Top Ten Disney Live-Action Characters

Once upon a time, animated characters from Disney were a thing to love and treasure, but these days the bulk of the attention is on giving these classic characters the live-action treatment. And at the rate the mouse house’s going with these adaptations, it’s only a matter of time before their library gets exhausted, but that’s a story for another day.

In honor of my still-in-session binge-watching of Once Upon A Time for a third time now, I’ve compiled a list of the ten times Disney’s impressed me while trying to bring some of these classics to life. Some of these picks are from standalone titular movies, while the rest are from the hit ABC Network show.

In no particular order, here are my pics:

1) Beauty And The Beast (2017)

2) Elsa from Frozen (OUAT s04)

3) Cinderella (2015)

4) Shere Khan from Jungle Book (2016)

5) Winnie The Pooh from Christopher Robin (2018)

6) Mowgli from Jungle Book (2016)

7) The Evil Queen (OUAT)

8 Maleficent (2014)

9) Brave (OUAT s05)

10) Prince Charming (OUAT)

Did your favorite make the list? Tell me what you think of my list in the comments. ❤️

Rinzy Reviews ‘The Hustle’ (2019)

Release Date: May 8

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, et al.


I can’t remember the last time I saw an unbearable Anne Hathaway movie. But for Rebel Wilson, I most certainly do. So, I’m going to put the bulk of the blame of this overbearing piece of art trash on the latter. She basically plays the same character and does the same thing in all her movies like its a feature length sketch, and I think I’ve had enough.

So, congratulations Anne, today’s your lucky day! This review won’t be critiquing your equally poor performance.

The Hustle is a gender-switch reboot of the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), which starred Michael Caine as a smooth Brit conman in the south of France, and Steve Martin as his American rival-slash-partner. For this reboot, the gender’s reversed and we’re stuck with Hathaway and Wilson playing Josephine and Penny. Josephine is supposed to be the posh, big-time con-artist and Penny’s the amateur who doesn’t know she needs to go big or go home until she crosses paths with Josephine. Both characters have one major thing in common asides from both being terrible cons – they’re equally terrible at evoking a decent laugh from an audience, and are a chore to watch prance about for 94 minutes.

To put it mildly, The Hustle is forgettable, and does a huge disservice to some of its more incredible supporting cast with that poor script. It’s the kind of movie you see and wonder why was this made in the first place.

If you still haven’t seen The Hustle and aren’t sure if you should, maintain your resolve, you won’t be missing anything.


Directed By: Chris Addison

Rinzy’s Rating: 1.5/5

HTGAWM: Everyone Who Has Died On ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

How To Get Away With Mother (HTGAWM) is back for its sixth and final season, and in commemoration of everyone who’ll die this season aside from Annalise (if that funeral scene isn’t even staged) I’ve decided to put together a list of everyone who’s died so far on the show; at least every death worth mentioning.

Some have been more painful that others (RIP Ronald Miller 😭), while some not so much (continue to rot in the grave, Wes😈), but in the end a part of us is chipped away everytime a beloved character bites the dust.

Aside from Wes, in no particular order, these are 10 people who’ve died on How To Get Away With Murder (HTGAWM)

PS: It isn’t news that my favorite death on the show is Wes’, so naturally he takes top spot. The rest are fair game.


WES GIBBONS

Selfish, ungrateful, demanding – these and many more Wes was in life. Annalise risked everything for him, and all he gave her in return were heartaches after heartaches. The gravity of his death gave me so much joy.


1. Sam Keating

Annalise’s lying, cheating, sexting husband was the first major character to bite the dust. His death was a shocker, and established the most important rule for the show moving forward – No one’s safe. A lesson viewers would get reinforced two seasons later.


2. Lila Stangard

Sam’s student/ girlfriend/ side-chick. Uncovering who killed her was the first mystery on the show. How thrilling it was to unveil Sam actually did kill her, and that Annalise wasn’t crazy.


3. Rebecca Sutter

Lila’s best friend, who gets life snuffed out by a pissed Bonnie. She was a lover of Wes, so I was pleased when she died and he started to unravel 😈.


