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  • THE KINS

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    Over-the-shoulder shot

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    MOVIE REVIEW

     

    TITLE: THE KINS.

     

    PRODUCER: Emmanuel Akaemeh.

     

    DIRECTOR: Emmanuel Akemeh.

     

    SREEN PLAY/ STORY BY: Obinna Blaise Orji.

     

    MAIN CAST: Seun Akindele, Moyo Lawal, Ujams Cbriel, Jennifer Utulu.

     

    LOCATION(S): Nigeria.

     

    DURATION: 1hour 20 minutes.

     

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2015

     

    MOVIE RATING: 5/10.

     

    REVIEWER: ADEBANJO OLUWADAMILOLA URAOJO. 15BE02247

     

    SYNOPSIS

     

    William after losing his mother suddenly, tries against all odds to find his mother’s killer and get revenge. In his journey for revenge for his mother’s death, he puts all his trust in their family lawyer who has been closer to him than his own kin. He confides in his family lawyer and thinks she is a trusted family friend but realizes that she is not who he thought she was and his life is now dependent on the mercies of his least suspected killer.

     

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

     

    In the movie “The Kins”, there was use of different elements that made up the visual image that is what you see on the screen. But some notable and prominent elements are as follows.

     

    • Extremely Long Shot (ELS Or XLS): This shot gives the widest view of images and does not pay attention to a particular subject. It is used to give the audience a general view of the environment of where the action is taking place. In some movies it is used to show a change of the setting.

     

     

     

     

    • Medium Shot (MS): In this shot, the camera is closer to the subject but not too close. It captures from the waist upwards. The director uses this shot when he or she wants to place emphasis on the subject.

     

     

     

     

    • Close Up Shot (CU): This shot brings the camera much closer to the subject than the MS. This shot captures the subject from the neck upwards. It is used to show the audience a character’s facial expression and reaction to an action that took place in the movie which the director wants them to be mindful of. This shot was used a lot of times in the movie “The Kin”.

     

     

    •   Over the Shoulder (OS): In this shot, the camera is placed slightly at the back of one character to show the face of another. This shot is taken when the characters are facing each other or during a conversation. This shot was made use of a lot in the movie “The Kin”.

     

     

     

    These were the main camera shots taken in the movie.

     

    REVIEW

     

    In the movie “The Kins” written by Obinna Blaise Orji, it tells the story of a young man who lost his mother but believes that his mother was killed. He is bent on finding out who the killer is and bringing whoever is responsible to justice.

     

    “The Kins” has a great and compelling story line and is a suspense-filled movie which makes the audience and viewers want to watch to the very end. The audience is not really sure of what is happening until the end of the movie which is a good tactic to keeping viewers. However, the movie was poorly executed by the actors because most of the actors were inexperienced and new. And for a movie with such an amazing story line, having good and experienced actors would have complimented the movie and made it exciting to watch.

     

    Also in the movie there were a lot of grammatical errors in speech. The characters made a lot of errors in their speech and spoke like they didn’t know their lines. It seemed that the actors read their lines the same day and were told to act the scenes, they seemed very unprepared. The actors are meant to memorize and know their lines so they don’t make mistakes, even though humans are bound to make mistakes the director is meant to make the actors re-do their parts until they know them but it appeared that they just settled for whatever happened and didn’t put enough effort to make the movie void of mistakes.

     

    Also in the movie there were some settings that were not properly set up, like for instance the doctor’s office in the movie was looking poorly set up. To make a movie look more realistic and appealing to the audience and viewers the settings and scenery has to be well set up so the audience can relate and have a connection with the characters in the movie.

     

    In conclusion, irrespective of all the errors and faults found in the movie, the movie was generally okay but if the blunders had been corrected and the director had made use of seasoned actors in the movie that would put life and emotion to the story, the movie would have been a big hit.

     

  • Folly

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    Screenshot_2016-10-15-22-53-15-1Title: Folly

    Producer: Elizabeth Daniels.

    Director: Alex Mouth.

    Story by: Elizabeth Daniels.

    Screen play: Patrick Nnamani.

    Main Cast:  Joke Sylvia, Yvonne Nelson, Uche Jumbo.

    Location: Nigeria.

    Duration: 1hr 18mins 25secs.

