Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020)

CONTENT – 0
EXECUTION – 1
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 1/3

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) Jerry Seinfeld said almost 20 years ago ‘I’m Telling You for the Last Time’ (1998), but he coming back to the same material over-and-over again.

 
QUOTE –
But that’s what marriage is. It’s two people…trying to stay together without saying the words “I hate you.”

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Count Dracula and Van Helsing squabbling over the “final word”.
2) The “staking” scene.

 

 
CONS –
1) Not a great parody movie for a 90s movie. Maybe around the 1960s, it would’ve been a laugh-riot.
2) Instead of being a good parody, the movie is quite a literal adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with a couple of good jokes.

 

 
QUOTE –
Jonathan Harker: She’s alive?
Van Helsing: She’s Nosferatu.
Jonathan Harker: She’s Italian?

Chisum (1970)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) A prototype John Wayne movie of good vs evil with all it’s essential elements. The Cattle Baron (John Chisum), The Drifter (Pat Garrett), Young Gun and The Gunslinger (Billy The Kid), The Outlaw (Dan Nodeen), Corrupt Businessman (Lawrence Murphy), etc.
2) The final gunfight with cattle stampede.

 

 
CONS –
N/A

 

 
QUOTE –
James Pepper: You know, there’s an old saying, Miss Sally. There’s no law west of Dodge and no God west of the Pecos. Right, Mr. Chisum?
John Simpson Chisum: Wrong, Mr. Pepper. Because no matter where people go, sooner or later there’s the law. And sooner or later they find God’s already been there.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Grand set designs and props.

 

 
CONS –
1) A filthy, vulgar, and pukeworthy movie with an inconsequential sci-fi story.
2) I can’t even take this bizarre movie seriously as a musical as the songs are also terrible.
3) For a niche LGBT enthusiast audience, this movie can be appealing but for the rest of the audience, it a 100 minutes long headache.

 

 
QUOTE –
Dr. Frank-N-Furter: It’s not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Another great story of greed. A paranoid man with disoriented conscience led to the disaster of a perfect gold-rush adventure.
2) John Huston’s tight screenplay and direction. While Bogart is the leading man, the highlight will be Walter Huston natural acting as the wise old man leading the pack.
3) Humphrey Bogart played the central character of an insecure tramp. His character of Fred C. Dobbs is a classic example of an over-suspicious man going nuts in isolation.
4) A somewhat fulfilling climax for Howard & Curtin.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Howard: I know what gold does to men’s souls.

His Girl Friday (1940)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A single day story of a ruthless newspaper divorced couple where the ex-husband uses every dirty trick in the book to get rid of ex-wife’s soon-to-be-husband and get her back working on the big story.
2) Dialogues are spoken so fast it’s difficult to catch up and process it at the same time. Howard Hawks’ 1940 wonder can’t find it’s a match even in 2020.
3) Rosalind Russell’s performance as Hildy overshadows every other actor. It’s difficult to imagine to find such a strong, ambitious, and cold-hearted female character in a 1940 movie.
4) This is less of a rom-com and more of black-comedy diving into the vulturous world of print media at the expense of human tragedy and politicians leaving no stone unturned for getting re-elected.
5) Joe Pettibone‘s first scene was one of the most hilarious scenes of the movie.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Walter Burns: Hey, Duffy, listen. Is there any way we can stop the 4:00 train to Albany from leaving town?
Duffy : We might dynamite it.
Walter Burns: Could we?