Sticks & Love – Silent Film Review & Takeaway

It’s Friday and you know it’s movie night! It’s been a long week, and so we are watching a Nigerian short film written, directed and edited by filmmaker Emeka Chukwuleta. Sticks and love is a 7-minute film which has sparked conversations since its release on Father’s Day. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m here for you.

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Movie Review: When They See Us (Netflix)- The Central Park Five

One night in April 1989, a young white woman who had been jogging was bludgeoned, raped and left for dead in Central Park, New York, United States. The evidence suggested that the crime had been committed by one man, but Linda Fairstein, head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office ignored credible leads and insisted that, even though the timeline and evidence did not match, it had to be 5 of the 30 black teens that had been in the park later that night.

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Movie Review: Lionheart  (Netflix)

Genevieve Nnaji is Adaeze Obiagu, Director Operations and Logistics at Lionheart Transport Services, a family-owned business suddenly facing bankruptcy. With the Chairman’s absence, she is forced to team up with her Uncle to save the business or lose it all to her father’s rival.

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Movie Review: Bird Box (Netflix)

Sandra Bullock is Malorie, a portrait artist and a reluctant single mother-to-be living alone in her cluttered studio. There’s growing news on TV about random suicides, but it’s far away, in another country on another continent. Until it isn’t…

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Movie Review: Venom

Reporter Eddie Brock stalks his fiancé’s email and attempts to expose Carlton Drake, a wealthy and influential scientist suspected of unethical practices. While snooping around Drake’s lab on a tip-off, Venom, a slithery alien life-form enters Eddie’s body, talking in his head and making him unrealistically strong. They both struggle for power over Eddie’s body and become unintentional allies fighting to save the planet.

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Movie Review: Mission Impossible – Fallout

Now that the theme song has got you in the mood, get comfortable. Released about a month ago, Mission Impossible – Fallout has got Ethan Hawk out here, in what earnestly feels like his 100th impossible mission, and I am here for it!

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Movie Review: Equalizer 2

I have been looking forward to this movie since 2014 when I watched the prequel. Something about the gentle grieving bookworm who is also the neighborhood vigilante struck a cord. Denzel Washington is Mr McCall, a former CIA agent dishing out righteous judgement on pimps and drug dealer, and this time he is here for the traitors.

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Movie Review: Traffick

John (Omar Epps) plans to propose to Brea (Paula Patton) his journalist girlfriend, and  so the couple sets out on a romantic weekend getaway in a lovely mansion isolated in the mountains. But that’s where things start to get crazy. But I’m saying too much already. If you haven’t seen Traffick, watch the trailer below and let’s talk.

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Movie Review: Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

hen she said “I gave him everything, and I was everything he needed me to be” I knew I had to see this movie. This is another one with our favourite girl Taraji P Hanson, and she had me feeling all kinds of ways in this movie, and I’m not even sure how to articulate this.

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Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War

It’s here! The moment we’ve been waiting for. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers team up to fight Thanos; their most powerful adversary yet!  His mission: to collect all six Infinity Stones and rebalance the universe. And as usual, our fate rests with the Avengers. You have to be living under a rock, on the moon, not to have heard about this movie because Thanos has gone and just about destroyed everywhere else!

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Movie Review: 50 Shades Freed…Indeed

Movies as a form of entertainment are often designed to evoke emotion; make you think, laugh, have a good cry or even induce an anxiety attack. Some do this so well, you watch and you just can’t wait to tell everyone about it. However, there are those you struggle through and finally make sense of it at the end. And then, there is 50 Shades Freed.

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Movie Review: Black Panther 

With all the banter and hype surrounding this movie in the last year, not talking about it feels like a crime even though so much has already been said. If you read my earlier post on the must-see movies of 2018, you’ll know I was looking forward to this movie

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Movie Review: Wonder

Wonder is a great story and I hope you get to watch it. It is a great family movie, enjoyable by both parents and especially enlightening for children. It’s funnier than you’d expect for such a sensitive topic and the family dialogue is well-written.

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Movie Review: Tulip Fever

It’s February, the month of love, and we are kicking it off with this romantic drama: Tulip Fever Released late last year, this story is set in 17th Century Amsterdam, where an orphaned girl Sophia is forced to marry a wealthy merchant; Cornelius, to save her from a life of

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10 New Movies You Have To Watch in 2018

This year, Hollywood promises a lot of great movies; new stories, sequels and prequels. There’s something for everyone; action, science fiction, drama and horror. So make a plan to go to your favourite cinema a lot this year.
This list is a collection of movies I’m eager to watch and my reasons why.

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Movie Review: The Mountain Between Us

First, I feel like this movie was deliberately interracial, given all the racial tensions in the US this past year. The main characters are Hollywood A-Listers. Kate Winslet (famous for her role in the Titanic) plays Alex Martin an inquisitive international journalist covering war turn areas and Idris Elba a British neurosurgeon, Dr Ben Bass.

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