Author: Frikky

Let’s face it, there is usually a hidden problem with the second or third or fourth part of most movies and it is a phenomenon that we have come to see over the years. Movies like Blade: Trinity, The Mummy 3, Taken 3 and the recent tiring fourth installment of The Matrix amongst others are some of the many movies out there that make me feel making a good movie twice or thrice is nearly impossible. But then there is The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Dollars Trilogy and some others which make it look possible, so maybe I’m…

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The second season of Emily in Paris picks up after Emily’s (Lily Collins) night of passion with Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), her friend’s ex-boyfriend. Poor Emily did the deed because she thought the hot chef will be leaving Paris for Normandy and they would never see each other again. Unfortunately, the chef changes his mind due to a secret investor who invests in his restaurant and mostly because of Emily. The rest of the show permeates Emily’s attempts to keep her secret rendezvous with the hot chef a secret; her attempt to clear her conscience by bringing Gabriel and her friend,…

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At this point, a silent comedy film would do for Ayo Makun’s reprisal role as Akpos and that is if there would be another (which would most likely happen at this point). With his comedic role as Akpos in exhausting films like 10 days in Sun City and A Trip to Jamaica, it becomes more glaring that it takes more than just being a comedian to pull off a comedic role in a film. A comedy movie needs more than just hilarious one-liners and over-the-top, humorous situations to work and intelligently engage the audience from beginning to the end. If…

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Blockbusters like Fast and Furious 9, No Time to Die, Black Widow, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage are a few movies people looked forward to in the thick of the COVID. These are movies people hoped would kick-start the cinema experience once again. No Time to Die lived up to expectations, Venom 2 was meh and family-oriented F9 did nothing different. Do not get me wrong, there are other movies like Dune which proved to be exceptional; Shang Chi, which was a great attempt to introduce an Asian superhero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then, there is the much-anticipated…

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With Christmas around the corner, many movies and series are essentially made to capture the joy of the festivity. Among these many jolly films is the South African comedy series, How To Ruin Christmas: The Funeral, the sequel to 2020’s The Wedding. The first season of the Netflix original series was about two distinctive families, the lower class Sellos and the upper class Twalas, who are about to become one, with the marriage between Beauty Sello (Thando Thabethe) and Sbu Twala (Vincent Mahlangu). The wedding almost turned into a disaster when the bride’s sister, Tumi (Busisiwe Lurayi), her presumed toxic…

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