Tag Archives: featured

Hello, Watchmen HBO? (2019)

Network: HBO

Starring: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jean Smart, Tim Blake, et al.

The only times in history I’ve felt pure, intense, unadulterated love for a TV show were the scenes where Ned Stark got beheaded and, also, when Damon showed up at the Salvatore mansion uttering two life-changing words to Stefan, “hello, brother”.

Hello, Watchmen?

You’ve changed my life and put a wide smile on my mostly murky face. In a year where a Game of Thrones event premiered to mostly middling reviews, you’ve added a special color and given it the grace to wrap up nicely.

I say a big thank you to Queen Regina King for ever agreeing to run around in a mask looking extra-awesome. I was watching an interactive session of the cast on ‘Build’ from Yahoo and got to know there was a chance she’d have said “no” to the role. Imagine existing in such a world. Regina is so good as Angela Abar it’s almost impossible to think of anyone else in that energetic role.

Director Lindelof had a choice, to pick up the story of the Watchmen in the ruins left in the wake of the comic/Snyder’s movie or craft something new from scratch; he choose the latter and managed to make it feel familiar as much as original.

There’s a ton of nudity and plot twists in this show; almost nothing of the former being gratuitous, both rubbing off each other as two sides of any HBO coin.

Recurrent themes on this season of the show are bordered around the topics of racism, white supremacy, godlikeness and intellect, true identity and justice, civil rights, and political beliefs. Presently, there’s no news about a second season and I hope it stays that way. No need to fix it if it ain’t broken.

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘6 Underground’ (2019)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy, et al

Right off the title you could tell ‘6 Underground‘ would be dumb. Then factor in Ryan Reynolds and how he’s been typecast in recent history. This movie did very little to usurp all my low expectations. The action sequences were much and loud, exactly what you’d expect from a Michael Bay movie, but if anything’s become clearer in recent years, it’s that you need more than mindless action to make a good movie.

Two scenarios that’d have made ‘6 Underground‘ much better:

– A better backstory for its main characters, and
– If the car chase intro didn’t take 20 minutes.

‘6 Underground‘ isn’t all dark and gloomy though; there was this scene with magnets I thought was really cool.

If you’re a sucker for mind-numbing action, watching people’s heads and things blow up, this movie’s definitely for you; but if you’ve got a thing against movies with cliche plot (the kind that finds a way to portray America as a hero against villainy in the Middleeast), then you should thoroughly avoid this one.

One more thing, expect ‘7 Underground’ in a few years time.

Directed by: Michael Bay
Rinzy’s Rating: 2/5

Netflix For The Weekend – December 7

It’s a very busy weekend on Netflix. So much content to be binged with so little time to do so.

Here are five movies/shows that come highly recommend from me to you:

1 VWars s01 (Dec. 5)
If like me you’ve missed seeing Ian somerhalder’s adorable face plastered all over your screen, then you’d have been counting the days leading to Its arrival. I’m currently 3 episodes into its 10 episode count. It’s not the best in terms of writing and pacing, but its story really looks like it’s he’s towards a big payoff and, for now, that’s okay by me.

2 Fuller House s05 (Dec. 6)
The is the fifth and final season of this spin-off show. Luckily for it, it’s been split into two halves, allowing it more creative room to breathe and end with a BANG!

3 Marriage Story (Dec. 6)
If you’ve ever nursed the idea of what it’d be like if the Disney multiverse had a crossover, here’s a sprinkle of what that’ll look like. Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver) would be married to Black Widow (played by Scarlet Johansson)… Let the drama begin!

4 A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Dec. 5)
Just in case you’d forgotten, Netflix is reminding you it’s Christmas season.

5 The Irishman Nov. 27)
Martin Scorsese’s magic brings us Al Pacino, Robert Deniro, and Joe Pesci under one roof. We’re eternally grateful, especially for the lengthy runtime, which means more

Happy binging this weekend.

Rinzy Reviews ‘IT Chapter Two’ (2019)

Release Date:

Starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Header, Bill Skarsgard, et al.

I felt bad having to watch adults colluding for more than 165 minutes, devising one plan after another to kill a seemingly hapless clown, even though I knew it was Pennywise. That’s how bad IT Chapter Two fails to make its case to be taken seriously.

