Land Of The Lost (2009)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Will Ferrell and Danny McBride delivered as expected. It’s a decent adventure movie with good jokes.
2) Great CGI and set-designs for a Sci-Fi comedy.

 
CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
Dr. Rick Marshall: If you don’t make it, it’s your own damn “vault.” That’s a bitch slap of truth right there.

Zeroville (2019)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) The movie is watchable only when Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson are on the screen.

 
CONS –
1) Overblown story of “cineautistic” film editor obsessed with A Place in the Sun (1951).
2) Such a waste of talents like Jacki Weaver and Will Ferrell.

 
QUOTE –
Fuck continuity.

Alien: Covenant (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) David – His entry scene with signal flare
2) Final Walter/David plot twist
3) James Franco cameo – Hope there is something more in a prequel.
4) That Ozymandias quote never gets old.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The story is not going anywhere. There seems to be no end to Alien story-arc.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Oram: What do you believe in, David?
David: Creation.

Sausage Party (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

1) For those who are done watching Disney-Pixar.
2) The Climactic Orgy : came out of nowhere
3) The movies theme : existence of god / religion / politics / xenophobia / drugs / sexual orientation
4) Pop-culture references : Saving Private Ryan, Terminator etc.
5) The ensemble cast of the usuals.

 
Cons –

n/a

 
Quote –
Gum: I am sorbitol, maltitol, xylitol, mannitol, calcium, carbonite, soy lecithin, vegetable, triglyceride and talc. But, for expediency’s sake. You can call me… Gum.

This Is the End (2013)

This Is the End

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) It’s a treat for Team Apatow fans. Full of pop-culture references as they are playing fictionalized versions of themselves roasting each other.
2) Cameos: Rihanna, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Channing Tatum, etc.
3) Music: Gangnam Style;  final heaven scene with Backstreet Boys is a real show-stopper
4) Craig Robinson and Danny McBride stole the show.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Craig Robinson: Ain’t no party, like a no panty party, cause a no panty party don’t stop!