Category: The Film Blog

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YWriterOctober 18, 2016

The Film Blog: From #TheOtherRoom to #Room315 (and what we think)

In case you were looking for a room controversy that actually worth your time, rather than the teenage-boy fantasies of ...

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

The Film Blog: That’s how IK Ogbonna was just going on his way o, and trailer came to jam him

  By now you know we kinda like our good friends at TrueNollywoodStories, at least based on how many times ...

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

The Film Blog: We can’t find one good review for ‘A Trip to Jamaica’. No, not one.

  We went across the length and breadth of the Nigerian internet to see the reviews – and what we found ...

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YWriterOctober 15, 2016

The Film Blog: When Love Happens Again is a f__king stupid disgrace of a film

We wondered if to be truly honest about how we feel about this train-wreck of a film, especially if we ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Film Blog: It’s just a fantastic time to be a Nigerian actor, we tell you

Think about it really. Look at all the New Nollywood projects that have come out this year: Arbitration, Okafor’s Law, ...

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Isime EseneOctober 7, 2016

The Film Blog: We are liking the trailer for Ojukokoro

  Like the first commenter says: “Not bad. Not bad at all”.

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YWriterOctober 6, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘Old Nollywood’ in one bad-ass photo

Alex Usifo. Dodgy costumes. A story-line that obviously involves rituals of some sort. Actors with dodgy expressions. Delicious exaggeration, everywhere. ...

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YWriterOctober 5, 2016

The Film Blog: Zack Orji returns!

  Zachee Ama Orji (that’s a trick old Nigerian journos use when they want to show you they know more ...

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YWriterOctober 4, 2016

The Film Blog: In Elder Maya, another under-appreciated Nollywood veteran takes a bow

You don’t know the name Maya Ndubuigbo (credits including The Barrister, Battle of Indemnity, amongst others), but if you watched ...

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YWriterOctober 4, 2016

The Film Blog: Someone captures the madness of ‘Kannywood’ banning an actor

Because sometimes the best way to cry out loud, is to laugh. So while we were trying to think up ...

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Ada IgboanugoSeptember 29, 2016

PODCAST: 93 Days, October 1, 30 Days in Atlanta, and more | The Uncensored Podcast is truly uncensored about Nigerian film this edition

Ifeoma Areh is creative director of Wildflower PR & Company, Lekan Olanrewaju is a scriptwriter (credits including Tinsel and Hotel ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 27, 2016

The Film Blog: Someone reviewed A Trip to Jamaica in one tweet

The only thing funny about “A Trip to Jamaica” is how bad it is. 😑 — Chidumga Izuzu (@Chidumga_izuzu) September ...

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YWriterSeptember 26, 2016

The Film Blog: In which Kunle Afolayan says he has only made N20m on ‘The CEO’

To be honest, this is Kunle Afolayan’s shtick. It’s confessional film-making – where he takes the viewer through the entire ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 26, 2016

The Film Blog: Ladies and gentlemen, a tsunami is coming to the cinemas this week

We feel sorry for every Nigerian film that’s in the cinemas this week. We feel sorry for It’s Her Day. ...

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YWriterSeptember 25, 2016

The Film Blog: Did you miss the 4 beautiful tweets Aunty Mildred Okwo had for Uncle Charles Novia?

We posted the origin of the wahala without comment earlier. Charles Novia (we knew it was only a matter of ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 25, 2016

The Film Blog: 2 ‘Old Nollywood’ directors have something to say about ‘New Nollywood’

Posted without comment.   PS: See anything worth talking about on the ins and outs of the media business in ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 21, 2016

The Film Blog: These 3 TIFF reviews of ‘76 will leave you with 3 different opinions

One of us had an art teacher once that said there is no good or bad film – only films ...

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YWriterSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: This is how a London paper demolished Brad Pitt

Ready. Set. Dead. This is how London’s City AM reported the news of one Oscar winning star divorcing another Oscar ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: For 93 Days’ Steve Gukas, this must be personal

Everyone had a sneaking suspicion that Steve Gukas was a master storyteller. Unfortunately, ‘A Place in The Stars’ came in ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘Green White Green’ was the real star of TIFF 2016 – but you didn’t hear about it, because… feferity

In the din of the well made ’93 Days’, the well hyped ‘The Wedding Party’, and the badly-bashed ‘Okafor’s Law’ ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: So is BellaNaija’s Atoke a film critic or not, or just when she says she is?

We love BellaNaija. Family, really. And so, we have to love Atoke. And no reason not to really – she ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

Chude Jideonwo: Why you absolutely must watch 93 Days

The entire cinema was suspended in respectful silence, stunned for more than a full minute – as the movie, 93 ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

So we’re experimenting with The Film Blog…

It’s a bit too soon, isn’t it? Yeah, we have had this debate with ourselves over the past two weeks ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Film Blog: You should totally see what Bovi did with ‘It’s Her Day’

Bovi Ugboma produced his first film, launched last week, and of course it’s a comedy. We went to the cinemas ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Film Blog: We have to disagree with this review of 93 Days

Harry Itie is a smart guy. We like him. He anchors the Entertainment beat on TV Continental. And he runs ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

The Film Blog: We hope Naz Onuzo reads this review – and pays attention

Chinaza Onuzo is clearly one of the leading lights for that project they call New Nollywood. You don’t know him ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 18, 2016

The Film Blog: 93 Days got the Oby Ezekwesili stamp of approval

If we weren’t planning to see the biopic 93 Days, now we certainly are. We have been a bit worried. ...

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