Nigerian Cinema Guide (26.04.2013 – 02.05.2013)

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This week in Nigerian cinemas only two new movies were added to the movie schedule; The hit sci-fi movie Oblivion which stars Tom Cruise and the 2012 comedy The Babymakers which stars Paul Schneider (Showing ONLY in Genesis Deluxe Cinemas and The Filmhouse).

Oblivion

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Synopsis: Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Ratings:
Rotten Tomatoes (audience reviews): 68%
IMDb: 7.2/10
Metacritic (User Score): 7.2/10
My Take: Now this is a Sci-fi movie from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (two movies i like) which has managed to make back the amount spent in making it and more within 2wks of its release. Sci-fi lovers would do well to go see this movie and

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The Babymakers

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Cast: Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Wood Harris, Kevin Heffernan
Synopsis: After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) realizes to his horror that he may be “shooting blanks.” Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends (and an Indian ex-mobster) to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can and does go wrong, testing the limits of Tommy and Audrey’s relationship. The Babymakers is a hilarious twist on the heist film genre, a laugh-out loud comedy showing how far one couple will go in hopes of creating a new life.

Ratings:
Rotten Tomatoes (audience reviews): 23%
IMDb: 4.7/10
Metacritic (User Score): 3.4/10
My Take: I’m not sure what it is with Nigerian cinemas and showing terrible/old movies but whatever it is i don’t think cinemagoers have to go suffer for it. The Babymakers is a movie i came across some months ago and after dozing off twice trying to watch it- i decided to skip it.

The DVD was officially released September 18, 2012 so spare yourself the agony of going to watch this at the cinema if you must watch it and get the DVD so you can watch it in your spare time.

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Mistah Cole

Mistah Cole

is a Nigerian-born Music critic and movie blogger

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