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  • Falling

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    TITLE: FALLING

    PRODUCER: UDUAK ISONG OGUAMANAM

    DIRECTOR: NIYI AKINMOLAYAN

    SCREENPLAY: UDUAK OGUAMANAM & ANTHONY KEHINDE JOSEPH

    MAIN CAST: ADESUA ETOMI as Muna

                           BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU as Yemi

                           KUNLE RHEMMY as Imoh

                           TAMARA ETEIMO as Tina

                           KOFFI ADJORLOLO as Mr. Mba

                           DESMOND ELLIOT as Desmond Elliot

    LOCATION: LAGOS, NIGERIA.

    DURATION: 1HR 30MINS

    DATE OF RELEASE: 18 SEPTEMBER 2015

    MOVIE RATING: 8

    GENRE: ROMANTIC DRAMA

    REVIEWER: AJALA ENIOLA;         15BE02252

     

     

    SYNOPSIS

          A young couple, happily married for seven years and madly in love suddenly find their “for better, for worse” vow put to the test when the husband suffers a terrible accident which leaves in a coma for months. Torn between holding on to faith and pulling the plug on her husband, the woman turns to the doctor for emotional and financial comfort, an action with consequences capable of shattering their lives and all they hold.

    Elements of production

    This is a medium shot

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    This is a close up shot

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    Review

        Director Niyi Akinmolayan brings you a gripping story of tribulation and betrayal carried by a star-studded cast.

        The Uduak Isong Oguamanam produced movie describes a couple seemingly at the brink of living the rest of their lives together, suddenly torn apart by an accident that leaves the man in a comatose state with a prognosis of “brain death”. His partner is left to fend off indications that she abandon him in his vegetable state, and revelations are made in the course of the movie that test the increasingly fragile fabric of their love.

        The film does its job of relaying an entertainment yet somewhat unique tale of loyalty and unconditional love. The story appears well scripted with minimal faults found in the general course of the story itself. Right balance of suspense and intimacy are present in this romantic thriller. The elements of originality in the screenplay and story is captivatingly told. The dialogue in falling is fabulous.

          Adesua Etomi gives a dramatic portrayal of the modern grief-stricken and persevering woman, which the film attempts to profer as her role. Her character among all stands out as the most dynamic and the one that takes centre stage. She does a good job making her character as realistic as possible. Yet, there are questions that are thrown up in falling: Muna knows yemi was flirting and does nothing to forestall his advances. Why couldn’t she firmly turn down his offer for lunch?   She really walks into that affair with her eyes wide open like a coquette. This might have been considered a character flaw, but for her revelation that she is catholic and averse to abortion; so she certainly commits a fallacy of denying the antecedent.  Muna does not seem to realize that a man who professes undying love for her is the wrong person to treat her ailing husband, especially a husband in such a critical condition because the easiest thing for yemi to do is aid imoh on his journey to eternity and then claim that complication arose. In a clime like ours, will such a crime ever be uncovered?

          The main conflict in falling is not resolved at the end of the film. With Muna telling Yemi that she is pregnant for him, the possessive man will certainly come for his child and where will that leave Muna and Imoh’s union? In Tango with Me, Lola (Genevieve Nnaji) was raped, but in Falling, two consenting adults are involved and consequences in the latter are dire for the personae involved.

        One aspect of the movie that seemed faulty to me were in the costumes, which quite frankly could have been more impressive, as Etomi Adesua’s character, despite her impressive acting, never really struck me as grief-stricken in appearance. She could have been made up to look less particularly healthy, with noticeable weight loss at the period of her in the course of the film. She was radiant throughout the movie, a direct contrast of how the character she was playing should have been feeling during the grieving scenes. Also, the soundtrack seemed a bit recycled. I got an automatic impression that the storyline was going to be uninteresting, which unfortunately, was reminiscent of some past average Nigerian Movies to me. I was proven wrong of course, but I would have preferred if the movie had made different choices when it came to its movie.

         Despite its flaws, what I liked about the movie was that the chemistry between the lead actress (Adesua Etomi) and lead actor (Kunle Rhemmy) was electrifying almost seeming as if it was real. The plot is simple yet thought-provoking. It leaves you thinking about how long you can hold out for a loved one in the face of daunting challenges. The roller coaster of emotions that’ll leave you breathless and smiling at the same time. The cinematography is beyond awesome. The movie had perfect locations and great lighting.

