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  • Okafor’s law

    OKAFOR’S LAW

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    TITLE: Okafor’s Law

    PRODUCER: Omoni Oboli

    DIRECTOR: Omoni Oboli

    SCREENWRITER: Omoni Oboli

    MUSIC COOMPOSED BY: Kulanen Ikyo

    MAINCAST: Omoni Oboli; Ejiro, Richard Damijo; Mr Omene, Toyin Aimakhu; Tomi, Ufuoma Ejenobor; Ife Omene, Kemi Lala Akindoju; Onome, Halima Abubakar; Cassandra, Ken Erics; Fox, Blossom Chukwujekwu; Terminator, Gabriel Afolayan; Baptist.

    YEAR: 2016

    MOVIE RATING (FROM 1 BEING POOR AND 10 BEING EXCELLENT):9/10

    GENRE: Drama film/Romance

    DURATION: 1 hour 50 minutes

    DATE OF RELEASE: September 2016

    REVIEWER: Eboh Chukwudiuto victor 15BE02269

    SYNOPSIS: have you ever wondered why married men and women still cannot resist that one person they dated far back in the university?

    This movie goes against the law that straight men and women can’t be just friends. It argues that once friends’ benefits from one another, those benefits and friendship last for life. Rooted in the lesson of lost which is viral in this era. This saucy romantic comedy further establishes Omoni Oboli as Nigeria’s answer to Nancy Meyers and Lena Dunham.

    Terminator (Blossom Chukwujekwu) is known by his best friend Fox and Baptist to be successful serial seducer, conflict arose when he ends up in bed with an old flame right after her engagement ceremony to another man. Terminator explains, once there is a strong sexual spark between two people, it never dies; they can rekindle it even though wives or husbands seem to come in the way. Proving it, his friend demand. And so the challenge begins.

    Baptist and fox brings three women that terminator must re-seduce within six weeks, meaning he had seduced the three girl before then brought for another round to prove his point was right; a churchgoing banker, a workaholic businesswoman, and the second wife of a wealthy, neglectful husband. The stakes? Valuable shares in a farm, and Terminator status as king of machos (a person who tends to display manly characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness and bravado.

    Omoni Oboli, whose last film wives on strike was one of this year’s biggest Nollywood hits, has struck a chord with the audience by cutting straight to the heart of romance and sexual games men and women play with one another. As we watch terminator scheme to get the three women back to bed purely to impress his friends.

    ELEMENT OF PRODUCTION:

    SOUND EFFECT:

    Sound was properly utilized in the movie. Unlike movies where the theme song is sung all through suspense, drama and all. But the sounds used in the movie properly suited each scene and also a very clear camera views clear shots and acting.

     

  • THE DUPLEX

    TITLE: THE DUPLEX

    PRODUCER: EMMANUEL ISIKAKU

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: STELLA ISIKAKU

    DIRECTOR: IKECHUKWU ONYEKA

    SCREENPLAY: STANLEY ISOKOH

    MAIN CAST: OMONI OBOLI, MIKE EZURUONYE, URU EKE AND ANTHONY MONJARO.

    LOCATION: NIGERIA

    DURATION: 1:59:06 (ONE HOUR, FIFTY NINE MINUTES AND SIX SECONDS)

    DATE OF RELEASE: MARCH 6TH, 2015

    MOVIE RATING (FROM 1 BEING POOR AND 10 BEING EXCELLENT): 5

    REVIEWER: OJI PRINCESS CHINYERE- 15BE02296

    GENRE: THRILLER

     

     

    SYNOPSIS

    The Duplex is a Nollywood film that talks about the trials that two young couple face when they packed into their new home. There is a saying that ‘‘everything that glitters is not gold’’. Despite their financial state, Emeka (Mike Ezuruonye) found a means to make ends meet. The price of the house according to his wife, Adaku (Omoni Oboli), was too good to be true. Reluctantly, with the money she lent her husband they were able to buy the house.  At first all seem settle at home until Adaku started to see things. She claimed to have seen a creature but no one believed her. Trouble hits their marriage when Adaku suffers a miscarriage.

