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Quiz: GOT s07e04 – The Spoils of War

SPOILER ALERT!!!

Answer this 5 simple questions as correctly as you can and win something from RR today!




1. How many people did Drogon burn to death in this episode?
2. Did Jaime die at the end of the episode?
3. Why were Viserion and Rheagal missing from action?
4. On what was the leaked version available for download?
5. Who do you think is the most fucked up of the Stark children?

Bonus: Which other episode(s) of the series have gotten leaked before?

Power: What will Ghost do to Dre now that he…?

Power is one of the best TV shows on air at the moment. It may not be on the same par with Game of Thrones, but on its level – the street OG – it’s KING! More often than none we hear people compare Power to Empire because both comprise mainly black characters and actors, but it tell you today – Empire is no Power, and it never will be.

Power s04e6 had a lot of positive sides to it – we got to see Ghost again outside the prison, a reunion of some sort between Ghost and Kanan, the death of Jukebox, and many more. The highlight of the episode to me was the death of Julio, and everything that led to it.

Dre

Dre has been around since season two. He started out as a causality of Kanan’s quest for revenge against Ghost. But Ghost saw the need to make something better out of this young man with a daughter, and he took the chance. Ghost turned Dre’s life around. So you ask, why did Dre betray Ghost by killing Julio?

Dre and Ghost

The thing there’s that, Dre didn’t necessarily betray Ghost; or at least, that’s how he sees it. Ever since Dre unwittingly got back into Kanan’s employ, to protect both his daughter and Tariq (Ghost’s son), he’s been facing strict competition over who Tommy trusts the most – him or Julio. Naturally, tha’s an easy choice as Julio has been with the gang  since the start of the series. This didn’t go down well with Dre as we realize he’s an ambitious young man who wants to become the better version of Ghost – hosting both the legit and the street life.

His popular quote, “I want to look legit, but not be legit.” Easily comes to mind.

Things get complicated now for Dre should Ghost find out what he’s done. I definitely know what Tommy will do if he finds out, it’s Ghost that I can’t say for sure. The sensible thing to do is to kill him – cut out the cancer before it spreads. With a young man this ambitious around you, your empire isn’t safe.

Will Ghost do the necessary thing?

Will Tommy step in to help his friend should the time come?

Will the secret of what Dre did ever come out?

These and many more are questions we should be asking. Until they are answered, we stay glued to our screens.

Power airs Sundays on Starz network.

The Best Movie Trailers From SDCC 2017 

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


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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


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3. Bright

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

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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

Justice League

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That’s my list. Which movie do you strongly anticipate? Tell me in the comment box below.

Winter is Here!

Hurray!

We finally made it. Winter is Here!

After a long, excruciating wait of 13 months, Game of Thrones finally returns. The ecstacy we feel makes up for the long wait, and the painful truth realization that we’re approaching the end. Though talks of multiple spinoffs being considered are meant to give us hope – we do know that there’s not going to be another Cersei, Jon, Arya, Dany, and the many other (still living) participants of the war of the seven kingdoms. We can take solace in the fact that many more beautiful graphics awaits us even as we herald the Great War.

Who do you think will die this season?

Who will survive?

Above all – Do you think Bran will be the one to lead the Walkers into Westeros? I want to know what you think.

#GOTs7

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Rinzy’s best TV shows of the season 2016/2017

It’s the month of June, a month after most of our favorite TV shows have taken a bow for the season. As expected, most networks have rolled out announcements for shows that will an won’t be returning to our screens (that’s a topic for another time). Today, Rinzy will be listing TV shows that gave him excitement week after week, shows that caused him inability to sleep because of anticipation. This is Rinzy’s review for best shows of the TV season 2016/2017.

  • Arrow (S5)

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Oh! Ohh! Ooooh! My sweet sweet Arrow. Who would have every thought it was possible for a show that has lot its way for two seasons to get back on track? Definitely not me. But with the miracle of this season, I’ve learnt that nothing is impossible with regards to this.

Behind every Hero there must be a more awesome Villain. Arrow’s fifth season buttressed that point. Since the time of Slade Wilson, Arrow hasn’t received much in terms of villain’s development, until now. Prometheus is his name, the man who gave Arrow a new breath of fresh life. I enjoyed every little detail of this season, every episode. Prometheus was so good and the effects of his existence so awesome that he committee suicide to drive home his point.

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (S4)

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 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been one of the most consistent shows on TV today. Since its sophomore year, AoS has consistently upped its game in a way that’ll easily make some low budget SciFi movie go to bed in shame. This year, they did it again: Bigger and Better they call it, and its because the show’s producers did their homework well with the three ppd story formula (and also because of The Ghostrider). No hard guesses why AoS is easily one of my favorites this year. It’s a pity that the long future of this show is in doubts because of ratings; I keep wondering why same people invest so much time in insane shows. Don’t answer that: I know why.

