Thursday, 21 December 2017

VIDEO: Top 10 Movie Narrations

The power of story telling is key to a movie. So is the power of narration. View the top ten movie narrations below.

Video Credit: Watchmojo

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

VIDEO: Top 10 Songs That Are Actually Covers

It probably won't make us like them less or see them with different eyes but here are a Top 10 list of of popular and widely acclaimed songs from artists... but were actually originally sang by other artistes. Who would believe it???

Video Credit: Watchmojo

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

NBC Turns Its Eye On 'The Office' For A Possible Revival

Credit: NBC

Having successfully revived Will & Grace, NBC now turns its eye on The Office for a possible revival too.  
Adapted for American television from the 2001 British series of the same name, the mockumentary about office workers at a paper company ran for nine seasons and won five Emmys, starring Steve Carrell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson.  
However cast member Jenna Fischer has expressed her doubts about The Office returning any time soon and if a revival is actually realistic.  

“I don’t think it’ll ever happen, I would do it if there was some circumstance where everybody got back together, and could be brought back together in some amazing way, I would say yes. But I’m not sure it’s realistic. The characters, they had arcs. They had growth. Jim and Pam left Dunder-Mifflin. Michael left Dunder-Mifflin. And it would be hard to manufacture why all the people were back working together. And I’m not sure the show works if we’re all in different locations. … I immediately start thinking, how did Jim and Pam get back from Austin? And Michael’s living with Holly now. It would almost have to be a scenario where it’s ‘the lost tapes of “The Office,” where you somehow go back in time and there’s all of these lost stories where we weirdly look 5 years older.”

Considering the show itself is an adaptation from an original series, is a revival actually a good idea or NBC should  simply move on an create a another series... and NOT an adaptation from an original series this time?  

Source: Variety

'Ocean's 8' Official Trailer Now Here

Credit: Warner Bros.

Reel Sum Up...

Danny Ocean’s estranged sister, Debbie (Sandra Bullock)  recruits an all female crew ( Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson,  Awkwafina,  Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter) to pull off a top-secret jewellery heist at the annual Met Gala in New York City. See trailer below

VIDEO: Top 10 Character Introduction Scenes in Movies

It's one thing for  a movie to have a good title, plot, great performances from the cast, music score, camera angles and sometimes the right sound and visual effects. But another is, the great away of introducing a character... be it the protagonist or the villian.

 In the video below, please comment if you agree with the character introduction scene that made it to No. 1!

    Video Credit: Watchmojo

Monday, 18 December 2017

‘The Last Jedi’ Totals $450 million worldwide


According to reports, the latest Star Wars instalment- The Last Jedi- opened with a whooping  $220 million weekend at 4,232 North American sites — the second-highest opening weekend of all time, trailing only the $248 million launch of 2015’s The Force Awakens. With international grosses hitting $230 million, The Last Jedi totalled $450 million worldwide.

According to Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore, “Truly in a class by themselves, the movies of the Star Wars franchise continue to re-write the history books as to what is possible in terms of box office performance.”

The Last Jedi reunited Carrie Fisher (Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (former Star trooper Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke). New cast members were Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Bernie del Toro. Sadly it was the final appearance of Star Wars veteran Carrie Fisher as Princess/General Leia Organa, as the actress passed away on the 27th of December last year. Another  Star Wars veteran, Kenny Baker who played R2-D2,  passed away in 2016, on the 13th of August. 

SOURCE: Variety 

Uduak Oguamanam's New Romantic Comedy Hits Cinemas January

Reel Sum up...

What does a woman do when she's had it up to here with her not so commited partner? First guess would be leave him...but what about getting over him? Should be easy, right???

Written by ace producer Uduak Isong Oguamanam (creator of the Okon movie series) and Bunmi Ajakaiye; the romantic comedy stars the handsome Majid Michel, Matilda Obaseki, Deyemi Okanlanwon and Abimbola Ademoye. 

