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A dozen movies for a relaxing weekend! (Watch)
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A dozen movies for a relaxing weekend! (Watch)

Mfonobong Akpan

The weekend is a fantastic period to look forward to every week. You get to relax and have fun with family and friends, and one way you get to do this is taking a trip to the cinema. It’s refreshingly fun in cinemas this weekend, so if you plan on taking that lovely lady on a movie date night, spending quality time with your kids or hanging out with friends, there’s the perfect movie for you.

Watch movie trailers below to start off an amazingly fun weekend;

1. THE WEDDING PARTY

A romantic comedy about the shenanigans that go on during the planning of a wedding in Nigeria. Set in Lagos, ‘The Wedding Party’ is the story of Dunni Coker, a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie. Between the unruly behaviour of some ‘village’ guests much to Tinuade’s horror, and their parents at loggerheads, you wonder whether Dunni and Dozie will get through their wedding reception unscathed. Starring: Alibaba Akporobome, Zainab Balogun, Daniella Down, Iretiola Doyle, Emmanuel Edunjobi, Adesua Etomi, Kunle Idowu, Ayo Makun, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Beverly Naya, Enyinna Nwigwe, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Sola Sobowale, Banky W.

2. OFFICE CHRISTMAS  PARTY

When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jamie Chung

3. ’76

’76 is a Nigerian historical fiction drama film told from two points of view: a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, the Head-of-State of Nigeria and that of his young pregnant wife who helps him prove his innocence. Starring: Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chidi Mokeme

4. 3 WISE MEN

After many years of service in different government agencies, three retired aged men all settle in a suburb to enjoy their retirement benefits. How they decide to spend this retirement money remains highly humorous and dramatic. Starring: Richard Mofe Damijo, ZacK Orji, Tina Mba, Ebele Okaro, victor Olaotan

5. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WAR STORY

Rouge One is the first Star Wars Anthology film, a standalone story set shortly before the events of the original Star Wars. The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk

6. BROTHER JEKWU

Mike Ezuruonye’s comedy movie about the adventures of a village champion who travels from Nigeria to Kenya to work for a female boss.. Starring: Angela Okorie, Huddah Munroe, Wofai Fada, Klint D Drunk, Funnybone, Nedu, Mike

7. KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm

8. MOANA

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary Demi-God Maui. Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

9. DINNER

Mike Okafor is invited by his childhood friend and buddy; Adetunde George Jnr, to have dinner and spend the weekend with him and his fiancée Lola Coker as they plan for their upcoming wedding, but the dinner turns out to be much more… Starring: Deyemi Okanlawon, Kehinde Bankole, Enyinna Nwigwe, Keira Hewatch, Okey Uzoeshi, RMD and Ireti Doyle.

10. THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Based on a true story and set against the American South thirty years prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves, but the tables turn around… Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Gabrielle Union, Esther Scott, Chiké Okonkwo

11. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) a writer, has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol

12. UNDERWORLD 5: BLOODWARS

Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver

Have a fabulous weekend!