Directed and co-written by Faraday Okoro, Nigerian Prince is the story of a Nigerian-American teenager who, after being sent to Nigeria against his will, he teams up with an Internet scammer in order to return to the United States.
Key cast includes Antonio J Bell, Chinaza Uche, Tina Mba….
I almost feel as though anyone who uses the internet is familiar with the concept of the ‘Nigerian scammer.’ Thanks to the fact that I have a hotmail email address, for me, such scammer emails are very much a daily item in my junk folder.
I’m hoping that this movie will be a very interesting and entertaining depiction of the kind of person at the other end of those emails. I also just want to know of the teenager makes it back to America.
Bimbo Manuel, Ebbe Bassey, Rita Edward, Craig Stott, Dean Cameron and Omar Maskati also star
In writer / director Gareth Evans’s new thriller Apostle, Dan Stevens is Thomas Richardson, a man on a mission to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a religious cult.
Other key cast includes Michael Sheen, Kristine Froseth…
I didn’t know I needed a promising Dan Stevens film in my life until I saw this trailer. Oddly enough, perhaps even more than the above trailer, I found myself rather impressed by the special effect on the ‘t’ of Apostle at the very end. You didn’t miss it did you?
Lucy Boynton, Bill Milner, Mark Lewis Jones and Ross O’Hennessy also star.
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is the story of Carol Danvers. Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Key cast includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan Mckenna Grace…
Once again, another well edited trailer from Marvel Studios and featuring just the right music.
I’m in to see what I think is Marvel’s first female superhero movie. The ‘Earth caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races’ scenario is certainly very intriguing too. I wonder if I’ll still love Wonder Woman most after watching this movie.
Annette Bening, Jude Law, Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou also star.
The Land Of Steady Habits is the story of Anders (Ben Mendelsohn), a man who retires from his finance job and leaves his wife in order to renew his lust for life.
Things don’t quite go as smoothly as hoped for poor Anders. Directed by Nicole Holofcener, this story feels very real and true. It features a fair number of lost and hurt / hurting people trying, as well as others who don’t appear to be trying especially hard. Outside of Anders, whose journey intrigued me, I wanted to know more about why each person was really behaving the way they were but we never get to know about what makes up the other lost and hurting people in Anders’s circle. Certainly not as much as my curious mind desired anyway.
The unexpectedness of the humour in Holfcener’s film, the good performances and the unpredictability of the very human story is why I liked it. In addition to confirming that Mendelsohn’s American accent isn’t bad, The Land Of Steady Habits reminds me of how invaluable good family and friendships are, especially when things don’t quite work out.
Give it a chance if the protagonist’s situation intrigues you. It’s a little bit of a slow burn – like life can be sometimes, but not slow enough that I wanted to stop before the end.
Directed by Tom Volf, Maria By Callas is a new dicumentary that offers an intimate look at the life and work of celebrated Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, -as told in her own words.
Featured cast members include – besides Callas herself, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti….
Callas certainly seemed incredible and I want to see this for that reason; along with my general curiosity about how she experienced life as a woman at that time. I especially love that this story will be told ‘in her own words.’ Who knows, maybe I’ll finally develop an interest in Opera music, at last.
Omar Sharif, Brigitte Bardot and Jacqueline Kennedy also make an appearance