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The Gentlemen: How Do You Sell A Drug Empire Without Complications? – A Review

Release Date: December 3, 2019

Starring: Matthew McConaughe, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Strong, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, et al.

This movie starts with a simple premise – An investigative journalist, Fletcher, hopes to blackmail a bodyguard, Raymond, into paying him 20 million dollars in exchange for a metaphorical (yet literal) screenplay that’ll save his boss, Mickey Pearson’s life.

Funny stuff, believe me.

How the game quickly turns around, reveals the key players, and reveals Fletcher isn’t really the one with all the chips is marvelous.

This Guy Ritchie movie has all the markings of a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Love it, love it, love it!

Among many other reasons why Interstellar is one of my all time favourite movie, it gave me Mathew McConaughe to fall in love with. In ‘The Gentlemen, he doesn’t disappoint one bit. His portrayal of crime veteran on the edge of retirement, Mickey Pearson, is phenomenal! The rest of the supporting are too, with special recognition to Charlie Hunnan and Henry Golding’s Dry Eye.

PS: Dry eyes. Phucc. Who the actual fuck named these characters? 😂

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5

The Banker: Another Movie Highlighting The Racism In America’s Past – A Review

Release: Apple TV

Starring:Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long, Nicholas Hoult, et al.

Whenever I’m done watching a movie about racial injustice in America, I’m a little more broken than before I started.

‘The Banker’ tells the story of two black entrepreneurs and how their actions helped change the rigged game that favoured whites over their kind. How? By circumventing the law and exploiting loopholes to help negroes in their community access loans for their business.

It is a cool story to watch unfold. It’s also based on a true-life story. This means that, sometime in history, two black men actually outsmarted a bunch of naively racist white folks and owned not one, but two banks.

In some ways, this is a rags-to-riches story, and in some others, it’s a story about financial decline and having your whole world implode in your face, but I liked how it didn’t dwell on the latter.

Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult all do good jobs carrying this story. Mackie’s role as Bernard Garrett doesn’t really challenge his range, but it doesn’t diminish it either. It’s a good entry in his rapidly growing list of leading man role.

Directed by: George Nolfi

Rinzy’ Rating: 3/5

Westworld: Dark Times For Humanity This Third Season

Humanity, watch out! Dolores isn’t here to play.

This post contains SPOILERS for the season 3 premiere of Westworld, so BEWARE!

With a badass dress change and a killer rampage, Dolores ain’t joking at all. If I were a character in the show, if be shaking to my core because, according to the new queen of the Andals (sorry, the future robot queen world 😁):

“The real gods are here, and they’re very angry.”

This season premiere does set things up a long way for what I consider might be a resounding irony;

Dolores has a deep dislike for humanity and wants to see it toppled; thanks to the new AI player in the series, Rehoboam, she might actually have a shot. The new guy, Caleb, played by Aaron Paul, dislikes robots to an extent. But their paths cross at the end of the episode and, from the trailers, we know they eventually join forces.

What if a romance brews between them? A real one. That’ll be sad because it’ll definitely end in tragedy.

Aaron Paul’s Caleb has enough skeleton in his past that makes him seem interesting. His time in the army and the loss of his friend are sure to have devastating (PTSD) consequences for the character. Then, there’s also the thing about him not having an implant, something the show will certainly address soon.

Arnold seems very interesting this season, with the whole split personality thing. I think Dolores is the pulling his string. Do you agree?

Where’s William, aka the Man in Black? He needs to come in like a wrecking ball and turn the heat up before the Hosts really take over the world.

Who’s inside Martin’s host? Teddy? 🤔

Throwback Movie: Troy (2004)

I’ll never forget how Paris horniness doomed his city.

Or, how brave Hector was defending his honor until his last breath.

Or, how Brad Pitt’s Achilles was a constant torn in King Agamemnon’s flesh.

Or, how Menelaus stupidly died defending his bruised ego.

Or, how Hector’s cousin, Briseis, had a chance to end Achilles’s life and, in turn, the war, but couldn’t resist the urge to jam his genital instead.

Or, how Diane Krueger’s beauty as Helen of Troy didn’t measure up to Paris’. If the switch was flipped, believe me when I say Orlando Bloom would still be finer.

But the biggest thing I’ll never forget, even though so many years has passed, is how dumb the people of Troy were and how they thought it wise to drag in a mysterious giant statue into their city, while at war. Dumb folks with a dumber King!

That’s quite the rant.

Your turn.

What’s your favorite memory from the movie Troy?

