Power: Who Shot Ghost?

Ghost is one selfish, self-centered, delusional motherfucker yet, after this episode, I can’t help but feel bad for him. This was one heck of a midseason finale, Power! (S06E10)Probably to prep us for that not-so-shocking cliffhanger, the bulk of this lengthy episode was hellbent on getting us to hate Ghost. I mean, who does all these in one episode:1. Telling Tasha that she can finally go be Ms. Green. “I release you from our marriage, ” Ghost said. A classic example of ‘use and dump’.2. He couldn’t stop glibbing and listen to what Rashad had to say. If he had, maybe things wouldn’t have ended the way they did for him.3. Talking down on Dre and setting him up to be arrested. Come on, Ghost. WTF?! You should’ve known better than to house a slippery villain like Dre.4. “I don’t need you, Tommy. But you need me!” Really?5. Trying to get Tariq to confess to his crimes. I honestly didn’t see that coming.This is a whole different Ghost than the one we met at the beginning of the show. Here’s a man who’s finally gotten everything he ever wanted in life. But for a man alone, he went about the gloating all wrong and made so many enemies within a short period of time. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when he got shot.Seen the episode yet? Who do you think shot Jamie out of these lot? Paz, Rashad, Tommy, Tariq, Dre, Saxe, Tasha?


EXTRAS:Ghost talking to Raina’s grave that he’s been thinking about her every day, hour, and minute; but we all know that’s a lie because he couldn’t posaihly have been thinking about her while fucking Angela?There wasnt enough Tommy in this episode, I’m sad.I really hoped Saxe would do us a favor amd shoot himself. That would’ve been a season high for me.


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Apple TV+: What To Watch

The streaming war just got tougher. How much longer do you think Netflix can continue to wear the crown 👑?

Apple plus TV launched last weekend and these four shows are at its forefront. Here’s a brief synopsis on each of them:

1. In The Morning Show, Jenifer Aniston, Reese Withersppon, and Steve Carell show some of the power dynamics in the world of morning news broadcast. In the aftermath of Mitch Kessler’s (Steve Carell) firing due to multiple sexual allegations, newcomer Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) aspires to replace him in the prime-time slot and clashes with longtime host Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston).

Verdict: I think you should start with this one, for the love of Aniston, mostly. 😁

2. For All Mankind explores what could have happened if the Russians got to the Moon first in 1969.

Verdict: Alternate realities have always been a good thing. I’d really like to see where this one goes.

3. See takes place 600 years into a post-apocalyptic future, where the remaining population of Earth is all blind. A war breaks out as sighted twins are born into a tribe, and the queen of the lands fears the mythic twins will threaten her rule.

Verdict: If you liked Apocalypto, chances are you’d like this one. It has Jason Momoa, too.

4. In Dickinson, Hailee Steinfeld stars as the misunderstood American poet in her coming-of-age story.

Verdict: – 😌


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HTGAWM: The Show’s Having The Time Of Its Life

So much happened in last week’s episode of How To Get Away With Murder, S06E04, but I want to first talk about this guy, Solomon Vick, aka Papa Mikaela.

His world seems like something out of a TEDx conference, very different from what our favs have been living in. And I’m very excited about all the many possibilities his arrival promises for the show.

Then, there’s Annalise and her budding multiple love arcs. Tegan clearly has feelings her, she’s had it since last season, and now this guy I’ve forgotten his name, but this is his first episode on the show and I swear he’s got it got for Annalise, that’s if he isn’t faking it.

Clearly, Ms. Keating is at a point in her life (and storyline) where she’s once again conflicted about her sexuality, but time will tell who she settles with, that’s if either doesn’t betray her first.

Frank will be lucky to still be alive after that brutal beating. He deserves it though, going into that warehouse after Laurel like that was stupid.

I wonder what brings Ashur sister into town. And I also wonder if Connor will sleep with her to get back at Ashur for sleeping with his mom. I love a good pay back story 😁.

Oliver and Connor’s threesome: weird couple trying to spice up their marriage 😂.

Nate is crazy if he thinks he can snitch on Annalise and live to tell the tale. His death obviously beckons.

This was a good episode. A filler that didn’t feel like a filler, #Supernatural could learn on for two things. I really enjoyed it.

What did I miss? Tell me.