    It’s ironic how the table turned. The victim, Adaku, who was seen as delusional was not anymore. Emeka began to have similar experiences but in his defence blames it on not taking his medication. In his best effort to convince himself that all was okay, all effort became futile the moment he beat his wife. He finally made peace with the fact that there were supernatural mysteries associated with the house. In their search to find the cause of their misfortune they discovered that all was as a result of an unrest soul in need of justice.

     

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    SOUND: As we know sound is perhaps the most powerfully visceral and subtly influential aspect of film.  Sound effects were used in few of the scenes. This helped stimulate reality. For example, the sound of the door opening and closing when the spirit entered and left the house. It is noted that sound effect were used to create mood, such as fear. Also the act of using sounds to create something (the spirit) that is not really there e.g. when the spirit appeared and then disappeared.  The movie also made use of outer dialogue which could be seen when the characters converse with each other. 

    EDITING: In The duplex, the editor made use of techniques such as ‘final cut’, whereby sound effects and music are added. He also adopted the use of transition such as ‘‘fade out’’. Fade out was used when concluding the movie.

    MISE-EN-SCЀ NE: Under this we can see how costume were used effectively. The actor that played the spirit was dressed according to his character. For a Nigerian movie the producer was able to capture the supernatural being that brought fear into the hearts of the audience.  Low- key lighting was also used in this thriller, comprising of a lighting pattern that has both bright and dark areas in the frame.

     

    SHOTS AND ANGLES: There are various shots and angled used in the movie. Here are a few of them:

    -OVER THE SHOULDER ANGLE

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    –  CLOSE UP SHOT

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    -POINT OF VIEW

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    -EXTREME CLOSE UP SHOT

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    -MEDIUM SHOT

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    REVIEW

    The duplex truly didn’t meet the expectations credited to it. There were so many errors found in the film and not only was it cliché, it had nothing new to offer its viewers. There were so much gaps which weren’t filled in till the end of the film. This not to be so. The producer, Okechuku Onyeka, should have carried his audience along with him, not making his audience ‘‘read between the lines’’ in order to understand the scenarios presented to them more.

    GRAMAMTICAL ERROR: Chukwuma Ume- Ezeoke tells his mum, it is you mama. ‘‘I have no say to it’’. The correct word should be in. The estate agents says ‘we discovered that the grave was shrinking’’, a grave cannot shrink. The psychic addressed the spirit as ‘‘him’’ while Emeka readdresses the spirit as ‘‘it’’.  Akpan says ‘too ashame of myself’’. The psychic tells Emeka to find the spirits family, she says to Emeka, ‘‘you have to find him, them’’… (Instead of saying you have to find them only).

    I would give the movie a 5 star. Irrespective of its flaws, there were good characteristics found in the movie too. The film lighting system was good even though most of the act were done indoors. The ending of the movie left its audience wondering ‘‘what comes next?’’. The sound effects were used properly and in the right scenes.The picture quality was great.

     

    The major theme of the film is forgiveness. Before Adakus’ step-father died, he left his property to his wife. His wife entrusted the property to his best friend because they had to flee during the Biafra war. Instead of giving back the property he denied her of it. Regardless of how Adakus’ mother  was unfairly treated by her husband’s best friend  who claimed their house and transferred all form of ownership to his name,  she still  was able to forgive his daughter on behalf of him. While Adaku forgives Emeka for his negligence towards her. The root of all their problems, including the previous owners of the house was because of an unjust act by a friend. Truly one must reap what he sows.

    CONCLUSION

    There were scenes that weren’t relevant such as the prolonged speech made by Adakus’ mother, the moment when Emeka asked if his mother-in-law had received the money he sent to her rather than going straight to the point. Nevertheless, the film still brought suspense in the mind of its audience through the effects and costume used.

     

    Favourite quote: by Emeka (Mike Ezuruonye) –‘‘RUNNING IS NOT THE BEST’’. I believe no matter how hard life gets or what it throws at you, the best solution is to stand strong and confront your problem.

  • Child not bride

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    PRODUCER: Kingsley Okereke

    DIRECTOR: Emeka Bishop Nwabunze

    SCREENPLAY: Chisom Juliet Okereke

    LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria.

