The San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2017 had come and gone. With 4 days of explosive gigs surrounding the release of movies and TV shows, this annual event sees the massive release of trailers for anticipated and surprise shows and movies – the latter of which I’ll share with you.
I’ve watched almost every trailer released, and here’s a list for my top picks.
This is Rinzy’s best trailers from SDCC 2017 #SDCC2017.
1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
The first installment (The Secret Service) was a surprise hit for 2014, causing this sequel to be hotly anticipated. Thankfully, the trailer didn’t disappoint – I enjoyed every hit of it. What could go wrong with Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, and other wonderful new additions to the franchise?
RR rates it 4.5/5
2. Thor: Ragnarok
The son of Odin returns for the last adventure in his trilogy. After the mixed review for Dark World, Marvel was in a tight corner to make this work seen as Thor’s very integral to the story the MCU hopes to tell. Luckily for them, the trailer didn’t disappoint. A lighthearted movie which features The Incredible Hulk – what could go wrong? Even without Mjonir (Thor’s hammer), we’re in for a treat.
RR rates it 4/5
The most surprising to make this list – Netflix continues to break through borders with their innovative spirit. Bright is a cop movie which feels like a blend between Men in Black and Star Trek, features Will Smith as its lead. Netflix has my attention, what they do with it depends on how well they execute this movie.
RR rates it 4/5
4. Justice League
Ever since I was a child, I’ve always wanted to see the Justice League in live media. Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait till I was frail to gave my wish granted. JL will certainly be the talk of town upon its release in November. Wonder Woman’s success does well to rub off on all the other DCEU properties – Let’s see how it goes.
RR rates it 4/5
That’s my list. Which movie do you strongly anticipate? Tell me in the comment box below.
Straight of its wonderful season premiere last week, GOT continues to forge ahead.
It wouldn’t be out of place to say a lot happened in this week’s episode of game of thrones. Rightly titled ‘Storm born’, this episode had a lot to do with Daenarys of house Targayrean.
The episode picks up immediately where the last ended – Team Dany has just arrived Dragonstone, the place of her birth; ever the tough one Dany doesn’t take time to reminisce on the importance of her arrival all she wants is to take control of King’s Landing. Dany had an altercation with Varys which got me scared at first until I realized it was was all about further testing the depth of his loyalty to the realm and her – this causes both to swear a sort of new allegiance to each other.
Dany’s meeting with the other queens of her cabal (Lady Olenna, Yara, and Ellaria) goes well. Though frictioned at the start, it ends with joy when Tyrion’s awesome advice as Hand of the Queen is that the Dothrakis and Unsullied storm and take Castarly Rocks. This move’s aimed at hitting the Lannisters at where it matters most. The other queens’ armies would then lay siege to Kings’ Landing and starve Cersei and her army to death.
The last important info to come out from Dragon stone was Melisandre’s visit to Daenarys – The Red Priestess comes with urgent news that Dany needs to summon Jon and form an alliance with the North because the long night is coming. Many of us have waited years for Dany and Jon to finally meet, and here it is.
Away from Dany and friends, we head to the Tarlys. We got to see Randal Tarly (Sam’s father) again. Randal is been coerced by the crown to join Cersei’s forces to take down Olenna (who is his rightly leader as he’s from High garden). At first, I held hope that Randal would hold his ground and refuse to align with #TeamCersei, but Jamie’s words begin to get to him, and his conscience begins to get torn.
His son on the other hand, continues to survive his mundane existence at The Citadel under the tutelage of the ArchMaester. Sam has proven to be a rebellious soul, an attribute of his not hindered by his large size or hate the rest of the world usually showers him. Sam broke the rules again – against the wish of the Archmaester, he uses a dangerous and abandoned technique to try to heal Jorah Mormont, already abandoned for death. Though a large part of the painful treatment is kept off screen, we shouldn’t be wrong to assume Jorah Mormont will love to fight another day by Danny’s side.