Directed by Desmond Elliot, this new romantic comedy hits Nigerian Cinemas on the 26th of January 2018.


Saturday, 16 December 2017

VIDEO: Top 10 Romantic Movie Wedding Moments

 Midway or at the end of a romantic comedy or drama, there's usually a romantic wedding that just makes you go awww...!!! And you'll be surprised at how real life couples recreate the most memorable movie or T.V weddings.

Don't believe me? This memorable wedding between 1984's Robin Hood (Michael Praed) and Lady Marian (Judi Trott) officiated by Robin's guardian Herne The Hunter which didn't make the cut in the video below -more the pity!- but since 2012, couples- inspired by this lovely wedding-  have been able to legally get married right in the  Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, in Nottinghamshire County.

Which of the following Top 10 romantic movie weddings moments  would you like to recreate? 

Video Source: MsMojo; Youtube

Abeokuta Plays Host To BON Awards 2017

The 9th edition of the BON (Best of Nollywood) Awards  takes place this evening at the ancient city of Abeokuta, Ogun State- the venue being the June 12 Cultural Centre.

Eminem Unleashes Raw Emotion In New Album

Credit: Aftermath Records

In his new album Revival released yesterday and already generating  rave reviews,  Eminem (Marshal Mathers) takes on several subjects; politics, heartbreak, as well as  his struggles with fame and  parenthood.

In three songs in Revival’s track list, Eminem especially made reference to his 21 year old daughter Hallie Jade;  pouring out heartfelt guilt and regrets over his failings as a father, wishing he could change the past.

Courtesy: Twitter

In 'Castle'... in a  form of letters to Hallie,

I said your name but always tried to hide your face...This game is crazy, I wanted to claim my love for you but damn. I never knew it’d be like this. If I did, I wouldn’t have done it. You ain’t asked for none of this s***. Now you’re being punished? Things that should’ve been private with me and your mother is public.

In 'Arose'... a scenario of  his drug addicted self on his death bed, he apologises to Hallie and his other two children, regretting the number of events  he would miss in their lives,

Just heard they’re unplugging me... And it’s your birthday. Jade I’m missing your birthday. Baby girl, I’m sorry,

Smile pretty for pictures. Always cherish each other. I’ll always love ya. And I’ll be in the back of your memory. And I know you’ll never forget me. Just don’t get sad when remembering.”

And in 'In Your Head' featuring The Cranberries, Eminem again apologises to Hallie for making her 80% what he rapped about  and alluded  the present album would be is final one if yet another wasn't already in the works,

Hailie, baby, I didn't mean to make you eighty
Percent of what I rapped about

Fuck it, I've done enough in this rap shit
Recovery brought me nothin' but back
To where I was and perhaps

This coulda been my victory lap if I wasn't on the verge of Relapse...

Revivial's lead single, 'Walk on Water', features BeyoncĂ©, which was released on November 10, 2017. To promote the album, 'Untouchable' was released  on the 8th of December. Other artistes featured include Phresher, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Grey, Kehlani and P!nk.

Source: EW

"Walk On Water" Lyrical Video: (credit EminemVeVO)


Friday, 15 December 2017

'Ocean's 8' Poster Unveiled, Bullock Leads All-Female Cast

Credit: Warner Bros.

Girl Power! Just how dope is this... the newest instalment of the Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy is having an all female cast and here's the poster to prove it. 
 Sandra Bullock plays Danny Ocean’s estranged sister, Debbie Ocean who recruits her version of “Ocean’s 7” to pull off a top-secret jewellery heist at the annual Met Gala in New York City. Directed by Gary Ross ( Pleasantville, Sea Biscuit, The Hunger Games), the seven are played by  Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson,  rapper Awkwafina, R&B singer and actress Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.
Fans, thrilled by the movie’s poster just released, are more than eager for the movie, which is set to hit theatres on the 8th of June next year.

What a man can do, his sister can do better... right? 

