
Fats: Beat me.