Grab your popcorn! Olu Jacobs, RMD, Segun Arinze take you back in time!

Grab your popcorn! Olu Jacobs, RMD, Segun Arinze take you back in time!

Mfonobong Akpan

This weekend in the cinemas, you’d be going back in time as movies mirroring historic events come alive. From Nollywood’s Oloibiri, to Hollywood’s Masterminds, the cinema is packed with thrilling action, adventure, romance and comedy. The fun doesn’t end there, there are other great movies showing and of course something for the little ones. So grab your seats and enjoy all the excitement.

Watch trailers below:

1. Oloibiri

Based on true events, Oloibiri is a story about the first oil well drilled in Nigeria and how the impact has affected a small Nigerian Delta Village (Oloibiri), the lives of those involved and government’s pacification of abused people of Oloibiri community Starring: Olu Jacobs, Richard Mofe Damijo, William R. Moses

2. Queen of Katwe

10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family live in the slum. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.. Starring Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o

3. Deepwater Horizon

A dramatisation of the April 2010 disaster in the U.S when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin

4. Masterminds

Based On The October 1997 Loomis Fargo Robbery. A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organises one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Starring: Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis

5. A Million Colors

The movie talks about accepting and loving people regardless of race or ethnicity. Starring Xolile Tshabalala, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Elin Gardshol, Pope Jerrod, Sibongile mlambo

6. Inferno

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. Starring, Ben Foster, Tom Hanks, Sidse Babett Knudsen

7. When Love Happens Again

A sequel to the 2014 romantic comedy, ‘When Love Happens’. The sequel continues with MO and Tope’s relationship in a safe place. Mo kicks off her own company, and her first account is with a billionaire, Demilade Adenuga. She has to travel to Washington DC for a merger she is putting together for Mr. Adenuga, leaving Tobe behind in Nigeria. Starring:Oreka Godis, Weruche Opia, Enyinna Nwigwe, Stanley Chibunna (Funnybone)

8. I.T

Mike Regan is a self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter, and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed, starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life.  Starring, Pierce Brosnan, Jason Barry, Karen Moskow 

9. A Trip to Jamaica

AY Makun and Funke Akindele are off to an adventure in 30 Days in Atlanta. Proposing to his girlfriend (Funke Akindele), the tenacious two are off on another adventure filled with action, suspense mystery and fun. Starring: Ayo Makun(aka AY), Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim, Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan and Ras Kimono, Eric Roberts, Dan Davies, Jamaica acts Paul Campbell, Rebecca Silvera, Chris Attoh

10. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson

11. Storks

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Starring: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammar

12. The Magnificent Seven

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke

13. 93 Days

93 Days is based on the true story of men and women who risked their lives and made sacrifices to save Nigeria from the consequences of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Starring: Bimbo Akintola, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Gideon Okeke, Somkhele Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel, Danny Glover and Tim Reid

14. It’s Her Day

When a man proposes to foot the bill for the wedding of his bride, little does he know that she will stop at nothing to have a fairytale wedding; even if it requires his funeral to achieve it. Starring – Bovi Ugboma, Ini Dima-Okojie, Toni Tones Adefuye, Omoni Oboli, Shaffy Bello, Najite Dede, Amanda Ebeye, Adunni Ade, Gregory Ojefua, Thelma Ezeamaka!

15 . Nine Lives

A very busy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his daughter’s cat, to get out, he has to reconnect with his family. Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell

Have a wonderful weekend!

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