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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.

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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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2018 TV: Renewals and Cancellations

It’s that time of the year again. When TV lovers dread getting off the bed for fear of being greeted with the destabilizing news of their fav shows cancelled. Unfortunately, TV renewal and cancellation news are part of life and cannot be avoided (forever 😔). So, we’ll just get right to it: 2018 renewal and cancellation news compiled for your reading pleasure and/or displeasure. 

NB: The shows listed here are ones I deem valid and necessary. The list isn’t exhaustive. 

RENEWALS

Broadcast TV

1. The 100 (The CW)

2. 9-1-1 (FOX)

3. The Amazing Race (CBS)
4. American Idol (ABC)

5. America’s Got Talent (NBC)

6. Arrow (The CW)
7. The Bachelor (ABC)
8. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

9. Black Lightning (The CW)
10. Blue Bloods (CBS)

11. Chicago Fire (NBC)

12. Chicago Med (NBC)
13. Chicago PD (NBC)

14. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
15. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
16. Days of Our Lives (NBC)
17. Dynasty (The CW)

18. Empire (FOX)
19. The Flash (The CW)

20. The Gifted (FOX)
21. The Goldbergs (ABC)

22. The Good Doctor (ABC)
23. Good Girls (NBC)
24. The Good Place (NBC)
25. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
26. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
27. Hell’s Kitchen (FOX)
28. How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) 

29. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
30. Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
31. Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)
32. MacGyver (CBS)

33. Madam Secretary (CBS)

34. Masters of Illusion (The CW)
35. Midnight, Texas (NBC)
36. Modern Family (ABC)
37. Mom (CBS)
38. NCIS (CBS)
39. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
40. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
41. The Orville (FOX)
42. The Resident (FOX)
43. Riverdale (The CW)
44. Roseanne (ABC)
45. Salvation (CBS)
46. SEAL Team” (CBS)
47. The Simpsons (FOX)
48. So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
49. Supergirl (The CW)
50. Supernatural (The CW)
51. Survivor (CBS)
52. This Is Us (NBC)
53. Will & Grace (NBC)
54. Young Sheldon (CBS)

Cable and Streaming services

1. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
2. American Dad (TBS)
3. American Horror Story (FX)
4. American Vandal (Netflix)
5. Archer (FXX)
6. Ballers (HBO)
7. Barry (HBO)
8. Billions (Showtime)
9. Black Mirror (Netflix)
10. Counterpart (Starz)
11. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
12. Dark (Netflix)
13. Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
14. Fleabag (Amazon)
15. Fuller House (Netflix)
16.Grown-ish (Freeform)
17. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
18. Homeland (Showtime) 
19. House of Cards (Netflix)
20. Insecure (HBO)
21. Jack Ryan (Amazon)
22. Jessica Jones (Netflix)
23. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)
24. Killjoys (Syfy)
25. The Last O.G. (TBS)
26. Lore (Amazon)
27. The Magicians (SyFy) 
28. MINDHUNTER (Netflix)
29. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Netflix)
30. Narcos (Netflix)
31. On My Block (Netflix)
32. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
33. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
34. Outlander (Starz)
35. Power (Starz)
36. Preacher (AMC)
37. The Punisher (Netflix)
38. Queen Sugar (OWN)
39. Ray Donovan (Showtime)
40. Runaways (Hulu)
41. Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)
42. Shameless (Showtime) 
43. Shooter (USA)
44. Silicon Valley (HBO)

45. The Sinner (USA)

46. South Park (Comedy Central)
47. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Startup (Crackle)
48.The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (Nat Geo)
49. Stranger Things (Netflix)
49. Strike Back (Cinemax)
50. Suits (USA)
51. Van Helsing (Syfy)
52. The Walking Dead (AMC)
53. Westworld (HBO)
54. You’re the Worst (FXX)


CANCELLED


Broadcast

1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
2. The Expanse (Syfy)
3. Harry (Syndicated)
4. Life Sentence (The CW)
5. Living Biblically (CBS)
6. The Mayor (ABC)
7. Me, Myself & I (CBS)
8. The Night Shift (NBC)
9. Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)
10. Valor (The CW)
11. Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)
12. Zoo (CBS)

13. Quantico (ABC) 

14. Designated Survivor (ABC) 

15. The Exorcist (Fox) 

16. Lucifer (Fox) 

17. Inhumans (ABC) 


Cable / Streaming

1. Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
2. Beyond (Freeform)
3. Chance (Hulu)
4. Chelsea (Netflix)
5. Damnation (USA)
6. Dice (Showtime)
7. Disjointed (Netflix)
8. Everything Sucks! (Netflix)
9. Game Shakers (Nick)
10. Here and Now (HBO)
11. I Love Dick (Amazon)
12. Jean-Claude Van Johnson (Amazon)
13. The Librarians (TNT)
14. The Mist (Spike)
15. Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)