          The end was beautifully crafted- with the right dose of mushiness. I absolutely love happy endings so this a bonus for me. The fact that there was no scene of Dr. Femi (Blossom Chukwujekwu) depressed and drinking alcohol on the floor in his living room or in a bar- a terrible cliché Nollywood must get rid of, I must add- deserves a kudos.

    P.S: You are likely to say “Awww” at the end of this movie.

    Conclusion: The movie is what its trailer promised and more with a theme which covers love and marriage. It is a must watch for family and friends. Go see it for yourself!

    Favourite quote: “Forgiveness is divine, we are only human”.

     

     

  • Itoro

    TITLE: ITORO’S TEARS

    GENRE: MELODRAMATIC 

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: SNE EZE FILMS PRODUCTION

    DIRECTOR: MOSES INWANG

    SCREENPLAY: PATRICK NNAMANI

    MAIN CAST: UCHE JOMBO;MONALISA CHINDA & EMEM UDONQUAK

    LOCATION: NIGERIA

    DURATION: 1:53:05

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2013

    MOVIE RATING: (ON A SCALE OF 1-10 WITH 1 BEING POOR AND 10 BEING EXCELLENT) I WILL GIVE IT 

    A 9 OVER 10.

    REVIEWER: ODAFE SUNSHINE (MATRICULATION NUMBER 15BE02290)

    SYNOPSIS

    Itoro’s Tears is a melodramatic movie which narrates the life of a village girl, Itoro who was brought by one of her village men to live with a couple and serve them as a housemaid. She is severely maltreated by her new owners and would have nearly lost her life if not for the timely intervention of the neighbours. The case is then taken to court and the Udofia’s are given a life sentence. Itoro who has been taken to an orphanage home is later adopted by the same neighbours who rescued her. But what happens when strange things start occurring in their once loving and peaceful home and their child starts malfunctioning?  Would they be able to recover all? This experience will forever stay with them to their graves…

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    Sound Effect: The sound effect was used effectively. The theme song was minimized and only came in when necessary. Each sound effect served the purpose in which it was meant to.

    Editing:  Due to the fact that the most of the scenes were natural much edition was not used. It was only used when Itoro gave commands and hypnotised people using her eyes and most times was used when they transitted from one scene and showed the house.

    Shots and Angles: They were various shots and angles used in the movie, below are some examples.

     Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-51-57-1 A CANTED ANGLE

     Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-53-19-1  OVER THE SHOULDER ANGLE

      Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-54-39-1MEDIUM SHOT

      Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-54-59-1LONG SHOT

      Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-56-21-1CLOSE-UP SHOT

     

    Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-57-13-1 EXTREMELY LONG SHOT

    REVIEW

    Several shots especially the pan was used during dialogue to show the characters that were engaged in it and their expressions. The camera quality was brilliant as they were no blurry scenes or images during the movie. The characters especially that of the baby, Lily played their role so well they made you feel as though you experienced what they went through. I would have given it a 10 if not for the fact that the concluding scene didn’t end in an understandable manner.

    In conclusion, the movie shows the consequences of bringing in another person into your home without prior investigation. It also encourages people to help out in the best way possible but not indulge themselves into the matters of others as it not all you see that there is to that matter which is in line with a weird quote from the movie “No good deed goes unpunished, welcome to hell”.

     

  • Trapped

    TITLE:TRAPPED

    PRODUCER:FELIX OHIS ODION

    EXCECUTIVE PRODUCER:BOLANLE ODION &JOY ODION

    SCREENPLAY:FELIX  OHIS ODION

    MAIN CAST:SYDNEY EKWULUGO,THERESA EDEM,MOYO LAWAL,KEPPY EKPEYONG BASSEY

    DURATION: ONE HOUR,EIGHTEEN MINUTES AND FORTY-ONE SECOND.

    DATE OF RELEASE:2016

    MOVIE RATING:8/10

    LOCATION:LAGOS, NIGERIA

    REVIEWER:AKINOLA OLUWASEUN ESTHER 15BE02256

    SYNOPSIS:

     A particular Head of Department (H.O.D) was transferred to head another branch and as expected the most senior staff (Moyo Lawal) was supposed to be appointed as the next H.O.D but a junior staff (Theresa Edem) was chosen instead. And to think that Moyo was already celebrating her new position only to be given the bad news.
    She took it bad and then accepted her fate, only to take her revenge months later.

