Rinzy Reviews ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (2008)

This is the only  movie in the MCU I haven’t seen before. I’m happy I finally gave it a chance ๐Ÿ‘. I can’t help but compare Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo. Who do you think gave us a better Bruce Banner/The Hulk? I say this because their iterations are very different even though it’s suppose to be the same character. 
General Ross’s brutality is at the frontline here, he’s shown to be a man of little, to no, mercy, with a never-say-never attitude, something that causes him to create a monster to fight another monster. He claims to be a good father, but we all know he really isn’t. Which leads rocky next question:

Where in the MCU is Liv Tyler’s Betty Ross? 

I enjoyed her performance so much that I’m angry she hasn’t popped up since 2008. I’m even angrier now about Bruce and Natasha being a thing,  ๐Ÿคข.

I also want to mention The Abomination, if returned with a proper story arc, he’d make a villain worthy of The Hulk’s size and anger.

Okay. I don’t think I have much to say again, so let me drop this. Even though ‘The Incredible Hulk’ is an interesting movie, it’s easily forgettable, bring my that the lead actor has been recast and the new one has found a way to make  the character his own. Yea, I prefer Mark Ruffalo, ๐Ÿ˜.

I still recommend this movie to whoever hasn’t seen it, you’ll enjoy it. 

#TheIncredibleHulk #Marvel #MCU #EdwardNorton #MarkRuffalo #LivTyler #TheAbomination #BruceBanner #BettyRoss #GeneralRoss

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โ€‹Rinzy Reviews ‘Coco’ (2017)

Have you seen ‘Book of Life’? ๐Ÿ“– If your answer is ‘yes’ then you might have heard certain reports about certain similarities between it and ‘Coco’. Just a quick thing to point out though, similarities in themes doesn’t equate to same story, plot or movie. Now we can continue. ๐Ÿ‘ 

‘Coco’ is an amazing movie, wooo! โ˜บ Animations are rarely this good, sparingly do they get to me the way this one did. It is near-perfect, the story was wonderfully crafted, graphics’ awesome, characters’ very relatable, an overall awesome package ๐ŸŽ: something nice in something light.

I think what I loved most about this movie is that Coco wasn’t the main character, but was pivotal to moving the story forward. Main-characters Hector and Miguel were well motivated to do what’s right. I loved the family tree twists.

If you’ve not watched this, I recommend it for you. ๐Ÿ‘ Watch and tell me what you think. 

#Rinzyreviews #Coco

โ€‹Rinzy Reviews ‘Jigsaw'(2017)

I’ve never really been a fan of the Saw franchise, but I decided to give ‘Jigsaw’ a chance and I didn’t regret it.

The movie started with a bang, which I want really feeling, but the energy was high enough to keep me invested. Then the bodies started to pile up, the mystery and the tension skyrocketed and all I could think was ‘who really is the killer?’ The original jigsaw or a copycat. The resolution was shocking, good for me.

Whoever loves blood and subtle gore would enjoy this mystery/crime drama. 

#Jigsaw #Horror

โ€‹Rinzy Reviews ‘The Shape of Water’ (2017).

There are weird movies and there is this one treading unfamiliar terrains. 
A beautifully crafted romantic movie, with a love story that’s sure to touch hearts ๐Ÿ’• of lovers of the genre; only this isn’t a regular love story – it’s a very unusual one. 

A mute woman connects with a thing/monster/beast/amphibian?  All these titles seem to be taken, so we’ll just call it water-thing, ๐Ÿ™„.

 Director Guillermo del Toro delights in taking the most awkward of story plots and transforming them into something captivating – remember Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth? ๐Ÿ˜‹

The film boasts an impressive cast with Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer, so the acting is almost always topnotch, ๐Ÿ‘, throughout its run. 

Watching this movie wasn’t all rosy, at least for me. I must say I felt uncomfortable watching a human make out with a water-thing, because call it whatever sweet name that comes to your head, it doesn’t change the fact that this is a form of bestiality, ๐Ÿคข. Scenes like when beauty and the beast do-the-deed in the bathroom seriously flooded with water or the time Elisa describes to her friend Zelda how she now spends her night terribly upset me. I admit I don’t have tolerance for such yet, and honestly, I hope I don’t.

On another rosy note, lead Sally Hawkins’ performance as mute woman Elisa is breathtaking, out of this world, extremely believable and impossible not to love, ๐Ÿ˜. Doug Jones’ outing as the water-thing is also impressive and impossible to not love. Michael Shannon is a screen-god and should be cherished, ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. I enjoyed every moment of screentime his beautifully crafted villain got. 


In all, Del Toro does give us a beautiful movie, one viewers can easily fall in love with and only worry about where they stand with a beast and man relationship after the movie is done, ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘. 

