Author: Frikky

Over the years, the horror genre has not been extensively explored by Nollywood. However, Dare Olaitan (Dwindle) breaks this barrier with his new horror movie, Ile Owo, which the director has said leans more into the psychological thriller realm. Olaitan’s Ile Owo takes us into the world of Akanni Owo, a man who has everything but wishes to live forever. He meets with Fijabi (Bisola Aiyeola), a witch who informs him that although his soul has already been claimed, she can still intervene to spare his sons from death, an inevitable human end. But there is a catch; a ritual must take place…

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The South African film industry is one of the most creative in the world today. With the production of exciting projects like Queen Sono, Blood and Water, Savage Beauty, How to Ruin Christmas, and many others, it isn’t exaggerated to mention them when it comes to how they enthusiastically showcase the art of filmmaking. Collision, like a slew of other South African films on Netflix, has been added to the list. The South African film, Collision, is one of those films that attempts to spark a socially conscious discussion on class marginalization and the harsh reality that immigrants seeking a…

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Jurassic World: Dominion is the sixth movie in the Jurassic Cinematic Universe. This world explores Dinosaur species that once roamed the earth millions of years ago. Nearly 30 years since the inception of Jurassic World by Steven Spielberg in 1993, Jurassic World: Dominion will likely mark the final chapter in the franchise. But with the inconsistencies that plague the previous movies in the franchise, one can only hope that a new awakening in the franchise will revitalize the failures of the previous ones as Dominion marks the end of this trilogy. ‘Top Gun 2’ Review: Cinema’s Favourite Fighter Pilot Reaches New…

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After the long-awaited return of the fourth season of Netflix’s sci-fi series, Stranger Things, fans again welcome old faces and new ones. With the plethora of characters that have graced our screen in this bloody, dark affair the series has given us over the years, it is only necessary to rank some side characters (good and evil). Redefining Masculinity on ‘Bel-Air’— Defining Moments Here is a ranking of our favourite Stranger Things side characters from worst to best: Dr. Brenner Scientists always have a reason to conduct the evilest experiments, and for Dr Brenner (Matthew Modine), it’s exploiting little kids…

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Over time, the South African dramas I’ve seen are well-crafted stories that are thought-provoking and have compelling characters. With series like Queen Sono, Blood and Water, Jiva and many others, I’d always go into any of their dramas with high hopes. The latest South African Netflix series, Savage Beauty, is no different. The six-episode drama is a story of revenge, betrayal, and power. It revolves around Zinhle (Rosemary Zimu), a young woman with a troubled past, a burden that she and her siblings share. Her arduous past tracks back to the CEO of a worldwide beauty brand, Don Bhengu (Dumisani…

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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the 2021 series Loki shed little light on the multiverse. At the same time, Spider-Man: No Way Home depicted the unknown catastrophe that could descend with the multiverse. In No Way Home, we saw how three iterations of Spider-Man and its villains from another dimension came crashing into Peter’s (Tom Holland) life because Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) cast a wrong spell. After the mayhem the multiverse caused in No Way Home, Strange once again gets dragged into the realm of the complex multiverse in The Multiverse of Madness. Strange encounters a mysterious girl, America Chavez…

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Omar Sy moves from a jeweller thief in Lupin to a law-and-order figure in The Takedown, a buddy cop movie about two officers on a flight to take down a criminal group. The Netflix comedy is directed by Louis Letterier (Now You See Me) and is a sequel to 2012’s On the Other Side of the Tracks, which also starred Omar Sy. The Takedown ties two mismatched cops in a gruesome murder that starts with the search for a missing torso. The two cops, Ousmane Diakhite (Omar Sy) and Francois Monge (Laurent Lafitte), who were already acquainted with each other…

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On January 25, 1980, three apartheid freedom fighters, Stephen Lakoko, Humphrey Makhubo and Wilfred Madela, were on their way to carry out a planned sabotage mission when they realised their cover had been blown. In an attempt to flee from the police officers, they sought refuge in a bank and held 25 civilians hostage. During this precarious situation, they made three demands: “a meeting with State President Vorster, the release of Nelson Mandela and a man called Mange, as well as R100 000 in cash and an aircraft to fly them to Maputo.” Eventually, the police stormed the bank and…

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Director Biodun Stephen (Aki and Pawpaw) is not a new name in the industry and it is candid to say she is gradually making her mark. One of our best Nollywood movies in 2021 was Breaded Life, starring Timni Egbuson and Bimbo Ademoye in a convincing story that showed she’s someone that has interesting humans stories to tell. Her 2022 film, A Simple Lie, is simply a reminder of how a facetious remark and desperate act can lead to a number of unforeseen catastrophes with a profound aftermath. A Simple Lie stars Bisola Aiyeola (This Lady Called Life) who plays…

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Netflix’s regency romance series, Bridgerton, based on the novels by Julia Quinn return on screen with new faces and more drama. With the exit of Regé-Jean Page, who played the Duke of Hastings in the first season, and the brief appearance of Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) in the second season, the sophomore season doesn’t present anything striking. Since each season is set to focus on one of the eight Bridgertons, the newly released season mainly focuses on Viscount Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and sheds little light on his feisty younger sister, Eloise (Claudia Jessie). In this new season of the Shondaland series;…

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