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    Welcome to Movie Evolution!

    We  are glad you got on this page. In case you have not noticed, this is a page where we review Nigerian movies. Name the movie and you will get it here. Going by all the manner of titles we have seen, all we can say is that you are in for a treat. By the way, this is a class project for the course Introduction to Film, Cinema and Literature, in the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University. Now, the project is in full swing.  To our dear students, we can’t wait to see the fantastic posts you will be making on this blog. And to our precious readers, kindly let us know what you feel about the posts by commenting. Thanks. All the best.

    Lanre Amodu

  • FALSE

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    PRODUCER: UCHE JOMBO

    DIRECTOR: IKE NNAEBUE

    SCREENPLAY: IKE NNAEBUE

    MAIN CAST: KATE HENSHAW, KALU IKEAGWU AND UCHE JOMBO-RODRIGUEZ

    LOCATIONS: COMPASS HOTEL AND SUITES; UDECO MEDICAL CENTER LEKKI,  LAGOS; D’SKY HOLIDAY INN; FINESSE ENTERTAINMENT; CHEVI-VIEW ESTATE,LEKKI LAGOS; CITILOUNGE HOTEL AND ELEGUSHI BEACH

    MOVIE RATING (FROM 1 BEING POOR AND 10 BEING EXCELLENT): 8.5

    GENRE: DRAMA

    DURATION: 1 HOUR 4 MINUTES 17 SECONDS

    DATE OF RELEASE: JULY 28, 2013

    REVIEWER: ISIGUZORO CHIAMAKA STEPHANIE -14BE016583

                     

    SYNOPSIS

    In the movie FALSE featuring Kate Henshaw, Kalu Ikeagwu and Uche Jombo. Greg Adebanjo (Kalu Ikeagwu)an unlucky husband wanted to eat his cake and have it, by playing love with a stranger via Blackberry messenger popularly known as BBM despite having a dutiful and dedicated wife of eight years Tosin Adebanjo(Kate Henshaw).

    In a twist of plots, the stranger known as Emelda (Uche Jombo) taking the play too far, believed the mirage and romance of BBM to be real, went to Kalu’s house and demands that Tosin leave her matrimonial home for her which is Emelda. Kalu while trying to save his marriage got caught in the thick but unproven web of manslaughter/ murder; was this a classic case of BBM romance gone too far? Or was it all a cause of an undetected health challenge?

     

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    SOUND EFFECT: sound was properly utilized in the movie. Unlike normal Nigerian movies where the theme song is sung all through suspense, drama and all. But the sounds used in the movie properly suited each scene.

    EDITING: the use of “ALTERING EXPECTED CONTINUITY” was used really well too. This was in the scene where Emelda had the broken bottle in her hand and wanted to stab Tosin, just as she advanced to her the scene was cut off leaving the viewers in suspense. Then we see blood on Greg’s shirt not knowing whose blood it is.

    SHOTS AND ANGLES: there were various shots and angles used in the movie, below are examples of some:

     

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    REVIEW 

    To say this movie is just a good movie would be an understatement on my part, it is a movie to be recommended. From the script to the producing of the movie, it is quite exceptional and not the kind of “cliche” Nigerian movies we are used to. The acting was so professional and amazing I couldn’t even imagine any other person in any of the main roles, they all played their part so well and emotions were so believable.

    I would have given this movie a 10 except for some errors in continuity, facts and audio.

    Continuity error: In the sitting room, Emelda (Uche Jombo) claimed to know that Greg (Kalu Ikeagwu) was wearing the ash colored boxers his wife bought for him because they had sex that morning. During the flashback, the day he told her he was wearing the ash colored boxers, he was not wearing the same shirt he wore that morning.

    Secondly, when Greg (Kalu Ikeagwu) snuck out of bed to go downstairs and talk to Emelda (Uche Jombo), the camera shows his blackberry which showed the call had lasted “0.50”. About 15 seconds later, we see the phone again. This time it shows “0.05”, ten seconds after that, it shoots up again to “0.54”.

    Factual error: Greg’s (Kalu Ikeagwu) father was said to have died of osteoporosis. Asides the fact that osteoporosis is a disease that occurs especially in women following menopause, in which the bones become extremely porous and subject to fracture but according to research osteoporosis does not kill.

