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FX Legion: Time Travel Is Impressive

Dan Steven has been killing it as David Haller since Legion first premiered, and it’s a joyous thing to see he hasn’t lost his touch one bit. It’s even more pleasant when you realize the show is fully embracing time-travel in all its Glory. The season three premiere opens with it quickly establishing its own set of rules for one of the most popular topics in SciFi, and one of my personal favorite.

Its theory builds upon previously existing concepts of time travel we already know, like taking care to not array to close or far from event(s) intended to alter, but it’s the tease of a time demon that gets me really excited for all the many ways things could really go to shit for this season.

The season three premiere goes out of its way to give a little extra of everything this show’s come to be unanimously applauded for – mind altering cinematography, excellent performance from its cast, stunning visuals, even the impromptu musicals aren’t left out, making it more difficult to prepare to say goodbye.

Division 3 didn’t come to play – David’s got to die. It’d be fun if the bulk of the season will be about David manoeuvring a vindictive Sydney with equal amount of hate as she once loved him, as Farouk rightly pointed out, but I know that’s a bogus lead. The Shadow King is too good to keep playing ball for long, he’s definitely got a few sinister tricks up his sleeves especially since there’s a time-traveler on board. With Professor X slated to appear somewhere down the line, I’d like to see how all these pieces play out together.

Give me more Lenny, crazy David-Farouk moments, time-travel, and I’ll be your loyal bitch this season, Legion.

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Muna: Adesua-Etomi Wellington Is Ready To Kick Ass

The trailer for ‘Muna‘ starring Adesua-Etomi Wellington dropped a few days ago. Muna is sure to be a kick-ass movie, and it’s safe to say it’s one of Nollywood’s most anticipated movie of 2019.First teased by the star actress in Summer 2017, the beautiful wife of actor/musician/ political aspirant Banky-W is set to wow global audience with this collaboration between Hollywood and Nollywood. Judging by the trailer, there’s not going to be any dull moment in this movie. Or will there?

We’vecome a long way to continue to fall hook, line and sinker for this new Nollywood game. It’s relatively new, but still has been done so much time it’d be weird to not acknowledge what’s really happening. Nollywood has gotten very good at cutting trailers. A round of applause for the powerhouse industry.

Banana Island Ghost, Up North, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai are some of the high-profile movies in recent years to follow this route. Awesome trailers which gets you nothing short of hopeful and willing to dole out those Naira notes you hold dear. Unfortunately, none of these movies ever lived up to the hype. And I fear Muna might follow suit.

Yet, it still wouldn’t be far-fetched to fan the flames of optimism. Who knows, Muna might just surprise us, and break the curse?

RR’s Most Anticipated Movies Of 2019

I guess it’s safe to say the years already on a trajectory. Day 4 now, and counting, it’ll be another December before you know it. But before the end, there needs to be a middle… A middle where various movies are highly anticipated to make us not feel lost in the stress of the world. For this reason, this is a list of my most anticipated movies of the year; movies I believe will be appealing to everyone who cares to watch.

2018 was great; 2019 will be greater.

Without wasting much time, this is Rinzy Review’s most anticipated movies for the year 2019.

1. Escape Room (Jan. 4)

2. Glass (Jan. 18)

3. The Kid who would be King (Jan. 25)

4. Happy Deathday To You (Feb. 14)

5. Alita: Battle Angel (Feb. 14)

6. How To Train Your Dragon (Feb. 22)

7. Chaos Walking (Mar. 1)

8. Captain Marvel (Mar. 7)

9. US (Mar 15)

10. Pet Sematary (April 5)

11. Shazam (April 5)

12. Hellboy (April 12)

13. Dumbo (April 19)

14. The curse Of La Llorona (April 19)

15. Avengers: Endgame (April 26)

16. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (May 10)

17. John Wick Chapter 3 (May 17)

18. Ad Astra (May 24)

19. Alaadin (May 24)

20. Brightburn (May 24)

21. Godzilla: King of the monsters (May 31)

22. Xmen: Dark Phoenix (June 7)

23. Men In Black International (June 14)

24. Toy Story 4 (June 21)

25. Child’s Play (June 21)

26. Ford Vs. Ferrari (June 28)

27. Annabelle 3 (July 3)

28. Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 5)

29. Lion King (July 19)

30. Terminator 6 (July 19)

31. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (Aug. 2)

32. The New Mutants (Aug. 2)

33. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (Aug. 9)

