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MonthOctober 2015

RiceBall Review- Sicario

This past week I was finally able to see, “Sicario”. Yes, I know the movie has been out for awhile, and I am late on the up keep, but I enjoyed the film none the less.  It was a really good movie. Granted, I do enjoy any and all things mafia, Mexican cartel, or just gangster movies in general, so I do have a bias. However, the movie was done very well. Sicario is about an idealistic FBI agent that is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. It stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro. This film has a lot of symbolism to it. Which I love. I had a long conversation about this movie and its symbolism with a friend after I left. Each actor did a great job illustrating the different perspectives that each character had on the same situation, but also an unspoken darker element to each characters personality. Everyone had their own agenda. but each agenda was intertwined into the others. The plot was very well written.  I have to give a standing  slow clap to Benicio Del Toro, he was amazing in this movie. His character was multi-dimensional. He is the partial focus of what the movie is trying to convey. In the beginning of the movie it tells what Sicario means. He was a true Sicario. He is a much darker character compared to the others. A man who’s soul seems to be tormented and shatter by a hidden dark past that continues to haunt him throughout the movie.  This darkness is also his strength, surrounded my mystery, showing the movie goer why he is the Sicario. Not loyal to anything or any one but his own goals/ agenda. I loved it. May times he is depicted as gentle or kind, but in seconds he would switch to ruthless and un-merciful. Constantly blurring the lines between right and wrong and showing the toll the Mexican cartel takes on a person. This was my dude in this movie.

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RiceBall Review: The Martian.. Would You Survive?

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What’s up everybody, it’s been a while but I am back, and I am here to bring you guys the newest movie by Matt Damon “The Martian”. Now This past weekend I did not plan on going to the movies it was merely a spur of the moment thing, and I said to myself when I get to the movie theater I’ll see whatever is playing as soon as I get there. So I chose The Martian in 3D, I don’t normally go for 3D movies that much, but some of the scenes were pretty cool especially with the scenery. Now I would just like to take a few minutes to speak on this new film, I won’t call it a review, but merely just my opinion on this film.

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Now This movie started off with a bang, with Ares III a manned mission to Mars where Astronauts would spend 2 months on the planet, when a vicious storm hits the area where the team is working, the storm wasn’t supposed to hit for a few more hours, and went unscheduled. The team hurries to jump back on the ship and launch themselves back home, until Mark Watney(Matt Damon) gets hit by Debris from the landing gear. The captain and the rest of the team want to bring Watney back, but Dr. Chris Beck (Sebastian Stan) suggest to leave Watney because it would be impossible to find him in the storm and he is probably already dead. We later come to find out while the team has already left Mars’ atmosphere that Watney is not dead but merely struck by a sharp object where he went into the compressed holding facility for the team as he prepares to surgically remove the sharp object from his stomach.

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Gotham: The Last Laugh

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Told you guys I would be back for part 2 and HERE WE GO! So I ended off talking about last week’s episode of Gotham and how it was the rise of what we think The Joker. Last Night’s episode started off with Jim Gordon still emotional hurt by the death of the newly appointed police chief who was gunned down in front of the whole city of Gotham by Jerome valeska on camera. Jim and his partner Harvey Bullock who has finally returned are searching for Jerome all over the city shaking anyone and everyone who will give information on his whereabouts. From the looks of Jim is the one in charge of everything at the GCPD and is trying to make sure everyone is on top of their game, but it also makes you feel like why isn’t everyone else as hurt as Jim is.  Harvey is easily the muscle in this situation having Jim’s back and making sure no one tries to double cross him, but Lee (Jim’s girlfriend) tries to calm Jim down by saying there will be a magician later on in the night which they could go see. Well they would be in for a big surprise. Continue reading “Gotham: The Last Laugh”

I’m so in love with Quantico…But Who The Hell is the Terrorist?

QuanticoOk, actually, I’m in love with Priyanka Chopra. Can you say “Gorgeous”?!

If you haven’t heard, Quantico is a new show on ABC which premiered Sunday, September 27th. After reading several reviews online, one critic perfectly wrote that the show is very much like, “when Grey’s Anatomy meets Homeland”. Ha, my thoughts exactly.

To be specific, Quantico is about several new recruits to the FBI Academy who are looking for their chance to become field agents for the FBI. Chopra, known as Alex Parrish, is one of the FBI’s top recruits who also becomes the prime suspect in a terrorist attack happening 9 months later. The shows moves in between flashbacks to the past (when the recruits first start the academy) to Alex’s present (when Alex is considered a terrorist suspect) to unveil how the terrorist attack happened and who might be involved. The FBI thinks the terrorist is Alex, but she leads the audience to believe it’s someone else, primarily one of her fellow recruits.

It’s an interesting roller coaster ride as we learn new things about the recruited agents and the many secrets they’re hiding. It’s hard to tell who to trust, or even who to like. At this point, I’m rooting for Alex Parrish, who seems to be one of the good guys. She has her secrets, but my gut tells me she is one of the most honest people on the show. Granted, we learn the most about her over everyone else. Continue reading “I’m so in love with Quantico…But Who The Hell is the Terrorist?”

Gotham: Rise of the Villains

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Whats up all my Riceballers, it’s Stewyp here and I bring to you Gotham Season 2 Rise of the Villains. Now I want to talk to you guys about last weeks episode which was amazing and honestly one of the best well put together episodes from Gotham in my opinion. For all of those who don’t know Gotham is a spin off show of when Bruce Wayne was a young kid before he became batman, now Last season had it’s quirks and many people did not like the first season because they felt it introduced too many villains even though batman(bruce wayne) is only about 13 in this show. The reason why I still am viewing this show was the season finale of last season. The season finale showed the rise and fall of the mob with Falcone and Maroni, and anyone who knows Batman knows the mob is very prevalent in this saga and comic book series, but the season finale also showed Penguins transition and how he became a villain and a top crime boss, and might I add he is one of my favorite characters and one of the best.

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