Stand by Me (1986)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A classic coming-of-age movie influencing a generation of directors and artists.
2) An adventure of self-discovery by four friends on a hike to find a dead body of a missing boy.
3) End credits: Stand By Me – Ben E King
4) Among the four young actors, River Phoenix’s performance as “Chris” stands out.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?”

Jerry Maguire (1996)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The movie is divided into 2 parts – sports drama and rom-com. While the sports drama part was entertaining, the romantic plot was meh.
2) Good chemistry between Cuba Gooding Jr. & Regina King
3) Decent soundtrack with songs like “Secret Garden”
4) Dicky Fox‘s quotes.

 

CONS –
1) While the first half is fast and promising, the second half is equally dull. This movie is terribly over-rated.
2) 45 minutes too long.

 
QUOTE –
Dorothy: You had me at “hello”.

The Death of Superman (2018)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Almost 40 minutes long boss fight with Doomsday.Epic.
2) Diana-Clark sub-plot.

 

CONS –
1) Even with a 100 minute running time, the movie’s first half is terribly slow & boring
2) Lex Luthor voiced by Rainn Wilson – doesn’t fit the character.

 

QUOTE –
Lois: We need to call in the cavalry!
Superman: I am the cavalry.

Scary Movie 5 (2013)

Scary Movie 5

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros – n/a
Cons – Utter waste of time.The worst movie in the Scary Movie franchise.

 

Quote
Lindsay Lohan: I don’t wanna end up all over the internet. I pride myself in keeping a low profile. My private life is private.