Trailer Alert: Pacific Rim: Uprising

The Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer is everything we hoped for – plenty action, fight scenes, and even bigger kaijus! Let me stop talking… see fo yourself below:

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Rinzy Reviews Split (2017)

Release date: January 20, 2017

Budget/ Box office: $9m/ $276.9m

Staring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley. 

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

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“Split is a very daring movie, one not afraid to treat a nonconventional topic that society loves to play ignorance to.” – Talius Dike.

James McAvoy gives the performance of a lifetime in Split. Playing 24 distinct personalities in one body, that’s a feat.

The issue of multiple personalities inhabiting one body has been a topic not well integrated into society. Many people think it to be a myth. I for one, hope to someomday meet someone who actually has this beautiful condition, but unlike Dr. Fletcher in the movie, I’m not willing to die for it.

The movie starts quietly. Three girls are kidnapped, whilst in their father’s car, by a man we later come to identify as Dennis (James McAvoy) armed only with chloroform and a gas mask. He keeps them locked away in a basement in his house that looks like the city’s underground network of gas pipes. I struggled within myself to piece how the girl fit into the story. Casey (the only girl that did survive) had the luxury of a back story; one that showed the early stage of her life with her father and uncle. 

‘Split’ kept me on my toes trying to guess who was habiting the vessel, known as Kelvin, at each time he was on screen. My favorite amongst the personalities was Barry. Though we only got to meet the real Barry for roughly five seconds, as the one we spent the bulk of the movie with was Dennis in disguise, I did get to appreciate his characterization. Dennis, the boss of them all, was scary, whilst Patricia (yea… a female in a male’s body) was damn creepy! One thing all of the personalities very well agreed on was that The Beast was coming.

Dr. Fletcher, a renowned psychiatrist, working with many patients with the D.I.D. (Dissociative Identity Disorder), plays dumb to this. According to her, ‘there’s a limit to what the human mind can endure’ of which she was wrong, the possibilities were limitless. And when Dennis sacrificed himself to free the 24th personality, she paid with her life.

One thing that didn’t really add up to me was the flashbacks to Casey’s childhood and how it affected The Beast’s impulse to want to kill her; he let her go saying she wasn’t like the rest. I still don’t understand that part.

As I’ve repeatedly mentioned in this review, Split was a captivating watch; seeing the movie with friends did nothing to dilute its thrill, and I recommend it to everyone. A sequel is already in the works, which is said to be connected to a movie that Split is sort of a sequel to (confusing?) The name is Glass, and it’s expected early 2019.

9 Thoughts I Had After Watching ‘The Gifted’ Series Premiere!

1. The Xmen shows are on fire. First ‘Legion’, and now ‘The Gifted’, they’re killing it back to back.
2. The Gifted puts Marvel to shame by virtue of the critical flop that’s Inhumans.

3. Lauren Strucker’s ability looks like Jean Grey performing air bending. Her brother, Andy, reminds me of Lance from ‘Xmen:Evolution’.

4. Give me more Polaris and the spider-like Sentinels.

5. I want more shows based on the Xmen franchise. I WANT MORE!

6. With the success of this show, Marvel and Fox might be more unlikely to partner on the big screen due to envy.

7. I’ve missed Stephen Moyer so much. I wish his real life wife, Anna Paquin, can make an appearance as Rogue, on the show.

8. The Gifted tells a familiar story about family, only this time, there’s powers involved, which is a good thing. Family over everything.

9. The show having just ten episodes is good: a short and concise story, with action, intrigue, suspense, and more action.




‘The Gifted’ Premiere Is Intense And Beautiful

Any movie/ TV show weaved from the Xmen continuity is a must watch for me; having followed the movies diligently and early this year’s Legion, Gifted was naturally anticipated by me. And I was not disappointed.

The Gifted tells the story of fear. Fear of an uncertain future, one laced with prejudice, discrimination and stigma for being different.


The Strucker family, whose patriarch, charges mutants to jail for a living, finds out his two children are mutants, and like most people clouded by love and other emotions, he goes against everything he had ever believed and work for to protect his children. Running a similar thread, are The Undergrounds, a bunch of misfits bent of fulfilling the wish of their missing leader, Magneto, to sibdue the world instead.

The Strucker Family

The premiere was a strong one. Even though experience has taught us not to judge an entire show by its first episode, I can’t help but predict this is going to be a wonderful ride. Bryan Singer does a great job using TV budget to begin a promising story that is visually stunning as it is entertaining. The cast is right in all ramifications, so far, everything points to this show becoming a hit for Fox.