    Date of release: 2014

    Movie rating: 7

    Reviewer: Aguiyi Nwamaka – 15BE02251

    Synopsis: Folly tells a dark story of love and sweet life gone sour. It highlights the thin line between promises and betrayal, of how harmless, thoughtless actions can change lives forever. The movie revolves around lust, revenge, love and scars from the past. The overall storyline is very interesting and keeps the viewer on the edge as to what would happen next.

    Elements of production:

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    Medium shot (Ms)

     

     

    Extreme Long Shot (Ex Ls)

    Extreme Close up Shot (Ex Cu)

     

     

     

    Review:

    The movie was great! The picture quality was very crisp and clear, which aids in captivating the attention of the audience. The sound quality is also commendable as it is loud and clear unlike many Nigerian movies.

    Besides the outward appearance of the movie, the storyline was on point. It was very different and unique and not at all cliché or predictable. The development and transitioning of the story flowed in harmony and will keep viewers wanting more.

    The movie takes a typical experience that happens every day, and gave it a whole new meaning. The angle from which the movie was taken from will make the audience think differently when such serious matters arise.

    I simply adore the cast of the movie. With big names like Uche Jumbo and Joke Sylvia who are well known Nollywood sweethearts, no wonder the movie was such a hit. The actors connected brilliantly with their characters and were so believable and relatable. The connection of the flash back with reality was beautiful as the actors in the flash back had a strong resemblance with their present selves. The soundtracks used were in harmony with the story and the camera quality was very good.

    Though the movie was generally impressive, there were a few tweaks here and there. For instance, the use of special effects was not so good. In a scene where a house was on fire, it didn’t look real enough and could easily put the viewers off guard. Also, in that same scene where the house was on fire, the house was supposed to be falling apart but the pieces of wood that came crashing down passed right through an actor who was apparently evacuating the building. In my opinion, that was bad editing and could also make viewers to lose interest in the movie. Lastly, in a scene where two actors were engaged in a fight, the emotion was not present and didn’t make the fight look believable at all.

    I want to commend the producer for compressing the movie in a short duration limit and not putting extra unnecessary scenes as this would have thrown the audience off balance and made the storyline difficult to comprehend. Elizabeth Daniels did a great job! One of my favourite lines from the movie is ‘’…a harmless folly at its simplest, but its consequences are dire’’ which was used at the climax of the movie.

     In conclusion, the movie is proof that Nollywood has come a long way from what it used to be. The twist at the end of the movie was mind blowing, not too much and not too less but just enough to keep viewers on the edges of their seats not knowing what to expect. This is definitely a must watch for those who are willing to give Nollywood a chance and for die hard Nollywood fans.

     

  • Glass Slippers

     

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    TITLE: GLASS SLIPPERS

    PRODUCER: EMEM ISONG MISODI, (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER) NSIKAN ISAAC 

    DIRECTOR: IKECHUKWU ONYEKA

    SCREENPLAY: YINKA OGUN

    MAIN CAST: O.C UKEJE, NSIKAN ISAAC, TANA EGBO-ADELANA

    LOCATION: LAGOS, NIGERIA

    DURATION: 01:37:41 (One hour, thirty-seven minutes, 41 seconds)

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2015

    MOVIE RATING: 8/10

    REVIEWER: OLADUNJOYE ADENIKE 15BE02299

     

    SYNOPSIS:

    Kunle (O.C Ukeje) and Lola (Tana Egbo-Adelana) are coworkers who have a sexual relationship. Kunles mom keeps disturbing him to get married but he says he has not found the right girl, whereas he is a playboy and wants to be a freeman. Lola claims she is incapable of loving any man and that she cherishes her freedom even after Kunle suggested that they fit to get married because of what they have in common. Kunle is eventually forced by his mother to get a maid who goes by the name Idong (Nsikan Isaac). Kunle needs someone to follow him as his girlfriend to a business meeting dinner but being the player that he is, none of his exes agree to follow him and he is forced to go to the dinner with his maid, Idong, who is unsophisticated and illiterate. Will Kunle end up with sophisticated and literate Lola or the unsophisticated and illiterate maid, Idong?

