The Quick and the Dead (1995)

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

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Star-studded cast.

 
CONS –
1) It’s a bad western from all standards. It’s neither a conventional western nor it is revisionist. Too much style over substance.
2) You can smell the Harmonica like revenge plot from a mile. The primary “Lady” plot with Sharon Stone, in fact, is the most boring plot.
3) Leonardo DiCaprio as “The Kid” is quite annoying.

 

 
QUOTE –
Scars: I need a woman.
Ellen: You need a bath.

Head of State (2003)

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Entire Bernie Mac’s campaign for the vice-president is the best part of this movie. The NATO bit was top notch.

 

CONS –
1) Terrible execution. It’s a 5-minutes worth of stand-up comedy act stretched for 95 minutes with little consequences.
2) Disappointing soundtrack.

 

QUOTE –
Host: What about NATO?
Mitch: I never met Nato. I don’t talk about people behind their back.
Host: NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Mitch: I thought you were talking about this guy named Nato.
Host: But you have to know these things. You’re running for public office.
Mitch: Do you know Nato Jacobs? Do you know Nato Jacobs?
Host: I’m sorry, I haven’t met the gentleman.
Mitch: That’s what I said. You know nothing about Nato? I know nothing about NATO.

There’s Something About Mary (1998)

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

PROS –
1) A Farrelly brothers’ classic laugh-riot.
2) Out of all the suitors, Matt Dillon character of Pat Healy stands out. He giving Ted a fake description of Mary is the funniest scene in the movie.
3) The hitch-hiker with Ted talking about 7-Minute Abs. Ted’s scene at the police station is another gem.
4) Pat trying to revive Pufferball with CPR and electric shocks.

 

 

CONS –
1) Bollywood ruined this classic, for the uninitiated, with Deewane Huye Paagal (2005)

 

 

QUOTE –
Pat: Was Mary a little big-boned back in high school?
Ted: Big-boned? No, no, not at all. No.
Pat: I guess she packed on a few pounds over the years.
Ted: Oh, yeah? So she’s a little…? She’s a little chubby?
Pat: I’d say about a deuce, deuce and a half.Not bad.
Ted: My. A deuce and a half. Huh?
Pat: Well, you know, you shit out a bunch of kids…and you’re bound to put on a few pounds.
Ted: So she’s…? She’s married?
Pat: No, no, she’s never been. That’s the good news. Four kids. Three different guys. but no rock.Hyperactive little fuckers too. Tough to keep up with in a wheelchair, I bet.
Ted: She’s in a wheelchair? Mary’s in a wheelchair?
Pat: I thought that was part of your kick.

Night School (2018)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) This Kevin Hart comedy is a little better than many of his movies in past years.
2) End credits songs: “El Sueño” Frankie J & Humby and “Graduated (from Night School)” by Trinidad James ft. the Hipster

 
CONS –
1) Half fun is ruined if you’ve watched the trailer
2) Good first half and lackadaisical second half.

 

QUOTE –
Mila: Aren’t you a little old to be a pop-star?
Luis: Aren’t you a little young to die?

Barbershop (2002)

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

Verdict – 1/5

 
Pros –
1) Eddie’s monologue unraveling the real meaning of a barbershop for the hood.
2) Dinka’s safari punch – “Dinka boma ye”
3) Entire ATM sub-plot

 

Cons –
1) Annoying actors – too much overacting.
2) Ordinary hangout movie devoid of good comedy.

 
Quote –
Eddie: Is this a barbershop? Is this a barbershop? If we can’t talk straight in a barbershop, then where can we talk straight? We can’t talk straight nowhere else.

Future Man (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Unapologetically funny and fast-paced – it’s a time-travel galore!
2) Closest thing we can get to a live-action Rick & Morty
3) Full of pop-culture references – The Last Starfighter, James Cameron, Back To The Future, Terminator etc.
4) The later episodes are more like stand-alone adventures.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The climax would’ve been much better if it was a cliffhanger.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“Josh: It’s time-travel 101”

They Live (1988)

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

VERDICT  – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) 1984 with Aliens – Possibly  one of the greatest sci-fi dystopian movie
2) Music – Background score is awesome
3) The concept of “Man With No Name”
4) Almost 6 minutes long street fight – Roddy Piper Vs Keith David
5) B-Grade special effects/flying saucers.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubble gum.”