After ten months of humanitarian and political morass-with the Christmas movies hitting our screens this month, it appears to be that 2020 is finally coming to an end.
As we rid our streets off Halloween horrors, as the ENDSARS protest in Nigeria continues, as the Thailand resistance persists, as the democracy of the united states of America hangs on the results of the upcoming general election, here are 15 movies and a Series to turn to if or when you decide to escape reality.
1. Girl (Nov 20) A young woman seeks revenge on a brotherhood responsible for her father’s murder. Cast: Bella Thorne, Mickey Faust, Chad Faust.
2. Two weeks to live(series starts Nov 5) Although we never saw Maisie Williams explore the world as Arya Stark in Game Of Thrones, we will get to see her do that as Kim Noakes in this Adventure, Comedy, Crime drama. Cast: Maisie Williams, Sian Clifford, Mawaan Rizwan.
3. Ammonite(Nov 13) From acclaimed Film-maker and award winning director Francis Lee. A geographical expert falls in love with her melancholic apprentice. Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Alec Secareanu.
4. Citation(Nov 6) Moremi, A bright student in Nigeria takes on the academic establishment after a popular professor tries to rape her Cast: Temi Otedola, Ini Edo, Jimmy Jean-Louis.
5. Dreamland(Nov 13) Margot Robbie from birds of prey and Finn Cole from peaky blinders still aren’t on the right side of the law in this movie. As the Two fugitives Alison and Eugene fall in love while running from the law with a heavy bounty on their head in a small town during the great depression. Cast: Margot Robbie, Finn Cole, Travis Fimmel.
6. Run(Nov 20) A teenage girl tries to escape the love from her mother. A love so fierce. it makes her sick. Cast: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Onalee Ames.
7. The Croods 2 (A new age)(Nov 25) Prehistoric Family “the Croods” are back to their old shananigans in a strange new world. Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds Nicholas Cage, Peter Dinklage.
8. True to the game 2(Nov 6) Gena, After re-inventing herself as a journalist living and working in New York, The dangerous forces that that killed Quadir now comes for her. Cast: Rotimi, Erica Peeples, Andre Fuller.
9. Dead reckoning(Nov 13) The perfect summer boat cruise turns into terrorist conspiracy. Cast: KJ Apa, Scott Adkins, India Eisley.
10. Jiu Jitsu(Nov 20) Nicholas Cage delivers another outstanding performance in this supernatural themed action movie. Every six years a portal is opened and aliens invade earth seeking a duel with the chosen Jiu Jitsu. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Marie Avgeropoulos, JuJu Chan.
11. Sleepless Beauty(Nov 10) A young girl goes into a recreation facility where there is only one rule. No Sleeping. Cast: Polina Davydova, Evgeniy Gagarin, Olivia Indik.
12. Operation Christmas drop (Nov 5) While gathering evidence to support closing a tropical U.S Air Fose base, a by-the-book congressional aide warms to its big-hearted captain. Cast: Alexander Ludwig, Kat Graham.
13. Jingle Jangle (Nov 13) This musical Christmas movie tells the story of A visionary toy inventor master and his inspiring grand-daughter. This Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility. Cast: Forest Whitaker, Keegan Michael Key, Anika Noni Rose.
14. Love Weddings & other disasters(Nov 13) From the directors of “Big Daddy” and “Grown Ups” this Rom-Com navigates the love life of its positive characters. Cast: KingBach, Diego Boneta, Diane Keaton.
15. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the square (Nov 22) Christmas on the square follows small town “scrooge” Regina Fuller (Christine Baranski) as she’s visited by a rhinestone-bedazzled angel(Dolly) who guides her on a musical journey of redemption. Cast: Dolly Parton, Jennifer Lewis, Christine Baranski.
16. The Christmas Chronicles 2(Nov 25)
It’s been two years since Kate and Teddy Pierce saved Christmas and a lot has changed. Cast: Judah Lewis, Kurt Rusell, Goldie Hawn.
And that’s it, did we miss any movie? Let us know in the comments. Happy Viewing!!
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Although one of the most anticipated movies for October 2020 ‘Black Widow’ has been postponed to 2021, October still has a lot to offer to our screens.
Here are 15 movies to look forward to this month.