    Also, Doctor Bella (Okonkwo Monalisa) said an x-ray showed that Emelda’s (Uche Jombo) blood vessels were damaged. An x-ray does not show blood vessels.

    Audio error: When the security guard gives Emelda (Uche Jombo) Greg’s (Kalu Ikeagwu) address, the audio from his speech seems to have been recorded separately.

     

    But regardless of all these flaws, the movie is excellent. The concept and storyline is really good, it is one of those movies that proves that it’s not all Nigerian movies that one can tell the end from the beginning and the beginning from not just the title of the movie but also the song which is sung so many times that it becomes a part of every beginning of a scene. And the acting was so impressive, so many times I didn’t even know whose side to be on, because they all played their part so well that till now I still don’t know who was really at fault from the three main characters.

     

    CONCLUSION

    Psychosis: a severe mental disorder, sometimes with physical damage to the brain, marked by a deranged personality and a distorted view of reality.

    The movie creates awareness about psychosis, a mental disorder that according to the Doctor Bella (Okonkwo Monalisa) is rampant among many Nigerians. Due to this disease, not only did Emelda (Uche Jombo) lose her life but also she wreaked havoc in the Adebanjo family and with the way the movie ended it didn’t seem like there would ever be peace in that home. And of all the Nigerian movies I have seen this is certainly the most impressive, I recommend it and I can assure you won’t regret it.

    Favorite quote: by Emelda (Uche Jombo) – “END OF AN ERA BEGINNING OF ANOTHER” because I believe this is the beginning of a new era in the Nigerian movie industry.

                   

  • Fatimah

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    LATEST BLOCK BUSTER 2014 YORUBA MOVIE “FATIMAH”

     

    TITLE: FATIMAH

     

    PRODUCER: TOYIN AIMAKHU JOHNSON

     

    DIRECTOR: ADEBAYO TIJANI

     

    SCRIPT WRITER: TOYIN AIMAKHU JOHNSON

     

    MINUETS: 1 HOUR, 8 MINUETS AND 52 SECONDS

     

    CAST: ODUNLADE ADEKOLA, TOYIN AIMAKHU JOHNSON, ATEEZ ENIOLA AND ADENIYI JOHNSON.

     

    YEAR: 2014

     

    From the same producer of Alakada I&II, Toyin Aimakhu Johnson comes up with another block buster movie, she is up with one that truly catches the soul and deeply teaches a lesson.

     

    Fatimah is all about a woman who once loved a man before he travels abroad, she moved on with the thought of him been married to another woman which resulted in her marrying a richer guy that loved her deep.

     

     But along the way, she caught up with initial boyfriend that travelled abroad and this leads into the unfolding of hidden secrets she never knew of about her first love and her husband.

     

     Toyin Aimakhu Johnson who plays as Fatimah is best match for the character. Although she is renowned in acting movies produced by her. In this movie, Toyin’s (Fatimah) emotional life is on the fence as she faces the choice of living with her husband or going back to her former lover. Adeniyi Johnson who acts as Tony, Fatimah’s first love. After a long time spent in America, he comes back to Nigeria where he stayed with a friend which led him in finding Fatimah as he tries to prove his love to her again. Adeniyi Johnson is the husband to the producer, Toyin Aimakhu Johnson. It is no news that the two loves acting together, we do not know whether he is trying to show her more love by doing so or to prompt other actresses and actors whose partners are in the film industry to do so. Odunlade Adekola who happens to be one of the Yoruba’s most popular actor played the role of Mutab, Fatimah’s husband and a very good friend to Tony. Ateez Eniola played the role of Rasheed who is the gateman to Mutab’s house, but he is not just a gateman, he is more than we think but to the audience and to the characters in the film.

     

    The film has two main themes which were Deceit and Unfaithfulness. Tony is the character whose aim is deceitful, he deceives both Fatimah and Mutab. Fatimah is unfaithful as a wife to Mutab. This film follows a regular predictable story line, unlike Alakada I&II, until the end when the suspense was unveiled. I would not say it was suspenseful but I would say it was a beautiful script write for delaying the suspense to the end. This is a movie that concerns the real world and happens in marriages, either the wife or husband is the victim. And most times the issue is resolved and the marriage is sustained or the issue also is resolved but the marriage is broken. The movie passes a message on: deceit, unfaithfulness, cheat, untruthfulness.