SOURCE: Us Weekly

VIDEO: Top 10 TV Shows that Continued After Losing Its Lead

The show MUST go on right? Every now and then a  lead character (usually a fan favourite)  in a sitcom or drama series has go for some reason or the other and may never come back.
 The show is somewhat ruined after that... but still continues without he (or she). Watch the top 10 T.V Shows that did just that. 

Video Source: MsMojo, Youtube


Eastwood Directs 'The 15:17 to Paris'

Reel Sum Up...

Three Americans face a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris.

Produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, the upcoming biographical drama stars Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos as themselves; based in the non fiction novel The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train and Three American Heroes by the three men and Jeffrey E. Stern- about the events of August 2015, when Stone, Skarlatos, Sandler, a Briton and two Frenchmen stopped a gunman on a Paris- bound train travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels.

According to Eastwood, the film will begin during their childhood and show their friendship leading up to the moment that changed their lives.
The movie will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on the 9th of February next year.

This isn’t a dig at Eastwood of all people, but shouldn’t actual actors be cast as the heroic three?

Natalie Portman Leads the cast of 'Annihilation'

Credit: Paramont Pictures

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel of the same name, the upcoming sci-fi movie stars Natalie Portman as Lena, the Biologist whose husband (Oscar Isaac) disappears in an environmental disaster and  joins an expedition team into the  disaster zone, Area X, in search for answers. Other cast members are Jennifer Jason Leigh as the Psychologist and the team leader, Gina Rodriguez as the Anthropologist, Tessa Thompson as The Surveyor and Tuva Novotny as the Linguist.

Annihilation is the first of VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, adapted and directed by Alex Garland and produced by Andrew Macdonald. It is set to be released on the 23th of February 2018.

In Memoriam: Walt Disney

Walt Elias Disney (December 5 1909- December 15 1966)

-Pioneer of the American Animation Industry

-Won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations, 3 Golden Globe Awards and 1 Emmy

- Created and first to voice signature character, Mickey Mouse

- Furthered the development of full length animated movies with

-Opened 'Disney Land' in 1955

- Diversified to television with Walt Disney's Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club


Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Your legacy lives on... the world loves you Uncle Walt! 

Thursday, 14 December 2017

VIDEO: Lagbaja's 'Never Far Away'

Disney to Buy 20th Century Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion

Photo Credit: Credit: 20th Century Fox / Walt Disney Company

Hard to believe but true, Disney is merging with 20th Century Fox, acquiring it and other entertainment and sports assets, making it a historical merger between the two Hollywood giants. Disney’s aim is to boost its TV and film businesses against an onslaught of new competitors in the content arena. This all stock deal has been set for $52.4 billion.

 “We are extremely proud of all that we have built at 21st Century Fox, and I firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry. Furthermore, I’m convinced that this combination, under Bob Iger’s leadership, will be one of the greatest companies in the world. I’m grateful and encouraged that Bob has agreed to stay on, and is committed to succeeding with a combined team that is second to none,’ 21st Century Fox’s chairman Rupert Murdoch said. 

This merger will provide Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-MenFantastic Four, and Deadpool with the Marvel family under one roof and create richer, more complex worlds of inter-related characters and stories.

Source: Variety 

Terrance Howard & Wesley Snipes Star In 'Cut Throat City'

Photo: Rex/Shutterstock

Reel Sum Up...
4 childhood friends return to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, and find their home decimated and prospects for work swept away. Turning to a local gangster for employment, the crew is hired to pull off a daring casino heist, right in the heart of the city.

Empire’s Terrance Howard with veteran action man Wesley Snipes (Blade, Passenger 57), rapper/actor Tip “T.I.” Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me) and Shameik Moore (The Get Down) are set to star in post-Katrina heist drama, Cut Throat City. The upcoming movie is currently filming in New Orleans, is directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, who is also in charge of scoring the movie’s soundtracks.
Also starring are Avatar’s Joel David Moore, The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham, Mudbound’s Rob Morgan, Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters) and Isaiah Washington (The 100).