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The Lion King: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar Is Just As Menacing As Jeremy Iron’s

Disney in all its glory and wisdom saw fit to give The Lion King, one of its most beloved animated classics the live-action treatment. And in its magnanimity, the mouse house retained most elements of the original, which I thought and still believe was the right move. Let’s be honest, The Lion King isn’t like Aladdin, you can’t just usurp the emotional impact of Mufasa’s death for cheap thrills or retcon Timon and Pumbaa meeting and raising Simba for the sake of having a twist, and not expect the whole world to riot. Not all intellectual properties are created equal, we made our peace with that a long time ago.

Save for James Earl Jones, the cast of The Lion King is entirely new. It’s no shocker why director Jon Favreau decided to bring back JEJ: his voice is surreal, mysterious, yet soothing, and definitely one of the best in the industry. The decision to bring him back was welcomed by millions of fans all around the world and definitely aided in convincing some indifferent fans to go see the movie, which currently has $1.629B attached to its name at the box office.

The only casting decision to rival Mufasa’s was the announcement of 12 Years A Slave Star, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mufasa’s conniving younger brother Scar. The British-born actor of Nigerian descent had really big shoes to fill. Jeremy Iron had done such a good job with Scar in the animated movie a lot of diehard aficionados would’ve preferred Disney to give him the same treatment as James Early Jones, but if ever there was a shroud of doubt in them going into the movie, Ejiofor definitely slashed it the moment he made his first appearance, at least by half.

The scene with Mufasa in the cave is frightening, exciting, and riddled with nostalgia. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ability to capture and relate the essence of Scar’s being, fragile relationship and resentment of his big brother within few minutes of screen time is highly commendable. I found myself yelling “yeah, that’s my Scar!”

There have been complaints of Ejiofor’s voice not being menacing enough as Scar, but I think it’s just perfect. He puts his own spin to the character, coupled with the character’s distinct, more-realistic look, he owned the role, and that’s a win for me!

Sorry, Jeremy Irons, but Chiwetel Ejiofor’s my Scar now 😌.


Rinzy’s Rating of The Lion King (2019): 3.5/5

Directed By: Jon Favreau


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Rinzy Reviews ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’

Rinzy Reviews ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’
The Netflix corner of Marvel has always been praised for its realism and gritty take on superheroes. With ‘The Punisher’, Marvel makes its best show grounded in so much realism.

I loved ‘The Punisher’ because of Jon Bernthal take on it; a film production is only as good as its cast and story – both requirements check out.
Frank Castle the raging killer was given humanity, depth and his zeal to kill wasn’t toned down.

Though the show had more episodes than necessary (13 seemed much), it was a very good watch.


I loved the supporting casts – Ben Barnes’ Billy Russo made an interesting villain, Agent Medina was a piece of work, Micro was good, and a host of others. I was excited to see Deborah Ann Wool’s Karen Page.
I enjoyed the show and I hope the next time I see Frank Castle in the MCU, he’s killing lots of people mercilessly.
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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

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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

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‘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

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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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Rinzy Reviews: The Fault In Our Stars

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Release Date: June 6, 2014

Production Studio: 20th Century Fox

Box Office: $307.2m

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

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SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MOVIE YOU’RE ADVISED TO LEAVE NOW, DETAILS FROM THE MOVIE WILL BE DISCUSSED HERE.

Hazel Grace Lancaster, is a beautiful young woman with terminal thyroid cancer that’s now spread to her lungs; extremely positive even in the face of her impending demise.

Augustus ‘Gus’ Waters, is a young man who’s survived bone cancer once, and had to live without the flesh around one leg. He has aspirations, dreams, and is most afraid of oblivion.

 

It wasn’t a surprise that these two hit it off almost immediately. There were many things I loved about this movie, damn, this movie made me lose a tear; maybe more than one tear.

Gus kept challenging Hazel’s ideologies, her reasons for living till her anticipated death.

You put the thing that causes the killing between your teeth, and you don’t give it the power to kill you – Gus to Hazel, outside the group therapy home the first day they met.

Hazel and Gus have a dream to get Author, Peter van Houten to tell them the conclusion of his book, An Imperial Affliction, which Hazel had recommended to Gus earlier. van Houten surprisingly replied Hazel’s email, and invited them to Amsterdam. Hazel wants to go, but her Doctor is skeptic to grant her permission until her mom agrees to follow. Later that night, Hazel has an episode, water had entered her lungs and made it difficult for her to breathe been with her oxygen pipe. The trip to Amsterdam is subsequently cancelled. Hazel is devastated.