     

    I recommend this movie for those that are above eighteen, both teenagers and adult because the movie is focused on those going into a relationship to be decisive on what they are doing and to avoid making mistakes in the future.

     

    I really love the lightening.  Though the movie was shot mostly indoors, which made me give a bravo to the directors as they focused on the main issue which was a family setting. For the camera shot, it mostly used long shot (LS) and medium shot (MS). Camera angles were Extreme High angle, Mid-angle and low angle. Camera movements used were: pan, tilt show, dolly and zoom. Camera speed was on normal motion all through the movie.  

     

    I would give the movie a 2 ½ star. The movie was quick to the truth, I expected more from Tony, before unveiling the hidden secrets and truth of all characters. The first error in the movie was the repetition of the title, first, before the character’s name and in the intention to display the names once again after displaying the names of the whole cast and production crew- Error Indeed!!! Toyin Aimakhu Johnson repeats clothes from one of her production, Alakada I&II. Repetition of words spoken by the other during telephone call, which is common among Nigerian movies. Flashback editing is poor, words that were not spoken before are included in the flashbacks. There is a weak transition of information and finally music does not go along with events.

     

    The reason why I do not like this movie is because there were some, I guess, unknown mistake the script writer did not know of and the editing section was really poor. One extreme reason why I fell in love with this movie is because it drifts the attention of the audience away by going along with the movie, predicting the next step and then the movie brings you to the main event, confusing you, you thought you knew everything but you were wrong.

     

  • WHEN LOVE HAPPENS

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      TITLE: WHEN LOVE HAPPENS

    GENRE: ROMANTIC COMEDY

    PRODUCERS:KENE MPARU, SEYI AND MOSES BABATOPE

    PRODUCTION COMPANY: FUTURE GATES PICTURES & PHB FILMS

    DIRECTOR: SEYI BABATOPE

    WRITTEN BY: DICHE ENUNWA

                            TEMITOPE BOLADE

    EDITOR CHIEF: JOE LARUE

    MAINCAST: WERUCHE OPIA, BEVERLEY NAYA, GIDEON OKEKE, OC UKEJE, OREKA GODIS, SHAFFY BELLO

    DURATION: 1:49:26(ONE HOUR, FORTY NINE MINUTES AND TWENTY SIX SECONDS)

    DATE OF RELEASE: October 24, 2014

    MOVIE RATING: 9/10

    REVIEWER: OKONKWO .C. KIMBERLY; 14BE016599

    SYNOPSIS

    …When Love Happens is a romantic comedy which tells the story of Moduroti Bankole-Smith (Mo), a 28 year old event planner who plans more of weddings but can’t wrap her head around where the ideal man for her may be. Getting a call from one of her oldest friends to plan a big ‘royal’ wedding, dealing with pressure from family and friends and meeting her high school nemesis, ‘Mary’, who wanted everything Mo wanted back in high school from grades to boys, and finally had one thing Mo did not have: a family. Finally, she resorted to online dating. Will she meet  Mr. Perfect?

    As soon as online dating was introduced, the movie takes a hilarious and realistic turn. She got different dates from the badly dressed and not so fine guy-> the broke guy-> to the shameless, and she still didn’t give up. Moving on with the wedding planning, her cheating ex turned out to be the best man. He played the perfect gentleman trying to get her back, from buying her gifts to taking her out her out on dates and even taking her on a surprise trip to South Africa. Second chance comes to play here, but, as always, old habits die hard and indeed, love makes an unexpected arrival.

    REVIEW

    The most beautiful aspect of this movie is the acting performance. Its cast exhibited outstanding talent which helped improve its favourable reception by the audience. Weruche Opia was flexible and energetic. She played her part to near perfection. Oreka Godis (Tseju) was beautiful, down-to-earth and spectacular. Some people feel that Tseju would have played Mo’s part better, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Though, Gideon Okeke is unable to break free from his ‘Tinsel’ character and bring the part of Tobe into life, the chemistry is still fathomable and quite something for someone who had given up on love.  Not to mention, the use of pigeon English and common slangs among Nigerians in several scenes buttresses the fact that Nigerians will always be Nigerians.

