L.A. Confidential (1997)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) A cop-drama about corruption-riddled LAPD in the 1950s. Three cops unearthing multiple layers of corruption whose foundation was laid by other three cops years ago.
2) Climactic shoot-out.
3) The two stars of this movie are Kevin Spacey as the morally corrupt detective Jack and Russell Crowe as hot-headed cop Bud.

 

CONS –
1) The entire Kim Basinger plot as Veronica Lake look-alike was pretentious and sluggish.

 
QUOTE –
Captain Dudley Smith: I wouldn’t trade places with Edmund Exley right now for all the whiskey in Ireland.

The Nice Guys (2016)

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

Verdict – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Old school detective story
2) “The Big Lebowski” in “Chinatown” with Rick Ford
3) Strong character development
4) Ryan Gosling as Holland March – Cult character
5) Sequel possibility
6) Matt Bomer as John Boy

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
Judith Kuttner: My name is Judith Kuttner. I work for the Department of Justice.
Holland March: Okay. Well, that explains basically nothing.

Grudge Match (2013)

Grudge Match

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

Verdict –3/5

Pros –
1) “Raging Bull Vs Rocky” Factor – a brave choice for both the lead actor to play a parody of their greatest role.
2) The supporting cast – Kevin Hart & Alan Arkin
3) Tyson-Holyfield in End Credits

 

Cons –
1) Cliched Story
2) Kim Basinger Love triangle

 

Quote –
Henry ‘Razor’ Sharp: Will one of you hurry up and rape this guy already?