Hurray! The weekend is here again! I know we’re all excited we get to take a day or two off work, but the best thing about the weekend (for us at least) is that a new set of movies are released at the cinemas. Don’t get us wrong, it is great that we get a few days off work, but if we had to choose between a few days off work and a new movie being released at the cinemas every day, then, there’s really no argument as to which we’ll go for.
So this weekend, three new movies- The Transporter Refueled, Stolen Lives and The Perfect Guy- are being released, and we’re looking forward to seeing them. Thanks to our friends at Tripican.com, we get to do it effortlessly, as they have provided us with the option of booking our movie tickets online, avoiding the long queues that we might encounter at the cinemas.
To book your ticket, just click the link attached to every preview.
In no particular order, here are the new films you can catch at your favourite cinema over the weekend.
The Transporter Refueled
If you saw the first Transporter trilogy starring Jason Statham, then very little introduction or convincing needs to be done before you head over to the cinemas to see this one. Although Jason Statham no longer plays the title character Ed Skrein looks like he could effortlessly pull it off.
I’ve not come across anyone that didn’t like the original Transporter movie series, and this is because it offers a series of more than decent action sequences, which the average Nigerian loves (yes, I’m referring to you. Yes, you).
Directed by Camille Delamarre, The Transporter Refueled tells the story of Frank Martin, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life – or so he thinks – transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.
You can book your tickets here at Tripican.com.
Watch the trailer below.
There are only about two Nigerian movies currently playing at the cinemas, and they both have been there for at least two weeks, which is ample time for you to have seen them both. If you haven’t, you really should do so. For those of us who have, Stolen Lives is another opportunity to see our favourite Nigerian actors in action.
Directed by Emmanuel Mang Eme, Stolen Lives is a story of how a night of promiscuous escapade opens up a new chapter in the life of young Amarachi Ogudu; and an entire bestselling novel into the lives of 3 friends. It’s a web of lies, betrayals, hate, family, and LOVE.
The film stars Jide Kosoko, Ruth Kadiri, Ik Ogbonna, Bukky Wright and Alexx Ekubo.
Book your tickets and learn more about the movie here on the Tripican website.
Watch the trailer below.
The Perfect Guy
The first time I saw the trailer for this movie, I was immediately excited about seeing it. When I heard it was getting released in Nigeria on the same day it was being released in other parts of the world, I couldn’t keep it together. Not only do we get to see it, we get to see it at the same time as the rest of the world. If I was going to see only one movie this weekend, it definitely would be The Perfect Guy. I mean, who would want to miss the awesomeness of Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan and Morris Chestnut?
Directed by David M. Rosenthal, The Perfect Guy tells the story of how after a painful breakup, successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger who seems almost too good to be true.
In case you are still not convinced, you can check out the film’s trailer below. You can also book your tickets and learn more about the movie here on the Tripican website.
What movie are most looking forward to seeing this weekend? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.
Next weekend at the cinemas promises some really sick movies, so watch this space, as we’ll be giving you a low-down on every one of them.