The story continues next Monday on Fox. Tell me what you think of the show.

Marvel’s Inhumans Isn’t As Bad As They Say

After about a month of waiting after the IMAX premiere, Marvel’s Inhumans have arrived on TV.The Inhumans property has been troubled for many years now. It was first billed to appear in the phase three of the MCU, but for reasons best known between the two bosses at loggerhead – Ike Permulter and Kevin Feige – the project never moved forward. Later it was announced the show will premiere on TV, ABC, instead, with an eight episode order for a short and concise story. Then came the real issue… from the release of the first trailer to all the screenings that followed, the show was accused of being cheap, and Marvel of cutting corners. Add that to the array of lacklustre reviews from critics, of which the show has a very poor standing on Rotten Tomato. To cut ling story short, Marvel Inhumans makes Iron Fist (season one) look good. After watching the two episodes premiere myself, trying hard to avoid being biased by premeditated views of others, I can confidently say the show isn’t so bad.

Medusa and Blackbolt

Yes, I enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to the third episode. This may or may not come as a surprise to many, but it’s my own view.
The costumes are cheap, very cheap, and unimpressive. I had a big problem with Lockjaw, as the CGI used to portray his existence kept rubbing on my face, announcing it was of low quality. But I tried to overlook all these, and keep an eye on the actors and the story.

Marvel’s Inhumans

The show boasts a very good cast. Take Iwan Rheon’s Maximus away (because ‘Game Of Thrones’ has shown us how good he is as an actor), I really got into Anson Mount’s Black bolt. For a character who didn’t utter a word, that says so much about the actor. Serinda Swan’s Medussa also impressed, enough for me to trace her TV background and realize she was Zatanna on Smallville. The bulk of the actors that made up the royal family were good enough, I enjoyed watching them move on screen. 

While the first ten minutes of the premiere wasn’t that impressive, the show soon really gets a hang over itself, and successfully establishes its plot. I do hope the story improved as it continues, as only word of mount (positive) can resurrect its dead bones.

Marvel’s Inhumans airs Fridays on ABC

Raymond Reddington Is Now Poor And Miserable On The Blacklist

‘The Blacklist’ has been a very good show for NBC; so good that it spun its own unsuccessful show ‘The Blacklist: Redemption’ last year. With dropping ratings, many have gossiped about its cancellation, but with James Spader, I don’t think this show can do no wrong.

After four seasons of running the show, Raymond Resdington is still in charge, but in another dimension. The Reddington this season gives to us is broke, still happy, but he’s broke, very broke. This is as a result of the series of hits he received from Mr. Kaplan last season. 

Red and Liz

Red and Liz spend a lot of father and daughter time in the season premiere, making the show feel like it underwent a soft reboot.

The future is uncertain, and just like Liz assumed, Raymond is scared, we the viewers are scared. I just hope we’re ready for where the story takes us this season. Raymond has us believing he can build his empire back, let’s see how it goes.

PS: Even as Raymond takes time off to bond with Elizabeth, Dembe is very much on the trail of the box left by Mr. Kaplan for Elizabeth, which is in Tom Keen’s possession. By the way, Tom’s appearance at the end got me confused: too confused.

The Blacklist returns next Wednesday on NBC.

Prometheus To Feature In Arrowverse 2017 Crossovers

Are you a fan of The CW Arrowverse?

Did you watch Arrow’s fifth season?

If you answers to both questions are yes, then you’ve met Prometheus (no relation to 2012’s Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel).

Prometheus

Prometheus was the villain to beat, a player on a whole new scale for Oliver and the other members of Team Arrow. Even though he died at his own hands at the end of the season, he won, he caused Oliver enough damage to last a lifetime. And now, its been confirmed that Prometheus, or at least a variant of the villain, will be appearing in the annual crossover event.
This year’s crossover is titled, Crisis on Earth-X, and will be a fallout between our heroes and villains around the multiverse on the occasion of Barry and Iris’ wedding. Prometheus, from Earth-X, has been billed to appear as a formidable foe for Oliver; it’ll be wonderful.

Crisis on Earth-X

The crossover episodes have become a yearly event since inception in 2015; every year keeps getting bigger and better. After last year’s Invasion, one might be tempted to think no way forward, but this year promises to be better.

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