Amazing movies

This is another drama that focused on problematic relationships. The topics ranged from financial issues, to infidelity, and there was even a secret love child. The problem here was that we had to wait over an hour for a plot point.

The movie floated around and seemed to double as a sightseeing tour of Ibadan. The couples visited various locations which were nice to see but it didn’t propel the story any. Finally, at about an hour and five minutes in, we saw a forbidden kiss that launched the dirty laundry among the couples.

The banter between the men and women didn’t offer anything new or exciting. Some of it was funny but nothing to write home about. If a writer doesn’t offer anything fresh or humorous then the story should be tight, right? Not the case here. Furthermore, it had a tragic ending that I didn’t quite understand. What was the point? It was probably supposed to be the plot twist but it wasn’t the best decision.

What worked was the casting. The couples were believable and their chemistry seemed genuine. The acting was also satisfactory and there were some worthy emotional moments from the characters.


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In November 2008, eleven pirates armed with Kalashnikovs board the vessel and quickly take control. We learn almost nothing about the hijackers or their leader, Omar. Instead, the calm, mysterious Ishmael Ali negotiates in fluent English with the Clipper Group, who own the craft. He demands $7 million.

In between history lessons and critical political commentary, the film returns us to episodes in the negotiations over the CEC Future. The Clipper Group offers $400,000, far short of the original demand. Ali continues to negotiate, claiming to be a mere translator for the pirates and nothing more. Conversations get heated. Hostages share their feelings of fear and desperation. The corporation increases its proposal to $700,000, which is still too low.

While our image of Somalia may be one of warlords and “Black Hawk Down,” “Stolen Seas” makes it clear that this nation’s story is far more complicated. Decades ago, its leaders aligned themselves with the USSR. The Soviets forced many changes in Somali lifestyles, making them transform their centuries -old culture from farming to fishing. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Somalia’s government soon followed, destroyed in a civil war. Today, however, it is a stable nation composed of ten independent states, except that it lacks a solid economy. Talking heads in the movie tells us that they are surprised by how peaceful the region is, despite its contrary image.

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Captain Phillips is a 2013 American biographical thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass. Based on the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking, the film tells the story of the eponymous Captain Richard Phillips, an American merchant mariner who was taken hostage by Somali pirates. It stars Tom Hanks as Phillips, alongside Barkhad Abdi as pirate leader Abduwali Muse.

The screenplay by Billy Ray is based on Phillips’s 2010 book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, which Phillips co-wrote with Stephan TaltyScott RudinDana Brunetti and Michael De Luca served as producers on the project. It premiered at the 2013 New York Film Festival,[4] and was theatrically released on October 11, 2013. The film emerged as a critical and commercial success, receiving positive reviews from critics and grossing $220 million against a budget of $55 million. Captain Phillips received six Academy Award nominations, including Best PictureBest Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Abdi.

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Born in the early 80s, Musing Derick Tenn who hails from the North West Region of Cameroon radiated through primary school right up to the university where he studied Journalism and mass communication. However, his passion for filmmaking that became more glaring in 2002 when he produced his first film entitled RIVERS TO CROSSED grew more stronger and vivid. In 2008 he proceeded to produce and direct his first film entitled CLUSTER under the label of Tenning Nova productions which quickly earned him a lot of national and international nominations and awards. In 2010, he proceeded to earn the entitlement of Best short film with the short film 30th DAY at the Zafaa awards in London. He has since then directed a multitude of films amongst which include: NEXUS; a 26episodes tv series, ZINTGRAFF AND THE BATTLE OF MANKON; a 52episodes tv series for the national television(crtv) and premier films, IN 19HOURS, SMOKESCREEN, COBWEBTENACITY, DARK SUNSHINE and KISS OF DEATH.