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​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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​Rinzy Reviews ‘Coco’ (2017)

Have you seen ‘Book of Life’? 📖 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. 👍 

‘Coco’ is an amazing movie, wooo! ☺ 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 🎁: 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. 👍 Watch and tell me what you think. 

#Rinzyreviews #Coco

​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

Rinzy Reviews ‘Get Out’ (2017)

Release date: February 24, 2017

Budget/ Box office: $4.5m/ $254.3m

Staring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, et al. 

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

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After watching ‘Get Out’ (2017) nothing scared me like going to the home of parents of any girl I’d love to marry. The psychotherapy thing with the teacup was so scary 😱.

Though a low budget movie, ‘Get Out’is has made so much money and won so much fans, it’s been regarded as one of the best movies of 2017. Yep, you’re unheard me right. So, get eager to watch this movie. 

One thing I love about it is the right blend of themes of horror, comedy, racism, etc. It’s one of the few projects in existence to have a rare blend of perfection. The performances of the cast are topnotch, lead Daniel Kaluunya will get you feeling sympathy when you see those big, red, teary eyes,  😁 (or 😢). Whatever the case, I’m sure you’ll love him. 

#GetOut #Horror #Comedy #Hollywood

Returning TV Shows Of September 2017.

​The 2017-2018 season is almost here. Many old shows would be returning, new ones would be added to augment the ones cancelled: This is the golden age of TV.

Below is RR’s list of shows expected to air his September.
September 1:

Narcos (Netflix, Season 3)

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September 5:

American Horror Story: Cult (FX, Season 7)
September 6:

You’re the Worst (FXX, Season 4)
September 8:

BoJack Horseman (Netflix, Season 4)

Spirit Riding Free (Netflix, Season 2)

Fire Chasers (Netflix, new docuseries)

One Mississippi (Amazon Prime, Season 2)

Con Man (Syfy, new shortform drama series)

September 10:

The Orville (Fox, new drama series; moves to regular time slot on September 21)

Outlander (Starz, Season 3)

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, Season 3B)

September 12:

The Mindy Project (Hulu, Season 6; final season)
September 13:

South Park (Comedy Central, Season 21; moved from August 23)
September 17:

Vice Principals (HBO, Season 2; final season)

69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (CBS, live awards special)
September 18:

Dancing with the Stars (ABC, Season 25)
September 21:

Gotham (Fox, Season 4; moved from September 28)
September 22:

Fuller House (Netflix, Season 3)
September 24:

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, new sci-fi/drama series; premiere also on CBS)

Talking Trek (CBS All Access, new aftershow series)
September 25:

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, Season 11; moves to regular slot November 2)

Young Sheldon (CBS, new comedy series; moves to regular slot November 2).
September 26:

NCIS (CBS, Season 15)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, Season 4)

This Is Us (NBC, Season 2)

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC, new drama series)

Lethal Weapon (Fox, Season 2)

The Mick (Fox, Season 2)
September 27:

The Blacklist (NBC, Season 5)

Criminal Minds (CBS, Season 13)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Season 19)

Chicago P.D. (NBC, Season 5)

Modern Family (ABC, Season 9)

Designated Survivor (ABC, Season 2)

Empire (Fox, Season 4)

Star (Fox, Season 2)

Liar (SundanceTV, new drama series)

Rosehaven (SundanceTV, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
September 28:

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, Season 14)

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, Season 4)

The Good Place (NBC, Season 2; time slot premiere)

Will & Grace (NBC, new comedy series revival)

Chicago Fire (NBC, Season 6)

Missions (Shudder, Season 1; U.S. premiere)
September 29:

Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC, new drama series)

MacGyver (CBS, Season 2)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Season 8)

Blue Bloods (CBS, Season 8)

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, Season 19; first “all stars” edition)

The Exorcist (Fox, Season 2)

Z Nation (Syfy, Season 4)
September 30:

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Season 43)

Rinzy’s best TV shows of the season 2016/2017

It’s the month of June, a month after most of our favorite TV shows have taken a bow for the season. As expected, most networks have rolled out announcements for shows that will an won’t be returning to our screens (that’s a topic for another time). Today, Rinzy will be listing TV shows that gave him excitement week after week, shows that caused him inability to sleep because of anticipation. This is Rinzy’s review for best shows of the TV season 2016/2017.