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    ·         Sound effect: sound effects were not really used in the movie, at least not every scene had sound effects

    ·         Audio quality: audibility in the movie sure was good

    ·         Video quality: I give this movie 8/10 for video quality..it was not so good but still very okay

    ·         Costume/makeup: the costume and makeup did well, good cloth and good makeup for the right scenes

    ·         Camera shots and angles: different camera shots and angles were actually used in the movie. Examples are:

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    WIDE ANGLE

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    LONG SHOT

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    EXTREME LONG SHOT

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    LOW ANGLE

     

    REVIEW

    I actually love the title of the movie GLASS SLIPPERS, its catchy and make people want to watch it although it already made the movie kind of predictable being that the “glass slippers” has to do with the grass to grace Cinderella story where there is a rich girl, rich guy and poor girl then the rich guy ends up with the poor girl.

    Kudos to the cast, they played their roles really well, they portrayed their individual professional acting skill. O.C Ukeje was the perfect person for his role as a playboy. Tana Egbo-Adelana who played the role of Lola did well. The audio quality was very good and the music (though it’s not a popular song) was nice too.

    I love the scenes where Kunle and the maid were together, though I felt Lola’s pain at some point but I still preferred Kunle and Idong (Nsikan Isaac) ending up together. The parts where the maid, Idong was trying to learn English and good composure was really funny with her attitude and all.

    Though the maid, Idong, got too comfortable in the house in the sense that the next day after she got into the house she already started sitting to watch T.V, started dancing, exercising in the sitting room. How can a maid portrayed to be a good girl do these things just sleeping one night in the house? Personally, I don’t think it’s quite realistic for Idong who came into the house not knowing how to speak correct English and compose a simple sentence learnt all that good and well composed English in just three days. Well, I feel someone else could have acted her role better. Kunle has a sister but their mother showed no mother to daughter bond. They didn’t even talk at all.

    My favorite quotes in the movie were made in two places. First was when Kunle and Lola had a little argument in the office after she found out that he was sleeping with Idong. Kunle said “its better you get used to her being in my life and return to friendship mode or you can jump in a damn lake”. That was kind of harsh though. Also towards the end when his mom came to his house for the second time, complaining about him falling in love with his house help, he said, “she may have come into this house as a house help but she is worth twice every other girl that you have sent to me”. When he said that I actually felt the gravity of love he had for Idong.

    But then I like the fact that Kunle fought for the one he loved, he didn’t back down even after all the insults showered on her and the ill things Lola and his mother said.

     

    CONCLUSION:

    The movie was just trying to close the gap between the rich and the poor and how possible it is for one to be able to fall in love with whomever, not judging or minding their class or status and it’s just teaching us to fight for what we want, for who we love not minding what people say or think.

     Nevertheless, this movie is a beautiful romantic movie and I bet any one in Idong’s shoes would have been so happy and hopeful watching this movie. She was just lucky because she must have never imagined that story as part of her life. This movie is a must watch and is recommendable for anyone at all.

  • Heroes and Villains

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    PRODUCER: Happy Julian-Uchendu

    DIRECTOR: Shittu Taiwo

    SCREENPLAY: Daniella Esua Anne

    MAIN CAST: Belinda Effah, Ivie Okujaye, Seun Akindele

    LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria

    DURATION: 01:49:29.

    DATE OF RELEASE: July 24, 2015.

    MOVIE RATING: 7/10.

    REVIEWER: ODEJIMI DAMILOLA VICTORIA.

    MATRIC NO: 15BE02291.

                                                   SYNOPSIS

    Heroes and Villains is a romantic comedy about a couple, Kiki (Belinda Effah) and Pablo (Seun Akindele) having issues in their marital life. They filed for a divorce from Brown, a lawyer who is a family friend to the couple. He sought for an alternative other than divorce and organized a 2 weeks’ vacation for them in Summerset Continental Hotel outside their town.

    He gave both of them a notepad each to write whatever they didn’t like about each other and fill it with everyday experience of the vacation. Pablo made new friends that night they got to the hotel when he went out to get dinner after an argument ensued between him and his wife over dinner. He met Jide (Chucks Chyke) who had a fight with his girlfriend that night and Latoya (Ivie Okujaye) who he found interesting as she was not on the supportive side of women in their discussion about men and women. Pablo became friends with Latoya and he told her about his family issues.

     Kiki on the other hand met Latoya while she was being harassed by a man while jogging one day. The couple confided in Latoya, unknowing to both of them, Latoya was suffering from psychological trauma. The couple sorted out their problems and when they thought they were a couple again, Latoya scattered everything they had built up.