     (Theresa Edem) husbands  (SYDNEY EKWULUGO,)company were having some crisis which was leading to him getting imprisoned.The only way he could come out of such trouble was to return the companies missing funds.He had no idea of where to get the money from.He told is wife and she became disturbed at work. (Moyo Lawal) found out what was going on and found it as an opportunity to destroy her (Theresa Edem).

     She  (Moyo Lawal) then told her  (Theresa Edem) that a client had brought a large amount of money to the company that day,that she could use it to pay her husband out of debt and refund the money.

    At first she  (Theresa Edem) declined until her husband (SYDNEY EKWULUGO,)called and said he was given a suspension letter from work.She went back to meet  (Moyo Lawal) to collect the money from the client,but (Moyo Lawal)  insisted she  (Theresa Edem) handled the transaction herself.

     (Theresa Edem) collected the money and cleared her husband off the debt,but at the long run he was laid off from work.

     Along the line,missing funds were also discovered at (Theresa Edem) company.The C.E.O. Called  (Theresa Edem) and  (Moyo Lawal) to discuss the matter, (Moyo Lawal) denied knowing anything about it and even exposed (Theresa Edem).she told the CEO that (Theresa Edem) collected the money from the client and took it away.The CEO then dismissed  (Theresa Edem) of her job.

     (Moyo Lawal) finally became the new Head Of Department and made the company lose so many important client.The CEO could not stand it anymore,he called back(Theresa Edem) asked her for the truth about what happened earlier.He then saw that (Moyo Lawal) only took advantage of (Theresa Edem) financial distress to make her lose her job.

    (Moyo Lawal) was dismissed and (Theresa Edem) got her job back as the Head of department.Her (Theresa Edem) husband also got a new job whose pay is better that what he received before.They both believed that God was finally smiling down at them

    REVIEW

    First of all, i am not a fan of Moyo Lawal but she completely won me over with her acting in TRAPPED!
     She fit into the role perfectly.

    This movie was a breath of fresh air, not the same regular faces we see in the movies, and then the story line was classic,  simple, neat with lots of lesson to learn (e.g Never mess with your company’s finances, people should stop being wicked to their fellow human beings and more importantly God is always there, he is a miracle working God).

    The chemistry between Theresa Edem and her hubby in the movie was on point, Keppy Ekpeyong the boss was so good and.

    It’s so hard to pinpoint errors in this movie cos it’s so good, from start to finish its a beautiful movie. I did not want it to end… But i have to say to this, the major character carried just one hairstyle all through the movie, she could have used a wig or something at some other scenes.

    The lighting was very good,the location was perfect.The audio was also very clear.

    The shots and angle are perfect.

    The costume and makeup was also very good.

    Well done Mr. Odion Ohis Felix, for the production. We need more of such movies, that we can learn from .. movies that speak to us!

    ELEMENT OF PRODUCTION

    AUDIO QUALITY: The charaters in the movie were very audible

    VIDEIO QUALITY:The video quality was also very good

    COSTUME AND MAKEUP:This was also very good.good costumes for diffrent scenes

    SOUND EFFECT: Sound effect was not really used in this movie

    CAMERA SHOTS AND ANGLES:

    Some are show below

    LONG SHOT

    SHOULDER ANGLE    

    LONG SHOT(LS)

     

    CLOSE UP SHOT(CU)

      

    EXTREME LONG SHOT(XLS)

     

    MEDIUM SHOT(MS)

    CONCLUSION:

    This is the best nigerian movie i have seen this year .it teaches that  Never mess with your company’s finances no matter what happenes.People should stop being wicked to their fellow human beings and more importantly God is always there, he is a miracle working God

  • Dangerous Twin Sister

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    TITLE: Dangerous Twin Sister

     

    GENRE: Drama

     

    PRODUCER: Onyeka Okpeze

     

    DIRECTOR: Emeka Jill Umeasor

     

    SCREENPLAY: Vincent D. Anointed

     

    MAIN CAST: Mike Ezuruonye, Patience Ozonkwo, Yul Edochie, Chacha Eke, Queen Wokoma, Junior Pope

     

    LOCATION:  Lagos, Nigeria

     

    MOVIE RATING: 1/10

     

    DURATION: 1:48:49

     

    DATE OF RELEASE: September 17, 2015

     

    REVIEWER: TEMMY O’PETERS – 15BE02287

                  

    SYNOPSIS

    Linda (Queen Wokoma) is a psychotic that turns into a cobra to kill anyone that offends her twin sister, Sophie (Chacha Eke).