  • Arrow (S5)

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Oh! Ohh! Ooooh! My sweet sweet Arrow. Who would have every thought it was possible for a show that has lot its way for two seasons to get back on track? Definitely not me. But with the miracle of this season, I’ve learnt that nothing is impossible with regards to this.

Behind every Hero there must be a more awesome Villain. Arrow’s fifth season buttressed that point. Since the time of Slade Wilson, Arrow hasn’t received much in terms of villain’s development, until now. Prometheus is his name, the man who gave Arrow a new breath of fresh life. I enjoyed every little detail of this season, every episode. Prometheus was so good and the effects of his existence so awesome that he committee suicide to drive home his point.

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (S4)

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 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been one of the most consistent shows on TV today. Since its sophomore year, AoS has consistently upped its game in a way that’ll easily make some low budget SciFi movie go to bed in shame. This year, they did it again: Bigger and Better they call it, and its because the show’s producers did their homework well with the three ppd story formula (and also because of The Ghostrider). No hard guesses why AoS is easily one of my favorites this year. It’s a pity that the long future of this show is in doubts because of ratings; I keep wondering why same people invest so much time in insane shows. Don’t answer that: I know why.

  • Feud

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Anything with Jessica Lange is Okay by me. Yes! Then, through in Susan Saradon and a host of others jn a shpw self titled ‘Feud’, amd you’ve got me hooked for 8 weeks. Feud was easily one of my best choice for 2017: A time-period show based on the constant friction between two household actresses of the 20’s. Who wouldn’t love that?

  • Legion (S1)


    For as far back my memories go, I’ve been a fan of all things Xmen. I grew up loving them. But for some reason, I couldn’t keep up with Legion when it originally aired in Febrary. I recently tried it again, and gbam! Awesome. This show is arguably one of my favorite this year. Thankfully, it’s returning for another round of adventure with The Shadow King.

    Rinzy Reviews: The Fault In Our Stars

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    Release Date: June 6, 2014

    Production Studio: 20th Century Fox

    Box Office: $307.2m

    Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

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    SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE MOVIE YOU’RE ADVISED TO LEAVE NOW, DETAILS FROM THE MOVIE WILL BE DISCUSSED HERE.

    Hazel Grace Lancaster, is a beautiful young woman with terminal thyroid cancer that’s now spread to her lungs; extremely positive even in the face of her impending demise.

    Augustus ‘Gus’ Waters, is a young man who’s survived bone cancer once, and had to live without the flesh around one leg. He has aspirations, dreams, and is most afraid of oblivion.

     

    It wasn’t a surprise that these two hit it off almost immediately. There were many things I loved about this movie, damn, this movie made me lose a tear; maybe more than one tear.

    Gus kept challenging Hazel’s ideologies, her reasons for living till her anticipated death.

    You put the thing that causes the killing between your teeth, and you don’t give it the power to kill you – Gus to Hazel, outside the group therapy home the first day they met.

    Hazel and Gus have a dream to get Author, Peter van Houten to tell them the conclusion of his book, An Imperial Affliction, which Hazel had recommended to Gus earlier. van Houten surprisingly replied Hazel’s email, and invited them to Amsterdam. Hazel wants to go, but her Doctor is skeptic to grant her permission until her mom agrees to follow. Later that night, Hazel has an episode, water had entered her lungs and made it difficult for her to breathe been with her oxygen pipe. The trip to Amsterdam is subsequently cancelled. Hazel is devastated.

    The trip to Amsterdam was possible in the first place by Gus’ doing. This helped my understanding to how much Gus loved Hazel.