NOTE THIS POST IS NOT LISTED IN ANY ORDER
1) The Lie (October 6)
From the producers of Get Out and Invisible Man this psychological crime themed thriller tells the story of a couple’s desperate attempt to cover up a horrific crime committed by their only daughter. The Lie shows that amidst the principles an innocent family lives by; For the sake of their children there are some lines to be crossed.
Starring: Joey King, Devery Jacobs, Mireille.
2) Clouds (October 16)
Inspired by a true life story, 17 year old aspiring musician is diagnosed with terminal cancer. With his little time left to live Zach has to decide on the things that matters most to him. This movie reflects on the courage people battling with terminal diseases and loved ones of people who are diagnosed with such disease. In all, if the message of clouds is anything is that life is special.
Starring: Sabrina Carpenter, Finn Argus, Madison Iseman.
3) The trial of the Chicago seven (October 16)
The history of the infamous trial of the Seven activists that lead a revolution against the US Government in 1969 is re-told in a grand manner. This legal drama arrives co-incidentally with the prepartions for the US general elections and reminds us in governance our voices matter.
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levit
4) Over the moon (October 23)
Inspired by stories of a moon godess told to her by her late mother, Chang’e embarks on a journey to prove she is real. From academy award winner Glen Keane, Over the moon takes us into another musical-fantasy universe where midnight stories can be real.
Starring: Phillipia Soo, Kimiko Glen, Sandra Oh.
5) Fate of Alakada(October 1)
This Nollywood production follows the Adventure of Yetunde, A social media influencer living a fake life; posing as an elite event planner. Yetunde with the help of her trusted friend bites more than they can chew and they must step up their game to throw the biggest party Lagos has ever seen.
This All star Nollywood Movie blurs the line line between Fakeness and Courage in the quest to make it big in the Entertainment/Social Industry.
Set in an urban town three teenagers embark on a dangerous mission to protect their neighborhood against blood thirsty vampires seeking to claim dominance.
Starring: Sarah Gadon, Chris Redd, Method Man.
7) Spontaneous(October 2)
Based on the acclaimed spontaneously funny novel written by Aaron Stammer. A pandemic ensues as people Unexplicably start exploding leading to mass deaths. And then there is Mara and Dylan a teenage couple still at the honeymoon phase of their blossoming relationship. Knowing any day could be their last they decide to make every moment with each other count.
Starring: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Hayley Law, Yvonne Orji.
8) 2067(October 1)
Set in a dystopian future for the human race where oxygen is poisonous, A young man must journey into the future in response to a call that can save humanity.
Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Deborah Mailman.
9) Holidate(October 28)
While we are still rubbing our eyes from From ‘Love Guaranteed’ from last month, MvG and Netflix presents another classic Rom-Com.
Fed up of being single during the holidays two strangers enter a contract to be each other’s patner during the holiday. Only for the fake couple to start catching real feelings for one another.
Starring: Luke Bracey, Jessica Capshaw, KingBach
10) After we collided (October 23)
A sequel to the worldwide Wattpad and Hollywood sensation created by Anna Todd. The sequel follows Tessa and Harden’s love story with an infidelity scandal. In this sequel we see Harden battling his demons and Tessa’s frustration in the on and off relationship. Especially when Trevor Daniels a gentle yet fierce young man who happens to see through Tessa is now in the picture.
We highly recommend you see ‘After’ before watching this.
Maggie Q delivers another outstanding performance in this horror gripping movie. A couple on vacation must unravel the mysterious video that shows one of them killing the other.
Starring: Maggie Q, Luke Hemsworth, Alex Essoe.
12) 2 hearts: (October 16)
Jacob Elordi from The Kissing Booth and Euphoria shows a softer side in this romantic movie telling two love stories simultaneously. With linking points no one see’s coming.
Starring: Jacob Elordi, Teira Skovbye, Adan Canto, Radha Mitchel.
13) Don’t look back: (October 31)
Still battling a tragic past, Caitlin Kramer and a group people are being haunted by the ghost of a man they watched die.
Starring: Kourtney Bell, Will Stout, Skylar Hart.
14) Connected(October 14)
The producers of spiderman into the spiderverse and the leggo movie presents another gripping animated movie.
Young Katie Mitchell embarks on a road trip with her proud parents but their trip is interrupted by invasion of robots threatening to revolutionize the planet.
Starring: Eric Andre, Danny McBridge, Abbi Jacobson.
14) Synchronic(October 23)
When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve and Dennis are called to a series of bizarre and gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to a mysterious new drug found at the scene. But after Dennis’ oldest daughter disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality — and the flow of time itself.