     

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    Camera Angles

    The Camera angles used in the movie were:

    Screenshot_2016-10-16-17-14-36-11. LOW ANGLE    

    Screenshot_2016-10-16-16-53-05-1 2. HIGH ANGLE      

     Camera Shots

    The camera shots used in the movie were

     

    1. LONG SHOTScreenshot_2016-10-16-10-51-54-1

    Screenshot_2016-10-16-10-50-50-1  2. OVER THE SHOULDER

    Screenshot_2016-10-16-10-32-42-13. SELECTIVE FOCUS

    Camera Speed

    The camera speed used was normal motion for most of the movie and slow motion for the action part.

    Transitions

    The transitioning used were Cut, Dissolve and Fade

     

     

    REVIEW

    The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained. From the first few scenes of the movie, it becomes obvious that one is set for an uncomfortable experience. The only good thing to be said about the movie is the effective lightning and the smooth flow from scene to scene.

    The soundtracks did not work with some of the scenes. The acting is zero: Danny’s friend acted way over the top after hearing Danny’s lament. I blame that on the director as well. The movie fails in its attempt at comedy. What’s really laughable about the movie is the idea of the movie itself. Most of all it has no message

    There are so many prolonged irrelevant scenes in the movie that add nothing to the plot. Example is when Sophia and Linda were dancing. It was not only unnecessary but long also.

    So many grammatical errors and wrong pronunciation of words throughout. An example is when is when Daniel said, ‘Is your men better than me?’ when it should have been ‘man’. Also ‘I‘ve done everything in my powess’.  It should have been ‘powers’. ‘The girl is too tasky’, ‘Which of you is Sophia?’ and so on.

    Mike Ezuruonye was listed in main cast but was not seen till around 15 minutes to the end of the movie. Yul Edochie was not even seen at all.

    Screenshot_2016-10-17-22-08-44-1 The effects in this movie seemed ridiculous to me. The shootings, the blood… 

    I do commend that the snake was realistic, but every other effect used were just silly.

    It was disjointed and far distant to the movie title until the late ending where it started relating to the title.  The storyline and the execution were both horrible.

     

    CONCLUSION

    What is so heartbreaking about this movie is that it is a 2015 movie. This movie is about 2 hours and there’s no reason to believe it took more than 2 hours to film.

    Honestly it is just a complete waste of time and there’s no one I dislike so much that I’d recommend this movie to.

     

    Here are my memorable quotes from the movie.

    ‘Check me out, I ugg?’ – Daniel

     

    ‘In the process of checking you out, here’s what I noticed. You are nothing but raggedy. You are the definition of everything but irresponsible. You stink of irresponsibility.’ – Sophia

  • Road to yesterday

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    TITLE:  ROAD TO YESTERDAY

    GENRE:  ROMANTIC DRAMA

    PRODUCERS:  CHICHI NWOKO, GENEVIEVE NNAJI, CHINNY ONWUGBENU

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  GENEVIEVE NNAJI, CHINNY ONWUGBENU

    PRODUCTION COMPANY:  THE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK (T.E.N)

    DIRECTOR:  ISHAYA BAKO

    WRITTEN BY:  GENEVIEVE NNAJI

    SCREEN PLAY:  EMIL B. GARUBA, ISHAYA BAKO

    MAIN CAST:  GENEVIEVE NNAJI, ORIS ERHUERO, MAJID MICHEL, CHIOMA OMERUAH

    LOCATION:  LAGOS, NIGERIA

    DURATION: 1HR 31MINS

    DATE OF RELEASE:  27TH NOVEMBER, 2015

    MOVIE RATING:  9/10

    REVIEWER:  TAR PRAISE

    MATRIC NO:  15BE02318

     

    SYNOPSIS

    A struggling couple tries to save their marriage by reconnecting on a road trip. Victoria, (Genevieve Nnaji) and her husband Izu (Oris Erhuero) attempt fixing their marriage while on a road trip to a relative’s funeral. However, when memories and secrets from the past are revealed, a lot more is at stake than their relationship. This epic love story, filled with so much drama, was shot in Lagos, Nigeria.  