Talking about battle: Cersei knows Daenarys is in Westeros, and that she brought along with her an army of various hardcore savages. Ever the resourceful one, her Maester/alchemist introduces her to a weapon strong enough to pierce through dragon bone – as seen in practise with the bones of deceased dragons beneath King’s landing. Personally, I thought the weapon underwhelming – I hoped for something magical, since dragons are born of magic it is only fitting that magic should be what kills them.
There was a very important scene in this episode; it was the one between Lady Olenna and Daenarys. The dialogue was impressive, and the quotes made me reflect. Lady Olenna is arguably one of the smartest women in this universe, and when she admitted that she was alive today against the many smart men in the world (specifically like Tyrion) was because she never listened to them. Such a statement has huge implications because Dany trusts Tyrion and believes in his advice, even though she’s a strong willed woman on her own. Lady Olenna unequivocally asks her to stop behaving like a sheep and be the dragon that she is. What a wise woman!
Still at Dragon stone – there was a scene that has kept viewers wondering for years how it would eventually play out, and now that it finally did we can all conclude that it was awkward and at the most irrelevant, but since we’re arriving the end it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. This scene was the sex scene (sort of) between Missandrei and Greyworm. It’s so so awkward – I won’t talk about it.
Do you remember Hot pie – A fat boy from season two or so, during the time of Arya and Gendry? A made a comeback this episode. Arya ran into him at a tarven, still on her quest to King’s Landing to kill the queen. I didn’t enjoy their reunion as it was bland, and only existed to serve the purpose of redirecting Arya’s story-arch. Hotpie told Arya that her brother, Jon, had taken over Winterfell. That was all it took to convince Arya to go back home.
Now, I must say things are looking too good for the Starks which makes me scared. Things are never this good in this Game of Thrones.
On Arya’s way back she also ran into a character we’ve not seen since season one – Can you guess? Try. Try… NYMERIA! Yes, Arya’s direwolf is back, and she’s returned with a pack; her pack of wolves. I must confess, this is a plus on the side of #TeamJon, as wolves are known to be brutal in battle. Though the reunion was a sad one as Nymeria still left Arya, I’m sure we’ve not seen the last of her and her pack.
Before I get to the highlight of this episode I must not fail to mention something I observed – Lord Baelish is a pervert. A big pervert. How does one love a woman and her daughter? Anyway you spin it, it sounds disgusting, and one can only imagine what goes on in such a person’s head. Baelish went a step further to tell Jon that he loves Sans a just like he loved her mother – it sounded like he was giving Jon an early notice of his desire to have sex with his little sister… PERVERT! naturally, Jon greeted him with his fist, warning him to stay clear off Sansa. But there’s so much he can do now that he’s not going to be very much around.
Greyjoy vs Greyjoy
Give it to the producers to always know how to save the best for last. As the subtitle suggests, this is a family matter. Remember when Euron promised Cersei he wouldn’t return unless with a gift? He’s making good of his promise. As the Dornish fleet and Years head towards King’s a landing to lay siege, and Yara and Ellaria try to find entertainment in each other’s body as Theon watches, Euron struck. An all out battle on Yara’s ship that saw the death of two of the three Sand snakes (Ellaria’s daughters) and Yara and Ellaria taken hostage. Euron is such a badass. This victory means that Cersei might give in and accept his marriage proposal – after all, we all know Cersei to be willing to do anything to take down her enemies.
I want to appreciate Ramsey for a job well done – his work forever lives on in Theon Grey joy, or should I say, Reek. At the climax of the battle, Euron had Yara with a blade at her throat, and Theon jumped into the sea, instead of fighting to save his sister (typical characteristic of Reek). My opinion, as long as Theon lives, so does Ramsey. Reek is his legacy, and it’ll continue to speak for him.
In the year 2008, the relatively new Marvel studios came up with the ultimate idea of planning movies ahead in time under the umbrella of a cinematic universe, where everything is connected. Fast-forward to 2017, almost a decade after, every other studio wants to copy the ultimate money making formula. One of such studios (Universal Studios) hoping to replicate what made Marvel Studios billions of dollars left us with the first movie of the Dark Universe – The Mummy.
At this time where Hollywood has practically ordered the reboot of every hit movie and TV series, The Mummy is caught in that web. Most people remember the original movie of 1999 (Imotem! Imotem!) Does this movie come close to the original? The answer is no! Is this movie entertaining in its own right? Continue reading to find out.