SHOWS AIRING THEIR FINAL SEASON


Broadcast

1. The Middle (ABC)
2. New Girl (FOX)
3. Once Upon a Time (ABC)
4. The Originals (The CW)
5. Scandal (ABC)
6. Shades of Blue (NBC)


Cable / Streaming

1. 12 Monkeys (Syfy)
2. The Americans (FX)
3. Being Mary Jane (BET)
4. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
5. Love (Netflix)
6. Major Crimes (TNT)
7. The Mindy Project (Hulu)
8. Nashville (CMT)
9. Portlandia (IFC)
10. Red Oaks (Amazon)
12. Star Wars Rebels (Disney X D)
13. Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
14. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
15. Vice Principals (HBO)
16. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s (OWN)
17. Young & Hungry (Freeform)

RINZY’S BEST MOVIES OF 2017

2017 is a good movie year… not for the box-office though, but it gave us so many movies to love, heroes to worry about, and villains to root for!
If your favorite movie makes the list, tell me. If it didn’t, tell me –mention– let’s know if it’s worth it.
In no particular order, here you go.

1       Murder on the Orient Express
2       Dunkirk
3       The Shape of Water
4       War for the Planet of the Apes
5       John Wick: Chapter 2
6       Kong: Skull Island
7       Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
8       Thor: Ragnarok
9       Justice League
10      Alien: Covenant
11      Beauty and the Beast
12      Wonder Woman
13      Logan
14      Life
15      Star Wars: The Last Jedi
16      Spider-man: Homecoming
17      Atomic Blonde
18      Baby Driver
19      It
20      The Beguilded
21      Gerald’s Game
22      Logan Lucky
23      Coco
24      Gifted
25      The Disaster Artist
26      I, Tonya
27      Phantom Thread
28      Paddington 2
29      Jumanji
30      Girls Trip

Did you like my list? Do tell.
Did I miss anything? Do tell also.

WORST MOVIES OF 2017

I won’t say much. These movies were flat out disappointments. Some, more impressive than others, but were still duds.

1       Underworld: Blood Wars
2       King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
3       Baywatch
4       Transformers: The Last Knight
5       Flatliners
6       Power Rangers
7       Fifty Shades Darker
8       The Mummy
9       Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
10      Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Do you share the same opinion? Do tell.
Did I miss anything? Do tell also.

Rinzy’s MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES OF 2018

2017 was a very good movie year and 2018 promises to be better. With so many wonderful movies promised, a man can only hope and follow up so much. On this list, I give you my most anticipated movies of 2018.

PS: They’re in no particular order whatsoever.

1       Avengers Infinity War – Marvel’s the current juggernaut of the cinemas, everyone of their movie is an assured hit. Next year, they’ll rule again with the culmination of their great works since 2008. Have you seen the trailer? That movie will be the bomb.

2       Deadpool 2 – If you’ve seen the first one, you definitely won’t be asking why this movie is highly anticipated.

3       Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Chris Pratt returns for another adventure with the infamous dinosaurs of the jungle. After the first movie broke boundaries in the box-office, it’s no surprise a sequel was commissioned.

4       Solo: A Star Wars Story – Another one of the Star Wars’ solo (pun not intended) movies just like ‘Rogue one’.

5       Incredibles 2 – After 14 years, one of the world’s best animated movies will be back.

6       Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelward – Even with all the controversies following the casting of Johnny Depp as the titular Grindelward, the movie is, finally, almost here.

7       Ant man and the Wasp – Another Marvel’s baby.

8       The New Mutants – Have you seen the trailer? Horror has never looked so good; the missing ingredients has always been mutants.

9       Black Panther – This is my most anticipated movie of 2018.

10      Aquaman – My God! Have you seen ‘Justice League’? Jason Momoa was built for this. Same way he was born to bring us ‘Khal Drogo’… Ha Ha!!

11      Xmen: Dark Phoenix – many people complain about the way Fox has treated the Xmen; me, I love them.
12      Tomb Raider – Alicia Vikander looks awesome on the movie posters, I hope she lives up to it and does better than being a poster girl.

13      Ocean’s 8 – This movie has one of the most impressive casts of 2018… imagine Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blachett and more?

14      The Nun – HORROR MOVIES are bae! ‘The Conjuring’ universe has had an impressive outing so far.

15      Maze Runner 3: The Death Cure – O’brien’s outing in this movie has been decent, I’ll definitely watch anything that has the man that brought Stiles Stilinski to life.

16      Bumbleebee – Tell me one autobot that’s as awesome as Bumblebee… now, he has his movie; all I have to do is hope it makes sense.

17      Fifty Shades Freed – I had high hopes for this franchise. Happy it’s finally ending.

18      Scarface- A remake of the 1984 classic.

19      Barbie – Yea, Babrbie is coming to life action. Why? Nothing more than to make money, I think.
20      Hellboy – Yea! He’s having a makeover.