    DURATION: 1hr 14mins

    MAIN CAST::

    Liz Benson – Dami’s mother

    Jide Kosoko – Alhaji

    Honour Felix –Dami

    Abdul Mohammed-Dami’s father

    Patient Oseni -Aunty Tope

    YEAR OF RELEASE: 2016

    MOVIE RATING : 7

    REVIEW BY : OGBEREKARE OGHENETEJIRI, 15BE02293

    SYNOPSIS: A relatively poor family gives their fourteen year old daughter Dami (Honour Felix) to a rich Alhaji( Jide Kosoko); a decision they would regret for the rest of their lives. She is coerced by her parents into marrying and moving in with him out of greed for the money and gifts he gives in return. She gets pregnant and her dreams of becoming a medical doctor are squashed and brought to an end before her eyes. She develops complications in her pregnancy and dies during child birth.

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION: CAMERA SHOTS  – A variety of shots were used in this movie.

    Low Angle Shot

    Long Shot

     

    Close-up Shot

     

    Medium Shot

     

    EXTREME CLOSE- UP SHOT

    REVIEW: Child not bride is a Nigerian movie that teaches parents the effects of child marriage. It shows both the physical and psychological effects of child marriage as well as teenage pregnancy on a child.

    The storyline of this movie  was very good  which when coupled with a great cast made the movie alive. The main actors in this movie were amazing, especially Dami the teenage bride. She was able to portray the character in a way that makes you emotionally attached to her and she must be commended for that. Also, the mother (Liz Benson) and Alhaji( Jide Kosoko)  played their roles very well which led to the movie being a great movie.

    Although the movie had all these good things going on for it, there were some errors. Firstly, the supporting actresses were sloppy in playing their roles. They displayed very poor performances especially the doctor and the teacher who came to tell Dami’s mother of her scholarship.

    Secondly, I couldn’t help but notice that Dami had on only one hair style through out the movie; from beginning of the movie to when she died from child birth.

    Lastly, I think the aftermath of Dami’s death was not  given enough coverage. We should have been shown how the parents and alhaji dealt with her death. Especially after hearing that she was given a scholarship because of her outstanding performance in her Junior WAEC.

     

    CONCLUSION: Generally, the movie is a great movie. Apart from the few errors every other thing was great. It is definitely a movie I would recommend.

     

  • A LITTLE WHITE LIE

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    TITLE: A LITTLE WHITE LIE

    PRODUCER: EMEM ISONG MISODI

    DIRECTOR: JOHN NJAMAH

    STORY /SCREEN PLAY: YINKA OGUN

    MAIN CAST: MBONG AMATA, MICHEAL GODSON, MARY REMMY –NJOKU, JENIFER ELIOGU, JOSHUA JOHNSON, VICTOR OLATAN, STEPHEN DAMAIN.

    LOCATION(S):   LAGOS, LEKKI NIGERIA

    DURATION: 01:32:09

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2016

    MOVIE RATING: 7/10

    REVIEWER: OSADUNKWU ESTHER CHUKWUAMAKA (15BE02305)

    SYNOPSIS:

    Winnie, a 28 year-old social awkward young focused career woman, lies to her parents about having a boyfriend. She is forced into approaching her handsome neighbor with the cunning plot to act the part of her boyfriend when her parents come to town; it eventually caught up with her with unexpected consequences.

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION: SHOTS IN THE MOVIE

    EXTREMELY LONG ANGLE SHOT (Ex Ls)

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    MEDIUM SHOT

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    MID ANGLE / EYE LEVEL

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    LOW ANGLE

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    REVIEW:

    Winnie (Mbong Amata) was under the gun to settle down and get married by her parents. Her mother wanted grandchildren but Winnie’s love life was basically non- existent. It was during a phone call that Winnie lied to her mother that she was in a relationship with a man by name John as her fictional boyfriend, just to be at peace. But her mother took the intended peacemaking talk seriously and wanted to meet John. Winnie’s parent informs her that they will be coming to town.

