Balls of Fury (2007)

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

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) A pleasant surprise to see Christopher Walken as Feng.

 

 

CONS –
1) A promising plot suffering from a weak screenplay and poor writing. Except for the dead/fake panda joke, there is not a single good joke.
2) Dan Fogler playing a role tailor-made for Jonah Hill, Jack Black or someone from Team Apatow.

 
QUOTE –
Feng: What part of “sudden death” didn’t you understand?

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

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

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –

1) One time watch light-hearted comedy.

 

 

Cons –

1) Production value – $15 million budget but still not attractive.
2) The bollywood adaptation of Harry Segall’s play is surprisingly more entertaining and fulfilling.

 

 

 

Quote –

Mr. Jordan: The likelihood of one individual being right increases in direct proportion to the intensity with which others are trying to prove him wrong.

Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) Steve Carell & Emma Stone nailed it.
2) The movie on this historic event was long overdue.
3) Great supporting cast.

 

CONS –
1) Antagonizing Margaret Court for being straight? Not Okay.
2) Lesbian saved womankind – that’s the underlying theme of this film.

 

QUOTE –
JACK : I’m not sure you understand. If you’re not in the USLTA, you can’t play the Grand Slams. No Wimbledon, no Palm Springs, no nothing.
BILLIE JEAN: Oh, I get it. But what will your Grand Slams be without the best women players in the world? Not so grand.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) “Patches” O’Houlihan
2) Obscure Sports Quarterly – OSQ

 

Cons –
1) Most cliched underdog story – even Chuck Norris and Lance Armstrong can’t save it.

 

Quote –
Patches O’Houlihan: If you’re going to become true dodgeballers, then you’ve got to learn the five d’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!

Semi-Pro (2008)

Semi-Pro

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

Verdict –0 /5

Pros –
1) Jackie Earle Haley
2) Jackie Moon

 

Cons –
Waste of time & waste of talent

 

Quote –
Jackie Moon: Everybody panic! Oh my God, there’s a bear loose in the Coliseum! There will be no refunds! Your refund will be escaping this deathtrap with your life! If you have a small child, use it as a shield! They love the tender meat! Cover your sodas! Dewie loves sugar!

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?

The Benchwarmers (2006)

The Benchwarmers

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

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Anti-bully theme
2) Over-age Carlos’s birth-certificate scene.

 

CONS –
1) A decent story with poor-execution. It could’ve been a lot funnier with a better screenplay.

 

QUOTE –
Carlos: Me tummy, es sicko.
Umpire: Well you got proof he’s a kid?
Gus: Come on! Look at his beard. He’s 50.
Wayne: Not according to birth certifico.
Umpire: He’s got documentation. Play ball!

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Happy Gilmore

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 

PROS –
1) An ostracized hockey player with anger issues utilizes his hidden golf talent to help his grandmother
2) Ben Stiller as the evil orderly running the nursing home. His scenes with Frances Bay are most hilarious.
3) Great supporting cast
4) A quintessential Adam Sandler movie in all it’s glory.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
“Happy Gilmore: [to his golf ball] You little son of a bitch ball! Why you don’t you just go HOME? That’s your HOME! Are you too good for your HOME? ANSWER ME! SUCK MY WHITE ASS, BALL!”

Blades of Glory (2007)

Blades of Glory

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

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Will Ferrell as “Chazz” Michael Michaels. He took the character of an over-confident self-obsessed skater to another level.
2) A side-splitting comedy movie, full of memorable jokes and characters.
3) Great skating choreography.
4) The whalebone comb called Verticoli. The intensity by which Will Ferrell describes it, explains the caliber of this actor.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Chazz: Hey. They laughed at Louis Armstrong when he said he was gonna go to the moon. Now he’s up there, laughing at them.