4. Emily Sinclair

The Assistant DA on the Hapstall case. She got a wrong person pissed in Ashur, and got a one-way ticket to meet her creator because of it.


5. Nate Lahey Sr.

One of the most painful deaths on the show. He was just a casualty caught in the crossfire between Annalise and the Governor. The latter who’s still yet to pay for her sins; I can’t wait to see Annalise kick her ass.


6. Ronald Miller

This was a very painful death for me mostly because of the way it happened, and through whose hands it happened. Deep down, I hope Bonnie and Nate pay for killing DA Miller.


7. Emmett Crawford

I promise, this is the last person to die on this list that didn’t deserve it. Emmett was a good guy, and just like Nate Lahey Sr., he too was caught in the crossfire between Annalise and the Governor. His son’s on to something, I hope he takes down everyone who had a hand in his death.


8. Dominick Flores

Yeah. He’s the guy who set everything in motion for Annalise’s house to blow up with Wes in it. Even though I didn’t like Wes, he was one of the good guys, so Dominick’s death was so satisfying.


9. Caleb Hapstall

He killed his adoptive parents and framed his sister for it, that’s a bad guy. RIP Caleb.


10. Todd Denver

DA Denver choose the wrong side to work with when he choose the Castillo’s. His death happened off-scream, which is the only part I didn’t find satisfying.


Whose death was more satisfying for you?

Did I miss any of your favorites? If yes, who?

Rinzy Reviews ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ (2019)

Release Date: June 26Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, McKenzie Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, et al.


So, a silly girl thought it wise to break into the Warren’s vault of unspeakable evils just so she could talk to her late father again, and apologize for being the cause of his death. Can you imagine?It’s obvious she (Danielle) isn’t a fan of horror flicks like us, else she’d have known the number one rule of horror movies – summoning the dead is never a good thing. It never ends well. The eponymously named Annabelle doll takes the opportunity presented by Danielle’s desperation to escape, and subsequently brings the other cursed objects to life so they can all wreck havoc.

Ed and Lorraine Warren start the movie, and for the first ten minutes they’re still very much visible. But that’s a case of false comfort, letting you ease in for when the baton moves into the hands lesser known teen actors. Best know the tone of the movie changes almost as soon as this happens. Not that it turns out terribly, but you’re left feeling the movie would’ve been much better if only Ed and Lorraine stuck around till the end.Annabelle Comes Homes plays it safe compared to some of the other movies in The Conjuring universe. After Ed and Lorraine confiscate and lock the infamous Annabelle doll in a sacred glass to contain the evil, due to its ability to act as a beacon for other malevolent spirits, the movie really takes its time to get off the tracks. This isn’t entirely a bad thing because it still succeeds in causing some decent scares, the problem is that the climax isn’t rewarding, resulting in a scenario where the end doesn’t justify the means.The characters are a bit interesting to following and the acting’s decent too. The return to the Warren house was a good move. Judy Warren (played by McKenzie Grace) really holds her own, and shows she’s almost as badass as her demonologist parents.

In the end, Danielle learns her lesson, and that’s where I have a problem with Annabelle Comes Home. What’s a horror movie without casualties? A bad one. In all the fiasco with Annabelle and the plethora of ghouls – The Bride, The Hellhound, The Ferryman, The Samurai, etc., and not one of them could physical injure one of the main characters! 🤦I nominate Annabelle Comes Homes for the worst entry in the Annabelle spin-off. If there’s a fourth one, hopefully, it’s nothing like this.


Directed by: Gary DaubermanRinzy’s Rating: 2/5

This Is Us: There Are Many New Characters In Season Four’s Premiere

This Is Us’ is back for its 4th season, people! And the show wasted no time in getting us in the mood for more tearjerking. My advice: stock up on tissues, for you’ll be needing them.

DON’T WORRY, I WONT BE POSTING SPOILERS.

The bulk of the season premiere was spent on new characters, whose lives, one way or the other, will impact The Pearsons across generations. But don’t worry, we get enough of Jack Pearson and Rebecca Pearson to douse our summer-long hunger.