The upcoming movie currently filming in New Orleans is directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, who is also in charge of scoring the movie’s soundtrack. 

Source: Deadline Hollywood 

Classic Reel Thursday: Glen or Glenda

Cast: Ed Wood (credited as Daniel Davis), Timothy Farrell, Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller   and Bela Lugosi

Directed by: Ed Wood

Year of Release: 1953

Plot: A police detective investigating a suicide talks to a psychiatrist who tells him two stories, one of a transvestite and a pseudo hermaphrodite.

Ed Wood was a film producer, director and writer whose enthusiasm and passion for his work made up for his lack of skill in film making. Today, he has the unfortunate legacy of being remembered as the Worst Director of all Time, for  his campy, badly made movies. Glen or Glenda (alternative titles ‘I Changed My Sex’, ‘I Led Two Lives’, ‘He or She?’) written and directed by Wood is considered one of the worst movies ever made.

Shot in merely four days, it was made  on a low budget, ran for an hour and five minutes and had a deep voiced narrator, Timothy Farrell, who also played the psychiatrist- Dr Alton.

To say the least, it’s rather exhausting to watch and you would probably go, 'what is this s***?'
For one thing, there are scenes where we hear dialogue but not the people talking and the visuals looking a bit choppy as though the camera man didn’t have a steady hand. Another is the role of horror legend Bela Lugosi (Dracula, White Zombie, Night of Terror) in the movie who spent most of the time sitting in an arm chair or mixing chemicals in a study/lab filled with scientific paraphernalia. Credited as ‘The Scientist’, he makes comments about Humanity; at times contemptuous, other times really creepy.

Beware. Beware. Beware of the big, green dragon that sits on your doorstep. He eats little boys, puppy dog tails and big fat snails. Beware. Take care. Beware. 

Pull the string! Pull the string!

As the movie has a narrator, we don’t exactly know who he’s supposed to portray, though some viewers might say he’s a symbolic representation of God, viewing humans and the changing world with a cynical eye. One of the things Ed was known for was shooting scenes in one take, hence you would notice in Lugosi’s first scene the shadow of the camera man when the camera zooms out. Another was the shoddy props and continuity errors; there was a newspaper with an obviously taped on headline (look closely at the text on the rest of the paper), the repeated appearance of the same costumes in different settings and the constant use of stock footage.

And there is the very disturbing dream sequence midway in the movie of a man whipping a woman (Fifty Shades of Grey comes to mind), two women making out, a woman doing some sort of weird strip tease and a woman who seemed to being raped, the ‘scientist’ and Ed Wood’s character Glen watching.

 And what was with the ‘devil’ with the hairy horns...made of hair???

 Gross. But apparently, that wasn't Wood’s doing but the movie’s producer’s George Weiss- who wanted to add extra scenes to the movie, as it was rather short.
But if you ignore the bad parts and mistakes, you would see the general message being passed in  Glen or Glenda, and some symbolism.  It was a semi-auto bio/docudrama as Wood (a transvestite himself, true story) was exposing how society was quick to judge transvestites and transgenders without really understanding them and tried to present the difference between both, along urging society to show them sympathy and tolerance.  Definitely a controversial subject in the 1950s era, where there was little or no sympathy for people not considered normal in American society.

After Bela Lugosi’s monologue, we open to the scene of a suicide. A transvestite, Patrick/Patricia had taken his own life, leaving a note explaining why he did it, via a voiceover. For some reason, while the note’s content is being read, the camera moves to the
 radiator in the small room. Back to Patrick, he had been arrested more than once over his cross dressing and sent to prison. Since he knew it would happen again because of his continual habit of wearing women’s clothes, he killed himself, leaving instructions he wanted to be buried in the clothes he preferred wearing.

Let my body rest in death forever, in the things I cannot wear in life. 

Wanting to know more, the police detective called to the scene, Inspector Warren (Lyle Talbot) goes to see a psychiatrist Dr. Alton, who tells him the story of Glen/Glenda and Alan/Ann to explain.