    Beverly Naya was an obnoxious and arrogant bride-to-be, though at times, she slightly exaggerated her part. OC Ukeje could have swapped parts with Gideon Okeke, who would have played the cheating boyfriend role better. Gideon Okeke has the bad boy signature smirk practiced to a T. About 57:20 into the movie, where OC Ukeje commented on Helen Paul’s shoes, and said, “I like your shoes, you should get some loubs”. I’m not really sure who to blame, OC or the writer because it was lame.
    There’s something about the scene where Dare was caught cheating, the heels were deliberately removed and still wasn’t used to express her anger and imbalance. Besides, being professional was no way for a Nigerian girl to express her disappointment after getting hurt a second time. Realism was  slacking here.

    The scene where Tobe’s abs were shown wasn’t quite a good picture for his role and it was out of place. Many feel that Tseju should have played Mo’s part better but they couldn’t be more wrong. Everyone had the perfect role but OC Ukeje wasn’t so outright with his bad-boy role and the beards were really not necessary. Then, Jennifer’s fiancé should have come out more as the man marrying the lousy drama queen from way back but his role is overshadowed and quite lowkey. Her parents put up an American home front,  the only thing they did that was expected was to talk her into marriage.

    There is this other scene where Mo repeated a costume and the entire thing was bizarre because the two scenes didn’t follow each other, it was obvious that they were shot on the same day but not supposed to appear at the same time. Besides, the change in hair do was all too quick and unrealistic for someone who claimed to be busy after her trip with Dare. Another bizarre occurrence was when she started the video blogging and she was supposed to be using an HP laptop but the screen properties was that of a mac book, it was just too much. These were just the few things that made me rate it a 9/10 because this movie would have been a classic.

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    Mo experiences balance, imbalance and balance; one minute she’s happy, then, emotionally crushed and happy again. The script here is simply flawless. Though it runs for about two hours, one could only wish it never ends. Re Olunuga was quite the music director. Need I mention, the idea of not boring us with the cast at the beginning was quite unique.

    ELEMENTS OF THE MOVIE

    Ø  PICTURES: The picture quality was great, but there’s always room for improvement.

    Ø  COSTUME: The costumes were very trendy, stylish in portraying the African culture especially with the use of Ankara, the stylist did a great job. He picked the right outfit for the different characters and scenes. The hair stylist also did a good job but could have picked hair extensions of better quality for the character Mo.

    Ø  LIGHTING AND SOUND EFFECTS: the lighting was fantastic, there was no blur or unnecessary light colours; and the sound effects were in tune with the screen pla

    SHOTS:

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    This scene was taken as a medium shot; a lot of medium shots are actually used in this movie.

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    moThis was taken from a low angle.

    Several shots actually make use of horizontal movements to identify each person in a dialogue. The movie also contains a lot of cut-away scenes, the split screen was used twice; where she received a call from Tobe and from Dare later on. The zoom shot is also used to portray how fidgety Tobe gets while expressing his disdain with Mo and the tilt up is used to express her level of shock when her first date introduced himself. Close-in shots are used alongside a number of long shots. The production quality was top notch, this is a movie I’ll definitely see again and again.

                                                                                                                                              

  • Desperate house girls

     

     

     

    TITLE: Desperate housegirls

     

    PRODUCER: Uduak Oguamanam Isong

     

    DIRECTOR:  Desmond Elliot.

     

    YEAR: 2013

     

    DURATION: 1:47:32

     

    LOCATION: Lagos

     

    GENRE: Drama

     

    MOVIE RATING: 7/10

     

    CAST:Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, Kenneth Okolie Mary Lazarus , Tamara Eteimo

     

    REVIEWER: Comfort Elaigwu

     

    Synopsis

     

    Three frustrated street girls working in a local buka where they are constantly harassed by randy old men whimsically leave their jobs and decide to become house girls with the intent to steal and seduce their way to riches.

     

     

     

    Review

     

    The movie which turned out to be a piece of cake for all the casts present in the movie, talks about three beautiful, smart and young girls who have had enough of the ghetto life. In their bid to step up their fortune, they decided to become house girls to rich families or die trying to get rich. The movie revolves around the lives of three beautiful, smart, young girls living the ghetto life.

     

     Frustrated over the low class lifestyle and accompanying financial challenges, the trio come up with a plan to bid poverty goodbye. It’s really easy… all they have to do is become house girls to the elites and scheme their way into the life of affluence. It’s a mission they must accomplish, it  portrays the Elliot family, who change house girls on a weekly basis, Femi and Ada. A happily married couple has what appears to be the perfect house girl until she becomes very close to the boss of the house.

