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Thursday, 23 March 2017

CLASSIC REEL THURSDAY: Mortal Inheritance





Cast: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Fred Amata, Kunle Bamtefa, Obiageli Molebe, Abiola Atanda   and Ted Mukoro 

Directed By: Andy Amenechi

Year of Release: 1996 

Plot:  A couple faces two main obstacles in their relationship; family disapproval and the young lady's frail health condition. 


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

"COCO" COMING IN NOVEMBER 2017



REEL SUM UP:  In this upcoming fantasy comedy adventure produced by Pixar, 12 year old Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) finds himself in the Land of The Dead, pursuing secrets of his family's history. He's accompanied on his journey by the charming trickster, Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal). Actor Benjamin Bratt voices Miguel's idol, Ernesto,  Renee Victor as Miguel's Abuelita (Grandma) and  Ana Ofelia Murguia as Mama Coco.
Coco is set to be released during Thanksgiving weekend on the 22nd of November. 


"LOST IN LONDON"'S RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED


Writer and movie producer, Uduak Isong Oguamanam today  announced  her new movie, Lost In London, will be released in cinemas on   the 9th of June, 2017. In this latest sequel,  Oguamanam's  memorably comic hero from her previous movies Okon (Imeh Bishop Umoh) gets into a new set of adventures... but outside Naija, as he will be taking a trip to London and if fans of Okon in Lagos and Okon Goes To School remember the sort of chap he is, hilarious shenanigans and chaos will take place during his stay! The movie also stars  Valerie Okeke and Alexx Ekubo as Bona; and is  directed by Sukanmi Adebayo.


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GRU HAS YET ANOTHER MISSION



The former super villain may have traded  his former ambition for fatherhood and marriage but in the second sequel of  2010's  Despicable Me; Gru ( Steve Carell) has to deal with sibling rivalry after the appearance of his long lost (and more successful) twin brother Dru (also voiced by Carell).

However, the brothers will be forced to put their differences aside as they embark on a mission to retrieve a stolen diamond from a crazy former child star, Balthazar Bratt (voiced by South Park co-creator Trey Parker), who seeks world domination. *Yawn*... where have we heard that before... and how many times?

Despicable Me 3 is set to be released on the 30th of June, 2017 by Universal Pictures.




"WONDER WOMAN" SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 2017



The 4th instalment of the DC Extended Universe (Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman:Dawn of Justice  and Suicide Squad) is scheduled to be released on the 2nd of June 2017; which will later be followed by the 5th installment- Justice League- on November 17th this year.

The Fast and Furious' alumni  Gal Gadot plays Amazon Princess Diana (FYI... not the same Diana who appeared in Xena:Warrior Princess), who assumes the role of Wonder Woman after she joins forces with an Air Force Pilot Steve Trevor  (Chris Pine) to put an end to World War I. 

Connie Nielsen plays Diana's mother Hippolyta, Queen of Themyscira and David Thewlis plays Ares, god of War. The movie is directed by Patty Jenkins. 

The DC super heroine was previously played by Lynda Carter in the popular  70's television series; Wonder Woman. Let's hope Gal Gadot fills her shoes marvellously! 




CHUCK BERRY DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES:REPORT


According to reports, the cause of death of  rock n' roll pioneer, Chuck Berry, was of natural causes, hence there will be no autopsy. Berry died at age 90 on the 18th of March  in St. Louis after police responded to a call of a medical emergency. 
On Monday, March 20th,  Berry's family released a statement, announcing the details of the guitarist's final album, CHUCK, will be released this week.

"While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music,

The album is being released by Dualtone Records and more information on it will reportedly be available later. 

Several celebrities and fans for the past week have been expressing  their heartfelt sorrow at the sad passing of one of the founding fathers of rock n' roll on social media.

                                   


Thursday, 16 March 2017

CLASSIC REEL THURSDAY: The Godfather



Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, John Cazale and Talia Shire

Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

Year of Release: 1972

PlotDon Corleone, head of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his youngest son.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

SAD NEWS: NOLLYWOOD ACTOR PRINCE JAMES UCHE IS DEAD



It’s a sad day in Nollywood; as Nollywood actor and filmmaker Prince James Uche has died. Uche, who had been battling with kidney disease since 2015 which left him bedridden and blind, died this afternoon in a private hospital at Festac Town, Lagos.

 The Nollywood actor’s sad passing was revealed in a statement issued by his colleagues  (Chioma Okoye, Rita Edochie, Emeka Ojukwu and Ejiro Okurame) who had been working hard to raise the necessary funds for Uche's treatment. 
“We regret to be the bearers of this sad news, but our COLLEAGUE, father, husband [PRINCE JAMES UCHE) passed on [Wednesday] from complications following Diabetes Blindness, BP, kidney.
"He has been experiencing fever, strange blood infection, and strange blisters on his legs for the past three days after he secured his Visa before he passed on today, Wednesday, March 8th in the Ambulance on his way for Dialysis at 2:15 pm.
"He was meant to travel this Saturday, March 11th to India for his surgery...We sincerely want to thank everyone who donated to save this great man...we shall keep you all posted.”

Prince James Uche’s films included Rituals,  Igodo, Lost Kingdom, Coronation 1 & 2, The Python, and The Councillor. 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

CLASSIC REEL THURSDAY: Mary Poppins




Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomilson,Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber

Directed By: Robert Stevenson

Year of Release: 1964

Plot: After the nanny in the Banks household leaves in a huff, a very strange young woman appears from the sky in answer to the children's advertisement for a replacement, leading them to wonderful adventures.