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I Honestly Fear For ‘The Wedding Party 2’

I fear for ‘The Wedding Party 2’ and it’s for a good cause. Expectations are here. People are too excited. December 15 seems so far. But, what if our systems have gotten too excited nothing can gauge it? What if the movie comes out and we feel it’s same as part one, only recycled and more foreigner? What if we get too vexed that we start to notice the flaws we purposely overlooked in the first installment? 

God forbid!

‘The Wedding Party 2’ official poster

​I enjoyed ‘The Wedding Party’ so much, that if a sequel would spoil the memory for me, I’d rather not watch.

A popular trend is that the second never gets to be quite as entertaining as the first, but that has never stopped studio execs from green lighting a sequel when the first gets so popular its now referred to as pop culture. ‘The Wedding Party’ is one of our own pop culture, original and Nigerian, something we seem to be lacking in the scene. Hopefully, it breaks the jinx of Hollywood, and starts something new and great for us here – the new Nollywood we call it – our new way of life. 

The teaser trailer released days ago has done exactly as intented – to get people pumped and tongues wagging – pockets also itching to spend enough money that another box office records is shattered. So many familiar faces, old and new to the franchise, a phenomenal way to build a brand that’ll last a lifetime. Ebony Life has got a goldmine in their hands.

The success of ‘The Wedding Party 2’ is crucial to the way the Nigerian cinematic movie culture improves, we may not know it until 2018 has aged properly, hopefully, gracefully too. Be thou as it may, I’m waiting for the day; that date; December 15, 2017. Mark your calendars, friends, Christmas this year just got litter.

– RR.


Oscar Pistorius’ Life Is Getting A Film At Lifetime

Yes, he is getting a movie, and it is titled, Oscar Pistorius: The Blade Killer. I dont know how exactly I feel about the title for now, but my rant is about how early the production is coming. The Pistorius story is a recent one; sad, if you ask me; and I feel it’s somewhat insensitive to makes film out of a sad story so soon. But then, Hollywood doesn’t really care.

Reeva and Oscar

The film will tell the story of Oscar Pistorius, dubbed the Blade Runner, his rise to fame as the first double leg amputee to parti ipate in the Olympics. It’ll also tell the story of his altercation with the law, as the chief suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The court proceedings will be shown, up to the point when Pistorius was found guilty of homicide.
For a film, this production will be marvelous, and intriguing to watch. Let’s see how it goes.

‘Men In Black’ Spinoff In The Works For A 2019 Release

One of the craziest franchises to come out of this millennium, Men In Black, hope to continue, though this time without Agents K and J made popular by stars, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. 

Will smith in MIB

Sony is prioritizing this spinoff, hoping to ride on the existence love of the franchise/universe. The studio has suffered so much loss in recent time from almost all their properties, including the Spiderman movies before Homecoming, hence the need to fall back on something that works. The new MIB movie, which hopefully will lead to a franchise of its own, will focus on the MIB organization on a global scale and not just in the US.

The movie is expected in summer 2019.

What do you think?

Genius Season 2 Will Star Antonio Banderas

National Geographic channel’s major hit for 2017, Genius, returns for another season, which comes as no surprise, seeing that the show raked in 10 Emmy nominations for its first season. For its sophomore year, Genius, will be taking a bow away from the maddening world of sceince as could be seen in the life and times of Albert Einstein as played by veteran Geofrey Rush.

Genius’s sexond season instead will focus on the arts, the life and times of Picasso, and he’ll be played by Antonio Banderas.

Anthonio Banderas with a moustache

Anthonio talked about his excitement playing the role,

“The life story of Pablo Picasso has long since fascinated me and I have so much respect for this man, who also comes from my birthplace Málaga. I am thrilled to work with National Geographic, Brian, Ron, Ken and the rest of the ‘Genius’ team to tell an authentic story of one of the most innovative painters in the world.”

Anthonio Banderas is a movie veteran, well known for action movies played over the years – Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Spy Kids, and more recently, The Expendables franchise – he’s quite good at what he does. The role of Picasso, the painter, would give him a stage to showcase another side of his acting chops.

Genius season 2 has no premiere date yet.

Arrow Season 6 Will Feature Deathstroke’s Backstory

Deathstroke, as played by Manu Bennett, remains the one of the best villains of the CW’s hit show, Arrow; contested heavily by Prometheus.

With Oliver Queen’s personal journey into the Green Arrow ended with season five, the storytelling takes a different format, more time to be focused on supporting characters.

Deathstroke was brought into Team Arrow as a necessary evil to ensure the defeat of evil master planner, Prometheus; giving him the opportunity to return to the show’s narrative after a substantial absence.

Reports from showrunner, Marc Guggenheim, revealed that Deathstroke gets his own two episode story arc, episodes 5 & 6 of the new season to further dive into what made the man we know as Slade Wilson. I expect this would be tales prior to his arrival at Lian Yu – his personal life, military training, and he events that led to his arrival on the island with Billy Wintergreen.

Marc revealed also that a Deathstroke episode arc would have long been featured on the show but was shelved to make room for DC’s Extended universe (their version of the MCU), and now, since the DCEU didn’t seem to need the character anymore, the Arrowverse was free to make use of him once again.

Arrow season 6 premieres on October 12, at 9 P.M., on the The CW.

The Originals is coming to an end

Just in now from the SDCC where our favorite TV shows have taken center stage to making announcements and release trailers.
As seen on Julie Plec’s Twitter handle now – The Originals has come to the end of its run.

Season 4 of the hit vampire show was originally thought to be the series finale, judging by the way it ended. With an extra season, we’ll see the direction the story will take, and where Julie Plec (The Executive Producer) will leave us for the series finale.