34. Artemis Fowl (Aug. 9)

35. IT: Chapter 2 (Sept. 6)

36. Joker (Oct. 4)

37. Zombieland 2 (Oct. 11)

38. Charlie’s Angels (Nov. 1)

39. Sonic the Hedgehog (Nov. 8)

40. Kingsman 3 (Nov. 8)

41. Frozen 2 (Nov. 22)

42. Knives Out (Nov. 27)

43. Rambo 5: Last Blood (Dec. 13)

44. Star Wars Episode 9 (Dec. 20)

45. Jumanji 3 (No date yet)

46. The Irishman (No date yet)

47. Spawn (no date yet)

RR’s Top Ten Movies Of 2018

2018 has been a very interesting year at the box-office; several old records broken and new ones made. In this year, we saw movies that sprung up important, long side-lined conversations with rich cultural importance, like the groundbreaking ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ where both movies had majority of their casts from their eponymous races, finally addressed. In this same year, we had several low budget movies, like ‘A Quiet Place’ and ‘Blindspotting’ and indie movies like ‘Upgrade’ give us something new in terms of how movies should be made. All these for the betterment of the movie industry.

Below is my list of movies that struck, irrespective of genre or professional critics’ opinions.

PS: 2018 has a lot of great movies, it was tough limiting them to ten that really got to me. I apologize in advance if your favorite(s) don’t make the list. Do air your grievance in the comment box.

10. Love, Simon

What’s not to love about this coming of age movie that talks about forbidden love? The writing, pacing and acting makes this a beautiful watch. You can’t help but get immersed in the protagonist quest to find Blue, who could be the love of his life.



9. Upgrade

I loved everything about STEM; the badass artificial intelligence chip with a mind of its own. I’m still sad it went rogue; but if there’s ever a sequel, you can count I’ll be there on opening night.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5



8. Searching

I can only imagine the technicality that was required to visually tell this story. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I watched a movie that was told through a display screen, from start-to-finish. And you’re wondering why it made my list.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5



7. The Hate U Give

Amandla Sternberg is a star, the world had better watch out for her ‘cos she hasn’t come to play.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5



6. A Quiet Place

This year’s a good one for power couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Together, they use their off-screen chemistry and brawn to bring us something new and beautiful, for which we’re eternally grateful.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating:



5. Crazy Rich Asians

Few years back, no one would’ve believed a movie with an entirely Asian cast would appeal to the whole world. But that’s what happened here with Crazy Rich Asian. Do you remember that wedding scene? We still grateful, Elvis Presley.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5



4. Bad Times at the El Royale

Chris Hemsworth continues to impress me with his acting. After seeing him in this movie as Billy Lee, I’m less worried about what his post-Thor career would look like.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5



Just before I unveil my top three, I’d list to list some honorable mentions. Please note that they’re in no particular order.

  • Acrimony

This movie sprung up conversations at every corner of this part of the world. I’m sure we’ll still be asked ‘who was right, Mel or Robert?’ in the new year. Asides the publicity it garnered, nothing about this movie is supposed to be heard as the years go by.

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Tom Cruise’s stunts continue to rise in the ranks of death-defying.

  • Sorry To Bother You

Did you catch that horse c*ck sock?

  • Aquaman

I wish I lived in Atlantis. It’s so beautiful.

  • Ready Player One

Spielberg is still the greatest of all times.

  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse

Who would’ve thought an animated movie could be so interesting?



3. Black Panther

Wakanda forever!!!

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5



2. Blindspotting

Let me tell you a secret. Before Blindspotting, I’d never heard of Daveed Diggs. But after watching this masterpiece, I’ll be following his career nonstop.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5



1. Avengers: Infinity War

Around this time last year, my most prominent mantra was “Thanos is coming”. Thanos did come, and made sure he turned half the population into dust before he left. It’s a good thing our remaining heroes still won’t go down without a fight. The Endgame is here.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5




I saw a lot of movies this year and it’s only fitting I liked some more than others, doesn’t mean those not mentioned are bad movies. As I said earlier, I’d like to know your thoughts in the comment box.

RR’s Top Ten TV Shows Of 2018

The amount of contents yearly produced for the small screen makes it almost impossible to keep up, even for people whose full time job is watching and talking film. Notwithstanding, I did my best. It’s been a terrific year for the small screen, many classic works of art aired to millions around the globe. And, as usual, I’ve put together a list to appreciate all the shows that made me feel good.

Below is my list of TV shows that struck something in me, irrespective of genre or professional critics’ opinion.

PS: 2018 has a lot of great TV shows; and it was tough limiting them to ten. I apologize in advance if your favorite(s) don’t make the list. Do air your grievance in the comment box.

