Broadcast News (1987)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

 
PROS –
1) The trio of lead actors gave a fantastic performance.
2) Holly Hunter’s character Jane looks like an inspiration for Leslie Knope from Parks And Recreation.

 

CONS –
1) This is not Network (1976). It’s an ordinary love-triangle in a news network office.
2) A boring movie with hardly any funny moments.

 
QUOTE –
Aaron Altman: Ok, I’ll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

This Is 40 (2012)

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

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Albert Brooks as Larry – he got the best lines in the movie.
2) Melissa McCarthy cameo – and her extended ad-libbed end credit rant.

 

Cons –
1) Chris O’Dowd – wasted talent
2) 30 minutes too long for a rom-com.

 

Quote –
Ronnie: Keith Richards looked 70 when he was 40. And now that he’s 70 he looks 69. He’s regenerating.

Drive (2011)

Drive

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Travis Bickle neo-noir.
2) Retrowave soundtrack – “Nightcall“, “Tick of the Clock
3) That satin jacket with the logo of a golden scorpion on the back
4) Beneath the ultra-violent action, it’s also a great love story.

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“You know the story about the scorpion and the frog? Your friend Nino didn’t make it across the river.”