     Winnie had to scramble to find a man who will pretend as her boyfriend for the period her parents will be with her. She finds one through her friend at the office Gina (Mary Remmy) but it wasn’t going smooth as planned .Winnie get courage to approach her neighbor to pretend to be her boyfriend for the period her parents will be staying. John (Michael Godson) agrees with the plans. He is a handsome, charming man and he had experience with women. Winnie’s parents arrive and met John and find him amazing and loved him. This was going to smooth than Winnie expected. Winnie parents ask them how they met and they said “they met at the church”. Meeting in the church makes Winnie’s parents happy that there are still young men who respect God by going to church, but this was another lie.

    After sometime, when John wants to host a dinner with Winnie’s parents at his apartment, Lillian (John’s girlfriend) shows up at the cost of preparation. Plans had to change due to the arrival of Lillian. Winnie had to lie to her parents that John will not be able to host them that night because is gas got finished, this was another lie to cover up the situation on ground. The dinner was postponed to another day. Winnie’s father found out that they were just pretending all the while, after the dinner.

    This movie is formulaic (closely following a formula or predictable pattern). It is not original and extremely predictable but is also a memorable movie due to the solid foundation of skilled actors. From Michael Godson who simply commands the screen at every moment to Jenifer Eloign, Mbong Amata and Mary Njoku.

     

    CONCLUSION:

    This is a story of opposites attract where a” good girl “mingles with a player. John pretended to be Winnie’s knight in a shining armor. As the two gamed her parents, it leads to a serious relationship. The story was character driven as Winnie (Mbong Amata) played a social inept woman that didn’t have a relationship experience. On the contrary, John (Michael Godson) was a Casanova and it is hard to believe that he abandoned his player lifestyle to help her. John was an appealing character due to the fact that he was so respectful and helpful to the family all through the period of pretends.

     

    FAVORITE QUOTE:  By John (Michael Godson ) “ EVERYTHING I DO, I TRY TO DO WELL” .Because I believe for everything you do, put more effort/interest to doing it well.

     

  • Misplaced Desire

     

     

     

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    MOVIE NAME: Misplaced Desire

    DIRECTOR: Okey Ifeanyi

    PRODUCER: Daddy Chimere

    MAIN CAST: Alex Ekubo, Ikay Ogbonna, Juliet Mborukwe, Daddy Chimere

    SCREENPLAY: Daddy Chimere

    LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria

    DURATION: 120mins (2hrs)

    MOVIE RATING: 6

    REVIEWER: Olotu Naomi Oghogho, 15be02300

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2015

    SYNPOSIS

    A physically fit man complains about his wife adding weight and her reluctance leads him to cheating on her with another woman. The other woman complains about her husband’s inability to have time for her, she meets with an old friend who ends up being a negative influence and ruins her marriage after leading her to cheat on her husband with the physically fit man. Brian and Rosie had a baby of recent which leads to Rosie gaining extra weight. She became comfortable with the situation of her new body but Brian was embarrassed by it. He continually disturbed and nagged about it and she tried dieting but it was to no avail. He became unattracted to her which led to them having martial issues . Meanwhile, another couple, Freddie and Venita suffered marital issues too because he spent a lot of time at work. This resulted to Brian and Freddie getting together and they ended up cheating on their partners. Venitas friend pushed her to cheating on her husband as an act of revenge due to something that occurred when they were teenagers.

     

    REVIEW:

      The movie was easy to understand, they were able to captivate the audience by using funny phrases and words but the makeup was quite bad and the movie was too predictable with no suspense to keep the audience captivated.

    CONCLUSION:

      My favourite quote in the movie is

    ‘So you want to follow this sexy dragon out?’- Alex Ekubo

        The actor was trying to keep his wife from following him out to a wedding because she was badly dressed and didn’t look presentable for the wedding. It is funny because he compared himself to a dragon, an imaginary being.

     ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION:

    ·         Camera Shots:

    ü  Long shot

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    ü  Medium shot

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    ü  Close-up shot

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    ·         Camera Angles:

    ü  High Angles

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    ·         Camera Movements (visible):

    1.      PAN

    2.      TILT

     

  • Wages

    TITLE: WAGES

    PRODUCERS: SEUN OLOKETUYI, BOLA ADEBAYO.

