The weekend is here again, and thanks to our Muslim brothers and sisters (and a generous Federal Government), the weekend is two days longer than it normally is. That translates to two extra days of going to the cinemas and seeing those movies you’ve been waiting all week to see.
About seven movies have been released to the cinemas this week, so it could be tough deciding which one to see, especially if like me you can’t binge-watch movies at the cinemas. To aid in your decision, this post will look at five of those films and why-or why not- you should see them.
Written and directed by Blessing Effiom Egbe, Iquo’s Journal is a social tract that tells the story of Iquo (Kate Henshaw), an advanced HIV carrier who seeks to inspire the world with her transitional life’s journey which her husband is determined to share at all cost.
The film also stars Femi Jacobs, Malachi Hart, Blessing Effiom Egbe, and Josephine Ewuru.
Directed by Tasem Singh, Self/Less tells the story of billionaire industrialist, Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley) who is the master of his universe, until he encounters a foe that he can’t defeat: cancer. His only hope is a radical medical procedure called “shedding,” in which his consciousness is transferred to a healthy body.
After the procedure, Damian, now called Edward (Ryan Reynolds), starts a new life in New Orleans, but he’s plagued by disturbing images. When he delves into Edward’s mysterious origin, he learns that some will kill to keep it secret.
The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode and Victor Garber.
You can watch the trailer below.
Nwanne is a selfless and compassionate young lady, who due to circumstances beyond her control finds herself in a community where there is little or no development, instead of dwelling in her past, she decides to accept her fate by getting a job as a teacher in the community school where she helps and encourages the children in the community school overcome their struggles.
Directed by Serah Donald, Miss Teacher stars Chika Ike, Liz Benson and Joseph Benjamin.
The Intern follows 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) who seizes an opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben quickly becomes popular with his younger co-workers, including Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the boss and founder of the company. Whittaker’s charm, wisdom and sense of humor help him develop a special bond and growing friendship with Jules.
If you love what some have wrongly termed, ‘chick flicks’, then you definitely should see The Intern. In case you missed it, you can catch the trailer below.
Starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara, Captive tells the true story of Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) the subject of a citywide manhunt after breaking out of a courthouse jail and killing four people. His escape brings him to the apartment of Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a single mother and recovering methamphetamine addict. Held hostage by Nichols in her own home, the scared woman looks for guidance from “The Purpose Driven Life,” Rick Warren’s best-selling, inspirational book. As she reads aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer come to a crossroad.
Captive is caught somewhere between War Room and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah: not too faith concentrated and not a twisted account of a faith-based story to suit Hollywood’s fear of Christian stories. If you need inspiration or are going through a really rough patch, then this is the movie for you.
And that’s it folks! Do remember to share your thoughts with us in the comment section below. From all of us at the Sodas and Popcorn HQ, do have yourself a lovely holiday.