Hook (1991)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, & Bob Hoskins as Smee are the saving grace of this annoyingly childish movie. Captain Hook‘s entrance with Smee witty one-liners is the only well-written scene.
2) Pirate baseball match.

 

 
CONS –
1) Over-theatrical acting by most actors. Julia Roberts character as Tinker Bell is excessively irritating in particular. The scenes with Lost Boys are another headache.
2) Tediously formulaic Spielberg family movie.

 

 
QUOTE –
Peter Banning: Someone give me a hand.
Captain Hook: I already have.

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.

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Will Ferrell as Harold Crick
2) Great Supporting cast ( Maggie Gyllenhaal/Emma Thompson/Dustin Hoffman)
3) “I brought you flours” – One of the best cult romantic scene
4) Romance angle is the highlight of the film and sadly the least worked upon part.
5) “Whole Wide World” – Wreckless Eric

 
Cons –

1) What genre is this ? Sci-Fi ? Fantasy ?
2) Solid start but as the movie progresses the storyline goes on without any message and purpose.

 

 

Quote –
“Kay Eiffel: Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death.”

Marathon Man (1976)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Nazi Factor
2) Babe’s running escape sequence / Dental torture scene
3) Diamond District sequence with Holocaust survivors
4) Roy Scheider as Henry “Doc” Levy
5) Elsa twist
6) Laurence Olivier as Dr. Christian Szell

 

Cons –
1) Slow first half.

 

Quote –
“Christian Szell: Is it safe?”