    DIRECTOR: JAMAL BOLA MOGAJI

    SCREENPLAY: KEIRA HEWATCH.

    MAIN CAST: BOLA ADEBAYO

    BAYRAY MCMWIZU.

    BELINDA EFFAH.

    YVONNE JEGEDE.

    LOCATIONS: LAGOS, NIGERIA

    MOVING RATING (FROM 1 BEING POOR AND 10 BEING EXCELLENT: 5

    GENRE:DRAMA

    DURATION: 1 HOUR THIRTY NINE MINUTES EIGHT SECONDS

    DATE OF RELEASE: OCT 13TH 2015

    REVIEWER: USMAN ACHENYO ESTHER. – 15BE02321

    SYNOPSIS

    In the movie Wages, four married women share stories of their husband’s infidelity in a salon amongst themselves and wage war against their husbands.

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION.

    FACTUAL ERROR: in the scene where Martha (Yvonne Jegede) goes to a bar to meet up with a client she runs into a friend of hers and decides to sit with her. Now Yvonne Jegede sat on the table directly facing the wall and backing the audience. It could be seen as an error because at a point it felt like she realised she wasn’t supposed to be backing the audience and tried to turn sideways severely to view the camera as she was speaking to her friend.

    SOUND EFFECTS: There wasn’t much use of sounds effects in this movie like the cliché Nigerian movies we are used to but in the scene where Irene (Belinda Effah) was shouting at her husband for bringing prostitutes to the house to spend the night, the sound effect that was used was a big thumbs down mainly because the sound effect that was used demanded action that would satisfy the audience curiosity but the actors could not deliver that. Their acting was poor and sluggish.

    SHOT AND ANGLES

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    REVIEW.

    Wages is a rare movie with a common problem among married people ‘infidelity’. The movie deserves a thumbs up to the costume designer for the perfect outfits of the performers and the great performance of some of the actors. Despite a compelling performance by the actors/actresses who starred in the movie, Wages could not get out of the shadow of its weak plot.

    The movie draws our attention at the beginning to a close shot of fespris world salon where most of the scenes take place. Four married women that had just met for the first time got into a serious discussion about their married life and infidelity of their husbands. Each revealed their stories and waged war against their husbands.

    Christine (Bayray Mcmwizu) found out her husband had sex with a prostitute in the car, Martha (Yvonne Jegede) found her husband with a friend at a bar when she came back from the ladies, Tobi’s (bola Adebayo) husband forgot to cut the call while he was getting busy with some other girl and she heard every conversation he made while Irene (Belinda Effah) had a bad marriage that later shattered when her husband brought over two prostitutes to spend the night.

    First of all infidelity in Nollywood movies is not a new thing. The use of infidelity in thismovie is bland and unrealistic. The ways in which the women found out about their husbands was not really as explanatory as some of the Nollywood movies for instance when Martha found her husband siting with her friend she instantly concluded that he was cheating because her friend had told her she was waiting for her love. How did she know her husband was the man the friend was waiting for? What if he was an old friend that had bumped into her and decided to sit with her for a while like how she did? The scene does not give the thrill or the satisfaction an audience should derive when a bad guy in a movie gets caught. If she had walked in on them kissing she would have had a more defined reason to conclude he is a cheat.

    The movie tried to portray men as deceitful beings and cheats who are to coward to accept the consequences of their actions and at the end tried to make them remorseful which is most times a mere fantasy. If Keira Hewatch who wrote the screenplay had made it equal that not all the women were perfect, and any husband of the women in the salon was not cheating it would have been more believably.

    It’s hard not to notice the poor performance of some of the actors, senseless dialogues and unrealistic events in this movie. Four women who have never met themselves before found it very comfortable to talk about the infidelity in their marriages. The issue that most women prefer to keep a secret, could it be possible that all the married women in that salon at that time were going through the same issue with their husbands? If you notice, Belinda Effah was at the corner trying to get busy with what seemed like a work related issue. In a salon!! Were people go to get their nails and hair done. She could as well go home and do the work because she had no one attending to her in the salon throughout the movie. It is kind of obvious she didn’t come to get services in the salon.