     

     “Desperate House Girls” is a hit! It cleverly weaved romance and humour into a get rich quick story. It’s a well-written screenplay but not everyone lived happily ever after.

     

    The story left a few questions. Both Victoria and Ekemini were caught in the act. What made Segun come back into the house and catch Victoria? He was last seen in the car. Also, what made Mark’s wife appear in Ekemini’s bedroom? Without visual proper cause these scenes came off as convenient for the story. Also, what became of Ekemini at the end of the movie?

     

    Performances? Spot on. Every actor was believable and there was no dead weight. Hallelujah.

     

    The cinematography, music, and dialogue were great and the chemistry between Ini Edo and Kenneth Okolie worked. Kudos to Desmond Elliott and Uduak Isong on a fine production! RECOMMEND

     

    It’s a big problem dealing with the tricks of house helps who end up being mistresses and end up running the home… of course with the wife out of the way. We see and hear such happening every day. Well some women have gotten smart while some … hmm… are still living in the world of make belief, that they have the perfect house girl.

     

    Desperate House girls, brings to bear the reality of this marital virus that plagues and ravages a lot of homes.

     

     

     

  • Oloibiri

    Release Date: May, 2015
    Rating:PG-13

     

    Year    :    May, 2015
    By    :    Rightangle Productions Limited
    Slogan    :    Revenge has come
    Genre    :    Action/Adventure
    Time    :    106 min.
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    An action thriller, “Oloibiri” mirrors fear, dread, international exploitation, governmental responsibility and unseen benefits of desperate hope. Olu Jacobs (AMVCA & AMAA award winning veteran), Richard Mofe Damijo (Multiple award winning actor/politician), William R. Moses (CSI, Touched by an Angel), Taiwo Ajai-Lycett (Multiple award winning actress), Ivie Okujaye (AMVCA) and Ifeanyi Williams all star in this blockbuster.

  • wicked intention

    WICKED INTENTION

    By chimuanya amarachi

     

     

    FILM FOR REVIEW: WICKED INTENTION
    DIRECTED BY: MOHAMMED ABDULAHIM
    PRODUCED BY: KINGSLEY OKEREKE & CHIMSZIE EMELIEONWU
    RELEASE DATE: 2008
    GENRE: TRAGIC-COMEDY
    LENGTH OF MOVIE: 2:17:60
    PLOT: The plot is more like the Nigerian version of play-boy series (a thin line between love and hate). The story reveals Jim (Desmond Elliot) as a player who was only going to settle down if he found a high-class lady with affluence and the right connections. He is on a trial-and-error mission with ladies and thus decides that I.J (Chika Ginika) his fiancé is no longer fit for the fiancé title, and he moves along with Clara (Amanda Ebege) an undergraduate, and a host of other physically graced ladies, who he still dumps for being over indulging.
    Jim’s lust-o-meter is on a weird scale as he falls in lust with a lady who co-incidentally shared the same surname with the bank manager who she works for. Jim quickly got her to sleep with him so that he could inherit “her father’s wealth” the shocker drops when he realizes that it was a mere coincidence of name.
    On the other side of the feminist globe, stood the tall, dark, wealthy, independent Charlene (Stephanie Okereke) who was every man’s dream but was not willing to get involved with any man because of the torment her father caused her mother and her because she bore him a female first instead of a son who ‘’could carry on the family name”.
    She turns down so many men Including Jim but his good looks coupled with persistence was too much for her to fight alone, so she plans with her confidant Kamsi (Nadia Buari) to use Jim in the same way he is scheming to use her. While Jim plots to sleep with Charlene, get married to her and drain her, Charlene simply employs the services of his manhood to get herself a child (a girl) as she runs off on the wedding day, leaving Jim at the climax of foolishness and discontentment.
    Theme: betrayal and indecisiveness
    Main cast: Desmond Elliot, Stephanie Okereke, Nadia Buari, Muna Obiekwe, Chika Ginika
    Setting: Nigeria.
    Language: English
    Shots: the Extreme close up shots was used in the scene several times when Desmond and Stephanie were making out. The EX CU was evident in so many scenes especially when his expression was highlighted to show his grief over Charlene’s disappearance.
    Make up: all the characters in the movie- WICKED INTENTION wore light but meaning portraying colors 
    Costume: every piece of clothing contributed to the development of the plot as it gave deeper meaning to the personalities of the characters.
    Review: The movie is like every other nigerian movie produced at that time, the boy is poor and a social climber who tries to use his charm to get what he wants. There is also the girl that goes out with him(the boy) as a rebellion against her father and so she can get a female child. The shots are good but there where some unnecessary scenes like driving on the road. The people watching the film do not need to know the length of the journey. There where situations when both sides of the conversation where being told. There was almost no mystery in the movie. If i were to rate this movie i would give it a six out of ten that is sixty percent. 

