Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Robin Williams’ one-man show. Probably his best.
2) Opening radio monologue. In fact, every time Robin Williams is DJing is pure unbridled entertainment.
3) Great soundtrack.
4) Bruno Kirby as Lt. Steven Hauk, the constant killjoy. Not easy to play the heavy against crowd favorite.

 

CONS –
1) The entire anti-war sub-plot with Trinh & Tuan is absolutely boring.
2) Every time when Robin Williams is not on the screen, the movie is unbearable.

 
QUOTE –
Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the VP is such a VIP, shouldn’t we keep the PC on the q.t., because if it leaks to the VC, he could end up an MIA, and then we’d all be put on KP.

When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Nora Ephron magnum opus uplifted with the direction of Rob Reiner.
2) Great editing, great cinematography, effortless performances – a definitive rom-com.
3) Billy Crystal and Bruno Kirby will remind anyone of Jerry & George from Seinfeld. The whole conversational screenplay gives a very Woody Allen touch to the movie.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Harry Burns: I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) The 18 inch Stonehenge megalith with dwarves dancing around – side-splittingly funny!
2) Smell the Glove black cover
3) Death of drummers under bizarre circumstances.
4) The scene where the band members are lost backstage.
5) Rob Reiner as Marty Di Bergi – stone face comedy

 

Cons –
1) 82 minutes long SNL skit

 

Quote –
“Money talks, and bullshit walks.”