                                                         REVIEW

     The acting was excellent. The actors played their roles well especially the traumatized role Ivie Okujaye played. The lesson this movie portrays to the audience is that couples should learn to settle their differences and not involve a third party in their marital affair. The lighting director did a good job as the lighting was good and there were no blurry scenes in the movie. Even in the night, we could recognise each actor.

    The makeup artist did a wonderful job as Latoya and Kiki were looking beautiful. The costumes were light clothing such as skimpy dresses, hats etc. Some scenes were shot by the pool side plus the clothes denoted that it was summer. The title of the movie doesn’t correlate with the storyline. A more suitable title would have been appropriate for this movie.

    In the scene where Kiki(Belinda Effah) was ignoring Pablo(Seun Akindele) and was supposedly watching football, the television was shown partially, it was observed that the football match had not even started all the while she was screaming. The movie did not end well as we were not fully made to understand Latoya’s problem or the cause of her psychological trauma. Apart from these flaws, the movie is a recommendable movie. The following error was noticed in the movie too:

    CONTINUITY ERROR: In the flashback Kiki had of good times with her husband, she wore the same shorts in two different scenes. Also the camisole and leggings Latoya wore when she met Kiki who was being harassed by a man while she was jogging was the same she wore when she invited Kiki for yoga practice.

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION:

    LOW ANGLE

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    CLOSE UP SHOT

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    MEDIUM SHOT:

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    WIDE ANGLE:

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    OVER THE SHOULDER:

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    MEDIUM ANGLE:                          

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     CLOSE UP SHOT:

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    CONCLUSION:

    This beautiful and interesting movie “Heroes and Villains” creates happiness, amusement etc. and it kept me in a good mood throughout that day. I recommend this movie as it can help in the entertainment and relaxation function of film which serves as a means of interesting and amusing people. Shittu Taiwo did a good directing job in this movie by casting brilliant and good actors who were fit for each role. Heroes and Villains, A must watch for everyone.

    FAVOURITE QUOTE:

    ‘Men do one thing and mean another thing’- Latoya (Ivie Okujaye).

  • THE DEPARTMENT

    THE DEPARTMENT.

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    PRODUCERS: Uduak Ogumanam.

     

                                Chinaza Onuzo.

     

    DIRECTOR: Remi Vaughn-Richards.

     

    SCREENPLAY: Chinaza Onuzo.                  

     

    MAIN CAST: Osas Ighodaro, Majid Michel, Desmond Elliot, OC Ukeje and Jide Kosoko.

     

    LOCATION (s): Nigeria.

     

    DURATION: 1:37:55

     

    DATE OF RELEASE: January 25, 2015

     

    MOVIE RATING (ON A SCALE OF 1-10): 9/10

     

    GENRE: Romance, crime and thriller.

     

    REVIEWER: Sofowora Oluwapelumi Victoria – 15BE02316

     

    SYNOPSIS:

     

    The Department, staring  Osas Ighodaro as (Tolu Okoye), Majid Michel as (Nnamdi), Desmond Elliot as (Effiong), OC Ukeje as  (Segun) and Jide Kosoko as  (Chief) tells  a story about a secrete department in a business corporation (Titan Marketing Corporation). Its gang members blackmail and threaten executives into selling their companies to the head of the corporation chief (Jide kosoko).

     

    However two couples choose to leave the organization and try to raise a family, Tolu finds it  difficult to get a decent job, she then goes back to the group for one last operation against her husband’s will but Nnamdi her husband decides to disrupt the department in order to save their marriage.

     

    In the end, the plan backfires but she saves her husband from getting killed.

     

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION: The movie made use of different camera shot and angles.

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    EXTREMELY LONG SHOT.

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    CLOSE UP SHOT.

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    MEDIUM SHOT.

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    LONG SHOT.

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    OVER THE SHOULDER ANGLE.

     

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    LOW ANGLE.

     

    REVIEW:

     

    When I first heard about this movie, I didn’t want to watch it because I assumed it was boring but then I finally decided to watch it. The movie is actually very entertaining and it is different from most Nigerian movies. The most amazing part of this movie was the acting, the characters were very real and they showcased exceptional talent in playing their roles. I would like to commend the director (Remi Vaughn-Richards) on a job well done for casting these great actors.

     

     

     

    The makeup in this movie was so on point; it brought out the personalities of the characters they were playing. The camera quality was very clear and sharp and it didn’t have any blurry images.