Starring: Jamie Dorman, Anthony Mackie, Ally Loannides.
15) ÒLÒTŪRÉ(October 2)
In this thriller A young naïve Nigerian journalist is assigned to a story about women trafficking. She serves as an undercover to take down this shady world of human trafficking. However, there is so much more to this story that needs to be told even with her life on the line.
Starring: Sharon Oja, Beverly Osu, Ada Ameh, Segun Arinze.
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After high profile releases like Project Power and The New mutants we saw in August, Hollywood continues resumption to entertainment.
Here are top movies to look out for on the line-ups of blockbusters hitting our digital/theatre screens this month.
(This movie list is organised in no particular order)
Just as you probably first thought Yes! this is a mystery-themed movie. This Nancy Springer story follows the adventure of Enola. A wild teenage girl refusing to stay under the supervision of her brothers Mycroft and Sherlock (Holmes). On a quest to find her beloved mother who suddenly goes missing. Enola makes sense of available clues, navigates England sur-bubs in the 1800’s whilst having issues adapting to culture.
In a world where Enola struggles to find her place in, her detective instincts kicks in as she senses a bigger conspiracy around the corner.
Release date: 23, September, 2020 Starring, Milly Bobby-Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claffin.
THE BABYSITTER 2(Killer Queen) :
Set two years after the incident of Babysitter 1. Cole still hasn’t gotten over horrors of that night. The worst part is that no one believes him. Cole gets invited to a party oblivious that he was set up and the babysitters he thought were dead return in flesh and blood. Based on the movie trailer this is different from the first franchise.
Babysitter 2 is darker as it involves occultic scenes and gruesome killings we never saw in Babysitter 1.
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel ‘une nuit de pleine’ written by Herman and Yves H. A young gang of thieves break into an aged couple’s home to steal money. While they are at it, the couple unexpectedly returns but this is no ordinary aged couple they soon realize; as the thieves suddenly find themselves powerless against them while trying to escape the haunted house.
Release date: 4, September 2020 Starring, Maisie Williams, Rita Tushingham, Sylvester McCoy, Andrew Ellis
THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY:
Lucy Gulliver who is struggling with heartbreak from her last relationship starts an art exhibition dedicated to people dealing with heartbreak. It becomes a safe place and push for a fresh start for people bold enough to tell their story and for Lucy Herself.
Produced by One and only Selena Gomez, The Broken Hearts Gallery focuses on relationships and the inevitable heartbreak most of us may have once faced at a certain point in our lives and more importantly highlights the lessons and strength this relatable experience gives to it’s survivors.
Release date: Theatre release August 7 2020, Digital streaming September 11, 2020 Starring, Dacre Montogomery, Geraldine Viswanathan, Phillipa Soo.
Bernatti and Warner max production gives us another young adult adventure. Starring Five Feet Apart Actress Haley Lu Richardson and Euphoria’s Breakout Barbie Ferreira. 17-year old ‘Veronica Clarke’ takes a road trip with her former best friend ‘Bailey’ from Missouri to New Mexico to get an abortion done without telling her Jock high-school boyfriend and her religious parents.
This Comedy-Drama reminds us once again that when life throws us out of track it is up to us to get up and forge our own.
Release date: 10, September, 2020 Starring; Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira, Ramona Young, Alex MacNicoil
It’s been a while since a classic adult Rom-Com hit our screens and Love Guaranteed might just live up to the hype. Nick sues an online dating site to for not finding love after being on 986 dates. Nick hires Susan, a charming lawyer whose firm is on the brink of collapse to defend him. In order to study the case, Susan tries the site out. After series of failed dates Susan then understands what Nick must have been through, hence she takes the case and her love life serious. Unforeseen by Susan and Nick the case garners media tension that ignites Feelings between them.
Love guaranteed tells us love is never really guaranteed and falling in it is a risk to take and staying out of love is a much bigger risk.
From the initial announcement of this particular movie one thing most fans found interesting is the Marvel and DC Lead Actors in their separate universes coming together for this psychological thriller film. Tom Holland and Robert Patterson pull off their capes as they dive into the Midwest town of Knockermstiff; A town brimming with violence and corruption in the post World War II Era.
Amidst all the anarchy the town and it citizens practice there is young Arvin Russell who vows to protect the ones close to him.
