Rinzy Reviews ‘Jessica Jones Season 2’

Rinzy Reviews ‘Jessica Jones Season 2’

The second season of Jessica Jones is an almost different show from what we saw in season 1. With the death of Kilgrave many people, myself included, wondered the direction the show would be headed moving forward. Allow me quell your worries, this season is wonderful, creative and a mild slice of heaven. It isn’t as good as the first one, but it’s still a nice watch.

[SMALL SPOILER ALERT!!! 😂]

The big-bad this season brings with her (yes, it’s a she) a surprise twist to the show’s mythology; something unexpected, yet very welcome – she’s Jessica’s long lost (once thought dead) mother. After this revelation, the story dragged for a while: I found it annoying. At the core, it became more of a family-drama than one belonging to the superhero genre, which in itself wouldn’t be a bad thing, but the story drags too much (starting from around Ep. 9) that it becomes stale, annoying and somewhat predictable.

I loved the character-arc of supporting characters this season, old and new: Trish, Malcom, Jeri, Trish’s mom, Oscar, Carl, etc. I loved them all. I feel the strength of the season was built around these people’s journey and I really loved it. More compelling is the fact that the villains this season appear sympathetic, at a point you start to root for them. This makes sense because in the real world there’s almost no clear hero or villain, it’s just people making various decisions, simple or complex, to survive and live another day.

If you still haven’t seen it, I recommend this season of JJ to you, you’ll love it.

 

PS: Kilgrave’s brief stint this season was a welcome idea. It was short, precise and permissive with the rest of the story; it painted more light on the internal struggle going on inside Jessica’s head even as she takes care of every other person’s shit.

With the way the season ended, we know Trish now has powers. Asides quick reflexes, we’d have to wait till next season to see the full range of her skills.

 

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‘Rise’: The New Show From NBC

‘Rise’ looks promising. I enjoyed the series premiere and would definitely watch the second episode. I hope the quality doesn’t swerve like ‘Black Lightning’ did. 🙄. 

It was wonderful seeing Josh Radnor (a.k.a. Ted Mosby) in something other than ‘How I Met Your Mother’. I thought it’d be difficult watching him in a more serious role, but, surprisingly, it wasn’t. He was spot on consistent with his performance and I look forward to seeing more of him in this new lead role. 

If you haven’t started ‘Rise’ feel free to, or you could wait to see if I have something bad to write after its second episode has aired. 😂. 

PS: There were weak moments during this premiere, but, overall, the show looks really promising. And… Watch out for the camera angles, which I find beautiful. 

#NBC #Rise

Agents of SHIELD’s 100th Episode

[SPOILER ALERT] 😈…😂 

I don’t know how else to express my love for this show, 😍, everything is perfect with it. A show that gets better with each episode/season is rare (tell yourself the truth), AoS does it with so much ease you want to deliver parcel of kisses to its writers every week, 😘. 

Five years in and struggling ratings, 😔, AoS finally hit the 100th mark, which is a big deal. There’s been so much fanfare leading up to the episode’s premiere, and thankfully it didn’t disappoint. The episode was a delicious dish 🥗of nostalgia, with the return of many old faces returned (still remember Deathlok, Hive and Lash? 😉), properly spiced with the long-awaited wedding of fan-favourite couple Jemma and Fitz. Topping it all was the dessert, 🍥, revealing Deke’s parentage. 

If anyone should ask you for one time when I’m usually happiest, confidently tell them it’s mostly after watching Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD! 👏 👏 

#Marvel #AgentsofSHIELD #MCU  #SHIELD100

HTGAWM s04e14 Brief Recap

[SPOILERS] 

After dragging on for almost two seasons, the mystery of Wes’s death has almost been concluded. Finally! 💃 🕺. Who killed Wes? Or rather, who and who joined hands to permanently silence Wes because he had a statement to give that’d have stopped them from making MORE money 💰. Hmm. Your guess is as good as mine… 😊… It was the Castillos! 👏 👏 👏. 

Mama Laurel got Wes to trust her enough to believe she had Laurel’s interest at heart. In this case, she understood Laurel’s interest to be making more money, which Wes’ life stood against (sort of). So, she invited Papa Laurel to take care of it (the father of their grandchild). Talk about what rich people do to keep their wealth increasing. 

In this episode, a lot of lingering plot threads were tied up and a possible ones opened as we head into the season finale. Standing out is the possibility that Bonnie could be dead. 😔 😢. By next week we’ll know for sure. 

Have you watched the episode? 

Did you like it? 

Do you want Bonnie dead? 😂 

Let’s talk. 