     

    The lightning in this movie was just perfect; the lights were used properly in both indoor and outdoor scenes. The sound effect and music was great even though it was not used in all the scenes. It will make the audience focus more on the story and also the sound in the background didn’t overshadow the voices of the actors.

     

    As good as the movie is, there were still some errors that couldn’t go unnoticed.

     

    COSTUME ERROR: when Effiong (Desmond Elliot) wore a navy blue blazer and a yellow shirt on two different occasions.

     

    GRAMMATICAL ERROR:

     

    “Kill him first, let her watch him bleeds”- chief (Jide Kosoko).

     

    Isn’t it supposed to be “let her watch him bleed”.

     

    CONCLUSION:

     

    The department consists of one of the best cast in the Nollywood Industry, the script was brilliantly written and the directing was a plus one, it was a very entertaining movie for me. I recommend this movie. It’s a must watch!

     

    FAVOURITE QUOTES.

     

     “Why do you think death is the worst thing that could ever happen to you?”-Nnamdi (Majid Michel).

    “It’s not about the money, it’s about how we make the money”- Nnamdi (Majid Michel).

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • couple of days

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    Title: Couple of days

    Producer: Ayo Orimuyi

    Director: Tolu ‘lord tanner’ Awobiyi

    Screenplay : Tolu ‘lord tanner’ Awobiyi

    Main cast: Lilian Esoro, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kiki Omeili, Adesua Etomi, Folarin ‘falz the bahd guy’ Falana

    Locations: Ibadan oyo state, lagos

    Movie rating: 7 (on a scale of 1-10)

    Genre: drama

    Duration: 1 hr  39mins 45secs

    Date of release: February 5th 2016

    Reviewer: Enajero Deborah

     Synopsis: Couple of days centers on 3 couples who decide to take a weekend getaway and head to a friends home in Ibadan. Things turn sour as they discover a lot of hidden secrets and their happy break is ruined. They realize their marriages are not as perfect as they think.

    Elements of production

     

    Sound effect: sound effect was very good, the cast members were audible

    Editing: the filming and production was really good, so I’m not surprised the movie editing was also good. The movie was also good. The focus, the blur and the coloring was spectacular.

     

    Shot and angles:

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     OVER THE SHOULDER

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     CLOSE SHOT

     

     

     

    Review

    Couple of days is an interesting movie with a difference  and it’s a movie I will  recommend one to watch. The story line was good but the movie had a really sparse content.  However it was a good break from the norms of the Juju/religious contexts, the trademark of the Nollywood industry. The movie employed the best cinematography money can buy and the settings was good although much time was spent focusing on the scenery and the likes of Ibadan than the story .  they also spent a lot of time advertising brands like Linda Ikeji and Agoda park, makes one think they were the major sponsors of the movie. There was comic relief in the movie, Falz”s scenes got me laughing and we see quite a few good acting from our upcoming artistes. The suspense was intriguing as we waited to hear more secrets about each couple and why Cynthia who was believed to be dead was at her funeral?!.

     

    Conclusion

    The movie was interesting and there will be a sequel.  Honestly I  anticipate the sequel, I just hope they can overcome the flaws they had in the first one and we will see something better.

     

    Favourite quote:  “Jealousy makes one look ugly” by Jude(Enyinna  Nwigwe)

  • Circle of Trust

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    MOVIE TITLE: CIRCLE OF TRUST

     

    DIRECTOR: IKE NNAEBUE

     

    PRODUCER: RUTH KADIRI

     

    MAIN CAST: YUL EDOCHIE

     

                          RUTH KADIRI

     

                          ONYI ALEXX

     

                         ESTHER AUDU

     

                         TOO SWEET ANNE

     

    DURATION: 1:18:58

     

    DATE OF RELEASE: December 2015

     

    GENRE: ROMANCE

     

    SCREENPLAY: Ruth Kadiri

     

    REVIEWER: Adeyemo Ifeoluwa – 15BE02249

     

    LOCATIONS: Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

     

    RATING: 5/10

     

    SYNOPSIS:

     

    Circle of Trust is all about the tale of love and trust. (Phil) Yul Edochie has a girlfriend Elvina (Esther Audu) who loves to live an extravagant life even though her parents are not that rich. Her boyfriend Phil tries his best to make her happy but his best doesn’t seem to be enough.  Annie is best friends with Annie (Ruth Kadiri) and they have another friend Lina (Onyi Alexx).