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  • MR & MRS

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    TITLE: Mr. and Mrs.

     

    PRODUCER:  Chinwe Egwuagu

     

    DIRECTOR: Ikechukwu Onyeka

     

    YEAR: March 2012

     

    DURATION: 1:39:34

     

    LOCATION: Abuja

     

    GENRE: melodrama

     

    MOVIE RATING: 8/10

     

    CAST: Joseph Benjamin, Nse Ikpe Etim, Theresa Okodua, Paul Apel, and Barbara Sokey

     

    REVIEWER: Faith Lamptey Lamiokor

     

     

     

    Mr. and Mrs. is a melodramatic rendition that attempts to convey the anger, the hurt and the pain that come to fore when marriages seem to take the wrong turn. I could only imagine the million and one thoughts that ran through Susan Abbah’s (Nse Ikpe Etim) mind as she sat on the floor weeping, and the pestle she had tried using to hit her husband beside her.

     

    Kenneth Abbah (Joseph Benjamin) was her husband, her lover of sixteen years, the father of her children, the man she loved, adored and worshipped, her slave master, the man that had relegated her to the background and confined her, a lawyer, to his kitchen. He never hesitated to praise his father for their good fortunes and seized every opportunity to remind her that she was nothing but the daughter of a washman. Yet she loved him and worshipped the ground he walked on. For him and her children whom we never saw all through the movie, she endured the pain and took the shame.

     

    However, when Ken begins to cheat on Susan, she loses it and this compels her to heed her friend, Linda’s (Thelma Okodua) advice to see a marriage counselor. Linda is however oblivious to the fact that her seemingly loving and understanding husband who she claims is cool with her being a career woman and only entering the kitchen on Sundays to make breakfast, was sleeping with her maid.

     

    Mr. and Mrs. is impressive with regards to the storyline, the content, the production quality and the plot. It showcased a level of professionalism that is lacking in most Nollywood movies.

     

    The movie exhibits elements of suspense as we are left wondering about what would become of Susan at the point of divorce and what would become of Ken when Susan finally gains her freedom. It also professional intertwines some form of humor to lighten the mood of the story as it is an issue that is usually addressed seriously. We could see from the movie when Ken felt challenged when Susan brings a dildo into the house and also when Maggie, the maid was dumb enough to pour out wine and wash the wine bottle, that brings some form of relief to viewers who have been forced to identify with Susan’s pains.

     

    The movie is very realistic and the cast portrayed each character very well as they were real and convincing. The storyline is informative and we also find that scriptural references were introduced at certain points and in a way that didn’t make the movie appear churchy.

     

    The picture quality was good, so also the mixture of different camera shots and angles. However, most times the images were blurry when the camera attempted to zoom in also the story is told in a linear way, with no flashbacks or foreshadow, however, there are times the viewer disconnects from the movie as a result of some weak transitions.
    The movie was shot indoors and straight to the point. No unnecessarily prolonged scenes which is common with Nigerian movie. All in all, the movie is a must-watch and I would rate it 8 out of 10. if anyone calls your father a washman do not forget to reply…”dry cleaner I always insist”

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          MR&MRS A MUST WATCH!!!!

     

  • mixed feelings

    MOVIE REVIEW

    TITLE: Mixed feelings

    PRODUCER: Okey Ifeanyi

    DIRECTOR: Okey Ifeanyi

    SCREENPLAY: Okey Ifeanyi

    MAINCASTS: Juliet Mgborukwe (as Amanda)

                            Alex Ekubo (as Jeff)

    DURATION: 1hour20minutes

    MOVIE RATING: on a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 been the highest, I will rate this movie 5.

    DATE OF RELEASE: 8th of April, 2015.

    REVIEWER: Ekpin Iniobong

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    SYNOPSIS: This movie is about a loving couple who would have taken their relationship to the next level but due to the suspicion the lady had of her fiancé cheating on her, she decided to redeem herself by taking a desperate measure.

