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Movie Review: The Equaliser starring Denzel Washington 

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The long-awaited blockbuster, finally, arrived and it is in cinemas now. And, oh boy, The Equaliser, starring the legendary Denzel Washington, is one heck of a movie. Based on the 80s TV series of the same name, Denzel, here, takes his stealth vigilante as seriously as he does his previous Oscar nominated performances. It is an action-thriller and Denzel, starring as Robert McCall, was at it again.

He lives a low-profile Spartan-like solo existence as a clerk at a Boston area Home Depot-like emporium. He is loved by his co-workers and often times, he offers guidance. They treat him with respect, something you would expect because at 59, Denzel is like a fatherly figure to many. And it comes to fore in The Equaliser as well. Later on, insomnia will kick in. To curb it down, he sips tea, in the night, while reading classics (including ‘The Old Man and the Sea,’ ‘Don Quixote’ and ‘The Invisible Man’ titles) in an all-night diner where he would later meet an underage hooker named Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz). She waits for a Russian pimp from this diner. She would pitch up with a black eye, but her friend, McCall, would offer a walk home.

The director, Antoine Fuqua, has a way of making his audience glued onto their seat. Twists are taken. And it becomes a cat-and-mouse chase when the little girl is thumped to cabbages by Russian Mafiosos rendering her to go in comma. McCall has a depthless heart; so, he eases himself, silently, at the hospital to visit her. And he looked peeved, clearly. He looks disillusioned and disappointed, and utterly angered by the deed. His insomnia-laded life turns into a gruesome pick-and-play game of cards as he hunts down the Russians. He slits jugulars. He is fast in this, something renowned of Denzel. He was at it in Man of Fire with Dakota Fanning. And he is at again in The Equaliser.

He won’t stifle a grin, no. He has a stern face. A face of a wounded man out to clear the city of bad businesses. He seeks justice, but he calls it peace. He hardly bats his eyelids because his eyes are piercing and deadly and when he dares the Russian Mafioso to say what he sees in his eyes, the Russian mutes because he sees nothing but anguish and, of course, death. Mr. McCall is intelligent and crisp smart. See, he has been dared and forced out of retirement. Here, it is poetic justice. His head is needed by a Russian gang leader, Pushkin, and vice versa. The Mafiosos comb his little place and, in turn, he combs them with sheer smartness and with his quick hands. Their necks are tilted at a fast-speed. He wears a timepiece and he fancies to time himself; he loves seconds, it seems. And in micro-blogging seconds, he will clear the place with terrific speed. He won’t stop till the last man-Pushkin.

The crime-peppered city is cleared of the bad deeds and after Mr. McCall kills the gang leader based in Moscow, he eases back to his normal life. Trotting on the streets in his iconic limp with the sun full in his face. Peace is restored, at least to him. And the city, of course. This film acts as an origin story with an ending that suggests a new franchise is afoot. It might not be bad for Washington to stay in the action in a series at the least acknowledges those who qualify for a senior discount can be crusaders, too.

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Metro FM’s Herbbie K graduates

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Veteran Ugandan Journalist also 90.8 Metro FM’s Program Director Herbert Kyewalyanga, 40, famously known by media names ‘Herbie K’ has finally reaped-big from his sleepless academic nights.


The ‘Uganda One’ program presenter has graduated with Honors, Master’s Degree in Public Relations at St. Lawrence University.
Herbie K’s Graduation cake-cutting ceremony held at the radio premises at Martin Road, Old Kampala was graced by Metro FM’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Francis Babu in an entourage of his employees.


The Self-proclaimed “Usual suspect” is now a top contender among the most educated media personalities in Uganda of all time after pursuing different bachelor’s degrees in various media-related fields.
2019 proves triumphant for the 40year-old after he recently showered his baby mama with a fancy birthday dinner at Hilton Garden Inn.
Congratulations Herbie K, Way to go.

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We have rehearsed hard and want to give our best on our first time here in Uganda, says American RnB star Mya

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American R&B star Mya has for over two decades charmed music lovers, etching her mark as a true princess of R&B all over the world.

The superstar who arrived in the country on Wednesday night was ecstatic about being in Uganda for the very first time as she addressed media during a press briefing, promising to deliver her very best this Saturday at the Johnnie Walker All Music Safari.

“I am very happy about performing and being in the motherland,” the soft-spoken artist declared during the press conference held at Mestil Hotel, Nsambya, on Thursday morning. “We have been rehearsing hard and want to give our best on our first time here in Uganda.”

She expressed her excitement for being in Uganda for the first time while also appreciating the friendliness and good spirits of those she had met ever since landing in the country.

“I can’t wait to share with you all what we have been working on— from the classics, to the hit records as well as the brand new music,” she added.

The internationally acclaimed American artist, Mýa has produced several hits that leave the soul yearning for more coming from its timeless nature with songs like Take Me There, Case of the Ex and Girls Dem Sugar that have achieved the status of timeless classics. She attributed her success to the support and effort that comes from a working with a great team with a limitless mindset to life and the world in general.

She will be sharing the stage with homegrown talents like Myko Ouma, Kenneth Mugabi and Joseph Sax amongst many others as Jazz Safari founder Tshaka Mayanja marks his 30th anniversary in the music business, a proud milestone he has achieved that has earned him respect and recognition amongst many.

Tickets to the show go for UGX300,000 Platinum/VIP tickets. Regular tickets will cost UGX100,000.

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John Blaq set for debut concert tomorrow

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By Stuart G-Khast

John Blaq is with no doubt one if not the finest musician this year. His consistence with chart topping music for two straight years cannot go unnoticed. His catchy beats, lyrics and unique vocals gave him an edge in the industry.

While he has proven all the above on the airwaves, tomorrow will be the real test as he hold his maiden concert at Freedom City in A concert dubbed “Aya Baasi”

While speaking to journalists, the “Do Dat” hitmaker said he was going to perform live throughout the show and the fans should expect the best from him.

 “I will perform live. Nothing like singing on CDs. Expect a John Blaq you have never seen,” he promised.

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