     

    Annie is in love with her best friend, Elvina’s boyfriend, and Phil and day dreams about him on and off. One day, during a girl’s time out Annie, Lina and Elvina engage in a discussion about men and Lina is really angry and says she can’t trust men because on the other hand she just broke up with her boyfriend because she saw a picture of him with another girl on Instagram. And so Elvina vouches for her boyfriend that all men are not like that that her man loves her and that he can’t even get erected by another woman’s nakedness. She places a bet for 20 million on who among her other two friend’s would sleep with her man. Lina refuses but Annie who is already in love with him agreed so the game was on. Now the question is who can we trust?

     

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION:

     

    SOUND EFFECT: the sound track in the movie was properly used as there was no clash of sounds in the movie and different sound track were suited for each scene.

     

    SHOTS AND ANGLES:

    MEDIUM SHOTS:

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    LONG SHOT:

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    LOW ANGLE:

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    OVER THE SHOULDER ANGLE:

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    CLOSE UP SHOT:

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    LONG SHOT:Screenshot (15)

     

    REVIEW:

     

    The acting of this movie I would say is on the average because the actors of this movie seemed quite fake. Onyi Alexx (Lina) her acting wasn’t good as she acted like it a mere Child’s play. The main theme in this movie is trust and love. The directing on the other hand seemed to be on the bright side. The movie portrayed a real live situation which can happen in this present day that’s why I give kudos to the script writer as he or she did a good job making sure that this movie is not the regular cliché Nigerian movie we are used to. To assert this I strongly suggest that anyone should be keen on watching the movie. The lighting director also did a good job as the lighting in the movie was good not like some other movies when we see the actors sweating due to heat generated from light. The costumer did a great job as all the actors dressed well and portrayed their roles as fabulous trendy and classy. On a brighter note the actors did a good job as each of them played their roles well and made the emotions so believable.  In all the movie to me is an average movie due to some errors like:

     

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    The movie was quite confusing at the and because we see that Annie tells Elvina that she didn’t like Phil that she did what she did to test Elvina’s love for Phil because Elvina is too stingy and self-centered because if she had won the bet she wouldn’t have hesitated to collect her own 20 million naira. Meanwhile in a scene Elvina told Phil that her father left 20 million naira for her so she can but whatever she wants but we see that she didn’t actually have such because she still wanted Annie’s money.

     

    Pictures: The camera man I wouldn’t give too much kudos to because the pictures at some point became blurry for example, when Phil and Elvina went shopping in the mall and he walked out on her the picture became blurry.

     

    FAVOURITE QUOTE: “I AM NOT READY TO MANAGE” (Esther Audu as Elvina)

     

    “I LOVE YOU FROM THE DEPTH OF MY HEART BUT I CANT DO THIS ANYMORE”

     

    CONCLUSION: the production quality was a top notch.  The movie was shot straight to the point and no unnecessarily prolonged scenes. Although an average movie but it talks well on a real life issue which is one to recommend for all.

     

  • RAGING PASSION

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    TITLE: RAGING PASSION

    PRODUCER: MARY REMMY NJOKU

    DIRECTOR: KABAT ESOSA EGBON

    SCREENPLAY/ WRITTENBY: DARLENE BENSON COBHAM

    MAIN CAST: CHIDI MOKEME, MARY REMMY NJOKU, BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU, DARLENE BENSON COBHAM.

    LOCATION(S): LAGOS NIGERIA

    DURATION: 2:30:59 (2HOURS, 30MINUTES, 59SECONDS)

    DATE OF RELEASE: JULY 6, 2014

    MOVIE RATING: 6/10

    REVIWER: AMOS TABITHA HABILA – 15BE02258

     

    SYNOPSIS: In the movie RAGING PASSION featuring Chidi Mokeme, Mary Remmy Njoku and Blossom Chuwujekwu, Angela (Mary Remmy Njoku) a working class lady , received a phone call  that her cousin Mabel (Uche Ogbodo) was involved in an accident and her attention was needed at home. Only for her to get home to see that same cousin in bed with her fiancé Paul (Blossom Chukwujekwu). Angela who was so depressed and devastated confided in her boss at work Harry (Chidi Mokeme) who has always had interest in her.

    Angela and Harry began to have love affairs which eventually led to marriage, months after the marriage Angela gets to find out that everything was at set up by Harry because he always wanted                 her and couldn’t afford to losing her. 

