Spaceballs (1987)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet, one of his funniest roles. His unusually giant helmet itself is the biggest source of laughter.
2) In many ways, it’s more entertaining than the original Star-Wars movie. Barf, based on Chewbacca, is doing a better job than Chewbacca did in Star Wars.

 
CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
President Skroob: You got to help me. I don’t know what to do. I can’t make decisions. I’m a president!

Uncle Buck (1989)

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

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) John Hughes’ one-time watch, light-hearted family comedy.John Candy’s one-man show.

 
CONS –
1) Half-baked screenplay and direction.

 

 

QUOTE –
Buck Russell: Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face!

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

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

Verdict – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) John Candy as Del Griffith – lovable annoying character
2) Feel Good Thanksgiving movie

 

CONS –
1) Surprisingly, the 2011 Bollywood remake Chalo Dilli (2011)  is much funnier.

 

QUOTE –
Del: Six bucks and my right nut says we’re not landing in Chicago.