Tom Cruise headlines this action thriller. Yes! The real reason I said this and the original aren’t on the same par is because while the 1999 version came across more as a horror movie than an action piece, this 2017 installment is all action and thrill, no gore, no scares, no cold chill. Even the story plot about sacrifice to incur the god Ra failed to incite any form of fear chill – which I think is what made the original captivating and an instant hit.
Now, The Mummy isn’t a bad movie. The choreography and action sequences are impressive (It’s 2017, I wouldn’t expect any less); at a point, Ahmanet’s zombie minions might even confuse you into thinking you’re watching The Walking Dead on the big screen – that is to say I enjoyed the car chasing scene very much.
Talking about Ahmanaet – she wasn’t threatening at all. She came more across like a vindictive woman without a particular person to grudge against. Her back story, though not bad wasn’t really convincing. For starters, her motivation for killing her father wasn’t understood; her reason for wanting to bring Ra into human form wasn’t properly laid out for better understanding if it was part of the deal that turned her evil in the first place. Truthfully, she was a terrible villain.
Overall, the story plot was weak, I couldn’t feel anything strong. Personally, I have a problem with exploring the Hyde and Jekyll’s story-line here: It just didn’t fit into the overall plot, and would have been much better if they had only teased us with Hyde’s presence inside Jekyll’s existence. Russell Crowe as the character wasn’t so bad.
Tom Cruise is still a bankable action movie star anytime, so if the reports of this movie not doing so well at the domestic box office means that so many things in the story didn’t appeal to the American audience. Going forward into the Dark Universe I hope they correct this mistake of convulsing plots and focus on telling a single entertaining story, instead of trying to hint at things that have no implication for now.
One shocking act closed Starz’s hit TV show last season – and that was the arrest of Jamie ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick, for the murder of Special Agent – Greg Knox.
Since the fourth season premiered, Jamie has remained incarcerated and we’ve had to endure the proceedings of his trial, and also watching his family and business fall to pieces simply because he couldn’t fight the temptation to think with his their leg.
As painful as it was, AUSA Angela Valdez – Jamie’s childhood love – the woman he risked his marriage, children, and business to be with, happened to be the one prosecuting him at fill force (She was the one who filed the original motion for his arrest. Damn!)
I’ve been forced to watch through this season and realize how dumb Angela really is. How does one shag a man for years and still can’t tell the kind of rookie mistake he cannot make? Luckily for us #TeamGhost, Angela finally figured out in Ep04 that Ghost wasn’t the one that put the gun in the drawer; if he didn’t put the gun there, he wasn’t the owner, and if he wasn’t the owner, he wasn’t Greg’s killer. I enjoyed the moment of watching Angela’s dumb face upon realization that she was wrong all along. This now opens the door to many questions and possibilities:
What should Angela do with this new information? The mole is still out there; no one can be trusted.
Does she confront Sandoval with her discovery, being that his name was logged as the last to review the surveillance tape? – We all know how this could end.
Does she team up with Ghost’s lawyers – Proctor or the new guy (I’ve forgotten his name)?
Whichever route she does take, we can all agree that Angela is in real danger. Sandoval is prepared to do what ever it takes to remain in the shadow of his entire proceeding. If Tommy hadn’t killed that Homeland Agent, Greg’s mentor, Sandoval certianly would have if it’d lead him to whatever evidence implicates him.
Things keep getting more interesting as Power never disappoints. My money is on Ghost getting out of jail real soon, and it’ll be by Angela’s help.
Meanwhile, can someone please tell the adults to focus on redeeming Tariq: that boy is getting useless as the day goes by.
Just in now from the SDCC where our favorite TV shows have taken center stage to making announcements and release trailers.
As seen on Julie Plec’s Twitter handle now – The Originals has come to the end of its run.
Season 4 of the hit vampire show was originally thought to be the series finale, judging by the way it ended. With an extra season, we’ll see the direction the story will take, and where Julie Plec (The Executive Producer) will leave us for the series finale.