  • Feud

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Anything with Jessica Lange is Okay by me. Yes! Then, through in Susan Saradon and a host of others jn a shpw self titled ‘Feud’, amd you’ve got me hooked for 8 weeks. Feud was easily one of my best choice for 2017: A time-period show based on the constant friction between two household actresses of the 20’s. Who wouldn’t love that?

  • Legion (S1)


    For as far back my memories go, I’ve been a fan of all things Xmen. I grew up loving them. But for some reason, I couldn’t keep up with Legion when it originally aired in Febrary. I recently tried it again, and gbam! Awesome. This show is arguably one of my favorite this year. Thankfully, it’s returning for another round of adventure with The Shadow King.

    Hollow vs Hope: The inevitable battle

    I give it to The Originals: though this season has been a slow-burner it’s been building better towards the inevitable showdown of good vs evil, in this case Hope vs The Hollow. The Hollow has been shown to be a very powerful foe, not yet formidable but very powerful, and as she’s a child there’s only one child in the whole of New Orleans whom we know has the power to match hers – Hope Mikelson. Yes, daddy Klaus will be so proud his daughter would soon be knocking off teeth and chopping heads off.

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    Hope Mikelson

    The Hollow is deadly but time will tell what other trick she has up her powerful sleeve.

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    Sign of The Hollow

    Once Upon a Time: Moving Forward.

    In all honesty the quality of ABC’s hit fantasy show based on popular Disney characters, Once Upon a Time has waned over time. In its earlier seasons (specifically, 1 – 4) it was a real delight to watch, and somewhere within season 5 it started to become a bore. Season 6 was mostly boring.

    So, what went wrong? How does a series with fantastical elements suddenly become boring? We’re going to discuss some reasons we feel caused it, and how hopeful we are that moving forward with its plan of soft reboot the series can find its feet again.

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    1. THE LOVE STORY

    A large percentage of the public happen to enjoy love even in the most fantastical of stories. Do not get me wrong before I even land; I understand OUAT is built on the foundation that love is the greatest magic there is (recall season one’s finale). But, as at then love was used for specific purpose. Now, love is everywhere: if it isn’t Snow an Charming, it is Emma and Hook, Henry and Violet, Rumple and Belle, Regina and Robin, or even Aladdin and Jasmine. All these pair ups make the story look like child’s play. I do hope it’s something that’ll be taken into consideration as the series reboots itself. Enough with the excessive pairing.

    2. MAKE THEM EVIL AGAIN

    Yes! Wicked is sweet, but evil is greater. This is OUAT, as established in the series’ lore, there’s no light without darkness and as such every hero must have a worthy villain, and none has proven more worthy than the deadly duo, Regina aka The Evil Queen and Rumpelstiltskin; these two are a delight to watch in their evil ways. As the series progressed Regina and Rumpel kept getting closer and closer to the light and doing what is right, which in my opinion damaged their characterizations even though it helped the humanity of their characters.  Part of what made the series epic in the first place was the unpredictability of both as wonderfully played by both actors, Lana Parilla and Robert Carlye respectively. So, bring back the evil producers… we want it!

    3. A WORTHY VILLAIN

    If you paid attention you’d realize I meant in the point above, Regina and Rumpel remain as recurring villains, that would leave room for a worthy villain of the season. This would be an informed choice as whoever gets to be the hero of the season would have his/her hands filled. The villain would have to go to the land of villainy and learn what made all the ones before him/her awesome. I recommend visiting the universe of Arrow to learn from Prometheus). Haha!

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    Regina and Rumpel

    4. A TIGHTER STORY

    This doesn’t always work, but more often than not it makes things better. If the idea of 22 episodes for a season has become more of a curse than blessing in terms of story telling, the season can be pruned, fillers reduced to the barest minimum and a more captivating story told.

    5. EMMA SWAN. NO!

    This is a personal opinion. I couldn’t have felt happier the day I saw the news that Actress, Jenifer Morrison was leaving OUAT. I felt the series would get better. The day I saw the news that the show was going for a soft reboot instead of a sequel season, I knew the savior has arrived for the ABC’s hit TV show (pun intended). I don’t really know if my pseudo-dislike for Emma is as a result of her characterization or the actress. I watched Jenifer in How I Met Your Mother and I loved her there; so… Be thou as it may, I feel keeping Emma’s appearance to the barest minimum will be in the advantage of this soft reboot.

    What do you think about my list? Let me hear what you think in the comment box below.

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    Family tree in OUAT