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?

The Quick and the Dead (1995)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Star-studded cast.

 
CONS –
1) It’s a bad western from all standards. It’s neither a conventional western nor it is revisionist. Too much style over substance.
2) You can smell the Harmonica like revenge plot from a mile. The primary “Lady” plot with Sharon Stone, in fact, is the most boring plot.
3) Leonardo DiCaprio as “The Kid” is quite annoying.

 

 
QUOTE –
Scars: I need a woman.
Ellen: You need a bath.

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
N/A

 

CONS –
1) This is a below-average action movie. This generation is wonderstruck by the likes of John Wick and Jason Bourne. An average vigilante hero in a cliched movie just won’t do.
2) Denzel Washington needs to stop this right now with such adventures before he joins the league of Steven Seagal.

 
QUOTE –
Robert McCall: I’m your father. You mama forgot to tell you about me.

Hook (1991)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, & Bob Hoskins as Smee are the saving grace of this annoyingly childish movie. Captain Hook‘s entrance with Smee witty one-liners is the only well-written scene.
2) Pirate baseball match.

 

 
CONS –
1) Over-theatrical acting by most actors. Julia Roberts character as Tinker Bell is excessively irritating in particular. The scenes with Lost Boys are another headache.
2) Tediously formulaic Spielberg family movie.

 

 
QUOTE –
Peter Banning: Someone give me a hand.
Captain Hook: I already have.

Bad Boys for Life (2020)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Average one time watch with Martin Lawrence doing most of the heavy lifting.

 
CONS –
1) The entire primary plot of Mike’s long lost evil son is lame.
2) This is what happens when you make a sequel too late of a fan-favorite movie. Bad Boys could’ve been a bigger franchise than Fast & Furious.

 
QUOTE –
Marcus: You realize you will go to hell?
Mike: I don’t believe in hell, Marcus.
Marcus: Well, it believes in you.

Men in Black: International (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 
PROS –
1) Kumail Nanjiani as Pawny – clichéd but the only entertaining character in the movie.

 
CONS –
1) MiB movies are known for their distinctive humor and action. This movie got none.
2) Chris Hemsworth is at his annoying best.
3) Not the same franchise without Tommy Lee Jones And Will Smith.

 

QUOTE –
Always remember: the universe has a way of leading you to where you’re supposed to be, at the moment you’re supposed to be there.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Matt Smith as Parson Collins gave suffiecient comic relief.

 

CONS –
1) A preposterous and futile attempt to amalgamate Jane Austen’s classic with zombie fiction.
2) Mediocre fight and action scenes.
3) We already have definitive versions of the story with the 1995 BBC TV Series and Joe Wright’s 2005 movie. This movie was supposed to put more weight on the zombie plot but the love story dominated the plot.

 

QUOTE –
Mr. Darcy: Of all weapons in the world, I now know love to be the most dangerous.

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Just like the first installment, it’s a nice enjoyable zombie-comedy. The movie gets into the mood from the Columbia/SONY intro itself.
2) Luke Wilson as Albuquerque
3) One scene where Columbus and Flagstaff are wrangling over their respective rules and commandments.

 

CONS –
1) Nothing extraordinary added to the franchise, rather it’s a sequel too late.

 
QUOTE –
“They say when something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, destroy you, or strengthen you.”

Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

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

VERDICT – 2/5

 
PROS –
1) Spider-Man inside the drone-driven illusion of Quentin Beck.
2) Good to see Nick Fury and Happy Hogan in light-hearted roles.
3) J. K. Simmons appearance as J. Jonah Jameson in the post-credits scene. This was mind-blowing!

 

CONS –
1) One time watch MCU checklist.

 
QUOTE –
Quentin Beck: People… need to believe. And nowadays, they’ll believe anything.