May Newsletter: New Socials, April Review, May Preview, and More News.

Dear reader,

Jumping straight into the main affairs of the month— we have a new member who will be in charge of our social media accounts. Kindly give her a warm welcome. To make her happy and give her actual work to do, kindly follow us on twitter @WKM_Up, and on Instagram @wkmup. We hope our efforts on those platforms prove to you that we love movies. Cos, we actually do. Don’t you? The new teamer, Molayo, might ff back and she might not, I cannot promise, cos I am still getting to know her myself. But, you can surely hope and give it a try.

Secondly, did you all notice the new blog design? If you have faced any issues since the redesign, please let us know in the comments section or on our social media platforms, and we would provide solution(s) as soon as we can. Again, Molayo needs work to do, so you might just want to lodge the complaint on twitter.

Lastly, we started a Retro Review series, where we will review a classic movie and publish every last week of each month. We kicked off with Back to the Future.

April Film News Film News a.k.a ICYMI

On News That We Couldn’t Cover…

  • Steven Yeun (Minari) cast in Jordan Peele’s untitled next movie.
  • Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Page will not appear in season 2 and we know where you might find him next.
  • Yvonne Orji autobiographical series for Disney+ and will focus on her life as the child of Nigerian immigrants.
  • Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Keith David (Greenleaf) in a new Netflix series that tells the story of an African American woman falling for a Sicilian chef, bringing two opposite cultures together.
  • American Psycho TV series is in development. The movie starred Christian Bale in 2000.
  • Invincible has been renewed for two more seasons at Amazon.
  • Netflix promised to spoil us this summer as the summer movie season officially opens this month. The streamer debuted a trailer filled with clips from their numerous upcoming movies with blink-and-you-might-miss-it appearances. The movies range from comedies, action, and promises “zombies and a whole lot of zombies” in particular, probably starting with Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Netflix’s slow start to the year might just have been leading to this gracious summer.
  • And we lost Nollywood veteran, Bruno Iwuoha. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Non-Review Essays in April

Episode Recap of Some TV series

both of which ended in April.

We reviewed the following movies:

We think you should watch Amazon’s Them and HBO’s The Nevers, but do not expect too much going into the respective TV shows.

Highlight of New Films and TV Series in May

Special mentions: Jupiter’s Legacy (Netflix), Monster (All Rise), Oxygen (Netflix), Mamba’s Diamond (theatres), I am All Girls (Netflix), and One Lagos Night (Netflix).

The following TV shows premiere or return in May: POSE season 3 (May 2), Dynasty season 4 (May 7), Shrill season 3 (May 7), Special season 2 (May 20), The Chi season 4 (May 23), Master of None season 3 (May 23), Black Monday season 3 (May 23), In Treatment (May 24), Ragnarok season 2 (May 27), The Kominsky Method season 3 (May 28), and Lucifer season 5 (May 23).

You can read the reviews to a number of the mentioned films and TV series in May. Keep an eye out. You can subscribe to email notifications and follow us on our social media pages.

Which of the film(s) and TV show(s) are you looking forward to the most?  Or did we forget a certain one? Let us know in the comments below.

Bis bald,
Ikeade Oriade
(Managing Editor)

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