The trip to Amsterdam was possible in the first place by Gus’ doing. This helped my understanding to how much Gus loved Hazel.

Along the way, Hazel felt the need to cause little changes to her and Gus. Her trying to redefine the nature of their relationship by saying, in order not to hurt him they’d be better off as just-friends  mirrors the popular real life issue of being friend-zoned, and how we most times we can’t have whom we want simply because they’re not yet sure they feel the same way.

One scene  that made me laugh was, Gus’ reaction on the plane to Amsterdam to meet van Houten. Gus had perfected the aura of confidence, and it was funny seeing that confidence flee in the face of something beyond his control.

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The confrontation scene with van Houten was very emotional. The pain on Hazel’s face was clear, the disappointment on Gus’ alarming . They had done so much to get to Amsterdam, only to find out that van Houten didn’t care about them, it was his secretary/PA they had relating with along that cared. The confrontation did lead up to events that finally inspired Hazel to kiss Gus and admit her feelings for him, this led to one of the most awkward foreplay scenes I’ve seen.

This was where the real emotional drain of the movie began. It was as though the sex opened the young lovers’ eyes to the real pains of the world they lived in – the world where cancer reigns supreme. The bests of these heartbreaking moments are numerated below.

When:

  1. Gus tells Hazel his cancer’s returned, and it had spread all over his body.
  2. Gus asks Hazel to join Isaac in writing the eulogy for his fast coming funeral.
  3. Gus momentarily loses his humor and courage. He sobs after the incident at the gas-station.
  4. Gus’ fear about not being remembered after he dies. Hazel affirms that she loves him and will remember him, and that if that wasn’t enough for him she doesn’t know what to do.
  5. Hazel tells her parents the hard truth of life without her. Her greatest fear’s how life would be for the people left behind when she dies.
  6. Gus’ attending his mock funeral with Isaac and Hazel, and listening in tears to what they both had to say about him.
  7. Augusta Water died eight days after his mock-funeral. The cancer stopped his heart after spending his last days in pain in the ICU.
  8. van Houten attends Gus’ funeral. He delivers Gus’ handwritten eulogy to Hazel.

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The moments above brought tears to my eyes (I must confess). Big ups to the acting-chops of Shailene Woodley (Hazel) and Ansel Elgort (Gus), these two brought so much life to their respective characters, I could feel the joy in their happy moments, the pain in the times of sorrow… the scene where Gus tells Hazel about his returned cancer that has spread all over his body caught me off guard. Having not read the book, I was free of spoilers, and the movie took its time to place Gus out of suspicion, so having to reveal that he was the one who was going to die (not Hazel I had been preparing myself all through the movie for) made me scream out in pain.

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Quotes I found addicting:

1. ‘If you want the rainbow you have to deal with the rain.’ – A post on the wall in Gus’ parents house.

2. ‘Do you know what Dom Perignon said after he invented champagne?… Come quickly, I’m tasting the stars.’ – The Chef to Gus and Hazel at the restaurant in Amsterdam.

3. ‘I am in love with you… You heard me… I am in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed. And that, one day all of our labors will be returned to dust… And I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have… And I am in love with you… Sorry.’ – Gus, confessing his feelings to Hazel at the restaurant.

4. ‘A drawing of a thing is not a thing itself, nor is a T-shirt of the drawing of a thing, a thing itself.’ – Hazel to her mother, at the hotel room in Amsterdam.

5. ‘Between the three of us, we have 5 legs, 4 eyes, 2 1/2 pairs of working lungs.’ – Gus to Issac’s ex-gf’s mother when all three attacked her car.

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The Reason For This Sermon:

Love is beautiful; the greatest weapon of all as most say. Many say we only experience it once, others say some never get to experience true love in their life time. Watching movies like this (A Walk to Remember, Me Before You, etc.) breaks me, and I’m caught between the thoughts of if I ever want to experience true love or I’ll like to continue in ignorance to the bliss and pain such a love can cause. I’d like to know what you think.

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If you loved The Fault In Our Stars, I’d love to know, why. If it made you cry, I’ll also love to know. Drop your comments below.