Glen (played by Wood) is a transvestite who hides his habit from his fiancĂ©e Barbara (played by his then girlfriend Dolores Fuller). From the narrative, it’s made clear Glen isn’t gay;

 Glen is not a homosexual. Glen is a transvestite, but he is not a homosexual. 

He started the habit after borrowing his sister’s dress -as a child- for a Halloween party.  Glen is torn and filled with guilt; he doesn’t know whether to tell Barbara about this before or after their wedding or simply give up his inner female self, Glenda, for good.
The movie showed a few scenes where, as Glenda, he’s wearing a hat, an angora sweater, skirt and  jacket but other scenes where he is seen as Glen,

staring at women’s clothes being displayed at a shop’s window and asking to see some lingerie;  his face looking
anguished as he does so and when he's walking home. More so, a conversation with his friend John (also a cross dresser) further stretches his dilemma as Johns wife left him because of his habit. 

He’s haunted by mocking voices and hallucinations tormenting him of his habit, including a dream scenario where the devil is grinning beside as he and Barbara are being married.

  When he tells Barbara at last, she symbolically accepts the way he is by taking off her angora sweater and giving it to him. A therapy session with Dr Alton determines Glen and Barbara’s future and Glen’s story ends there. Glen was able to come to terms with himself and made a choice. But according to ‘The Scientist’;

But what of the others, less fortunate Glens, the world over? Oh snips and snails and puppy dog tails? 

 The other story is about Alan/Ann. He was born a boy to the disappointment of his mother who wanted a girl, thus raised him as one. He tried fitting in with both male and female school mates but was rejected by both. After secretly identifying as a woman for years, he’s able to change his sex after hearing about sex change operations while recovering from injuries he sustained
from World War II and becomes 'Ann'.
What Ed Wood was also trying to say is that trans people aren't freaks and shouldn’t be judged so fast. According to the narrator,

If the creator had wanted us to be born girls or boys, we certainly would have been born girls or boys. But are we sure? Nature makes mistakes; we can correct that which nature has not given us. Yet the world is shocked by a sex change when it clearly shouldn’t be.

And as for cross dressers, they simply like dressing in clothes of the opposite sex and aren't freaks either, as most of them aren't even gay, but normal heterosexual males- like himself. Inspector Warren even asked Dr Alton if Glen had gay tendencies and got the reply, ‘Absolutely not! It is very seldom that a true transvestite does’. The narrator seemed to even as far as to question women who call men with similar tastes to them as ‘effeminate’ or ‘fruits’.

Little Miss Female, you should feel quite proud of the situation. You of course realise it’s predominantly men who design your clothes, your jewellery, your makeup, your hairstyling, your perfume.

Not to everyone’s taste; considering the subject matter, which is still presently a touchy one in this modern era. Ed Wood’s movies may have sucked but for him to pick such a controversial issue, he was ahead of his time.


 In the 1994 biopic Ed Wood, directed by Tim Burton, he was played by Johnny Depp (who else?), Bela Lugosi by Martin Landau, Dolores Fuller by Sarah Jessica Parker and Ed's eventual wife Kate by Patricia Arquette.

Glen or Glenda was referenced a lot  in Seed of Chucky. 

KWAM 1 Pays Emotional Tribute To Late Daughter

Fuji Maestro King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall- KWAM 1- is in mourning as his 34 year old daughter; Wasilat Olaronke Marshall passed away in Canada two days ago. On Instagram, KWAM 1 paid tribute to his little girl via a posted video and an emotional message:

OLARONKE ASHABI MIIl: 17th July 1983 -12th December 2017, The 2 dates in HISTORY and shall never be forgotten ever in my life.. The first, a date you came to this world and the later the day you departed. I give glory & thanks to God Almighty who gave you to me as a GIFT by you coming to this world for a purpose and through me, I have seen that severally while you were growing that I am PRIVILEGED to be your FATHER and also to the kind of a child that also double as my FRIEND. About your sickness and all our efforts through Medical means that was available to us to make you better failed us, neither did your prayer and that of mine and everybody that loves you never heeded by God, rather it is a direct word from God Almighty that Allah Subhanalahi Watahala wants you around him in his PARADISE and I totally submit to that and never question him God for doing that. You embraced God and his commandments, also with your knowledge of the Holy QURAN is enough TESTIMONY to the fact that you truly served your God whom you knew too well inside and outside. If you are able to look back right now this minute You will see how people across the GLOBE are all trying to comfort me and soften my heart with many beautiful words and verses from both QURAN and BIBLE, the books that guide us to our CREATOR then you will agree with me your DEATH is well celebrated as one already in ALJANATA. ADESUBOMI BABAMI: Shagbola Ogoji, O kobi foshika ko fenu a rare wuree, Omo Olorule Sesese Natiijebuode titi de Epe, Omoba Alade Merindilogun, Omo Awujale Fidipote ton gbenu Aafinpase dede lu. Alayeeeeeee Dajiiiijii Rest peacefully well with your creator as I have submitted to his Will without regret or complain. Many thanks to you friends, Fans, Family and all Associates across the GLOBE that Grief and Mourns with us in this home-call of my Best Friend. I thank you once again.. Ao ni fi irue san oo. Ojo gbogbo wa ati awon omowa aape lorile aiye. 

The cause of Ms Marshall's death is yet to be released by the family.

SOURCE: Instagram

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

In Loving Memory: 'The Last Jedi' Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher

The new instalment of the Star Wars franchise- The Last Jedi- is the final film appearance of Carrie Fisher, who sadly died on the 27th of December 2016.
 Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the first original movies and then General Leia in The Force Awakens, had actually finished filming The Last Jedi before her sudden death from a heart attack. At the end of the movie, there is a touching tribute  to the late actress, In Loving Memory of Our Princess, Carrie Fisher.

‘I want to dedicate tonight to Carrie,’ the movie’s director Rian Johnson said during The Last Jedi’s World premiere last Saturday. ‘I know she’s up there right now flipping me the bird saying, Damn it Rian, how dare you bring the mood down and make this night a solemn tribute. So let’s all have a blast together for Carrie.’

Princess/General Leia, General will forever remain one of the quintessential heroines in movie industry. And Carrie Fisher... never, ever forgotten as her fans hold her in loving memory.

Reel Sum up...
Two years after the events of The Force Awakens, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. The Last Jedi hits theatres on the 15th.

VIDEO: Top 10 Celebrity Couples With A Big Age Difference

Who cares? Age is nothing but a number, love and only love is everything.

                                                      SOURCE: MsMojo- Youtube

VIDEO: Top 10 Interrupted Movie Weddings

SOURCE: Youtube 

                                           Yep, true love (and reasoning!) ALWAYS wins!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

'Homeland' Season 7: What To Expect & Release Date

The final episode of Season 6 showed Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)- receiving the shocking news about dozens of State Department, Department of Defence and CIA officials being  arrested-including her mentor Saul Berenson( Mandy Patakin)- on the orders of the paranoid President Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) for  being connected to the attempt on her life. Carrie wasn't allowed access to the President when she attempts to confront her and her protests fall on deaf ears as she got escorted out of the building.
In  Season 7, we find that Carrie has resigned from her job in the White House and  and now living with her sister Maggie (Amy Hargreaves) in D.C., to take on the Keane administration and secure the release of the arrested officials.

Based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff and developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, Homeland is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
Season 7 is set to premiere on Showtime in February 11, 2018

Source: Deadline Hollywood

'Creed 2’ Director Announced


Photo: Tribeca Film
The sequel of the 2015 Rocky spin-off will begin production March next year, with Michael J. Jordan and Sly Stallone reprising their roles as Adonis Creed and Rocky  Balboa respectively, along with Tessa Thompson who played Adonis’ girlfriend Bianca. 