Black Widow: Taskmaster Has The Avengers Trapped In His Head

Here’s a little info about Taskmaster, for those who know next to nothing about the big bad in the upcoming Black Widow movie.

According to the comics, his primary ability is that he can mimic any physical movement, once he sees someone perform it – Photographic Reflexes- and can predict their next move with high-accuracy during a fight. For the character as seen in the movie trailer, this includes watching same stunts being performed on a screen.

The implication of this is that, Taskmaster might just be the greatest hand-to-hand combat ready guy in the MCU.

Already, he’s confirmed to have the skill-sets of Black Panther, Hawkeye, Spiderman, Black Widow, and Captain America (I hope I didn’t miss any one). It’s likely he got his hands on these guys’ stunts by watching acquired footage of the Avengers’ civil war showdown at the airport in Germany. The implication is, if he got theirs, he probably got others, too, we aren’t yet privy to, like that of The Winter Soldier. Gosh!

We’ll get the full gist once Black Widow hits cinemas May 1

Altered Carbon’s Second Season Feels Like A New Show Existing In An Old One – Review

I’m not sure if the title of this article makes sense, but that’s exactly how I felt after binging all eight (8) episodes of the long-awaited sequel.

After the climatic events of the first season, it’s taken Taekeshi Kovacs (now played by the more-handsome-a-little-less-brooding Anthony Mackie) 30 years before he’s faced with a worthy new another adventure.

It’s not like time really matters in Tak’s world, a generation that has found a way to defy death, the concept of time is very much different than it is in today’s real world.

The first season of Altered Carbon will probably go down in history as one of the best cyberpunk storytelling of all time. And while this new season does its best to live up to that high standard, it marginally fails to.

Anthony Mackie

Altered Carbon had a rocky trip to a second season, at a point we weren’t sure it was ever going to happen (which puts a third season up for more serious contention, all things considered).

One of the blows, when it finally got greenlit, was that Joel Kinnaman wasn’t going to be returning as Taekeshi Kovacs. Although that news felt like a knife through my heart, storywise it made sense. Taekeshi was simply going to jump into another meat sac same way he did into Kinnaman’s. The problem was, Kinnaman had come to make the character his own in ways even the original Tak couldn’t.

This isn’t me taking a swipe at the man who’s played Falcon for six years and is about to take up the mantle of Captain America, no. On the contrary, I think Mackie is very talented, but his Taekeshi Kovacs felt very different from the one we all fell in love with last season.

IN FACT, THE ENTIRE SHOW FELT DIFFERENT.

Different isn’t a bad thing, I like different. I like the story this season sort to tell – about family, love and honor – I liked the new characters -Trepp, Denica Harlan, et al.- I liked the old ones, too, given new depths -Poe, QuellChrist Falcona. But overall, I loved the first season more, by a margin.

Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5

If you’ve seen both seasons, tell me which one you prefer.

Harley Quinn Is Heartbroken And Finds New Allies In The Birds Of Prey – Review

Release Date: February 7

Starring: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor, Rosie Perez, et al.


The beautiful thing about a break-up, whether good or bad, is that it challenges you to open your eyes to new hobbies so you can heal faster. That happens to be Harley’s dilemma when ‘Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn’ opens. What a title!

Trying to make a name for herself post her break-up with The Joker, Harley unwittingly puts a target on her back, and opens herself to new kinds of drama she’d never had thought to contend with before. Her actions catch the attention of Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask, the latest deranged individual who intends to rule Gotham. Like Renee Montoya says, “Harley obviously didn’t think her actions through.”

BoP (as I’d like to refer to that lengthy title) is one helluva fun movie! It continues in the thread o the new DC live-action properties, a line its predecessors -Shazam, Aquaman, Legends of Tomorrow, etc.- have toed in varying degrees.

Does it work?

Yes, it does. There’s definitely no way a serious Harley Quinn’ would be taken serious by fans.

Could it have been better?
Yes, by a wide margin! More polishing and fine turning here and there definitely would’ve made it a better movie.

Character development is haphazardly done and back stories are muddled up for the sake of adding twists to the timeline, which, honestly, wasn’t surprising.

The reason for banding the girls together is so bland, I found myself rolling my eyes multiple times as I could smell the end game a mile away.

Yet, even with these messes and less time developing our other birds as much as Harley, BoP still entertains. Ewan McGregor loses himself as Black Mask and is mostly cool to watch, but, as expected, it’s Margot Robbie who carries the most of the film. She definitely was born to play Harley Quinn.

If there’s ever a sequel, I’d like to see more of Canary, Renee, and Huntress. Mostly, a better backstory for the first two.


Directed by: Cathy Yan

Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5