House on Haunted Hill (1999)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 

PROS –
1) A haunted house with a horrifying fire accident in 1931, invites descendants of the 5 survivors of the sadistic Dr. Vannacutt’s evil staff. The host assumes the guest as part adventure night offering $1 million to each guest who remains in the house until morning.
2) The amusement park prank at the beginning of the movie keeps audiences thinking the entire movie to be an elaborate prank.
3) Ignoring the fact that it’s a remake of House On Haunted Hill (1959), the movie is thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end.

 

 


CONS –
N/A


QUOTE –
Price: From here on, it gets really scary!

Commando (1985)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Colonel Matrix has 11 hrs. to rescue his daughter from the wannabe President of Val Verde.
2) An era-defining 80s action film with uber violence and one hell of a body count. This movie is solely running on Arnold’s toned muscle power.
3) A quintessential Arnold movie in all its glory. Every Gen X kid would’ve found a character like Colonel Matrix in some comic books, video games, or in a pulp magazine story.

 

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Cooke: This Green Beret is going to kick your big ass!
John Matrix: I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I’m very hungry!

48 Hrs. (1982)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) The “Redneck bar scene” with Eddie Murphy. It’s a great debut for Eddie Murphy where he boosted the entire movie with his presence.
2) Neon enhanced cinematography of night-time San Francisco

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Reggie: Man, you loaded here. What the fuck’s this?
Redneck: Tax refund!
Reggie: Bullshit! You’re too fuckin’ stupid to have a job!

Unknown (2011)

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

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A fast-paced and gripping thriller from the first to the last minute.
2) An assassin who mistakes his fake identity to be his reality because of a freak accident.
3) Great supporting cast with legends like Frank Langella and Bruno Ganz

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Ernst Jürgen: In the Stasi, we had a basic principle: ask enough questions and a man who is lying will eventually change his story. But the man who tells the truth cannot change his, however unlikely his story sounds.