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Review- Fast & Furious Presents:Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015's Furious 7 and they both became famous for their smack talk and how much they both tried to take each other down. But when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain named Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of a bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, Hobbs and Shaw have no other choice but to form an unlikely alliance to save Shaw’s sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) and take Brixton down. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s chemistry has been undeniable ever since they jumped on the Fast scene and making this film was a great idea but it seemed more like a standalone film than a spin-off. The plot wasn’t exactly spectacular but I wasn’t expecting anything mind blowing so I wasn’t surprised. As expected, there were a lot of over the top action scenes that left me and most of the audience lau…

Emmys 2019: Full List of Nominees

The Emmy nominations have finally been announced! HBO leads the pack with 137 nominations followed by Netflix with 117. The final season of "Game of Thrones" has a whopping 32 nominations including "Outstanding Drama Series", "Best Actress" for Emilia Clarke and "Best Actor" for Kit Harrington. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel follows closely with 20 nominations, Chernobyl got 19, 17 for Barry and 16 for When They See Us. 
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 22nd on FOX. 
Here are the nominees;
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
Succession
This Is Us
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES Barry
Fleabag
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
Veep
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Laura Linney, Ozark
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Robin Wright, House of Cards
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA Jason Bateman…

Review- The Bling Lagosians (2019)

As each member of the Hooloway family work to solve their problems, they prepare for Mopelola's (Elvina Ibru) extravagant 51st birthday party. But the buzz about the party compels the Asset Management Corporation to foreclose on ST. Ives, the family business, after the death of his God Father Baba Eko who had been protecting Akin Holloway. He must then fight a bigger battle -getting his wife, Mopelola to cancel her party and maintain a low profile to get them off the radar while he tries to save the business.
  There has been quite a lot of hype surrounding Bling Lagosians and I was really looking forward to seeing it not because it starred a bunch of really popular actors but mostly because it's directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters. I was particularly excited about seeing Elvina Ibru as the Matriarch of the Holloway family and she didn't disappoint. She was the best thing about this film and she brought her A-game to this role. I'm really hoping we see her in more m…

Binge Worthy- Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" Review

When I first read about the Central Park Five story, I was in shock at how these 5 innocent teens were accused and thrown into jail for a crime they knew nothing about. I was angry and sad at the same time and this was exactly how I felt while watching the Ava DuVernay Limited Series. The series is based on the Central Park Jogger case where a 28 year old female jogger was attacked and raped on April 19th, 1989 in Central Park, New York. The attack left her in coma for 12 days and unable to remember the events before or during the attack. Detectives rounded up over 30 young black and hispanic boys and five of them (Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise) were convicted of the crime and spent 6-13 years in prison. In 2002, more than a decade after their conviction, Matias Reyes, a serial rapist serving a life sentence for other crimes confessed to the rape and said he acted alone. At the time of Reyes' confession, the statute of limitation ha…

Binge Worthy- Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in Netflix's "Dead To Me"- Season One Review

"Dead To Me" follows Jen (Christina Applegate) a widow whose husband recently died in a hit-and-run. She meets Judy (Linda Cardellini), an optimistic free spirit who's also mourning, at a grief support group and they quickly become friends. The Dark Comedy explores the weirdly funny sides of grief, loss and forgiveness. I knew I had to see this show after seeing the trailer and I was hooked at least 5 minutes into the pilot. Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini are amazing together on screen and their chemistry is undeniable. Their conversations look so real that you'd think they were already best friends before starring in the show. I love the mystery surrounding the plot and how they slowly revealed the truth to the viewers. Applegate and Cardellini were amazing as the leads and they put their souls into their characters. I wish they got bigger acting gigs because they're clearly fantastic actresses. I wondered how they were going to combine grief and comed…

Game of Thrones Series Finale -" The Iron Throne"

I get emotionally attached to shows I really love and my obsession with Game of Thrones has been at an all time high for years. You only get to see very few shows that are so well done with perfect attention to details and Game of Thrones is THAT show! Season one to seven was a thrilling ride and waiting for the final season felt like torture. So much was slated to go down this season and I was ready to see who was finally going to seat on the throne. From The Night King and his army to Cersei and Euron and Dany and her Dragons, there was a lot to squeeze into 6 super sized episodes. Season 8 started well and somehow, the final few episodes didn't leave me feeling excited. "The Knight of The Seven Kingdoms" was definitely my favorite episode this season. It was beautifully filmed and made me truly appreciate these characters we've come to know all these years. There was so much build up surrounding The Night King and his army and I was super hyped to see how it woul…