    Here is the most unrealistic and overworked scene. Belinda Effah’s husband in the movie brings home two prostitutes and tells them to wait downstairs and  have fun while he goes upstairs to his room and tries to sleep forgetting them down stairs like he had brought them to camp at his place. Belinda goes downstairs to check where the noise was coming from and sees the two of them, they later realised she was his wife but didn’t take the cue to leave. Belinda went to confront the husband who was staggering aimlessly that was an overworked scene if you ask me he was staggering in a way that a drunk person won’t you could see he was over working because he almost fell at a point and he’s couldn’t portray his emotions facially then he went downstairs and met the two prostitute who still waited till the end of the scene.

    Clearly the movie needs an improvement, more realistic events to make it better, regardless of the weak plot some of the actors were great. My favourite line in the movie is ‘the eleventh commandment don’t get caught’ said by Gbenga Adeyinka. 

  • knocking on heavens door

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    MOVIE REVIEW

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    MOVIE TITLE:   KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR                    

    PRODUCERS:    INI EDO AND EMEM ISONG

    DIRECTOR:       DESMOND OLUSOLA ELLIOT

    SCREENPLAY:  EMEM ISONG

    MAIN CAST:     BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU, MAJID MICHEL, INI EDO, ADESUA ETOMI

    LOCATION:     LAGOS, NIGERIA

    DURATION:      2:04:33 [2HRS 4MINS 33SECS]

    DATE OF RELEASE: APRIL 18,2014.

    MOVIE RATING: 7

    REVIEWER:       HELEN OGUNTOYINBO 15BE02294

    SYNOPSIS

    “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” conveys the story of a Young talented musician; Debbie married to an insecure and egoistic Moses. Debbie is abused by Moses; emotionally and physically. Tom is a music producer who noticed Debby’s talent. He also noticed that behind that beautiful voice was a secret. He developed a personal interest in her and worked on her record deal.
    Brenda was a journalist who planned to ruin Debby’s marriage considering the history she had with Moses. She makes efforts to ruin the marriage and she ends up successful. The movie displayed the cruel cycle of domestic abuse as Moses became an abuser due to what he watched his parents do. As one spouse continuously forgives, the other continues to strike. 

    REVIEW

    The movie is a beautiful one with the perfect casting. The actors played their roles well and conveyed the message of the script properly. The continuity is commendable. The musical scenes are also well played out. However the production quality was not at its best. The ad lip was quite poor especially at the beginning where Debby led the choir ministration and where Moses called on the male choristers to sing. The audio of the male choristers was heard but the men were seen to be only dancing. The audio recorded piece was not in sync with the visuals. Nevertheless the movie is one with a lovely concept.

     

    CONCLUSION

    My favorite quote in this movie is

     Didn’t you see the signs before you said I DO” – Thomas Dacosta.

    Here the message passed across is that we must critically observe our partners before we get committed.  Marriage vows say till death do us part and so partners must be able to tolerate their differences before making marriage vows. Debby must have seen some signs which she ignored before getting married to Moses.

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    CAMERA SHOTS

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    Screenshot (6)CLOSE UP SHOT

     

    CAMERA ANGLES

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    Screenshot (8)POINT OF VIEW

     

    VISIBLE CAMERA MOVEMENTS

    ·         TILT

    ·         PAN

     

     

     

  • So In Love

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    TITTLE: SO IN LOVE

    PRODUCER: CHICHI NWORAH

    DIRECTOR: IKE NNAEBUE

    SCREENPLAY: CHICHI NWORAH

    MAIN CAST: BELINDA EFFIAH & BRYAN OKWARA

    LOCATION(S): NIGERIA         

    DURATION: (1: 813: 55) 1 HOUR 13 MINUTES AND 55 SECONDS

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2015

    MOVIE RATING (SCALE 1-10, 1 BEING VERY POOR & 10 BEING EXCELLENT): 7

    REVIEWER: AKEREDOLU OLUWATOYIN CHRISTIANA 15BE02254

    SYNOPSIS: Two well compensated business women who share an apartment, battle alongside each other to win the affections of a handsome neighbour (Bryan Okpara), but little did they know that his attention lies somewhere.