     

    REVIEW

    The movie starts off with Genevieve Nnaji as Victoria, who is apparently just coming back into the country, being welcomed by her friend, Onome (Chigul) and they both leave together.

    When she gets home, the movie takes us to a flashback where her husband, Izu, tells her that she must have left the house before he comes back from an outing. She enters and puts on the light but is shocked to meet him in the living room sitting in the dark. He gets up to leave and she goes after him while trying to beg him to stay back, but he ignores her pleading.  

    As the movie goes on, we can see from the flashbacks, the whole story of their marriage and how they got to the point they decided to take a road trip.

    During the road trip, they are forced to talk about their 5-year long marriage. We then find out that a seed of infidelity has been sown. The movie takes a twist of occurrences as it goes deeper into their world and reveals things that would interest the audience and keep them glued to their seats.

     

    What happens in the end? Are they able to pick up broken pieces and find their lost love on this road trip? Or would they end up going their separate ways and put away all that ever existed between them?

    Let me stop here so as not to say too much for people who haven’t watched it yet and are going to.

    Though the flashbacks in the movie were a lit bit too much, the movie definitely made a statement for her (Genevieve Nnaji) as she said. It was a good comeback for her little break from acting. She definitely did a good job with the script and the movie as a whole, considering the fact that this is her first original production.

     

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    PHOTOGRAPHY: The cinematography in this movie is laudable. I must say the movie was well lit which made the cast stand out.  

    SOUND EFFECT: Another thing I love about this movie is the choice of music. The music really went along with the scenes, complementing the action. The music being typically Nigerian really portrayed a typical Nigerian setting.  

    CONCLUSION

    Most Nigerian movies have been characterized in the past with poor picture quality, unprofessional acting, faulty editing, directing flaws and sometimes bad audio, which has made people disinterested in them. However, this is one of the movies that have given us hope in the Nigerian movie industry; it has given us assurance and has made us anticipate better ones in future. If you already watch Nigerian movies, you’ll definitely love this one. In case you don’t, I recommend this movie for you because it is worth every minute of its duration.  

    FAVORITE QUOTE:  You and me, let us go, together, on a road trip, just the two of us- Izu (Oris Erhuero)

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    Extremely Long Shot

     

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    Medium Close UP Shot

     

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    Close Up Shot

     

     

    Long Shot

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    Over –the-Shoulder

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    Extreme Close Up

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  • BAMBITIOUS

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    BAMBITIOUS

    PRODUCER: THE ORACLE FILMS

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: OKECHUKWU OKU AND QUEENDALYN OKU

    DIRECTOR: OKECHUKWU OKU (ORACLE)

    SCREENPLAY:  PATRICK “KOINAGE” NNAMANI

    MAIN CAST: BELINDA EFFAH, DANIEL K. DANIEL AND BUCCI FRANKLIN

    LOCATION: SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA – ENUGU

    GENRE: DRAMA

    DURATION: 1HR 24MINS 16SECS

    DATE OF RELEASE: MAY 5, 2015

    MOVIE RATING: 8

    REVIEWER: EZEOBI CHIAMAKA CHIEMERIE -15BE02276

    SYNOPSIS

     Bambitious is a modern-day story (a drama) about a beautiful ambitious young lady named Bambi (Belinda Effah). She wants to climb high on the social ladder by catching “a big fish” i.e. getting married to a rich man. Due to her ambition to be wealthy, she breaks up with her boyfriend – Frank (Bucci Franklin) and gets acquainted with “a big fish” whom she later gets engaged to.

    Meanwhile, she had been having unprotected sex with Frank (Bucci Franklin) only to find out she was pregnant for him, just as she gets engaged to Jerry (Daniel K. Daniel). Bambi (Belinda Effah) seduces Jerry (Daniel K. Daniel) to sleeping with her so as to claim the child she’s carrying is his, but Frank (Bucci Franklin) would not keep quiet about it. How would she resolve this?

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

    LIGHTING & SOUND EFFECT: The use of sound effect in this movie was very accurate. It wasn’t over-used like some movies where there’s always one song or the other playing at the background. The sound effects were appropriate for each scene in which it was used. Also the lighting was very good. There were no blurs and there was effective use of lighting to create moods like night time etc.