    ELEMNTS OF PRODUCTION

    SOUND EFFECTS; the sound effects was properly utilized in the movie not like every normal Nigerian movies where the theme song is used from the first scene to the last regarding the content of the scene. But the sound used in the movie properly suited each scene.

    VIDEO QUALITY; the video quality in the movie was good, but in some scene the lighting was bad.

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

     

     

    REVIEW: Raging Passion is a good movie which I can recommend for anyone to watch. From the script writing to the production of the movie was excellently done. The audio quality was well done. It is quite exceptional and not the kind of “cliché” Nigerian movies we are used to.

    Something about the writing of the movie was fresh, logical, and real. Even the characters were well fleshed out. Let’s talk about the two main characters for a moment Angela and Harry. The role of Harry was promiscuous while Angela was a virgin. Harry was a confident man and Angela was uptight. Harry had wealth and Angela was employed as his secretary. Clearly, the two were an unlikely couple.

    What they had in common was that they were both damaged by. Harry’s heart was broken by his former girlfriend and Angela never had the love of her parents. They both had a little competition going on in their lives. Harry had a healthy relationship with his brother but the rivalry surfaced when it came to women. Angela was in similar situation at home in that as nerdy as she was, her voluptuous cousin envied her, and ultimately betrayed her.

    Although I liked Harry and Angela individually I’m not so sure they made a steamy couple. Somehow I didn’t picture Angela as the woman that would bring playboy Harry to his knees. But you what? I worked with it because the rapport between them worked. It can be a challenge to get characters that are opposites on paper to mesh onscreen so high five to the screenwriters on this.

    There are some questions regarding the story. Angela found out from her best friend that she was set up. Where did her friend get the information? Also, there is a subplot that dealt with Paul and Mabel, Last we saw them, Paul was spitting up blood. Whatever became of him?

    Performances? On the ball, Mary Remmy Njoku was unbelievable playing the meek and insecure Angela and Chidi Mokeme was simply awesome. His character had so many layers- he had anger issues, he was controlling yet he played an office professional with a suave edge. He was excellent.

    CONCLUSION: the movie generally is interesting and of all Nigerian movies I have seen this is certainly the most impressive, I recommend it and I can assure you would enjoy every bit of it.

    Favorite quote; “I’M NOT ONE OF YOUR WOMEN” Angela kept saying this to Harry any time he wanted to take advantage of her.

  • JUST NOT MARRIED

     

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    NAME OF MOVIE: JUST NOT MARRIED

    PRODUCER: JUDITH AUDU

    DIRECTOR: UDUAK-OBONG PATRICK

    SCREENPLAY: LANI AISIDA

    MAIN CAST: Stan Nze, Rotimi Salami, Judith Audu, Roland Obutu

    DURATION: 1 HOUR 35MINUTES

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2016

    RATING: (from 1 being poor and 20 being excellent, I would give this move 8.5)

    GENRE: thriller

    REVIEWER: SUNNY-OKUNDIA ATINUKE AYEMABAMIJE- 15BE02317

    SYNOPSIS:

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    This movie centers around how youths in hood try to fight their way through poverty, JUST NOT MARRIED centers around duke(stan eze) whose mother is sick and he has a brother who is an ex convict; he got into the “dirty business “because he could not afford medications for his ill mother , he then invited two of his long time friends lati( rotimi salami) and keji(Judith audu) to join him in stealing cars and posing as newly wedded in the cars to avoid trouble from police. At first the business went well for every one of them until some of them got reedy and they met the wrong business partner and everything exploded before their own very eyes.

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    Sound effect: the sound effect really worked with the movie and the scene which they were used.

    CAMERA SHOTS

    pic 1     EXTREME LONG SHOT

    pic 3    EXTREME CLOSEUP SHOT

    pic 4     MEDIUM SHOT

    REVIEW

    The movie from the beginning to the end was almost perfect because the actors were able to depict what youths go through, the hustle they go through just to live a comfortable life even the educated one.although some of the scenes were really too long but it was not noticeable because the actors really played their part well and it was worth it.

    The movie shows us a lot of things that are happening in our society,even when they deceived the police men they met on the way. They showed us what is really happening in our country. This movie should be watched by all because it has shown us that even up and coming stars can act so well and would make us want more.