    ELEMENTS OF THIS PRODUCTION

    SHOTS;

    Extremely long shot

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    Long shot

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    Medium shot

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    Close up shot

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    Extremely close up shot

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    CAMERA PLACEMENTS OR ANGLES

    High angle

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    Low angle

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    REVIEW: this movie ‘mixed feelings’ as already said in the synopsis, has to do with a loving couple that decides to take their relationship to the next level then the lady been suspicious of her fiancé cheating on her decides to redeem herself by taking a very drastic measure. In this movie, although nice story line, I felt there were so many unnecessary scenes. Like the scene where the fiancé in person of (Jeff) was dancing with the supposed wedding planner and also when they were in the car driving to where we were not told. The viewers didn’t need all the details of the dance or should we say the process. Also I don’t understand how the girl wasn’t expected to feel that he was cheating on her, because the boy was acting very suspicious. If you want to say Jeff had nothing to do with Kiki, then the scene of the two of them dancing beside the pool was not needed, or should I say the type of dance they were dancing was not needed for a normal “fiancé and wedding planner” relationship they supposedly had. If I didn’t know the point of the movie was to make us believe that Jeff was not cheating on Amanda but planning a surprise for her, I would have actually said he was cheating. That is , the main intention was not properly portrayed. But apart from this few pointed out mistakes, the movie can be seen as interesting. Well, that depends on the viewer’s definition of interesting though.

     

    CONCLUSION: the movie was not bad, the actors and actresses where ok to apart from Ken, the male best friend. That’s all I can say because “it’s not over, until it is over” so “shut up fool… tell that to the devil when you get to hell. Well nice one Amanda. 

  • Tango with me

    TANGO WITH ME.

     

     

    Producer: Mahmood Ali- Balogun.

    Director: Mahmood Ali- Balogun.

    Screenplay: Fani Kayode.

    Starring:

    ·         Joseph Benjamin

    ·         Genevieve Nnaji.

     

    Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

    Duration: 1: 50

    Movie rating:  6.1

    Date of release: 2010

     Reviewer: Aderoju Adedunni

    Matriculation Number: 14BE016549

    Synopsis:

    Lola (Genevieve Nnaji) and Uzo (Joseph Benjamin) meet during her youth service and are married after a 3 year of courtship. On their wedding night Lola, a virgin is raped by armed robbers who broke into their hotel suite, right in front of her husband. Both bear the emotional and psychological trauma that the rape places on them. She is emotionally scared of having sexual relationship with her husband, while her husband bears the guilt of him unable to protect when she most needed him to. Their marriage is only two months and they are seeing a marriage counselor. It remains to be seen if they are able to break down the psychological walls that keep them apart.

    Element of production.

    Ø  Pictures: the pictures were so nice and clear unlike some Nigerian movies that will be blurry.

    Ø  Sound effect: sound effects were not really used which I feel was to make audience focus on the movie unlike other Nigerian film that you find sound effects almost in every scene.

    Ø  Costume: Ankara was mostly used in this film, which I feel is to celebrate the African culture.

    Ø  Lighting: the lighting was okay and cool which was in line with the movie.

    Ø   Camera shots: different camera shots were used in this movie. Examples are:

    ·         Long shot (LS):

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    Review.

    Tango with me is a contemporary story about forgiveness about some of our core values and our faith. A story that proves that above all, love does indeed conquer all.

    There was a deal of silence in this movie; no use of unnecessary sound effect, few music that were used just flow to make it as emotional as possible and enables the audience to focus on the movie unlike other Nigerian movies that have different sound tracks in it. The production, sound quality, picture quality, location were all fantastic which made it a good movie.

    The story imposes sobriety on us as we examine the societal values and teaches us priceless lesson about love and life. It reveals the under minded formula that solves looming challenges ravaging one’s marriage and even altar bound relationships. Joseph and Genevieve performances very passionate and drew you in.

    I love the way Ankara was used as decoration in the movie, which also celebrates African culture, but at the same time, it was off because no one wears Ankara 24/7. The story line was just basic which made the movie simple though almost relating to the movie “Act of faith”.

    Conclusion 

    Frankly, Tango with me is an entertaining movie although over hyped, which talks about love and forgiveness. This film is sure to provoke you emotionally and intellectually.

  • Lagos Cougars

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