It’s good to see Jennifer Morrison on the small screen again; I’ve missed her since ‘Once Upon A Time‘ ended last year. The producer(s) of the show says she (and the other new characters) are important to the storyline this season, so it’s safe to assume we’ll be seeing more of them.

Keep an eye out for Ashante Blackk (Kevin Richardson in Netflix’s ‘When They See Us‘); he plays Malik this season. Should his story-arc progress the way I think it will we should be looking at another Emmy-nomination for this talented 17 year old.

Have you seen the season premiere? Did you enjoy it, or are the many new characters to care for something of worry for you? Do tell.

Rinzy Reviews ‘X-men: Dark Phoenix’ (2019)

Release Date: June 7

Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, et al.


The X-Men face their most formidable foe yet. Technically, they’ve faced this level of threat before in The Last Stand, but factoring the soft reboot of 2014’s Days Of Future Past means the events of that congested movie were erased from the current timeline. Yet, it’s only natural that a question/comparison is raised in the wake of Dark Phoenix‘s arrival. Is it better than its predecessor?

Longtime X-Men movies’ scribe Simon Kinberg finally gets his chance to call the shots behind the camera, and compared to the last movie to handle the Dark Phoenix saga from the comics his improves upon a lot of things, if only by a margin.

For one, Dark Phoenix isn’t jam-packed with lots of fan-favorite characters or plagued by distastefully executed subplots like a cure. This time, we have multiple, mostly nameless characters running around in the name of being aliens in search for the Phoenix force. They come-on and die with no one actually caring much for them. What a waste of Jessica Chastain! We also get the death of a fan-favorite character, which looked more like a push by the actress to resign early from the role than it was a terribly chess piece to advance the main plot and a subplot of Beast teaming up with Magneto and the Brotherhood to take Jean down. Mystique’s death was supposed to provide the shocker that would’ve made viewers really get into this movie with the mindset that anything was possible. Unfortunately, it turned out to be nothing more than a bomb with a bad fuse. It was predictable (judging from the trailer), and, finally, distastefully done.

Sophie Turner’s performance as Jean Grey/The Phoenix is pretty decent. Her puppy eyes grow on you. And she keeps it simple from start to finish, even when she’s crying. Occasionally, you get to see her as the scared, little Sansa Stark from her pre Lady of WinterFell days in Game of Thrones.

Dark Phoenix‘s plot plays it safe from start to finish, and if Days Of Future Past taught us anything, it’s that the X-Men movies can be anything they want to be.

Dark Phoenix shouldn’t have existed.

Thankfully, with Disney acquiring Fox, and the rights of franchise reacquired by Marvel, Kevin Fiege and his team can finally show fans what a an X-Men movie should look like in this age.


Directed By: Simon Kinberg

Rinzy’s Rating: 2.5/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Anna’ (2019)

Release Date: July 21

Starring: Sasha Luss, Cilian Murphy, Luke Evans, Helen Mirren, et al.


Anna Poliatova (Sasha Luss) is given a chance by the KGB to do something more with her life, and that’s all she’s ever wanted. But a growing conscience and the impulsive results in a spy movie that’s on almost everyone’s tongue this Fall. Anna‘s the latest entry in an ever-growing list of movies about a badass Russian spy doing badass stunts and killings.

Anna boasts of many jaw-dropping scenes and set-pieces. For a while it starts slow, but all that changes the moment our heroine walks into a restaurant with an unloaded gun, and has to kill every last one of the armed men there. While the plot is fairly predictable, Anna does add a spin to its storytelling by constantly deconstructing and reconstructing the progression of its narrative. This ensures a constant supply of twists and turns up until the final scene.

Real life Russian model Sasha Luss puts up a good performance as a KGB agent pretending to be a Russian model. And for a moment during her electrifying action scenes, you might be permitted into thinking her to be the female version of John Wick. Luke Evans, Helen Mirren, and Cilian Murphy all costar, and put up pretty decent performances too.

Did you enjoy Anna? Tell me in the comment box.


Directed by: Luc Besson

Rinzy’s Rating: 2.5/5