Wednesday, 14 February 2018

BLACK PANTHER

Hello All,

It started as a legend!! One of the greatest of all tales!! A thousand years they have kept it hidden, to protect earth from what was destined to arrive.

Explorers have searched for it for centuries, writers have written thousands of books on it, a collective of the greatest minds in human history called it “Eldorado”.  A city of fabulous riches held by 16th century explorers thought to exist in South America…they were wrong.  By the beginning of the 19th century most people dismissed the existence of the city as a myth.  Until now..

Welcome to 2018.  Now that I have your attention!! let’s begin.

Long have we waited for Hollywood to grace our hearts with a black superhero after ten years of DC/Marvel superheroes dominance of the silver screens.   It is the most anticipated movie in 2018 Africa and the black community, not “Jackson style” #justsaying.  Since its production stage, it has sold more presale tickets than any Marvel movie ever.  It had over 70 million views on YouTube in the 3rd day of the 2nd trailer release.  

These are troubled times, and without leaders, chaos reigns.  When all seems lost, the King returns to turn the tide of human history and restore order.

The premise once again is simple, but undeniably entertaining.  Who needs to travel to Europe when you have a pool of Gold in Africa?  The power of this film is shown in its ability to remain so tense for so long, only letting up for brief moments of light-heartedness, before quickly returning you to the edge of your seat.  Make no mistake about it: at times, “Black…” is unbearably tense.  What we don’t have is a shortage of excitement. Some of the scenes are electrifying with “you know who” growing powers in some out of World body suit/armor, bringing about some terrific action sequences.

It gives me great and superior privilege to introduce The crew, The gear, the amazing Marvels Black Panther on IMAX 3D. oh! and 2D regular for the others J.

P.s- “DC/Marvel” fans: stay for the end credits.
So, as I often say! whatever the case may be, however the week is going, everyone needs a little relaxation time as often as possible and it remains our pleasure to offer you that and so much more, because your comfort remains our priority. Until next time, stay blessed.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju,
Cinema Operations/Filmbooking
Filmhouse IMAX.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

THE WEDDING PARTY 2

Hello All,

The honeymoon period tends to last anywhere between 6 months and a year.  The relationship still feels fresh and exciting, and you're constantly learning new things about each other and having first experiences together.  But there comes a point when suddenly you've done all that stuff together already.  Then follows the uninvited in-laws into the room next door and the institution known as marriage begins…  

Welcome to destination Dubai.

In 1992 the Nigerain film industry was introduced to the World {Nollywood} with the release of the title living in bondage. Twenty four years on: in December 2016, the Continent of Africa recorded half a Billion from the box office Nollywood release of The Wedding Party.

This Nollywood franchise title will keep you in * stitches * .  From the opening scene to the end credits.  I never thought in a million years that this film would be as funny as the first installment, guess what! It is comedy Heaven, comedy gold, comedy everything as it is.  The odd pairing of veterans Chiwetalu Agu and Patience Ozokwor pays off tenfold.  Their odd pairing and hilarious antics made me think some of the classic film, "The Odd Couple". The film also reminded me a little of the 2004 release comedy, "Meet the Fockers" because of its off-beat way of bringing the audience into the story.  

The introduction of A new "odd couple", “An accidental proposal” “The In-Laws from two Continents”.. This film knows where its strengths are and it continues the laughs over and over.  The supporting cast were a joy to watch and executed their roles most brilliantly throughout the film.  There are interesting musical/comedic additions, which help put interesting slants and accents on the various scenes.

It is the most anticipated blockbuster movie of the year and I have to say, is by far the funniest movie I have seen this year and would be the biggest release of 2017.  #youcantakethattothebank

The ELFIKE Film Collective presents The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai.  

So, as I often say! whatever the case may be, however the week is going, everyone needs a little relaxation time as often as possible and it remains our pleasure to offer you that and so much more, because your comfort remains our priority. Until next year stay blessed and Merry Christmas in advance.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju, 
Cinema Operations/Film booking
Filmhouse IMAX.

Friday, 17 November 2017

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Hello All,
The wait is over.  It’s been 20 years after the death of Superman.  The cold winter seasons never seem to go away… The World as we know it, has turned into dark depression.  The vigilante known as the Batman graces the silver-screens once more in DC’s third installment in Justice League.

I will start with a confession: I am really not that into comic books.  Although I have long-since come to accept that I am a fully-formed old-man…, I was a late comer to the comic book party.  Growing up, it was only Voltron legendary defender, Super-Ted, and Danger Mouse (and, to a lesser extent, Spiderman, Batman) on NTA that drew my attention to the glamorous clamour of the world of superheroes.
After viewing the title in an Exhibitors screening yesterday, I can confirm that Justice League will hit the $1 Billion GBO forecast as it has everything from comedy that keeps you smiling like you just won the lottery ticket, to breath taking action scenes.  One thing you need to do when watching “Justice League” is to forget BVS in the franchise.  As far as I am concerned, BVS never happened.
It’s safe to say that; DC has left no stone unturned and have done a brilliant job in bringing all the superheroes characters from Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, to snarky speedster Barry Allen/Flash, to sassy fish-whisperer Arthur Curry/Aquaman and surly human machine Victor Stone/Cyborg.   
So, I am going to leave you with this; I don't know who you are, but whatever you're looking for, you should move on from mourning from BVS.  
Whatever the case may be, however the week is going, everyone needs to see this film with a little relaxation time.  It remains our pleasure to offer you that and so much more, because your comfort remains our priority. Until next week stay blessed.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju,
Cinema Operations/Film booking
Filmhouse IMAX.
Dr Muiz Banire Street, Off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive | Lekki Phase 1 | Lagos| Nigeria

