Con Air (1997)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A quintessential 90s high octane stylish entertainer, full of memorable characters. Simon West clearly watched a lot of John Woo movie before making his debut film.
2) Funny and action-packed from the first minute to the last.
3) John Malkovich as Cyrus “The Virus”. The primary antagonist who makes the movie more watchable.
4) The action-filled climax destroying almost half of Las Vegas.

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
Garland Greene: Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.

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.

Identity (2003)

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

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Multiple plot-twists towards the end of the movie. The final twist came when the audiences thought the movie is already over.
2) The whodunit premise – a convict, a patient, adverse weather, and 10 strangers.

 

Cons –
1) I lost interest when 20 minutes before the climax, it’s revealed that the entire action is taking place inside the fat man’s head. A major flaw in the screenplay.

 

Quote –
As I was going up the stairs, I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. I wish I wish he’d go away.

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

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

Verdict – 0/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The “One Arm” running gag with Crispin Glover

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Back To The Future rip-off
2) No chemistry between actors. It would have been a better film with the “frat pack”.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Lou: If that guy doesn’t lose his arm soon, I’m gonna fucking take it from him myself.