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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

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

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

‘Superman: Red Son’: Once Again, America Is The Savior Of The World

Release Date: February 25

Starring: Jason Isaac’s, Amy Acker, Vanessa Marshall, et al.


I hear from folks who’ve read the comics that ‘Superman: Red Son‘ is a strong adaptation. I can’t vouch for that, for obvious reasons, but I can tell you this – it’s a good story.

Imagine seeing a Russian Superman in live-action. A version of the Man of Steel that’s both villain and misguided hero, destined to be eternally confused. That’ll be the best gift we won’t be getting in a while, but we can take solace in the fact that this animated movie exists.

The Superman we get here has shed the many layers of his humanity (the Clark Kent part of him; arguably the best part) for the sake of duty.

To whom is this duty tasked, you may ask?

To his home country, the USSR, depicted to be in a constant flux of conflict with the USA.

At first, the latter is painted in a bad light, but like most outputs of Hollywood, this one, too, eventually pays its patriotism dues and, once again, crowns America the Savior.

I won’t say past that, to avoid revealing crucial spoilers. Go see this movie and come tell me what you think about it.


Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5

Directed By: Sam Liu

Rinzy Reviews ‘Parasite’ (2019)

Release Date: June 5

Starring: Cho Yeo-Chung, Park So-dam, Choo Woo-shik, et al


In a world where there are stinkingly rich people, so also do those in abject poverty exist. Parasite sheds a light into their story, at least one possible version of it. How desperately everyone wants a life better than the one they already have, and how far they’ll go to get it.

For someone who isn’t a fan of non-English movies, especially those of Asian origin, Parasite is really enough to instill confidence in re-evaluating my stance. Honestly, before the award buzz, I wouldn’t have cared about this movie; but that should tell you something about how good it is… to the point of clinching the ‘Best Picture’ statue for itself. It’s a relatable story, one that’s sure to draw sympathy even from the most casual moviegoer.

Is it worth all the fuss?

YES, it is!