10. Marvel’s Runaways s2

Even though its a late year release, Runaways sees a vast improvement in its writing, acting and story in its sophomore year. It’s a better outing than its first.



9. The Hunting of Hill House s1

Netflix continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. I really enjoyed this horror show about a small family terrorized by their past. Even though it got neatly tied out, a part of me still wishes it’ll have a second season focusing on the same family. You can read my review here.



8. American Crime Story s2: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Even though though it’s got a misleading title, fans can’t stop raving over the beauty that’s this year’s entry into the American Crime Story anthology, and that’s largely due to Darren Criss’ performance. We sure owe him a lot.



7. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina s1

Another Netflix offering that helped make the year better.



6. The Handmaid’s Tale s2

In Gilead, things bad things happen. And it’s up to Offred (or June, whatever she goes by these days) to change the narrative back to the saner days.



5. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD s5

Everyone who knows me knows Agents of SHIELD has been one of my favorite shows for some years now. The shows never disappoints. It’s sad I have to wait longer for another season to arrive.



4. Marvel’s Daredevil s3

Daredevil was arguably at its best this season. A nice retrace back to its root. Which makes its sudden cancellation all the more painful.



Just before I unveil my top three, I’d list to list some honorable mentions. Please note that they’re in no particular order.

  • Titans s1
  • AHS s8
  • The Deuce s2
  • Jack Ryan s1
  • Luke Cage s2
  • Krypton s1
  • Barry s1
  • Dirty John s1


3. Westworld s2

After a wonderful first outing in 2016, Westworld tries its best to live up to the hype that its the goto show for unexpected twists and turns in timelines.



2. HTGAWM s4&5

Previously on How to get away with murder….

That’s all I need to hear to make my Thursdays. Viola Davis and the rest of the remarkable cast continue to do impressive works. Coupled with the fact that Wes is still dead, this show is definitely one of my favorites.



1. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow s3&4

Never in the history of TV has a show as silly and self-aware as Legends of Tomorrow ever existed. Whoever birthed the idea to make it this way sure has my respect. The sillier the show gets, the happier I become.




I followed a lot of TV shows this year, and it’s only fitting I liked some more than others, doesn’t mean those not mentioned are bad. As I said earlier, I’d like to know your thoughts in the comment box..

Almost Everyone In The ‘Vice’ Trailer Is Unrecognizable

When ‘Vice’ was first announced and Christian Bale billed to play the role of charismatic 46th vice president of the United States, no one really cared. This quickly changed when a picture from set found its way to the internet. Tongues got wagging and people couldn’t stop talking about how remarkable the changes to his physique were, calling it his best yet.

Yesterday, the first trailer found its way to the internet and people can’t stop talking about it. Nothing could’ve prepared us for Bale’s shocking transformation and how striking his resemblance to the real Dick Cheney was.

But I think it’s the make-up artist(s) attached to the project that should get the bulk of the celebration; every one of the popular actors playing major characters in the movie is almost totally unrecognizable – Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Stevel Carrel, you name it. I had a hard time matching the face of the person playing President George W. Bush to the ever energetic Sam Rockwell, talk more or the ever-lovely Amy Adams.

Vice is looking to be a critical wonder, which should transform into a commercial hit, too, if all goes as planned. The Oscar 2019 contest just got tougher.

Tell me, which of these transformations is most shocking to you, I want to know?

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out below and tell em what you think in the comment box.

Rinzy Reviews ‘The Royal Wedding’ (2018)

I want to believe I’m in a better state of mind to talk about the #RoyalWedding – an event that stole #RachelZane from I and #MikeRoss. 😤.

See, here’s a little backstory of how my 💞❤💖 turned to 💘🖤💔…

Mike and I used to be roommates/friends until he stole a newspaper 📰 cutout under my pillow and got the idea to show up at Pearson-Specter and eventually got #HarveySpecter to hire him by roughly said balls 🙄; there he met Rachel. If he hadn’t taken what’s mine, I probably might’ve been the one dating her. We’ve been beefing ever since. And now, #PrinceHarry has permanently taken her away from me. He even had her change her name back to #MeghanMarkle, an identity she never used when on #Suits, just so she doesn’t ever return to her one true love – Me. Yeah, he’s that afraid of the power of true love. 

I’m still heartbroken 😢, especially since #DavidBeckham stole the awesome piece I intended we wear on our wedding day, which will never happen now. I just want to die! 🤧🤒. Anyone have any ideas? 

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