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?

Trailer Alert: Narcos Season 3

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It’s been a long wait since the final days of Columbian druglord, Pablo Escobar on Netflix; finally, we have the trailer for the new season here.

This season will feature the biggest threat since Escobar’s demise – The Cali cartel.

Narcos season 3 airs Sept. 1; all episode will be available for streaming on Netflix.

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.

TV Review: Teen Wolf (S06 E11)

Rinzy rates it a B!

The final set of episodes for Teen Wolf has began! After 6 years we say goodbye to the supernatural works of Beacon Hills for good (… or for now)
After the adventure with the Ghostriders, there seemed to be no dangling plot on the show worthy to expand upon; understandably, this brought about some sort of confusion/intrigue on what to expect. But trust Teen Wolf to surprise we the viewers.

Whatever the theme is this year appears to be a repercussion of our teens interfering with the wild hunt of the Ghost riders – they let something out.

For years on the show we’ve only had one Hellhound – Parish; and now we’ve got a new one, who happens to be more in tune with his powers than Parish. After creeping about the first 30 minutesof the episode, this new guy got to fight and ddefeat our hero, and almost Liam. Our villain (for now) appears to be searching for someone the wild hunt couldn’t keep, as evident from his dialogue with Liam.

“It won’t stay hidden. It must be stopped. Nothing else matters.” Those were his exact words.

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Lydia with her Banshee powers gets a premonition that gives her (and us) better insight into the first plot of the year.

When the squad returned from the other side (where the Ghost riders kept them), they brought back something with them; something they think only the new Hellhound can send out.

Then there’s the creepy new counsellor of the school. At first, she seemed too inquisitive; not too long later, she appeared creepy. Finally, she came about as scarry. Our sexy new counsellor surprised us when she appeared to have ties to the hunters, and killed the new Hellhound… We’ll let time better sort out that plot.

This episode wasn’t funny, and I want to believe it’s because Stiles wasn’t in the bulk of it. I felt Malia gave lines that seemed forced. She tried too hard to be funny.

Added bonus: We get to see, or should I say perceive, Derek Hale again. At the FBI academy where Stiles currently hopes to start his future, the introductory class they have contains  a video footage of Derek running in the woods (from season 1). And when Stiles asks why he’s on the footage, he’s told Creek is wanted for mass murder. I think the FBI opened an investigation into the Hale family’s arson case we the viewers knew was caused by Peter Hale (Derek’s uncle). 

We’re off to a good start, let’s see how this final season goes.

Teen Wolf airs Sundays on MTV.

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.

TV Review: Game of Thrones (S07 E02 – Stormborn)

Straight of its wonderful season premiere last week, GOT continues to forge ahead.

It wouldn’t be out of place to say a lot happened in this week’s episode of game of thrones. Rightly titled ‘Storm born’, this episode had a lot to do with Daenarys of house Targayrean.

Let’s begin.



The episode picks up immediately where the last ended – Team Dany has just arrived Dragonstone, the place of her birth; ever the tough one Dany doesn’t take time to reminisce on the importance of her arrival all she wants is to take control of King’s Landing. Dany had an altercation with Varys which got me scared at first until I realized it was was all about further testing the depth of  his loyalty to the realm and her – this causes both to swear a sort of new allegiance to each other.

Dany’s meeting with the other queens of her cabal (Lady Olenna, Yara, and Ellaria) goes well. Though frictioned at the start, it ends with joy when Tyrion’s awesome advice as Hand of the Queen is that the Dothrakis and Unsullied storm and take Castarly Rocks. This move’s aimed at hitting the Lannisters at where it matters most. The other queens’ armies would then lay siege to Kings’ Landing and starve Cersei and her army to death.

The last important info to come out from Dragon stone was Melisandre’s visit to Daenarys – The Red Priestess comes with urgent news that Dany needs to summon Jon and form an alliance with the North because the long night is coming. Many of us have waited years for Dany and Jon to finally meet, and here it is.


Away from Dany and friends, we head to the Tarlys. We got to see Randal Tarly (Sam’s father) again. Randal is been coerced by the crown to join Cersei’s forces to take down Olenna (who is his rightly leader as he’s from High garden). At first, I held hope that Randal would hold his ground and refuse to align with #TeamCersei, but Jamie’s words begin to get to him, and his conscience begins to get torn.