    PICTURES: The picture quality was fantastic!

    CAMERA SHOTS: A lot of camera shots were used in this movie and they are;

     

    a)    a)    This is a Long Shot (LS). It was used frequently in this movie                                                                              long shot

    a)      b)    This is an Extremely Long Shot (Ex LS). It was used mostly at the beginning of scenes but it wasn’t used much in the movie. This can also be said to be an Establishment Shot.

    extreme long short                                                  

     c)      These are Medium Shots (MS). Most of the dialogues in this movie were in Medium Shots. In fact, majority of the movie was in Medium Shots. 

          medium shot 1

    medium shot 2

    d)      This is a Close-up shot (CU). It wasn’t used very often in the movie.

    close up shot

    CAMERA PLACEMENTS/ANGLE

    Here are some examples of camera angles used in the movie;

    a)     a)   This is the Subjective or Point of View (POV) kind of camera angle. It enables us see through the eyes of a character.

    pov

    a)     b)       Here is a Low angle shot

    low angle shot

    a)     c)     Here is a High angle shot

     REVIEW: This is a Nigerian movie I would recommend people to watch. Almost everything is perfect about it. The graphics and lighting are perfect, and if there were use of any special effect like green screen computer generated images (CGI) and the like, it was perfectly done because I couldn’t spot out anything that is not real. The characters played their respective roles perfectly well (except the nurse who brought Bambi (Belinda Effah) and Jerry’s (Daniel K. Daniel) test results but who cares! She’s not a major character) 

    However, what is depicted in the movie as being “ambitious” is simply being a “gold digger.” Being Ambitious is “having a desire to be successful, powerful or famous.” Bambi (Belinda Effah) left Frank (Bucci Franklin) because he was broke and fell in love with Jerry (Daniel K. Daniel) because he was “a big fish” (rich). Bambi (Belinda Effah) here doesn’t desire to become successful, she simply wants to marry a rich man in other to climb higher on the social ladder which simply put is being a gold digger.  

    CONCLUSION: This movie would be a perfect movie if not for the error in the portrayal of the message passed to the audience. However, the movie successfully portrayed how Bambi (Belinda Effah) contributed to making Frank (Bucci Franklin) a successful man. Although it seems like she was doing him bad initially, it was all for his good. According to Frank (Bucci Franklin) “AMBITION ISN’T A BAD THING IF NO ONE IS HURT IN THE PROCESS.” 

  • SECRET ROOM

    TITLE: SECRET ROOM

    PRODUCER: Simon Peacemaker

    DIRECTOR: Eneaji Chris Eneng

    SCREENPLAY: Jide Okeke

    MAIN CASTS: Oc Ukeje (Kingsley Ojie), Lilian Esoro (Edna), Jide Kosoko (ambassador john), Ada (Linda Ejiofor) 

    LOCATIONS: Nigeria

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2013

    MOVIE RATING: 8/10

    REVIEWER: Ibejigba Caleb (15BE02278)

    SYNOPSIS: Edna (Lilian Okoro) and Kingsley Ojie (Oc Ukeje), a couple who decide to take the weekend off in Edna’s late father’s house, Ambassador John (Jide kosoko). Through the weekend they find out secrets about Ambassador John and Edna figures out her life is in danger as a third person appears at their door step, Ada (Linda Ejiofor) who claims to be a business partner to her late father. As the weekend rolled by, secrets were revealed and true identities uncovered. Would Edna come out alive from this predicament or would she be joining her father soon?

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION:

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    medium shot

    Screenshot (41)

    close up shot

    REVIEW: The movie the secret room is a movie that describes what happens in our everyday life in the society. It mirrors the effect of parental actions in their children’s life. The secret room mirrors the depth of man’s wickedness and how long a revenge can be held. This makes the story line very intriguing as we see how Edna struggle to overcome the ghosts of her father’s past hunting her. The movie which is very easy to relate too, as indigenous languages and locations were used in its production giving Nigerian viewers a state of belonging. Although the story line and the acting seem to be well intact, the movies sound track seems to not relate to the movie in anyway. The lightning of the movie was fair as everything seemed to be dark. The team of suspense wasn’t used in full in the secret room as viewers can almost tell the end from the beginning just like every other Nigerian movie.

    CONCLUSION: The movie the secret room is a very interesting movie, which portrays how our actions can stand as a deterrent not only to us but our children also.

