Duplex (2003)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

PROS –
N/A

 

 

CONS –
1) While the movie appears like a normal home-invasion comedy like The Ladykillers (1955), Home Alone (1990), or Mousehunt (1997), this movie darker and disturbing than any of those mentioned. This reminds me of The Cable Guy (1996) which by no means was a comedy movie.
2) As the movie progresses, the misery of the young couple getting their life devastated by the trio of real-state scammers makes it unbearable to watch.

 

 

QUOTE –
Nancy Kendricks: Okay, come on. We don’t have that much time.
Alex Rose: I know. She’s running errands. That only gives us twelve hours.

There’s Something About Mary (1998)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

PROS –
1) A Farrelly brothers’ classic laugh-riot.
2) Out of all the suitors, Matt Dillon character of Pat Healy stands out. He giving Ted a fake description of Mary is the funniest scene in the movie.
3) The hitch-hiker with Ted talking about 7-Minute Abs. Ted’s scene at the police station is another gem.
4) Pat trying to revive Pufferball with CPR and electric shocks.

 

 

CONS –
1) Bollywood ruined this classic, for the uninitiated, with Deewane Huye Paagal (2005)

 

 

QUOTE –
Pat: Was Mary a little big-boned back in high school?
Ted: Big-boned? No, no, not at all. No.
Pat: I guess she packed on a few pounds over the years.
Ted: Oh, yeah? So she’s a little…? She’s a little chubby?
Pat: I’d say about a deuce, deuce and a half.Not bad.
Ted: My. A deuce and a half. Huh?
Pat: Well, you know, you shit out a bunch of kids…and you’re bound to put on a few pounds.
Ted: So she’s…? She’s married?
Pat: No, no, she’s never been. That’s the good news. Four kids. Three different guys. but no rock.Hyperactive little fuckers too. Tough to keep up with in a wheelchair, I bet.
Ted: She’s in a wheelchair? Mary’s in a wheelchair?
Pat: I thought that was part of your kick.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller together

 

Cons –

 

1) It’s a Wes Anderson movie not directed by Wes Anderson
2) Pretentious movie – Wannabe Nebraska
3) Dustin Hoffman as Harold – one annoying character

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Harold: It’s called flirting when you’re young. I’m not sure what it’s called when you’re over 70.

Madagascar (2005)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julien
2) The Penguins: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private
3) “I Like to Move It”

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
Skipper the Penguin: Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) “Patches” O’Houlihan
2) Obscure Sports Quarterly – OSQ

 

Cons –
1) Most cliched underdog story – even Chuck Norris and Lance Armstrong can’t save it.

 

Quote –
Patches O’Houlihan: If you’re going to become true dodgeballers, then you’ve got to learn the five d’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!

The Cable Guy (1996)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Somebody to Love

 

Cons –
1) Definitely “NOT” a comedy.
2) Too dark plot.
3) Boring
4) Jim Carrey’s talent wasted
5) “Cape Fear” minus bloodshed

 

Quote –
You can watch the Louvre on one channel or watch female mud-wrestling on another. You can do your shopping at home or play Mortal Kombat with a friend in Vietnam.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Opening Credit
2)”LIFE” magazine factor. This is possibly the best case of product placement since Wilson volleyball in Cast Away (2000).
3) Visually Stunning (better than Gravity & Life Of Pi Combined)
4) Great supporting cast which includes Sean Penn and Shirley MacLaine.
5) Space Oddity – Performed by David Bowie and Kristen Wiig.
6) LIFE magazine cover running montage.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“Walter Mitty: To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander

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

Verdict – 3 /5

Pros –
1)Mugatu
2)Magnum
3)Also Sprach Zarathustra
4)David Bowie
5)The Walk-Off

 

Cons –
1)Frat Pack failed to generate too many laughs

 

Quote –
“Mugatu: Oh, I’m sorry, did my pin get in the way of your ass ?”

The Watch (2012)

The Watch

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 
PROS –
1) R. Lee Ermey had a decent cameo.

 

 
CONS –
1) The plot seemed so promising but the execution ruined it.
2) A great pool of talent wasted. Even with the presence of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill, it’s a painful watch.

 

 
QUOTE –
Lock and load, bitches! Anything from outer space, kill it!