Thursday, 2 November 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK


Hello All,
My father once said, "A wise man never seeks out war..." "But he must always be ready for it!"
Welcome to Asgard week 45.
I used to leave a theatre after seeing a highly anticipated movie, specifically a sequel, and be so revved up about what I saw that I would declare that movie to be the best of the franchise.  Until my opinion balanced out and I had a more well-rounded take #afterseeingcalabarsweekendreports.  For that reason, one would think i would steer away from that mindset right? *coughs* 
At this point everyone has come to know and love all of the characters in the marvel universe, if you don’t agree, then I can confirm that you are not human and you should change your name spongebob lol.  
The stakes have become tremendously high.  Kingdoms are at their knees, Asgard has fallen to the goddess of death and the only characters who can save the day are; the God of Thunder, an adopted/deported/excommunicated prince of Asgard, a giant green monster under emotional stress, seeking asylum, badly in need of anger management classes and a new character known as Valkyrie…. 
The tension was very high, the comedy was brilliantly executed in this franchise blockbuster and YES i can honestly say that this title had me on the edge of my seat.   

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju, 
Cinema Operations/Film booking
Filmhouse IMAX.
Dr Muiz Banire Street, Off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive | Lekki Phase 1 | Lagos| Nigeria

WE ARE HERE BENIN

Hello All,

''The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers'': all great powers fall.  The issue, therefore, is not ''if'' the planet Earth will end but ''when'' and how? Do I have your attention? Then let’s begin. 

Welcome to Benin. #Empirefightsback

The land grew rich during the 16th and 17th centuries due to trade within southern Nigeria, as well as through trade with Europeans, mostly in pepper and ivory.

On 17 February 1897, Benin City fell to the British Empire in the "Punitive Expedition” a 1,200-strong British force, under the command of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, conquered and razed the city.  One of the greatest empires was no more. 

Over the Centuries, new occupants in the state known as the Indomie/money fall on you generation.. lol, have hidden in the shadows in search of allies to create an unstoppable force.  The search is over.  On the 24th October 2017, Filmhouse Benin under the command of a new General of the industry “Aina” with the help of over a 125 years of cinema commandos behind him, they will open the doors to one of the greatest empire known to man and will come face to face with a new global threat.  It is a force known as Geostorm.  

They will fight with silver screens/3D glasses, not with cutlass/arrows.  They will fight with 7.1/dolby atmos technology, not with the power of deities like (Amadioha).  They will fight with content genres like action, comedy, drama and not with pounded yam and vegetable.  They will conquer and raise the city to shine in gold, they will restore the glory and pride of the people of the Edo Kingdom.   
If there's any movie theater that has successfully shown quality service and movie presentation, it's Filmhouse theaters.
So, as I often say! whatever the case may be, however the week is going, everyone needs a little relaxation time as often as possible and it remains our pleasure to offer you that and so much more, because your comfort remains our priority. Until next week stay blessed.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju, 
Cinema Operations/Film booking
Filmhouse IMAX.
Dr Muiz Banire Street, Off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive | Lekki Phase 1 | Lagos| Nigeria

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

KINGSMAN - THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Hello All,
I know, I know…I missed you all too..

Now! This will incontrovertibly attract a lot of hate from 007 fans, but guess what? I'm one of those who thinks Ian Fleming is the epitome of how to make a perfect action hero spectacle. 

Or at least, I was until tonight. 

This film will blow your mind.  Quite literally, it is jam-packed with edge-of-your-seat action thrills and pure comedic gold.  Don't be expecting a moody companion piece like that of Austin Powers trilogy.  It keeps more in touch with what I call the best of British intelligence.  Although it's a lot funnier than the first installment and really builds upon the upcoming... #lipssealed

The actors are incredible, matching the character developments, the dialogue and action sequences are spectacular and the visual effects are from CGI heaven and should surely earn a nod come Oscar time…lol ok I am pushing it, but you get my point.


It’s the sort of film which made me want to find out about {MI5} the great British intelligence for a particular period. Sad of me? Maybe, but I don't mind, it was great fun.

Enjoy, I certainly did.


So until next I bid you farewell and remember "Manners maketh man." Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson.

Regards,
Remi Adeyanju,
GM IMAX/Filmbooking
Filmhouse IMAX.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

MY WIFE AND I / ANABELLE 2

Hello Film Lovers! Cinema Foot Soldier! Film General!
It is that time of the week when we herald the arrival of delicacies from the Filmbooking kitchen. We have emerged from an interesting week that saw us laugh to the accent of the hilarious Chigurl and the entertaining escapades from the chemistry of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. Our appetites have been steered up by the tantalizing trailers we’ve seen in the recent past. So what’s next? We are all thinking…
It’s an interesting meal table standing on the legs of comedy, drama and horror!!!
And guess what???  The same Chefs who brought us exotic meals such as THE WEDDING PARTY and THE ARBITRATION – have prepared something totally out of this world…. It has a recipe of the sensational Ramsey Noah, the much admired screen diva – Omoni Oboli and the humorous Seyi Law. The meal is quite seasoned with hilarious and entertaining scenes that promise to make you search for spaces to faint from laughter.
Ladies and gentlemen, from the stables of FILMONE DISTRIBUTION comes the much anticipated MY WIFE AND I.
Remember the table also has a horror leg??? O yes! BLUE PICTURES also brings to you the ojuju like ANABELLE 2.
So…. Whether you are keen on having a great time with family and friends or you are the kind not scared of the dark, the week is just perfect for you. Enjoy….