Black Dynamite (2009)

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

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The “Code Kansas” decoding scene – the best part of the movie
2) Funny names – Cream Corn, Tasty Freeze, Gunsmoke, Bullhorn etc.
3) Kung-Fu treachery !

 

Cons –

 

1) Not just a spoof of the blaxploitation films, it was a lot like the grind-house experiments done by Tarantino and Rodriguez but still a half-hearted effort.

 

Quote –

 

Black Dynamite: Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!

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Mamma Mia! (2008)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Feel good movie
2) An ABBA musical
3) Fictional Greek island of Kalokairi

 

Cons –

1) Could be lot funnier with such an ensemble

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Sophie: I want the perfect wedding, and I want my father to give me away.
Ali: Better be a wide aisle!

Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)

STORY – N/A
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Finally – a stand-up act from Jerry Seinfeld
2) Climactic end footage with Johnny Carson

 

Cons –

 

1) 75 % Old material – was expecting lots of new internet age jokes (e.g. Uber joke)

 

 

Quote –

 

“I was either eating 100% sugar, or airborne.”

 

Killing Gunther (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Bobby Moynihan as Donnie – Only actor trying to do some comedy in this mess.

 

Cons –

 

1) Filming Style from “The Office”
2) Old irritating jokes

 

Quote –

 

Donnie: Boom goes the dynamite.

The Little Hours (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Nick Offerman as Lord Bruno – Delivered as expected

 

Cons –

 

1) Expectation was a mad reefer comedy but not a single compelling scene
2) Waste of a great ensemble

 

 

Quote –

 

Lord Bruno – Bring me his goddamn balls.

The House (2017)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler – this duo made me survive me this 88 minute ordeal
2) The basic story was full of potential

 

Cons –

 

1) One time watch – avoidable comedy with inconsistent characters and lazy direction
2) Even Jeremy Renner cameo can’t save this disaster.

 

Quote –

 

Casino Patron: Are those women’s sunglasses?
Scott Johansen: No, they’re Italian.

Get Shorty (1995)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Barry Sonnenfeld being a long time cinematographer of Coen Bros, the movie appears to be a Coen Bros movie.
2) John Travolta as Chili Palmer – The movie buff loan-shark
3) Outstanding cast
4) Smooth music & sleek fast paced screenplay

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Harry Zimm: I once asked this literary agent, uh, what kind of writing paid the best… he said, “Ransom notes.”