    Along the way, Hazel felt the need to cause little changes to her and Gus. Her trying to redefine the nature of their relationship by saying, in order not to hurt him they’d be better off as just-friends  mirrors the popular real life issue of being friend-zoned, and how we most times we can’t have whom we want simply because they’re not yet sure they feel the same way.

    One scene  that made me laugh was, Gus’ reaction on the plane to Amsterdam to meet van Houten. Gus had perfected the aura of confidence, and it was funny seeing that confidence flee in the face of something beyond his control.

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    The confrontation scene with van Houten was very emotional. The pain on Hazel’s face was clear, the disappointment on Gus’ alarming . They had done so much to get to Amsterdam, only to find out that van Houten didn’t care about them, it was his secretary/PA they had relating with along that cared. The confrontation did lead up to events that finally inspired Hazel to kiss Gus and admit her feelings for him, this led to one of the most awkward foreplay scenes I’ve seen.

    This was where the real emotional drain of the movie began. It was as though the sex opened the young lovers’ eyes to the real pains of the world they lived in – the world where cancer reigns supreme. The bests of these heartbreaking moments are numerated below.

    When:

    1. Gus tells Hazel his cancer’s returned, and it had spread all over his body.
    2. Gus asks Hazel to join Isaac in writing the eulogy for his fast coming funeral.
    3. Gus momentarily loses his humor and courage. He sobs after the incident at the gas-station.
    4. Gus’ fear about not being remembered after he dies. Hazel affirms that she loves him and will remember him, and that if that wasn’t enough for him she doesn’t know what to do.
    5. Hazel tells her parents the hard truth of life without her. Her greatest fear’s how life would be for the people left behind when she dies.
    6. Gus’ attending his mock funeral with Isaac and Hazel, and listening in tears to what they both had to say about him.
    7. Augusta Water died eight days after his mock-funeral. The cancer stopped his heart after spending his last days in pain in the ICU.
    8. van Houten attends Gus’ funeral. He delivers Gus’ handwritten eulogy to Hazel.

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    The moments above brought tears to my eyes (I must confess). Big ups to the acting-chops of Shailene Woodley (Hazel) and Ansel Elgort (Gus), these two brought so much life to their respective characters, I could feel the joy in their happy moments, the pain in the times of sorrow… the scene where Gus tells Hazel about his returned cancer that has spread all over his body caught me off guard. Having not read the book, I was free of spoilers, and the movie took its time to place Gus out of suspicion, so having to reveal that he was the one who was going to die (not Hazel I had been preparing myself all through the movie for) made me scream out in pain.

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    Quotes I found addicting:

    1. ‘If you want the rainbow you have to deal with the rain.’ – A post on the wall in Gus’ parents house.

    2. ‘Do you know what Dom Perignon said after he invented champagne?… Come quickly, I’m tasting the stars.’ – The Chef to Gus and Hazel at the restaurant in Amsterdam.

    3. ‘I am in love with you… You heard me… I am in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed. And that, one day all of our labors will be returned to dust… And I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have… And I am in love with you… Sorry.’ – Gus, confessing his feelings to Hazel at the restaurant.

    4. ‘A drawing of a thing is not a thing itself, nor is a T-shirt of the drawing of a thing, a thing itself.’ – Hazel to her mother, at the hotel room in Amsterdam.

    5. ‘Between the three of us, we have 5 legs, 4 eyes, 2 1/2 pairs of working lungs.’ – Gus to Issac’s ex-gf’s mother when all three attacked her car.

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    The Reason For This Sermon:

    Love is beautiful; the greatest weapon of all as most say. Many say we only experience it once, others say some never get to experience true love in their life time. Watching movies like this (A Walk to Remember, Me Before You, etc.) breaks me, and I’m caught between the thoughts of if I ever want to experience true love or I’ll like to continue in ignorance to the bliss and pain such a love can cause. I’d like to know what you think.

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    If you loved The Fault In Our Stars, I’d love to know, why. If it made you cry, I’ll also love to know. Drop your comments below.