Photo: Empire Online

You would think that Rocky’s creator Sly Stallone would direct this time but instead, Creed 2’s director will be Steven Caple Jr., known for directing the 2016 coming- of- age drama, The Land- personally selected by Sly Stallone and Jordan. 

It’s an honor to be a part of such an iconic franchise and to work with such great collaborators,” Caple said.

 “Mike, Sly, and Tessa are extraordinarily talented and bring something special to today’s culture. I look forward to joining the family and continuing the precedent set by this franchise’s alumni of incredible filmmakers.”

The screenplay is written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker, and the movie is about Adonis’s life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new-found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion. Stallone had previously hinted that the story would also revolve around Ivan Drago (Dolph Lungren) who infamously killed Creed’s father Apollo in Rocky IV

Yeah... who can ever forget that terrible scene?

Source: Variety 

VIDEO: Top 10 'Forbidden Love' Movies

What's spicier than FORBIDDEN LOVE?

                                                  SOURCE: Youtube

VIDEO: Top 10 Celebrity Couple Breakups in 2017

                                                       Source: MsMojo-Youtube

VIDEO: Top 10 Worst Straight to DVD Disney Sequels

Some movies- including animated ones- simply DON'T need sequels! Do you agree? You would think after a particular Disney leaves us dazzled and applauding, it should NOT ruined by a sequel... sequels that simply don't hold a candle to the original version.

See for yourself.

                                                Source: Youtube


                                                    SOURCE: MsMojo-

VIDEO: Top Ten Saddest 'Happy Potter' Moments

                                                SOURCE: MsMojo-

VIDEO: TV Shows That Will Blow You Away in 2018

                                              Source: Looper-

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Happy Birthday Judi Dench!

Another Birthday celebrant, theatre and film actress Dame Judi Dench, as she clocks  83 today.

 During her long career in acting she's appeared in several Shakespeare plays,  played the first female  ‘M’ in seven James Bond movies, Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998), author Iris Murdoch in the biopic  Iris (2001), Lady de Bough in Pride and Prejuidice (2005), the housekeeper Mrs Fairfax in Jane Eyre (2011) and played Queen Victoria twice- first in Mrs Brown (1997) and several years later in Victoria and Abdul (2017).

Wishing her all the best!

Happy Birthday Kirk Douglas!

A very big happy birthday shout out to film and stage actor, producer, director Kirk Douglas- as he clocks 101 years old today. Father of actor Michael Douglas, Douglas was born on the 9th of December, 1916 and is one of the few surviving members of Old Hollywood, another being actress Olivia De Havilland who is a  year younger.  His works include Champion (1949) Young Man with a Horn (1950), The Bad and The Beautiful (1952), Ulysses (1955), Gunfight at the O.K Corral and 1960’s Spartacus.

 We can imagine Michael and his siblings giving their Daddy a well deserved birthday bash!

Friday, 8 December 2017

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Official Trailer

Reel Sum Up...
Set several years after the events of  Jurassic World, the upcoming fifth instalment of the Jurassic Park film series has the peaceful lives of the remaining dinosaurs on Isla Nubar threatened after a volcanic eruption. Jurassic World’s former park manager Claire recruits Owen, a former dinosaur trainer who also worked at the park who help her prevent dinosaur extinction by evacuating them from Isla Nubar.

photo:TV Guide
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles from the previous film, as well as B.D Wong who played geneticist Dr. Henry Wu in the previous and first movie. Look forward to a cameo by Jeff Goldblum who played Ian Malcolm in the first movie and The Lost World:Jurassic Park

Also featuring is  Vincent D’ Onofrio who plays the villain  Vic Hoskins,  Head of InGen Security Operations who intends to use the dinosaurs as military weapons. Yikes. We don't want that, do we? 

Directed by J.A Bayona, the movie will be distributed by Universal Pictures and released in the States on the 22nd of June, 2018. Something to look forward to but still... a long time to wait!