Trailer Alert – The Cult of Chucky

Remember Chucky? That evil, man-killing dull. Yes. He’s back! And I’m super excited.

The trailer for the movie did everything a trailer should, kept me on my toe as I anticipate the movie’s arrival.

Taking a quote from one of the characters in the movie… “A true classic never goes out of style.” The movie seems to be about a cult in a mental hospital trying to reinstate Chucky’s reign, in the hearts and minds of her inmates.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Trailer Alert – Jumanji

Jumanji is getting a reboot! Yes, you heard it. The popular movie we grew up with is been rebooted to meet with the standards of the new world. Personally, I do not really like the idea of a reboot, but as I’m open-minded, I ‘m willing to give it a short. The trailer tried its best to sensitize the public, but we can only fully gauge their like or dislike when the movies gets out.

Watch the trailer here.

TV Review: Power (S04E01)

Rinzy rates it a 5/5 (A).

Power is back!

This is one of the best news of the week. If there’s one thing Power made clear with its exceptional finale last season, it’s that, Hell has seen no fury as a woman scorned. Angela Valdes gave James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick everything she had, her future, her body, figuratively her soul. James dumped her, technically to protect her. Angela didn’t see it that way and was extremely heartbroken causing her to rebound with her ex, Greg Knox. Greg didn’t see it to the end of the season, naturally, Angela assumed Ghost killed him, and all she set out to do was find any piece of evidence that would link him to the crime scene. Which she did.

Into this new season, a lot has changed. The dynamic of the new season speaks testimony to that. I must confess, Ghost looks good in an orange jumpsuit (Haha!).

Angela got a warrant to search Ghost’s house, which doesn’t really go well. Ghost’s daughter, Raina, felt betrayed by Angela’s prosecution of her father; certainly not to mention Tasha’s hostility to the home-breaker.

There’s this Officer at the prison who’s got it for Jamie, occasionally throwing tantrums in action about Jamie being a cop killer.

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Jamie in prison.

Tasha is an extremely loyal wife. After everything that’s happened between her and James she still goes the extra mile to save him from himself. Her resilience to get the $2,000,000 in clean money required for Jamie’s bail shows how much of a loving and loyal wife she always has been.

A new man is in town, his name is John. He’s the lead prosecutor on the Greg Knox murder trial. Yes! The case is moving to trial because of the gravity of the offense. He officially puts Angela off the case. We’ll be spending a lot of time in the courtroom this season, as Jamie’s bail application was rejected. That scene was surprising because of how well the Judge appeared to be flowing with Procter’s words. In as much as I want to feel pity for Jamie, he brought everything happening now upon himself; worse is, Angela confessed to him that she knew he didn’t kill Greg, confirming everyone’s believe that she’s vindictive and just wants to hurt Jamie. I wonder what she’ll to when she finds out her boss is the true murderer. In all, I feel bad for Tasha: She’s the one with a lot to lose if Jamie goes down.

This was a very strong premiere, as usual, Power lives up to expectations. I want to comment on the prevailing theme song of this episode, I loved it.

TV Review: The Originals (S04E13 – finale)

Rinzy’s Ratings: 4/5 (B)

Every now and then TV shows deliver finales that are both  emotional and intense. This episode was one of such.

I know I must have felt bad for The Mikelsons more often than not right from their run on The Vanpire Diaries, but this… this finale… this finale shook the very foundation of family and what it means to love someone ineffably.

At the start of the episode, The Hollow wasted no time in showing her power to the witches of New Orleans by raising up Dominic (Remember that douche witch faithful?) It also didn’t take The Mikelsons long to agree to Vincent’s suggestion on how to defeat The Hollow, even though it’ll destroy them (Goodbye, Always and Forever). Quickly they dispatched the witches faithful to The Hollow’s cause, and Dominic (Bye-bye Dom!) The bulk of the episode rested on the repercussion of the terms agreed upon to defeat the unkillable Hollow.

