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Zaki Hasan

Zaki Hasan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) A welcome return by George Miller to the kind of anarchic action he hasn't directed in the three decades since Thunderdome.‐ Zaki's Corner
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80% Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) In a sense, it's sort of the Return of the Jedi of the Mad Max series: It's solid, it's engaging, but yeah, it's also a kind of a step down from the previous two‐ Sequart
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98% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1982) At just over ninety minutes, there's not an ounce of fat on the thing, and it whizzes along like the souped-up V8 Interceptor that the title character tools around in.‐ Sequart
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90% Mad Max (1979) There's something about Mad Max...that's allowed it to stand the test of time, not only as a work of art in and of itself, but also as a name and brand that commands cultural currency thirty years since the character's last appearance.‐ Sequart
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C 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) What should have been a triumphant reclamation of one of the last century's most indelible icons becomes just another reminder that all heroes eventually fade away. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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77% The Last Starfighter (1984) The quintessential '80s artifact -- though in this case I mean that in the best way possible. It arrived at a time when earnestness hadn't yet been overwhelmed by cynicism.‐ Zaki's Corner
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D- 6% The Last Airbender (2010) Neither epic enough to be memorable, nor disposable enough to be harmless...Think of Star Wars: Episode I without the nuance (!) and subtlety (!!).‐ Zaki's Corner
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69% Labyrinth (1986) These filmmakers relied on puppets, miniatures, matte paintings, and other kinds of expert movie magic to imbue their world with a singular reality that feels both immediate and dreamlike.‐ Fandor
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/5 52% Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) After four films and countless adventures, these characters have become a family, and they've become part of ours too.‐ Zaki's Corner
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D 26% London Has Fallen (2016) I may not have liked Olympus Has Fallen very much, but it felt like All The President's Men compared to this sequel. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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B 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) An altogether enjoyable summer entertainment that manages, in its own way, to hearken back to those thrilling days of yesteryear.‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
B- 71% Jurassic World (2015) Effectively turns the lights back on for the mothballed franchise while also setting a sturdy foundation for any future such expeditions.‐ Zaki's Corner
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50% Jurassic Park III (2001) It's a solid bit of summer escapism, and when judged by that standard it holds up just fine.‐ Sequart
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54% The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) The Lost World is no Jurassic Park, but it's an enjoyable action spectacle with fun characters and top-drawer effects.‐ Sequart
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91% Jurassic Park (1993) Two decades on, it continues to entrance and engage new audiences, typifying everything the cinematic experience can and should be.‐ Sequart
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D 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) The sheer volume of nonsensical exposition coupled with nerve-deadening action sequences was enough to lull me into a state of advanced catatonia.‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
A+ 95% The Jungle Book (2016) There was rarely a moment when I wasn't staring at the screen in rapt awe.‐ Zaki's Corner
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D 12% Jonah Hex (2010) The wildly dissonant tone caroms so haphazardly between self-satire and self-seriousness (sometimes within the same scene!) that it's impossible to form anything resembling an attachment to the characters or situations.‐ Zaki's Corner
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C+ 49% RoboCop (2014) RoboCop's beating heart has been subsumed by the single-minded programming of MGM's franchise-building machinery. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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B+ 51% John Carter (2012) While there isn't much new terrain here, what distinguishes Carter is the quality and richness of what they extract from the soil. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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97% Jaws (1975) With compelling characters, high-tension storyline, and top-drawer direction, it's as perfect today as when it was released.‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C- 54% Jason Bourne (2016) Jason Bourne is back! And, to be honest, I kind of wish he'd stayed away.‐ Zaki's Corner
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B- 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) A serviceable enough entry that, had Paramount been more diligent about keeping the series plugging along, we'd probably already talking about the next one.‐ Zaki's Corner
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C- 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) It all becomes a little bit much after awhile. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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A 64% Independence Day (1996) Never professes to be anything more than escapist entertainment, with enough "gee whiz" pyrotechnics to enthrall audiences.‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
