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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
Continuing my series of tributes to the Academy Awards, I decided to log 2015's Best Picture winner Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). A film that I didn't appreciate upon my first watch. But after seeing it multiple times, I can fin... Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
In celebration of the 90th Academy Awards, I would be logging a series of Oscar-winning and nominated films in my diary. And the first film would be 1994's The Shawshank Redemption. Upon first viewing, I didn't know what to expect; I mean I haven... Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +cinematography from Roger Deakins +well-ensembled cast +satirical concept of war and friendship CONS: -underwhelming resolution at third act -sometimes tedious Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
The Great Wall earns to be called as a cheesy historical fiction, heavy on CGI monsters, death-defying tactics of our heroes, and disposable entertainment. Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +Rowan Atkinson, of course +misadventures of Mr. Bean +laugh-out-loud scenes +unforgettable soundtrack CONS: -slightly repetitive Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis +unique style in comic book movies +dark and gripping at times +Shyamalan's twist that I didn't see coming CONS: -not enough surprises and adventure Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
Kate Beckinsale and some cool elements don't save Blood Wars from its very self-serious and dumb storylines. For more in this review, follow kean at the Stardust App :) Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
Logan (2017)

Logan (2017)

9 / 10
It's heartfelt when it's supposed to be heartfelt. It's heartless when it's supposed to be heartless. For more in this review, follow kean at the Stardust app :) Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
2017's Beauty and the Beast uses the 'tale as old as time' formula in the most classic, beautiful and meticulous ways, without taking risks to be its own thing. For more in this review, follow kean at the Stardust App :) Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +combines the elements of its past movies +talks about politics +Christopher Plummer +adventurous yet intense scenes +brings back characters one last time CONS: -antagonists' unclear goals Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +talks about religion CONS: -weak and unclear antagonist -subplot about Klingons -boring story -feels weird to the Star Trek saga -slow first act -most forgettable -resolution to the conflicts Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +teamwork at its best +crazy and silly premise +funniest Star Trek CONS: -unclear antagonist/s -no backstories for Gillian's character -overlong explanation about whales Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
2016's "The Magnificent Seven" is the second remake to Akira Kurosawa's 1956 Western "The Seven Samurai." And after so many films like this, it's perhaps unavoidable that The Magnificent Seven has shadows of some films that has come before - some... Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +best use of science fiction in the original films +return of the cast +well-told story CONS: -one-dimensional antagonists (Klingons) -involvement of Genesis (once again) Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +darker and more mature Star Trek +brings back the iconic characters +empathy for the antagonist (Khan) +intense and suspenseful scenes CONS: -messy third act -involvement of Genesis Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +unforgettable characters and actors +Decker and Ilia's love story +interesting story +chemistry of the iconic crew CONS: -slow editing -overlong scenes and moments Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
"The Accountant" is one of those few successful movies which comes every year that presents an origin story not based from an existing action-hero or comic book - where the titular character has these absurdist action skills and ninja moves to tak... Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx +heavy and intense third act +presentation of nightlife in Los Angeles +dark yet sometimes funny CONS: -some redundant moments Read the full review »
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thegeniuslizard rated and reviewed a movie.
2 years ago
PROS: +Keira Knightley and the stellar cast +production and costume design +Jane Austen influence +feminism and romanticism CONS: -not believable relationship Read the full review »