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUTION: Most of the shots used in the movie were medium shots and close up shots. Only on few occasions that long shots was utilized

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    The diagrams above are examples of MEDIUM SHOTS

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    The angles that were used were mainly high angles and mid angles.

     

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    This is an example of HIGH ANGLE

     

    REVIEW: The script of the movie SO IN LOVE is a lovely one as it comprises of both comedy and romance. One of the fault in the movie is the fact that the audio was not in rhythm with the cast lips. This implies that the audio was recorded and later merged with the visuals. Also, the PA (personal assistant) to Rose (Adunni Ade), did not pull her part off. She did not act her scene in a thriving manner and I basically think the role could have been casted to someone who could pull it off. Above all, the movie was a huge success and everything turned out beautiful.

    CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the movie so in love, is a very striking movie with lots of funny scenes which aids the viewers in relaxation and entertainment. It is a nice movie, comprising of beautiful actresses and actors, and it is one I would recommend for somebody to watch. Apart from the few faults, the movie can be classified as a huge success. 

    ‘She’s not a maid; she’s the PA (personal assistant)’- this was my favourite quote in the movie. This statement was made by Kevin (Bryan Okpara), when he was telling his best friend Iyke (Uzor Arukwe), that he had two beautiful successful women wrapped around his finger and he was still insistent on going out with the maid.    

  • Purple Rose

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    NAME: ERIGBEMI SADEJU

    MATRIC NO: 15BE02312

    MAC215 MOVIE REVIEW

     

    TITLE: Purple Rose

    PRODUCER: Pascal Amanfo

    DIRECTOR: Pascal Amanfo

    SCREEN PLAY :  Barbara Anakwa

    MAIN CAST: Nse Ikpe Etim and Eddie Watson

    LOCATION(S): Kene-Bi Hotel, Pemisca Hotel, Sakumuno Beach, Kotoka International Beach (Nigeria/Ghana)

    DURATION: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 42 seconds.

    DATE OF RELEASE:  February 28, 2013

    MOVIE RATING (From 1 being poor and 10 being excellent) : 10

    REVIEWER: Erigbemi Sadeju, 15BE02312

    SYNOPSIS:

    In Purple Rose, a movie featuring Nse Ikpe Etim, Eddie Watson and Roselyn Ngissah, Annette (Nse Ikpe Etim) is a journalist who journeys to see a man who can see the future for an article she is writing but instead, he tells her that she will never know what love is until she see a purple rose and hears the sound of a guitar. She is engaged to marry.

    She reunites with Dylan, an old childhood friend who is partly separated from his wife and child. One thing leads to another and they both begin to have sex and develop feelings for each other up until Annette’s fiancé, Ethan (Kweku Elliot) returns home for their wedding and Dylan’s wife, Ama (Barbara Anakwa) returns unannounced to fix their marital issues.

    Is Annette’s wedding still going to hold despite her cheating and confused feelings?  Is Dylan going to be able to patch things up with his wife now that his heart desires another woman?

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION:

    Sound Effect: The sound presence was very strong in the movie. Asides the fact that we were able to hear clearly all of the dialogue going on between the characters, the songs/sounds used for the scenes or specific scenes were all right and suited the scenes properly.

    Shots/Angles: There was a showcase of different shots and angles in the movie although the medium shot, long shot and close up shot were the most used ones.

     

    REVIEW:

    Every aspect of this movie surpasses the normal expectation of Nigerian movies. It is a lot more different from the kind of Nigerian movies we are used to where you can already foresee the end from the beginning. This movie had a twist to it. It was able to create a bubble and conflict of emotions in the viewers because you can clearly see what is morally wrong but for some reason it feels right to do it even though there are glaring consequences. The actors were able to bring to life their characters therefore putting up an outstanding act and carrying us along so we are able to feel all of their emotions and that had their viewers captivated and almost unable to decide if doing the morally right thing is more important than the genuine happiness that is being felt despite doing the wrong thing.