    COSTUME ERROR:

    I would say that the gown which the girl used would have actually made it easy for them to have been caught because in a real setting no police man would take someone wearing a short wedding gown serious; infact nobody would take someone wearing a short wedding gown serious because it is not what they are used to.

    Factual error: the factual error in the movie was actually when they got more than 10 cars in a day that is really not possible; going with the process of getting the cars, it would be really difficult for them to get up to 10 cars in a day.

    some things that were in the movie, in a real setting they would not happen or they wont be allowed.

    Favorite quote: “nothing changes here”

    CONCLUSION: this movie really bortrayed how youths hustle in Nigeria, even the educated ones. They have the impression that in Nigeria you have to know someone somewhere in order to get to where they are.eg getting a good job, its not by merits anymore but by knowing someone there.

  • Bullets Of Justice

     

    MOVIE TITTLE: Bullet of Justice.

    DIRECTOR: Sylvester Madu.

    SCREEN PLAY: Sylvester Madu

    MAIN CAST; Yvonne Okoro, Yul Edochie, Sylvester Madu, Jibola Dabo, Ebube Nwagbo.

    LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria.

     MOVIE RATING: (From 1 being poor and 10 being excelled) 6.5 fair.

    GENRE: Drama.

    DURATION: 43:57.

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2014.

    REVIEWER: ADUROGBOYE OLUWATOSIN, 15BE02250

    SYNOPSIS: In movie Bullets of Justice, the prince is ready to kill anybody in line with the death of his wife. His blood sister is not exempted. He has a suspect, but he has no evidence to convict the suspect. Also, his sister the princess will do anything to protect her love the( suspect)                                                                                                     

     

                                       ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION.

    SOUND: Sound was used properly in the movie, unlike other but f Nigerian movies that with the song used in the movie it makes it easy for the viewers to predict what would happen in the movie. But the sound used in the each scene suits it.

    EDITIING: Continuity Editing was used in this movie, especially after when Jesse helped the princess get her bag from the man who ran off with the bag. It was seen that Jesse chased after the man and made sure he got the bag. Also when he received the bullet targeted at the princess.

    PICTURES: The pictures in the movie were good, but not very clear unlike some Nigerian movies.

    COSTUME: The Igbo costume used was good, it showed how the king and other royal family dress.

    SHOTS: In this movie, various shots and angles were used in the making of the movie.

     

    Screenshot_2016-10-12-20-09-06 WIDE SHOT.

     

    Screenshot_2016-10-12-20-38-41 CLOSE  UP SHOT.

     

    Screenshot_2016-10-12-20-13-18 MEDIUM CLOSE SHOT.

     

     

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                                               REVIEW.

     REVIEW: In movie Bullets of Justice featuring Yvonne Okoro (princess), Yul Edochie (Prince), and Sylvester Madu (Jesse) .The first scene of movie was the killing of the prince’s bride on their wedding day. Since the death of his wife, he has been in search of the killer of his wife. He has threatened to kill anybody in line with the death of his wife and even his blood sister is not exempted .He has as a suspect who doesn’t see eye to eye with the prince.

    Jesse his a guy who rescued the princess on her birthday from assassins and armed robberies. He also receives a bullet targeted at the princess. Due to his intelligent way of handling the assassin’s, and also rescuing her from kidnappers, she employs him as her bodyguard.When the prince comes back from his trip,he gets introduced to his sister’s body guard, but unfortunately the body guard (Jesse) is the prince suspect for the death of his wife. This is because while the prince, Jesse and the prince’s wife were all serving their country (NYSC), both guys fell in love with the lady and fought for the attention of the lady, but she agreed to be with the prince, leaving Jesse alone.

    Due to the disagreement and issues both the prince and Jesse had,the prince suspects its Jesse for the death of his bride, and he is ready to revenge and do anything to get back at Jesse. Sadly, the prince finds out that the princess is pregnant for the Jesse.

          But now, the princess has fallen in love with her body guard and she is also pregnant for him, so she would do all it takes to protect her lover (the suspect) from her brother.                                                                                                                                                                                        

    CONCLUSION.

    The movie is a good movie, it has no factual errors, continuity errors, audio errors. The only issue with the movie is the pictures which appear not clear. It is a movie for recommendation

    FAVORITE QUOTE: By Ebube Nwagbo “A gentle and responsible man does not walk out on his lady” which is true.