His son on the other hand, continues to survive his mundane existence at The Citadel under the tutelage of the ArchMaester. Sam has proven to be a rebellious soul, an attribute of his not hindered by his large size or hate the rest of the world usually showers him. Sam broke the rules again – against the wish of the Archmaester, he uses a dangerous and abandoned technique to try to heal Jorah Mormont, already abandoned for death. Though a large part of the painful treatment is kept off screen, we shouldn’t be wrong to assume Jorah Mormont will love to fight another day by Danny’s side.


Talking about battle: Cersei knows Daenarys is in Westeros, and that she brought along with her an army of various hardcore savages. Ever the resourceful one, her Maester/alchemist introduces her to a weapon strong enough to pierce through dragon bone – as seen in practise with the bones of deceased dragons beneath King’s landing. Personally, I thought the weapon underwhelming – I hoped for something magical, since dragons are born of magic it is only fitting that magic should be what kills them.


There was a very important scene in this episode; it was the one between Lady Olenna and Daenarys. The dialogue was impressive, and the quotes made me reflect. Lady Olenna is arguably one of the smartest women in this universe, and when she admitted that she was alive today against the many smart men in the world (specifically like Tyrion) was because she never listened to them. Such a statement has huge implications because Dany trusts Tyrion and believes in his advice, even though she’s a strong willed woman on her own. Lady Olenna unequivocally asks her to stop behaving like a sheep and be the dragon that she is. What a wise woman!

Still at Dragon stone – there was a scene that has kept viewers wondering for years how it would eventually play out, and now that it finally did we can all conclude that it was awkward and at the most irrelevant, but since we’re arriving the end it was bound to happen sooner rather than later. This scene was the sex scene (sort of) between Missandrei and Greyworm. It’s so so awkward – I won’t talk about it.


Do you remember Hot pie – A fat boy from season two or so, during the time of Arya and Gendry? A made a comeback this episode. Arya ran into him at a tarven, still on her quest to King’s Landing to kill the queen. I didn’t enjoy their reunion as it was bland, and only existed to serve the purpose of redirecting Arya’s story-arch. Hotpie told Arya that her brother, Jon, had taken over Winterfell. That was all it took to convince Arya to go back home.

Now, I must say things are looking too good for the Starks which makes me scared. Things are never this good in this  Game of Thrones.

On Arya’s way back she also ran into a character we’ve not seen since season one – Can you guess? Try. Try… NYMERIA! Yes, Arya’s direwolf is back, and she’s returned with a pack; her pack of wolves. I must confess, this is a plus on the side of #TeamJon, as wolves are known to be brutal in battle. Though the reunion was a sad one as Nymeria still left Arya, I’m sure we’ve not seen the last of her and her pack.

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Nymeria and Arya reunite

Before I get to the highlight of this episode I must not fail to mention something I observed – Lord Baelish is a pervert. A big pervert. How does one love a woman and her daughter? Anyway you spin it, it sounds disgusting, and one can only imagine what goes on in such a person’s head. Baelish went a step further to tell Jon that he loves Sans a just like he loved her mother – it sounded like he was giving Jon an early notice of his desire to have sex with his little sister… PERVERT! naturally, Jon greeted him with his fist, warning him to stay clear off Sansa. But there’s so much he can do now that he’s not going to be very much around.



Greyjoy vs Greyjoy

Give it to the producers to always know how to save the best for last. As the subtitle suggests, this is a family matter. Remember when Euron promised Cersei he wouldn’t return unless with a gift? He’s making good of his promise. As the Dornish fleet and Years head towards King’s a landing to lay siege, and Yara and Ellaria try to find entertainment in each other’s body as Theon watches, Euron struck. An all out battle on Yara’s ship that saw the death of two of the three Sand snakes (Ellaria’s daughters) and Yara and Ellaria taken hostage. Euron is such a badass. This victory means that Cersei might give in and accept his marriage proposal – after all, we all know Cersei to be willing to do anything to take down her enemies.

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Euron Greyjoy

I want to appreciate Ramsey for a job well done – his work forever lives on in Theon Grey joy, or should I say, Reek. At the climax of the battle, Euron had Yara with a blade at her throat, and Theon jumped into the sea, instead of fighting to save his sister (typical characteristic of Reek). My opinion, as long as Theon lives, so does Ramsey. Reek is his legacy, and it’ll continue to speak for him.

GOT returns next Sunday at 9 p.m.

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