21      Venom – Anything with Tom Hardy is a must-watch for me.
22      Charming
23      Pacific Rim 2: Uprising
24      Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2
25      Ready Player One
26      A Wrinkle in Time
27      Annihilation
28      The Jungle Book
29      Robin Hood
30      Cloverfield Movie
31      Cruella
32      Soldado
33      Disenchanted
34      The Predator
35      MI 6
36      Mary Poppins Returns
37      Inversion
38      Rampage
39      Creed 2
40      Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Rinzy Reviews Films: The Most Exciting Films To Look Out For This Month

Hello! Welcome to my small corner here, where we’ll be talking about your favorite foreign and local films (movies and TV shows) as they affect the blogosphere. My name is Rinzy and I welcome you to join me on this ride as we have a wonderful time.

Today’s the first Friday in November and I’m so excited, two of the most anticipated new movies of this year 2017 will be available in cinemas this month, starting today, with ‘Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok’ leading the way.

Thor: Ragnarok

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is the third installment in the solo outing of the Asgardian god. Directed by Taika Waititi, this movie that completes the MCU’s Thor trilogy and takes a more colorful approach, different from the two installments before it.

Judging by critics’ early reviews, Thor: Ragnarok is a hit for Marvel, the brighter colors and infusion of greater amount of comedy sets it apart from its predecessors, not to also talk about the addition of everyone’s favorite green guy –these give credence to the new direction the Thor franchise has taken, it’s a welcome development.

Not to forget, Thor: Ragnarok has some major implications for the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) moving forward, as the MCU approaches its last days heading into the ‘Infinity War’ scheduled for a release in 2018, Thor: Ragnarok will provide useful information for we the viewers ahead of the massive team up. I really can’t wait to watch this movie. I think I should do so tomorrow.

Justice League

Justice League.jpg

The second big thing to hit the cinema this month is none other than a movie from Marvel’s biggest rival since the early days of its comic book publications, the DCEU’s answer to the MCU’s Avenger (2012) – Justice League, to be premiered come November 17.

This movie is the first ensemble movie by the relatively new DCEU (DC Extended Universe) that hasn’t had much critical success like its counterpart, asides from Wonder Woman (2017), no other movie in the DCEU has achieved universal appeal and praise [I don’t know if you still remember Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)?] This kind of record puts so much pressure on Justice League to perform very well, the future of the DCEU might as well be said to depend on it.

Personally, I’m pumped up for this movie for many reasons, I want to see Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck again in action as Wonder Woman and Batman respectively; I definitely need to see human demigod Jason Momoa in his Aquaman debut, he’s been the star of every trailer and cover art I’ve seen.

Many might by expecting me to mention Ezra Millar’s Flash, but I won’t, The CW’s direction with The Flash TV show has caused me fatigue with the character, this means that Justice League has to make Barry Allen/ The Flash more appealing for me to be invested in his solo movie ‘Flashpoint’ scheduled for 2020.

Enough of movies, let’s talk November TV shows. The two shows expected to shake the internet this month, fortunately or unfortunately, are staples of Marvel (the MCU), and they are – ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ and ‘Marvel’s Runaways’. These shows, which will have every episode in their debut seasons available to be binge-watched on their respective streaming networks –Netflix and Hulu– are conscious efforts of The MCU to continue expanding on TV. The MCU domination of TV started in 2013 with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the American TV station ‘ABC’ and has continued to expand ever since.

Marvel’s The Punisher

The Punisher.jpg

‘The Punisher’ is expected on November 17, same day as the theatrical release of Justice League, and as I said before, every one of its 13 episodes will be available on Netflix for instant streaming.

For those conversant with the MCU, you’ll remember that The Punisher (played by Jon Bernthal of ‘The Walking Dead’ fame) was in the second season of Daredevil (2015 – till date), the character resonated so well with the masses due to the way Bernthal portrayed him that he was given a solo outing that’ll give more depth to his backstory, letting, we, the viewers know what makes The Punisher tick.

Those conversant with the character already know to expect plenty violence, gore and maiming will be the order of the day, as they are trademarks of The Punisher; the show is definitely not intended for children.

Marvel’s Runaways

Runaways

Unlike its sibling, ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ will be taking so many different approaches. First off, it’s release will be through another streaming site in ‘Hulu’ and the story is focused on the central theme of family. A brief synopsis describes it as a story that unfolds when a group of teenagers with powers find out that their parents are villains, and most do everything within the reach of their superhuman powers to foil their plan. This sounds like a show the family can enjoy together to me.

Be thou as it may, comic books inspired films are gaining more grounds as time goes by; I don’t think they’ll be a greater time to be a comic book fan other than now.

What do you think of the films we’ve talked about today? Is there any film you’ve been anticipating this month? Talk to me in the comment box below, I’ll love to hear from you.

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