Anger Management (2003)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 
PROS –
1) A girl secretly hatches a grand plan (with the help of an eccentric psychiatrist) to instigate his submissive boyfriend who is constantly bullied in his personal and professional life.
2) A comedy of odd couple,  full of quirky characters and witty dialogues. A sure shot Adam Sandler entertainer.
3) An effective supporting cast and memorable cameos by Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, & Heather Graham.

 

 

 

CONS –
1) The cameo by Rudy Giuliani and the Yankees Team at the end is equally cringy.

 

 
QUOTE –
Dr. Buddy Rydell: Let me explain something to you, Dave. There are two kinds of angry people in this world: explosive and implosive. Explosive is the kind of individual you see screaming at the cashier for not taking their coupons. Implosive is the cashier who remains quiet day after day and finally shoots everyone in the store. You’re the cashier.
Dave Buznik: No, no, no. I’m the guy hiding in the frozen food section dialing 911. I swear.

Broadcast News (1987)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

 
PROS –
1) The trio of lead actors gave a fantastic performance.
2) Holly Hunter’s character Jane looks like an inspiration for Leslie Knope from Parks And Recreation.

 

CONS –
1) This is not Network (1976). It’s an ordinary love-triangle in a news network office.
2) A boring movie with hardly any funny moments.

 
QUOTE –
Aaron Altman: Ok, I’ll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

The Bucket List (2007)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) Two Hollywood stalwarts in a light-hearted but heart touching adventure movie, on a journey of self-discovery.

 
CONS –
1) Not the best Rob Reiner movie. The writing is plain and predictable from beginning to end. We all know where it’s going.

 
QUOTE –
Edward Cole: 3 things to remember when you get older: never pass up a bathroom, never waste a hard-on, and never trust a fart.

Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

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

Verdict – 2/5

Pros –
1) A textbook romantic movie from Nancy Meyers – An odd couple, initial hiccups, a rough patch and final happy ending in Paris
2) A cakewalk for Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton

 

Cons –
1) Keanu Reeves & Frances McDormand – shallow roles
2) No reason for a re-watch.

 

Quote –
Harry Sanborn: Some people consider rap poetry.
Erica Barry: C’mon, how many words can you rhyme with bitch?

About Schmidt (2002)

 About Schmidt

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –
1) Narration as a letter.
2) Kathy Bates

 

Cons –
1) A character study of a retired man – a story told and retold a million times.

 

Quote –
Warren Schmidt: Well Ndugu, I’ll close now. You probably can’t wait to run and cash this check and get yourself something to eat.

Easy Rider (1969)

Easy Rider

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Choppers (Captain America bike and Billy Bike)
2) Stoner / Counter-culture
3) B-Grade appearance
4) Dennis Hooper’s being himself
5) Jack Nicholson’s UFO monologue
6) Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf

 

CONS –
1) Badly directed & edited (so-bad-its-good)

 

QUOTE –
“George Hanson: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.”