For a highly anticipated sequel,
It Chapter Two is poorly crafted and offers very little new insight into the veiled world of the Losers’ Club since we last visited them 2017. Chronologically, 27 years have passed since the events of the last movie and those kids are now adults, dealing with adult stuff. Jessica Chastain’s Bev has marital issues and James McAcoy’s Bill has problems finishing his book right. And while these plot threads are cool, because which adult lives a life free from misery, they’re there merely as fillers for future plot threads, like Bev’s romance with Ben.

One thing this movie gets right is the acting; pretty solid. Thanks to its stellar cast, it really held its ground even when the screenplay veered into very sunken places. Kudos!

Bill Skarsgard is still very phenomenal as Pennywise. He took the best parts of the character, from the first movie, and magnified them to give a performance that’s more terrified and exhilarating. But the truth is, even him isn’t enough to save this overstretched piece of work masquerading as art.

With a runtime of about 2h45m, IT2‘s story flounces about undecidely, not really sure what it really wants to be known for -a retro movie constantly referencing its predecessor or a piece of great horror- and takes its time before settling into the good stuff, which comes much later in the movie. Watching this felt like a chore and I didn’t like that feeling. Movies are meant to be enjoyed not endured irrespective of the property.

Directed By: Andy Muschietti
Rinzy’s Rating: 2.5/5

Watchmen: Will Is Up To No Good

HBO’s Watchmen is one helluva weird show. I mean, who wipes the swear off his mask? How’s that supposed to even work?


If you’ve not seen s01e04, it’s time to leave, now!

Looking Glass appears like a character with much depth, I hope the show does him justice soon.

Sister Night and Laurie Blake continue to toe the line of frenemies. Even I am not sure the latter can be trusted. She might have been a goddamn hero once, but now she sounds like a broken record still pissed with her ex. I think Night is right to tread cautiously around this one.

Will is definitely up to no good. When a man above 100, who has been pretending to be paralyzed, suddenly gets up and walks without aid, something’s definitely fishy. 🐟

HBO wants to fuck with my brain, but after this episode, I strongly believe Will is connected to Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias), one way or another.

One more thing. Who the fuck was that guy that slid into the sewers? That was fucked up!

5 Actors You Forgot Were In Queen Latifah’s ‘Beauty Shop’

Whenever you think Beauty Shop, it’only normal you think Queen Latifah. The 2005 female-led follow up to the smash hit, Barber Shop (2002), wasn’t as critically successful as many hoped it’d be, but it has been a symbol of resilience, hard work, and women empowerment in the hearts of some people.

Since it was released a long ago it’s not uncommon to have forgotten some of the actors who appeared either in a starring role or a cameo.

Here are five actors you might’ve forgotten were in Beauty Shop. Let’s see who you still remember, from the least shocking to the one I’m almost certain you don’t remember.

5. Alicia Silverstone

Many won’t remember the one-time Batwoman was a lead character here. The confidence of a female relative of Batman was missing in this movie, so no one would really blame you if you couldn’t connect the dots.

Alicia was most recently seen in The Lodge, an American-British horror film.

4. Alfre Woodard

Before joining Disney as Mariah Stokes in Luke Cage and Sarabi in Lion King, Woodard pranced around Gina’s beauty salon as the sarcastic Ms. Josephine. She was a joy to watch here.

Alfre can currently be found on Apple TV’s See.

3. Djimon Hounsou

Blood Diamond and Guardians of the Galaxy are movies Mr. Hounsou portrayed villainy like he was born for it. But watch him cozy up to Ms. Latifah and you’d almost swear he was also born to be a lover boy.

Djimon will star in next year’s The King’s Man and A Quiet Place.

2. Kevin Bacon

As Jorge the nasty boss, Kevin Bacon is almost unrecognizable in this movie.

Kevin can be found on the first season of Showtime’s City on a Hill.

1. Omari Hardwick

Ultimately, the biggest surprise here is Omari Hardwick aka James St. Patrick aka Ghost. Who would’ve ever thought that years later puny Byron who got knocked unconscious by a punch would go on to be the worst drug lord in the entire New York distro? Thank you Power for giving this hunk a chance to show the world what he really got.

Last we checked, Omari was falling down the height at Truth. Power returns January for what promises to be an explosive final half.

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.

Power returns January 5, 2020.Follow @RinzyReviews on Instagram for more movie updates.