Full list of The Oscars 2018 Winners

This year’s  Oscar’s was a good one (to me). There were no nasty surprises like the La La Land/ Moonlight accidental swap of last year. 😂. The competition was tighter, but most of the winners were deserving of what they bagged. 
What do you think?
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Here are your winners :

1. Best supporting actor
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER!

2. Best makeup and hair
Darkest Hour – WINNER!
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

3. Best costume design
Beauty and the Beast 
Darkest Hour 
Phantom Thread – WINNER!
The Shape of Water 
Victoria & Abdul

4. Best documentary
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces, Places (Visages, Villages) 
Icarus – WINNER!
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

5. Best sound editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk – WINNER!
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi


6. Best sound mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk – WINNER!
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

7. Best production design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water – WINNER!

8. Best foreign language film
A Fantastic Woman – WINNER!
The Insult
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Square

9. Best supporting actress
Mary J Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya – WINNER!
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

10. Best animated short
Dear Basketball – WINNER!
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

11. Best animated film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco – WINNER!
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

12. Best visual effects
Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

13. Best editing
Baby Driver
Dunkirk – WINNER!
I, Tonya 
The Shape of Water 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

14. Best documentary short
Edith+Eddie 
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – WINNER!
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

15. Best live action short
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child – WINNER!
Watu Wote/All of Us

16. Best adapted screenplay
Call Me by Your Name – WINNER!
The Disaster Artist 
Logan
Molly’s Game 
Mudbound

17. Best original screenplay
The Big Sick
Get Out – WINNER!
Lady Bird 
The Shape of Water 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

18. Best cinematography
Blade Runner 2049 – WINNER!
Darkest Hour 
Dunkirk 
Mudbound 
The Shape of Water

19. Best score
Dunkirk 
Phantom Thread 
The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

20. Best song
Mighty River, Mudbound
The Mystery of Love, Call Me by Your Name
Remember Me, Coco – WINNER!
Stand Up for Something, Marshall
This Is Me, The Greatest Showman

21. Best director
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out

22. Best actor
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – WINNER!
Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

23. Best actress
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER!
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

24. Best picture
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water – WINNER!
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Rinzy Reviews ‘Black Panther’ (2018)

Release Date: February 16

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown, et al.

***

Never in the history of the world has there been so much clamour for one movie (correct me if I’m wrong). This Ryan Coogler’s directed movie addresses certain themes that mirror happenings in the real world today and, on a large scale, puts the Black Man at the positive center of it all, as against what’s commonly obtainable. This, I believe, is the major reason for the fanfare that has trailed this movie since its pre-production stage – a movie starring, in majority, black actors, directed by a black man, and telling a story that makes you (the viewer) imagine how the black race could have fared if she’d been left untampered with by colonialism and its  baggage that followed.

For a long time I said I wasn’t going to review this movie, and I still won’t (at least not in details). This is because ‘Black Panther’ has achieved universal acclaimation and practically every good thing possible has already been said about it. I write this piece for that person (in the minority), who for one reason or the other hasn’t still yet ‘Black Panther’. Don’t deny yourself this wonderful viewing experience. Be a part of history. Why?

Black Panther is a great movie, one that’ll be remembered for many years to come for its cultural relevance and significance, box-office record-breaking prowess, amongst many other honors it’s attained. Currently dubbed The Number One Movie In The World, ‘Black Panther’ boasts an impressive cast, wonderful performances, beautiful aesthetics thanks to its great CGI, a non-generic villain in Killmonger, and loads of wonderful new characters you’re sure to fall in love with… Shuri, M’baku, Nakia, Okoye, et al. 

Who should see ‘Black Panther’? Everyone, anyone, someone, you, me, your child, your parents… No one should be left out.

Spoil yourself with ‘Black Panther’ and join the world to proclaim #WakandaForever!

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5

​Rinzy Reviews ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ (2017)

It’s not everyday we get a Hollywood movie that induces genuine fear of the powers behind the supernatural. I’m not talking about the TV show. Neither I’m I talking about the many fantastic movies that touches on the element. The funny thing about this movie is that it doesn’t even try hard to be what it is. It doesn’t rub it on our faces. It just takes us on a journey from a point that is confusing and unsettling to another where all we can feel for the characters is pity because of how much they’ve had to endure.

Starring Colin Farrell as Dr. Stephen Murphy, a man who we meet in a vague relationship with a boy old enough to be his son. I must admit, at first, it seemed as though there exists something sexual between them, but it turns out we were being misled as what Dr. Murphy suffers from is guilt and not lust. Guilt as he’s responsible for the boy, Martin, having one parent less unbeknownst to Dr. Murphy, young Martin’s had been bidding his time and plotting the ultimate diabolical revenge. 

Colin Farrell brings his A-game to this one. With a full beard, it’s obvious he can do no wrong. I enjoyed his performance as much as I did in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). Nicole Kidman plays the long-suffering wife very well too. I know I don’t give her credit as much as is due, she’s a terrific actress, she brings to live the woman ready to do whatever it takes to protect yet family. Though there were a lapses in her characterization in a few scenes, they came across, to me, as oversights in the eyes of the director/writer, more than the actress’ fault. 

I liked the story, it brought the old moral with it – the law of karma, reaping whatever you sow, a life for a life, that kind of thing. Though it wasn’t exactly clear to what extent Martin’s connection to the spiritual were, the little given was well received by me, as it didn’t hurt the propgression of the movie, and kind of kept me on my toes. 

It’s an enjoyable watch. You should try it if you still haven’t. 

I rate it a 7/10

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