Vincent’s crazily brilliant idea was for him to split The Hollow as was done in time past, into four, and send her to rest in the blossom of the four immortal Mikelsons – Rebecca, Klaus, Elijah, and Kol. A comdition they all naturally agreed on. So into the condition was Freya that she almost transitioned herself into a vampire to be fit to habour The Hollow, save for the timely appearance of Kol. The hard part of the condition was that, all four siblings could never meet again, least The Hollow tries to piece herself back. Very crazy plan right? Makes you wonder how on this earth the selfish Mikelsons who always profess to remain dedicated to themselves would agree to it. The answer is simple, because Hope is their salvation; the innocence they’ve all lost in themslevesand can only aspire to protect in the only candidate of the next generation of Mickelsons.

Elijah had it the worst: being that he has always been the one trying to get his family on track every time they hit a crossroad. This time, he sought Marcel and Vincent’s help to compel him to drop his natural instinct to preserve not just Klaus but the entire family.

There’s just one problem I had with this season – I extremely anticipated an all out battle between Hope and The Hollow, because of how much their great powers were teased. I still fan the flame of hope for this though.

By the end of the episode, everyone had began to live their different lives – Rebecca finally got her wish, as Marcel flew through to New York just to be with her, having ditched Sofia’s request off screen to flew around the role with her; Elijah at France, playing the grand-piano to the entertainment of free folks; Kol, off on his way to propose to Davina; and Klaus, hovering around Elijah. Hayley and Hope found themselves at Alaric and Caroline’s school for special kids (I guessed this one right). 

People… I lost a tear with Klaus in this episode as he wept for his daughter, Hope. It’s been fun watching the different shades of Klaus over the last seven years. He’s been a beautifully written character and at this point where his arc is at redemption, it’s been wonderful watching him express his pains at the glaring truths that he could fail Hope, his hope.

It’s certain The Mikelsons would be back together, through whatever witchy loophole the producers come up with. But till then, let’s revel in the depth of emotions this season finale has sent us to.

TV review: iZombie (S3E12)

I’ve never reviewed iZombie here, even though I’ve diligently followed it since its first season. Why? I really can’t say. Maybe because the show hadn’t given me a stronger reason to shout WTF! Until now.

The penultimate episode of the third season did plenty to shake things up, and I’ll try to talk about the noteworthy ones… the groundbreaking two.

1. Liv isn’t so holy afterall.

    If you’ve been following iZombie from the very beginning you’ll understand what happens to zombies after they take a snack on human brains – they tend to see visions and behave very much like the dead person they just feasted on. Now, in this episode, Liv ate the brain of Ravi’s former boss who had an oversized sexual appetite; something Ravi himself could attest to being that he had also slept with her in the past. Liv found herself visiting a bar one too many times until she hooked up with Filmore Graves. What makes this all the more noteworthy is that, Filmore Graves is the boss of Liv’s boyfriend, and all three are zombies. Yep! Zombies can only bone themselves.

    Liv is in a tight corner, though this plot might not be addressed until the new season, it’s still a wonder one: it raises the question of how much of you is you as a zombie under the influence of a new brain.

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    2. Explosion gallore.

    One of the dangling plot thread this season has been about Discovery Day (The day humans discover the existence of zombies). It’s been a real threat, becoming realer as the days go by. With a new  Mayor that is a zombie and a very wealthy firm run exclusively by zombies, I’ll say the undead have a better chance winning the way in Seattle. But when the major truth activist of the city turns into an undead against his own will and decides the best way to leave this world is with a bang, things take a drastic turn. I can swear I didn’t see that coming. Though iZombie has taken such explosive risk in the past, in terms of storytelling, this one managed to seem fresh and unexpected. This scene opens the door for so many questions because, as much as the bombed house contained lots of zombies, there also were lots of humans there. It makes fun at the entire reason why humans would be fighting the undead if it’ll cause them to be their own undoing.

    There you have the two shocking factors of this episode. I enjoyed this episode so much that I promise to review the season finale.

    iZombie returns next Tuesday on The CW.