    “who are you even? because the man I saw in that text message is not my husband” ……. Edner

     

  • ROSEMARY’S FIGHT

     TITLE: ROSEMARY’S FIGHT

    PRODUCER: MINA CHRISTINE

    DIRECTOR: DESMOND ELLIOT

    SCREEN PLAY/WRITTEN BY: MINA CHRISTINE

    MAIN CAST: RITA DOMINIC, JOHN DUMELO, UTI NWACHUKWU CHARLES

    LOCATION(S): LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

    DURATION: 1:30:15

    YEAR OF RELEASE: 2014

    MOVIE RATING: 5/10

    REVIEWER: IPINYEMI OLUWAGBEMISOLA OLUWATOSIN- 15BE02280

    SYNOPSIS: As the title implies, it is about Rosemary and what she fought for. This movie is a story being narrated by Rosemary (Rita Dominic) herself. It is about how passionate she was about her job and wanted nothing more. She felt she did not have time for men or love; not until she met George (John Dumelo). They got married and were quite happy for the first 5 months. Six months after their wedding, things began to change. She quits her job; the best thing she had ever had in life just to save her marriage. The love and romance they both shared began to fade away as matters began to arise. She was beaten and abused by her husband. What went wrong? Was Rosemary able to get herself together?

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    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

     

    SOUND EFFECT: The sound effect was quite fair due to the fact that the audio and sound effect in some parts of the movie did not synchronize with the video. The effect/sound of the slap in a particular scene was heard after 15seconds of the hand movement.

     

    PICTURE: The picture quality was good considering the year the movie was produced.

     

    CAMERA SHOTS

     

    LONG SHOTS

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    CLOSE UP SHOTS

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    CAMERA PLACEMENT AND ANGLES

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    LOW ANGLE

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    HIGH ANGLE

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    REVIEW: This movie is a job well done as every effort put into production can be seen in the outcome. The characters were able to relate with the story line which brings out the originality. You could feel the pain, passion, envy, hurt and hate as projected by each character. This is a movie I would recommend for those about to wed. It gives an overview on the reality of what goes on in marriages in our society these days. The costumes were great. It portrayed each scene as it’s meant to be appropriately. The shots were well taken. It would have been a perfect piece but some errors were not observed;

    Sound seems to be an issue in the movie. As the narrator was speaking, the background sound/music was quite too loud. This makes it quite difficult to hear what was being said by the narrator. Another factual error which could have been corrected in the editing of the movie is the part where the sound effect of the slap did not synchronise with the video/hand movement.

    The husband, George, was seen to be getting grey hair at some point in the scene with the effect of makeup  but nothing was done to also show the effect of old age on Rosemary. Being a big bellied wife did not prove the fact that she was also getting old. She looked the same from the beginning to the end.

    It was also quite difficult and almost impossible to know the locations being used. There were no extreme long shots to get a glimpse of the city being used for the filming of the movie.

    In all, this movie was well delivered. It is quite different from the usual Nigerian movies we have, with most of them having same story line.

    CONCLUSION: There are a lot of lessons to be learnt from this movie. It’s a movie you would want to watch over and over again. It does not tell if marriage is good or bad but it indirectly gives a caution of the do’s and don’ts to be noted in marriage. At first, Rosemary thought she could please her husband by letting doing all he wants. But by the time she realized she was not the actual problem, it seemed all too late to take action. To love someone is not a crime, but the question is; why do I love him/her? Is it beauty or wealth? George began to lose interest in his wife, Rosemary, because she was beginning to have a big belly and was not looking the way she was before having their kids. Why do you love?

    FAVOURITE QUOTE: My favourite quote from the movie, Rosemary, is from John Dumelo (George)

    ‘’Because I slapped you? Come on, I have every right to slap you. You were there flirting with another guy’’

  • A Mile from Home

     

     

    MOVIE REVIEW- A MILE FROM HOME

     

    Title: A Mile from Home

    Producer: Eric Aghimien

    Director: Eric Aghimien

    Writer: Eric Aghimien

    Screenplay: Eric Aghimien

    Main Cast: Tope Tedela

                      Chidozie ‘Sambasa’ Nzeribe’

                      Alex Ayalogu

                      Eric Nwanso

                      Tolu Akinbileje

    Location(s): Lagos, Nigeria.

