I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
Top 10 Movies Showing In The Cinema This Weekend And Their Reviews.
For all of the at-home movie-watching options available to today’s audiences, none quite compare to the experience of going out to catch a film in a theater. And for some of these films, seeing them on a big screen—in public (gasp)—is the best way to support a small film most people wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to see.
Check Out the 10 best movies in the cinema right now;
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound — human — best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. With an average rating of 6.8/10 on IMDB and 64% on rotten tomatoes, Sonic is definitely the family cinema film to try out.
2. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down. We must warn that this movie strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material. Birds Of Prey has a very good score 78% on Rotten tomatoes and Fandango. It is highly recommended for your viewing pleasure.
3. The Call of the Wild
If you are the type of movie lover that likes some violence, peril, thematic elements and mild language then this movie is definitely for you. Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. It has a satisfactory score of 62% on rotten tomatoes.
4. Queen & Slim
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. This drama is rated R (for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use). It is ranked as high as 82% on rotten tomatoes and 4/5 on Empire. Definitely worth watching.
5. Like A Boss
Comedy lovers can get in here! This movie is about Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) they are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly. Although it scored very low on rotten tomatoes with an unimpressive percentage of 19, It still did good on Fandango with 65%
6. Bad Boys For Life
This movie has been out in cinemas since January and has been on the box chart for quite a whole too. It has an amzing score of 77% on rotten tomatoes and a 7.7/10 on iMDB. The wife and son of a Mexican drug lord embark on a vengeful quest to kill all those involved in his trial and imprisonment — including Miami Detective Mike Lowrey. When Mike gets wounded, he teams up with partner Marcus Burnett and AMMO — a special tactical squad — to bring the culprits to justice. But the old-school, wisecracking cops must soon learn to get along with their new elite counterparts if they are to take down the vicious cartel that threatens their lives. The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.
7. Who’s The Boss
This witty workplace drama only started showing in cinemas yesterday. It follows Liah (Sharon Ooja) an overworked AD Agency Junior Executive whose work life is a living hell, thanks to her demanding boss Hauwa (Funke Akindele-Bello). To find sanity, Liah devises outlandish schemes, including inventing another boss – Lekan (Blossom Chukwujekwu) and of course things go from bad to hilarious and crazy! The star-studded cast comprises Funke Akindele-Bello, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Sharon Ooja, Segun Arinze, Ini Dima-Okojie, Beverly Osu, Tayo Faniran and Bollylomo.
8. Dear Affy
Described as the sexiest Nollywood movie ever, ‘Dear Affy’ showcases the creme-de-la-crème of Nollywood’s best collection of male role interpreters which include Timini Egbuson, Eyinna Nwigwe, Williams Uchemba, Ali Nuhu, Uzee Usman, MC Lively, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Chinedu Ikedieze, Jide kosoko, Chiwetalu Agu, and Odunlade Adekola. Dear Affy is a romantic comedy with a super plot twist, which tells the story of a beautiful career lady who is about to get married to the man of her dream who is on the verge of sealing millions of Naira worth of contract with a conglomerate in a construction industry. However, he is faced with the devil and the deep blue sea as sealing the contract is hinged on him having an intimate affair with the female billionaire contractor by all means just few weeks to his wedding. All hell was let loose when the detail of his affair became subject of headline for the media, plot turns out to be a race of redemption for the fiancé, the man, the billionaire and their friends and family.
Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney-Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. It has a very good score of 85% on rotten tomatoes.
10. Sugar Rush
This interesting comedy has been in the cinema for weeks now and we can say Sugar Rush is still making waves in the cinemas. It is Jadesola Osiberu’s sophomore film after the critically acclaimed Isoken (2017) which earned her a Best Director award at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). Apart from this, Sugar Rush has a pretty decent lineup, one that’s guaranteed to pull the crowd to any cinema with the promise of electric performances.