#TheShapeOfWater #GuillermoDelToro #SallyHawkins #DougJones #Rinzyreviews

Rinzy Reviews ‘Iron Man’s (2008)

As part of my conscious effort getting ready for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, I joined many other movie enthusiasts around the world getting to marathon watch every movie of the MCU, one every week, ๐Ÿค—. The first on the list is, rightly, the movie that started the MCU 10 years ago , ‘Iron Man’ (2008).

I know there are people who still haven’t watched this movie so I’ll be gently with the spoilers, ๐Ÿ˜‰.

‘Iron Man’ has stood the test of time: 10 years later and I found myself sincerely excited as though watching this movie for the first time. It was beautiful in many ways. Seeing Robert Downey (Tony Stark)  younger than recent memories’ provided made me excited; seeing Agent Phil Coulson trying so hard to introduce the concept of S.H.I.E.L.D. to people who never cared to listen until big bad Obadiah became an obvious threat was hilarious. Or is it the genesis of Tony and Pepper’s love story (๐ŸŒถ ๐Ÿ˜ โ™ฅ) … ๐Ÿค—, so many reasons to be excited. Watching it again, I could see better how much energy, time and planning went into the fabrication of the MCU and I cannot help but love Marvel some more, they’re the experts ๐Ÿ‘ต now because they did their homework and paid their dues. NB: This is not to say other Studios can’t hit it big too. 

I implore those who haven’t to join me on this wondrous adventure. Next stop is Incredible Hulk (2008).

#Marvel #MCU #IronMan #TonyStark

Golden Globe 2018 Winners

1. Best Motion Picture, Drama

Call Me by Your Name

Dunkirk

The Post

The Shape of Water

WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2. Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

WINNER: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
3. Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

WINNER: Lady Bird 

4. Best Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

WINNER: Coco

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent 
5. Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)

WINNER: In the Fade (Germany/France)

Loveless (Russia)

The Square (Sweden/Germany/France)
6. Best Director โ€“ Motion Picture

WINNER: Guillermo del Torro, The Shape of Water

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World

Steven Spielberg, The Post
7. Best Screenplay โ€“ Motion Picture

Guillermo del Torro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Elizabeth Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post

WINNER: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game 
8. Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Timothรฉe Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, The Post

WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.


9. Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

WINNER: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World
10. Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

WINNER: James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
11. Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria and Abdul

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

WINNER: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
12. Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

WINNER: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
13. Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

WINNER: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalfe, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
14. Best Original Song โ€“ Motion Picture

“Home,” Ferdinand

“Mighty River,” Mudbound

“Remember Me,” Coco

“The Star,” The Star

WINNER: “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman
15. Best Original Score โ€“ Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

WINNER: Alexander Desplat, The Shape of Water

Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

John Williams, The Post

Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk
16. Best TV Series, Drama

The Crown (Netflix)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

WINNER: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)


17. Best TV Series, Comedy

black-ish (ABC)

WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Master of None (Netflix)

Smilf (Showtime)

Will & Grace (NBC)
18. Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

WINNER: Big Little Lies (HBO)

Fargo (FX)

Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

The Sinner (USA Network)

Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance TV)
19. Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

WINNER: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
20. Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

21. Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

WINNER: Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

William H. Macy, Shameless

Eric McCormack, Will & Grace
22. Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Alison Brie, GLOW

WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Issa Rae, Insecure

Frankie Shaw, Smilf
23. Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law, The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius
24. Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

WINNER: Alexander Skarsgรฅrd, Big Little lies

David Thewlis, Fargo
25. Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

WINNER: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies
26. The Cecil. B. Demille Award – Oprah Winfrey 

Rinzy Reviews ‘Bright’

I finally got to watch Netflix’s ambitious $90m movie critically panned by critics but loves by audience and I’m like, WHAT!  ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. What are they saying? What did the audience see that renowned critics didn’t? ๐Ÿค”… I’ll never know. What I do know is what I thought 20, 40 and 80 minutes into the movie, ๐Ÿ˜.

For the most part, ‘Bright’ works with whatever it sets out to be – an urban fantasy action crime drama about two police men running round, trying to protect a magic wand from the whole town (๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿ‘ฌ ๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿƒ)… I know, I know, it sounds silly ๐Ÿ˜‚, but for the most part it doesn’t really appear silly watching it. 

I enjoyed the combo of Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, the latter, particularly, impressed me with his performance as orc man Nick Jackoby. The story, in its own way,  deals with issues of racism, which is being tackled in the real world. 

If you’re a lover of fantasy (or urban fantasy, which is fantasy married with modern day elements) then this movie is for you.

I had a few questions, scenes that weren’t clarified well enough  especially after the half-mark, but overall, the movie acheives it’s aim and entertains as it ought to. 

Here’s something to look out for:

If you see a female or throughout the movie, kindly tell me where and when, ๐Ÿ˜.

#Netflix #Bright

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