Extract (2009)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –
1) Another gem from Mike Judge
2) Full of interesting caricatures
3) Ben Affleck as Dean – surprisingly one of his best role

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Dean: You should try smoking a little pot.
Joel: That’s a drug.
Dean: It’s not a drug. It’s a flower.

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Idiocracy (2006)

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

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Highly Influential / Cult written all over it.
2) U.S. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho
3) Post Credit: Upgrayedd
4) Tight Screenplay
5) Eerily realistic future
6) “Rehabilitation”
7) Low “registers” of English spoken in the future world got an analogy with the Russo-Eng language developed in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).
8) Aldous Huxley – George Orwell – Cyril M. Kornbluth

 

Cons –
1) The “zero-promotion” of the film by 20th Century Fox absolves the film’s mythology.

 

Quote –
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way,”

Office Space (1999)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Cult written all over it.
2) Office Caricatures
3) Nerd factor (Superman III reference)
4) Printer Smashing Scene
5) Stephen Root as Milton Waddams / Diedrich Bader as Lawrence

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Lawrence: I’ll tell you what I’d do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.
Peter Gibbons: That’s it? If you had a million dollars, you’d do two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; ’cause chicks dig dudes with money.
Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks.
Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that’d double up on a dude like me do.
Peter Gibbons: Good point.
Lawrence: Well, what about you now? What would you do?
Peter Gibbons: Besides two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Well, yeah.
Peter Gibbons: Nothing.
Lawrence: Nothing, huh?
Peter Gibbons: I would relax… I would sit on my ass all day… I would do nothing.
Lawrence: Well, you don’t need a million dollars to do nothing, man. Take a look at my cousin: he’s broke, don’t do shit.