    Duration: 1hr 53m

    Date of release: June 30, 2013

    Movie Rating:  6-fairly good

    Reviewer: Okorie Anjola Nita- 15BE02298

    Synopsis:  Jude Odaro (Tope Tedela), being a university student, suffered from injustice by a gangster, Stone. In his quest for revenge, he asks a gang for his wish to be done. But that didn’t seem like the end to him since he was forced into the gang. Suffering from identity crisis, he was introduced to a new world; kill or be killed.

    Being the favourite of Suku, the leader, Jude was named Lala, and was entrusted with everything Suku had and controlled. In love with Suku girlfriend, Jude shows his willingness to stand by her no matter what.

    Don Kolo, an ex-drug dealer just got released from jail and deported from South Africa. In financial struggle, he joins Suku’s gang for a big deal from Chief Lukas. In desperation they strive.

    Elements of Production (Notable camera shots, angles, movements, etc.):

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    Review: This action drama has a good storyline with effective and creative actors, most especially the main casts. Shot in Nigeria, the setting corresponds with every scene of the movie.

    In another view, the effects in the movie are quite low and less impressive. The realism of the effects, like gunshots, injuries can be rated as 5 in 10.

     

    Conclusion: The movie won the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effect, and was nominated in the 2nd Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards having Tope Tedela as the best actor in a drama. From the movie “I needed revenge but it took my freedom”.

  • After the proposal

    TITLE: After the Proposal

    PRODUCER: Uduak Oguamanam and Uche Jumbo

    SCREENPLAY;

    MAIN CAST: uche jumbo, patience ozokwor, Anthony monjaro

    LOCATION: Nigeria

    DURATION: 1hr 18 mines

    DATE OF RELEASE: 2013

    MOVIE RATING: 7

    REVIEWER:

    NAME: Naomi Chukwurah

    MATRIC NO: 15be02265

    SYNOPSIS:

    The movie is an acute projection of the odds faced by intending couples in Nigeria today. Just like the title, the movie portrays what happens in most Nigerian homes on the issue of marriage.

    It shows how kinsmen and elders chase suitors away with outrageous bride prices all in the name of tradition. Trying to reap where they have not sown. Mary and Kenneth eventually overcome this circumstances and as the saying goes, love conquers all.

    ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION:

    Sound effects: sound was properly utilized in the movie. The sound quality was excellent. The sounds used in the movie were adequate for the various scenes in the movie.

    Shots and angles; There were various shots and angles used in the movie below are examples of some:

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    Lighting :the lighting was amazing ,there was no unnecessary blur.

    Costume and picture quality:the costumes were trendy and the picture quality was good,very sharp.

    REVIEW:

    In my opinion, AFTER THE PROPOSAL is generally a good movie because it is entertaining, concise and not too long.it is able to send its message and teach morals within hours it also has all the elements that I believe are needed to make a good story.

    The element of love, especially between Kenneth and Mary, the element of comedy to keep the audience in a light mood even when some element of tragedy was introduced and it seemed like the relationship of the hero and heroine would end.

    And of course, the elements of drama and suspense with mama egimma and the elders and the heat between Kenneth and his seductive boss,        

    I personally do not often watch either  romantic or Nigerian movies as I have found that most movies that are either romantic or Nigerian are usually so cliché but this romantic Nigerian movie proved me wrong because it had some unexpected twists.it had a wonderful climax where Anthony monjaro who played the role of Kenneth (Mary’s lover) ran to meet uche jumbo who played the role of Mary (Kenneth’s lover) in her house and professed his love for her sealing his previously uncertain proposal with a kiss that literarily lifted her off  the ground. Things went uphill from there as his boss relocated to VI with her sassy assistant and he was finally able to Mary the woman he loved because the bride price was reduced

    What I love most about the movie is that it taught the strong moral lessons of independence, contentment and loyalty in true love because true love conquers all.

    Finally like every good thing the movie had some demerits.one of which was the poor makeup and another was the sloppy acting of some actors. Asides from these the movie is an overall good movie.

     

    One statement I love to quote from one of my best scenes in the movie is by one of my best actresses in Nollywood, patience ozokwor.in the last scene as she walks out of the bedroom after waking her children up fully dressed on the wedding day, she turns and says with a teasing grin “you girls should start getting ready eh, before he changes his mind.”