    Purple Rose also taught us that love truly does have ups and down so if  two people are meant for each other, despite whatever problems they might encounter, they will still find a way back to each other somehow. The movie production, scripting, lighting, costume, make up were all very good and that goes to show that the Nigerian movie industry is getting better and they should be highly commended. Purple Rose is a movie I recommend for everyone to see.

    CONCLUSION:

    Purple Rose is one of the all round outstanding movies that has been produced in Nigeria because it stands out from all the normal Nigerian movies we are used to. The quality is also very high and impressive so I recommend Purple Rose for everyone. You won’t be disappointed.

    My favourite quote is by Thomas (Pascal Amanfo) : “Then what would you say if I told you you’ll never truly know what that means till you hear the sound of a guitar and set your eyes on a purple rose?”

     

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    TITTLE: MADAM DEAREST PART 1 (AYA MI OWON)

    PRODUCER: Tade Ogidan

    DIRECTOR: Tade Ogidan

    SCREEN PLAY: Tade Ogidan

    MAIN CAST: Akintola Akin Lewis, Opeyemi Ayeola, Yemi Solade, Sola Shobowale

    LOCATIONS: Lagos

    DURATION: 2HOURS 25 MINUTES 19 SECONDS (2: 25:19)

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2005

    MOVIE RATING: 8

    REVIEWER; Lawal-Thomas Atinuke Brenda; 15BE02284

     

    SYNOPSIS:

    The movie is about a childless couple (Akintola Akin Lewis and Opeyemi Ayeola) who have been married for 8 years and they remain ever caring and loving to each other. On a certain occasion the husband (Akintola Akin Lewis) also known as Biodun is imprisoned. There is pressure on the lady (Opeyemi Ayeola) also known bukola to do something about her childlessness. After much persuasion she is forced to marry the houseboy (Yemi Solade) also known as Daniel. The houseboy becomes the man of the house and in no time he takes over the operations of the house and bukola becomes pregnant and has a child. Then there is a change of government and the husband is pardoned and released from jail .The husband comes back to the house and everyone is speechless and astonished. Daniel the houseboy has to go back this duties and everyone acts like nothing ever happened. The unexpected happens when Daniel could not condole his patience again and tries to revenge.

     

    REVIEW

    The movie is one of the best old Nigerian movies ever. It makes use of the best characters for each role of the movie especially her friend (Sola Shobowale).The movie really captures consequence of lack of Patience, bad friends and what Pressure from family members can cause you. The Yoruba lifestyle is really portrayed from the dressing to the family lifestyle. The music used was fantastic it fit in at every Point in time. The song even made me tempted sometimes to go back and watch some Parts again. I recommend this movie for everyone.

     ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    Sound Effect and Lightings

    The sound of the movie is very nice and the songs used in the movie were properly used, it wasn’t like a normal Nigerian movie where the song is sang throughout or tells us the whole story. The movie was very good and we could hear what everyone said at every Point in time. The lightings in the movie was not so good but it wasn’t all that bad either

    Factual Error

    At the beginning of the movie there was an argument between the mechanic and (Akintola Akin Lewis) as known as Biodun. The mechanic tells him that the Parts of the car was not delivered due to NAFDAC people.  NAFDAC is known as (national agency for food, drugs and administrative control) .they don’t handle car issues.

    Costume

    The use of the costume was really good. It portrays a real Yoruba family setting. The use of English wear was hardy used.

    Shots and Angles

    Here are some shots and angles in the movie; 

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    Screenshot_2016-10-13-21-05-59 Extreme long shot

     

    Screenshot_2016-10-13-21-06-29 mediu[b1] m shot

    Screenshot_2016-10-15-08-51-28  Low angle shot

     Screenshot_2016-10-15-20-42-07Long shot

     

    Conclusion

    All in all I think the movie is great .The movie was unpredictable and for an old Nigerian movie it is unusual .My favorite quote in the movie is move on with life you don’t have another one. The movie contains suspense and that is great because it leaves us viewers to want to watch more. I recommend this movie for everyone and to even go ahead and watch Part 2.

     

     


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