Release date; 16, September, 2020 Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Pattison, Bill Skarsgard
The Classic Folklore of Mulan is recreated as a movie. It’s release to Disney+ came as a shock. Most of us thought it will wait to be given a new cinema release date but no!
Played by Liu Yifei, Hua Mulan a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man in order to fit into the military to fight against northern invaders of China. Led by a sorceress and the son of a rebel who was killed by the current Emperor of China (portrayed by Chinese Film Legend Jet Li)
Mulan embodies the traits of Loyalty to one’s country, Courage in the face of adversity, Truth to oneself and the ultimate Devotion to family.
Mulan shows us gender shouldn’t be a but in what anyone can achieve in life. Mulan like most of us know is a story about a girl who became a warrior and a warrior that became a Legend.
Release date: September 4, 2020 (Disney+ for a $29.99 fee)
Starring: Liu Yifei, Jet li, Donnie Yen.
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If there is one thing among countless things Covid-19 ruined was the thrilling blockbusters we had anticipated and the cinematic experience that came with it. From Marvel’s Black widow to Universal Picture’s Fast and Furious9 most of these movies we waited for either halted production or got their release dates postponed. However, amidst all the morass of 2020, The movie industry persists. Although we may not have the cinematic experience we crave due to safety precautions but with popcorn and good company or solitude, here are Seven movies that will be released straight to digital platforms for streaming this month.
(please note this list is explicit to my opinion based on the movie cast and released trailers)
1) Work it:
Pop Star and Actress Sabrina Carpenter plays Quinn Ackerman a clumsy eighteen year-old High-school senior who lies during her college interview that she is part of an elite dance team when she doesn’t even know how to dance. In order to impress her college admissions officer and get into her dream college, she enlists the help of her best friend Jas (Liza Koshy). Together they recruit a team of outcasts to partake in a dance competition against the very best including the one she lied being a member of.
Directed by Laura Terruso and produced by Alicia keys, Whether you are a dance movie enthusiast or not the incredible dance performances and catchy beats will make you wanna get up and work it.
Starring Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy, Jordan Fisher, Keiynan Lionsdale.
2) Project power:
Set in the dynamic city of New Orleans, this action sci-fi movie stars Jamie foxx who plays ‘Art’ an ex-soldier on a quest to rescue his daughter from a drug company Teleios. A pharmaceutical company manufacturing a drug known as power, a drug that gives it’s users temporary super human abilities but there’s a catch, the users don’t know the powers they’ll get until they try it. As Art navigates his way to the top of the drug chain, He encounters Robin a female high school rapper caught up in the middle of it all.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Dominque Flashback, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
3) Chemical hearts:
Chemical hearts tells the story of Henry and Grace, two teenagers paired together to work on their school newspaper. Over the course of their acquaintance Henry falls hopelessly in love with grace. On the other hand grace struggles with a painful memory that resists her from being vulnerable.
This coming of age movie is based on the novel by Krystal Sutherland Starring Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah Jones
4) The sleepover:
Two siblings accidentally discover their mom has an entire secret life after she is suddenly goes missing. This light hearted action comedy takes us on four kids’ adventure to prove once again in the world of puzzles, clues and cool gadgets they can be heroes. Starring Saidie Stanley, Dalila Bela, Karla Souza
This is the third animated project released on Netflix in recent weeks. Fearless takes us on a gaming storyline of Reid A teenage game addict who had his favorite game characters; heroes and villians transported into his living room while working on a school project with his project partner Melanie voiced by grown~ish star Yara Shahidi.
Reid must level up his game character called Fe@rless__ in order to defeat the villain and his torpid sidekick Fleech(Tom Kenny, voice of spongeBob)
6) One and only Ivan:
Inspired by a true life story and brought to life by Disney, One and Only Ivan reminds us our connection to our primate cousins. Ivan, a circus gorilla gifted with the talent of painting wants nothing more than to be free.
Starring Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell
7) The new mutants:
This could be one of the biggest movies of Summer 2020 as there are speculations that it might hit the cinema on August 28th 2020 in the United States
The new mutants is about five teenage mutants coming to terms and trying to understand their new superpowers as they are held in a secret facility.
This Horror/Fantasy movie directed by Josh Bone reels us into the world where five mutants who battle their demons and re-live horrific events of their past as they uncover a dark conspiracy about the facility that promised to help them get better.
Starring Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Heaton, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga, Alice Braga