B- 77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) It's adequate, but not exceptional, and while that might be enough for any other movie, this is an Indiana Jones movie, and that can't help but be a little disappointing.‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A 86% Inception (2010) While elaborate, it's never indulgent. While involved, it's never impenetrable. Inception is a feast for the mind and the senses -- the kind of movie experience we dream of.‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
A 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Taken together, the filmic Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies combine to provide a perfect six-movie cycle with a clean beginning, middle and end, allowing us to fully appreciate this mammoth undertaking for what it has accomplished. ‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C+ 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) If you're a fan of this world and want simply to luxuriate in its various intricacies, then that's fine. But for anyone else, The Desolation of Smaug can't help but feel like a bit of a desolate slog.‐ Zaki's Corner
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64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) We've got a lot of road to travel before we'll know if the quest was worth it. But I'm willing to go along on the journey, so that's something.‐ Zaki's Corner
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C- 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) If there's one word to describe this film, it's "middling." Its ambitions aren't high enough for it to be truly terrible, so it contents itself with being entirely disposable. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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C 26% Green Lantern (2011) This isn't quite the stake through the heart of the superhero movie that some of its most vociferous critics are making it out to be, but it sure isn't the genre's brightest day, either.‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) Feels less like a literate attempt to translate Fitzgerald to the screen than it does the moonshine-induced fever dream of a crazed wino who drifted to sleep with a crumpled copy of the book clutched to his chest. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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C 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) Yippee-ki...okay. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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97% Goldfinger (1964) The ultimate measure of Goldfinger's sustained success is in how much it's become part of our shared filmic culture irrespective of whether folks have even seen the movie.‐ Zaki's Corner
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B 75% Godzilla (2014) The more time that passes from my initial screening, the less I focus on the pacing and logic issues, and the more my mind lingers on certain powerful images and set pieces.‐ Zaki's Corner
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B 74% Ghostbusters (2016) Just like the first one, Ghostbusters '16 benefits simply by putting a supremely talented comedic director and cast together and letting them do their thing. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984) Partly because of the cast, partly because of the effects, partly because of Elmer Bernstein's score, and partly because of [Ivan] Reitman's directing style, it all just worked -- and it still does‐ Zaki's Corner
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C- 34% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Moves at a brisk enough pace to keep its rampant stupidity merely annoying rather than actively offensive.‐ Zaki's Corner
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B+ 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Now that's more like it. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the Joe movie I've been hoping to see since I was a little kid‐ Zaki's Corner
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C- 71% The Fifth Element (1997) Aside from Besson's impressive directorial panache, always providing something eye-catching and original to look at...there is little else about The Fifth Element that is particularly noteworthy.‐ Zaki's Corner
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96% From Russia With Love (1964) From Russia With Love perfectly threads the needle between art and commerce, showing us everything that's allowed the series to keep on keeping on.‐ Zaki's Corner
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37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) At ninety-minutes, the movie whizzes along efficiently and isn't around long enough to really overstay its welcome, which also ends up playing to its advantage.‐ Sequart
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27% Fantastic Four (2005) A strictly-for-the-kiddies, enjoy-it-in-the-moment, forget-it-when-it's-over popcorn flick. What makes it such a disappointment is that "The World's Greatest Comics Magazine" deserved better.‐ Sequart
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33% Fantastic Four (1994) It's clear that all involved put a lot of heart and effort into everything we see, but it's also clear that heart and effort only get you so far when the purse strings have been pulled tight.‐ Sequart
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B- 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) As the credits rolled and the foreknowledge of a collective eight-to-ten more hours of this stuff hit me, all I felt was fatigue. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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A 67% Elysium (2013) Elysium benefits from [Neil] Blomkamp's staunch determination to use his fantastical setting in service of a personal story with a human heart. ‐ Zaki's Corner
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B 60% Draft Day (2014) While some the broad strokes of the story may be fairly easy to call out fairly early on, it packs in enough "what's gonna happen?" suspense to make the eventual third act payoff worth hanging in there for.‐ Zaki's Corner
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96% Dr. No (1962) Dr. No is a solid, if unspectacular, start to the longest-lived movie series of all time‐ Zaki's Corner
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B 84% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool does kind of feel like the Ant-Man of the Marvel Mutant Movies. If you know how I feel about Ant-Man, you know that's a compliment. ‐ Zaki's Corner
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018