The Nun (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Gothic Romanian setting.
2) The epilogue featuring Ed and Lorraine Warren with a possessed Maurice.

 
CONS –
1) The Conjuring Universe is dead without James Wan.
2) Weak screenplay brought down the entire myth around the Nun who first appeared in The Conjuring 2

 
QUOTE –
Frenchie: What’s the opposite of a miracle, Father?

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.

The Hateful Eight (2015)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) 70MM SUPER CINEMASCOPE using Ultra Panavision 70
2) Every character is more corrupt than the other
3) Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren; the central figure and also the most hateful character.
4) Kurt Russell as John Ruth; One of his best role.
5) Plot twists with Ennio Morricone’s epic score.
6) Civil War references

 

Cons –
1) Tim Roth & Michael Madsen: wasted

 

Quote –
John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth: No one said this job was supposed to be easy.
Major Marquis Warren: Nobody said it’s supposed to be that hard, either!

Machete Kills (2013)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –
1) Lady Gaga
2) “Carlos Estévez”

 

Cons –
1) No Grindhouse factor

 

Quote –
Mr. President: Last time I sent a black op team into Mexico, they got dead and I got the Oval ass-fuck.

The Heat (2013)

The Heat

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Melissa McCarthy – One woman show!
2) Sandra Bullock’s cat running gag.

 

Cons –
1) Simon Larkin’s plot – damp squib

 

Quote –
Mullins: My fear is that I’m gonna put you in a bikini and you’ll still look like a fucking bank teller.